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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.

Wednesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Sade

Helen Folasade Adu CBE (born January 16, 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade is a Nigerian-British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band.

Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, but brought up in Essex, England, Sade gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early 1980s. After gaining attention as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract with Epic Records in 1983. The band then released the album Diamond Life a year later, which became one of the best-selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. It also gained widespread critical acclaim and is included in the reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In July 1985, Sade was among the performers at the Live Aid charity concert at Wembley Stadium. In late 1985, they released Promise, which was also a resounding critical and commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and becoming the band’s first album to debut atop the Billboard 200. It later earned quadruple platinum certification in the U.S., and reached platinum across Europe. It also earned the group the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1986. Their following two releases, 1988’s Stronger Than Pride and 1992’s Love Deluxe, were also critically and commercially successful; however, the band would go on hiatus after the birth of Sade’s child, while the singer experienced widespread media coverage during the period for unsubstantiated claims of mental health and addiction issues.

After a spell of eight years without an album, which came after Sade appeared in the film Absolute Beginners (1986), the band reunited in 1999, and released Lovers Rock in 2000. The album departed from the jazz-inspired inflections of their previous work, featuring mellower sounds and pop compositions, and was critically praised, earning the group the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The band would then undergo another term of hiatus, not producing music for another ten years until the release of Soldier of Love. The album was another commercial success, although critical reception remained divided, but won the group the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Following the album’s release, the band entered a third period of hiatus, and have only released two new songs (2018’s “Flower of the Universe” for the soundtrack of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and “The Big Unknown”, part of the soundtrack for Steve McQueen’s film Widows) to date.

Sade is widely considered a musical influence, and her contributions to music have made her a global figure in popular culture for over two decades. She has been credited as one of the most successful British female artists in history. Her services to music were also recognised with an award of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire chivalry honour in 2002, and later the rank of the Commander of the same order in 2017.

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam

Lisa Lisa and her band Cult Jam were an urban contemporary band and one of the first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. Cult Jam consisted of vocalist Lisa Lisa (Velez), guitarist/bassist Alex “Spanador” Moseley, and drummer/keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force, which Moseley and Hughes were also members of.

Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell’s Kitchen, was less of a success, though it did include a hit with “Let the Beat Hit ‘Em”, which was a #1 hit on both the R&B and club charts. The group disbanded in 1991.

Friday 1pm ET: Feature Artist – Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. Her career began in 1991 when she signed to Uptown Records. Furthermore, she went on to release 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its second original song “Mighty River” for Mudbound; she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year.

In 1992, Blige released her first album, What’s the 411?. Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and Time magazine’s All-Time 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years. In 2017, Billboard magazine named her 2006 song “Be Without You” as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. ln 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in “The 100 Greatest Women in Music” list.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Welcome to 2020. Our first “Great Soul Performances” of the new year will air this evening, where you’ll hear: The Escorts, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Friends Of Distinction, Brenda & the Tabulations, Cory Daye, the Bar-Kays, Joe Simon, Lee Dorsey, the Temptations, Raven Simone, Amos Millburn, Vivian Reed, Joe Cocker; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT.

On it’s heels will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where I’ve got: Luther Vandross, the Dells, the Isley Brothers, the Mary Jane Girls, Run D.M.C. with Steven Tyler & Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, the Fat Boys, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Teri DeSario with Harry Casey and many others. It all begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Encore time; as always, will be tomorrow Sunday beginning at 5PM eastern time. Let’s get 2020 off to a fantastic and soulful start with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Marvin Gaye – The Master (1961 – 1984)

The Master (1961–1984) is a chronological box set album looking back at American R&B/soul legend Marvin Gaye’s phenomenal 23-year recording career. Spanning four discs, the box set goes over all portions of Gaye’s career with a repertoire that spanned doo-wop, R&B, soul, psychedelic soul and funk with a mixture of themes including dance songs, love ballads, duets, socially conscious material, sensual material and autobiographical revelations. The set includes rarities such as a recorded 1981 live track of Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips each singing their seminal hit “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, Gaye’s famed 1983 performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at an NBA All-Star game and an a cappella performance of “The Lord’s Prayer” taped during Gaye’s exile in Belgium.

