30.12.19

30-12-2019

Ty Hunter Jr.
Welcome to the last edition of The Science of Soul for 2019. I would like to express my thanks for all the great feed back and support from listeners and artists alike and also a big thank to all the stations that run the Science of Soul on a weekly basis , I truly appreciate you. I must also give a shout out to Mickey Nold would takes care of the website every week on my behalf, the work he does behind the scenes is invaluable. On this weeks show we current releases from Tony "Shoshyne" Gilmore long time member of Kool & The Gang plus steppers fave, Cardell Harrington, Lamar Brace, Elusiv and due for January issue Glenn Jones. As always there are plenty of old school classic and we close out the year with one the most played releases of 2019 Mr Ty Hunter Jr. "I Wanna Be With You" . I wanna take this chance to wish you a soulful new year that's filled with peace and happiness as we look forward to 2020. Sit back enjoy the music and please share with a friend. Music is a beautiful thing to share.

Science of Soul playlist December 29th 2019
Hour One
Tavares - Bad Times
Tony "Shoshyn" Gilmore - Heart On A Trip
Jeffery Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
Bobby Kline - Say Something Nice To Me
Elusiv - U Had Me @ Hello
Glenn Jones - Better Man
Brown Hill/Leah McCrae - Not Looking 4 Somebody
Lamare Brace - Family Reunion
Lovesmith - Look Out Below
Cardell - I Just Can't Get Over You
Frank Mckinney - I Can Make You Feel Good
L J Reynolds - Come Get To This


Hour Two
Bloodstone - Go On And Cry
Ronnie Dyson - Even In The Darkest Night
Darrell Lee - More
Big Mel - Step It Up
Uncle Sam - Leave Well Enough Alone
Gary Taylor ft Bridgette Bryant - Special
Montell Jordan ft Kristin - I'm All In
Loletta Holloway ft Bunny Sigler - Only You
William Smoke Howard - I Love Your Melody
Ty Hunter jr - I Wanna Be With You

26.12.19

Curtis Mayfield 20th Anniversary

Eddie Thomas (co-founder of Curtom)
Welcome to this special Blog only edition of The Science of Soul. In 1993 Mickey Nold suggested I should write a radio series about Curtis Mayfield, and looking back I'm so glad he did. When finished it was originally broadcast on PCRL radio in Birmingham, UK over six episodes the story covers the career of one of the most influential artists of our time, Curtis was more than just music, his song writing was historical statements of America at that time which the whole world could see "Choice of Colours," "We're a Winner" and the like we're bold statements in a deeply segregated country. It's been 20 years ago today since Curtis passed but his vision lives on, so sit back and enjoy the music of Curtis Mayfield..Also included on this blog is an interview I recorded with Curtis III, his eldest son who is a very close friend and carries many of his fathers traits, a fine man with the vision of his father.


Curtis III (Mayfiield's son)
Receiving an award for Curtis

When I look back over my life, music has been the one constant feature present. I would miss lunch to save the money to spend on records (if my Mom had known, I wouldn’t be here to tell the tale, lol!)

I would make the trip from school to Norgroves electrical shop every Tuesday and Friday lunch time, to see what new records they had - I would then spend all the lunch money I had saved and still not get all the discs I wanted - they must have thought I was a strange 12-year-old kid, bless their hearts! They used to give me as much as I bought; they could see the struggle I went through each time, deciding what to buy with what little money (financial resources) I had - they knew I was hooked on soul music before I did!


"Mayfield was a big influence on my songwriting and vocal style. From his early days as the lead singer of the Impressions.. I marvelled at his ability to get hit records with spiritual lyric content like "People Get Ready" and "Amen". No other secular artist at that time was anywhere near successful as Curtis at using God's word to influence young people. I remember James Brown saying that if not for Curtis...there would not have been records like..."Say It Loud.. I'm Black and I'm Proud". Which became James Brown's contribution for the black civil rights movement of the sixties"  Billy Griffin


The 1965 His Masters Voice EP
Then one day they gave me something that changed my life: it was an EP and I remember John in the shop saying, “This looks like something you would like” It was Soulfully by The Impressions - I heard Curtis Mayfield for the first time, and from that moment on life was never quite the same. From Curtis and the Impressions’ music I learned the beauty of love, I learned of the injustices many faced in society and man’s struggle to create a better world in spite of himself. To quote a line from one of his songs “He opened up my eyes so I might see” - his songs helped me see and understand so much that 45 years later his music is still a source of comfort to me. I had a chance to know Curtis, and his humility touched me very deeply; his gentle and warm smile, how he would start a sentence by saying “well you know…” - these things are fresh in my mind as if it were yesterday.

