Men Of Soul

Welcome back again and thank you for stopping by the last edition of the Science of Soul for 2015, WOW, were did that year go. This weeks show is a celebration of the men of Soul, two hours of old skool classics, the only new track comes from a young brother by the name of Dyshon Benson out Philadelphia, Pa., I had planned on saving this until next year but it's got 'that flavor', and I couldn't wait to share.

Thank you all for the support you have shown over the year, artist's, managers, friends and listeners who send so much great feed back and continue to spread the word, the Science of Soul belongs to you, I just have the fun part in presenting the show. I have to single out; Mickey Nold who makes the Science of Soul website and Podcast happen, his contribution to the show as a whole is immeasurable and his friendship is a gift I treasure, my brother Melvin Jordan of the Legend Radio Network in the States who is more than just a colleague he is for life, Freddie Fred and my 365Jamzs family in Mobile Alabama thank you for all that you do, and finally my fellow Soul presenters on BCR radio Garry Edwards & Matt Houston who always willing promote the Science of Soul as if it was there own thank you gentlemen.

On a personal level 2015 has been 'a year '... a lot of travelling some amazing highs and some heartbreaking lows, I think they call it 'life', I'm sure 2016 has many new adventures to share for us all May your New Year be filled with love & smiles and on the not so good days count your blessings .. life is a treasure denied to many .. enjoy the music.....

Playlist for Sunday 27-12-15

Hour One
Earth Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World
Dyshon Benson - Ain't No Stoppin'
The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
Dynamic Superiors - Leave It Alone
The Dells - Soul Strollin'
Natural Four - How You Been
The Artistics - Being In Love
Major Harris - Loving You Is Mellow
The Impressions - Just Another Dance
Cornelius Bros/Sister Rose - To Late ...
Latimore - Sweet Vibrations
Love Committee - Tired Of Being Your Fool
Lenny Williams - Shoo Doo Foo Foo Ooh
David Ruffin - Everything Is Coming Up Love

Hour Two 
The Four Tops - In These Changing Times
Manhattans - Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad
The Stylistics - Your As Right As Rain
Shalamar - Somewhere There's A Love
The Dramatics - Just Shopping
The Originals - Just To keep You Satisfied (N/R)
The Temptations Just My Imagination
Phillip Mitchell - Falling From Heaven
The Intruders - I Wanna Know Your Name
Teddy Pendergrass - Your My Latest .. Inspiration
The O'Jays -How Time Flies


Jayna Blackwell

Jayna Blackwell
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Science of Soul, I must apologize, Re: last weeks Podcast, due to technical problems at BCR Studios, the show recording was sadly lost, but everything will be back to normal this week. I hope you enjoyed the Dramatics and Fab Glanton Specials instead. Featured Artist this week comes with the lovely Ms Jayna Blackwell. I have included a couple of tracks from her upcoming EP that I think you may enjoy. I've also dropped a few Christmas tunes into the mix seeing as it's that time of the year (just  3 days to go!) The Chicago Blues Fest line-up has just been announced and it includes; Lenny Williams, Shirley Brown, Sir Charles Jones and Bobby Rush and other acts to be added ... yes I feel a trip coming on. The date is at the Star Plaza in Merriville, Indiana.

I want take this opportunity to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas, the show will run as normal over the holiday period. Ok it's podcast time - sit back and it'll all be fine ...

Play list 20-12-2015

Hour One
Shannon - After Work Party
DaPaul - London Town
Cardell - What Does It Mean
Kenya - Little Drummer Boy
The Dramatics - Very Best Christmas
Kenny Lattimore - You Have My Heart
The Manhattans - Honey Honey
Lenny Williams - 'Cus I Love You
Wendell B - Ya'll Ain't Ready
Jayna Blackwell/Niecy Robinson - Can't Get On My Base
Jayna Blackwell - That's My Song
Janice Dempsey/Danny Pickering - Magic Christmas

Hour Two
Keith Sweat - I'll Give All My Love To You
Funmilayo Ngoz - Abide In Me
Brandon Williams - Now I Know
Devon Howard - T-Y-C-O
Ohio Players - I Wanna Be Free
Bobby Womack - That's The Way I Feel About You
Eddie Kendrick - Can I 
Millie Jackson - There You Are
Teddy Pendergrass - Time For Love
Eddie Levert - Did It Make You Go Ooh
War - Baby It's Cold Outside
Isley Brothers - What Can I Bring You

