29.9.14

Old Skool Special

Welcome to this special 'old skool' edition of the show, it's a little different this week due to fact I have had to 'voice track' the show as I was unable to present the show live (first time ever, lol) so I decided to save the new music until the week after. I hope you enjoy this two hour trip down memory lane. By the time you read this I will have spent the weekend with Archie Bell and Eddie Holman,  two soul music legends, and be sure I will give you the lowdown next week.

Pat Lewis in Dudley
Whilst on the subject of memory lane and legends, I had the opportunity, just last week, to interview my dear friend Ms Pat Lewis, it was recorded at Mickey Nold's Studio 37 and it turned into something of an epic. Pat is living history, a major player in the sound of Detroit; Memphis and Chicago, you won't wanna miss this, I will keep you updated as to when it will be available.  Enjoy the show, let it take you back to a time........

Archie Bell, Eddie Holman & Tommy Hunt (@ Skegness weekender)

Sunday 28-09-2014 playlist

Hour One
The Bar-Kays - Flying High On Your Love
Billy Paul - Sooner Or Later
Enchantment - Thank You Girl For Loving Me
Gene Chandler-Does She Have A Friend 4 Me
The Four Tops - Main Street People
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes - Tell The World
The Impressions - Miracle Woman
Johnny Guitar Watson - Real Mutha For You
Lenny Williams - Shoo Oo Foo
L J Reynolds - Come Get To This
Ohio Players - Think About You
Luther Vandross - Because It's Really You

Hour Two
Teena Marie - Miracles Need Wings To Fly
Ronnie McNier - I Love You
Ray Charles & Angie Stone - All I Wanna Do
Rose Royce - Ooo Boy
Phil Perry - Closer To Heaven
Teddy Pendergrass - It's Time For Love
Tower Of Power - Sooth You
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
Will Downing - Soul Stepping
War - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mandrill - Starry Eyed
Willie Hutch - Lets Try It Over

Greatest Eddie Holman live footage ever... [Ed]

22.9.14

Smokie Norful

There's a little bit of a Southern soul flavor on this weeks show, some of the people making my vintage soul playlist this week are; Joe Simon, along side Eddie Floyd, O V Wright and Johnnie Taylor, four true soul music legends. I was asked the question the other day, "How do I select the music that I play?" The answer was pretty simple, much of it depends on my mood at the time I load the show at the Bridge studio but I do try to include music from any decade, and feel it's vital that new music gets played along side the classics, I also keep in mind that a lot of people would lose interest if I only played new releases, so I try to keep that balance right. I meet with Mickey every Monday morning to update the web site and I gotta tell you he is always reminding me of tracks that I had forgot and in a lot of cases didn't know, there is SOOO much wonderful music out there and the aim of The Science of Soul is to share that with you.


Representing the new music this week is Ms Lydia Rene, I have a track from her forthcoming album "Vintage Heart" and I will be album-tracking from current releases by; Avery Sunshine, Dee Robinson and Gwendolyn Collins, just to remind you how good these sets are. Making a welcome return to the recording studio is the legendary band, Con Funk Shun, and there new single "Your Night" is a real nod to days gone by, It's great to see artists like this back recording 'cause they have still so much to offer. Featured artist this week is Willie Ray Norful from Bolingbrook, IL, better known as Smokie Norful , he's proved himself as one of the leading lights of contemporary gospel music, as well as being an active pastor and real estate company owner, it's a wonder he gets time to record, but thankfully he does, This new album, "Forever Yours" will continue to raise his music profile and I think you will enjoy.

I did mention last week that I would be teaming with my soul brother Melvin Jordan at Legend 107 radio in Tampa Bay, Florida, to do a special show ...well it's now confirmed and it will air on October 12th. so make a date in your diary.

Ok as always it's about the music so sit back and enjoy a slice of Soul pie...remember to share the pie around.


