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.


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.

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)


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



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 .



New home in Atlanta
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Science of Soul, I have exciting news; The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is to be based in Atlanta ,Ga. Lamont "Showboat" Robinson CEO has spent a vast amount of time and money on this project I am so happy it as finally paid off for him and his dream of celebrating American R&B music is to become a reality. I can't wait to visit. (trailer at foot of page)

Today's show will be Featuring the latest project from one of New York City's favourite sons, Case with the album "Therapy", this his first in awhile, but it was worth the wait, I think you will enjoy. Other new music this week comes from Roderick Dolphin, Natasha Watts, Dennis Mckinney and Tyra Mon'e , will also be revisiting the current albums from Ty Juan and Jermaine Robbins both of which are true classics. For the old school folks there are lots gems to stir your memory and some that you might have missed so sit back and enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 07-10- 2018
Hour One

Natasha Watts - I Do, I Did, I'm Done
Dennis McKinney - I Can't Tell
Mike Avery - Best Friend
Roderick Dolphin - The Grass Is Greener
Jermaine Robbins - I Can't Get Enough
Case ft Teddy Riley & Tank - Make Love
Case - Treasure
Part Time Party Time Band ft Danny Pierce - 
                               Think Nothing About It
Tara Kieth - Swing Out Tonight
Ty Juan - I Don't Want
Dre T Turner - Oh Baby Baby
Alfonz Jones - Can You Forgive Me
Tyra Mon'e - Your Love

Hour Two
Walter Christopher - In The Dark
Lamont Dozier - Groovin On A Natural High
SOS Band - I Don't Want Nobody Else
Latrese Bush ft Eric Essix - The Best
Sam Salter - It Took A Song
Carl B Henry - Sex U
Rena Scott - Each Day Is Better
Phil Storm ft Kim Smith - Let Me
Perry & Sanlin - Just To Make You Happy
Black Ivory - You Mean Everything To Me
Drama - From Girl To Boy

Case biography via Allmusic.com
A native New Yorker, Case got his start in the music biz in the '90s, singing backup on albums by several renowned R&B artists (such as Usher). Signed to the Def Jam label in the mid-'90s, Case issued his self-titled debut in 1996, followed by Personal Conversation in 1999 and Open Letter in 2001. On the latter release, Case wrote each song with a different person in mind ("A Song for Skye" was written for his daughter, while the tracks "Love of My Life" and "Shine" were inspired by the great Stevie Wonder). Case was joined by such big-name producers as Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Tim & Bob. In 2004 he asked to be released from his Def Jam contract in order to launch his own label, Indigo Blue. In 2009 The Rose Experience became the first release for the label. He switched to Real Talk Entertainment for 2010's Here, My Love, and moved to eOne for 2015's Heaven's Door.



Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, before I get on to the music I'd like to bring to your attention a series of events that are taking place in November in memory of my dear friend Marvin Ruffin (see attached flyer,)  the events have been organised by Pauline Drayson who did so much to help Marvin during his time living in the UK, please if you can, show your support for this great cause.

My thanks go out to Mickey Nold who this week converted an interview I did about 25 years ago with Barrett Strong in Southfield, Michigan ,it's now available on Mixcloud and if your interested in soul music history you will love this, be sure to check it out.

On to the music with my Featured Album this week being from a Washington, DC soulstress named Bléz Coe, with her album "Love Life Emotion, The Experience Part 1." This great debut album is being very well received, also today I have new music from from one of my favourite groups, the Manhattans, their first recording without Blue Lovett, I am looking forward to seeing the guys in Richmond,Va, in a couple of weeks. The new single from BIGG ROBB has just hit the streets, called "Don't Be Ashamed" , it's getting a lot of attention and is sure to be good seller for one of the busiest guys on the southern soul circuit. I will also be dipping into the new album from JL , that's called"Intimacy.".Lots of great music for the old school folks this week also be sure to listen out for Ben Monroe "Broken Home" it's track you don't often hear. OK sit back enjoy and let the music touch your soul...

Playlist for Sunday 30-09-2018

Hour One
Sheree Brown - My Pleasure
Archie Bell & The Drells - Giving Up Dancin'
Bigg Robb - Don't Be Ashamed
The Manhattans - Get It Ready
J L - Enough Of You
Al Castellana - Lucky Man
Bléz - Do You Remember
Bléz - Invitation
Barrett Strong - Surrender
Ben Monroe - Broken Home
The 21st Century - Shadow Of A Memory
The Invitations - Look On The Good Side
The Impressions - Sooner Or Later
T K Soul - Looking For A Lady