Jayna Blackwell's biography:
Jayna Blackwell has been singing since she was four years old. Singing first in church you could often find her in the youth and young adult and state choirs, of her home church and it’s jurisdiction. While still holding on to her gospel roots, Jayna began singing R&B professionally in the early 90’s and she hasn’t stopped yet. Her eclectic musical taste and style has enabled her to develop a voice that includes genres such as R&B, Funk, Jazz and even Rock & Roll. She credits her first band; Thrilltrain for opening her up to singing Rock & Roll and Mr. Barron Edwards for strategically placing her in his Motown Revue Tribute Show and his well received R&B show band and for forcing her to sing professionally again after quitting the business at an earlier stage in her career. Jayna quickly became known as an established background vocalist supporting several local bands and solo artists for many years. This woman has a story which she tells in the sound of her voice. (CDBaby)


Dramatics and Fab Glanton Specials

Brandon Williams
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Science of Soul, I'm sending out congratulations to Brandon Williams on his Soul Tracks Award: 'New Artist Of The Year' he is one of the shining lights on Detroit's indie music scene. I thought I would feature a track from his excellent set en-titled "12." Alex Isley is his guest vocalist on the song: "Leave Love Be." It's a beautiful slice of smooth soul with some jazz overtones  -  I think you will enjoy.

Due for release in mid-January is Ken Wills' "Justice," that's a powerful statement about the society we live in, and pay close attention to the lyrics! The lovely Ms Nia Simmons was a new name to me prior to her recent tour visit to the UK. Simmons' debut album: "A Songbirds Journey" has been very well received, certainly put the Washington, DC native on the soul map  -  look for big things in 2016. 

Nelson Hairston
Another name you might not be familiar with is Saginaw, Michigan's Nelson Hairston, he's a young man whose music encompasses: Rap, R&B and Soul. His new recording is a 'steppers delight' "Steppin To The Left" it's filling the dance floors and is one of his most successful tracks to date.
Time to sit back enjoy - tell a friend about the Science of Soul and remember the show is syndicated to: Legend Radio Network and 365Jamz in the United States and around the world.

Sunday's playlist 13-12-2015

Hour One
Ray/Goodman/Brown - Where'd Ya Get That Body
Ken Willis - Justice
Erica Reed - I'll Make It Alright
Nelson Hairston - Steppin To The Left
Enois Scroggins - Uncle Remus
Barbara Hall - You Brought It On Yourself
Ocie L Alexander II - Keep Groovin' Girl
The Esquires - Stay
The Four Tops - Strung Out On Your Love
Men At Large - First Day
William Bell/Mavis Staples - Leave The Girl Alone
Chestnut Brothers - Mountain Of Love
Sorry no recording of show this week due to technical issues at the studio, 1- Dramatics Special 2 - Fab Glanton Special instead!!!

Hour Two 
Brandon Williams ft. Alex Isley - Leave Love Be
Stan Moseley - This Love As Power
Victor Willis - Follow Through
Soul Generation  - Heaven Only knows 
Nia Simmons - I'm Just Sayin'
Edge Of Daybreak - Let Us
The Softones - Sweet Dreamer
Archie Bell/Drells - There Is No Other Like You
Wendell B - Inside My Mind
Curtis Mayfield - Another Fool In Love
Levert - Rain
Brian McKnight - Let Me Love You


Elbowed Out

This weeks show features the latest Soul Junction album release from the self contained band Elbowed Out "Everybody Get Up" it's a great mix of styles, all of which were recorded over 30 years ago but still sound sharp and fresh (it would make a nice Xmas stocking filler I'm thinking) just a thought. On the new music side I have Cardell Harrington, Jimmy Sterling and another track from Big Ben Hillard. I am really enjoying his new album "The Friday Night Consortium", highly recommended.

Very sad to report the news of my friend of over 30 years, Buford "Fab" Glanton's passing, he made his transition on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. Though not a household name Fab was a real soul journeyman, he'd started his career in the late 1950s as a member of The Martiniques before joining The Tempos, also toured extensively as guitar player with H-D-H's group The Politicians throughout the 1970s as well as being a resident house band leader at several of Detroit's premier clubs and constant session work allover the city.

