On this eve of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on the playlist will be songs by: David Ruffin, the Temptations, James Brown, the Sandpebbles, Little Stevie Wonder, Carlton Jumel Smith, the O’Jays, Little Willie John, the Coasters, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, my group, the Laddins with legendary radio air personality; my co-worker at WWRL, Gerry Bledsoe (Jolly Jerry B), live at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village New York and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, I’ll lay on your ears “Great Soul performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Irene Cara, Barry White, GrandMaster Flash, Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn, the Capris, Hall & Oates, Shalamar, Manhattan Transfer, Third World, Patti LaBelle, Process & the Doo Rags and more. Now, if you wish to hear them again (if it won’t interfere with your Super Bowl experience) the encore performances happen tomorrow beginning at 5PM eastern time.
It’s all on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Wishing good luck and all the best to the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Programming Note: I think most of you have heard that I lost another friend and co-worker this week. Ironically at 101 PM on Tuesday January 28th, we lost “New York’s Morning Mayor” Harry Harrison of WMCA 570 AM, WABC 770 AM and WCBS-FM 101.1. So next Saturday February 8th, I’ll be paying tribute to Harry on “Great Soul Performances.” I hope you’ll tune in. And remember to “Unwrap Each Day Like A Precious Gift.”
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.
When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be saluting the city of Memphis, Tennessee, with many of the artists from Stax and Hi Records. In addition, you’ll hear recollections and the sounds of my former Memphis Radio Station; the Big 1070 Soul, WDIA. On the playlist will be: Booker T. & the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles, the Soul Children, Otis Redding, Al Green, Ollie & the Nightingales, Isaac Hayes, the Temprees, the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor and more. It begins at 7PM ET, then immediately following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be presenting music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Madonna, Tone Loc, Jocko Henderson, the Main Ingredient, Yarbrough & Peoples, Ben E. King, New Edition, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis and several others. I thinks it’s going to be a good evening for music and memories as we spotlight the music of Memphis and the 50,000 watt Soul Giant, WDIA and fabulous 80s sounds on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s,” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
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.
I hope you’re enjoying your President’s Day. Coming up on “Great Soul Performances” will be: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Freda Payne, Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Nina Simone, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Righteous Brothers, Sylvia, Josh Stone, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Minnie Riperton, the Four Tops, Luther Vandross; live in concert, and more. Drop by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
On this very cold Monday, I hope I can warm you up later this evening on “Great Soul Performances” with music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Walter Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Dramatics, Al Green, the Soul Children, Baby Washington, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Joss Stone, Clyde McPhatter, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye (live in concert) and more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We’re at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” with “Great Soul Performances” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
For our first “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” of 2017 this evening, artists on the playlist will include: Barry & Glodean White, Stacy Lattisaw, Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin, the Four Tops, Luther Vandross, Run D.M.C., Marvin Gaye, Prince, Grandmaster Flash and many others. The program begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It’s going to be a great evening of music with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s RadioMaxMusic.Com.
It’s still Christmas week, it’s the first day of winter and I’m not yet through with Christmas music. I guess you could call Monday’s “Great Soul Performances” “Christmas Show Part One,” so we’ll call tonight’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” “Christmas Show Part Two.” In our holiday stocking we find: Prince, R. Kelly, the Isley Brothers, the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson, Chris Brown, Run D.M.C., Destiny’s Child, Manhattan Transfer, Gerald Alston, the Four Tops, Jimmy Castor, the Stylistics and I’ve dug out some great Christmas “Doo Wop” songs from the 80s by the Tune Weavers, the Uniques, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners and the Echelons. It’s going to be a fantastic mixed bag of holiday music this evening starting at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Christmas Show Part Two” from the North Pole studio of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Congratulations to Michael Phelps on winning his 19th Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. With that in mind, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we will play songs relating to Rio and the Olympics by artists like: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Nat “King” Cole, the Two Step Orchestra; Gloria & Tony Nazzaro (my cousins), the Ritchie Family, Barry Manilow, Xavier Cugat, and also songs by Jimmy Castor, Joe Bataan, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, the Vibrations, the Magnificent Men, another from my fellow WWRL “Soul Brother,” Imhotep Gary Byrd, Curtis Mayfield; live in concert from the Bitter End in New York City and several others. The “Samba” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So, will I see you later? Looking for you when I lay “Great Soul Performances” on your ears at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening with a “bowl full of soul” featuring: Jackie Wilson and Count Basie, Marvin Gaye, the O’Jays, Betty Wright, the Buddy Miles Express, Ruth Brown, the Artistics, the Four Tops, Sam Cooke, Freddie Scott, the late Billy Paul; “live in concert,” from London, England, plus a whole lot more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. To hear it again, go to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. Looking for you later for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The weekend Great Soul Performances Weekend Part Two! This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” on the playlist will be: Kool & the Gang, Barry White, the Four Tops, Billy Vera, Marvin Gaye, Carrie Lucas & the Whispers, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Jimmy Ruffin, New Kids On The Block, the S.O.S. Band and more. It kicks off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT with an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” following immediately at 7PM eastern. Join me for a great afternoon and evening of “Soul” on the best station on the internet RadioMaxMusic.Com.
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When we hook-up later this Saturday on RadioMaxMusic.Com for “Great Soul Performances,” we’ll hear from: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Sam & Dave (live in concert), Blue Magic, Prince, the Rascals, Michael Jackson, the Four Tops, Larry Williams & Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Chairmen Of The Board, the O’Jays and a whole lot more. It all begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, following an encore performance of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. So join me later this afternoon for some “Sweet Soul Music” where else, but on RadioMax. See Ya Later ‘Gator.
Is it really Spring? Cloudy and rainy in the south, snow all over the ground in the northeast. It can only get better.
Today on “Great Soul Performances” I’m going to begin something very special for me. I’m presenting; in monthly installments, an interview I did on WCBS-FM in the “Hall of Fame” with the late Brook Benton. Brook was a dear friend to me. I MC’d for him on several occasions and we had planned to record together. We were going to do an album; which Brook was writing and the late Eric Gale was to be guitarist on, that would be a combination singing and spoken word project. Guess what part I was doing. Unfortunately, Brook passed away on April 9, 1988 before we could get into the studio and get it done. I reached down into the archive and pulled out this interview that we did on September 17, 1987 and I’m proud to present it to you starting today and every month throughout the rest of the year.
Brook Benton was such a prolific singer, songwriter, producer and performer, that should not be forgotten. He should be remembered and revered. He’s got great stories to tell. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Also on the program you’ll hear: Al Green, the Chi-Lites, Jackie Moore, Love Unlimited, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, the Manhattans, the Four Tops, Louis Williams & the Ovations, the Ramsey Lewis Trio; “live in concert” and more. It jumps off at 7PM EDT, 6PM CDT, 5PM MDT, & 4PM PDT, following an encore of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM EDT. As you see, a full plate today, so join me for the fun on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It 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.
On today’s show you’ll hear: Edwin Starr, Major Lance, Earth, Wind & Fire, a brand new song from Earl Young’s Trammps, the Reflections, Jimmy Castor, the Four Tops, Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers, Tavares, a profile of Baby Washington, Natalie Cole, Mavis Staples and Ruth Brown; live in concert. Once again, that’ll happen at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Please join me later for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.