Tag: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

Tuesday 1/11/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 6

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter F and start G. We feature music from: Cliff Richard, Odyssey, Whispers, Blackfoot, Imagination, Rita Coolidge, Saga, Alan Parsons Project, Rick James. Siouxsie & The Banshees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Joel, Humble Pie, Duran Duran and many more. . .

4pm to 7pm ET

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

DiscoHopefully the bitter winter season is finally going to be behind us, and that makes me wanna dance. I was a fan of “Disco.” So, starting today, and going forward throughout the rest of the year on “Great Soul Performances,” we’ll take some time out to salute that era that people either loved or hated.

I’m sure that all over the country many cities had their favorite discos, but for me, being a Native New Yorker, I’ll never forget hanging out and dancing in places like “Xenon” on West 43rd Street, the “Cheetah” on 52nd Street, the “Electric Circus” on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, “Trude Heller’s” aka “Trude Heller’s Trick” at 418 6th Avenue at 9th Street, “Fantasy East” in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, “Two Different Worlds” in Woodside Queens and of course the “disco of discos,” “Studio 54” on 54th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Cynthia and I went there often and we were there the night Frankie Crocker rode in on a white stallion. Memories none of us will ever forget. So you see where I’m going here. I’ve polished up the old Disco Ball, put on my platform shoes and my bell bottom pants and we are going to get down. All your favorite disco artists will be on board like: Donna Summer, the Village People, Chic, Amii Stewart, the Bee Gees, Thelma Houston, the Trammps, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Rick James and all the rest.

Our disco opens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Naturally, we kick it off after the encore of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. It’s gonna be a “Disco Inferno” this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. BTW, don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour at 2AM eastern as we usher in what we used to call “Daylight Savings Time” as hope springs eternal. Pun intended. See Ya Later ‘Gator!

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

bobby-cynthiaI hope you’ll join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances.” I’ve got on the playlist: Lou Rawls, Baby Washington, Little Willie John, the Dells, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, the Fascinations, Natalie Cole, Joe Cuba, a brief tribute to the late Edward “Dip” “Sonny” Bivans of the Manhattans, the O’Jays live in concert and many others. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. There’ll be an encore performance (if you want to hear this show again) tomorrow at 7PM eastern time following “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” I think you’ll have a good time with a lot of fantastic songs, so join me later for “Great Soul Performances” here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #BigE #gsp

Big eWeekend two at the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts.” On “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll hear: Rose Royce, Lou Rawls, the Shirelles, Barbara Acklin, the Impressions, Bettye Swann, the Manhattans, Pharrell Williams, Phil Perry, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Clyde McPhatter “live in concert” at the Apollo Theatre and many more. It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have a good time and I think we’ll all feel “Happy” when “Great Soul Performances” comes to you again from the “Big E” later on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Artist Countdown: Harold Melvin & Blue Notes Top 25 Hits 12p @RadioMax

HM-BlueNotesHarold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American singing group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group’s repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and disco.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950s as The Charlemagnes, the group is most noted for several hits on Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976, although they performed and recorded until Melvin’s death in 1997. However, the remaining members, the Blue Notes, were reunited in 2013 for the Soul Train Cruise, and will reunite again in 2015, during the fourth sailing.

Despite group founder and original lead singer Harold Melvin’s top billing, the Blue Notes’ most famous member was Teddy Pendergrass, their lead singer during the successful years at Philadelphia International.

1 Bad Luck
2 The Love I Lost
3 If You Don’t Know Me by Now
4 Wake Up Everybody
5 Reaching for the World
6 Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
7 Where Are All My Friends
8 Tell the World How I Feel About ‘Cha Baby
9 Hope That We Can Be Together Soon (with Sharon Paige)
10 I Miss You
11 Get Out (And Let Me Cry)
12 Yesterday I Had The Blues
13 My Hero
14 After You Love Me, Why Do You Leave Me (with Sharon Paige)
15 Don’t Leave Me This Way
16 Don’t Give Me Up
17 Today’s Your Luck Day (featuring Nikko)
18 Prayin’
19 I Should Be Your Lover
20 Baby, You Got My Nose Open
21 Hostage
22 Hang on in There
23 Tonight’s the Night (with Sharon Paige)
24 I Really Love You
25 I’m Weak for You