Sorry due to illness, Bill Bishop is covering my show this week (29/12/12)


The Science Of Soul

It's the last program for 2013 and what year it's been, it looks like I'll hit the 20,000 mark, for visits to the web site before the year ends, I really don't know were the year as gone, like the old saying; "time flies.." is so true. I must thank Mickey for all the work he does to make the show all that it is, without him it would be just a local UK radio show, he opened it up to the world. It seems we have listeners everywhere and I thank each and everyone of you for your continued support and messages. I have met some beautiful people through my radio show, and I hope will remain part of my life forever.
For myself personally, 2013 as been a difficult year, I wont be sad to see it go -  losing one of my closest friends Damon Harris, was very hard, my world is not the same without him and major health issues within my immediate family have all been heavy on my mind, but somehow I get through it all and head-on for 2014 with hope and optimism for the future.One thing you can guarantee is that adventure lays ahead and new memories will be made and tears will be shed, that is the very essence of life...but we will survive it all.
This past year gave us some wonderful music to share and the coming year looks just as exciting, so I hope you all stay with me to enjoy the Science of Soul. I always say the show belongs to us all, I am just blessed to do the easy part and present it to you. To my friends all over the world I wish you a new year were the smiles out-way the tears and your blessing are great....be happy and thank you for being part of my life.

Enjoy the music and share with a friend .....[click for Podcast]

Playlist for Sunday 29th December 2013

Hour One
The Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
Marva King - Who's Right Who's Wrong
First Class - What About Me
Ruben Studdard - Meant To Be
Kem - Find Your Way Back
Ron Matlock - You Got The Best Of Me
Leon Ware - I Wanna Be Were You Are
Impact - Taboo
Gerald Levert - Click A Glass
Rose Royce - Ooh Boy
Teddy Pendergrass - Just Because Your Mine
Tower Of Power - Just When We Start Making It

Hour Two
The Waller Family - Without You Tonight
The Spinners - No One Like You
Terisa Griffin - Anymore
The Eliminators - Loving Explosion
Narada Micheal Walden & Howard Hewett - My Desire
Chrisette Michelle - A Couple Of Forevers
Eddie Kendrick - Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You
The Reflections - Now You've Taken Your Love
Quincy Jones & Guests - Secret Garden
Tomorrows Promise - Your Sweet Your Fine,


Christmas Special 2013

Thanks for checking out this special Christmas edition of the Science of Soul, I've been promising to play some festive soul for a couple of weeks now - well here it is!  I hope you enjoy the mixture I've selected.
I pray each and everyone of the SOS family have a wonderful Christmas and I thank you for all the Face book messages and emails over the past year. You are the reason the show exists, you (the listener) give me a platform to share the music that has shaped my life and it continues to be the soundtrack of every day I wake.

RIP to Grady Wilkins of the Whispers who sadly died this week after a long battle with cancer. Don't worry, back to a normal show next week! so until then eat turkey, raise a glass, remember loved ones that are no longer with us, and toasting the ones that are - Merry Christmas from Mickey & Bill, share the gift of music and be blessed.

 Playlist for Sunday 22nd December 2013 

Hour One
Teddy Pendergrass  Having A Xmas Party
Anthony David  Wonderful Xmas Time The Temptations  Everything For Xmas
Kem ft Ledisi - Be Mine For Xmas
Freddie Jackson  Under The Mistletoe
The O'Jays  I Can Hardly Wait For Xmas
The Isley Brothers  What Can I Bring You
The Dramatics  All I Want For Xmas
Bigg Robb  Can I Jingle Your Bell
Stephanie Mills  This Xmas
T K Soul  All I Want Is You For Xmas
R Kelly  Christmas , I'll Be Stepping

Hour Two
Bobby Bland  You Are My Xmas
The Whispers  Happy Holidays
The Stylistics  When You Got Love You Got Xmas
The Emotions  Where Do The Lonely Go
Bobby Womack  Dear Santa
Isaac Hayes  Mistletoe And Me
Ali Ollie Woodson  A Xmas To Remember
The Dells  Cause Its Christmas Time
The Dramatics  The Very Best Xmas
Heatwave  First Day Of Snow
Howard Hewett  Baby Its Cold Outside
The Four Tops ft Aretha Franklin  White Xmas 


Robert Gee

Talent lost?
Welcome to another Science of Soul, thank you for stopping by, I did promise some Christmas music this week, but sadly I just never got time to prepare it..but next week for sure, I am on top of it,  Lol.

