Alvin Garrett
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul , I am still playing catch up on some of the new releases that I would normally include in the show so this week we have the latest product from Karen Linette, Teddy B, Kiko Pryor and Earl E Shelby plus some album tracks from recent and current sets that I want you hear. Whilst on my recent Chicago visit I got a chance to catch Jeannie Holiday live, I gotta tell ya this lady is amazing live.

Holle Thee Maxwell

Also included this week is the lovely Holle Thee Maxwell another great live performer and please check out her book "Freebase ain't Free" it's a very interesting look into her life with Ike Turner and will give a perspective on Ike. For the Old Skool folks listen out for The Whispers 1972 classic "If You" from there album "Love Story" .... OK it's music time sit back enjoy and remember to share with a friend, music is a beautiful gift.

Sunday's playlist from 12th May 2019
Hour One
M C B - Bring It Back To Music
Karen Linette ft. Najee - Upside Of Love
Earl E. Shelby - Can A Woman
Milira - He Loves Me So
Holly Thee Maxwell - Only When Your Lonely
Terrell - This Groove
Richard Paradise - Try Something New
Garland Green - Plain And Simple Girl
Teddy B - I Can't Help Myself
Raymond Barton ft Yolanda Parker & Omari Jones - Together In Love
Kiko Pryor - I Should Have Known Better
Jeannie Holiday - Love Under New Management

Hour Two
Karen Linette
Sharon Musgrave - Beautiful Music
Earnest Bolden - I'm Talkin' Bout Love
Durand Jones & The Indications - Walk Away
Alvin Garrett - This Hill
Blase' Michael Lizzmore - All Night Long
The Spinners - We Belong Together
The Spinners - Plain And Simple Love Song
Archie Bell & The Drells - Love Will Rain On You
The Whispers - If You
Willie Clayton - Make Up Lovin'
Regina Bell - Intimate Relations
Prince Philip Mitchell - I Taught Her Everything She Knows
Marzette Griffith - Don't Give Up On Love


Maurice Jackson

The Independents
Welcome to the Science of Soul and thank you for bearing with me the last couple of weeks during my Chicago trip. On this weeks show I will be Featuring the new contemporary Gospel set from Maurice Jackson a real Chicago legend, I had the pleasure of meeting Maurice personally thanks to Paul and Yolanda Richmond what a great day that was. Whilst on the subject of Paul and Maurice who of course along with Maurice's lovely daughter Loysanne Jackson make up one of Chicago's all time great groups The Independents. They have recently been in the studio and made a great new version of "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Say" which is also included in this weeks show, along with a track from The Richmonds which is very very special based on the life of Paul & Yolanda's lovely daughter "Melinda".
Ty Hunter Jr.
I was completely blown away a couple of weeks when my brother from another mother Ty Hunter Jr. sent me a track he had cut back in 1988 "I Want To Be With You" completely took me by surprise I have been playing it none stop since and I finally have a chance to share it with you. It is available from all the usual download outlets, don't miss out on this one. There is also new music this week J Barnes Remington , Howard Hewett, Anderson Paak, The O'Jays and UK soul duo Newlands & Mather plus the latest release from Lake Charles, Louisiana's favorite son Randy Darbonne, Randy as overcome so much to get to this point it's just great to have him back. Last but certainly not least there is a little Jazz flavour from the lovely Ms Connie Wilson & Johnny G gotta thank my good friend music executive William Payton for bring this to my attention. It was great to him at Jimmy's in Riverdale. I haven't forgot the Old Skool lovers included is Curtis Mayfield , Danny Pearson and a lot more. Sit back and enjoy my science of soul.

Sunday's play list for May 5th, 2019
Hour One
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners - Spread Love
Anderson Paak - Make It Better
J. Barnes Remington - Mo Soul
The O'Jays - Start Stoppin'
Curtis Mayfield - Baby Doll
The Independents - Couldn't Hear Nobody Say
Mary Wilson - Pick Up The Pieces
Connie Wilson & Johnny G - At Last
Howard Hewett - U R The One
Maurice Jackson - I'm So Glad I'm Saved
Maurice Jackson - It's Been Revealed
Randy Darbonne & Prof Red - Your My Girl

Hour Two
Ronnie Laws - Every Generation
Ty Hunter Jr. - I Want To Be With You
Baby Lee - Goodbye
Maurice Jackson - I Wont Be Lonely Anymore
The Richmonds - Melinda
Danny Pearson - Whats your Sign Girl
Newlands & Mather - If The Sun Don't Rise
Richard Stepp - Caught Up In A Whirlwind Of Love
Dre T. Turner - Stepping Between My Sheets
Cameo - I'll Always Stay
Carl Hall - Who's Gonna Love Me
Bobby Cutchins - Your My Kinda Girl


