I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances,” when I’ll be playing music from: Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, the Dells, the Jackson Five, Teddy Pendergrass, Main Ingredient, the Staple Singers, the Heartbeats, David Ruffin, Joe Simon, Dinah Washington, the Presidents, Laura Nyro; live in concert at the Bottom Line in NYC, and others. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It should be a lot of fun, so join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This evening, “Great Soul Performances” is dedicated to my friend from the United Kingdom, Kev Roberts. Kev is the man who turned me on to “Northern Soul.” He is also an author, who wrote the definitive book; “The Northern Soul Top 500,” as well as releasing several volumes of Northern Soul CDs. (Check them out on Amazon.Com) After the demise of the original WCBS-FM oldies format in New York City on June 3, 2005, Kev approached Bob Shannon and myself, as well as one of our former air personalities, Dick Heatherton about joining a new satellite radio station he was starting up in London to be called “VIP Radio.”
We jumped at the opportunity. “Great Soul Performances” got its start on VIP Radio. So, to salute all my friends and fans from the UK and especially Kev Roberts, it will be all “Northern Soul” tonight. Music will be coming from artists like: Jackie Wilson, Gloria Jones, Major Lance, the Supremes, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Tommy Hunt, the Spinners, Dee Dee Sharp, the Platters, Timothy Wilson, the Contours, Frankie Valli, Edwin Starr, Ike & Tina Turner and so many others.
Once again, we need music in our lives, in our ears, and in our hearts, to help blunt the tragedy of yesterday, June 12th, the day of the worst mass shooting in American history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives and to those who are fighting for their lives in the hospital, and all the citizens of the City of Orlando and the State of Florida. Their pain and their suffering, is our pain and suffering.
We’ll try and have some fun beginning at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I hope you’ll be listening Kev Roberts. I’ll try and get it right. “Northern Soul” this evening at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
How about these abnormally high temperatures in the eastern section of the country? I’ll take ’em. On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, I’ve got music from: Otis Redding, the Dells, Jackie Wilson, Skylark, James Brown, the Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, Phil Perry, Johnny Thunder, something new from an artist named Oleg Frish with Ben E. King, a salute to Frank Sinatra on his 100th birthday, Sam Cooke; live in concert from Miami Florida, and much, much more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. FYI, next week, its our annual Christmas show. Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who You Callin’ A Ho?)
How’s everyone doing? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on the playlist will be: The Whispers, Etta James, the Isley Brothers, Jimmy Castor, Ruby & the Romantics, James Brown, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Jackie Wilson, the Jackson Five, the Van Dykes and I’ve got something new from Jerry Lawson; the former lead singer of the Persuassions. Jerry’s out with his first solo CD entiled “Just A Mortal Man” and we’ll be playing a track from it, in addition, another cut from Timothy Wilson’s new CD, and Jerry Butler, live in concert, plus, if you can believe it, a whole lot more. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So please join me later for “G.S.P.” where the “Soul” always rolls, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s time once again for “Motown Remakes.” Those are the fantastic songs that came out of Motown in Detroit and were covered and remade by the top Soul and R&B artists, the top Pop artists and were also passed around in-house, and were remade by other Motown artists as well. We always hear versions we never knew existed, and that’s always a lot of fun. So, on tap we’ve got: Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, the Monitors, Margie Joseph, Michael McDonald, David Ruffin, Luther Vandross, the Marvelettes, Marv Johnson, the Elgins, the Miracles and many others. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. I can’t wait. I hope you’ll join me for “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Hey now hey, it’s Saturday and time once again for “Great Soul Performances” this evening where you’ll hear: Joe Tex, the Temptations, Vickie Anderson, Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, James Brown, Pharell Williams, Dyke & the Blazers, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Barry White, Darlene Love; live in concert, and another installment of my conversation with the late Brook Benton. A lot on the plate today and I don’t want you to miss any of it, so join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT following the encore performance of last Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern.
FYI: Next Saturday is the 4th of July and we’ll celebrate by partying and dancing at your favorite dance emporium with nothing but “Disco Music” on G.S.P.. So look me up later today where the legends of soul live, RadioMaxMusic.Com.