Aretha Franklin (1942-20018)

with Dennis Edwards
Welcome to this special edition of The Science of Soul as I celebrate the life of a music icon Ms Aretha Louise Franklin 'The Queen Of Soul.'  Aretha lost her long battle with pancreatic cancer three days ago (16-08-2018,) she fought that battle with dignity and courage just as she had lived her life ..  there will never be another Queen of Soul. She was born in Memphis but moved to Detroit as a small child, she was Detroit to the bone, she loved the City and the City loved her. The music I have selected for this show are not necessarily her biggest hits, but they are songs that showcase her amazing talent and that are very dear to me personally. We all know the huge hits "Respect," "Natural Woman," and countless others, so I thought I would approach this tribute from a different angle, I sincerely hope you enjoy the music I have selected, some you may have forgotten, some you just might never have heard before, but the all have that unique stamp the incredible voice and style of THE QUEEN OF SOUL. Rest in Peace Aretha the music and legacy that you have left will live forever  ...

Sunday's playlist for 19-08-2018
Hour One
United Together
I'm Not Strong Enough
Until You Come Back To Me
Oh Me Oh My (I'm Fool For You Baby)
I Was Made For You
Giving In
Day Dreaming
I Can't See Myself Leaving You
Take Me With You
It's Just Your Love
No One Could Ever Love You More
One Step Ahead
Willing To Forgive
Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Hour Two
The Wind
If She Don't Want Your Love
Holdin' On
Look Into Your Heart
U Can't See Me
In Case You Forgot
Put It Back Together Again
I Wanna Make It Up To You (ft. Levi Stubbs)
I'm In Love

"I'd like to help the world understand why Aretha Franklin was such a beloved and uniquely special singer... When Aretha first came on the musical scene, Americans were full of hope that better days had arrived in terms of justice and equality for all... She was a major player in our quest for a better day. Not only did we young people love her music, but so did our parents. Aretha was the first and last singer to be fully generational transcending.... Everyone anxiously waited for her next song to be released. And Aretha always had her finger on the pulse of the people. Her talent was far and above all other contemporary artists of her time. Her music gave us more than just something we could listen to.... Aretha gave us something that we could feel deep inside...
I must recognize Aretha as the greatest vocalist American has ever produced...
Aretha Franklin was to music... What Muhammad Ali was to boxing.. A real 'she-ro'...And the greatest.... 
Love you madly!" - Clinton Coleman

Aretha's Albums:
The Gospel Soul Of Aretha Franklin (Checker Records 1956)
Aretha (Columbia Records 1961)
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Columbia Records 1962)
Tender The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin (Columbia Records 1962)
Laughing On The Outside (Columbia Records 1963)
Unforgettable (Columbia Records 1964)
Songs Of Faith (Checker Records 1964)
Running Out Of Fools (Columbia Records 1964)
Yeah!!! (Columbia Records 1965)
Queen Of Soul (Columbia Records 1965)
Once In A Lifetime (Columbia Records 1965)
Soul Sister (Columbia Records 1966)
Take It Like You Give It (Columbia Records 1967)
I Never Loved A Man The Way That I Love You (Atlantic Records 1967)
Aretha Arrives (Atlantic Records 1967)
Take A Look (Early recordings) (Columbia Records 1967)
Aretha: Lady Soul (Atlantic Records 1968)
Aretha Now (Atlantic Records 1968)
Aretha In Paris (Atlantic Records 1968)
Aretha Franklin: Soul '69 (Atlantic 1969)
Today I Sing The Blues (Columbia Records 1969)
Soft And Beautiful (Columbia Records 1969)
I Say A Little Prayer (Atlantic Records 1969)
Aretha Franklin Live (Atlantic Records 1969)
This Girl's In Love With You (Atlantic Records 1970)
Spirit In The Dark (Atlantic Records 1970)
Two Sides Of Love (Atlantic Records 1970)
Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Atlantic Records 1971)
Young, Gifted And Black (Atlantic Records 1972)
Amazing Grace (Atlantic Records 1972)
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) (Atlantic Records 1973)
Let Me Into Your Life (Atlantic Records 1974)
With Everything I Feel In Me (Atlantic Records 1974)
You (Atlantic Records 1975)
Sparkle (Atlantic Records 1976)
Sweet Passion (Atlantic Records 1977)
Satisfaction (Atlantic Records 1977)
Almighty Fire (Atlantic Records 1978)
La Diva (Atlantic Records 1979)
Aretha (Arista Records 1980)
Love All The Hurt Away (Arista Records 1981)
Jump To It (Arista Records 1982)
Get It Right (Arista Records 1983)
Who's Zoomin' Who? (Arista Records 1985)
Aretha (Arista Records 1986)
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (Arista Records 1987)
Through The Storm (Arista Records 1989)
What You See Is What You Sweat (Arista Records 1991)
A Rose Is Still A Rose (Arista Records 1998)
So Damn Happy (Arista Records 2003)
This Christmas (DMI Records 2008)
A Woman Falling Out of Love (Walmart release 2011)
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics (RCA Records 2014)


Daneen Wilburn & Ty Causey

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul from the new Black Country Radio studios, they are all up and running-ish, so normal service is resumed. I have two Featured Albums this week, first up is my good friend, I call 'Mister Consistent' being Ty Causey, with his latest set titled "Mr Mellow,"  and is just what you'd expect from Fort Wayne's favourite son, that's smooth and polished. I think this album will continue to cement his growing reputation. Ty is also a guy you need to catch live if you get chance great singer and great entertainer.

