Tag: Marvin Gaye

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

When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” we are going to pay tribute to the co-founder of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell who passed away on Wednesday September 9th. You’ll hear all the big hits by Jersey City, New Jersey’s own. We’ll also be playing songs by: The Manhattans, Dionne Warwick, the Coasters, the Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, David Ruffin, LaBelle, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Artistics, Big Joe Turner and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” immediately following, you’ll hear: Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, the Jacksons, Steve Winwood, the Blues Brothers, Teri DeSario & KC, the Dells, the Mary Jane Girls, the O’Jays, Rick James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Whitney Houston and others. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. Encore time as usual, is tomorrow Sunday at 7PM eastern Time. Don’t forget to join me later this evening for our tribute to Ronald Bell and Kool & the Gang on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” all for you on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

 

Monday 8pm ET: Feature Artist – Marvin Gaye

(Photo by Jim Britt/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

Marvin Gaye (born April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”.

Gaye’s Motown hits include “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”; he also recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and Tammi Terrell. During the 1970s, he recorded the albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of a production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. He was a tax exile in Europe in the early 1980s, then he released the 1982 hit “Sexual Healing” which won him his first two Grammy Awards on the album Midnight Love. Gaye’s last televised appearances were at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, where he sang “The Star-Spangled Banner”; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; and Soul Train.

On April 1, 1984, the day before his 45th birthday, Gaye was fatally shot by his father Marvin Gay Sr. at their house in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductions into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Sleeping With The Past (1989)

Sleeping with the Past is the 22nd studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on August 29, 1989.  It is his best-selling album in Denmark (where it was recorded for tax purposes) and is dedicated to his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.  The album featured his first solo #1 single, “Sacrifice”, in his home country of the UK, which helped the album also hit #1 there.  John and Taupin meant for the songs to reflect the style of 1960’s R&B icons such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, whom they admired.  It also became his first platinum album in the UK since 1983’s Too Low for Zero, and was also certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.  Guy Babylon made his debut on this album and would continue to play keyboards with John for the next 20 years.  Fred Mandel left the band shortly after.

“Durban Deep” – 5:32
“Healing Hands” – 4:21
“Whispers” – 5:30
“Club at the End of the Street” – 4:49
“Sleeping with the Past” – 4:58
“Stones Throw From Hurtin'” – 4:55
“Sacrifice” – 5:11
“I Never Knew Her Name” – 3:32
“Amazes Me” – 4:39
“Blue Avenue” – 4:21
“Dancing in the End Zone” – 3:55
“Love Is a Cannibal” – 3:55

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” I’ve got some nice songs for you from artists like: The Whispers, the Mad Lads, Lloyd Price, Theola Kilgore, Eugene Pitt, Blue Magic, the Five Stairsteps, the Shells, the Dells, Billy Stewart, Raphael Saadiq, Freddie Scott, the Magnificent Men; live at the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia, and so much more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Cameo, Marvin Gaye, Gene Chandler, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Main Ingredient, Etta James, the Spinners, Michael Jackson, George Benson and others. Encore time tomorrow Sunday as usual at 5PM eastern time. It’s all good with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I think by this time, many of you have heard of the passing of another of my childhood buddies from our neighborhood, Leroy Binns of the Charts, the Cadillacs and the Del Vikings. Next Saturday I’ll be paying tribute to Lee on “G.S.P.” and I hope you’ll join me for it.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Welcome to 2020. Our first “Great Soul Performances” of the new year will air this evening, where you’ll hear: The Escorts, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Friends Of Distinction, Brenda & the Tabulations, Cory Daye, the Bar-Kays, Joe Simon, Lee Dorsey, the Temptations, Raven Simone, Amos Millburn, Vivian Reed, Joe Cocker; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT.

On it’s heels will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where I’ve got: Luther Vandross, the Dells, the Isley Brothers, the Mary Jane Girls, Run D.M.C. with Steven Tyler & Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, the Fat Boys, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Teri DeSario with Harry Casey and many others. It all begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Encore time; as always, will be tomorrow Sunday beginning at 5PM eastern time. Let’s get 2020 off to a fantastic and soulful start with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Marvin Gaye – The Master (1961 – 1984)

The Master (1961–1984) is a chronological box set album looking back at American R&B/soul legend Marvin Gaye’s phenomenal 23-year recording career. Spanning four discs, the box set goes over all portions of Gaye’s career with a repertoire that spanned doo-wop, R&B, soul, psychedelic soul and funk with a mixture of themes including dance songs, love ballads, duets, socially conscious material, sensual material and autobiographical revelations. The set includes rarities such as a recorded 1981 live track of Gaye and Gladys Knight & the Pips each singing their seminal hit “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, Gaye’s famed 1983 performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at an NBA All-Star game and an a cappella performance of “The Lord’s Prayer” taped during Gaye’s exile in Belgium.

