This evening, “Great Soul Performances” rolls out our annual Christmas show. This year though, I’ll be playing a lot of songs that I haven’t for you before, or songs that I haven’t played in several years. So, on Santa’s list will be artists (or elves) such as: Sam Cooke, of course, Nat “King” Cole, Johnny Otis with Little Esther & Mel Walker, Joe Tex, the Moonglows, the Supremes, Charles Brown, Freddie King, the O’Jays, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, Louis Jordan, a selection from Kid Kyle and yours truly, plus a couple of tracks from the brand new Christmas CD by the Coasters called, “Christmas With the Coasters,” Darlene Love; live in concert, and a sleigh full of other holiday treats. Santa, Rudolph and the other Reindeer, will be leading the charge at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, coming down the chimney at RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Programming Note: Tomorrow on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” it’ll be day 2 of our Christmas show, will all those holiday songs from the 1980’s. Also next weekend, both shows will be ringing out the old year and ringing in the new, with a weekend of Pre-New Year’s Eve tunes to keep you in a very festive mood. So please join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” A Stocking Stuffer from me to you. Ho! Ho! Ho! (There You Go Again, Calling Me “Out My Name!”)
“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” is now being heard on Sunday evenings at 7PM eastern starting today, so, this evening you’ll be hearing from: Stevie Wonder, the Whispers, the O’Jays, Sylvia, Grand Master Flash, Joyce Sims & Jimmy Castor, Madonna, Peaches & Herb, the Jacksons, the Temptations and more. Remember beginning today, tune in for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Happy Independence Day. Happy Fourth of July to one and all. I hope the weather is good wherever you are, so you can go out and enjoy whatever activities you have planed. As for me, I’ll be indoors, polishing the dance floor and the disco ball and waiting for you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” where for the holiday, the music will be all “Disco!” Once again I was reminiscing about the great disco emporiums that Cynthia and I and all the “Soul Brothers” from WWRL used to party the night away, back in the day. Places like of course, Studio 54, Leviticus, Regine’s, the Electric Circus, the Roxy, Roseland, New York, New York, Infinity and so many others. So, we’ll try our best to evoke those memories with music from the Trammps, the Weather Girls, the Village People, Donna Summer, the Commodores, M.F.S.B., Voyage, the O’Jays, Gloria Gaynor, Sylvester, McFadden & Whitehead and so many more. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, following the encore performance of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. I think it’s gonna be a great Fourth of July Saturday, jam packed with fantastic music for the holiday. I took my “Platform Shoes” (I hope I don’t fall off of them) and my “Bell Bottom Trousers” and “Polyester Shirt” out of the closet and I am ready to get down and party like it’s 1976. Won’t you join me? In the words of the late Don Cornelius, “You Can Bet Last Money, It’s All Gonna Be A Stone Gas Honey” later this evening 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.
“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” comes to you later this afternoon with music from: Shalamar, the Bar-Kays, Madonna, my brother and former co-worker at WWRL, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Regina Belle, the Whispers, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Anita Baker, the O’Jays, Melba Moore and a whole lot more. We begin at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. And again a reminder, next week; and for the next 3 weeks, we’ll be coming to you from the Fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition (The “Big E”) in West Springfield, Massachusetts. But don’t forget to join me later this afternoon for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.