This is Passover and Easter Week where we are hopefully with our families and doing a lot of spiritual reflecting. This evening, I want you to join me for some musical reflection on “Great Soul Performances,” where you will hear songs by: James Gadson with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Tito Puente, the Temptations, Sam & Dave, First Choice, Dyke & the Blazers, Joe Tex, James Brown & Vickie Anderson, the Mighty Sparrow, Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown, Pete Wingfield & the Olympic Runners, Freddie Scott, Buddy Miles; “live in concert” and more. We get underway at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT with “Great Soul Performances.” I’ll be looking for you later this evening at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com. With Easter Sunday coming up this Sunday, that means that Monday April 17th is the start of “Beach Music Season” and our Monday show will be dedicated to “Beach Music.” Be here, or be square!
Coming up in about an hour on “Great Soul Performances,” we will salute and pay tribute to the late Chuck Berry. You’ll hear Chuck’s biggest hits plus his comments on his career, and tributes from guitarists like Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. You’ll hear Chuck Berry recorded live with Tina Turner as well as with Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. We’ll also have music from: Al Green, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke; live in concert. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We will be Chuck Berry intensive on the first day of Spring on “Great Soul Performances” right here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The Temptations are an American vocal group known 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 2015, the Temptations continue to perform with one original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.
Featuring five male vocalists and dancers, 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 – 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
It’s going to be a very busy evening on “Great Soul Performances” with music from: A Taste of Honey, Frankie Lymon, the Dynamic Superiors, Tower of Power, the Blues Image, Carl Feaster & the Chords, the Spinners, the Chantels, the Temptations, Pookie Hudson & the Spaniels; two concert tracks from the Commodores & Betty Wright and a tribute to the late Bobby Freeman who passed away on Saturday January 28th. I think you’re going to love this show. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’m looking to see you later for “Great Soul Performances” at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
It is sooo cold all up and down the east coast with even snow in some places, therefore we’ll try to warm things up this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On the playist: The Contours, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, War, Solomon Burke, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Arthur Prysock, the Temptations; once again, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge with your humble host live in concert at the Austin J. Tobin Plaza of the lamented World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and a whole lot more of many hits. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for a couple of hours of “Sweet Soul Music” on “Great Soul Performances” at RadioMaxMusic.
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when we commemorate his birth; which officially was yesterday, “Great Soul Performances” has on tap this evening to entertain you: The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Billy Griffin & the Miracles, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass, Mandrill, the Chantels, Ahmad Jamal, the Moonglows; live in concert, Eddie Kendricks, the Dells, the Magnificent Men, the Temptations, Billy Stewart, James Brown & the Famous Flames, the Sons Of Saint Rocco and many more. How about that? We begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. BTW, hello to all my friends and fans in the Los Angeles area, whom I got up close and personal with this past Saturday night when the “Legendary” Teenagers and I performed in Cerritos, California. So join me later this evening when we convene for “Great Soul Performances” at the home of the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Christmas music abounds this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” It’s our annual “Christmas Show.” Oh we are going to have fantabulous time with music from: Nat “King” Cole, James Brown, the Drifters, Eartha Kitt, Kid Kyle & Yours Truly, B.B. King, Charles Brown, Deniece & Vince Montana, the Whispers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Temptations, Darlene Love; live in concert and a bevy of other holiday favorites. The jingle bells begin ringing at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Please join me and bring a container of egg nog when we meet under the mistletoe this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.