In 2006, Universal re-released the boxset as part of its Universal Earbook series, issuing it as a LP-sized hardback coffee table book.

“Stubborn Kind of Fellow”
“Pride and Joy”
“Hitch Hike”
“Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)”
“What Do You Want With Him” (Previously unreleased)
“Once Upon a Time”
“What’s the Matter with You Baby” (with Mary Wells)
“Can I Get a Witness”
“Couldn’t Ask for More” (Previously unreleased)
“You’re Wonderful” (Previously unreleased)
“I Wonder”
“You’re a Wonderful One”
“It’s Got to Be Love” (previously unreleased)
“Try It Baby”
“Leavin'” (Previously unreleased)
“My Love for You” (Previously unreleased)
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)”
“Baby Don’t You Do It”
“Just Like a Man” (Previously unreleased alternative mix)
“Pretty Little Baby”
“Talk About a Good Feeling” (Previously unreleased)
“I’ll Be Doggone”
“Little Darling (I Need You)”
“One More Heartache”
“Ain’t That Peculiar”
“You’re the One for Me”
“Take This Heart of Mine”
“Your Unchanging Love”

“It Takes Two” (with Kim Weston)
“I Couldn’t Help Falling for You” (Previously unreleased)
“Lonely Lover” (Previously unreleased)
“Without Your Sweet Lovin'” (Previously unreleased)
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (with Tammi Terrell)
“If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Your Precious Love” (with Tammi Terrell)
“If This World Were Mine” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Without You (My World Is Lonely)” (Previously unreleased)
“Together We Stand (Divided We Fall)” (Previously unreleased)
“You”
“Chained”
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
“You’re What’s Happening (In the World Today)”
“This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me)”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey” (with Tammi Terrell)
“You’re All I Need to Get By” (with Tammi Terrell)
“Too Busy Thinking About My Baby”
“More Than a Heart Can Stand”
“How Can I Forget”
“That’s the Way Love Is”
“Yesterday”
“The End of Our Road”
“Good Lovin’ Ain’t Easy to Come By” (with Valerie Simpson, credited to Tammi Terrell)
“What You Gave Me”

“What’s Going On”
“Save the Children”
“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”
“Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”
“I’m Going Home” (Previously unreleased alternative mix)
“Piece of Clay” (Previously unreleased)
“You’re the Man (Pt. I & II)”
“Checking Out (Double Clutch)” (Previously unreleased)
“Trouble Man”
“Let’s Get It On”
“Come Get to This”
“Just to Keep You Satisfied”
“Pledging My Love”
“My Mistake (Was to Love You)” (with Diana Ross)
“Distant Lover (Live)”
“I Want You”
“After the Dance”

“Got to Give It Up, Pt. I”
“Here, My Dear”
“When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You”
“Anger”
“Anna’s Song”
“A Funky Space Reincarnation”
“When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)”
“She Needs Me” (Previously unreleased)
“Why Did I Choose You” (Previously unreleased)
“Life Is for Learning”
“Funk Me”
“Love Me Now or Love Me Later”
“Ego Tripping Out”
“The Star-Spangled Banner” (Live)
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (Live) (with Gladys Knight & The Pips)
“Rockin’ After Midnight”
“Sexual Healing”
“The Lord’s Prayer”

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Frank Wilson

Frank Edward Wilson (December 5, 1940 – September 27, 2012) was an American songwriter, singer and record producer for Motown Records.

In 1965, Berry Gordy asked the producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon to set up an office of Motown in Los Angeles. Wilson accepted an offer to join the team. In December 1965, “Stevie” by Patrice Holloway (V.I.P. 25001) was the first single released from the West Coast operation and featured Wilson in the songwriting credits. Asked by Gordy to re-locate to Detroit, Wilson went on to write and produce hit records for Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Miracles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, and more. He became particularly important after Holland-Dozier-Holland left the company. Additionally, after leaving Motown, Wilson produced a gold disc earning album by Lenny Williams, former lead singer for Tower of Power, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, former members of the Fifth Dimension, Alton McClain & Destiny, New Birth and the Grammy nominated album, Motown Comes Home.