Play list for Sunday 21-09-2014

Hour One
Sweet Thunder - Hot Line
Joe Simon - She's My Lady
Lydia Rene - Last Night
Dee Robinson - What Can I Do For You
Quedon - Speechless
Con Funk Shun - Your Night
Charles Williams - Standing In The Way
Avery Sunshine - Love (Wont You Try)
B. Grant - Tight Work
Nais - Break Off
Smokie Norful - I Feel Good
 Smokie Norful - I Got What You Need
Mirage - Don't Ask Me To Stop Loving You

Hour Two
Gigi Allen - I Was Wondering
Johnnie Taylor - Don't Make Me Late
Freddie Jackson - More Than Friends
Street People - Why You Wanna Make Me Lonely
R Kelly - You
Eddie Floyd - I'm So Glad I Met You
Gwendolyn Collins - Be Happy
Phyllis Hyman - When I Give My Love
Larry Saunders - Darling I Love You
O V Wright - Drowning On Dry Land
Walter Jackson - I Wont Remember Loving You
Angie Stone - No More Rain
The Artistics - I'm Gonna Miss You

Smokie Norful Biography:

Pastor Smokie Norful spent the early portion of his life in Muskogee and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He later moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he attended Jack Robey Junior High and Pine Bluff High School. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a bachelor’s degree in history. He also received formal training in ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and Trinity International Seminary in Deerfield, Ill., where he studied to achieve a master’s of divinity. He served as a history teacher for seven years at Jack Robey Junior High School, Pine Bluff High School (Pine Bluff, Ark.) and Evanston Township High School (Evanston, Ill.) respectively. Additionally Rev. Norful served for two years as the educational director for the Pine Bluff Housing Authority’s after-school program. Other notable vocational experiences include, but are not limited to, his service as a historian for the National Park Service and a congressional aid for the fourth congressional district. He currently serves on the board of Regents for Trinity International University. More at Wikipedia

15.9.14

Gregg Jackson

Welcome to my Science of Soul page, first off, thank you for the nice comments about the new look web site, seems the dancing girls are very popular? lol, as I said last week I can't take any credit, it's all Mickey's work. There has been a bit of a refresh on my Face Book page also, thanks to my dear friend Ms Jay Gordan of Vancouver BC., who sent me, out of the clear blue sky, a new cover design to say I was surprised, is an understatement, thank you so much Jay for all you do to help promote The Science Of Soul and all people who share the link and spread the word Carmen, Larry, Jay Tee, Emmille Fox, Melvin Jordan and countless others, also our sponsors Teddy Peterson, David Marquis & Blak King.

Thee songs in today's show!
Today featuring Gregg Jackson's new album "The Other Side Of Me," this set includes a bonus track from back in the day (1982).....you know I love my old school soul, Lol. I think you will approve. Other new music comes from Zany'e wonderful "Conversations" album, plus Philly legends The Trammps are back with a new single. One of my Southern Soul Sister's is about to hit the road for a series of dates stateside, Adrena, so thought I would give you a little reminder of her great talent. Also new music from the lovely Ms Sheila Coley and Jazmine Sullivan.

I'm getting ready to see Soul legend Archie Bell in a couple of weeks, so could not resist slipping in a classic from him in today's playlist. Listen out for a couple names you might not be familiar with; John Fox & Richard Starr, two real old school gems ....Oh and Sheila Raye Charles...guess who her daddy is.. I will be guesting on Melvin Jordan's Heavy Storm show in October, but I'll tell you more on that as it gets closer.... as all ways enjoy the music and spread the word.. [up? - Ed]

Play list for Sunday 14-09-2014


Hour One
The O'Jays - Family Reunion
Phil Perry - Pretty Lady
Richard Brooks - With All Of My Heart
Donnell Sullivan - Leaving
Sheila Coley ft. Nate Hall - Move With You
The Trammps - Get Your Love While I Can
ZanY'e  - Extra Ordinary
Chico Debarge - Soopa Man Lover
Smoke - I'm So Glad You Came Along
Gregg Jackson - Movin' On
Gregg Jackson - Sunny Day
Sheila Raye Charles - Behind The Shades
Archie Bell & The Drells - Girl Your To Young

