Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profiles Smokey Robinson

Today on the Artist Profile – Smokey Robinson

William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music. – Wikipedia

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

When I see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” joining me will be: Rick James, Smokey Robinson, the Masqueraders, Johnny Mathis, Ray Parker Jr., & Raydio, Whitney Houston, the Dells, Patrice Rushen, the Stylistics, Luther Vandross and others. I’ll look for you at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where it’s all good, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

SundayThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: Luther Vandross, the Whispers, Skyy, Peaches and Herb, the Commodores, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, War, Atlantic Starr and a bunch of other fantastic songs. We’ll kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Well you’re welcome, stop on by for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on the best station on the internet,  Check the program schedule for additional encore presentations.

Artist Countdown: Sheryl Crow Top 45 Hits @SherylCrow

sherylcrowSheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. She has sold more than 17 million albums in the US and over 50 million albums worldwide. Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards (out of 32 nominations) from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Kid Rock and Sting, among others. She has also performed backing vocals for Tina Turner, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary celebrating Dylan’s thirty years as a recording artist.

As an actress, Crow has appeared on various television shows including 30 Rock, GCB, Cougar Town, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as well as One Tree Hill. – Wikipedia

1 All I Wanna Do
2 The First Cut Is the Deepest
3 Soak Up the Sun
4 If It Makes You Happy
5 My Favorite Mistake
6 Good Is Good
7 Strong Enough
8 Everyday Is a Winding Road
9 Picture  (Kid Rock)
10 Can’t Cry Anymore
11 Tomorrow Never Dies
12 Love Is Free
13 Steve McQueen
14 Always on Your Side
15 Sweet Child o’ Mine
16 A Change Would Do You Good
17 Easy
18 Leaving Las Vegas
19 Anything but Down
20 Light in Your Eyes
21 Lean on Me  (w/ Kid Rock & Keith Urban)
22 There Goes the Neighborhood
23 Summer Day
24 Hard to Make a Stand
25 Run, Baby, Run
26 Motivation
27 Sign Your Name (w/ Justin Timberlake)
28 C’mon C’mon (w/ The Corrs)
29 I Know Why
30 Home
31 D’yer Mak’er
32 Real Gone
33 Building Bridges  (w/Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill)
34 Collide (w/Kid Rock & Bob Seger)
35 Not Fade Away
36 Detours
37 Old Habits Die Hard (w/Mick Jagger)
38 Out of Our Heads
39 Shine Over Babylon
40 Now That You’re Gone
41 Killer Life
42 Long Road Home
43 Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely
44 What I Can Do for You
45 Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn (w/Miranda Lambert)


Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

gsp-bannerThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on tap I’ve got: Jackie Wilson, the Chi-Lites, Stevie Wonder, the Miracles, the “jazzy” side of Smokey Robinson, Tower Of Power, the Beginning Of The End, Blue Magic, the Isley Brothers, Billy Stewart and Sam & Dave “live in concert,” plus many others. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget the encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12Noon; all start times are eastern daylight saving times. So join me later for “Great Soul Performances” on – Bobby Jay

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

BJ MetsWould you believe, it’s the first Saturday of Spring? Well to commemorate the beginning of Spring, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll be entertained by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Edwin Starr, Sam Cooke, the Moments, Bill Cosby, Eugene Pitt (“Steppin’ Out In Front”), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Charts, Eddie Kendricks, and the Jacksons “live in concert,” plus many more. I’ll be looking for you at 7PM ET, (following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out the encore performances on Monday at 10p or Wednesday at 12p (all times eastern daylight saving time) and it all happens on See Ya Later Gator!

Artist Countdown: Rick James Top 25 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

rick-jamesRick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American musician and composer.

James started his singing career fronting doo-wop and rhythm and blues bands in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in the early 1960s, with his vocal style influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and David Ruffin. After entering the United States Navy to avoid conscription after he dropped out of high school, James deserted and relocated to Toronto, Canada where he resumed his music career. While there, James formed the rock-soul fusion band Mynah Birds, whose lineup once included a young Neil Young. James’ tenure with the Mynah Birds was interrupted after he was discovered recording with the group in Motown in the 1960s, and surrendered to military authorities serving out a one-year sentence in a prison in Buffalo. James returned to Canada where he resumed the Mynah Birds, though the band eventually split; James relocated to California where he started a series of rock bands. He also had a period where he served as a staff writer with Motown (under an assumed name) before he left the label.

In 1977, he signed with the Gordy Records subsidiary of Motown as a recording artist where in 1978, he recorded his first album, Come Get It!, which sold over a million copies at the time of its release. He would go on to score several popular hits on the pop and R&B charts, including four number-one hits on the latter chart. James became noted not only as a hit maker on his own recordings but also produced successful recordings for the likes of Teena Marie, the Mary Jane Girls, the Temptations, Eddie Murphy and Smokey Robinson. His best-selling recording, 1981’s Street Songs, sold over three million copies helping to renew sagging fortunes in Motown.

Addictions to cocaine and crack however hampered his career by the late 1980s and in the 1990s, his legal troubles, which would include assaulting two women while under the influence of crack, led him to serve a three-year prison sentence at California’s Folsom State Prison. James was released on parole in 1996 and resumed his musical career releasing the album, Urban Rapsody, in 1997. A mild stroke suffered during a concert in early 1998 interrupted his career for a brief time. James received new notoriety in 2004 when he appeared on an episode of Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle Show in the Charlie Murphy “True Hollywood Stories” segment of the show, in which James’ past wild lifestyle was satirized. James died later that year from heart failure at the age of 56.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You and I
2 Give It to Me Baby
3 Dance Wit’ Me
4 Cold Blooded
5 Can’t Stop
6 Glow
7 Big Time
8 Loosey’s Rap (featuring Roxanne Shanté)
9 17
10 Sweet and Sexy Thing
11 Standing on the Top  (with The Temptations)
12 Super Freak
13 Mary Jane
14 Love Gun
15 Ebony Eyes (with Smokey Robinson)
16 Bustin’ Out
17 High on You Love Suite
18 U Bring the Freak Out
19 You Turn Me On
20 Hard to Get
21 Come into My Life
22 Ghetto Life
23 Fool on the Street
24 Spend the Night With Me
25 Wonderful