Torbay weekender 1992 - (Photo courtesy of Dave Rimmer)
Recruited by his long time friends Stan Bracely, Will Harvey and Robert Walker he joined The Lovetones as lead singer and was later responsible for one of Motorcity Records finest moments with the song "Fire Alarm", he also co wrote many tracks at Ian Levine's said label. I do have an interview, that was done some twenty-five+ years ago, and perhaps with Mickey's help I'll try to make it available (incidentally Mickey Nold was the editor of a whole bunch of interviews I did back then for his PCRL Basement Soul Show, only as the years have progressed have I realized the importance of what we did back then. Just to confuse you I 'll be playing two tracks Fab recorded under the name of David Lenyard & The Music Tree. The video this week is one Mickey filmed in 1992 at Torbay weekender put together by Mick,Tony & Pep.

On a very personal note:- I'm so glad I got a chance to spend some time with him on a recent trip to Detroit - visiting the Motorcity now will never be the same without him. I will TRULY miss him.

Playlist for Sunday 6-12-2015 

Hour One
The Lovetones - Out Of A Dream
Cardell - It's Cool
Tony Toni Tone - Just Like My Papa
Big Ben Hillman - Beautiful Stranger
Jimmy Sterling - Slipping Away
Elbowed Out - Girl You Got Magic
Elbowed Out - Taking A Step
Fel Davis - Over Again
Rance Allen Group - Gonna Make It Alright
David Lenyard & The Music Tree -It's Never To Late
David Lenyard & The Music Tree - Could Have Been You

Hour Two
Kem - I'm In Love
Blinky - I Wouldn't Change The Man He is
Joe Leavy - I Heart You
Tower Of Power - Loves Been Gone To Long
The Dramatics - And I Panicked
The Dells - Could It Be
Elbowed Out - The Book Of Guinness
Gwen McCrae - Love Without Sex
Twice - I Fell For You
The O'Jays - Your Body's Here With Me

Elbowed Out's biography:
During 2012 we at Soul Junction Records were fortunate to discover two excellent unissued Oliver Cheatham tracks “Don’t Pop The Question/Good Guys Don’t Make Good Lovers” (SJ518) and it was during the brokering of a subsequent licensing deal that we were introduced to the songs producer Mr. Bill Miller (who just happened to be Oliver’s cousin). During a later conversation Bill mentioned that he had some other unissued material on a group by the name of Elbowed-Out that he worked with while living in Seattle, Washington and would we be interested in hearing it ? Well, if it was anything near as good as the Cheatham tracks then you bet we would! Well it was and two well received 45 singles from Elbowed-Out would eventually be released, firstly the double sided dance 45 “Taking A Step” b/w “Girl You Got Magic” (SJ523) in 2013. Followed by a further dance track backed with a mid tempo ballad “Things Are Changing b/w Just To Be With You” SJ527 in 2014. 

A fifth Elbowed-Out track the sweet sounding “In The book Of Guinness” (probably the only song ever to reference the world famous record breakers annual in its lyric’s) also gained a release on the Soul Junction various artists compilation “We Got A Sweet Thing Going On” (SJCD5009) during 2014. 

So twelve months on we at last bring you the entire Elbowed-Out recordings from the group’s 1978/79 sessions with Bill Miller. Which include the aforementioned issued tracks, but on this occasion both “Taking A Step” and “Girl You Got Magic” appear for the very first time as their previously unissued full length versions ( with both being over five minutes in duration). 

Together with the remaining unissued tracks “All Men Don’t Love The Same”, “Believe It” and the album’s title track “Everybody Get Up” added to those is the recently discovered track “Girl I Want You” a solitary release recorded sometime during 1988 by Denis Wilcox with one of the groups later line ups.

Elbowed-Out’s mission in life was “to get you up and out of your seat, and then to begin to move your feet” something I think you’ll agree they most certainly have achieved. So without further ado, just indulge yourself in the sound that is ‘Elbowed-out’. (Dave Welding)



Shirley Jones

Showing my support by buying Leela's last album
Thanks for visiting the Science of Soul site. It's been a busy week but I got a chance to catch Leela James performance here in Birmingham, UK, part of her European tour, I have to say I was very impressed. This lady is the real deal, you might remember we featured her current album "Fall For You" sometime ago and it was great to see and hear her perform several tracks in her live set, all in all a great night.
Staying with the ladies this, my Featured Artist is: Shirley Jones, a real music veteran. Ms Jones has been consistently good and her latest set is not a disappointment, it's entitled "It's My Time To Shine", and it really does sparkle! and as always I have selected 3 tracks that jumped out at me, but I'm sure everyone will have there own.