Hour Two
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - To Be True
We The People - Making My Day Dream Real
John Fox - It's Up To You
Jazmine Sullivan - Forever Don't Last
Subway - This Lil' Game We Play
Little Beaver - That's How It Is
Gregg Jackson - One For The Road
James PJ Spraggins - Better Days
Joe - First Lady
Adrena ft. Nellie Tiger Travis - Another Woman's Man
Larry Saunders - All My Friends Call Me A Fool
Richard Starr - Love Is Not A Game
3PC - Picture Yo' Body

Gregg Jackson Biography:
Gregg Jackson has brought the joy and intensity of the Motown/R&B nightclub experience to packed dance floors all over the United States. He has performed lead and backround vocals with many well-known artists such as James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Herb reed & The Platters, The Coasters and the Drifters, as well as Otis Redding & The Tramps.Gregg began his music career at a very young age of 6 performing in Gospel choirs, dance troupes and shows. He studied under the direction of the famous Boston Pops artist Anna Maria Santorrelli Gregg released his first album entitled “One for the Road” in Nashville, Tennessee which was produced by Kevin Falwey for KYP Productions. Original Songs written by Gregg Jackson :“Home Again”“Love me like the First Time”“But She Loves Me”“Ain’t Gonna Do you No Good” about you. (reverbnation)

8.9.14

J. Poww


For the first time ever I feature a gospel album, as my album of the week!, "Savior Made" is the latest offering from the Lansing, Michigan native, J. Poww. If your not familiar with Jay you soon will be, he's steadily built himself a reputation as one of the Mid West's most important Gospel artists and this album really confirms it. Even if Gospel is not your thing don't close your mind to this one as it's a solid production and the songs are relevant to what's going on in the world today....highly recommended.

Darrius Willrich is a new name to me but Mickey just introduced me to his album that came out last year, It's a great piece of work I slipped a track in on this weeks show and rest assured more will come over the next few shows. Talking of Mickey he as given the web site a new look, I hope you approve and I've to thank him for all the time and effort he puts into the Science of Soul, It's way above the call of duty and friendship, he is a rare treasure to have as a friend.

I got some shocking news this week ...Algebra Blessett, Sulpacia Jones and Gwendolyn Collins will be appearing in Birmingham, England on the 27th of September, what a scoop this is, it's a rare weekend when I'm out of town but it's a Monday night show, so I'm hoping to be back in time to catch this one. When you look at this weeks playlist you will see I have been feeling a little nostalgic lately, it's heavy on the classics but I hope you enjoy. Please remember to share the Science of Soul link and be sure to stop by my Face Book page, all the links are right here at the top of the page....sit back
enjoy.


This Sunday's playlist 07-09-2014 


Hour One
Creative Sauce - Funky Luva
Brothers Unlimited - Take Me Back
Darrius Willrich - Promise Me Love
Glen GG Gordon - You Should Be My Lady
Omari Shabazz - Recipe For Love
Donnell Sullivan - I Wanna Be Your Freak
J Poww - No Greater Love
J Poww - He Can Do The Impossible
Jay & The Techniques - Number One-Der full
The Emotions - So I Can Love You
Darrow Fletcher - Love Is My Secret Weapon
Street People - Why You Wanna Make Me Love You
Willie Hutch - I Can Sho Give You Love

Hour Two
David Tolliver - Home
Touch Of Class - I Love You Pretty Baby
Angel - Break Out The Tears
J Poww - I'm In Need Of A Blessing
Wilson Pickett - I'm In Love
Dee Robinson - Feel A Little Tired
Ronn Matlock - You Got The Best Of Me
P R A Y - If Your Body Says Yes
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Never Let You Down
Nine Yards - There's No Love
Al Wilson - Touch & Go
Bill Withers - Let Me In Your Life
Enchantment - It's You That I Need

J. Poww's Biography:

“Everything I am is because of You; I am where I am because You brought me through…”
This sentiment is why J.Poww made the decision to switch gears and use his God-given talents to advance the Kingdom with his first gospel album. The singer, lyricist, songwriter, producer plans to release his latest album, Savior Made, independently in May 2014.