Thanks for all the feed back and messages regarding my little rant on my Facebook page last week, concerning the new R Kelly album, seems a lot of people feel same as I did about it. If you didn't catch it you can find it on my FB Timeline, just click the FB link above it will take you there.

Be sure to check out Robert Gee's biography below, I got the new release from his forthcoming EP on this weeks play-list, and very nice it is to! 2014 is gonna be an exciting year for brother Robert Gee I think. Remember you can always catch my previous show on Legend 107 on Sunday afternoons as well as a live new one on Bridge FM, Sunday evenings, followed by a new Podcast here, from Monday afternoons at my website.

On with the music and remember when you looking for Christmas gifts? music makes a perfect one and it lasts a life time, sit back relax and enjoy.

 Playlist for Sunday 15th December 2013

Hour Two

Love Affair - I Can't Stop Loving You
Sir Wales Wallace - Whatever You Want
Heston - Resign To You
Victor Haynes - I Can't Stop
Eban Brown - Together
Robert Gee - All This Love
Brian Christopher - So Much Love
Lost Generation - Dream On
Natural High - Trust In Me
T. Williams/Revelations - How Can I
David Oliver - Who Are You
Ronnie Isley - My Favorite Thing
Denise Lasalle - When We're Making Love

Hour Two
Jay P Morgan - Here Is Where Love Belongs
Ronnie Dyson - Even In The Darkest Night
Maysa - Good Morning Sunrise
The Temptations - Firefly
Urban Mystic - I Refuse
Kenya - For You
Jeannie Reynolds - Unwanted Company
L.J. Reynolds - Say You Will
Marvin Sease - I Can't Afford To Be Caught
Liquid Spirit ft Leon Ware - Melodies
Ali Ollie Woodson & Doc Powell -
....Tell Her Love As Felt The Need
The Whispers - Welcome Into My Dreams

Robert Gee Biography:

