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)***.