   "Curtis Mayfield was brilliant at making you look inward while enjoying the journey musically. People hate looking inward, so you can’t imagine how challenging it is for a writer to inspire that in someone while wrapping it in timeless melodies. It make sense why he’s a legend”  Marcell Russell

 Please forgive my ramblings, I just wanted to give a glimpse of what Curtis Mayfield means to me. A thought popped into my head one day; imagine what it would have been like to be Curtis Mayfield’s son. The interview here gives you a glimpse of that. Curtis’s eldest son, Curtis Mayfield III, kindly agreed to talk to me about just that. I thank him for his friendship and for sharing his thoughts with me so openly and freely . CIII is a man at peace with himself and a legacy left by his father. He has made his own way in the world; you would expect nothing less from a man who carries the name of his father so proudly. All that’s left to say is “people get ready” sit back, and enjoy…

  "As a young musician, I was impressed and influenced by the songwriting and musicianship of Curtis Mayfield. Songs like "I'm So Proud" and "People Get Ready" were songs that every singing group would rehearse to test how good their harmonies were. He was a big influence on me then and still is to this day." Chris Jasper


  "I Grew From James Brown To Curtis Mayfield" in Life and my stage persona !!!  Joe 'Pep' Harris (Undisputed Truth)

Songs featured in the program:
  • The Impressions - People Get Ready
  • We People Who Are Darker Than Blue
  • Move On Up
  • The Makings Of You
  • Superfly
  • Little Child Running Wild
  • Curtis Mayfield III - Soldier In The Sand
  • Back To The World
  • To Be Invisible
  • Curtis Mayfield III - Girl From 1-2-3
  • The Impressions - This Is My Country
  • (Don't Worry) If There Is A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go
  • Oh So Beautiful



Curtis Jr., in Chicago, USA

Satellite Link
Bill in  Birminham, UK




  "My time playing with Curtis, "priceless". Hard to top travelling and preforming all over the world with a true legend. And he was easy to play for. He had certain things he wanted to hear but I had a lot of freedom to be myself within the music.

23.12.19

Merry Christmas 2019

Me, last Xmas
Welcome, ho,ho,ho, to this weeks Science of Soul. You will notice quite a bit of Christmas music, it's been a great year for new Christmas tunes so I wanted to share with you as much as I could squeeze in along with a couple of Christmas classics, I hope you enjoy. I have the normal mix of current releases and back in the day classics so sit back and enjoy.


I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself & Mickey Nold (blog editor) to thank you for your support of The Science of Soul website and wish you a Merry Xmas.


Science of Soul Playlist December 22nd 2019
Hour One
Real Thing - Step Into My World
Mel Williams - Sweet Girl Of Mine
Marcus Scott - Real Me
Mose Stovall - Holidays Are Here
J Wonn - My Gift To You
Lavel Jackson - Thang On Me
Anthony Brewer - The Losing End
Carl Brister - Lets Go Back
E Z Patterson - All I Want For Xmas Is You
Wardell Piper - I'm In Love With You
2Buck Chuck - I'm Ready For Xmas
Pastor Andy Robinson - God Got This



Hour Two
Garfield Fleming - Lets Turn In Early
Vel Omarr - Give Me Your Love
Freddie Jackson - A Million Ways
Bryan Golden - In Your Presence
Luther Lackey - Tickle Me Baby
Dynamic Superiors - Shoe Shoe Sunshine
Smoke - Rainy Night
The Emotions - What Do The Lonely Do At Xmas
Stan Mosley - Lets Fall In Love
Ronnie McNeir - Have Yourself A Merry Xmas
The Dramatics - All I Want For Xmas
Earl Whitaker - Happy Holidays

