Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, which means on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Mother” “Mama,” “Mommy,” “Mom,” “Ma,” and even “Mothers-In-Law.” This time out I’ll be playing a lot of songs I’ve never played before, to celebrate our mothers. I also have a song about a woman who was a surrogate mom to me, and other members of my original vocal group the Laddins. So on the playlist are: The Jackson 5, Frankie Lymon, the Teenagers, Aretha Franklin, the Spinners, Ernie K-Doe, Jackie Wilson, Ruth Brown, the Five Keys, Tupac Shakur, James Brown, the Temptations, Tyrone Davis, the Laddins, the Ohio Players, the Students, Boyz II Men, the Moonglows, Formerly the Harlettes, B.B. King & Bobby “Blue” Bland; live in concert and many more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” will present: The Dells, Michael Henderson, Lakeside, New Edition, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Kool & the Gang, Bloodstone, Phoebe Snow, Mr. T., Sade, Tavares, Jermaine Jackson, GQ, the Temptations and several others. At 3PM eastern time tomorrow Sunday, we’re down to the final two instalments of the “Top 700 Disco Countdown” which I host, and following we will air encore performances of this evening’s “G.S.P” & “G.S.P. 2 The 80s.” It’s gonna be a fantabulous weekend of music here on RadioMaxMusic.Com, and don’t forget to do something spectacular for Mom on her day tomorrow.
Coming up shortly on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we are going to be music intensive. It’s the post election season so I’ll be playing many “cut in” or “break in” songs that will reflect what was going on in the country (with tongue planted firmly in cheek) during “Convention ’72,” “Convention ’76,” “Election 2012” and others, plus songs about the economy and the hard times we were experiencing the early and mid 1970s. We will be hearing from: Dickie Goodman, the Delegates, Enoch Hawthorne Gregory; the “Dixie Drifter” and yours truly with our “cut in” record, plus the Presidents, the Beatles, Jackie Wilson, Johnnie Taylor, the Soul Children, Tower of Power, Black Ivory, Mel & Tim, Jermaine Jackson, Otis Redding, the Spinners; “live in concert” and more. Check us out at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Great Soul Performances” in just a few at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I think I’ve got some good stuff lined up for you this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: The “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, the Whispers, Gregory Abbott, the Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Manhattan Transfer, Inner Life with Jocelyn Brown, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, the Moments and other artists on RadioMaxMusic.Com. It begins a 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think you’re gonna enjoy it. To hear it more than once after the initial airing this evening, you can do that by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html . So Join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80” at the home of the hits, RadioMax. PEACE!
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As many people begin to travel home after the Thanksgiving Weekend, I beg you to travel safely either by car, rail or in the air. This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” scheduled are songs by: Ashford & Simpson, Diana Ross, Donald Byrd & the 125th Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Change featuring Luther Vandross, Donna Summer, Carl Carlton, Jermaine Jackson, New Edition, Teena Marie and much more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PMPT. Don’t forget, Join me later on for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Happy Father’s Day to all of our Dads all over the world. In a couple of hours it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” and as I promised yesterday, I’ve found some Father, Papa, Daddy songs to add to the mix, which will also include music from: Marvin Gaye, Melba Moore, the Temptations, Teena Marie, O’Bryan, the Manhattans, Billy Ocean, Dynasty, Jermaine Jackson, Stacy Lattisaw and more.
The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five, sometimes stylized The Jackson 5ive), later known as The Jacksons, are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Founding group members Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970s) disco. During their six-and-a-half-year Motown tenure, The Jackson 5 was one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970s, and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later transforming his early Motown solo fame into greater success as an adult artist. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons have sold 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling artists of all time.
The Jackson 5 was one of few in recording history to have their first four major label singles (“I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There”) reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Several later singles, among them “Mama’s Pearl“, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine”, were Top 5 pop hits and number-one hits on the R&B singles chart. Most of the early hits were written and produced by a specialized songwriting team known as “The Corporation”; later Jackson 5 hits were crafted chiefly by Hal Davis, while early Jacksons hits were compiled by the team of Gamble and Huff before The Jacksons began writing and producing themselves in the late 1970s.
Significantly, they were one of the first black teen idols to appeal equally to white audiences, thanks partially to the successful promotional relations skills of Motown Records CEO Berry Gordy. With their departure from Motown to CBS in 1976, The Jacksons were forced to change their name and Jermaine was replaced with younger brother Randy as Jermaine chose to stay at Motown. During these years, they continued to have a number of hits such as “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)“, “Show You the Way to Go”, and “Blame It on the Boogie”. After two years under the Philadelphia International Records label, they signed with Epic Records and asserted control of their songwriting, production, and image, and their success continued into the 1980s with hits such as “Can You Feel It”, “This Place Hotel“, “Lovely One”, and “State of Shock”. Their 1989 album 2300 Jackson Street was recorded without Michael and Marlon, although they did appear on the title track. The disappointing sales of the album led to the group being dropped by their record label at the end of the year. The group has never formally broken up, but has been dormant since then, although all six brothers performed together at two Michael Jackson tribute concerts in September 2001. After Michael’s death in June 2009, the group announced a 2012 reunion tour, The Unity Tour, although Randy did not take part. (Source: Wikipedia)
|1||I Want You Back|
|2||I’ll Be There|
|3||Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)|
|5||State of Shock (with Mick Jagger)|
|6||Blame It on the Boogie|
|7||Show You the Way to Go|
|8||Can You Feel It|
|10||The Love You Save|
|14||Never Can Say Goodbye|
|16||Lookin’ Through the Windows|
|17||Walk Right Now|
|20||Little Bitty Pretty One|
|22||Nothin’ (That Compares 2 U)|
|24||I Am Love|
|26||Corner of the Sky|
|27||Get It Together|
|28||Whatever You Got I Want|
|29||Forever Came Today|
|31||Doctor My Eyes|
|32||2300 Jackson Street|
|35||Even Though You’re Gone|
|36||Find Me a Girl|
|38||All I Do Is Think of You|
|39||The Boogie Man|
|40||Time Out for the Burglar|