Miracle Thomas

Welcome, due to an impending Chicago trip, this will be the last 'new' show until Sunday, May 5th, when normal service will be resumed. Featured Artist in this weeks show is the new EP from Miracle Thomas "Expect A Miracle II". It's just what you would expect from this very talented young lady, smooth and soulful, and sure to raise her profile even more. Other new stuff comes from Detroit jazz man Gregg Holsey, and the latest release from UK soulman Kejam featuring Juanita Wynn, plus I dip into the current highly successful Victor Haynes set "Take It To The Top" another highly respected UK artist. The Undisputed Truth album "Truth Gon' Set You Free" has been very well received and it's not hard to see why so I thought I'd just remind how great it is.

I step back to 2017 for Elijah Blake's powerful "Hanging Tree" a song that really makes you sit up and take notice. For the Old Skool folks I have included two Archie Bell & The Drells classics both of which we're written by living Legend Prince Philip Mitchell a man with a back catalog has both a performer and writer that is truly incredible (I feel a Science of Soul Special coming on) you will be be amazed at his history. OK It's music time and thank you for bearing with me over the next couple of weeks I truly appreciate you.

Science of Soul playlist 14th April 2019
Hour One
Glenn Jones
The Whispers - Cant Do Anything Without Your Love
Barbara Blake & The Uniques - Superman
Undisputed Truth - Metamorphosis
Francisca Thomas - Clouds In My Mirror
OC Smith - Love Changes
Archie Bell & The Drells - I Just Wanna Fall In Love
Archie Bell & The Drells - Dancing To Your Music
Victor Haynes - Spend Some Time
Kejam ft Juanita Wynn - Let It Go
Gregg Holsey - Can't Stop
Elijah Blake - Hangin' Tree
Miracle Thomas - I Want You
Miracle Thomas - The Things That You Do
David Sea - Stay In My Arms

Hour Two
Surface - Can We Spend Some Time Together
Norman Connors ft. Glenn Jones - Melancholy Fire
Johnny Staton - It's Ok To Love
The Moments - All I Have
The Dramatics - My Ship Wont Sail Without You
Portia - He's Mine
Rahsaan Patterson - Sent From Heaven
Mel Carter - Who's Right Who's wrong
The Impressions - Miracle Woman
Miracle Thomas - Undercover Lover
O'Bryan - You & I
The Independents - Can't Hear Nobody Say
Tyrone Davis - In The Mood


TK Soul

TK Soul
It's Science of Soul time, thanks for stopping by, on this week show I will be Featuring the new album called "Untouchable," from T K Soul the Winnfield, Louisiana native has become a real star of the Southern soul circuit due to the consistency of not just his recording but also his live shows. This new album as a great mixture of styles, and is being very well received by his fans and radio stations across the States, I hope you enjoy the tracks I have selected for you.

There is quite a bit of new music this week, and I'm trying to catch up a little. Starting with a new name to  'Science of Soul'  is Darnell Da'Bachelor and I could not decide which side of his debut single I liked the best, so I thought I would share both sides with you, think you will approve. There is also a great collaboration between Fat Daddy & Sir Charles Jones that I really like, I will be album tracking from the current sets by Doobie Powell also check the great message on these lyrics, plus Jacksonville Florida's immensely popular Special Formula Band ft The Horny Horns. Two more new names to the show are Texas based HiSyde and from Alabama I have Mr Smoke and there is a track from my brother from another mother Mr Stan Mosley's new album "Soul Resurrection" Incidentally if your around Houston Texas on April 23rd there will be the official launch party for the album. I have not forgotten my Old Skool grooves we have The Dells The Invitations Jerry Butler and Freddie Jackson just to name a few so sit back and enjoy.