This is me while in London a month or so ago, for the filming of DaPaul's first single from his forthcoming album, (due for release on December 4th) "London Town" it's a catchy tribute to the Capital and just for good measure also has a Christmas flavor. I have included the trailer at the bottom of the page to share a little taste of the session. Other new music is from from Donnell Sullivan and Big Ben Hillman the professor of funk from Boston, USA  and a revisit to albums from David Tolliver and Nichole Willis round out the show.
Now available is my recent interview with Soul Junction's owner Dave Welding, from during last week, but just in case you missed it, the link is right here: Soul Junction Special  ....  enjoy the music and please share with a friend.

Track listing from 29-09- 2015

Hour One
Jody Watley - Workin' On A Groove Thing
Donnell Sullivan - Cookies & Cream
The Jackson's - Find Me A Girl
Nichole Willis - Let's Communicate
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Call On Me
Andre Lee - One Night Affair
Shirley Jones - Because You Love Me
Shirley Jones - Totally Confused
DaPaul - London Town
Roz Ryan - My One Temptation
Chi-Lites - Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man
Leela James - When You Love Somebody
Leela James - Do Me Right

Hour Two
Twice - My Yesterdays
Chuck Cissell - Understanding Man
Melba Moore - Livin' Free
Bruce Hibbard - We Are His Children
David Tolliver - Home
Men At Large - First Day
Shirley Brown - Passion
Shirley Jones ft Lacy - I'm At Your Mercy
Big Ben Hillman - Where And When
Lo-Key? - Play With Me
Gerald Alston - Hell Of A Situation

Shirley Jones' biography:
Shirley Jones is an American R&B singer. She was a member of The Jones Girls before starting a solo career. Jones began singing gospel as a child with her sisters, Brenda and Valorie, and her mother Mary Frazier Jones. Shirley and her sisters eventually began singing secular music as The Jones Girls, and in 1976 became background singers for Diana Ross. In 1979, they signed with Philadelphia International Records, and enjoyed a string of hit singles in the first half of the 1980s.
After the group disbanded in 1984, Jones was offered a solo contract with Philadelphia International, and released a hit single, "Do You Get Enough Love". A full-length album followed. Soon after the success of the single, Jones married Harlem Globetrotters player Harold Hubbard. One more full-length album followed in 1994. More at Wiki


Soul Junction Special: The First Seven Years

Dave Welding & New Elbowed-Out CD
Thank you today for visiting this special edition of The Science of Soul because I had to share my recent meeting independent label guru, Mr Dave Welding, owner of Soul Junction, one of the UK's most respected soul labels. The outlet has been issuing quality previously unreleased or hard to find music for some seven years now and that's not an easy job in today's climate! We spoke at great length & spun some of the highlights within the trials and tribulations of surviving in this digital age, and the changing face of the music industry in general. None of these things have stopped the great work that Dave as done with Soul Junction, and I wish him continued success. My thanks go to Mickey Nold who engineered and edited the interview and Dave for sharing so much of his time and the support he as always shown The Science of Soul. The interview was recorded in Birmingham, England in October of 2015 so sit back enjoy and share with a friend. Label web site link

Soul Junction 500 Series 45's
Sold Out copies Year
Duane Williams
Natural Impulse
Audio feat: Vince Broomfield
David Hudson
Lou Wilson & Today's People
Bill Spoon
Mike Jemison
Jesse James
The Invitations
Natural Impulse
Jesse James
The Coalitions
Harvey Scales
The Hopkins Brothers
Audio (ft. Vince Broomfield)
Yes My Love Is Real 
She Went Away / Time Is Right
Kisses Don't Lie
Girl, I'm Coming Home
Settle Down
I Can't Wait (Til The Weekend)
Hold On, He's Coming
I Feel Your Love Changing
It Was A Woman
We're Gonna Make It Through
I Gave You Love With An A+  
The Memory Of You
Giving U What U Want  
Shake Cheri
Won't Somebody 





