Tag: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be shining the spotlight on and saluting a song writer I had deep affection for, Jerome Felder, known professionally as Doc Pomus, along with his writing partner Mort Shuman.

You’ll hear Doc Pomus in his own words, talk about his illustrious career, as well as insights from Ben E. King, Jerry Lieber, the late Dr. John, Doc’s brother; the renown attorney Raoul Felder and music by: Ben E. King along with Charlie Thomas & the Drifters, Big Joe Turner, birthday boy Dion DiMucci & the Belmonts, the Coasters, Ray Charles, the Mystics, Gary U.S. Bonds, the Del Satins, Elvis Presley, Damita Jo, Cissy Houston, Howard Tate, Jay & the Americans, Gene McDaniels and Doc Pomus himself; when he was carving out a career as a young blues singer and several other performers.

It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. On its heels will come “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist are: Barry & Glodean White, Cameo, Carl Carlton, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Run D.M.C., Billy Ocean, Barbara Mason, Grandmaster Flash, Gene Chandler, Gladys Knight and more. It happens at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT.

I think you’ll learn quite a lot about what goes into writing hit songs from the legendary Doc Pomus later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

Coming up shortly on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” will be: David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, Gloria Gaynor, Robert Winter & Fall, Process & the Doo Rags, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Linda Ronstadt, Major Harris, U2, the Ad-Libs and more. Join me at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

great-soul-performances-final-021717I hope you’re enjoying your President’s Day. Coming up on “Great Soul Performances” will be: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Freda Payne, Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Nina Simone, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Righteous Brothers, Sylvia, Josh Stone, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Minnie Riperton, the Four Tops, Luther Vandross; live in concert, and more. Drop by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home of the Hits,” 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. . .

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

events919It is fall in New England. I left my hotel room, on my way to the fairground of the “Big E,” I could see my breath. They say it’s gonna warm up. Anyway, I will be bringing you “Great Soul Performances” this evening, albeit wrapped up warmly, and presenting music by: Boyz II Men, the Velvelettes, G.C. Cameron, Thelma Jones, Joe Simon, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Futures, Solomon Burke, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, the Manhattans, the Spinners; live in concert from the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and many, many others. Check in with me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances: from the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay (7p – 9p ET)

bobby-jayIt seems as though, every Saturday, or every other Saturday, I start this promo by offering condolences to the victims and victim’s families of another senseless, violent atrocity, that seems to permeate everyday life now in America. So, to San Bernardino, California, our prayers go out to you, as you endeavor to heal from the tragedy of this past week. I think we need a large dose of “Sweet Soul Music” to help us all, therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we’ll try to do just that, with music from: Ray Charles, the Manhattans, Stephanie Mills and the Original Cast of 1975’s smash Broadway hit, “The Wiz,” Bloodstone, Aretha Franklin, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Isaac Hayes, Jackie Wilson & the Chi-Lites, the Temptations, the Spinners; (Live at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey), and a tribute to two of my friends and fellow bass singers who passed away this week. “Mister Bassman” Ronnie Bright, of the “Valentines” and “Coasters,” and the suave, sophisticated, debonair bass of the “Heartbeats,” Wally Roker. Even though my heart is heavy, I look forward to being with you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, for “Great Soul Performances,” only at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. Later ‘Gator!

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

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 5pm – 9pm et

BobbyJay(5PM) On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” this afternoon, you’ll hear: Michael Jackson, Kool & the Gang, David Peaston, New Edition with that “grown man,” Little Anthony Gourdine, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Patrice Rushen, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Bloodstone, Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio, Patti LaBelle and many others. The fun begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. Now, if you missed my tribute to Don Covay last night, or want to hear it again, immediately following “G.S.P. 2,” you can catch the encore performance of “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern time. I’ve received many favorable comments on our tribute, so check it out. Many great things happen on this, the greatest radio station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.com. I’ll see ya later ‘gator!

Covay(7Pm) The second hour of “Great Soul Performances” this evening, will be devoted to Don Covay. You’ll hear many of the hits that he recorded along with the Goodtimers, as well the songs he wrote for Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Chubby Checker and the records with Ben E. King, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke and Arthur Conley that they recorded as the “Soul Clan.” Several years ago I saluted the late Bobby Robinson at WCBS-FM and Don was one of my special guests, talking about how Bobby gave him his first opportunity to record along with the “Rainbows” when they came up to New York from Washington, D.C. You’ll hear Don Covay in his own words. Also on the program will be music from: Natalie Cole, Curtis Mayfield, the Meters, Mtume, David Ruffin and others. We start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT following the encore presentation of last Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. So join me for some great music and help me say goodbye to my dear and special friend Don Covay later today on “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

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 6pm ET #gsp

Big eIt’s the final weekend of “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, Shorty Long, the Spinners, Bobby Freeman, the Capitols, Larry Graham, Eddie Kendricks, Crown Heights Affair, Billy Paul “Live in London” and a whole lot more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So join us for our last Saturday at “The Big E” and “Great Soul Performances” 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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

bobby-jayWe’ve come to the end of May. On this 31st of May, I think it’s wise to bring you up-to-date with changes here at RadioMax. We will no longer offer replays or encore performances of our shows. Instead the programs will be available “On Demand” beginning the following Monday. Also, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” will not air on Wednesdays any longer. Here’s how it will go down. “Great Soul Performances” (The Original) will air as usual on Saturdays at 7PM ET, and “Great Soul Performances 2″ The 80’s” will air now on Sundays at 5PM ET. Both shows will be available the following Monday “On Demand.”

Listeners can click on the PODCAST link, or go direct to http://radiomaxmusic.com/podcasts.html for a listing of all the RadioMax programs available “On Demand.” With all of that said, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you will hear: Major Lance, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, James Brown, Bill Doggett, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Don Covay, Jackie Wilson, the Chi-Lites, Angel Rissoff, Patti Drew, with Stephanie Mills & Tom Jones (live in concert) and a lot, lot more.

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