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