Hour Two
Manhattans new 45
Charles Williams - Standing In The Way
Shonda English - No Worries
Anthony White - I'm So Much In Love With You
Bléz - Don't Know
L V Johnson - Make You Mine
Clay Hammond Women Are Human
Luther Ingram - Love Ain't Running Away From Me
The Dells - Slow Motion
Walter Jackson - We Can Fly
J. Butler/Brenda Lee Eager - How Long Will It Last
The Manhattans - Don't Take Your Love From Me

Featured Artist biography-
Bléz is a DC born, MD raised vocalist and songwriter. Classically trained in voice, Bléz graduated from Duke Ellington School of The Arts in NW Washington, DC. After Graduating she went on to start her music career as a session vocalist working with then Sony producer Reese Johnson. Soon after Bléz joined her first band and began her journey as a gigging vocalist around DC, MD and VA. After some disappointments on the local scene Bléz stepped away from music for a few years to pursue other interests but was called back to music and she hit the ground running. In 2004 this DC native left the United States to go and live in Thailand working as a full time singer with an international band. Visiting countries such as Cambodia, Singapore and Japan just to name a few. Once she returned home, Blez once again jumped onto the local music scene after joining the band Second Coming. Shortly there after she was also hired to perform with Marcus Young and Infinite who then took her back overseas to the Middle East to perform for the troops via Armed Forces Entertainment. The group toured 13 cities in 3 weeks. April 2009 marked a major milestone in this song birds career because she was chosen the winner in a singing contest. First prize was a chance to sing a duet with none other than Jennifer Hudson at Constitution Hall during the Robin Thicke J.Hud tour. Bléz joined Jennifer onstage to sing “And I Am Telling You” for a capacity crowd. Video footage of this performance is still on Youtube. She has shared the stage with some top national artists such as Marsha Ambrosias, Chrisette Michelle, MC Lyte, Vivian Green, Biz Markie and Kem artist L’Renee and her second single “Black Girl Magic” spent 11 weeks on SiriusXM Heart and Soul’s Platinum 20 playlist. The latest single, “MCE Man Crush Everyday”, from her forthcoming album Love, Life, Emotion The Experience Vol.1 went to #1 on the AmazonUK chart for new releases after only 1 week! This rising star is shining bright on her way to the top of the charts. (firstexperiencerecords.com)


Ty Juan

Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul , my Featured Album this week is the new set from Atlanta based soulman Ty Juan, with "Signature II," and what a great album it is. If you like your soul silky smooth with a real retro feel your gonna love this, Ty just gets better with every new project . It's great see Soul legend Al Green back with a new track, his first in many a year. It was worth the wait recorded in Memphis Tennessee it carries all the Al Green trade marks. Another veteran back with new music is Will Downing wIprevue a track from his forthcoming album and to round out the new music we have a young lady from Melbourne Australia, Audrey Powne and a new name to me D'Maestro out of the Atlanta. Old School have no need to worry your well taken care of this week with classics from Randy Brown, Prince Phillip Mitchell and The Whispers just to name a few, so sit back enjoy and let the music sooth ya and groove ya...

Sundays Playlist 23-09- 2018
Hour One
The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You
OndreMusic - It's You
Lina - Best Friends
Al Green - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Will Downing - Look At Yourself
Blu Mitchel - Standing Ovation
Ty Juan - I Deserve It
Ty Juan - Survive
The Whispers - Never To Late
Michelle Wiley - Feel Good
The Marvelows - In The Morning
Brothers Guiding Light - Getting Together

Hour Two
L J Reynolds - Sunday
Miracle Thomas - Why Have I Lost You
Audrey Powne - Flowers
D'Maestro - Geraldine
Randy Brown - Leave The Bridges Standing
Frederick - My Gift To You
Ty Juan - Give You Love
Robert H Fowler - What's The Name Of Your Love
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Make It Good
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Your All I Got In The World
Creme D' Cocoa - Mr Me & Mrs You
The Ebonys - Waiting For The Last Goodbye

Ty Juan (pronounce 'tie one') biography :- His last album page


Natasha Watts

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul,  my Featured Artist this week is UK soul lady Natasha Wattsher new album "My Next Chapter" is being very well received among soul folks and Natasha's popularity continues to rise on the back of recent tours with Shalamar and The O'Jays where she really did win over the audiences. Other new music this week comes from New York's Ms Victoria Horne, "Autumn Sky" (her  new album) is a little different for The Science of Soul, but I think you will enjoy. Thanks to publicity man Clinton Coleman for bringing this to my attention. Also listen out for Ronnette Harrison the Washington DC, gospel singer with  her new release "Always There," is pretty special.

