Tag: George Benson

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – George Benson

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin’ was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. Benson has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” I’ve got some nice songs for you from artists like: The Whispers, the Mad Lads, Lloyd Price, Theola Kilgore, Eugene Pitt, Blue Magic, the Five Stairsteps, the Shells, the Dells, Billy Stewart, Raphael Saadiq, Freddie Scott, the Magnificent Men; live at the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia, and so much more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Cameo, Marvin Gaye, Gene Chandler, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Main Ingredient, Etta James, the Spinners, Michael Jackson, George Benson and others. Encore time tomorrow Sunday as usual at 5PM eastern time. It’s all good with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I think by this time, many of you have heard of the passing of another of my childhood buddies from our neighborhood, Leroy Binns of the Charts, the Cadillacs and the Del Vikings. Next Saturday I’ll be paying tribute to Lee on “G.S.P.” and I hope you’ll join me for it.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We give thanks this evening on “Great Soul Performances” since Thanksgiving Day is coming up on Thursday. All of our songs will be about “Thanks,” “Thankful,” “Thank You,” and “Thanksgiving.” Plus, since Thanksgiving is about eating, I’ll be playing music about food and desserts.

On the playlist are: The Supremes, Ray Charles & James Taylor, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Sly & the Family Stone, Brook Benton, Nat “King” Cole, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Butler, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, John Lithgow, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Angels, Sam & Dave, Adam Sandler and more.

The music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We will continue playing songs of “Thanks” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” with music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Prince, Anita Baker, George Benson, Diana Ross, Stacy Lattisaw, Grandmaster Flash, Richard “Dimples” Fields, D Train, David Peaston, the Bar-Kays, Al B. Sure! and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Reminder: encore time for both shows commences at 5PM eastern, tomorrow Sunday. You’re gonna have big fun with me this evening when get together on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce.

Saturday 7pm, Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Since Monday is Veterans Day, this evening we will be “Super Patriotic” on “Great Soul Performances” saluting our Vets; as well as current active duty personnel, with music from:

The Shirelles, Ray Stevens, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Lee Greenwood, the Four Fellows, Joel & the Dymensions, SSgt Barry Sadler, Edwin Starr, the Isley Brothers, Stan Zizka & the Del Satins, the Village People, the Monitors, Freda Payne, the 5th Dimension, the Players, Whitney Houston, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and others.

In a column of twos, we begin our march at nineteen hundred hours; (oh I forgot, I’m talking to civilians) that’s 7PM EST, 6PM CST, 5PM MST and 4PM PST. Then at 9PM EST, 8PM CST, 7PM MST & 6PM PST, it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear:

The Spinners, Tina Turner, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, George Benson, Phoebe Snow, M.F.S.B., the Clovers, Randy Crawford, the Manhattans, Diana Ross, the Manhattan Transfer, Willie Clayton and more.

I think you are going to enjoy “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” as I pay tribute to my fellow “Veterans” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I’m gonna have some fantastic music for you when we get together later this evening for “Great Soul Performances.” You’ll hear: Lenny Welch, Peaches & Herb, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Jacksons, Jerry Butler, the South Shore Commission, Timothy Wilson, the O’Jays, the Spaniels, the Dells, the Chantels, B.B. King, Little Richard, Lou Rawls; live in concert, among others. It all begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where I’ve got scheduled: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barry & Glodean White, the Bar-Kays, Skyy, George Benson, Stacy Lattisaw, Al B. Sure!, Patti LaBelle, the Gap Band, the Beastie Boys, Regina Belle and more. It’s hot today, but stay as cool as you can and dig some cool Soul Music this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Later ‘Gator!

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Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

When “Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening you’ll hear: Chuck Jackson, the Vibrations, Bruno Mars, Little Anthony & the Imperials, my brother Dickie Harmon & the Autumns; who BTW, is on the mend and is coming along nicely, James Brown, Bobby Hendricks & the Drifters, “Southern Soul” song stylists Uvee Hayes and Dabron, Jay & the Techniques, Ali Ollie Woodson, Eddie Brigati & the Young Rascals, 92 years young Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder; live at the White House and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Following will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on tap are: Kool & the Gang, Lionel Richie, Cameo, Stevie Wonder, Shalamar, Sylvester, Freddie Jackson, Atlantic Starr, George Benson, Dionne Warwick & Friends (including Stevie Wonder), Al B. Sure!, Luther Vandross and several others. This show starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. I think you’re gonna love both show today, so join me this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

