We’re going to do something different on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’ll salute the music that has been the rage in the north of London for decades, “Northern Soul.” G.S.P. was born in London on VIP Radio and was launched by the King of “Northern Soul” Kev Roberts; who I hope will be listening today. “Northern Soul” is a music and a dance movement based on the style of American Soul Music, particularly the heavy beat and tempo of Motown. It turned out that several American artists had hits in the UK that frankly bombed in the U.S. but resonated across the pond. So you’ll hear songs by: Little Anthony & the Imperials, Barbara Acklin, the Contours, Doris Troy, Eddie Holland, Lou Johnson, Mary Wells, the Parliaments, Eddie Holman, Barbara McNair, Frankie Beverly & the Butlers, Roy C. and others. It will kick off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
After we finish with “Northern Soul” it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Michael Jackson & Sir Paul McCartney, the O’Jays, my former co-worker at WWRL, Imhotep Gary Byrd & the G.B.E.; produced by Stevie Wonder, Carl Carlton, Billy Vera & the Beaters, Johnny Mathis, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Fred Parris & the Satins, David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates and more. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. I think it’s gonna an interesting and fun filled evening of music and entertainment on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
In the words of the Jamies, “It’s Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!” At 6:07 AM eastern time this past Thursday, Summer 2018 officially began, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer” from artists like: War, Kool & the Gang, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, James Brown, Sarah Vaughan, the Chantels, Richard Barrett, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Sly & the Family Stone, Nat “King” Cole, Miles Davis, Johnny Mathis (live) and others. The “Summer” music begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: The Trammps, Chris Rea, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, the Four Tops, Kashif, Grandmaster Flash, Minnie Riperton & Peabo Bryson, Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey, Anita Baker, the Gap Band and more. That show starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. I think it’s gonna be a fun evening of music with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I’m in Lyndhurst, New Jersey this evening, in Town Park on Delafield Avenue, hosting “Music Under The Stars” with the Chicago Tribute Band, “Beginnings” at 7PM, and “Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot;” with a tribute to Billy Joel at 9PM. However, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” will air this evening featuring among others: Run D.M.C., Frankie Beverly & Maze, the Isley Brothers, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Mtume, Stephanie Mills, the Manhattans, Prince, Aaron Neville, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), and others. It starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT, and 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com. If you’re in the Lyndhurst, New Jersey area, specifically Town Park this evening, stop by and say hello. More on the rest of week’s concerts tomorrow.
Is it hot where you are? It is HOT where I am. I’m gonna try and cool it off this evening, when I come your way with “Great Soul Performances.” On the playlist will be, songs by: Ike & Tina Turner, Richard “Groove” Holmes, the Friends of Distinction, Dee Dee Warwick, 100 Proof (Aged In Soul), Ramsey Lewis, Ben E. King, Double Exposure, Valerie Simpson, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Aretha Franklin (live in concert), and more. The “cool” music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Bring along a pitcher of lemonade, when I see later for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The “Big E” 2014 comes to a close this evening, and we celebrate with music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” starring: Prince, the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Donna Summer, Keni Burke, Stevie Wonder, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (that’s Will Smith you know) and many others. Join us at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” from the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; the “Big E” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.