Tag: Sam & Dave

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We give thanks this evening on “Great Soul Performances” since Thanksgiving Day is coming up on Thursday. All of our songs will be about “Thanks,” “Thankful,” “Thank You,” and “Thanksgiving.” Plus, since Thanksgiving is about eating, I’ll be playing music about food and desserts.

On the playlist are: The Supremes, Ray Charles & James Taylor, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Sly & the Family Stone, Brook Benton, Nat “King” Cole, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Butler, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, John Lithgow, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Angels, Sam & Dave, Adam Sandler and more.

The music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We will continue playing songs of “Thanks” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” with music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Prince, Anita Baker, George Benson, Diana Ross, Stacy Lattisaw, Grandmaster Flash, Richard “Dimples” Fields, D Train, David Peaston, the Bar-Kays, Al B. Sure! and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Reminder: encore time for both shows commences at 5PM eastern, tomorrow Sunday. You’re gonna have big fun with me this evening when get together on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce.

Sunday 4am ET: Feature Artist – Steve Cropper

Steven Lee Cropper (born October 21, 1941), also known as “Steve “The Colonel” Cropper”, is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, which backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. He also acted as the producer of many of these records. He was later a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 39th on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Friday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Sam & Dave

Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Sam Moore (born 1935) and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (1937–1988).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. They 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’,” “You Don’t Know Like I Know,” “I Thank You,” “When Something is Wrong with My Baby,” “Wrap It Up,” and many other Southern Soul classics. Except for 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 are considered one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. Many subsequent musicians have named them as an influence, 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 contained many homages to the duo.

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!