It’s “Summ-Summ Summertime,” therefore on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer,” featuring a varied and eclectic array of artists. I’m talking about the likes of: War, Frank Sinatra, the Ad-Libs, Nat “King” Cole, Sly & the Family Stone, Michael Buble, the Valentines, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, the Chantels, Larry Chance & the Earls, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Danleers, Charlie Parker, the Temptations, the Who; live in concert and so many, many others. Our “Summer” salute starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances” will be all about “Summer” later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsp400Last week I realized that I usually acknowledge summer with a show dedicated to summer songs, but I forgot. Therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s gonna me “Summer Songs” with a sprinkling of songs about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, as our USA Olympic team continues to dominate. We’ve got artists like: Sly & the Family Stone, Sam Cooke, the Chantels; with and without Richard Barrett, Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Jamies, Nat “King” Cole, Larry Chance & the Earls, Barry White, the Two Step Orchestra, Jimmy Ricks & the Ravens, George Benson; live in concert, and a medley I put together of “The Girl From Ipanema” featuring: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Lou Rawls, my cousin Gloria Nazzaro, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nat “King” Cole, Diana Krall, and Andy Williams. I think you are going to like this show. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Let’s go for the “Gold” this evening with “Summer Songs” on “Great Soul Performances,” at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s

gsp2You know what I like to do on a “Hump Day” evening? I like playing fantabulous music from the decade of the 80s. Yes, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” will come your way later, with songs by: George Benson, Kenny Loggins, After 7, the Bar-Kays, Christine McVie, Richard “Dimples” Fields, , Anita Baker, Dynasty, Oran “Juice” Jones, Whodini, Regina Belle, and my former co-worker for all those years, one of the “Soul Brothers” of WWRL, Imhoptep, Gary Byrd & the GBE, and many more. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on “HUMP DAY,” here at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, where you’ll hear: Sister Sledge, the O’Jays, George Benson, Hall & Oates, Billy Griffin, Dr. Hook, Teddy Pendergrass, Grandmaster Flash, Cliff Richard, Barry & Glodean White, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder and much, much more. The “gavel” comes down at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. You have a pleasant day, I’m asleep, but I’ll see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” at the home of the best music on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances II The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsp2Coming up on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com, you’ll hear from: Grandmaster Flash, Barry & Glodean White, Marvin Gaye, Shalamar, Gladys Knight, Kenny Loggins, Patti LaBelle, Rufus with Chaka Khan, George Benson, the Gap Band, Kenny Rogers and a host of others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget you can catch it again until next Wednesday by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. It’s all good when you tune in to “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” here on “Hump Day.” See Ya Later ‘Gator!

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

bobbyjay070612I hope you’re enjoying the Fourth of July Weekend, and will take some time out to join me this afternoon for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where on the playlist they’ll be songs by: Marvin Gaye, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Carl Carlton, the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barry White, George Michael & Wham, Richard “Dimples” Fields, George Benson, Anita Baker and more. It starts at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Following at 7PM ET, will be a re-airing of last evening’s “Disco” party on “Great Soul Performances. So continue to enjoy your Sunday and spend some time with me and the music on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

BobbyJayOn “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’ll be hearing from: Teddy Pendergrass, the Stylistics, George Benson, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, the Elgins, 8th Day, the Delegation, Al Green, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Billy Davis, Jr. “live in concert” plus more from Ben E. King, with material I could not get in from last week’s tribute, and yes Sparkie Martin, you’ll hear the “Soul Clan” and of course, many others. Wow, a lot on the plate today. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following the encore performance of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time.

Next Saturday, a tribute to B.B. King. Because B.B.’s passing occurred late Thursday night, and I heard the news with the rest of us yesterday morning, there of course was no time to prepare a fitting tribute to such an American musical hero and icon, therefore that will happen next Saturday. I met B.B. King once many years ago and stated to him that aside from loving his music for most of my life, that we shared something in common, he asked what that was, and I was proud to say that we both worked in Memphis at WDIA, and we talked about people there like Nat D. Williams, A.C. “Moohah” Williams, Ford Nelson, Theo “Bless My Bones” Wade and of course the “Mouth Of The South,” “The Big Bad Dog,” Rufus Thomas and the former owner of the radio station, Bert Ferguson, all people that B.B. and I both knew and worked with. He laughed that big B.B. King laugh and stated that we were now permanently joined as brothers of the microphone. Be sure to listen next week. But as for now, I’ll be looking to see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Bobby Jay“Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com, comes your way later this evening. On the broadcast I’ve got: George Benson, Bloodstone, Pharell Williams, the Escorts, Tito Puente, the Vibrations, Richie Cole-Eddie Jefferson & Manhattan Transfer, Jimmy Fallon with Will.I.Am, Jerry Butler & Aki Aleong, Mable John, Chuck Jackson; live in concert, plus a tribute to my mentor and teacher; the “Dean of Broadcasters” Hal Jackson, who would have turned 100 years old this past Monday. We’ll convene at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, so join me later for “Great Soul Performances.” It’s going to be very special.