Alonzo Reid

 Welcome to this week's Science of Soul blog, I have featured two tracks in this weeks show from Alonzo Reid new album Undercover Freak, for those not familiar with Alonzo Reid he is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He was inspired at the age of six to play drums by his mother. He was raised and taught by gospel legends such as The Brooklyn All-stars, from New York and The Swan Silvertones of Pittsburg, PA. He played for several local groups around Alabama before going on the road with the Pilgrim Jubilees of Chicago, IL. He had the privilege to play behind many great gospel legends such as Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Soul Stirrers and Aretha Franklin before crossing over to Rhythm and Blues in 1997. He played drums and percussions for fourteen years for the late great Marvin Sease, whom I have had the privlege to seen perform live in the USA. He has also played with Mel Waiters for three years. 

More info check out the feature on his site. www.alonzoreidmusic.com  

Thank you for all the emails and Facebook messages great to hear from my old friends in Leon over there in northern Spain (they were great days) I COULD NEVER FORGET YOU GUY'S. This is the bit were you can all help, if i miss any important new release's don't be shy just let me know, music is for sharing so lets share. You may have noticed a number of audio interviews have appeared on the blog they all include music and were made for P.C.R.L. here in the West Midlands back in the day  (Thank you Mickey Nold) it's quite scary for me to think these are over 20 yrs old, there will be more added in the coming months. 

That's enough rambling from me, on to the good stuff, there's a few name's you might not be to familiar with in this weeks show one of which is Jeff Floyd who records for William Bell's Wilbe records out of Atlanta GA. there will be a track from Jeff's upcoming cd on next week's show also Marc Staggers a Washington D. C. based gospel artist and a track from Bunny Sigler's latest cd: From Bunny With Love and a Little Soul. Just click play and enjoy.....

Science Of Soul Playlist for 25th November 2012

01 - Maze - Golden Time Of Day
02 - Bigg Robb - Can i Get To Know You Girl 
03 - Alonzo Reid - Git Your Bags
04 - Sire - Make It Everlasting
05 - The Dramatics - What You See is What You Get
06 - Erykah Badu - In The Next Lifetime
07 - James Brown - King Heroin
08 - Charlie Wilson - There Go's My Baby
09 - Tower Of Power - Souled Out
10 - Tevin Campbell - Can We Talk
11 - Curtis Mayfield - Soul Music
12 - Alonzo Reid - Wanna Make Love To You
13 - Marc Stagger - Giving All My Love
14 - Angie Stone - No Rain In This Cloud
15 - Bunny Sigler - How Bad Do You Want My Love
16 - War - Baby It's Cold Outside
17 - Jeff Floyd - Where Do You Go
18 - Ronnie Mcneir - A Letter From A Fool
19 - The Emotions - Don't Ask My Neighbors
20 - Fantasia - Truth Is
21 - Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
22 - The Bar-kays - Anticipation 


The Science Of Soul

 Thanks for returning back for some serious soul music. I'm sorry that I couldn't bring you a Podcast of my previous weeks show, as there was a technical fault at the Bridge involving a strange echo, but hopefully this week it will work for you.

If you like your soul music varied on a Sunday I recommend you listen to Gary Edward's 'Northern Soul & Motown' show from 7pm and Phil Tonk's 'Soul Boudoir' from 9pm on the Bridge. You might have noticed I'm a great lover of live music and my top three DVD's at the moment are; The Dells Live, The O'Jays 50th Anniversary Show & The Dramatics Live, the covers are shown on my right along with a few of the PCRL special tribute shows I've recorded over the years with Mickey Nold, please take time to listen as Ron Banks, Don Mancha & Gladys Horton are no longer with us.

Mickey's also added a two hour Curtis Mayfield tribute button, (bottom right.) If your a Facebook user like myself please click 'like' button on left and you can visit my FB page with big link at the top. On to this weeks show....enjoy!
The Menu For Sunday 18th November 2012:
Hour One
01 - Billy Paul - So Good To See You Again
02 - The Isley Brothers - Just Come Here To Chil
03 - William DeVaughan - Let's Kiss & Make-Up 
04 - Floyd Taylor - Give You All Of Me
05 - Mandrill - Starey Eyed 
06 - Chuck Jackson - I'm Needing You, Wanting You
07 - Sermon Saunders - Most Beautiful
08 - Barrington Scott-Henderson - Precious Girl
09 - Parliament - Chocolate City
10 - The Temptations feat: Ollie Woodson - Hoops Of Fire
11 - Anita Baker - Lately
12 - The Love Committee - Tired Of Being Your Fool
Hour Two
13 - Barry White - Midnight And You
14 - Willie Hutch - Anything Is Possible 
15 - Millie Jackson - There You Are
16 - Will Downing - Do You Really Know
17 - Lenny Williams - Sunshine
18 - Enchantment - Silly Love Song
19 - Unified Tribe - I've Got A New Groove
20 - Betty Wright & Roots - So Long, So Wrong
21 - The Impressions - Sooner Or Later
22 - Johnny Bristol - So Good
23 - Ruben Studdard - They Don't Make Them
24 - Bloodstone - Natural High


Welcome To Soul

Track listing for Sunday 11th November 2012
01 - Sorry - Phil Perry 
02 - Laugh out loud (lol) - The Stylistics 
03 - Push & pull  - Angie Stone 
04 - Sweet sticky thing - Ohio Players 
05 - Makin' love - Barrington Scott-Henderson 
06 - You cant see me - Aretha franklin 
07 - Something - Kenny Lattimore 
08 - Ain't that a bitch - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson 
09 - The storm is over - Isaac Hayes 
10 - Let me be the one - Bill Withers 
11 - Stir it up - Eric Benet 
12 - What if - Eddie Levert 
13 - I Don't wanna be the one - Eddie Levert 
14 - Is it realy love - Luther Vandross 
15 - Thats the way I feel about you - Bobby Womack 
16 - These foolish things - James Brown 
17 - You don't love me - Curtis Mayfield 
18 - Another day - Ray, Goodman & Brown 
19 - Wake up - Johnathan Winstead 
20 - Love won't let me wait - Major Harris* TRIBUTE

* Sadly Major Harris died this week (9th November)aged 65  Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Harris was born in Richmond, Virginia. Early in his career, Harris sang with groups such as The Charmers, The Teenagers, The Jarmels, and Nat Turner's Rebellion, which also featured his songwriting brother, Joseph B. Jefferson, and recorded a few solo 7" records on the Laurie and Okeh labels. In the early 1970s, he took over from Randy Cain as a member of The Delfonics; he quit the group to go solo in 1974. Signing with Atlantic Records, Harris scored a string of R&B hits in the United States, including the Top Ten single "Love Won't Let Me Wait", which peaked at #5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #37 in the UK Top 50. Written by Bobby Eli and Vinnie Barrett, "Love Won't Let Me Wait" was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on 25 June 1975.
When his success as a soloist subsided, Harris returned to the Delfonics, and continued to tour with one of two touring ensembles that used the name in the 1990s and 2000s. Major was a cousin to the late Philadelphia record producer and arranger, Norman Harris.
Harris died in a Richmond, Virginia hospital from congestive heart and lung failure at the age of 65. (Wiki)