19.11.18

Kiko Pryor


On this weeks Science of Soul I will be featuring the new album from Spearsville, Louisiana native Kiko Pryor entitled"Me & My Thoughts," it's a debut album and comes highly recommended. Kiko is a popular 'live music' attraction on the Southern soul circuit and I think this album will take him to another level, it's available now at cdBaby and all the usual outlets be sure to check it out. Another new name to the Science of Soul this week is Anthony McClary the Philly soulman has delivered a song that is both thought provoking and poignant in these troubled times.

From the sunshine State of Florida I have the Special Formula Band, and representing Georgia I also have Ms Pat Cooley. Tara Keith & Mose Stovall have teamed and delivered a classic slice of Southern Soul called"These Papers," and as a little bonus you can view the video for this release at the bottom of this weeks blog. Rounding out the new releases for this I have H-Town's own Mr Leroy Allen and from Oakland, California, Auteria W. Winzer. For the Old Skool folks there's Tyrone Davis, Lonnie Hewitt, L A Connection and few other gems you might just have forgotten. 

Detroit author Don Darget as just published a book about the great work that Motown legend Kim Weston did in Detroit, it's an absolute must for any Detroit soul music fan, and is available right now on Amazon (It will make someone a great Christmas gift) it is titled "Kim Weston Festival Of The Performing Arts" I highly recommend it. 

Ok it's music time sit back pour a glass of wine and enjoy ...

Sundays Playlist for 18-11-2018
Hour One
Allspice - Slipped Away
Leroy Allen - I'm Gonna Love You
Special Formula Band ft Holly - 2 Ride Au Die
The Manhattans ft Gerald Alston - Get it Ready
Richard "Popcorn" Wylie - E S P
Kiko Pryor - Move Your Body
Kiko Pryor ft Tha Don - I'm Sorry Baby
Tyrone Thomas - We're Still In Love
Pat Cooley - I Need A Fix It Man
K Avett - Time Wont Wait
Carl Thomas - I Wish
Anthony McClary - Peace In The Streets



Hour Two
Tara Keith & Mose Stovall - These Papers
Opus 7 - I Love You
Keisa Brown - Ain't No Life After Love
Auteria W. Winzer ft Pam O'Neal - Be As One
Calvin Richardson - Looks Like You Been Crying
Mantra - Promise Me
Big L - If I Knew Then
Asante - Look What You've Done
Lonnie Hewitt - I Gotta Keep My Bluff In
L A Connection - I'll Find A Way
The Persuaders - Stay With Me
Tyrone Davis - I Cant Wait

Kiko Pryor biography:-
Kiko Pryor was born on October 24, 1979 in Farmerville, Louisiana to Alton Pryor and Mary Alice Wright-Pryor, and raised in Spearsville, Louisiana. The child of a musical family, Pryor’s love for music started early. Raised in the church, he was able to hone his musical talents playing the piano and singing in the choir. Remnants of that gospel background remain apparent in his music today.
Pryor seeks to revive the old school of R&B and push it into a new direction. In his music, the sound of artists like R. Kelly, Ron Isley, and Aaron Hall meet the deep rhythm of southern gospel. By his own description, “family, love…how much you care about people—that really forms the core of my music”. His song lyrics serve as reflections on practical, everyday experience.

12.11.18

LaToiya Williams

Thanks for stopping by The Science of Soul , this week featured album comes from L.A. based and former member of Snoop Dogg's entourage Ms LaToiya Williams. Her new album "Blue Rose" is a pretty smooth affair that I think you will enjoy, there are 3 tracks from this set included in this weeks playlist. Be sure to checkout the album. Jackson Mississippi soul lady Stephanie Luckett is getting great revues on her new release "Right Thing Wrong Man" it's a real killer cut. The ladies are featured quite heavily on this weeks new release list with NYC soul lady Mel'lisa Morgan we have the title track from her new album "Love Demands" we also have Southern soul lady Karen Wolfe and representing Cleveland Ohio Ms Conya Doss.

Luckett
Not forgetting the fella's, I have a new release from Patrick Adams called "Smile," a track that I think has a real Sly & The Family Stone feel to it, more you hear it the better it gets. I'm dipping into current albums from Brandon Wattz and Chairmen of the Board Featuring Ken Knox plus Melvin Knight's excellent set "Shades of Us". For the Old Skool folks there are classics from Little Royal, Linda Lewis and a great track from The Ultimate's "I Just Can't Stand It" that was brought to my attention by Susan Benedict over there in Indiana. Well that's just a taster so sit back relax hit the play button and feed your soul. Please always remember to tell a friend about The Science of Soul.


