The O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Lee Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey (born 1942, Canton) and Bill Isles (January 4, 1941 – March 28, 2019). The O’Jays made their first chart appearance with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with what some consider to be the first disco hit song, “Love Train.” Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 1980s and 1990s, and The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and in 2013 they were inducted into National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.
When we get together later for “Great Soul Performances,” I’ll have on our musical menu: The Chi-Lites, O’Jays, Ohio Players, Ashford & Simpson, Turbans, Wilson Pickett, Laddins, Martha & the Vandellas, Joe Tex, Blue Magic, Temptations, War, Larry Chance & the Earls, Four Tops with Billy Eckstein; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
“Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” follows, with music by: Gene Chandler, Whispers, Bar-Kays, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Earl Swindell (Third World Earl), O’Jays, Shalamar, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freddie Mercury & Queen, Bobby Womack and many others. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.
Don’t forget the encore performances tomorrow, Sunday at 5PM eastern. So I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
On this eve of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on the playlist will be songs by: David Ruffin, the Temptations, James Brown, the Sandpebbles, Little Stevie Wonder, Carlton Jumel Smith, the O’Jays, Little Willie John, the Coasters, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, my group, the Laddins with legendary radio air personality; my co-worker at WWRL, Gerry Bledsoe (Jolly Jerry B), live at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village New York and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, I’ll lay on your ears “Great Soul performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Irene Cara, Barry White, GrandMaster Flash, Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn, the Capris, Hall & Oates, Shalamar, Manhattan Transfer, Third World, Patti LaBelle, Process & the Doo Rags and more. Now, if you wish to hear them again (if it won’t interfere with your Super Bowl experience) the encore performances happen tomorrow beginning at 5PM eastern time.
It’s all on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Wishing good luck and all the best to the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Programming Note: I think most of you have heard that I lost another friend and co-worker this week. Ironically at 101 PM on Tuesday January 28th, we lost “New York’s Morning Mayor” Harry Harrison of WMCA 570 AM, WABC 770 AM and WCBS-FM 101.1. So next Saturday February 8th, I’ll be paying tribute to Harry on “Great Soul Performances.” I hope you’ll tune in. And remember to “Unwrap Each Day Like A Precious Gift.”
On this day after one of the weirdest Academy Awards show I think we’ve ever seen, I come to you this evening with “Great Soul Performances.” Tonight we salute the late Al Jarreau and we’ll also have music from: The O’Jays, the Delfonics, Black Ivory, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Little Willie John, LaBelle, Chuck Jackson, the Falcons, the Five Stairsteps, Johnnie Taylor, Gary “Gotta Gotta” Lovett, Sonny Turner & the Platters; live in concert and more. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Check me out later at the home of the best station on the internet for “Great Soul Performances,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. And I assure you, Warren Beatty will hand me the right envelope.
Today is the second day of the brand new year 2017 and this evening will be our first “Great Soul Performances” of the year, with music from: The O’Jays, Gene Chandler, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, Archie Bell & the Drells, J.R. Bailey, Joe Bataan, the Originals, Barbara Lynn, James Brown, the Contours (live in concert) and several others. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Hope you’re enjoying your New Year’s weekend and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Join Ron Kovacs filling in for Bobby Jay this week on Great Soul Performances. Since “TIME” changes took place over the weekend we feature music with “TIME” in the tile from artists: Rick James, O’Jays, Sam & Dave, Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Box Tops, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Marvin Gaye and many many more. . . It’s all LIVE 7pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
The O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O’Jays made their first chart appearance with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train”. Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 80s and 90s, and The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. – Wikipedia
|1||I Love Music|
|3||Use ta Be My Girl|
|5||Livin’ for the Weekend|
|6||Message in Our Music|
|7||Put Our Heads Together|
|8||Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)|
|9||Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)|
|11||Put Your Hands Together|
|12||For the Love of Money|
|14||Time to Get Down|
|15||Sing a Happy Song|
|16||Give the People What They Want|
|17||Girl, Don’t Let It Get You Down|
|18||Look Over Your Shoulder|
|21||One Night Affair|
|22||Deeper (In Love with You)|
|23||Let Me Make Love to You|
|25||What’s Stopping You|
|26||Stairway to Heaven (with Pure Soul)|
|27||Stand in for Love|
|28||Baby You Know|
|29||Have You Had Your Love Today|
|30||Don’t Let Me Down|
|32||Keep on Lovin’ Me|
|33||Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)|
|34||Let Me Touch You|
I’m very excited about “Great Soul Performances, The 80’s.” I’m having so much fun getting re-introduced to all the fantastic genres of music from that wonderful decade. I invite you to join me this evening at 10PM when you’ll hear: the O’Jays, Lionel Richie, the Commodores, El DeBarge, Atlantic Starr, Prince, U.S.A. for Africa, Maze, Deniece Williams, New Edition and much more. –Bobby Jay
On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, Live from the fairground of the “Big E” you’ll hear Darlene Love, Larry Chance, the O’Jays, the Dells, Natalie Cole, the Dramatics, the Stylistics, Frankie Lymon, Eugene Pitt, segment 6 of “The Motown Story,” and Main Ingredient “in concert.” We start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget if you miss the show, we schedule an encore performance on Monday night on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It’s gonna be fun, fun, fun this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with something for everyone. A real mixed bag. Bobby will have artists like: Ray Charles, the Escorts, John Lee Hooker, the O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Lenny Williams, Shalamar, the Jacksons, Clyde McPhatter, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Etta James, Gloria Estefan and more. It all follows Dave Graham tonight at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com. Don’t be late, don’t hesitate and don’t procrastinate. Later ‘Gator!
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear my special mix of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On;” (how about that Robin Thicke controversy, what do you think about it?) segment 5 of the “Motown Story,” the O’Jays, Kool & the Gang, the Mighty Marvellows, the Artistics, George Benson, Switch, Archie Bell & the Drells, Clyde McPhatter; live in concert at the “World Famous Apollo Theatre” and much more. The festivities begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, and forget there’s an encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM eastern time all for you here on RadioMaxMusic.com. See Ya Later, Gator!
Welcome to Summer 2013. This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear the Whispers, Donald Byrd‘s Blackbyrds, Ronnie Dyson, the Four Tops, Ray Charles “live in concert,” the O’Jays, Donna Summer, the Ad-Libs, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Millie Jackson, (and for you Sydney Barnes) George Kerr & the Serenaders, Pookie Hudson & the Spaniels and a whole lot more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 5PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It’s Saturday, and time once again for “Great Soul Performances.” On the broadcast this evening you’ll hear: Sylvester, Bruno Mars, the Chi-Lites, Joe Bataan the O’Jays, Luther Vandross “live,” my recording disc jockey friends; Imhotep Gary Byrd (WWRL), Enoch Gregory, the “Dixie Drifter” (WWRL) and E. Rodney Jones (WVON) plus many more. It should be a lot of fun. – Bobby Jay