16.12.19

15-12-2019

Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul , We have current releases from Philly Soulmen El Barak plus the Legendary Bluenotes ft Sugarbear. Jazz/Soul legend Frank McComb is back with a new single "No Matter What" and making her Science of Soul debut is New York based Nao Yoshioka. Adding a little festive flavour we Miracle Thomas and Leon McMullen there as been some christmas music issued this year and I wiil be doing festive section on next weeks show. Lots for the classic soul lovers this so sit back and enjoy..

Science of Soul Playlist December 15th 2019
Hour One 
Innervision - I Just Wanna Love You 
El Barak - It's Ok 
Frank McComb - No Matter What 
Leon McMullen - Christmas With My Baby 
Legendary Bluenotes ft SugarBear - Wait A Minuit
Blue Magic - Summer Snow 
Nao Yoshioka - Got Me 
Carl Simms - Pity A Fool 
Freddie North - Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me 
Slique Jay Adams - Your Body 
Brown Hill - Ghetto Queen 
Bryan Golden - In Your Presence
Marzette Griffth - Groove Spot 
Gilly Willtz - Gotta Be The One 



Hour Two
Esther Phillips - Candy
Gilly Wiltz
Sunshine Anderson ft Stephon - Count On Me
Miracle Thomas - Chestnuts Roasting
Latimore - Sweet Vibrations
Gerald Alston - Hell Of A Situation
Gene Chandler - Here Comes The Tears Again
Bobby Hill - I Wanna Be With You
Bettye Everett - Wondering
Al Johnson - My Heart Is An Open Book
The Dramatics - Thank You For Your Love
The Dells - I Wish That It Was Me You Loved
Enchantment - Silly Love Song
The O'Jays - How Time Flies

9.12.19

08-12-2019

Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul, I have new music this week from Kejam who is one of the most consistent artists around plus another London Soulman Whitfield Batson has a new single that as been very well received "What I See" other new releases come from Miracle Thomas & Teddy B. and from Columbus, Ohio, Ingram Street written by Ron Tyson & Preston Glass it's a quality track. The Christmas selections this week come from Estee Pierce & Al Lyndsey. I also have plenty back in the day classics that always remain popular so just sit back relax and let the music sooth ya' and groove ya' ....

The Science of Soul Playlist December 8th 2019
Hour One 
Wilson Wiliams - I Think Its Gonna Workout Fine 
Isaac Aragon - All I Got 
Whitfield Batson - What I See 
Kejam ft Lisa Taylor - Calmer 
Wade O Brown - So Glad
Montell Jordan - First Date
Andre Lee - I'm Better 
Robert Thomas - Crazy Bout Your Love 
Al Lindsay - Christmas Time 
Ingram Street - Beautiful Possibility 
TSU Tornadoes - What Good Am I 
Sinclair - I Want You Back 
Dazz Band - Invitation To Love


Miracle Thomas

Hour Two
Mandrill - Sunshine
King Floyd - My Girl
Estee Pierce - I'll Be Your Santa
Miracle Thomas /Teddy B - Something In Love
The New Lost Generation - Thinkin' Bout Ya'
Bunny Sigler - How Bad Do You Want My Love
Anthony White - I'm So Much In Love With You
Teddy Pendergrass - Cold Cold World
The Intruders - I Wanna Know Your Name

2.12.19

01-12-2019

Ty Causey
It's Science of Soul time thanks for stopping by this weeks show, I have included current releases from The Terri Green Project, Shamika Brown plus music from Ty Causey's current set and I dip into Wendell B's new album "Real Talk."  There is some great new Christmas music around this year that I wanna include over the coming weeks, got a couple on this show from Lavel Jackson "All I Want" and Chicago soulman Tommie Levael "Christmas Carol" I think you will enjoy.Got some great old school classics to round things out so sit back and melt. Please remember to tell a friend about the Science of Soul,.and you can get it live every Sunday at 8 pm GMT, or 3 pm Eastern Standard time. If your outside the UK just go to onlineradiobox.com then search Black Country Radio and it will be there live for your listening pleasure. The Podcast is updated and available every Monday, you can tune 24/7 and is commercials/news free.

