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Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

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.”

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Welcome to 2020. Our first “Great Soul Performances” of the new year will air this evening, where you’ll hear: The Escorts, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Friends Of Distinction, Brenda & the Tabulations, Cory Daye, the Bar-Kays, Joe Simon, Lee Dorsey, the Temptations, Raven Simone, Amos Millburn, Vivian Reed, Joe Cocker; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT.

On it’s heels will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where I’ve got: Luther Vandross, the Dells, the Isley Brothers, the Mary Jane Girls, Run D.M.C. with Steven Tyler & Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, the Fat Boys, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Teri DeSario with Harry Casey and many others. It all begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Encore time; as always, will be tomorrow Sunday beginning at 5PM eastern time. Let’s get 2020 off to a fantastic and soulful start with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm / Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As we continue with our holiday week, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we get ready for the new year and the new decade, with our annual “New Year’s Eve” shows.

We’ve got party tunes, New Year’s Eve tunes and some left over Christmas songs. On “G.S.P.” we’ll hear from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, the Shells, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Luther Vandross & Darlene Love, the Manhattans. Toni Braxton, Take 6, Brian McKnight, John Legend and my former co-worker; New York’s Morning Mayor from WMCA, WABC, and WCBS-FM, Harry Harrison, and several others.

The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then beginning at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “G.S.P. 2,” where the party music will be coming from: Prince & the Revolution, the Temptations, Rick James, Tina Turner, the Salsoul Orchestra, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Margo Sylvia & the Tune Weavers, the New Kids On The Block, Marvin Sease, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” and don’t forget, encore performances happens tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern Time. It all happens on the best music station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this last weekend before the holidays, would you believe, winter officially begins at 11:19 tonight, and this morning as we speak, I’m working feverishly with Santa to put together 2 holiday playlists of music to aid you in your last minute holiday shopping and tree trimming activities. You’ll most likely hear on “Great Soul Performances”: Jimmy Castor, Jose Feliciano, the Golden Gate Quartet, Nat “King” Cole, Luther Vandross, Chris Brown, and I think I’m going to be singing myself with the likes of the “Legendary” Teenagers, Joel & the Dymensions (in the guise of Santa’s Doo Wop Helpers) and with Kid Kyle & his Kool Kats, also you’ll hear Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, the Salsoul Orchestra and others. It will start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.

And if that weren’t enough, at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT it will be time for more Holiday music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll present: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Run D.M.C., Gerald Alston, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Ray Charles and a lot more. Encore time as always will happen tomorrow Sunday at 5PM ET. It all happens here on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Now, like Emu & Doug, Santa and I have to get back to work. HO! HO! HO!

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Frank Wilson

Frank Edward Wilson (December 5, 1940 – September 27, 2012) was an American songwriter, singer and record producer for Motown Records.

In 1965, Berry Gordy asked the producers Hal Davis and Marc Gordon to set up an office of Motown in Los Angeles. Wilson accepted an offer to join the team. In December 1965, “Stevie” by Patrice Holloway (V.I.P. 25001) was the first single released from the West Coast operation and featured Wilson in the songwriting credits. Asked by Gordy to re-locate to Detroit, Wilson went on to write and produce hit records for Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Miracles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, and more. He became particularly important after Holland-Dozier-Holland left the company. Additionally, after leaving Motown, Wilson produced a gold disc earning album by Lenny Williams, former lead singer for Tower of Power, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, former members of the Fifth Dimension, Alton McClain & Destiny, New Birth and the Grammy nominated album, Motown Comes Home.

He also launched his own publishing firms, Traco Music and Specolite Music, Ascap and BMI companies. During the next four years, Wilson recorded, released and published more than 40 copyrighted compositions, including, “It Must Be Love”, by Judy Wieder & John Footman, “Stares and Whispers” by Terry McFadden and John Footman, “Star Love” by Judy Wieder and John Footman, and “You Got Me Running” by Judy Wieder and Clay Drayton. Earlier, Wilson had also tried his hand at being a recording artist himself, recording the single “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” for release on the Motown subsidiary label ‘Soul.’ Supposedly 250 demo 45s were pressed, but by that time Wilson decided he would rather focus on producing and he had the demos trashed. Somehow at least two known copies survived, one of which fetched over £25,000 in May 2009.

Because of the scarcity of the original single and the high quality of the music (it was one of the most popular records in the Northern soul movement), it has been championed as one of the rarest and most valuable records in history (along with other “impossible to find” records by such acts as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and the Five Sharps).