On his sophomore project entitled “Robert Gee - The E.P., “Robert Gee brings the “Philly Soul” sound of his hometown into the 21st century.  This project showcases Gee’s evolution as a singer/songwriter whose music and lyrics speak directly from his heart to the heart of his listeners.
“I dealt with the passing of two very important people in my life, my mother and my best friend, powerhouse singer Vesta Williams.  Audiences will hear some of the pain, heartache and great life lessons I learned during a difficult time on this album but they will also experience the great joy I have in sharing my gift as a singer and lyricist.  I’ve lived a blessed and colorful life and that Is the story I’m telling on this release.”
“Robert Gee – The E.P.” is co-produced with music/TV/film producer extraordinaire Grant Nicholas who has worked with artists such as Ne-Yo, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, Musiq Soulchild, Toni Braxton, Angie Stone, Mya, Sy Smith and the late Teena Marie.
As a solo recording artist Robert Gee released his first CD titled All My Love to national and international acclaim. Gee wrote 4, co-wrote on 6 and an executive produced the entire project. The title song “All My Love” captured the attention of 111 East Records and was featured their first Neo Soul After Dark Compilation where it reached as high as #7 on Amazon.com’s Neo Soul singles. It along with the track” Here We Go” are featured on the Soundtrack of the Indie film release “Misunderstandings.” The single “Here We Go” spent 3 weeks in the #1 spot on London’s Morpheus Soul Show top 10 weekly countdown.
Discovered by Patti LaBelle as a teen during her triumphant run in Vinnette Carroll’s Broadway musical, “Your Arms To Short To Box With God,” Robert soon followed in that legend’s footsteps as an Amateur Night winner at the world famous Apollo Theater.  Gee draws his inspiration from great soul men like Luther Vandross (who gave him his first job in LA), Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Peabo Bryson, Prince, Lionel Ritchie, Marvin Gaye to Usher.  Gee has been singing professionally since the age of 15 and brings with him many years of experience as a front man for east coast Jazz Pop and R&B cover bands. Playing everywhere from the nightclubs of Philly, New York and DC to The Grand Opera House in Armenia!
Gee’s stellar talents don’t end with singing.  A very versatile actor/dancer classically trained as a Master class student of Seth Riggs – Speech Level Singing Technique, Broadway “go to” Edward Sayeg and opera diva Grace De La Cruz. Robert’s capable instrument masterfully crosses musical genres and even into the world of musical theater. Gee has starred in lead roles in outstanding theater productions such as “Dreamgirls,” “The Wiz,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Pippin,” Cy Coleman’s “The Life” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” which was the first “Rock style” theater production to ever play The Grand Opera House in Yerivan, Armenia. He also starred in "The Five Heartbeats - LIVE!"But it was a lesser known production called “Body Language” written by Micahel Ajakwe that would earn Robert a nomination from the 2006 NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Theater Production.  He has received rave reviews for his stage work twice by the LA Times, LA Weekly, LA Theater Scene and Backstage West.  He made his television screen debut in The Little Richard Story as “Bossman” on NBC.
In addition, Robert Gee has also made a great name for himself as a featured background artist working with music industry royalty such as Luther Vandross, Atlantic Starr, Teena Marie, Vesta Williams, BeBe Winans, Darryl Coley, La Shun Pace, Tevin Campbell, The Emotions, Kashif and Loose Ends.
Robert’s commanding stage presence and reputation as a show stopper won him the 2010 Black Music Associations  Best R&B Male Vocal Performance award and a 2012 Hollywood Music In Media Award nomination for Best Soul/R&B song (I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love). Most recently, he was nominated for a 2013 Callywood Award for Favorite Independent Artist.  With the critical success of his debut CD, All My Love, Gee is looking to build upon that success with his new single “All This Love (Is For You)” from his upcoming album “ROBERT GEE – THE E.P.” slated for a 1st quarter 2014release.  Robert Gee’s future is bright as his star continues to rise!


Nelson Mandela R.I.P.

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul as I sat to write this I had the sad news of Nelson Mandela's passing, very few people can say they changed the world but Mr Mandela did, his courage and dignity touched everyone irrespective of creed or colour. I am thankful he lived in my lifetime..RIP Mr Nelson Mandela your place in history is secure.

Got some great new music on this weeks show Al Chestnut has new product, been around for quite awhile now but I think his new release is gonna bring him a legion of new followers. Leroy Allen is another talent I rate very highly he quietly keeps on churning out quality product time after time. His new release is no exception, I think it's just a matter of time before he hits big. Mickey brought to my attention a track by Sandra St. Victor Sugarfoot Is Dead, this is just amazing, need to investigate this lady further. One of soul music's first ladies Gladys Knight also as a new album, so we got a track from that set too. I have to say it's the best thing she as done in a while, to me anyway.

I finally got a chance to sit and watch the Unsung episode on The Delfonics, the problems that groups go through! but none the less the music, still sounds great, so we got a couple of tracks from the guys in todays show. I might go mad next week and do an hour of Christmas soul, seems fitting at this time of year, lol. That's chat over, now sit back and enjoy the mix remember give the gift of music and share the SOS link.

 Play list for Sunday 7th December 2013 

Hour One
Bobby Byrd  I Know You Got Soul
Randy Darbonne   I Want You
Leroy Allen  Together
Wayne Henderson ft Ron Banks
                                         Dancin 'Love Affair
Sandra St. Victor  Sugarfoot Is Dead
The Ohio Players  Skin Tight
Al Chestnut  Touch Me In A Special Way
Tommi Bell  Finding Myself
Khristian Dentley  Lost In You
Gladys Knight  All In Due Time
Rinlew All Stars  The Girl I Met Today
Maze/feat:Frankie Beverly  Mandela [live footage at foot of page] - Ed