The Science of Soul Playlist 1st December 2019
Hour One
Art Wilson - I Know We Can Make It
Terri Green Project - It's You
Regina Troupe - Fly Away
Tommie Laveal - A Christmas Carol
Wendell B, Magic One, Jason Little, ...
  ... Curtis Jefferson - I'm Still Learning About Love
The Monitors - Just To Keep You Satisfied
Al Hudson & One Way - Lady You Are
Shamika Brown - I Love Him . I Love Him Not
Romel - Shrimp Scampi
Syl Johnson - Could I Be Falling In Love
2Buck Chuck - Good Woman
Pat Lundy - Strong Lovin' Man


Level  Jackson

Hour Two
Tony Troutman - I Truly Love You
Angee Griffin - Gentle
Ty Causey - Your A Superstar
Lavel Jackson - All I Want
Keith Washington - Don't Leave Me In The Dark
George Chambers - Heaven
Bloodstone - Natural High
Trudy Lynn - Try To Leave Me If You Can
Bobby Womack - Doing It My Way
Art Wilson - Stay


25.11.19

24-11-2019

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul thank you for your patience over the last couple of weeks while I have been in the States and a BIG shout out to Mickey Nold for keeping everything ticking over. It's all back to normal now after an amazing trip that saw me drive 2794 miles and it was worth every mile.
Ray, Goodman & Brown
 
I have some great new music this week from Teddy B & Miracle Thomas who I had the pleasure of seeing in Beltsville, MD. just after the recording was completed in Atlantic City!  Legendary song writer Jimmy Roach stays as busy as ever his latest project is with Atlanta soulman Anthony Brewer, and a new name to the SOS is Gerald Richardson and his new release called "Naturally", a very smooth affair. Back on the music scene I have tunes from; Jimmy Allgood, Jermaine Robbins, Brian McKnight and Will Downing, so it's a great week for the gentlemen's of soul. 

Damon Harris Jr. & award
During my trip I was fortunate enough to meet up with Darryl Perry in Alexandria, Va., so I thought I would remind you of the great potential this young man has, he has new music in the works and you will be hearing here in near future. It was great to be in Alexandria with Ray, Goodman & Brown who did an amazing show at The Carlyle Club. The WMEL Music awards where very well supported and performing on the night were The Softones who did a great set in front of a celebrity packed audience who gave them a standing ovation and I was honoured to present a Life Time Achievement to Damon Harris, the award was received by Damon Harris Jr., and I am sure his father was looking down with pride. Ok its music time sit back and enjoy ..

Science of Soul Playlist November 24th 2019
Hour One 
The Spinners - Since I Been Gone 
Teddy B & Miracle Thomas - Something In Common 
Ray Goodman & Brown - Slipped Away 
Kevin Owens - Your'e My Everything
Anthony Brewer - The Losing End 
The Emotions - So I Can Love You 
Ozone - I'm Not Easy 
Jimmy Allgood - Make Me Say 
Jermaine Robbins - Lay You Down 
Benny Troy - I'm Gonna Love You Allover 
Gerald Richardson - Naturally 
The Richmonds - Melinda 
Durand Jones & The Indications - To Many Tears 

Hour Two
The Softones
The Choice Four - Angel
Darryl Perry - Inside Of Your Love
Brian McKnight - Neva' Get Enuff' Of You
Will Downing - If She Knew
Gary Taylor & Marva Hicks - I Will Be Here
The Softones - I'm Gonna Prove It
Curtis Mayfield III - What If
Damon Harris - Funday
Fat Daddy ft Sir Charles Jones - The Mailman
Wendell B - Losing Game
Brothers Johnson - Treasure

Curtis Mayfield III
Darryll Perry

4.11.19

Calvin Richardson


Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, My Featured Album this week is the excellent new set from Calvin Richardson "Gold Dust" one of the most consistent of the new generation of soul men, I think you will enjoy. We also dip into the currents albums from Ty Causey, Sargent Tucker, Stan Mosley, Fat Larry's Band, Undisputed Truth plus there are singles from Big Mel, Stinger J, Mo; B and the ever popular Ty Hunter Jr, There will be a 2 week delay in updating the show due to commitments in the USA, the show will return live on Sunday November 24th I thank you for your patience and support. There are plenty of great soul classics to you back in time so sit back relax and enjoy...

