Joe Simon (born September 2, 1943) is an American soul and R&B musician. He began as a Gospel Artist singing with the Golden West Dingers in the Bay Area in California. A consistent presence on the US charts between 1964 and 1981, Simon charted 51 U.S. Pop and R&B chart hits between 1964 and 1981, including eight times in the US top forty, thirty-eight times in the top 40 of the US R&B charts, and 13 chart hits in Canada. His biggest hits included three number one entries on the US Billboard R&B chart: “The Chokin’ Kind” (1969), “Power of Love” (1972), and “Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)” (1975).
In 1999 Simon was inducted as a Pioneer Award honoree by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Joss Stone covered “The Chokin’ Kind” on her 2003 album, The Soul Sessions.
Simon has had a number of his songs sampled by other artists, including OutKast, who sampled “Before the Night is Over” in their hit “So Fresh, So Clean” and Lil’ Kim, who sampled Simon’s “It Be’s That Way Sometimes” in “Magic Stick”, featuring 50 Cent. Memphis Bleek sampled Simon’s “Trace Your Love” for the track “Alright” on his 2005 534 album.
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from James Taylor, Laura Branigan, Queen, Ronnie Dyson, Deep Purple, Tommy Cash, Murray Head, Wallflowers, Jethro Tull and much more across the tracks and genres.
This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title. We’ll feature music from Keb’ Mo’, Jackson 5, Mary J Blige & U2, Creed, Christine McVie, Joe Simon, Britney Spears, Queen and much more across the tracks and genres.
It 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.
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.
Wow! It’s the first day of Summer. In honor of the beginning of the season, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening we’ll be playing a few “Summer” songs. In addition, I’ll be saluting my cousins the Chantels and also you’ll hear: James Brown, the Impressions, M.F.S.B, Dyke & the Blazers, Brenda Holloway, the Magnificent Men, the Temptations, Joe Simon, Blue Magic and others. We’ll kick off our “Summer Madness” at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT. You can hear the show again, anytime you want starting Monday “On Demand.” Just 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.” Let’s start Summer off right by getting together later for “Great Soul Performances” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.