Science of Soul Playlist April 7th 2019
Hour One
The Free Movement - The Harder I Try
Mr.Smoke (carries a health warning)
The Invitations - They Say The Girls Crazy
Jerry Butler - Coolin' Out
HiSyde - Oochie Couchie
Special Formula Band ft Horny Horns ..
                                ..  - Don't You Want Better
T K Soul - Ride Or Die
T K Soul - Love Is The New Hate
Epicentre - Get Off The Phone
Freddie Jackson - I Could Use A ..
                                    ..  Little Love Right Now
Doobie Powell - Peace & Love
Shalia Prospere - Plus One
L V Johnson - I Just Can't Get Over Losing You
Stan Mosley - If I Can't Have You

Hour Two
T K Soul - Puff Puff No Give
Mr Smoke - Weekend
Fat Daddy & Sir Charles Jones - The Mail Man
Enchantment - Gloria
J J Barnes - Can't See Me Leaving You
Darnell Da'Bachelor - Mr Rogers/ A Woman Like You
Tashan - For The Sake Of Love
Dells - Tripped Slipped Stumbled And Fell In Love
L R Superstars - Come To Me
Bill Brandon - A Special Occasion
Phil Perry ft. The Whispers - Pretty Lady
Anthony Hamilton - Change Your World



It's Science of Soul Time...the featured artist this week is something of a mystery RW3 despite scouring the internet i have not been able to find a thing about the album "Love DNA" but I can tell you its a great album, It is available at Amazon and that's pretty much all I can tell you, If anyone knows more please let me know. We also have current releases from J Dallas , Johnny Gill and Chicago's own Ms Jesi Terrell and new name to the Science of Soul from Minneapolis OneGunn he as worked extensively on the music scene there, Its a little different for The Science of Soul but I thought I would share it with you. An album we featured some time back "Versatility" by Al Lindsey as been high on my playlist at home so I thought I would remind you just how good it is incase you missed it. For the old skool folks there are plenty of memory joggers for you so sit back and enjoy and please remember to share with a friend. Music is a wonderful gift.

The Science of Soul Playlist March 31st 2019
Hour One
Bar Kays - Feels Like I'm Fallin' In Love
J Dallas - Steppin', Swingin'
Monique Ford - Two Can Play This Game
Dre T Turner - Oh Baby Baby
Willie Hutch - Lets Try It Over
Odds & Ends - Let Me Try
R B Hudmon - This Could Be The Night
The Innersection - Let Me Love Ya'
Bobby Cutchins - Leavin'
Leon Haywood - Keep It In The Family
John Gary Williams - In Love With You
RW3 - Dictionary
RW3 - Never
Gina Foster - Whats Happening Next
OneGunn - Join In

Hour Two
Prince Philip Mitchell - There's Another In My Life
Lucious Larkins - I Miss You
Target - What I'm Gonna Do
Heatwave - This Night We Fell
Johnny Gill - Soul Of A Woman
Sweet Charles - Y Cant I Be Treated Like A Man
Bryan Carter - Whatever You Want
RW3 - Now & Then
Jesi Terrell - Come Get This Love
Al Lindsey - Versatility
Willie Hutch - I Just Wanted To Make Her Happy
Walter Beasley - Miss You
David Oliver - I Keep Looking For A Better Way


Durand Jones & The Indications

Colemine records
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul , On this show I will be featuring the great new album from Durand Jones & The Indications "Morning In America" , I highly recommend you check it out . Other new releases this week come from Teddy B and i will dip into Willie Clayton's new album "Excellence" . Had some great news this week, Detroit soulman Big L is currently in the studio with master engineer Carlos Gunn at Masterpiece Sound Studio in the motorcity and under the guidance of my good friend Marlin McNicholls If his debut release of last year is an indication of whats to come I cant wait . Listen out for a great steppers track from one of the real nice guys in the music bizz Dre T Turner originally out of California but currently Chi Town based "Stepping Between The Sheets" is a real gem. Ok It's music time sit back enjoy and please share with a friend..

Science of Soul Playlist 24th March 2019
Hour One
Clinton Coleman
Curtis Mayfield - Your So Good To Me
Howard Johnson - Keeping Love New
Teddy B - 10 Per Cent
Magic Lady - Hold Tight
The Manhattans - Get It Ready
Robert H Fowler & Tanya Holt - Can We
Durand Jones & The Indications - True Love
Durand Jones & The Indications - What I Know About U
Clinton Coleman Singers - Write Up To Heaven
Dre T Turner - Steppin Between The Sheets
Thelma Jones - I Can Dream
Auteria Wally Winzer ft Pam Neal - Be As One
Willie Clayton - If You Want Me

Dre T Turner
Hour Two
Con Funk Shun - Promise You Love
Dazz Band - Knock Knock
Sammy Jones - You've Got To Show Me
Shirley Murdock - The One I Need
Bigg Robb - Macaroni & Cheese
Special - Put Your Hands On Me
Vick Allen - Thankful For My Woman On The Side
Ronnie Dyson - I Think I'll Tell Her
Big L - If I Knew Then
Durand Jones & The Indications - Court Of Love
Jonathan Winstead - Wake Up
The Temptations - Hoops Of Fire



I start this week with some good news, Lamont "Showboat" Robinson has confirmed this years Inductees for the R&B Hall of Fame, that's to be held at the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit on June 23rd. If you can make it don't miss it! It's always a great event.
I would just like to say a big thanks for all the great feedback from the tributes to Harvey Scales & Sydney Joe Qualls of previous weeks. I felt it was important that I celebrated the lives of these 'unsung gentlemen of soul'.