Hour Two
Mel & Tim  Keep The Faith
Najee ft Jeffery Osborne  Loving Every Moment
Gerald Alston  Getting Back Into Love
Anglo Saxon Brown  I'll Keep Loving You
Heston Love Junkie
The Delfonics  La La La Means I Love You
The Delfonics  I Told You So
Joe Leavy  I Heart You
Avant ft Keke Wyatt  My First Love
Phil Perry  Pretty Lady
Bobby Womack  And I Love Her
The Dells  Tripped, Slipped, Stumbled And Fell


Dorothy Moore

Melba Moore
It's that time of year once again... still don't know were the last eleven months went..they say time flies when your having fun.... shit..I must have had a lot of fun, lol. On this weeks show we send our congratulations to Ms Melba Moore on receiving her lifetime from Soul Tracks,it's richly deserved....it got me thinking about Dorothy Moore she is a lady who as survived all the music trends and living proof that soul survives so I thought I would include 3 tracks from this amazing lady in this weeks show, check out With Pen In Hand a classic piece of soul music.

I am still getting nice comments from new listeners who have only just discovered the Curtis Mayfield III interview from a few months back I thank you for listening and getting in touch. If your looking for Xmas gift ideas check out the Donny Hathaway Never My Love: Anthology that as just been issued its very nicely put together and a valuable addition to any soul fans collection,and here's a real cheap idea why not give The Science Of Soul a Link, it wont cost a dime and it just keeps on giving.

When I put this weeks show together I was in a 1970s mood, lol, and I realised I was yet to play anything on the show by Autry Dewalt Jr. you will know him as Jr Walker, just thinking of Junior brings a smile to my face, he was a beautiful person totally untouched by fame. Nice footage at base of this page of him.

I remember those Magic Of Motown tours from way back in the day so well...wonderful times I miss them .. I still have his brief case that he forgot to take after his last tour ....aha memories don't leave, like people do! (there's a song in there somewhere,) lol .OK enough from me on to the good stuff ... sit back enjoy and share the show .... hope all my American listeners had a safe and happy Thanks Giving .. Podcast

This weeks play list, Sunday 1st. December 2013

 Hour One
Moses - Something About You
Jnr Walker - Closer Than Close
Chaka Khan - Sweet Thang
C.C. Neal - All I Want From You
The Spats - Your Love
Dorothy Moore - Girl Overboard
Dorothy Moore - I Believe You
Smokey Robinson - Sleeping In
Enchantment - I Cant Forget You
Eliminators - Makin' Love Takin' Love
Barry White - Playing Your Game
Charlie Wilson - There Goes My Baby

The Three Degrees - Maybe
Anacostia - All For You
Heaven & Earth - How Do You...
    ...Think Your Gonna Find Love
The Numonics - You Lied
Avant - Human
Jerry Butler - Suite For The Single Girl
Levert - Baby I'm Ready
Johnny Gill - My My My
The Day Tones - A Broken Heart
Dorothy Moore - With Pen In Hand
R Kelly - Slow Dance

Dorothy Moore Biography:

Born 13 October 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Moore was one of the last great southern soul singers to find success in the late 70s, when disco and funk were making deep soul an increasingly marginalised form limited to the south. She began her career at Jackson State University where she formed an all-female group called the Poppies with Petsye McCune and Rosemary Taylor. The group recorded for Columbia Records' Date subsidiary, reaching number 56 in the pop charts in 1966 with "Lullaby Of Love". Abortive solo singles for the Avco, GSF and Chimneyville labels followed, before her career took off with a series of remarkable ballads for Malaco Records. "Misty Blue" (number 2 R&B, number 3 pop) and "Funny How Time Slips Away" (the Willie Nelson song, number 7 R&B, number 58 pop) hit in 1976, while "I Believe You" (number 5 R&B, number 27 pop) charted the following year. Moore's recordings in the next few years were not nearly as successful as she succumbed increasingly to the disco trend. She left the business for several years, but in 1986 recorded the fine gospel set, Giving It Straight To You, in Nashville for the Rejoice label. It yielded a masterful remake of Brother Joe May's "What Is This" that became a Top 10 gospel hit. Moore returned to secular music in 1988, recording, in a deep soul style, two albums for the Volt subsidiary of Fantasy Records. In 1990 she returned to her original label, Malaco, where she has since recorded several high class albums.

as the Poppies Lullaby Of Love (Epic 1966)***, Misty Blue (Malaco 1976)***, Dorothy Moore (Malaco 1977)***, Once More With Feeling (Malaco 1978)***, Definitely Dorothy (Malaco 1979)***, Talk To Me (Malaco 1980)***, Giving It Straight To You (Rejoice 1986)***, Time Out For Me (Volt 1988)***, Winner (Volt 1989)***, Feel The Love (Malaco 1990)***, Stay Close To Home (Malaco 1992)***, More Moore (Malaco 1996)****, Songs To Love By ... (601 1997)***.


