Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

January 5, 2019
Editor In Chief

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” it will be all about “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson. We lost her on Thursday December 13, 2018, so on G.S.P. we’ll be Nancy Wilson intensive. You’ll hear most of her big hits, her remakes, a live performance and a few surprises. Our tribute begins 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” comes your way, where you’ll hear: Aretha Franklin, New Edition, the Temptations, Levert, Babyface, the O’Jays, the Blues Brothers, GQ, Angela Winbush, Heatwave, Freddie Jackson and more.

Tomorrow Sunday at 3PM eastern time, another segment of our “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” A great weekend of music with “Great Soul Performances,” “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” and the “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

In Memoriam: Nancy Wilson (1937 – 2018)

December 14, 2018
Editor In Chief

Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018) was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. She was notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” and her version of the standard “Guess Who I Saw Today”.

Wilson recorded more than 70 albums and won three Grammy Awards for her work. During her performing career Wilson was labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul, a “consummate actress”, and “the complete entertainer”. The title she preferred, however, was “song stylist”. She received many nicknames including “Sweet Nancy”, “The Baby”, “Fancy Miss Nancy” and “The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice”.

Wilson married her first husband, drummer Kenny Dennis, in 1960. In 1963, their son, Kenneth (Kacy) Dennis Jr., was born, and by 1970, they divorced. On May 22, 1973, she married a Presbyterian minister, Reverend Wiley Burton. She gave birth to Samantha Burton in 1975, and the couple adopted Sheryl Burton in 1976. As a result of her marriage, she abstained from performing in various venues, such as supper clubs. For the following two decades, she successfully juggled her personal life and her career. In November 1998, both of her parents died; she calls this year the most difficult of her life.

In August 2006, Wilson was hospitalized with anemia and potassium deficiency, and was on I.V. sustenance while undergoing a complete battery of tests. She was unable to attend the UNCF Evening of Stars Tribute to Aretha Franklin and had to cancel the engagement. All of her other engagements were on hold pending doctors’ reports.

In March 2008, she was hospitalized for lung complications, recovered, and claimed to be doing well. In the same year, her husband, Wiley Burton, died after suffering from renal cancer.

On December 13, 2018, Wilson died at her home in Pioneertown, California after a long illness. She was 81 years old.

In 1964, Wilson won her first Grammy Award for the best rhythm and blues recording for the album How Glad I Am. She was featured as a “grand diva” of jazz in a 1992 edition of Essence. In the same year, she also received the Whitney Young Jr. Award from the Urban League. In 1998, she was a recipient of the Playboy Reader Poll Award for best jazz vocalist.

In 1986, she was dubbed the Global Entertainer of the Year by the World Conference of Mayors. She received an award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in 1993; the NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award in 1998, and was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999. She received the Trumpet Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1994. Wilson received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990, at 6541 Hollywood Blvd. She received honorary degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Wilson has a street named after her in her hometown of Chillicothe, Ohio. She co-founded the Nancy Wilson Foundation, which exposes inner-city children to the country. Wilson was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships award in 2004, the highest honors that the United States government bestows upon jazz musicians. In 2005 she received the NAACP Image Awards for Best Recording Jazz Artist. She received the 2005 UNCF Trumpet Award celebrating African-American achievement, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP in Chicago, and Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Award.

In September 2005, Wilson was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Wilson was a major figure in Civil Rights Movement. Wilson said, “This award means more to me than anything else I have ever received.” Times.com, August 20, 2006: “It’s been a long career for the polished Wilson, whose first albums appeared in the 1960s, and she faces that truth head-on in such numbers as ‘These Golden Years’ and ‘I Don’t Remember Ever Growing Up’. Shorter breathed these days, she can still summon a warm, rich sound and vividly tell a song’s story. With a big band behind her in ‘Taking a Chance on Love’, she also shows there’s plenty of fire in her autumnal mood”. At the Hollywood Bowl, August 29, 2007, Wilson celebrated her 70th birthday with an all-star event hosted by Arsenio Hall. Ramsey Lewis and his trio performed “To Know Her Is To Love Her”. – Wikipedia

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

June 5, 2017
Editor In Chief

After a tumultuous and deadly weekend, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and my friends in London. In a few hours I’ll be playing some boss songs by artists such as: The Temptations, Ruby & the Romantics, the Joe Cuba Sextet, Irma Thomas, the Vibrations, Etta James, the Flamingos, Jimmy Castor, Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters, Nancy Wilson, in concert: Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, the Impressions, Gene Chandler and a whole lot of other fantastic artists. The fun begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT, 3PM PT, for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 9pm: Feature Artist – Heart (1975-1990)

March 14, 2017
Editor In Chief

Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1973 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal, as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album-oriented rock hits and hard-rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiters Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), Fanatic (2012), and Beautiful Broken (2016) Heart made a return to its hard rock and acoustic folk roots.

To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Since 2002, the band has had six members. – Wikipedia

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

July 11, 2015
Editor In Chief

BobbyJay 7-9-15Today on “Great Soul Performances” we’re gonna hear from: Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, Billy Vera & Judy Clay, Sonny Charles & the Checkmates Ltd, Laura Lee, the Broadways, Nancy Wilson, the Persuaders, Walter Jackson, Jimmy Castor, the Sweet Inspirations, Chuck Jackson (live in concert) and a whole lot more. The fun begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, following the encore of this past Sundays “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. Nice way to spend a Saturday. You, me and the music. “Great Soul Performances” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes

May 31, 2015
Editor In Chief

Nancy WilsonThis week on Rock Talk, join Dominic Forbes with a chat with Nancy Wilson of Heart.

Artist Countdown: Heart Top 55 Hits 6pm ET @officialheart

August 12, 2014
Editor In Chief

heartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1974 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock (AOR) hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots.

To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.  – Wikipedia

1 Alone
2 All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
3 These Dreams
4 Stranded
5 Will You Be There (In the Morning)
6 Nothin’ at All
7 Who Will You Run To
8 What About Love
9 Never
10 There’s the Girl
11 I Didn’t Want to Need You
12 Tell It Like It Is
13 Barracuda
14 Magic Man
15 Crazy on You
16 Dreamboat Annie
17 Dog & Butterfly
18 You’re the Voice
19 The Woman in Me
20 Straight On
21 Heartless
22 Secret
23 How Can I Refuse
24 This Man Is Mine
25 Black on Black II
26 Even It Up
27 Little Queen
28 Wild Child
29 I Want You So Bad
30 WTF
31 City’s Burning
32 Kick It Out
33 Stairway to Heaven
34 Oldest Story in the World
35 Tall, Dark, Handsome Stranger
36 Hey You
37 Dear Old America
38 The Heat
39 Sleep Alone
40 The Road Home
41 Fanatic
42 If Looks Could Kill
43 Back to Avalon
44 Unchained Melody
45 Allies
46 Bebe le Strange
47 How Deep It Goes
48 (Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song
49 Love Alive
50 Magazine
51 Without You
52 Break
53 Raised on You
54 Sweet Darlin’
55 Bright Light Girl
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