This week I have new music from Cardell Harrington, Sir Charles Jones, Avant and Chicago's rising star Michael Donaby who's new single will be available from March 22nd. also I'll be album tracking from the new sets by Rockie Robbins, Randy Hall and the French soulman Wary, plus the forthcoming release from Rahsaan Pattersons new album due to be issued in May, called "Heroes & God's," if the lead track "Sent From Heaven" is an indication of whats to come it's gonna be a great album. For the old Skool folks there is a great track from Maurice Jackson in the mix but please excuse the the crackles I just had to share it with you. Ok it's music time sit back relax and enjoy...

Playlist for Sunday 17-03-2019
Hour One
Johnny Bristol - Do It To My Mind
Cardell - My Bad
Michael Donaby - Real Good Love
Master Force - Hey Girl
Randy Hall - Callin' For Love
Rockie Robbins - Let Me Be The One
Avant - Not Gone Lose
Timothy Wilson - Gotta Fall In Love With You
Ray Goodman & Brown - Take It To The Limit
Sir Charles Jones & Lamoris Williams - Next Friday
Joe Odom - If You Knew Her Like I Do
Sun - I Had A Choice
Q Harper - Quiet Time

Hour Two
Cameo - Why Have I Lost You
Al Parker & Cleveland Jones - No No No
Cory Wallace - Dreamin'
The Whispers - You Are The One
Wary - Grapes & Cherries
First Choice - I Love You More Than Before
Rockie Robbins - Love Me Tonight
Rahsaan Patterson - Sent From Heaven
Maurice Jackson - Don't Stop Saying That You Love Me
L V Johnson - How Can I Live Without You
Randy Brown - I Wanna Make Love To You
Joe Simon - Neither One Of Us


Sydney Joe Qualls (RIP)

Sydney Joe Qualls RIP
We unfortunately have more sad news this week on The Science of Soul involving another great singer, sadly Sydney Joe Qualls has passed away in Chicago. He may not be a household name but he was highly respected by his fellow artists and music lovers alike, so it's only fitting that I pay a musical tribute to celebrate his legacy.

On a happier note it's been confirmed that Baltimore native, and former Temptation, Damon Harris will be receiving the WMEL life time achievement award posthumously and I am honoured to say I have been invited to present the award to Damon Harris Jr, The Ceremony will be in Baltimore, Maryland, later this year in November, more details will follow over the next few months. 

Musically this week I have new releases from UK soulman Laville, and it's great to get new product from Wendell B, namely "Beautiful", it's  track from his forthcoming album that's due a little later in the year. Other new released music comes from Darryl Perry and I'll be dipping into current albums from The Undisputed Truth, Marc Staggers and Bobby Helmz. I have not forgotten the Old Skool folks, so there is plenty to bring back those memories of yesteryear. So Sit back and enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 10-03-2019
Hour One
The Bar Kays - Open Up Your Heart
Laville - Thirty One
Edwin Starr - Sweetest Thing
The Undisputed Truth - Truth Gon' Set You Free
Bobby Helmz - Doo Doo Wop
Marc Staggers - Crazy Bout You Girl
Joyce Irby & Howard Hewett - Because You
Victor Fields - Thinking Of You
Willie Hutch - Lucky To Be Loved By You

Sydney Joe Qualls tribute: - 
  1. I Don't Do This To Every Girl
  2. Run To Me
  3. I'm Being Held Hostage
  4. The Next Time I Fall In Love
  5. How Do You Say Goodbye
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Hour Two

Chuck Cissel - Understanding Man
Odia Coates - Make It Up To Me Baby
Darryl Perry - Inside Of Your Love
Prince Philip Mitchell - Make It Good
Impact - Taboo
Esther Phillips - S.O.S
Major Harris - Loving You Is Mellow
Keith Floyd - Just Kickin' It
Wendell B - Beautiful
Keith Barrow - You Know You Want To Be Loved
Tyrone Davis - Be With Me
The Manhattans - I Wanta' Thank You

Tribute biography:-
Sidney Joe Qualls was a Southern-born soul singer who was heavily influenced by Al Green. Although his sound did capitalise on the success of the Reverend, he did have a quality that was all of his own. He released a couple of LP’s that are heavily sought after gems, one released at the back end of the 70s on 20th Century featuring ‘I don’t do this’. This is his debut on Dakar Records which bathes unashamedly in all that is so rich about the early 70s sound. A classic.

