Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

January 12, 2019
Editor In Chief

On this very cold Saturday, I’ll try to warm you up this evening with some “Hot Soul Music” on “Great Soul Performances.” On tap are: Lou Rawls, First Choice, Lenny Welch, the Jacksons, the Temptations, the Sylvers, Angel Rissoff, Phil Granito, the Radiants, Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, the Velours, Stevie Wonder; live in concert from the White House and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, the Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, Jocelyn Brown & Inner Life, Sheila E. & Prince, Alexander O’Neal, Gloria Estefan and more.

Both shows will air encore performances tomorrow Sunday, after the next installment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM eastern time. Spend the weekend with me and the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

January 5, 2019
Editor In Chief

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” it will be all about “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson. We lost her on Thursday December 13, 2018, so on G.S.P. we’ll be Nancy Wilson intensive. You’ll hear most of her big hits, her remakes, a live performance and a few surprises. Our tribute begins 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” comes your way, where you’ll hear: Aretha Franklin, New Edition, the Temptations, Levert, Babyface, the O’Jays, the Blues Brothers, GQ, Angela Winbush, Heatwave, Freddie Jackson and more.

Tomorrow Sunday at 3PM eastern time, another segment of our “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” A great weekend of music with “Great Soul Performances,” “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” and the “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

December 29, 2018
Editor In Chief

We are wrapping up Christmas week, and heading into the new year of 2019 this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with leftover Christmas songs and other songs of the season, with our “New Year’s Eve” show where you’ll hear from: Lou Rawls, Charles Brown, the Manhattan Transfer, Nat “King” Cole, the Manhattans, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chuck Jackson, Aaron Neville, the Shirelles, the Glows (aka Joel & the Dymensions featuring Joel Katz, Eugene Pitt and yours truly), the Heartbeats, Darlene Love, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Bobby Darin and so much more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

The holiday festivities continue at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Ray Charles, the Temptations, El DeBarge, the Tune Weavers, Rick James, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Buster Poindexter, the Whispers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Pointer Sisters, Bono & U2, Ray Parker, Jr., Gerald Alston, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Prince; live in concert and several others.

Don’t forget, if you miss these shows, or want to hear them again, they will be rerun tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time, following the next segment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM ET. Our last weekend of 2018 will be a fun one with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the “Home of the Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy New Year!

Friday 10pm: Black History Month Feature Artist – The Temptations

February 2, 2018
Editor In Chief

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s; their work with producer Norman Whitfield, which started 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 flashy wardrobe. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history.

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 original founding members were originally members of 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 have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for “Cloud Nine” in 1969[5] – 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 also ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time.

As of 2017, the Temptations continue to perform with one original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup (Williams also owns all rights to the Temptations name). – Wikipedia

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

December 9, 2017
Editor In Chief

“Great Soul Performances” this evening will be dedicated to my dear friend and singing buddy, the late Angel Rissoff; “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” who passed away last month. I was always in awe of Angel and his unlimited talent, be it singing with Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, Kenny Vance & the Planotones or with Phil Granito, Seth Glassman and myself as the Sons Of Saint Rocco, and of course his solo output which made him a star on the “Beach Music” circuit. You’ll hear Angel’s interpretations of songs by: The Manhattans, the Temptations, the Radiants, the Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Darrell Banks, the Rosalinde Block Party, and Eugene Pitt from his solo album “Steppin’ Out In Front; I Love Beach Music” and our tribute to one of our favorite Angel Rissoff songs, featuring Johnny Gale who co-wrote and played on the original as well as ours, and more. The tribute begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think you’re going to enjoy some great soul music from “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” the late Angel Rissoff. Immediately following will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Oran “Juice” Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Ruffin, Manhattan Transfer, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Cameo, the Gap Band, Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes and many others. G.S.P. 2: The 80s starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a jam packed 4 hours of soul at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profile – The Temptations

November 19, 2017
Editor In Chief

The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group was highly influential in the evolution of R&B and soul music. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2017, the Temptations continue to perform with one original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

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 original founding members were originally members of 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 have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles, and their material has earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations were the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for “Cloud Nine” in 1969[5] – 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 also ranked at number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time. – Wikipedia

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

July 3, 2017
Editor In Chief

I hope you’re enjoying the long “4th of July” weekend and that you’ll join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” where you’ll hear: Bobby Womack, the Temptations, Tyrone Davis, MFSB, Rare Earth, the O’Jays, the Spaniels, New Birth, Arthur Prysock, the Intruders, Aretha Franklin, the Young Rascals; live in concert, and more. The show starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy Independence Day.

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