Howard Johnson

My Featured Album
It's been another hot week here at the Science of Soul and only thing hotter than the weather is the music! This week I have a new album from Howard Johnson, it's a very welcome return from this classic soul man. The album: "Jet Black Casanova" has been a while in the making but the results are well worth it. The tracks I'll play fit into the mellow selection but there's something for everyone as the saying goes. Howard as been around quite awhile now but trust me he is as contemporary as it gets this is a great project.

My beloved city of Detroit is going through some hard times right now (bankrupt), so I would like all the Science of Soul family to come together and show some love for my brothers; Charles Davis and Marvin Ruffin, both guys have been nominated for awards in the Motorcity and the Detroit 5th Annual Black Music Awards, it is very important to them, so please help us out by going to: www.surveymonkey.com/s/G6MLDQ3 It takes less than 2 minutes to give a brother a hand, PLEASE VOTE... (click someone in all sections)

Peggy Scott Adams
Back to the music in hand and with the usual mix of Soul, the staple of this weeks show, thanks to all the people who remind me of tracks I'd  forgot or don't even know in some cases. "So much music and so little time...Lol." Make sure you listen out for Peggy Scott-Adams' song it's a track from her classic album "Hot & Sassy" album, in fact I recommend the whole album. I love to include new music mixed with old, thus thinking both are vitally important and from the comments I get; seems you agree.

Barry & Steve Calloway
This weeks Listeners Choice comes from my old friend Barry Griffiths*, I've been putting him off for weeks due to so many listeners wanting to pick theirs. Baz is a real Soul man and been loving the music as long as me, got a great collection, he's one of our Bridge FM listeners who lives in Halesowen known to be quite an expert on The Impressions group and like myself he is a big fan of live music. Again and I keep saying this; "just can only imagine how hard it was to pick just three tracks" but I am sure you'll enjoy.

That's it.... phew, too hot to type anymore... so on with the music....

 Sunday's play list for  July 21st., 2013 

Hour One
The Miracles - Give Me Another Day
The O'Jays - My Favourite Person
Lady - If You Wanna Be My Man
Marissa Rose - Thinking Bout You
Billion Dollar Band - Loves Sweet Notion
Howard Johnson - I Wish You Were Here
Howard Johnson - Flying High
Bill Summers - I Believe In You.
O V Wright - We're Still Together
Adriana Evans - Suddenly
*The Whispers - Only Meant To Wet My Feet.
*The Manhattan's - I Wish That You Were Mine
*The Natural Four - Heaven On Earth.
Certified Slim - Glass Of Wine

Hour Two
O B Bucanna - You Said
Michael Hanna - Love Vows
Chrisette Michele - A Couple Of Forevers
Howard Johnson - I Wanna Satisfy You
Peggy Scott-Adams - She's Getting Into My Pants
Marcell Russell - Now That It's Over
Johnny Taylor - Get Up In The Morning
Florida Spiritualaires - I Remember When
Jeffery Valantine - You Stayed Still
Gene Chandler - I'll Remember You
Maysa - When You Touch Me
Marvin Gaye - You sure Love To Ball

Howard Johnson's Biography:
R&B vocalist Howard Johnson started out in Miami, holding forth in local bars and clubs until the appearance of a life-changing business contact. That was Sandy Torano, a guitarist and producer associated with performers such as the Commodores and Phyllis Hyman. Johnson was his choice for a new vocal group and thus began the singer's recording career. It was 1977, the group was called Niteflyte, and the label was Ariola. The project lasted for only two albums but created enough of a buzz for A&M to sign Johnson to a solo contract.

A trio of close associates -- Kashif, Paul Laurence Jones, and Morris Brown -- produced Keepin' Love New (1982), Johnson's solo debut; both "So Fine" and the title track did very well in the British market. The singer recorded two more albums for the label: Doin' It My Way (1983), produced by the System, and The Vision (1985), some of which was handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. At the end of the decade, the singer returned to A&M as part of the duo Johnson & Branson with Regis Branson. In the interim, Johnson did some recording with singer Donna Allen.

The '90s, if not a completely fallow period, represented a stark respite from the action-packed '80s. Johnson was not really to be seen until he showed up again with old pal Branson in the new millennium, this time at the behest of a Japanese outfit, Soul Japan, that had gone mad for the sound of old-school '80s soul. Packed and Waitin' was released in 2002. Roughly a decade later, Johnson's A&M albums were reissued by the Netherlands' PTG label. (Eugene Chadbourne)


  1. cant wait for ur next album howard =) when is it release ?

    1. It's out now!
      Try: www.firstexperiencerecords.com or Soul Brother Records