Research indicates that Mr Sidney Joe Qualls (often spelt Sydney) was raised in the small town of Jacknash in Arkansas where he turned professional after leaving high school with a voice enriched by the joys of testifying to the Lord. In itself, this would appear to be a relatively traditional education for most soul greats. But it is the small town of Jacknash that is so curious. For this has been cited as the birthplace of the Reverend Al Green, although most biographies reference Forrest City. I have been unable to confirm if Jacknash is a small satellite town of Forrest City, but if Misters Qualls and Green did grow up within throwing distance of one another, that would be quite significant. For Sidney’s primary influence is undeniably the great Al Green. Indeed, after his meeting with Otis Leavill prior to moving to Chicago and signing for Dakar Records, Otis believed he had welcomed the ‘new Al Green’ to the fold.

Brundswick LP 1974
Originally set up by Carl Davis while still under contract to Brunswick Records, Dakar was coming to the end of its near decade of soul decadence. However, Carl still had a lot of spirit left in him which he duly graced this record with. Several singles were released from this delicious morsel : the tremendous “How can you say goodbye” – an awesome reminder of how Al Green could tear up those midtempo ditties with the utmost ease; the beautifully arranged, tunefully complex “Where the lilies grow”; and the vibrant “Run to me” – a thumping goodie from one of my favourites, Sam Dees. Interestingly, there is a heavy influence of Sam Dees in his singing approach, especially if you are familiar with Sam’s version. The influence is even more apparent on my favourite track of the platter, the crippling “I’m being held hostage”. One listen to this and you’ll willingly sell your house to fund the ransom. And again the Sam Dees are subtly present on my other favourite, “The next time I fall in love” - a huge hit with the rare groove circuit for all the reasons that make this genre those addictive.

1979 Chi-Sound LP
His most powerful ‘Al Green’ performance is probably the sublime “Can’t get enough of your love”, complete with those bumping Hi Records skins and a creative girl chorus. There are a couple of tasty bluesy funk numbers in the title track and “Shut you mouth”, a very nice, light pop number in the shape of “Please help me”, and the sole ballad, a cover of “If you don’t know me by now” - which I feel only serves to highlight his weaknesses, and none of his strengths. As an album, this is an exceptionally fine tenderiser for the soul with too many high points to fit these pages. As an artist, I feel he had more to offer than being another Al Green clone that, when he hints at those Sam Dees inflections (also check out his glorious ‘I Don’t do this’ favourite), really captures a unique timbre that is something special indeed. - Delite radio


Katrinia Jefferson (RIP)

Katrinia RIP
Sadly I have start this weeks Science of Soul with more bad news, southern soul lady Katrenia Jefferson sadly passed away on February 20th, and was laid to rest in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 2nd. Katrenia was a real deal soul lady and very highly respected by her fans and fellow artists alike. I have wonderful memories of long telephone conversations with Kat, and I must thank my soul sister Shai Simone for introducing us. If your not to familiar with her work be sure to check her out. I have included two of my favorite tracks today, be truly be missed on the Southern Soul Scene.
On a happier note, some great new music on this weeks show from Stan Mosley from his "Soul Resurrection " album, as it is now officially available and I have other new music from Lasperanza featuring Izzy Chase, Rennie Williams, Teddy B and Montrell featuring Andre' Lee. For the old school folks I have some real gems that will take you back in time, including Bobby Hutton, Sandra Feva, The Dramatics and Unified Tribe so sit back relax and enjoy ....

Playlist for Sunday 03-03-2019
Stan Mosely
Hour One
Opus 7 - Dancin' To A Love Song
James Greene - Are You Ready For Love
The New Creation - The Fish
Bobby Hutton - 20 Years Later
Montrell ft Andre' Lee - Lets Go Dancing
The O'Jays - What's Stopping You
Toni Green - Don't Do Me
Stan Mosley - Get It And Hit It
Marion Jarvis - Hell Of A Fix
Sandra Feva - Tell Him I Heard It
Donald Jenkins - A New World Beautiful
Lasperanza/Izzy Chase - It Should Have Been You

