Its “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: Shalamar, the Isley Brothers, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Kool & the Gang, Al Jarreau, Patti LaBelle, Toto, Deniece Williams, Barry & Glodean White and a host of other artists. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. With all the cold and inclement weather sweeping the country, let’s warm up with some “Sweet Soul Music” later this evening with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” which you can access at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html
We’re in the middle of our “Labor Day Weekend,” and this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” on the menu will some nice tasty selections from the likes of: Kashif, the Brothers Johnson, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (that’s Will Smith for those of you that don’t remember), Melba Moore, the Isley Brothers, Jocelyn Brown & Inner Life, AWB, Roy Ayers, Billy Vera & the Beaters, Al B. Sure! and several other hit makers. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I think it’s a nice and soulful way to spend a Sunday evening. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” with me and the music on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we were originally going to present our annual “Thanksgiving Special,” however with the passing of Jimmy Ruffin this past Wednesday, I decided to postpone the scheduled show until next Saturday and to salute Jimmy Ruffin instead. So on the show aside from our tribute to Mr. Ruffin, you’ll hear: Joe Tex, the People’s Choice, Linda Clifford, the Impressions, Ike & Tina Turner, Jay Wiggins, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, the Isley Brothers, Jimmy Castor, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Ravens, Aaron “T-Bone” Walker (live in concert) and many others. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It should prove to be a very eclectic show.
I’m also thinking about my Commander-In-Chief when I was in the U.S. Army who was assassinated on this day, November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy. Powerful memories of that day. So join me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.com. Have a great Thanksgiving this coming Thursday and don’t forget the rescheduled “Thanksgiving Special” next Saturday. Later Gator!
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The group has been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music”.
Alongside a fourth brother, Vernon, the group originally performed gospel music until Vernon’s death a couple years after its original formation. After moving to the New York City area in the late 1950s, the group had modest chart successes during their early years, first coming to prominence in 1959 with their fourth single, “Shout”, written by the three brothers. Initially a modest charted single, the song eventually sold over a million copies. Afterwards the group recorded modestly successful works for a variety of labels, including the top 20 single, “Twist & Shout” and the Motown single, “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)” before recording and issuing the Grammy Award-winning hit, “It’s Your Thing” on their own label, T-Neck Records.
Initially influenced by gospel and doo-wop music, the group began experimenting with different musical styles incorporating elements of rock and funk music as well as pop balladry. The inclusion of younger brothers Ernie Isley (lead guitar, drums) and Marvin Isley (bass guitar), and Rudolph’s brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards, synthesizers) in 1973 turned the original vocal trio into a self-contained musical band. For the next full decade, the siblings recorded top-selling albums including The Heat Is On and Between the Sheets.
The six-member lineup of the band splintered in 1983, with Ernie, Marvin and Chris Jasper forming the short-lived spinoff group Isley-Jasper-Isley. Eldest member O’Kelly died in 1986 and Rudolph and Ronald released a pair of albums as a duo before Rudolph retired for life in the Christian ministry in 1989. Ronald reformed the group two years later with Ernie and Marvin in 1991; five years later in 1996, Marvin Isley left the group due to complications with diabetes. The remaining duo of Ronald and Ernie would accomplish mainstream success with the albums Eternal (2001) and Body Kiss (2003), with the former album spawning the top twenty hit, “Contagious”. As of 2013, the Isley Brothers continue to perform under the lineup of Ronald and Ernie.
Throughout their career, the Isley Brothers have had four Top 10 singles on the United States Billboard chart. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. Thirteen of those albums have been either certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions including being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Five years later, they were inducted to Hollywood’s Rockwalk and in 2003, were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. (Source: Wikipedia)
|2||Behind a Painted Smile|
|3||It’s Your Thing|
|4||Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) (with R. Kelly)|
|5||This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)|
|6||Contagious (featuring R. Kelly & Chanté Moore)|
|7||Fight the Power|
|9||Harvest for the World|
|10||I Turned You On|
|11||I Guess I’ll Always Love You|
|13||Twist and Shout|
|14||Love the One You’re With|
|15||For the Love of You|
|17||Live It Up|
|18||It’s a Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop)|
|19||Work to Do|
|20||Keep on Doin’|
|21||Take Me to the Next Phase|
|23||Between the Sheets|
|24||Pop That Thang|
|26||Was It Good to You|
|27||Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love)|
|28||Livin’ in the Life|
|29||Who Loves You Better|
|31||What It Comes Down To|
|32||Floatin’ on Your Love (featuring Angela Winbush)|
|33||Spill the Wine|
|34||What Would You Do?|
|36||Hurry Up and Wait|
|38||Girls Will Be Girls, Boys Will Be Boys|
|39||Lay Lady Lay|
|40||Get into Something|
|41||Let’s Lay Together|
|43||Just Came Here to Chill|
|44||Bless Your Heart|
|45||If He Can, You Can|
|46||Got to Have You Back|
|47||Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)|
|48||It’s Too Late|
|49||Twistin’ with Linda|
|50||I’m So Proud|