Ivy Jo Hunter
Oliver Cheatham
Sounds Of Imani 
A. J. Sparks & Crew
Audio feat. Vince Broomfield
David Washington
August Heat
J. B. Bingham
The Trey J's
Elbowed Out
Richard Brooks
Elliott McCauley & Joe Leavy
Preston Shannon
J. B. Bingham
Dee Dee Warwick
Willie Jones & 21st
Soul Junction 1000 Vinyl 45
Dynamic Sounds Orchestra
Mighty Lovers
Ron Shy
Betty Boo
Four Real Inc./Larry Wright
The Scott Three 
See You Around/Yea Yea Yea
Don't Let Our Love Go
Don't Pop The Question
Must Be An Angel
Working On Love
Don't Move A Muscle
Taking A Step
You And Me/Hooked On You
People On A Ego Trip
I Found It All In You
Things Are Changing
I'll Do Anything To Make ..
All my Life
The Way I Love You
Loving You
Fellas Don't Let Girl Take Over
You Tore My Wall Down (Nov)
It's Real/If I Live for a 100 Years
(alt. logo design)
Take Me Back
Ain't Gonna Run No More
Don't They Know
My Man Flint/Inst
The Man/It's OK With Me[1966]
Running Wild [1968]




5000. Vinyl Album Series
David Hudson
Bill Spoon
Audio feat. Vince Broomfield
Jesse James
The Coalitions
Soul Junction CD Series
The Falcons
Duane Williams
David Hudson
Bill Spoon
Jesse James
The Coalitions
A.T. Toombs

The Royal Sessions
A Spoonful Of Soul 
New Beginnings 
Let Me Show You
Colour Me Blue

Good, Good Feelings 
These Songs Are For You 
The Royal Sessions 
A Spoon Full Of Soul
New Beginnings
Let Me Show You
Colour Me Blue
Extra Rich In Soul 
Veteran Of Love
Got A Sweet Thing Going On
Everybody Get Up



A Studio 37
Production 2015


Theo Huff

It's Science of Soul time once again and in honour of their recent UK appearance, this weeks show starts and ends with The Whispers, I got a chance to catch their show in Birmingham, not the most ideal venue to stage such a show, The O2 Academy, it's pretty much a student type venue but none the less it was a privilege to see the guys, all-be-it without Nicholas Caldwell who is still recovering from recent surgery. The set list was squarely aimed at the dance floor with much less emphasis on there 'classic ballads', that are the staple of their USA concerts and more to my tastes. For me The Whispers will always be on of the great 'slow jam' groups of the 70s and 80s. Meli'sa Morgan was also in the show, and I have to say she was very very impressive, really enjoyed her set and just had to include the stand out track "Do Me Baby"  this week.

Victor Willis
The Featured Artist today is Chicago soulman, Theo Huff , he's very much a star on the rise, two tracks from his forthcoming project for you. Thanks to my good friend Stan Moseley for hooking us up. The 'surprise package of the week' comes from Victor Willis ... WHO? you might say !!!!!! well cast your mind back to the Village People he was a lead singer on there massive hits like "YMCA" etc, but don't let it put you off  ..  your gonna be pleasantly surprised. Other new music from UK based gospel artist Carole Felice who's debut CD; "Dwelling Place" is very African in style overall, but for me the stand out cut is "Have Your Way," a beautiful mellow arrangement that really shows the young lady's vocal range. Carole is a name to watch out for. Also music from Kejam featuring Chanel and London's Rare Groove favorite Don E to round-out this weeks new music.
Enough chat from me, pour your self a glass of wine, close the blinds... because it's soul time!

