Tag: Sly & the Family Stone

Saturday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Sly & The Family Stone

Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer who is most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band that played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.

Raised in California as part of a religious family that encouraged musical expression, Stone mastered several instruments at an early age and performed gospel music as a child with siblings (and future bandmates) Freddie and Rose. In the mid-1960s, he worked as both a record producer for Autumn Records and a disc jockey for San Francisco radio station KSOL, where he played an eclectic variety of black and white artists. In 1966, Stone formed Sly & the Family Stone, among the first racially integrated, male and female acts in popular music.

The group would score hits such as “Dance to the Music” (1968), “Everyday People” (1968), and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (1969), and acclaimed albums such as Stand! (1969) and There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971). By the mid-1970s, Stone’s drug problems and erratic behavior effectively ended the group, leaving him to record several unsuccessful solo albums. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group.

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.

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

This week on the LP Lounge.  Two more QUAD LP’s.  Sly and The Family Stone and The Staple Singers.

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American recording group Sly and the Family Stone. It was first released on November 21, 1970, by Epic Records. Comprising five singles and their b-sides along with one additional single and one album track, it includes all of the singles from the albums Dance to the Music (1968), Life (1968), and Stand! (1969), and all of their charting B-sides.

The versions on this compilation are not the single mixes in all cases; some songs appear here in their album lengths and mixes. Mixes sometimes have different timings and differences in vocals and or instrumentation.

Three tracks released as singles in 1969 appear on album for the first time here: “Hot Fun in the Summertime”, “Everybody Is a Star”, and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”.

Greatest Hits was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having shipped five million copies in the United States. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album number 60 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Be What You Are is a 1973 soul album by The Staple Singers. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Top Soul LPs chart. The first single, “Be What You Are”, fared poorly; however, the follow-up, “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”, was a top ten hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B Singles chart. The third single, “Touch a Hand, Make a Friend” charting at number 23 on the Hot 100 and number three on the R&B chart in 1974.

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

When I see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be playing music from: The Isley Brothers, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, Kool & the Gang, Jackie Wilson, the Rascals, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, the Four Tops, Sly & the Family Stone, the Velours, the Ramsey Lewis Trio; live in concert, and so many, many more. I’ll look for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” at the home of the greatest hits, 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

gsp400Last week I realized that I usually acknowledge summer with a show dedicated to summer songs, but I forgot. Therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s gonna me “Summer Songs” with a sprinkling of songs about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, as our USA Olympic team continues to dominate. We’ve got artists like: Sly & the Family Stone, Sam Cooke, the Chantels; with and without Richard Barrett, Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Jamies, Nat “King” Cole, Larry Chance & the Earls, Barry White, the Two Step Orchestra, Jimmy Ricks & the Ravens, George Benson; live in concert, and a medley I put together of “The Girl From Ipanema” featuring: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Lou Rawls, my cousin Gloria Nazzaro, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nat “King” Cole, Diana Krall, and Andy Williams. I think you are going to like this show. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Let’s go for the “Gold” this evening with “Summer Songs” on “Great Soul Performances,” at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsppicMemorial Day is the day we acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by men and woman in uniform in our armed forces, to keep our country free and safe from those who attempt to undermine the democracy and freedom we live under. God Bless their memory and their families. This Memorial Day evening, when many us; particularly on the east coast, have been driven indoors by tropical depression Bonnie, “Great Soul Performances” will endeavor to brighten things up by bringing you music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mandrill, the Whispers, Lou Rawls, Sly & the Family Stone, Bobby Marchan, Larry Chance, the Temptations, L.T.D., Frank Sinatra, Timothy Wilson, the Cadillacs, Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles (live in concert) and many many more. Our musical Bar-B-Que starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. 

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 7pm ET

bobbyjayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we’ll be entertained by: James Brown, the Whispers, Linda Jones, the Spinners, Sly & the Family Stone, Aaron Neville, Van McCoy, the Contours, Gwen McCrae & Latimore, Earth, Wind & Fire, a salute to Billy Stewart, another segment in my conversation with the last living Four Top, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, and Isaac Hayes, “live in concert,” plus a whole lot more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It’ll be an evening of “Sweet Soul Music” later today on RadioMaxMusic.Com with “Great Soul Performances.”

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!

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Big eIt’s the first weekend of Fall and our second weekend at the “Big E” so, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll be hearing from: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Sly & the Family Stone, the Temptations, Joe Bataan, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Dells, the Manhattans, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Doggett & his Combo, another segment in my talks with Brook Benton, Stevie Wonder; in concert, “live” from London, and much more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think it’s going to be a fun-filled evening of music, and i invite one and all to join with me in the festivities from the fairground up here in West Springfield, Massachusetts, as it comes to you exclusively on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsp-logoIt’s Spring, but you’d never know when you step outside. Winter just doesn’t want to let go. Nevertheless, I’ve got a good menu of songs for you today on “Great Soul Performances.” You’ll hear from: Barry White, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, Little Willie John, War, Ben E. King, Barbara Lewis, the Cadillacs, Miriam Makeba, Little Stevie Wonder, Tavares; (live in concert) and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT following the encore airing of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM ET. So join me later for a good time with fantastic music on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp @RadioMax

bobby-jayWell, it’s the last Saturday in March and time for “Great Soul Performances.” On the broadcast this evening we’ll feature Sly & the Family Stone, the Mad Lads, Joe Bataan, Jeff Floyd, the Flamingos, the Whispers, Aretha Franklin, the Delfonics, Main Ingredient, the Dells, Eddie Floyd, Ike & Tina Turner, Graham Central Station; live in concert and a whole lot more. It kicks of (following an encore of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s at 5PM) at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it you can catch the encore performances on Monday at 10PM or Wednesday at 12Noon. All times are eastern daylight saving time. So join me later for musical fun and exploration, as we get it on only on RadioMaxMusic.com.