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Saturday 7pm / Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As difficult as I’m sure it will be, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” we will be saluting and paying tribute to one of my childhood friends; the tallest kid in the neighborhood, the late Leroy Binns, who sang with the Charts, the Cadillacs, the Del Vikings and others.

There’ll be music by the Charts, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, Joel & the Dymensions, Jimmy Castor, the Cadillacs, J.R. Bailey, Laura Nyro with LaBelle (Patti LaBelle-Sarah Dash-Nona Hendryx), the Dovells, the Encounters, Les Cooper & his Soul Rockers, Prince Joseph’s Premiers (Joe Grier), plus I’ll be joined by Leroy’s friends, Joe Grier, Reggie Barnes, Dickie Harmon, Paul Roland Martinez, Joe Rivera and Earl Swindell with their recollections of Leroy. The tribute begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Following “G.S.P.” will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist you’ll hear songs by: Teddy Pendergrass, El DeBarge, Fred Parris & the Satins, Stephanie Mills, the Trammps, Aaron Neville & the Neville Brothers, the Clark Sisters, Billy Joel, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Johnny Mathis, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more. The 80s start at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. I hope you’ll join me later this evening for our tribute to Leroy Binns on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Below you’ll see photos from my archive of Leroy and many of his friends.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we will pay tribute to and salute the late Herb Cox of the Cleftones, who passed away one week ago today, December 7th.

We will play all the hits of the Cleftones, plus you’ll hear Herb in his own words during an interview I did with him when Lar Enterprises produced their TV show “Our Doo Wop Journey.” And guess what”? Back in 1981, I was in the Cleftones for a hot minute alongside Herb, Charles James and the late Tony Gaines, and I’m gonna play a few songs of us singing during a practice session. I think you’ll enjoy the tribute. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Right afterwards comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Blondie, Barry & Glodean White, Grandmaster Flash, Cliff Richard, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Dr. Hook and many more. Start time is 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. I can’t wait for you to join me for our tribute to the late Herb Cox & the Cleftones this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

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.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

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.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be saluting the city of Memphis, Tennessee, with many of the artists from Stax and Hi Records. In addition, you’ll hear recollections and the sounds of my former Memphis Radio Station; the Big 1070 Soul, WDIA. On the playlist will be: Booker T. & the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles, the Soul Children, Otis Redding, Al Green, Ollie & the Nightingales, Isaac Hayes, the Temprees, the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor and more. It begins at 7PM ET, then immediately following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be presenting music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Madonna, Tone Loc, Jocko Henderson, the Main Ingredient, Yarbrough & Peoples, Ben E. King, New Edition, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis and several others. I thinks it’s going to be a good evening for music and memories as we spotlight the music of Memphis and the 50,000 watt Soul Giant, WDIA and fabulous 80s sounds on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s,” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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

When I see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” joining me will be: Rick James, Smokey Robinson, the Masqueraders, Johnny Mathis, Ray Parker Jr., & Raydio, Whitney Houston, the Dells, Patrice Rushen, the Stylistics, Luther Vandross and others. I’ll look for you at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where it’s all good, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

Coming up on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on the playlist are: Lakeside, Bobby Brown, Third World, Van Halen, Johnny Mathis, Rick James, Roberta Flack, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, a tribute to Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers by Diana Ross and Process & the Doo Rags, and I’ll give a quick salute to the late Chuck Barris who passed away yesterday. Meet me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” straight ahead on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening with music from: Luther Vandross, Johnny Mathis, Atlantic Starr, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Air Supply, the Pointer Sisters, Rufus & Chaka Khan, the Isley Brothers, De La Soul and a tribute to the late Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge and others. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT on the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.”

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2Well it’s midweek and once again time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Frankie Beverly & Maze, the Mary Jane Girls, Hall & Oates, Major Harris, Atlantic Starr, Barry White, George Duke, Gloria Estefan, Third World, Johnny Mathis and others. The show starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It happens only at the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll See Ya Later Gator!

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s Remakes with Bobby Jay

gsp2On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, we’ll be doing something different. “1980s Remakes.” I think you’ll be surprised to discover how many great songs were re-made (or covered if you’d prefer) in the 1980s. I’m talking about songs from the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s were re-tooled and got musical makeovers during the decade of the 1980s, and I’ve got them for you tonight. Artists bringing ’em back include: Chaka Khan, Manhattan Transfer, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, Johnny Mathis, Rick James, the Pointer Sisters, Howard Hewett, Deniece Williams, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Blues Brothers, Joyce Sims with Jimmy Castor and others. I think you’re gonna love this. The fun starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. The 1980s was a very diverse musical decade indeed, and you’ll hear why when you join me for “1980s Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppicComing your way on “Great Soul Performances” this evening will be: Little Milton, the Impressions, Bettye Swann, Little Stevie Wonder with the Temptations, the Intruders, the Whispers, James Brown & Bobby Byrd, the South Shore Commission, Johnny Mathis, the Spinners & Dionne Warwick, something new from Stan Zizka & the Del Satins, Sam Cooke with King Curtis; live at the Harlem Square Club in 1963, and much, much more. It all gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. In the words of the late Don Cornelius; “And You Can Bet Your Last Money, It’s All Gonna Be A Stone Gas Honey,” when you tune in and turn on to “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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

gsp2On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, we’ll be entertained by: Barry White, Skyy, Fat Larry’s Band, the Pointer Sisters, Hall & Oates, Inner Life featuring Jocelyn Brown, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Johnny Mathis, the Mary Jane Girls and more. Check in with us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Spend your Wednesday evening with us at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.”