Savior Made is not your traditional gospel album. It’s what the Lansing, Mich. native refers to as “urban gospel” with many of the songs having an R&B vibe. “My hope is that this album will minister to the masses,” says J.Poww. The 14-track album provides a message no matter where someone is in their walk with Christ - whether they need to follow God, their faith is being tested or they just want to be closer to Him. Savior Made provides listeners a platform to praise God with “Hallelujah” – a duet withSunday’s Best finalist, Chiffon McNeal; and fans can also get a glimpse of J.Poww’s personal side with “This is My Prayer” – a very intimate prayer between him and God.
More at this page

1.9.14

Elliot Macauley

Thank you for visiting this weeks Science of Soul I have a couple of featured products this week, first off is the excellent Soul Junction single by Elliot Mcauley, it's a two sider by the Manchester, UK based Jazz-man that features the vocals of Joe Leavy on one side and Cleveland Jones on the other side, what more can a soul lover ask for...very highly recommended.

Also featuring a couple of tracks this week from the latest Soul on The Real Side series, this being Volume Two stand out tracks being Lonnie Givens "Dreams" and a killer cut by Angel "Why Me," this is a reissue series, as updated remixes rare and very hard to find tracks all at a budget price, amazing value for collectors and listeners alike, it's a must have so give your support.

On the current release side we have music from Bigg Robb the king of Cincinnati Soul plus Betty Wright, Freddie Jackson, Kem, Dionne, Seanel Paris and Joe.Also making a welcome return is Tank not sure about the whole album yet but "Your My Star" is a stone cold killer.

Representing the Old Skool I have The Emotions, who have just been featured on TV One's series Unsung, it's a much watch if you get a minute to sit and relax, it's also great to that! The Average White Band get the box set treatment, & its amazing value, charts their career from the first album right through to 2001 WOW, you forget sometimes just how much great music they made, "All The Pieces" is an incredible collection and very nicely put together ...soon be Christmas, lol. Now then it's music time! please remember to share the Science of Soul link with friends 'cause that's how we spread soul around the world..... [Bridge web pages have not updated due to technical issues]

Track listing Sunday 31-08-12014

Hour One (orange= featured artist)
(show in Mono due to Station fault)
Sadane - One Way Love Affair
Freddie Jackson - Love & Satisfaction
Elliot Macauley ft Joe Leavy - All My Life
The Emotions - You Know I'm The One
Dawn McClain - Hope
Tank - Your My Star
Average White Band - For You For Love
Joe - If You Lose Her
Kem - It's You
Angel - Why Me
Aretha Franklin - I Need You Baby
Bigg Robb - Hotter Than Fish Grease

Hour Two
The Controllers - Getting Over You
Seanel Paris - Paradise
Elliot Macauley ft Cleveland Jones - Mamas Baby Boy
Mirage - I Found Time For Love
Lonnie Givens - Dreams
Ray Frazier - Loneliness
Dionne - Love You
Bo Henderson - Makin' Love
The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
The Dramatics - I Cried All The Way Home
The Fact's Of Life - Did He Make Love To You
Voices Of East Harlem - Lovin' U The Way I Do
Betty Wright - Dry Well

Elliot Macauley's Biography:
Elliot Macauley is yet another independent musician and recording artist to emerge from the musical legacy of the UK City of Manchester. With George Benson’s “Breezing” playing in the background of his parent’s home in the late 1970’s Elliot picked up his first bass guitar and began strumming along to the soul and jazz sounds that surrounded him. At the age of 18, Elliot moved to London to pursue his musical career playing in various soul, funk and jazz bands. Although honing his skills playing live music there was little or no opportunity for him to record or produce his own material due to the expenses involved at the time, a situation later resolved with the dawn of the digital era. But in the interim, Elliot whilst working at London’s Jazz Cafe' was offered the chance to travel to Japan as a session musician in a jazz quartet. Through playing bookings in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo Elliot laid the foundations of the fan base he now enjoys in the Far East. More at Soul Junction