I can't leave the fella's music out either so I have new releases from Ray, Goodman & Brown & Leroy Allen. We will also be revisiting recent Featured Albums from L Young and Jermaine Robbins. The old school folks will also be well taken care of with classics from Billy Paul, Larry Saunders, The Manhattans and a whole lot more so sit back pour a glass of wine and enjoy and please remember to tell a friend about about The Science of Soul.

Sunday's playlist 16-09-2018
Hour One
Delegation - Oh Honey
Steffen Morrison - Movin' On
Victoria Horne - Autumn Sky
Carolyn Staten - Just The Way You Want It
Saint Jaimz - It Ain't Workin'
L Young - Can't Get You Off My Mind
Natasha Watts - Special Day
Natasha Watts - Only You
Tyrone Davis - I Get Carried Away
Ronnette Harrison - Always There
Carl Sims/Debra Benson -
            When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
The Temptations - Still Feel Like Your Man
Cameo - Feel Me

Hour Two
The Manhattans - Don't Say Goodbye
Ray Goodman & Brown - They Say Your No Good
Leroy Allen - I'm Gonna Love You
Bo Henderson - Makin' Love
Zaki Shabbaz - Love Makin' Music
Roosevelt Wade - This Bed Ain't Big Enough
Billy Paul - Everybody's Breakin' Up
Floyd Taylor - All Of Me For All Of You
Carl Douglas - I Wanna Give You My Everything
Larry Saunders - Darling I Love You
Nu Soul Habits - Where Could You Be
Jermaine Robbins - My Love
Eugene Record - Love Don't Live By Sex Alone

Biography for Natasha Watts:- .Natasha's old page


Stan Mosely

Thanks for visiting the Science of Soul, my Featured Album this week as been a while in the making, but it's certainly worth the wait, called "Soul Resurrection" from one of my favourite people, and Chicago legend Stan Mosley. I know just how much work as gone into this project with recording sessions in Philly with Bobby Eli, with further recordings in Atlanta and various other spots in between Stan's busy touring schedule, yes it's truly been a labour of love and deserves my full support, so be sure to visit www.stanmosleysoul.com to pick up your copy.

Geno  Clarke/Yvonne (right)
Making her debut on my show this week is South Carolina gospel lady Shonda English with her latest release "Feels Good," does exactly what it says, It makes you feel good, think you will enjoy. There is new music from Detroit Soul lady long time lead singer of The Elgins group, Yvonne Vernee Allen, if your into the 60s Northern soul groove this will really take you buy surprise, it's written by the late Tony "The Entertainer" Clarke and produced by his Son and my good friend Geno Clarke along with McKinley Jackson and Drew Schultz. They have really captured the feel of Detroit 60's Soul, highly recommended. Other newies of note today come from the super soulful Tre Williams and super smooth Al Lindsey who is riding high with his new album "Versatility" and listen out for a killer track from Lomax "Never Hurt You Like That."  OK enough chit chat, hit the play button, sit back and enjoy let the music soothe your soul ...

Sunday's playlist for 09-09-2018
Hour One
Ace Spectrum - Sweet Music Soft Lights & You
Raw Soul Express - The Way We Live
Grady Harrell & Brenda Lee Eager - 
                  Always On The Lookout For Love
The Innersection - Let Me Love You
Yvonne Vernee - You Can Do It Now
Stan Mosley - People We Gotta Do Better 
Stan Mosley - If I Didn't Have You
Shonda English - Feels Good
Romel Westwood - What's Love To You
Brian Christopher - The One
The Three Pieces - If Only I Could Prove To You
The Sentiments - She Won't Be Gone Long
Carl Douglas - Never Had This Dream Before

Hour Two
The Dells - Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation
The Dramatics - I Cried All The Way Home
Dells/Dramatics - Love Missing From Our Lives
Slique Jay Adams - Step The Night Away
Lomax - Never Hurt You Like That 
Tre Williams - Flyin'
Stan Mosley - Sentimental Journey
Carmichael - Rock It My Favourite Song
Al Lindsey - Versatility
Johnathan Butler - Do You Love Me
The Love Committee - I Wanna  Make Love To You

Stan Mosley biography:-
Stan Mosley was born in Chicago, IL. By Stan growing up in the church, his passion for music started there with the encouragement of his mother. Throughout his youth, Stan was praised continually for his vocals which lead him to perform professionally. Presently, Stan Mosley has been performing professionally for over 46 years. Mosley began singing in 1969 and In 1974 he moved to East St. Louis, IL. and joined a group named The Sharpees, which later toured as a back-up band for Shirley Brown. In 1976 Mosley returned to Chi-town, and he spent years performing on the city’s extensive club circuit, but had yet to be signed let alone release a record. “At some point in time,” Mosley recalls, “I have either opened for or performed in the same venue as just about every major soul or blues act in the business.” His acclaim grew and, for two years running, he captured the important Chicago Music Award (in 1982 and 1983) for Best Male R & B Vocalist. By the mid-eighties, however, like so many of his R&B peers, he found the climate for adult R&B too hostile to continue.