The Science Of Soul

In Matador suits: The Delfonics
Thanks for stopping by this weeks edition of the Science Of Soul, all the Christmas albums are starting to appear again ...is it really that time, where did the year go, lol. I might do a one hour selection of festive music in December because there really is some nice stuff....let me know your thoughts because it's easy to reach me: bill.randle@thebridgeradio.net or just hit me on FB, any suggestions for the list I'll try to include.

I was pleased to see the latest edition of Unsung featured The Delfonics, you forget sometimes how much great music these guys made over the years, they really were one of Philly's first first super successful vocal groups and sometimes that fact is over looked, all we need now is a The Dramatics edition..... that's one edition long over due.

On this weeks show we have new music from Algebra, the album Recovery was pointed out to me by my good friend Steve Williams at ukvibe.org, as was the Neo Experience track Human, my thanks goes out to to Steve and remember, I don't chance to hear everything!, so if I miss something don't be shy... just let me know!
Keith Martin

There's a few odd ball things in this weeks show from Sid the Kid to Keith Martin, who were both new to me and I had no time to research much on either of them (if Mickey knows anything I'm sure he will add it to the Blog,) [Marin is a US R&B singer with 10 albums since 1995, who now lives in the Philippines - Ed] Oh, and by the way pay attention to the track by Heatwave because the late Johnny Wilder truly was an amazing vocalist I would include him up there with the best of them. [Talking of great live singers check Lalah Hathaway at the base of this page - Ed]

Ok on with the show and thanks to all the people who sent messages of celebration on the first anniversary of The Science Of Soul. Sit back enjoy and remember to share with a friend... [Bridge readers click 4 Podcast]

 This weeks playlist Sunday 24-11-13

 Hour One 
Danny Pearson - Say It Again
Revelations/Tre Williams - Until You Had Enough Of Me
Sid The Kid - I Wanna Hold You Tight
Neo Experience - Human
Free Life - Wish You Were Here
Bobby Thurston - I really Didn't Mean It
Debarge - I Like It
Donnie Ray - You Keep Taking Your Love Away
Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore - Lovable
Bigg Robb ft Special - It's Gonna Be Alright
Algebra ft Q Parker - Struggle To Be Free
Lynn White - See You Later Bye Bye
The Impressions - Soulful Love

 Hour Two 
Gene Rice - I'll Be Here Waiting
Keith Martin - Think Of You All The Time
Tyrone Curry - I'm So In Love
Heatwave - Happiness, Togetherness
Black Heat - Baby You'll See
George Duke & Teena Marie - Ball & Chain
Angie Stone - No More Rain In This Cloud
Anita Baker - You Bring Me Joy
Brian Christopher - Let's Stay Home Tonight
Kim Burrell - Sweeter
Philip Mitchell - If We Cant Be Lovers

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Reheem Devaughn

Thanks for all the great feed back from last weeks Soul Train Special, the credit goes to Carmen who wrote the revue and Mickey for putting it all together...but playing music was fun part.

I've made it through the first year and thanks to all the artists and record companies that have been a major help, and to all the listeners who have helped spread our link and share the soul I thank each one of you for being part of the family. I look forward to another year. I also have to thank 102.5 The Bridge for there faith in the show which is quite hard to define in terms of programming and a BIG shout out to my brother Heavy D aka Melvin Jordan at Legend107 in Tampa Bay, Florida, I'm very proud to be a part of such distinguished group of soul brothers, thanks for inviting me on board and promoting the show as you do.