He also launched his own publishing firms, Traco Music and Specolite Music, Ascap and BMI companies. During the next four years, Wilson recorded, released and published more than 40 copyrighted compositions, including, “It Must Be Love”, by Judy Wieder & John Footman, “Stares and Whispers” by Terry McFadden and John Footman, “Star Love” by Judy Wieder and John Footman, and “You Got Me Running” by Judy Wieder and Clay Drayton. Earlier, Wilson had also tried his hand at being a recording artist himself, recording the single “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” for release on the Motown subsidiary label ‘Soul.’ Supposedly 250 demo 45s were pressed, but by that time Wilson decided he would rather focus on producing and he had the demos trashed. Somehow at least two known copies survived, one of which fetched over £25,000 in May 2009.

Because of the scarcity of the original single and the high quality of the music (it was one of the most popular records in the Northern soul movement), it has been championed as one of the rarest and most valuable records in history (along with other “impossible to find” records by such acts as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and the Five Sharps).

Wilson left Motown in 1976 and became a born again Christian. He became a minister, traveling and writing books with his wife Bunny Wilson, and was also involved in the production of gospel music as well. In 2004, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Vision International University in Ramona, California and founded the New Dawn Christian Village in Los Angeles.

Wilson died on September 27, 2012 in Duarte, California after a long battle with prostate cancer, he was 71 years old.

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

Since Monday is Veterans Day, this evening we will be “Super Patriotic” on “Great Soul Performances” saluting our Vets; as well as current active duty personnel, with music from:

The Shirelles, Ray Stevens, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Lee Greenwood, the Four Fellows, Joel & the Dymensions, SSgt Barry Sadler, Edwin Starr, the Isley Brothers, Stan Zizka & the Del Satins, the Village People, the Monitors, Freda Payne, the 5th Dimension, the Players, Whitney Houston, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and others.

In a column of twos, we begin our march at nineteen hundred hours; (oh I forgot, I’m talking to civilians) that’s 7PM EST, 6PM CST, 5PM MST and 4PM PST. Then at 9PM EST, 8PM CST, 7PM MST & 6PM PST, it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear:

The Spinners, Tina Turner, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, George Benson, Phoebe Snow, M.F.S.B., the Clovers, Randy Crawford, the Manhattans, Diana Ross, the Manhattan Transfer, Willie Clayton and more.

I think you are going to enjoy “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” as I pay tribute to my fellow “Veterans” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 12am: Feature LP: Elton John – Sleeping With The Past (1989)

Sleeping with the Past is the 22nd studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on August 29, 1989.  It is his best-selling album in Denmark (where it was recorded for tax purposes) and is dedicated to his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.  The album featured his first solo #1 single, “Sacrifice”, in his home country of the UK, which helped the album also hit #1 there.  John and Taupin meant for the songs to reflect the style of 1960’s R&B icons such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, whom they admired.  It also became his first platinum album in the UK since 1983’s Too Low for Zero, and was also certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.  Guy Babylon made his debut on this album and would continue to play keyboards with John for the next 20 years.  Fred Mandel left the band shortly after.

“Durban Deep” – 5:32
“Healing Hands” – 4:21
“Whispers” – 5:30
“Club at the End of the Street” – 4:49
“Sleeping with the Past” – 4:58
“Stones Throw From Hurtin'” – 4:55
“Sacrifice” – 5:11
“I Never Knew Her Name” – 3:32
“Amazes Me” – 4:39
“Blue Avenue” – 4:21
“Dancing in the End Zone” – 3:55
“Love Is a Cannibal” – 3:55

Thursday 8pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 6)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rob Thomas, Martina McBride, Carlene Carter, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Harry Chapin, Marvin Gaye, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Thursday 6pm: The Chain with Ron Kovacs

We scoured the library and chained 4 hours of music starting at 6pm on RadioMaxMusic.

Tuesday 10pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs – June 5, 1965

t50061965Join Ron Kovacs for a new installment of the RadioMax Classic Countdown.  This week we go back to June 5, 1965 and feature the Top 50 Hits of the week. 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds of The 70’s

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s