Tag: Ronald Bell

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.


Artist Countdown: Kool & The Gang Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @KoolntheGngLIVE

Kool-and-the-GangKool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of funk and R&B, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound.

They have sold over 70 million albums worldwide.

The group’s main members over the years included brothers Robert “Kool” Bell on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone, lead vocalist James “J.T.” Taylor, George Brown on drums, Larry Gittens on trumpet, Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone, Claydes Charles Smith on guitar, and Rick Westfield on keyboards. The Bell brothers’ father was an acquaintance of Thelonious Monk, and the brothers were friends with Leon Thomas. – Wikipedia

1 Celebration
2 Joanna
3 Cherish
4 Fresh
5 Get Down on It
6 Ladies’ Night
7 Stone Love
8 Misled
9 Victory
10 Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La, La, La)
11 Big Fun
12 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
13 Emergency
14 Jones Vs. Jones
15 Take It to the Top
16 Steppin’ Out
17 Too Hot
18 Straight Ahead
19 Jungle Boogie
20 Tonight
21 Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho
22 Open Sesame 
23 Holiday
24 Hangin’ Out
25 Hollywood Swinging
26 Rags to Riches
27 Funky Stuff
28 Spirit of the Boogie 
29 Higher Plane
30 Caribbean Festival
31 Rhyme Tyme People
32 Kool and the Gang
33 Special Way
34 Love and Understanding (Come Together)
35 Let the Music Take Your Mind
36 Funky Man
37 Slick Superchick
38 The Gangs Back Again 
39 Love the Life You Live, Part I
40 I Want to Take You Higher