Tag: Natalie Cole

Monday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Natalie Cole

Natalie Maria Cole (February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Cole was the daughter of American singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole. She rose to success in the mid-1970s as an R&B singer with the hits “This Will Be”, “Inseparable” (1975), and “Our Love” (1977). She returned as a pop singer on the 1987 album Everlasting and her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”. In the 1990s, she sang traditional pop by her father, resulting in her biggest success, Unforgettable… with Love, which sold over seven million copies and won her seven Grammy Awards. She sold over 30 million records worldwide.

Cole canceled several events in December 2015 due to illness. It was reported on January 1, 2016, that she had died the day prior at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her family stated that at the time of her death, Cole had “ongoing health issues”. According to Cole’s publicist, Maureen O’Connor, the singer’s death was the result of congestive heart failure. Cole’s last musical performance was a short set of three songs in Manila.

In official news on her cause of death, her family stated that Cole was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension after her kidney transplant in 2009.

Cole’s son, along with her sisters, offered the following comment. “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived… with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in our hearts forever.”

Cole’s funeral was held on January 11, 2016, at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. David Foster, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Eddie Levert, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Jesse Jackson, Angela Bassett, Denise Nicholas, Marla Gibbs, Jackée Harry and Freda Payne were among the mourners at the funeral. After the funeral, she was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

It’s “Summ-Summ Summertime,” therefore on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer,” featuring a varied and eclectic array of artists. I’m talking about the likes of: War, Frank Sinatra, the Ad-Libs, Nat “King” Cole, Sly & the Family Stone, Michael Buble, the Valentines, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, the Chantels, Larry Chance & the Earls, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Danleers, Charlie Parker, the Temptations, the Who; live in concert and so many, many others. Our “Summer” salute starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances” will be all about “Summer” later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppic“Great Soul Performances” this evening will have a very diverse playlist. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, all of our music will reflect “Thanks,” “Thank You,” “Thankful,” and even “Thanksgiving.” You’ll be hearing from: Boz II Men, Abba, Enchantment, Alanis Morissette, Sly & the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Brook Benton, Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Adam Sandler, Earth, Wind & Fire, Shania Twain and many others. The “Thankful” fun begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Make sure you bring me some egg nog and cranberry sauce when drop by to check out “Great Soul Performances” later today on the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppic“Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening from the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; “The Big E,” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where we are celebrating our “Centennial of Greatness.” On the playlist will be: the Spinners, Barbara Lynn, Bill Doggett, Judy Clay & Billy Vera, the Temptations & the Distants, Millie Jackson, Alive & Kicking, Ralfi Pagan, Natalie Cole, the Cleftones, Dion; ‘live in concert” at the Bottom Line in New York’s Greenwich Village and a whole lot more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later from the fairgrounds at “The Big E” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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

gsp2When “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes you way this evening, you’ll hear: Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Third World, Ashford & Simpson, the Reddings, Natalie Cole, New Edition, Narada Michael Walden, Teddy Pendergrass, Greg Phillinganes, Roberta Flack and others. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Check it out later and let’s continue to cheer on “Team USA” in the Olympics, as our medal count rises. See you on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjaypaintA fresh new show on “Great Soul Performances” for you from the home studio, where you’ll hear: The Dramatics, Rick James, Sly & the Family Stone, the Moments, the Spaniels, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Jerry Butler, Natalie Cole, Ralfi Pagan, another segment from my chat with the late Brook Benton, and much more. Also, on Thursday October 15th, I was in attendance at the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina, when Gerald Alston of the Manhattans, Chuck Jackson, Napoleon “Nappy” Brown, the Fantastic Shakers and several others were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, therefore, we’ll hear from Chuck Jackson talking about how Jackie Wilson convinced Chuck to leave the Del Vikings and become Jackie’s opening act, plus Chuck will be “live in concert” at the World Famous Apollo Theatre, Gerald Alston with the Manhattans will sing their biggest hit, and the Fantastic Shakers. Will lay some “Beach Music” on us. So you see, there’s going to be a lot going on this evening, and you won’t want to miss a second of it. It kicks of at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT on “Great Soul Performances” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll see you later ‘gator!