Today I'll feature the latest set this week from Raheem Devaughn,  Journey To A Place Called Loveland,  it came out in September but I only just had a chance to include it in the show, though I did play one track on it's release back in September, hope you enjoy the tracks in todays show.

Leela James
Got new music from Ms Leela James this week and  it features the wonderful Anthony Hamilton, taken from her forth coming set due out in early 2014. If you, by any chance like Will Downing, check out Brian Christopher, got a recent release from him in this weeks show also. Its the usual mix of classic and new soul that seems to confuse some people?, but you know what....SOUL is SOUL, no matter when it's recorded and that is the Science Of Soul, Sit back relax and enjoy...I say it every week remember to give the gift of music and share with a friend..

Playlist for Sunday 17th November 2013

Hour One
Leela James ft Anthony Hamilton - Say That
Anthony A K King - I Just Lose Control
Cuba Gooding - Tell Me How Long
Ali Ollie Woodson - I Don't Wanna Be Right
Will Downing - I Can't Help It
Raheem Devaughn Ridiculous / Complicated
Nikita - Sweet As It Comes
Eddie Horan - Love The Way You Love Me
Lionel Cornelius - Hey There
Johnny Bristol - If I Can't Stop You
Brighter Side Of Darkness - Something To Remember You By
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Big Time Lover

Hour Two
Denise Lasalle - Married But Not To Each Other
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes - To Be Free To Be Who You Are
Sterling - Come On And Love Me
David Ruffin - I wanna Be With You
The Dramatics - Be My Girl
Gerald & Eddie Levert - Make It With You
Brian Christopher - The Way
Terri Wells - Falling Leaves
The Manhattans - Just The Lonely Talking Again
Raheem Devaughn  Meantime
Latimore - All You'll Ever Need
Foreign Exchange - Listen To The Rain

Raheem Devaughn Biography:

The son of jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, Maryland-based R&B vocalist Raheem DeVaughn kicked his career into gear after initiating a series of independent releases, aided in part by the cash reward earned from winning a talent contest. Jive became interested, signed him, and released The Love Experience in June 2005. The album peaked within the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart, with the singles "You" and "Guess Who Loves You More" regularly spun on some of the more adventurous R&B stations across the U.S. Love Behind the Melody followed in January 2008. Its first single, "Woman," was his biggest hit yet and was nominated for a 2008 Grammy in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. A year later, "Customer" was nominated for Best R&B Song. Led by the late-2009 single "Bulletproof," featuring Ludacris, DeVaughn's The Love & War MasterPeace -- featuring much more socially conscious material than the average contemporary R&B release -- surfaced in March 2010, debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200, and received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. DeVaughn went independent for his fourth album, A Place Called Love Land, which was released in September 2013. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi


The Soul Train Cruise 2013

The Soul Train Cruise 2013
Thanks for stopping by this special edition of the Science of Soul. I know many of you will be aware of the amazing Soul Cruises that are taking place in the United States...luxury liners and a line up of Soul artists that is just mind blowing, I thought this week I would feature two hours of music from the artists that appeared on the most recent one. I'm to be helped by my dear friend and fellow Soul lover Carmen Figeroa Trenas from Australia who made this years cruse and kindly agreed to share the experience with us, check out her wonderful photographs and the diary of her adventure... I will hand you over to Carmen so let the ship sail enjoy the music and remember to share with a friend... 

Soul Train Cruise October 5th 2013

The Soul Train Cruise via Holland America's ms Westerdam is an internationally recognised luxury cruise ship with more than two-thirds of the cabins featuring verandas. Cruisers do enjoy world class dining, and on-board we did had the pleasure to enjoy concerts by an incredible array of R&B legends such as:-

Earth, Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, Freddie Jackson, Jennifer Holiday, Billy Paul, Regina Bell and Jody Whatley among many others. This year also featured a who's who of Funk bands including; Sugarfoot's Ohio Players, Con-Funk-Shun, The Bar-Kays, The Dazz Band, The Mary Jane Girls, The Original Lakeside and A Taste of Honey, featuring Janice Marie.
Full dance floors!