Hour Two
Down To Earth - Gimme' Tonight
Ronnie Williams - I Own It
Jamm - One & Only
Unified Tribe - Heartbeat
Teddy B - I'm Sorry
Elaine Stepter - Dim The Lights
Katrenia Jefferson - All The Good Men
Katrenia Jefferson - What If
Teena Marie & Ronnie McNeir - We Gotta Stop Meeting Like This
Lamont Fleming - Don't Make Me Promise
Leroy Hutson - Lonely Without You
The Dramatics - Best Thing In My Life


Harvey Scales (RIP)

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul a large chunk of this weeks show is dedicated to the memory of Mr Harvey Scales, one of soul musics real unsung heroes. His music is quite varied but here on the Science of Soul I will concentrate on his mellow side I hope you enjoy the tracks that I have selected they are amongst my personal favorites. On the new music content I have a Blackstreet group member Lenny Harold, plus a great new single from Andre' Lee. It seems all the legends are heading back into the studios! which is a great thing, so music from the O'Jays, Dazz Band and the Undisputed Truth, and all with new product and good product too!

Had the sad news this week that we have lost a lovely lady of soul Ms Katrenia Jefferson, we would often talk on the phone, thanks to my soul Sister Shai Simone, I will be paying tribute to her next week. Some good news is that from Saturday March 2nd The Science of Soul will be available on WMEL Radio based in Baltimore, Maryland, so there are even more options for you tune into the show. I thank the WMEL management for inviting me to become a part of their team. Ok It's music time sit back and enjoy and please remember to spread the word .

Sunday's playlist for 24-02-2019
Hour One 
Starvue - Body Fusion
Kinsman Dazz Band - Soul Jam 
Steve Butler ft. Ron Haynes - Change 
Sam Butler - I Can't Get Over Losing You 
Lenny Harold - More 
Undisputed Truth - Metamorphosis
Beverlei Brown ft Dennis Taylor - Could Be You 
Mr Cadillac Man - I Know You Been Cheating 
Andre' Lee - I Miss My Baby 
O'Jays - I Got You 
Chuckola - Here I Am 
David Hartfield - Special Love 

Hour Two 
Floaters - Let's Try Love (RIP Larry Cunningham d.10/1/19)
Jimmy Norman - I Wanna Make Love 
Randy Hall - How Do You Want Your Love 

Harvey Scales remembered:-
  • I Get Off On You 
  • Single Girl 
  • All In A Nights Work 
  • Welcome Home 
  • Look No Further Than Me 
  • We Gotta Stop Meeting This Way 
  • Spend The Night Together    
Harvey Scales biography:-
Songwriter/singer/producer Harvey Scales is best known as the co-writer of Johnnie Taylor's mega-hit "Disco Lady," and he also co-wrote the R&B hit "Love Is Better in the A.M., Pt. 1." In 1961, the Arkansas native formed the Milwaukee-based R&B band Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds. Influenced by James Brown, the group concentrated on funk. Recording for Lenny LeCour's Magic Touch Records, the band had a hit with "Get Down" b/w "Love-Itis." (The latter track was later covered by rockers the J. Geils Band.) In 1969, the group signed with Chicago-based Chess Records and released the LeCour-produced "The Yolk," "I'll Run to Your Side," and "Leave It for the Trashman on the label's Cadet imprint.

Working with Davis, who was having hits with then-Stax artist Johnnie Taylor, Scales cut sides for the Memphis-based label including "What's Good for You (Don't Have to Be Good to You)" b/w "I Wanna Do It." When Stax became inactive, Taylor signed with Columbia, retaining Davis' services. Recording at Davis' favorite studio (United Sound Studios in Detroit), the producer used the Impressions' "Gypsy Woman" and an African dancer he had seen on a vacation to Spain as a template for a partially finished song ("Disco Baby") that Scales had brought to him. Davis took it to Collins and Worrell, who honed and tightened up the groove, while veteran arranger David Van DePitte did the horn arrangements. Brass Construction 5 Based on the success of "Disco Lady," Scales was able to secure a recording deal with Casablanca. His 1978 label debut Confidential Affair was a collection of disco-laced soul, later a favorite years among dance music and Northern soul devotees. His next Casablanca album was 1979's Hot Foot: A Funque Dizco Opera, which included the singles "I Get Off on You" and the 12" single "Baby Let's Rock." Scales also co-wrote (with Bunny Sigler) "You're Gonna Get Yours" on Instant Funk's V LP and the pro-basketball tribute "Slam Dunk the Funk" on the band's Looks So Fine album. Somebody Else's Somebody is the title of Scales' 1997 album on Four Sight. (allmusic.com)