Jermaine Robbins

Jerry Butler takes us back today
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Science of Soul that includes new music from Sarah Lesol (Scheduled for last weeks show but due to tech issues had to move it to this week), Lucy Shropshire, Miracle Thomas and UK Soul lady Rose Vincent. The Featured Album of the week comes from Atlanta Soulman Jermaine Robbins "The Journey Within" is a real masterpiece of sensual mood music that I think you will enjoy. Al Lindsey the Michigan based artist is still getting great revues on his album "Versatility," it's nice to see Al get the recognition he so richly deserves. As always there are plenty of old skool classics to enjoy and get you reminiscing about the good old days of soul music so sit back put our feet up and enjoy ..

Sunday's playlist for 02-09- 2018
Jermaine Robbins
Hour One
Five Special - The More I Get To Know You
Rose Vincent - Changes
Terry Harris - Start All Over
Tamia - Leave It Smokin'
HollyGrove - Runnin' Slippin' Sliddin' Through
Jermaine Robbins - I Cant Get Enough
Jermaine Robbins - Gave You All My Love
Sarah Lesol - Your The One For Me
Jennifer Hudson ft Fantasia - I'm His Woman
Miracle Thomas - Why I Have I Lost You
Al Johnson - Tell Me Again
Michael Donaby - Catch A Fallin' Star

Hour Two
Jermaine Robbins - I Love It
Peace By Piece - Its Been So Long
Lucy Shropshire - I'll Be Here For You
Facts of Life - Lost Inside Of You
Big Brooklyn Red ft Antonia Janae - Paradise
Jerry Butler - Do You Finally Need A Friend
Jerry Butler - How Does It Feel
Bobby Hutton - Lovin' You Needing You
Black Ivory - You Mean Everything To Me
The Dramatic - The Best Thing In My life
The Originals - Baby I'm For Real
Howard Hewett - Can You Feel Me
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes

Jermaine Robbins biography:-
As a Southern artist, Jermaine Robbins combines his love of the South with a twist of home grown realism, topped off by fresh, innovative and collective melodies. Your first impression would lead you to believe he is a quiet, well-mannered, business-minded perfectionist with the wisdom of a veteran entertainer. Jermaine's main inspirations for his choice in lyrics comes from what he states are many up and down relationships. At only 27 years of age he has worked countless hours with many of the industries hottest musical engineers. As time will soon reveal, Jermaine Robbins Southern roots will shine through.



Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, first I must say thanks for the amazing response to last weeks tribute to Aretha Franklin, I had so many calls and messages I'm really touched that so many cared about Aretha, and were moved by her incredible music legacy. I feel very honoured to have been able to share that music with you. This weeks show is actually the show I had planned for last week so thank you for bearing with me. New music this week includes St Louis soul lady Uvee Hayes and another very popular lady Sarah Lesol, representing the fellas I have Lenny Williams, Terry Harris and Ty Causey, who's "Mr Mellow" album that I featured a couple of weeks back is doing great. Its great to see soul veterans Glenn Jones & Regina Belle team up for a great new duet "Love By Design". There are plenty old school jams including Tower of Power, Rick Webb, Betty Wright, Rick James and Gladys Knight & The Pips to keep you reminiscing, So sit back and enjoy and please remember to tell a friend. Music is a wonderful gift to give.

Sundays Playlist for 26-08-2018
Hour One
Zane Lee - Groove With You
Lenny Williams - Fine
Tower of Power - Because I Think The World Of You
Sarah Lesol - Your The One For Me
Glenn Jones & Regina Belle - Love By Design
Here & Now - Lets Start Over
Lady Lee - Simple Things
Bey Bright ft Nia Simmons - Together As One
Rick Webb - Moonlight Magic
Daneen Wilburn - I Still Love
Ty Causey - Turn It Up (That's My Jam)
Marvin Gaye - Come Get To This
Donny Hathaway - What A Woman Really Means
Luther Vandross - Can I Take You Out
Teddy Pendergrass - It's Time For Love

Hour Two
Terry Harris - On The Floor
Uvee Hayes - Basement Party
Minnie Ripperton - Can You Feel What I'm Sayin'
Betty Wright - The Sun Don't Shine
Fats Gains Band Presents Zorina - Woman In Love
Lanier & Co - I Just Gotta Have You
Gladys Knight/Pips - Do U Love Me A Little Honey
Jerry Green - I'm The One For You
Rick James - Teardrops
Karon Patrick - Something About
Miles Jaye - The Message
Alex Brown - I'll Still Be There


Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

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