 Soul By The Sea beach parties, a Solid Gold Theme Ball with the iconic Soul Train Line led by Original Soul Train Dancers who actually danced on the iconic show, and DJ Extraordinaire, Biz Markie spinning classic R&B and current hits on deck, all transporting us back in time to the early days (and outrageous fashions) of the original TV series. Cruisers also participate in on-board games such as the beloved Scramble Board and other retro-fuelled contests, vie for Soul Train DVD, T-Shirt and CD giveaways all while enjoying world class fabulous Luxury dinning.

Back-to-back concerts by legendary artists are just part of the non-stop events scheduled aboard everyday.
Whispers (TV interview)
   Soul Train has been an integral part of popular culture since its debut in 1970 and continues be a vital force in entertainment with its all-star Soul Train Awards shows. Soul Train is also one of the most successful shows ever created, holding the record for the longest, first-run, nationally syndicated television show ever and remains popular to this day. Vintage episodes continue to air on Centric (a Soul Train Cruise Presenting Sponsor), nearly 500,000 DVDs have been sold, and the Soul Train Awards draw international superstars to its ceremony every year.
   Overall I would have to say that this was my best holiday 'ever', I have had in a long time, people were beautiful and loving, just like it was back in the day the energy was sublime.

Billy Paul says Hi
 I had the great honour for the second time to meet with EWF backstage on This fabulous cruise, together with my lovely friend Janet D Bailey, also had the pleasure to meet and talk with Mr Billy Paul, his timeless voice was superb as always!! Gladys Knight such beautiful person and her voice was heavenly to our ears, The Whispers were celebrating 50years in show business, we had a blast dancing to our all time favourite songs.

Con Funk Shun
Our first stop was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with all the beautiful colours and friendliness of the locals, as girls as we said, we shop till we dropped!!!  Cabo San Lucas was our next stop, with lots of little shops, bars and restaurants, and of course markets.

   I would highly recommend The Next Soul Train cruise to everyone and you don't want to miss the outstanding once in a lifetime experience, next February the line up is to be:- The Isley Brothers (featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley), Charlie Wilson, Roberta Flack, Jeffrey Osborne, The Commodores, Stephanie Mills, Peabo Bryson, Morris Day & The Time, The Manhattans (featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett,) Maxi Priest, The Chi-Lites (featuring Marshall Thompson,) Honey Cone (featuring Edna Wright,) Ray, Goodman & Brown, Blue Magic (featuring Ted Mills,) Peaches & Herb, DW3 (Party Band,) Alonzo Bodden, (Comedian,) Biz Markie, DJ Extraordinaire, Cool V, and Dane Butcher (the Cruise Host)

Looking at next year...2014 Soul Train Cruise, 2/28 - 3/2/14 Sails to Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, Philipsburg, Saint Maarten (Overnight), and Philipsburg, Saint Maarten -- to/from Ft. Lauderdale FL So do your self a favour, This is a once in a lifetime event,so don't miss out!!!  Peace Love and Soul - Carmen

Thanks Carmen, finally much respect to all those lost in WWI, WWII and later conflicts, we remember you for what you did on this Remembrance Sunday - Mickey & Bill

Playlist for Sunday 10th November 2013

Hour One
Billy Paul - So Good To See You Again
The Bar Kays - Flying High On Your Love
The Ohio Players - Coffee Break
Lakeside -Bulls Eye
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
Kinsman Dazz - Catching Up On Your Love
EWF - That's The Way Of The World
Taste Of Honey - Never Go Wrong
Freddie Jackson - I Could Use A Little Love
L.T.D. - We Both Deserve Each Others Love
Gladys Knight/Pips - Baby Don't Change Your Mind
Con Funk Shun - Tears In My Eyes

Hour Two
Mary Jane Girls - On The Inside
The Whispers - Butta
Jennifer Holiday - Say You Love Me
The Ohio Players - Sweet Sticky Thing
Lakeside - Say Yes
Regina Bell - Baby Come To Me
Billy Paul - Sooner Or Later
Jeffery Osborne - Only Human
Con Funk Shun - Promise You Love
Gladys Knight & Pips - Neither One Of Us


The Science Of Soul

Thanks For Checking out the first Science Of Soul for a fresh November month, and yes, we're coming up to the first anniversary of the Show, wow, a year as just flown by!  So much wonderful music to share,  hardly scratched the surface, continuing to mix the classic with new, not supporting the new artists as well all the people we grew up listening to, we'll will lose a very important part music growth, my aim is to support and share.