Floyd Harvey Robinson

Welcome to the Science of Soul featured artist on this weeks is gentleman from Ann Harbour Michigan Mr Floyd Harvey Robinson i am privileged to two just completed tracks from his forth coming project , you know like my soul silky smooth well this fit right into that bag. I think you will enjoy. We have more new music from Houston Texas the lovely Miss Evette Busby is back with a great new single "Don't Stop" and Leroy Allen is currently smokin' hot with another new release written by Stan Mosley and produced by Frank McKinney "Your'e The Best" is tearing up the southern soul scene . We have current releases from Roderick Dolphin , DeAndre, Wanda Ray Ellis ft Felton Pilate of the band Con Funk Shun and we are dipping into the current album from Von B & D L Wilson "Presents" . UK Soulman Lukas Setto is getting great revues on his latest outing "What Turns You On" and its not hard to see why i am looking forward to more product from this young man. For the old Skool folks we have Amuzement Park Band the group that featured the highly respected songwriter and bass player Paul Richmond plus legends Frankie Beverly & Maze , ZZ Hill and lots more to take you back in time. Sit back enjoy and please share with a friend and thank you for stopping by.

Science Of Soul Playlist 10th Feb 2019

Hour One
Sean Oliver - You & Me
Paul Ritchmond
Von B & D L Wilson - Mr DJ Stole My Girl
Funk Fathers Band ft Terry Harris - Love Thing
Skull Snaps - Didn't I Do It To You
Stan Mosley - Lets Fall In Love
Leroy Allen - Your'e The Best
Gods Gift To A Woman - Stop To Think It Over
Evette Busby - Don't Stop
Cornell CC Carter - May Be
C J & Co - Let Them Talk
Roderick Dolphin - I Need Somethin' Good
Timothy Wilson - Follow Me
Love Affair - I Can't Stop Lovin' You
Mighty Pope - If You Want A Love Affair

Lukas Setto
Hour Two
Wanda Ray Ellis ft Felton Pilate - I Got To Be Strong
Lukas Setto - What Turns You On
Floyd Harvey Robinson Project - Mystical Lover
Floyd Harvey Robinson Proj - Made Up My Mind
Clay Hammond - I Know What Love Is
ZZ Hill/Dorothy Moore - Please Don't ..
                          .. Let Our Good Thing End
William Bell - If Sex Was All We Had
Amuzement Park Band - Do You Still Love Me
Will Easely - Whatever
Iron Horse - Come And Be My Lady
DeAndre - Should'a Known Better
Frankie Beverley & Maze - When You Love Someone



Rockie Robins

James Ingram RIP
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, We are sad to report the the death of James Ingram who was sadly only 66 yrs old, check out the Zingara track on this weeks playlist it takes you right back to the beginning of James career ... his music legacy will be with us forever.
Featured artist on this show is Rockie Robbins , It's been awhile since we had new music from Rockie but it was worth the wait this new release is pretty special. It's great to the real old skool soul folks back in the studio and making great music.

We also have the new release from Leroy Allen "HighTech Woman" lookout for more new product very soon from Leroy he is currently in the studio with my main man Mr Stan Mosley I have heard some of the tracks in progress . you will not be disappointed. Representing the ladies we have Chicago's very own Ms Jesi Terrell and London based Lorena Dale and guess who is back...Ms Patti Austin as i mentioned earlier its great to see the legends back in the studio.
Ok sit back and enjoy it's a real pleasure to have your company..

Science of Soul Playlist 3rd Feb 2019
Hour One
Ray Goodman & Brown - Another Day
Timothy Wilson - Just Another Man On A String
Teddy Pendergrass - You And Me For Right Now
Patti Austin - Hope As Arrived
Robert Owens - Share My Love
Lorena Dale - Cocaine Skin
Rockie Robbins - Lets Groove
Rockie Robbins - Good Life
Frank Lucas - Good Thang Man
Jesi Terrell - Come Get This Love
L V Johnson - It's Not My Time
Auteria Wally Winzer ft Steve Fernandes - Overnight Sensation

Hour Two
T Connection - Choosing
Randy Brown - Two Fools
Carmichael - (Rock It) My Favorite Song
Blase' Michael Lizzmore - Ooh Wee
Zingara - Loves Calling
Leroy Allen - High Tech Woman
Rick James/Teena Marie - Never Say You Love Me
Magic Lady - I Just Wanna Be Free
Surface - The Other Side Of My Bed
Enchantment - Silly Love Song


