Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

August 7, 2019
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This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

In Memoriam: Dennis Edwards (1943 – 2018)

February 2, 2018
Editor In Chief

Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9195855t)Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943 – February 2, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer, notably a lead singer in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with “Don’t Look Any Further” (featuring Siedah Garrett). Until his death, Dennis was the lead singer of The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, a Temptations splinter group.

Edwards was born in Fairfield, Alabama, about eight miles from Birmingham, to Reverend and Mrs. Dennis Edwards Sr., He began singing as a toddler, just two years old, in his father’s church. The Edwards family moved to Detroit, Michigan when Edwards was about ten years old, and Edwards would continue to sing in the church pastored by his father, eventually becoming choir director.

As a teenager, Edwards joined a gospel vocal group called The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and studied music at the Detroit Conservatory of Music. He was not allowed to sing or listen to secular music at home, and his mother disapproved when he began pursuit of a career singing rhythm and blues music. In 1961 he organized his own soul/jazz group, Dennis Edwards and the Fireballs. In 1961, Edwards recorded a single for the obscure Detroit label, International Soulville Records, “I Didn’t Have to (But I Did)” b/w “Johnnie on the Spot”.

Following time served in the US military, in 1966 Edwards auditioned for Detroit’s Motown Records, where he was signed but placed on retainer. Later that year, he was assigned to join The Contours after their lead singer fell ill. In 1967, the Contours were the opening act for several Temptations concerts, and Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams – who were considering replacing their own lead singer, David Ruffin (who was a personal friend of Edwards), took notice of Edwards and made his acquaintance.

Edwards died on February 2, 2018, one day prior to his 75th birthday, in a Chicago hospital after a long illness, the singer’s manager confirmed to ABC News. – Wikipedia

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay NEW TIME

April 3, 2017
Editor In Chief

After a wonderful and historic Doo Wop Weekend in Hauppauge New York, it’s back to the business of playing music on the radio. “Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening with artists like: The Temptations, the Magnificent Men, Bill Withers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin, Fred Parris & Black Satin, Gil Scott-Heron, the Vibrations, Mongo Santamaria, James Brown; live in concert and many other musical gems. As you can see, it will be quite a mixed bag. It will begin at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. I hope you’ll be a part of the fun on “Great Soul Performances” this evening at the home of the “Greatest Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

July 31, 2016
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1965This week on the Vinyl Resting Place we start our new three hour time slot, sorry. But we’re breaking format a bit and rather than going with all the obscure songs and odd ball themes I thought we’d kick things off with the top 45 songs that all came out on 45s during the year 1965. To spice it up a bit, I’m playing the stereo versions of all the songs (except 1) – and we’re going to throw in some air checks from the that year, A Huntley Brinkley Time capsule and even a guest spot from Bob Newhart.

VRP 1965Here is a few of the artists featured;  Four Seasons, Beach Boys, Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Supremes, Beatles, Byrds, McCoys, Temptations, Freddie and the Dreamers, Rolling Stones, Righteous Brothers, Sonny & Cher and many more.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

July 24, 2016
Editor In Chief

VRPMFP#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace.  Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair.  With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever…  Here are some of the artists featured today.  Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff,  John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

November 29, 2014
Editor In Chief

ThanfulHave you been enjoying your Thanksgiving Weekend? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we give “Thanks.” The show we postponed from last weekend to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Ruffin, airs today. Every song we play has “Thanks,” “Thank You” or “Thankful” in the title. Artists on board include: the Temptations, Kirk Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Myers, Billy Eckstine, the Beatles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Ikettes, Atlantic Starr, Brook Benton, the Impressions and more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Weekend and eat that last bit of turkey leftovers, I say “Thank You” in advance for joining me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #GSP @RadioMax

August 10, 2013
Editor In Chief

BobbyJay“Great Soul Performances” – we’re going to salute the late George Duke and you’ll also hear from Earth, Wind & Fire, the Meters, Edwin Starr, Peaches & Herb, the Whispers, Barbara Mason, the Temptations, Larry Chance, the Chi-Lites and in concert, would you believe, Bobby Jay’s original vocal group the Laddins plus several other fantastic acts. The festivities begin at 7PM ET,  with the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM eastern time on RadioMaxMusic.com.   

Also a Happy Birthday to Bobby Jay from everyone at RadioMaxMusic

 

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