In the words of the Jamies, “It’s Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!” At 6:07 AM eastern time this past Thursday, Summer 2018 officially began, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer” from artists like: War, Kool & the Gang, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, James Brown, Sarah Vaughan, the Chantels, Richard Barrett, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Sly & the Family Stone, Nat “King” Cole, Miles Davis, Johnny Mathis (live) and others. The “Summer” music begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: The Trammps, Chris Rea, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, the Four Tops, Kashif, Grandmaster Flash, Minnie Riperton & Peabo Bryson, Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey, Anita Baker, the Gap Band and more. That show starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. I think it’s gonna be a fun evening of music with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
There is no “Shutdown” at RadioMax. Therefore on “Great Soul Performances” tonight at 7PM ET, you’ll hear: Joe Tex, Jackson Five, Five Stairsteps, Jackie Wilson, Dells, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Four Tops, Trammps, Avons, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Timothy Wilson, a cut from the new CD from my surrogate son Kid Kyle, from their acapella album; taken from practice tapes, Sheps, Joel & the Dymensions, Tower of Power (live) and more.
Then following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” I received so many positive responses about last week’s “1980s Remakes,” we’re doing it again today with songs from artists like: The Impressions, Stephanie Mills, Tierra, Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson, War, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Manhattans, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Larry Graham, Blues Brothers, New Edition and several others. The “80s Remakes” begins at 9PM ET. It’s gonna be exciting this evening when I come your way with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DON’T MISS IT!
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.
Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive” (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), “Let Me Know (I Have a Right)” (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and “I Am What I Am” (R&B number 82, 1983).
Gaynor was a singer with the Soul Satisfiers, a jazz/pop band, in the 1960s. As Gloria Fowler she recorded “Will You Be My Guy / Train Of Love” for a small Chicago label releasing a second single “She’ll Be Sorry/Let Me Go Baby” as Gloria Gaynor in 1965.
Her first real success came in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye, which established her as a disco artist. The first side of this album consisted of three disco songs (“Honey Bee”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There“), with no breaks in between the songs. This 19-minute dance marathon proved to be enormously popular, especially at dance clubs. All three songs were released as singles via radio edits, and all of them became hits. The album was instrumental in introducing disco music to the public, “Never Can Say Goodbye” becoming the first song to top Billboard magazine’s dance chart. Capitalizing on the success of her first album, Gloria Gaynor quickly released her second album, Experience Gloria Gaynor, later that same year. While this album was also successful, it was not quite as popular as her previous album in the mainstream.
Some of her lesser-known singles, due to lack of recurrent airplay — including “Honey Bee” (1974), “Casanova Brown” (1975), and “Let’s Make A Deal” (1976) — became hits in the clubs and reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s disco charts. After her 1976 album, I’ve Got You, Gaynor shifted from her hit production team, to work with other productions. While it seemed like a good move, her subsequent producers did not seem to match Gaynor’s vocal approach and style as well. (Source: wikipedia)
|1||I Will Survive|
|2||Never Can Say Goodbye|
|3||I Never Knew|
|4||How High the Moon|
|5||Reach Out I’ll Be There|
|6||Let Me Know (I Have a Right)|
|7||I Am What I Am|
|8||Walk On By|
|10||Real Good People|
|11||Anybody Wanna Party|
|12||(If You Want It) Do It Yourself|
|13||Mighty High (with The Trammps)|
|14||All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin’|
|18||Let’s Mend What’s Been Broken|
|19||Let’s Make a Deal|