Tag: Soul

Friday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Diana Ross

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who during the 1960s became Motown’s most successful act, and are the best-charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The group released a record-setting twelve number one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “Love Child”, and “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, featuring the No. 1 Pop hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track was her second solo No. 1 hit. She continued a successful solo career through the 1970s, which included hit albums like Mahogany and Diana Ross and their No. 1 hit singles, “Theme from Mahogany” and “Love Hangover”, respectively. Her 1980 album Diana produced another No. 1 single, “Upside Down”, as well as the international hit “I’m Coming Out”. Her final single with Motown during her initial run with the company achieved her sixth and final US number one Pop hit, the duet “Endless Love” featuring Lionel Richie, whose solo career was launched with its success.

Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award–nominated performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972); she recorded its soundtrack, which became a number one hit. She also starred in two other feature films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999).

She is the only female artist to have number one singles as a solo artist; as the other half of a duet (Lionel Richie); as a member of a trio; and as an ensemble member (We are the World-USA for Africa). In 1976, Ross was named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared her the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. She had a top 10 UK hit in every one of the last five decades, and sang lead on a top 75 hit single at least once every year from 1964 to 1996 in the UK, a period of 33 consecutive years and a record for any performer.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Ross is also one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of the Supremes. In Billboard magazine’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists chart, she ranked 16th as the lead singer of the Supremes and 26th as a solo artist. Diana Ross ranks among the Top 5 artists of the rock era (1955 to date) on the Billboard Hot 100 when combining her solo and Supremes’ hits.

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter.

A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are “In the Midnight Hour” (which he co-wrote), “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Funky Broadway”.

Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on songwriting and recording.

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – The Platters

The Platters are an American vocal group formed in 1952. They are one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Originally, their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The act has gone through several personnel changes, with one of the most successful incarnations comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1955 and 1967, including four number-one hits. The Platters are one of the first African-American groups to be accepted as a major chart group and are one of the most successful vocal groups in the world.

Wednesday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Bobby Womack

Robert Dwayne Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Starting in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 60 years and multiple styles, including R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, and gospel.

Womack was a prolific songwriter who wrote and originally recorded, (with his brothers, the Valentinos), the Rolling Stones’ first UK number one hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It”. As a singer, he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ for a Love”, “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street”, and his 1980s hits “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” and “I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much”.

In 2009, Bobby Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Womack died at his home in Tarzana, California at the age of 70 on June 27, 2014. He was cremated, and his ashes were interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, in The Great Mausoleum, Memorial Terrace, Memorial Terrace Columbarium.

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Pointer Sisters – Goldmine (2010)

Goldmine: The Best Of The Pointer Sisters is a 32 track compilation released April 26. 2010

1-1 Fire 3:28
1-2 Everybody Is A Star 3:18
1-3 Angry Eyes 2:44
1-4 Happiness 4:01
1-5 Blind Faith 3:48
1-6 Who Do You Love 4:30
1-7 Dreaming As One 4:19
1-8 He’s So Shy 3:39
1-9 We’ve Got The Power 4:51
1-10 Could I Be Dreamin’ 3:30
1-11 Evil 3:19
1-12 Where Did The Time Go 3:07
1-13 Slow Hand 3:53
1-14 What A Surprise 3:48
1-15 Should I Do It 3:53
1-16 We’re Gonna Make It 3:54
2-1 American Music 4:02
2-2 I’m So Excited 5:41
2-3 If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady 4:12
2-4 I Need You 5:52
2-5 Automatic 4:48
2-6 Jump (For My Love) 6:27
2-7 Neutron Dance 4:09
2-8 Baby Come And Get It 4:13
2-9 Dare Me ( 6:20
2-10 Freedom 4:22
2-11 Hey You 3:58
2-12 Goldmine 6:30
2-13 All I Know Is The Way I Feel 4:42
2-14 My Life (Remix) 4:51
2-15 He Turned Me Out 4:13
2-16 I’m In Love 4:17

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Bobby Jay during Legends Concert presented by Laguardia – January 10, 2007 in Belleville, New Jersey, United States.

When we get together later for “Great Soul Performances,” I’ll have on our musical menu: The Chi-Lites, O’Jays, Ohio Players, Ashford & Simpson, Turbans, Wilson Pickett, Laddins, Martha & the Vandellas, Joe Tex, Blue Magic, Temptations, War, Larry Chance & the Earls, Four Tops with Billy Eckstein; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

“Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” follows, with music by: Gene Chandler, Whispers, Bar-Kays, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Earl Swindell (Third World Earl), O’Jays, Shalamar, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freddie Mercury & Queen, Bobby Womack and many others. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Don’t forget the encore performances tomorrow, Sunday at 5PM eastern. So I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 6pm ET: Hayes HD with Delane Hayes

Delane Hayes – Hayes HD – 6PM ET on RadioMaxMusic!