The second Feature Album of the week is the debut set from San Diego Soul lady Daneen Wilburn and a very accomplished set it is. I see big things for this lady and with a little promotion and luck this album could really be the launch pad. Other new music comes from Southern soulman C. Wright and the latest single from Diva Dee written produced and features Snatch Nelson. There are a lot of nice old school classics this week some you just might not know or have forgotten so sit back and enjoy and please be sure to tell a friend about the Science of Soul

Playlist for Sunday 12-08-2018
Hour One
Muscle Shoals Horns - She Was Once My Woman
C. Wright - Tickle Box
Coldjack - Something Got To Give
Big Brooklyn Red - Takin' It To Far
Imma - Around The World
Ty Causey - Mr Mellow
Ty Causey - Cant Stop
Diva Dee ft Snatch Nelson - Sweat
Charlie Wilson - My Love Is All I Have
Charlene & The Soul Serenaders - Love Changes
L A Boppers - La La La Means I Love You
The Delfonics - Can You Remember
Dynamic Superiors - Shoe Shoe Shine

Hour Two
Pops - I Love You 1000 Ways
Dee Harvey - Leave Well Enough Alone
Daneen Wilburn - After All This Time
Daneen Wilburn - The Only Way
Slique Jay Adams - We Are ne
Loleatta Holloway - Worn Out Broken Heart
Bobby Helmz - Got A Feelin' For You
The Dells - I'll Make You My Girl
Fantastic Four - Let This Moment Last
L J Johnson - Staring Into Space
Zingara - Love Calling


Darryl Anders AgapeSoul

It's Science of Soul time thanks for stopping by, this week I Feature the excellent new set from Darryl AndersAgapeSoul "Conversations," this is a very accomplished affair with great production from start to finish - it was hard to select 3 tracks, but don't worry there will be more to follow over the next few weeks. Soul Junction records latest 45 is a real gem from Robert Montgomery, and as I always remind you these are pressed in limited quantities so get them while you can. Other new music this week comes from St. Louis soul queen, Uvee Hayes with current album titled "From A Woman's Point Of View,"getting great revues and it's easy to see why.

Houston soulman Lomax is back today with a new single, and I've also have the lead single from Cornell CC Carters new album "One Love." A new name on the Science of Soul is Trenton, New Jersey's very own Show Tyme ... this guy can sang, love his new album "Loves Truth."  There are lots of great tracks for the Old Skool folks too, listen out for Rick Webb's late 1980s classic "Sitting On Your Doorstep" it still sounds great. Ok it's music time sit back hit the play button and enjoy ...

Sunday's playlist for 29-07-2018
Hour One
Jean Carne - My Love Don't Come Easy
Chris Jasper - Like I Do
Cornell CC Carter - That's My Baby
Walter Beasley - Music
Saskia - Secret Lover
Darryl Anders AgapeSoul - Changes
Darryl Anders AgapeSoul - The Way We Love
Robert Montgomery - I Love You So
Sheree Brown - It's A Pleasure
Lomax - Let The Rain Come
Miracle Thomas - You Take My Breath Away
Sunstone - I Love You Way To Much
Show Tyme - Come On Home To Me

Me, Rick Webb & JJ Barnes
Hour Two
Rick James - Make Love To Me
Randy Brown - If I Don't Love You
Uvee Hayes - What Colour Is Love
Robert Montgomery - Love Song About You
Side Effect - Midnite Lover
Al Johnson - Anything This Wonderful
Rick Webb - Sitting On Your Doorstep
Darryl Anders AgapeSoul - The Lesson
Tiffany Purnell - Whenever Your Ready
Douglas Green - Don't Cry
David Oliver - Summer Love

Darryl Anders AgapeSoul biography:-

AgapéSoul is the brainchild of bassist Darryl Anders, who grew up playing trumpet before switching to bass. Early in his career, the veteran Bay Area bassist had spent many years immersed in the world of music-oriented video gaming platforms, reproducing songs for best-selling products like Karaoke Revolution, Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Seeking a more personal creative outlet for his own burgeoning artistry, he brought together a collective of musical friends to help him record a batch of jazz and R&B oriented songs he had co-written with renowned pianist, recording artist and jazz educator Dr. Joe Gilman. Even without major promotion, Believe in Love, the first album under the name AgapéSoul, earned comparisons to popular R&B/jazz ensembles Incognito and Brand New Heavies – and hit #1 on the UK Soul Chart and #7 on the UK Soul Top 30 Best of 2012. More @ http://www.agapesoul.com/bio.html