Tuesday 11am: Spot Light Artist – Teena Marie

March 5, 2019
Editor In Chief

Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer-songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina[1] before taking the stage name Teena Marie and later acquired the nickname Lady Tee (sometimes spelled Lady T), given to her by her collaborator and friend, Rick James.

She was known for her distinctive soulful vocals, which caused many listeners to believe she was black. Her success in R&B and soul music, and loyalty to these genres would earn her the title Ivory Queen of Soul. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards, and congas, and wrote, produced, sang, and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release, Irons in the Fire, which she later said was her favorite album.

In 2004, while Teena Marie was sleeping in a hotel room, a large picture frame fell and struck her on the head. The blow caused a serious concussion that would cause momentary seizures for the rest of her life.

On the afternoon of December 26, 2010, Teena Marie was found unresponsive at her home in Pasadena by her daughter, Alia Rose. On December 30, 2010, an autopsy was performed by the Los Angeles County coroner, who found no signs of apparent trauma or a discernible cause of death, and concluded she had died from natural causes. She had suffered a tonic–clonic seizure a month before.

A memorial service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on January 10, 2011. Among those in attendance were Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, LisaRaye, Sinbad, Tichina Arnold, Shanice Wilson, and Berry Gordy, Jr.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances I and II with Bobby Jay

April 28, 2018
Editor In Chief

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we go back to the “DISCO!” We are going to boogie like it’s the 1970s in our virtual “Studio 54,” where on the dance floor we’ll get it on to the music of “Disco” stars like: The Village People, Tavares, Donna Summer, the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Trammps, Gloria Gaynor, the Joneses, Sister Sledge, Kool & the Gang and others. The “Disco Ball” will begin to spin 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 from: Kurtis Blow, the Spinners, U.S.A. For Africa, Teena Marie, Rick James, Grandmaster Flash, Billy Ocean, Bloodstone, Mtume, Stevie Wonder and more. The 80s music starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a wonderful night of music and dancing later this evening with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. See Ya Later ‘Gator!

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

September 7, 2016
Editor In Chief

gsp2On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on this “Hump Day” evening, on the playlist you’ll find: Atlantic Starr, the Isley Brothers, Patti LaBelle, Alexander O’Neal, the Reddings, the Jacksons, Michael Jackson & Sir Paul McCartney, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Teena Marie, Stevie Wonder and many, many others. The program begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT on the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll See Ya Later ‘Gator for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.”.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

August 30, 2015
Editor In Chief

bobbyjaypaintLater on this evening, when I sit behind the microphone to present to you “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” on the playlist will be music by: Teena Marie, the Jacksons, Gwen McCrae, the Bar-Kays, Brass Construction, Sharon Redd, Young & Company, Melba Moore, New Jersey Connection and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You don’t want to miss it, so check me out later ‘gator, at the home of the hits, the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

August 23, 2015
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bobbyjayrmWanna hear some fantabulous songs from the decade of the 80s? Then check me out this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com, when I host “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where I’ve selected music for your listening pleasure from artists such as: Anita Baker, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Commodores, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross, the Beastie Boys ( with the voice of a sampled Jimmy Castor), Robert Winters & Fall, Rodney Franklin, the Bar-Kays, Tom Browne and a bunch of other great artists. I’ll be here looking for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So you see, you’re welcome, stop on by. Check you later, ‘gator. It’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” all over the universe.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

March 8, 2015
Editor In Chief

BobbyJayIt looks like it’s going to be a beautiful Sunday for most of us around the country and I’m looking forward to presenting to you “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” to this afternoon. On the playlist will be: Rick James, Teena Marie, the Impressions, Alicia Myers, the Four Tops, Al B. Sure!, the O’Jays, Ambrosia, Quincy Jones & Patti Austin, Jimmy Castor and a bunch of other great soul songs. It begins at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Following at 7PM EDT, will be an encore of last evening’s salute to “Disco” on “Great Soul Performances.” Can’t wait to see you for an afternoon of “Sweet Soul Music” here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

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

November 30, 2014
Editor In Chief

GspRadio2As many people begin to travel home after the Thanksgiving Weekend, I beg you to travel safely either by car, rail or in the air. This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” scheduled are songs by: Ashford & Simpson, Diana Ross, Donald Byrd & the 125th Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Change featuring Luther Vandross, Donna Summer, Carl Carlton, Jermaine Jackson, New Edition, Teena Marie and much more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PMPT. Don’t forget, Join me later on for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

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