In 2006, Universal re-released the boxset as part of its Universal Earbook series, issuing it as a LP-sized hardback coffee table book.

“Stubborn Kind of Fellow”
“Pride and Joy”
“Hitch Hike”
“Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”
“What Do You Want With Him” (Previously unreleased)
“Once Upon a Time”
“What’s the Matter with You Baby” (with Mary Wells)
“Can I Get a Witness”
“Couldn’t Ask for More” (Previously unreleased)
“You’re Wonderful” (Previously unreleased)
“I Wonder”
“You’re a Wonderful One”
“It’s Got to Be Love” (previously unreleased)
“Try It Baby”
“Leavin'” (Previously unreleased)
“My Love for You” (Previously unreleased)
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”
“Baby Don’t You Do It”
“Just Like a Man” (Previously unreleased alternative mix)
“Pretty Little Baby”
“Talk About a Good Feeling” (Previously unreleased)
“I’ll Be Doggone”
“Little Darling (I Need You)”
“One More Heartache”
“Ain’t That Peculiar”
“You’re the One for Me”
“Take This Heart of Mine”
“Your Unchanging Love”

“It Takes Two” (with Kim Weston)
“I Couldn’t Help Falling for You” (Previously unreleased)
“Lonely Lover” (Previously unreleased)
“Without Your Sweet Lovin'” (Previously unreleased)
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (with Tammi Terrell)
“If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Your Precious Love” (with Tammi Terrell)
“If This World Were Mine” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Without You (My World Is Lonely)” (Previously unreleased)
“Together We Stand (Divided We Fall)” (Previously unreleased)
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
“You’re What’s Happening (In the World Today)”
“This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me)”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey” (with Tammi Terrell)
“You’re All I Need to Get By” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Too Busy Thinking About My Baby”
“More Than a Heart Can Stand”
“How Can I Forget”
“That’s the Way Love Is”
“The End of Our Road”
“Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By” (with Valerie Simpson, credited to Tammi Terrell)
“What You Gave Me”

“What’s Going On”
“Save the Children”
“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”
“Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”
“I’m Going Home” (Previously unreleased alternative mix)
“Piece of Clay” (Previously unreleased)
“You’re the Man (Pt. I & II)”
“Checking Out (Double Clutch)” (Previously unreleased)
“Trouble Man”
“Let’s Get It On”
“Come Get to This”
“Just to Keep You Satisfied”
“Pledging My Love”
“My Mistake (Was to Love You)” (with Diana Ross)
“Distant Lover (Live)”
“I Want You”
“After the Dance”

“Got to Give It Up, Pt. I”
“Here, My Dear”
“When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You”
“Anna’s Song”
“A Funky Space Reincarnation”
“When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)”
“She Needs Me” (Previously unreleased)
“Why Did I Choose You” (Previously unreleased)
“Life Is for Learning”
“Funk Me”
“Love Me Now or Love Me Later”
“Ego Tripping Out”
“The Star-Spangled Banner” (Live)
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (Live) (with Gladys Knight & The Pips)
“Rockin’ After Midnight”
“Sexual Healing”
“The Lord’s Prayer”

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

As we continue with our holiday week, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we get ready for the new year and the new decade, with our annual “New Year’s Eve” shows.

We’ve got party tunes, New Year’s Eve tunes and some left over Christmas songs. On “G.S.P.” we’ll hear from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, the Shells, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Luther Vandross & Darlene Love, the Manhattans. Toni Braxton, Take 6, Brian McKnight, John Legend and my former co-worker; New York’s Morning Mayor from WMCA, WABC, and WCBS-FM, Harry Harrison, and several others.

The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then beginning at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “G.S.P. 2,” where the party music will be coming from: Prince & the Revolution, the Temptations, Rick James, Tina Turner, the Salsoul Orchestra, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Margo Sylvia & the Tune Weavers, the New Kids On The Block, Marvin Sease, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” and don’t forget, encore performances happens tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern Time. It all happens on the best music station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.