  New music this week from Prince, love him or hate him, you can't deny his talent, a man who makes the lines of music very blurred, but when he's funky, this man really throws it down. Also listen out for Tomi Bell, a lady with big things to come, I think. Greg Watson was a new name to me, but seems he as been around awhile and the new album is smokin', also thanks to Steve Williams at the UK Vibe, for bringing it to my attention. Please don't be shy if there's something you think I need to hear, just let me know you can email me or hit on Face book.

  I'll be doing a Soul Train special, maybe next week to celebrate these wonderful cruise's that are happening in the States, really need to go, lol. One of our regulars listeners Carmen from Australia has kindly provided photo's and a revue of her recent trip and the artist line-up was amazing, I'll give you all the details of how to book with the next one next week. So on with this weeks music remember to share the link with friends, music is a beautiful gift to give..

Playlist for Sunday 3rd. November 2013

Hour One
Aretha Franklin  It's Just Your Love
Charles Walker  Still Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
The O'Jay  Used To Be My Girl
Lomax  Put It All Up In There
Peggy Scott Adams  Just Go Away
Hamish Stuart  It Is What It Is
Greg Watson  This Time
Tomi Bell  Dreams
Prince  Breakfast Can Wait
The Coalitions  Memories Of You
Curtis Mayfield  Show Me Love

Hour Two
Carl Sims  Tell Me Were You Been
Blue Magic - Sit Alone
The Intruders  I Wanna Know Your Name
Bill Withers  In The Name Of Love
Jody Watley  Take Me In Your Arms
Al Jarreau  We Got By
Anthony Hamilton  I'll Wait...
....For You To Fall In Love
Betty Wright  Real Woman
The Dramatics  In The Rain
Con Funk Shun  Honey Wild



 Welcome back, first I must apologize for the late publication last week it was due to Mickey being off line for essential maintenance to the Internet in his area. I must thank him for getting it all up and on-line on Wednesday, he is the man who makes the website possible and his patience and continued hard work is very much appreciated.

In honor of The Stylistics United Kingdom tour I will be playing three classics from these gentlemen who's impact on the Philly sound should never be overlooked, they have an amazing back catalog of material.

My good friend Alonzo Reid keeps putting out a steady stream of great music included in this weeks show, is his latest outing, "Three Wishes." If your a fan of the late Marvin Sease you gonna love Alonzo because he spent many years as member of Marvin's band and you see the influence it had on his style, I think he as got a hit this time out.

Got music from Joe's new set but I was feeling nostalgic this week so I raided the vaults, so I hope you enjoy. Thank you to all the people who visit the site and share the link and also Legend 107 in Tampa Bay, Florida, who make it possible for it to broadcast to an audience I would otherwise not reach. Sad news with the death of Al Johnson the week, I'll play some of his tunes next week.

Remember its very easy to reach me bill.randle @thebridgeradio.net or just hit the FB link.

Time to sit back and enjoy some classic soul on this weeks show ..

 This weeks playlist, Sunday 27th. October 2013

Hour One
Deneice Williams - Cause I Love You Baby
Alonzo Reid - Three Wishes
The Four Tops - It's The Way Nature Planned It
Gerald Levert - Didn't We
Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime
Holland /Dozier/Holland - The Picture Never Changes
Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me
Millie Jackson - Tired Of Hiding
The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again
The Stylistics - Pay Back Is A Dog
The Stylistics - Right As Rain

Hour Two
Gene Rice - Let Me Do You Right
Ann Nesby - i'm Still Wearing Your Name
Joe ft. Fantasia - Love & Sex
Cuba Gooding - Meant To Be In Love
Sir John Roberts - Do You Believe In Fate
Blackstreet - The Lord Is Real
Loleatta Holloway - Part Time Lover
The Exportations - Fell In Love To Late
Crystal Winds - So Sad
Al Wilson - I Wont Last A Day Without You/ Let Me Be The One