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

SoulXmasWith Christmas coming up on Wednesday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s our annual “Christmas Show.” You’ll of course hear the Christmas standards and holiday songs from artists like: Kid Kyle, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, R. Kelly, Timothy Wilson, the Echelons, Bob Marley, Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Castor, the Velons, Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Adam Sandler, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Lymon & the Legendary Teenagers and a whole lot more.

The celebration begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with the encore performances on Monday at 10PM and on Wednesday, Christmas Day at 12 Noon, both times are eastern time. So join me as we “Deck The Halls” and bring along some egg nog to drink this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com. Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

Tuesday Artist Countdown #1: Paul Anka Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @OfficialAnka @RadioMax

PaulAnkaPaul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s and 1960s with hit songs like “Diana”, “Lonely Boy“, and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder“. He went on to write such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones‘ biggest hits, “She’s a Lady“, and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song, “My Way” (originally French song “Comme d’habitude“).

In 1983, he co-wrote with Michael Jackson the song “I Never Heard”, which was retitled and released in 2009 under the name “This Is It”. An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from this 1983 session, “Love Never Felt So Good”, has since been discovered, and will be released in the future. The song was also released by Johnny Mathis in 1984. Anka became a naturalized US citizen in 1990. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Diana
2 Lonely Boy
3 (You’re) Having My Baby (with Odia Coates)
4 Put Your Head On My Shoulder
5 Puppy Love
6 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings
7 It’s Time To Cry
8 You Are My Destiny
9 Eso Beso (That Kiss)
10 Love Me Warm and Tender
11 Hello Young Lovers
12 A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine
13 Times of Your Life
14 One Man Woman/One Woman Man (with Odia Coates)
15 My Home Town
16 I Don’t Like To Sleep Alone (with Odia Coates)
17 (I Believe) There’s Nothing Stronger Than Our Love
18 Tonight My Love, Tonight
19 Dance On Little Girl
20 Goodnight, My Love
21 Anytime (I’ll Be There)
22 This Is Love
23 Summer’s Gone
24 Crazy Love
25 The Story of My Love
26 Hold Me ‘Til the Mornin’ Comes (with Peter Cetera)
27 I Miss You So
28 I’ve Been Waiting For You All Of My Life
29 Do I Love You
30 Remember Diana
31 Cinderella
32 Midnight
33 Just Young
34 Happy
35 I Love You, Baby
36 In the Still of the Night
37 Sincerely
38 Adam and Eve
39 Let Me Get To Know You
40 The Teen Commandments

 

Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs 9am ET @radiomax

Music_Of_The_Year_1978This week on the RadioMax Classic Countdown, we feature the Top 40 Hits from this week in 1978, specifically July 1, 1978.

1 SHADOW DANCING    Andy Gibb
2 BAKER STREET    Gerry Rafferty 
3 IT’S A HEARTACHE    Bonnie Tyler
4 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT    John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
5 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME    Abba
6 MISS YOU    Rolling Stones 
7 USE TA BE MY GIRL    O’Jays 
8 DANCE WITH ME    Peter Brown with Betty Wright 
9 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD    Meat Loaf
10 YOU BELONG TO ME    Carly Simon 
11 STILL THE SAME    Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
12 THE GROOVE LINE    Heatwave
13 EVERY KINDA PEOPLE    Robert Palmer
14 LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN    Sweet 
15 BLUER THAN BLUE    Michael Johnson 
16 TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
17 EVEN NOW    Barry Manilow
18 LAST DANCE    Donna Summer
19 I WAS ONLY JOKING    Rod Stewart 
20 FEELS SO GOOD    Chuck Mangione
21 YOU’RE THE LOVE    Seals & Crofts
22 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN    Eruption
23 BECAUSE THE NIGHT    Patti Smith Group 
24 GREASE    Frankie Valli
25 FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME    Genesis
26 WONDERFUL TONIGHT    Eric Clapton
27 ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG    Billy Joel 
28 RUNAWAY    Jefferson Starship
29 HEARTLESS    Heart 
30 ON BROADWAY    George Benson
31 COPACABANA (At The Copa)    Barry Manilow
32 MY ANGEL BABY    Toby Beau
33 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY    Pablo Cruise
34 THREE TIMES A LADY    Commodores 
35 FM (No Static At All)    Steely Dan
36 KING TUT    Steve Martin & Toot Uncommons 
37 BABY HOLD ON    Eddie Money
38 MAGNET AND STEEL    Walter Egan 
39 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD    Joe Walsh
40 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT    Atlanta Rhythm Section