Science of Soul Playlist November 3rd 2019
Hour One
Starguard - Just One Love
Big Mel - Heaven
Stan Mosley - If I Didn't Have You
Ty Causey - Yo' Energy
Sargent Tucker - No One Could Replace You
Calvin Richardson - Still In Love
Calvin Richardson - Beautiful
Stinger J. - No Romancing
Damon Dae - Ready For The Weekend
Bobby Hutton - 20 Years Later
Fat Larry Band - Memories
Detroit Emeralds - Call Me ...I'm Ready
Little Anthony - If I Love You



Hour Two
Gerald Adams - Give Me Your Lovin'
Ty Hunter jr - I Wanna Be With You
Ray Goodman & Brown = Slipped Away
Ondremusic - It's You
Impact - I Thought You Might Like To Know
Next Movement - Nice & Easy
Calvin Richardson - Be Your Friend
Fontella Bass - I'm Leaving The Choice To You
Mo' B - U R My World
Johnny Gill - Someone To Love
The Dells - I Touched a Dream
Undisputed Truth - Metamorphosis


28.10.19

Level Jackson

DJ Paul Granger
Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul...I will be giving you a sneak preview of the forthcoming album by Lavel Jackson due for release early in 2020 it's something to really look forward to. Lavel is a very talented guy who as sang and performed with L J Reynolds Dramatics for a few years now and is also a member of the current line up of The Detroit Emeralds.I am so looking forward to the album release and I thank Lavel for sending me the tracks as they have been completed, I think you will enjoy. Other new music this comes from "Mr Sho Time" J T. his single "Let The Music Play" is getting great revues, also this week we have the current hit from Cadillac Man "Good Love".
It's great to see Portland Oregon legends Pleasure back with a new album and single there first in over 30 yrs and still sounding great and i thought I would remind you how good the new single from Chicago Soulman Mack Miller is we featured it a couple of weeks back. Southern soul lady Adrena is re-promoting her 2016 album "Better Days" so i have the opportunity to share with you a couple of my personal favourites from the album. Lots of great classic soul on this weeks show including a real gem from Ray Charles "Now That We've Found Each Other" I gotta thank my good friend Paul Grainger for bringing this to my attention at the Arches soul night which is a great place to hangout on Wednesday evenings , It's located in Bewdley, Worcester, if your UK based ....OK it's music time sit back enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 27-10-019

Lavel Jackson
Hour One
Mandrill - Starry Eyed
Pleasure - One More Time
Cadillac Man - Good Love
Chuck Bridges - Head Over Heels
Lavel Jackson - I Need You
Lavel Jackson - Step Wit' Me
J T - Let The Music Play
Art "N" Soul - Goin' On
Jermaine Jackson - Don't Take It Personal
Blase' Michael Lizzmore - Ooh Wee
Adrena - Man Gon' Do
Leon Haywood - Consider The Source
Enchantment - Thank You Girl For Loving Me



Hour Two 
The Blackbyrds - Soft & Easy 
Paul Richmond APB - No Oh No 
Tony Toni Tone - Slow Wine 
Mack Miller - Unforgettable 
JR Blu ft Big Baby - If There's Anybody Here 
Adrena - Ready To Love Again 
Ray Charles - Now That We Found Each Other 
Bloodstone - We Go A Long Way Back
The Manhattans - I Was Made To Love You 
The Manhattans - That's Not Part of The Show 
Mykal Kilgore - My Heart 
Johnnie Taylor - Only My Woman C