Wilson left Motown in 1976 and became a born again Christian. He became a minister, traveling and writing books with his wife Bunny Wilson, and was also involved in the production of gospel music as well. In 2004, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Vision International University in Ramona, California and founded the New Dawn Christian Village in Los Angeles.

Wilson died on September 27, 2012 in Duarte, California after a long battle with prostate cancer, he was 71 years old.

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. The group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968, pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music. The band members are known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and dress style. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music.

Featuring five male vocalists and dancers (save for brief periods with fewer or more members), the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. The founding members came from two rival Detroit vocal groups: Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, and Melvin Franklin of Otis Williams & the Distants, and Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams of the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin, who was the lead vocalist on a number of the group’s biggest hits, including “My Girl” (1964), “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (1966), and “I Wish It Would Rain” (1967). Ruffin was replaced in 1968 by Dennis Edwards, with whom the group continued to record hit records such as “Cloud Nine” (1969) and “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)” (1970). The group’s lineup has changed frequently since the departures of Kendricks and Paul Williams from the act in 1971. Later members of the group have included singers such as Richard Street, Damon Harris, Ron Tyson, and Ali-Ollie Woodson, with whom the group scored a late-period hit in 1984 with “Treat Her Like a Lady”.

Over the course of their career, the Temptations released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles. Their music has earned three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for “Cloud Nine” in 1969 – and in 2013 received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

Otis Williams (born Otis Miles Jr.; October 30, 1941) is an American baritone singer. Nicknamed “Big Daddy”, he is occasionally also a songwriter and a record producer. Williams is the founder and last surviving original member of the Motown vocal group The Temptations, a group in which he continues to perform; he also owns the rights to the Temptations name.

Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as “The Way You Do the Things You Do”, “Get Ready”, and “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”. As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the number-one single “Keep on Truckin'”.

Paul Williams (July 2, 1939 – August 17, 1973) was an American baritone singer and choreographer. Williams was noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the Motown group The Temptations. Along with Elbridge “Al” Bryant, Otis Williams, and fellow Alabamians Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin, Williams was a member of The Temptations during the “Classic Five” period. Personal problems and failing health forced Williams to retire in 1971. He was found dead two years later as the result of an apparent suicide.

David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname “Blue”, was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a founding member of Motown singing group The Temptations from 1960 to 1994.

Elbridge “Al” Bryant (September 28, 1939 – October 26, 1975) was an American tenor, and one of the founding members of Motown singing group The Temptations.

David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964–68) during the group’s “Classic Five” period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”.

Dennis Edwards Jr. (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018) was an American soul and R&B singer who was best known as the frontman 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, Edwards was the lead singer of The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, a Temptations splinter group.

Tuesday 10pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs – June 5, 1965

t50061965Join Ron Kovacs for a new installment of the RadioMax Classic Countdown.  This week we go back to June 5, 1965 and feature the Top 50 Hits of the week. 

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, which means on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Mother” “Mama,” “Mommy,” “Mom,” “Ma,” and even “Mothers-In-Law.” This time out I’ll be playing a lot of songs I’ve never played before, to celebrate our mothers. I also have a song about a woman who was a surrogate mom to me, and other members of my original vocal group the Laddins. So on the playlist are: The Jackson 5, Frankie Lymon, the Teenagers, Aretha Franklin, the Spinners, Ernie K-Doe, Jackie Wilson, Ruth Brown, the Five Keys, Tupac Shakur, James Brown, the Temptations, Tyrone Davis, the Laddins, the Ohio Players, the Students, Boyz II Men, the Moonglows, Formerly the Harlettes, B.B. King & Bobby “Blue” Bland; live in concert and many more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” will present: The Dells, Michael Henderson, Lakeside, New Edition, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Kool & the Gang, Bloodstone, Phoebe Snow, Mr. T., Sade, Tavares, Jermaine Jackson, GQ, the Temptations and several others. At 3PM eastern time tomorrow Sunday, we’re down to the final two instalments of the “Top 700 Disco Countdown” which I host, and following we will air encore performances of this evening’s “G.S.P” & “G.S.P. 2 The 80s.” It’s gonna be a fantabulous weekend of music here on RadioMaxMusic.Com, and don’t forget to do something spectacular for Mom on her day tomorrow.

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 60’s

Today we feature music from the 60’s

Tuesday 1pm: Sounds of The 80s

Thursday 6pm: The Chain with Ron Kovacs

This installment of the Chain features our travels starting with “Summer Rain” and ends with “Crazy”.  Listen as we travel through song titles. 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

Thursday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s