Undisputed Truth

Thanks for visiting the Science of Soul, I am very pleased to bring you the new album from Detroit legends the Undisputed Truth" entitled The Truth Gon' Set You Free," the album is true to the groups continuing legacy with progressive arrangements and quality vocals, I think 2019 is gonna be a busy year for Joe, B J and the two new ladies. Another veteran group on the come back trail is the Dazz Band,  there new release "Soul Jam" I highly recommend you check this out. Fellow Cleveland artist Sherena Wynn who worked extensively with Gerald Levert and The O'Jays has a new single titled "Your Love," and I also have new product from Houston soulman Leroy Allen plus be dipping into the new EP from Ci're  called "Integrated Compositions," one of his guest vocalists is the super smooth Rashaad Carlton on the track "Undecided Lover".  Amongst the recent releases I have Von B & D L Wilson from their album "Presents" and Lomax who is re promoting is 2017 classic "Caught Up". For the Old Skool folks there's celebration of  L J Reynolds birthday with a couple of real classics, so sit back and enjoy, as always thanks for your support and all the great feedback.

Playlist for Sunday 27-01-2019
Hour One
Tyrone Thomas - We're Still In Love
Kinsman Dazz Allstars - Soul Jam
Von B & D L Wilson - She's Unbelievable
L J Reynolds - Come Get To This/Steppin Out..
L J Reynolds - Southern Pearl
Sherena Wynn - Your Love
Kent Drake - Boss Thing Together
Undisputed Truth - The Truth Gon' Make You Free
Undisputed Truth - Metamorphosis
Lomax - Caught Up
Whitfield Batson - Feelin' The Love
Stevie Wonder - Hey Love (Live)

Hour Two
Barry White - Love Song
Philip & Brenda Nicholas - One Life One Love
Lovesmith - Do You Want Another Chance
Cecil Parker - Come Over Here (Bring Love)
Undisputed Truth - What Good Is Love
Jerry Butler - Lets Make Love
Rue Davis - You Haven't Been Loved By The Man
Sunday - Ain't No Problems
Cir'e ft. Rashaad Carlton - Undecided Lover
Ms Monique - Love Therapy
Tomorrows Promise - Your Sweet, Your Fine,  ..  
                                                   ..Your Everything
Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Fork In The Road
Smokey Robinson - Baby Come Close



Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul , this week I feature as promised a couple of shows back the debut album from Detroit soulman Chuckola, titled "Never Give Up," I highly recommend this set it's packed with great songs and very well produced, The album came out in the latter part of 2018 and is really starting to gain momentum, I think 2019 is gonna be a good year for Chuck, and I look forward to seeing the rise of this mans career. Tuskegee's very own Mr Cadillac Man is back with a great new release, "I Know You Been Cheatin''" hot the heals of his big novelty hit of last year "Viagra Man," the new single is gonna do very well I think particularly on the vibrant Southern soul scene. It's great to see 'my man' Mo' B back with a great new single  he's called "My Sunshine." Mo is one of the real nice guys in the music business, I would love to see him break big in 2019.

Randy Hall
Veteran singer Randy Hall is back with new music  product called"How Do You Want Your Love," it's just what you would expect from the man ,being silky smooth and polished, I love it! Soul Junction co owner Dave Welding as just acquired a limited number of copies of "You Changed Me" by Impulse produced by music legend Harvey Scales in Milwaukee, you can contact Dave via the Soul Junction website to get your copy, but be quick it's very limited. In addition we have the recent release from Vince Broomfield the powerful and thought provoking "Cautiously Optimistic" plus a bunch of Old Skool treasures that I think you will enjoy, now sit back relax and feel the SOUL.

Sunday's playlist for 20-01-2019
Hour One
The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again
Mr Cadillac Man - I Know You Been Cheating
Mo' B - My Sunshine
Shirley Jones - She Knew About Me
Ronn Matlock - You Got The Best Of Me
Masta - What Am I Supposed To Do
Chuckola - I Ain't Giving Up
Chuckola - Heaven
Wilton Crump - Give Your Love To Me
Leon Heywood - Streets Will Love You To Death
Silk - Fallin' In Love Ain't Easy
Impulse - You Changed Me
Sam Dees - Secret Admirer

Hour Two
Surface - Gotta Make Love Tonight
Chuckola - Baby I Got A Love Jones
Arnold McCuller - Heart For Heart
Burrell - No Greater Love
Vince Broomfield - Cautiously Optimistic
Curtis Mayfield - No Thing On Me
Bloodstone - Somethings Missing
Johnny Taylor - Don't Make Me Late
Randy Hall - How Do You Want Your Love
Ali Ollie Woodson /Juanita Daley - Ur Precious Love
Bettye Swann - Either You Love Me Or U Leave Me
J Most - Near & With Me