21.10.19

T.L. Shider


Welcome to the latest edition of The Science of Soul. This week I feature the current album from New Jersey soulman TL Shider "Some How Some Way" , It's a great insight into the talent of this great artist and I think you will enjoy. Other new music this week comes from Tyrone Hendrix "My Brothers Keeper" checkout the powerful lyrics on this great track its a little different for the Science of Soul being predominantly Rap but its soulful none the less. Snatch Nelson is in a great party mood with his new release "Happy Song" and the title says it all, I played one side of the new Varges Thomas release last week this week I have flipped it over to bring you "Give It To Ya" another great groove. Representing the ladies we have the new single from Karen Wolfe "Girls Night Out" which is also featured on her Unplugged album. I am loving the collaboration of Latoya London & Najee its silky smooth I hope it gets the success it's worthy of. We have lots of classic soul tunes from back in the day some you may have forgotten and some you just might not know but I think you will enjoy, so sit back relax and please remember music is a wonderful gift so share the www.thescienceofsoul.com link with a friend and spread the word.

Science of Soul Playlist October 20th 2019 
Hour One
Splendor - Special Lady
Bigg Robb - Party "N" Step
Varges Thomas - Give It To Ya
Snatch Nelson - Happy Song
Karen Wolfe - Girls Night Out
TL Shider - Need Somebody To Love You
TL Shider - Thats When I Knew
Tyrone Hendrix ft Jarrod Lawson ..
..& Vursatyl - My Brothers Keeper
Latoya London ft Najee - The Breeze
Phillip Brandon - Chocolate Child
The Emotions - Somebody New
David Simmons - It's A Shame
The Intruders - Cowboys to Girls



Hour Two
Dionne Warwick ft Kashif - Reservations For Two
Ron Carter - You Me And Love
RB Hudmon - Can't You See I Love You
TL Shider - I Wanna Fall In Love
Leroy Hutson - Can't Stay Away
Archie Bell/Drells - I've Been Missing You
Archie Bell /Drells - I Just Wanna Fall In Love
Lucious Larkins - I Miss You
Nicholas Bearde - Miracle Lover
Johnny Gill - Beautiful Lady
The Delfonics - Can You Remember
Terri Wells - Fallin' Leave

14.10.19

Sargent Tucker

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul , I am catching up a little on some great new releases. From Dayton Ohio we have Bigg Robbs keyboard player Varges Thomas with his solo single "Ladies Night" plus great new music from the ATL by Cadillac Man we also have Mo' B & Ellis Hall . Representing the ladies we have two great voices in Ms Whitney McClain & Dee Dee Simon. Our Featured Artist this week is Sargent Tucker who has a great new EP about to be released called " You Can't Text Love Away" I have included 3 tracks on this weeks show that I think You will enjoy. For the classic soul lovers there are plenty of tracks to take you back in time in particular listen out for a great gospel track from Mint 2B it comes from there 2006 album "Walkin By Faith". OK it's time sit back and relax and enjoy the music and I thank you for all the feedback I get via FB and i truly appreciate your continued support.

Science of Soul Playlist October 13th 2019
Hour One
Eugene Record - We Belong Together
Ellis Hall - Can't Stand It
Dee Dee Simon - If I Leave You
Whitney McClain - Fire Place
Varges Thomas - Ladies Night
Sargent Tucker - You Can't Text Love Away
Sargent Tucker - Time Will Tell
Cadillac Man - Good Love
Ty Causey - You're A Superstar
Mint 2B - The Lord As Been Good
Mo' B - U R My World
The End Results - Reminiscing
The Dazz Band - When You Need Roses
TK Spi; If Your Looking For Lady



Hour Two
Cadillac Man
Skip Martin - Believe In Love
Main Ingredient - Looks Like Rain
Margie Joseph - How Beautiful The Rain
The Dramatics - In The Rain
Angie Stone - Ain't No more Rain In This Cloud
Side Effect - Your To Good To Be True
Jackie Verdell - Do'es She Remind You Of Me
Big L - If I Knew Then
Sargent Tucker - No One Can Replace You
J Blackfoot - Taxi
Howard Huntsberry - You Ought To Be With Me
Kashif - Love Letter Out Loud
Eugene Record - Love & Fun