Playlist for Sunday 11-11-2018 
Hour One
Ronn Matlock - I Can't Forget About You
Melvin Knight - Paradise In Spring
Steve "Stone" Huff - GYTL (Give You The Love)
Stan Mosley - Thank You
Brandon Wattz - Keep It 100
The Internationals - To Sweet To Be Lonely
The Persuaders - Thin Line
Mel'lisa Morgan - Love Demands
Chairmen/Ken Knox - Words Left Unsaid
LaToiya Williams - No Time
LaToiya Williams - Save Your Love For Me
Karen Wolfe - What You Gonna Do
Patrick Adams - Smile




Hour Two

Stephanie Luckett - Right Thing Wrong Man
David Hollister - One Woman Man
Linda Lewis - Number One Heartbreaker
Rahsaan Patterson - Don't Wanna Lose It
G C Cameron - Night Like This In Georgia
Latoiya Williams - Should've Been The One
Opus 7 - The Way You Move Me
Conya Doss - Fallin' Don't Rescue Me
Little Royal - Jealous
The Ultimates - I Just Can't Stand It
California Executives - I Don't Know Why
Main Ingredient - Who Can I Turn To

LaToiya Williams biography:-
LaToiya Williams is an American R&B and Soul singer best known for her work with Snoop Dogg and other West Coast hip-hop artists. Originally signed to Snoop's Doggystyle Records, Williams was featured on the collaborative LP "Doggystyle All Stars" in 2002. She has also featured on a number of releases by hip-hop artists from Jay-Z ('All Around The World,' from "The Blueprint 2.1") to Doggystyle artists such as Bad Azz and Tha Eastsidaz.

In 2012, Williams released 'This Love Is Sweet,' the lead single from her forthcoming EP "KupCak'n." (Last.fm)

5.11.18

Keith Sweat

Welcome to my Science of Soul and with normal service now resumed. I have the regular mixture  of 'classic old school jams' and the best 'new releases' with that keep that old school flavour. Featured Album this week comes from Keith Sweat's "Playing for Keeps"  release. I think Keith is very much an album artist as opposed to just looking for a hit single and this set is a typical example of his quality work, very difficult to select 3 tracks to feature as there is so much great stuff on here but there will be more coming over the next few weeks. I am a little behind with new music, so this weeks show includes some of what I didn't get chance to include before my trip.

Dynamic Superiors
Chi Town Soul man Slique Jay Adams is back with a new single called "So Good," and there is a great new song from Detroit artist Big L with "If I Knew Then," it's the first single from his upcoming EP  named "Round 1," and if  this is anything to go by it's gonna be a classic. It was great to see The Dynamic Superiors on my recent trip, there latest release "Show Me" was a real show stopper! so listen out, think you will enjoy. Also today tracks come from Cool Million, Bfly LadyDi and from Houston, Texas, The Suffers.

Wil Hart (Delphonics)
I have also included a recent song from the lovely Ms Uvee Hayes with Mr Mellow himself Ty Causey.
UK label Soul Junction Records continue to unearth some real gems and their latest  is from The Internationals is no exception to the ruler, as always it's a double A-Side 7 inch single,  I have one side this week and one scheduled for next weeks show. Be sure to get these ASAP they are pressed in very limited quantities and wont last to long. There is lots for the old school folks including The Delfonics who did an amazing set at there recent show in Richmond, Va. If you get a chance to catch them live be sure to take it. Ok, its music time just hit the play button sit back and relax..

Sunday's  playlist for 04-11-2018
Hour One
Delegation - One More Step To Take
Cool Million - Save Your Love
Slique Jay Adams - So Good
The Internationals - Beautiful Philosophy
Dynamic Superiors - Show Me
Brian Christopher - Girl Like You
Bfly Lady Di - I Don't Know How To Do It
Keith Sweat - All About You
Keith Sweat - Cloud 9
Uvee Hayes - Basement Party
The Suffers - Do Whatever
Ty Causey - Love Will Find A Way
Creme D Cocoa - Leading Lady



Mr Bongo's GSF re-pressed vinyl
Hour Two
Lloyd - Infinity
Glenn Jones - Every time
Keith Sweat - Red Negligee
Phyllis Hyman - Come Right Or Not At All
Pleasure P - Wassup
Ruff Endz - Someone To Love You
Skull Snaps - Having You Around
The Delfonics - La La La Means I Love You
Big L - If I Knew Then
L Young - Urgency
Poww Brothers - You Gotta Believe Me
Randy Brown - Do It Baby

29.10.18

28-10-2018

Welcome to the latest edition of The Science of Soul. I have decided to do an old skool special this week due to the time restrictions resulting from my recent USA trip. I will be back to normal next week thank you for your continued support and patience .