Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances & Eugene Pitt Salute by Bobby Jay

“I’m A Happy Man” to have known and loved Eugene Pitt since we were kids in the music business starting in the early 1960s. I’ll be paying tribute to the late lead singer of the Jive Five on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, when I play his outstanding songs recorded with the group and from his first; and now only solo album, “Eugene Pitt’s Steppin’ Out In Front ‘I Love Beach Music’.” You’ll also hear the great work he did in helping to establish Viacom’s children cable network, “Nickelodeon.”

If you’re a Eugene Pitt fan or just curious as to who he was, and what he was all about, this is going to be right up your alley. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

After that, it’s time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist will be: The Main Ingredient, DeBarge, the Four Tops, Richard “Dimples” Fields, the Temptations, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Peaches & Herb, Dennis Edwards, Heatwave, Whitney Houston and more. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a wonderful evening of music and memories, and I hope you’ll join me on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Eugene Sampson Pitt (November 6, 1937 – June 29, 2018) was an American musician and the founding member of The Jive Five. He formed a group with some school friends in 1954 called the Genies, in which he was the lead singer. There were no recordings from this group.

In 1959 he, together with Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris, Norman Johnson, and Billy Prophet formed The Jive Five. Among their classic doo-wop recordings, released on Beltone Records, were “My True Story”, “Never, Never”, and “What Time Is It?”. In 1985, Pitt and The Jive Five were introduced to New York cable TV branding consultants Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman by his latest producer, Ambient Sound’s Marty Pekar. Together, they embarked on an almost ten-year relationship, creating and singing the a cappella signature sound of the American children’s television network Nickelodeon. Terry Stewart, President & CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, called Pitt “the most underrated soul singer in America”.

Pitt’s cousin, Elijah Pitts, was an NFL running back and long-time assistant coach.

Pitt died at the age of 80 on June 29, 2018. – Wikipedia

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll have: Bruno Mars, the Independents, the Marvelettes, the Meters, the Clovers, the Cleftones, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Isley Brothers, the Dells, Eugene Pitt, Tower Of Power, John Legend-Jamie Foxx-Nick Jonas & Seal; live in concert at The White House and more. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. A reminder: next Saturday will be our annual Christmas Show. Coming up later on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on tap will be: Run D.M.C., GQ, Earth, Wind & Fire, Main Ingredient, Ashford & Simpson, the Sugarhill Gang, Michael Jackson, Ann Peebles, the Average White Band, Weird Al Yankovic and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a wonderful time. Check us out later for the music and the fun on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

“Great Soul Performances” this evening will be dedicated to my dear friend and singing buddy, the late Angel Rissoff; “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” who passed away last month. I was always in awe of Angel and his unlimited talent, be it singing with Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, Kenny Vance & the Planotones or with Phil Granito, Seth Glassman and myself as the Sons Of Saint Rocco, and of course his solo output which made him a star on the “Beach Music” circuit. You’ll hear Angel’s interpretations of songs by: The Manhattans, the Temptations, the Radiants, the Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Darrell Banks, the Rosalinde Block Party, and Eugene Pitt from his solo album “Steppin’ Out In Front; I Love Beach Music” and our tribute to one of our favorite Angel Rissoff songs, featuring Johnny Gale who co-wrote and played on the original as well as ours, and more. The tribute begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think you’re going to enjoy some great soul music from “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” the late Angel Rissoff. Immediately following will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Oran “Juice” Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Ruffin, Manhattan Transfer, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Cameo, the Gap Band, Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes and many others. G.S.P. 2: The 80s starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a jam packed 4 hours of soul at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

GSP-LOGOToday is the second day of the brand new year 2017 and this evening will be our first “Great Soul Performances” of the year, with music from: The O’Jays, Gene Chandler, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, Archie Bell & the Drells, J.R. Bailey, Joe Bataan, the Originals, Barbara Lynn, James Brown, the Contours (live in concert) and several others. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Hope you’re enjoying your New Year’s weekend and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

GspRadio2It’s Monday and time once again for some “Sweet Soul Music” this evening with “Great Soul Performances.” Stopping by musically will be: The Spinners, Bettye Swann, Isaac Hayes, Bloodstone, the Escorts, Eugene Pitt, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Casinos. Blue Magic, Big Maybelle, Stevie Wonder (live in concert) and several more. Join us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on the home of the hits. . .

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Jerry lawsonI think we need some “Sweet Soul Music” on this day after the City of Lights, BobbyJay 7-9-15Paris, was so brutally and viciously attacked last night. We stand in solidarity with the people of France #peaceforparis, America’s first ally. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Ike & Tina Turner, Billy Vera & Judy Clay, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, James Brown, Eugene Pitt, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, J.R. Bailey, Barry White, Jesse Belvin, another cut from the new Jerry Lawson CD, a track from James Brown disciple Earl Swindell; known as “Third World Earl,” my buddy Timothy Wilson with the Serenaders and a selection from his current CD, and a live track, in concert from my favorite venue in world “The Bottom Line” in Greenwich Village in NYC, you’ll hear Tony Orlando during the recording of his first ever “live” album. I’m also going to profile the late Allen Toussaint, who passed away on Monday in Madrid, Spain. It’s gonna be a full plate and you don’t want to miss any of it. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #beachmusic

Beach Music TurntableOn today’s “Great Soul Performances” it’s all about “Beach Music!” Easter was this past Sunday, and the Monday following Easter officially starts “Beach Music Season.” I mean after the horrendous winter we’ve just gone through, what could be better? Spring is here, the Baseball Season 2015 is underway, and we look forward to summertime. So, on the Beach Music Playlist today you’ll find: The Embers, Billy Stewart, Eugene Pitt, the Esquires, the Tymes, Jerry Butler, Willie Tee, the Catalinas, Chuck Jackson, the Platters, and I even take a turn singing a “Beach Music Classic,” plus there’s a whole lot more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following an encore of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. Please join me for all the classic songs as we usher in “Beach Music Season” because “Summertime’s Calling Me” on RadioMaxMusic.com.