Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be saluting the city of Memphis, Tennessee, with many of the artists from Stax and Hi Records. In addition, you’ll hear recollections and the sounds of my former Memphis Radio Station; the Big 1070 Soul, WDIA. On the playlist will be: Booker T. & the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles, the Soul Children, Otis Redding, Al Green, Ollie & the Nightingales, Isaac Hayes, the Temprees, the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor and more. It begins at 7PM ET, then immediately following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be presenting music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Madonna, Tone Loc, Jocko Henderson, the Main Ingredient, Yarbrough & Peoples, Ben E. King, New Edition, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis and several others. I thinks it’s going to be a good evening for music and memories as we spotlight the music of Memphis and the 50,000 watt Soul Giant, WDIA and fabulous 80s sounds on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s,” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This is Passover and Easter Week where we are hopefully with our families and doing a lot of spiritual reflecting. This evening, I want you to join me for some musical reflection on “Great Soul Performances,” where you will hear songs by: James Gadson with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Tito Puente, the Temptations, Sam & Dave, First Choice, Dyke & the Blazers, Joe Tex, James Brown & Vickie Anderson, the Mighty Sparrow, Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, Pete Wingfield & the Olympic Runners, Freddie Scott, Buddy Miles; “live in concert” and more. We get underway at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT with “Great Soul Performances.” I’ll be looking for you later this evening at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. With Easter Sunday coming up this Sunday, that means that Monday April 17th is the start of “Beach Music Season” and our Monday show will be dedicated to “Beach Music.” Be here, or be square!

Great Soul Performances 7pm ET

gsppicJoin 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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p – 9p ET

thankful4I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Weekend. On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we give thanks by playing all songs that either say, “Thanks,” “Thank You,” or “Thankful” in the title, by artists such as: Sly & the Family Stone, Chuck Jackson, the Impressions, Sam & Dave, Adam Sandler, William Devaughn, Billy Eckstine, the Dramatics, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Mariah Carey, the Dave Matthews Band and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have a lot of fun this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Thank You!

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 6pm ET on 70s Music Station

BobbyJayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we’ve got on the playlist: William DeVaughn, King Curtis, the Temptations, the Intruders, Etta James, the Tymes, Sam & Dave, Kim Weston, the Rascals, 100 Proof (Aged In Soul), the Spinners “live in concert” and of course much, much more.  Next week; and for the next 3 weeks, we’ll be coming to you from the fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition (the “Big E”) in West Springfield, Massachusetts. That’s always big fun, so be sure to tune in. 

Artist Countdown: Sam & Dave Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

sam&daveSam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through to 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937 – April 9, 1988).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.

Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre. “Soul Man” was a number one Pop Hit (Cashbox: November 11, 1967) and has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone magazine, and RIAA Songs of the Century. “Soul Man” was featured as the soundtrack and title for a 1986 film and also a 1997–1998 television series, and Soul Men was a 2008 feature film.

Nicknamed “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances, Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood. The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Soul Man
2 I Thank You
3 Soul Sister Brown Sugar
4 Soothe Me
5 Hold On, I’m Comin’
6 When Something is Wrong with My Baby
7 You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me
8 Can’t You Find Another Way
9 Everybody Got to Believe in Somebody
10 You Got Me Hummin’
11 You Don’t Know Like I Know
12 Born Again
13 Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
14 Don’t Pull Your Love
15 A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad)
16 Baby Baby Don’t Stop Now
17 One Part Love, Two Parts Pain
18 No More Pain
19 A Place Nobody Can Find
20 I Take What I Want
21 Knock It Out the Park
22 Sweet Soul Music
23 How Sweet It Is
24 Wrap It Up
25 I Got Everthing I Need

Encore: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 10 pm ET

This week on Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay: Jackie Wilson, Sam & Dave, Jimmy Castor, Al Jarreau & David Sanborn in concert, Bonnie Pointer, Otis Redding, Natalie Cole, Little Willie John from his last recording session “1966,” and the Five Keys plus a lot more.