Playlist for 22-11-2015

Hour One
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
Keni Burke - Gotta Find My Way Back
Victor Willis - Follow Through
Maveric Gaither - No One Like You
Wilson Williams - Groovy Feeling
The Mob - I Dig Everything About You
Sterling Simms - I Know
Carole Felice - Have Your Way
Don-E - Grown 'n Sex-E
Theo Huff - Soul Swing
Theo Huff - I'm So Sorry
Johnny Moore - Your Love Is Fading

Hour Two 
Lo Key - Come On In 
Meli'sa Morgan - Do Me Baby
Levert II/O'Jays What A Woman
Johnny Gill - My, My, My
Kejam ft Chantel - Hold You Down
Teddy Pendergrass - Is It Still Good To Ya
The Impressions - The Girl I Find
Luther Ingram - Do You Love Somebody
Johnnie Taylor - I'm In A Midnight Mood
Chris Turner ft Jarrod Lawson - You Got Me
Blue Magic - Spell
The Whispers - Welcome Into My Dreams

Theo Huff Biography:

Theo Huff, born in Chicago, Illinois, but raised by a Mississippi mother and grand mother. Both women ready and able to give him all the principles, values, and down home loving he would ever need. Imagine being five years old and finding yourself engulfed with so love, and respect for “ Soul Masters “ like Sam Cooke, Johnny Taylor, Otis Redding, and his all time favorite Tyrone Davis, that all you wanted to was pay tribute, and be like each one of them. Imagine a young handsome man, exceptionally talented, matured, and wise beyond years. Imagine, having your first CD titled “ NOW IS THE TIME , “ and the music critics agreeing that “ NOW IS THE TIME.” (Coming soon)

Imagine, working with Ms. Jackie Taylor at the Black Ensemble Theatre, and receiving nominations for most promising Actor, and best featured Actor in a ( Play, or Musical, ) for “That Sensuous Seductive Seventies. “ Imagine, getting on the job training by performing on the same stage with the likes of Koko Taylor, Bobby Rush, Harold Melvin,s Blue notes, Gene Chandler, Willie Clayton, Denise Lasalle, Albertina Walker, Garland Green, Darius Brook, and Ms. Millie Jackson. Now, imagine being blessed to accomplish all these things at an early age.

Theo Huff, has developed a Truly unique style, all of his own now, and understands that his new CD “NOW IS THE TIME” is a mirrored reflection of his life in the present time, and it will take him to new horizons.

Contact for booking : Theo Huff, @ (773) 630-2261 or 773-227-7182 Email: Oldschool2452@ymail.com


Angie Stone

Welcome to the latest edition of The Science of Soul, this week I feature Angie Stones latest album "Dreams", it's been getting great revues around the world and it's not hard to see why. Ms Stone has been through some tough times of late but she is back and reclaiming her crown as the Neo Soul Queen.

Another lady high on the music radar right now is Ms Lalah Hathaway, just the name Hathaway is enough to grab soul folks attention, Her fathers live albums and shows are the stuff of legends it was only a matter of time before Ms Hathaway delivered her own chapter to the story just had to include a track this week.
Other new releases from my good friend Jimmy 100% Stearling and a revisit to Will Downings excellent "Chocolate Drops" set from earlier in the year, plus all the old skool we love. The Soul Junction Records Special will be available very soon, I hope to get all the editing with Mickey done at some point this week ... on with the music please tell a friend to tell a friend.....

Playlist 15-11-2015

Hour One (8-9pm)
James Bradley - I Can't Get Enough
Jimmy Stearling - Slipping Away
Chante' Savage - My Oh My
Prince Ronnie Love - Wait For Me
Lalah Hathaway - You Were Meant For Me
Five Special - Why Not Be Mine
Paul Thompson - Special Kinda Woman
Aaries - Come Inside
Hinton Battle - Super Cautious
Ray Barretto/Philip Mitchell - What Part Of Heaven
Angie Stone - 2 Bad Habits
Angie Stone - Think It Over
Rance Allen Group - Gonna Make It Alright

Hour Two (9-10pm)
David Ruffin - Can We Make Love 
Eddie Kendricks - Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You
The Temptations - Hoops Of Fire
Will Downing - Till You Come Back
William Bell - Shed A Little Light
John Gary Williams - Open Your Heart
Queen Emily - Angel In Your Arms
Angie Stone - Magnet
Teddy Pendergrass/Stephanie Mills - Feel The Fire
Gerald Alston - Take Me Were You Want To
Johnny Bristol - Strangers In A Dark Corner

Angie Stone Biography: 
Angie Stone (born Angela Laverne Brown December 18, 1961) is an American recording artist, producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence. Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz.

In the early 1990s, she became a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. In 1999, Stone released her solo debut album Black Diamond on Arista Records, which was certified gold and spawned the R&B single “No More Rain (In This Cloud)”. After the transition to J Records, she released another gold selling album, 2001's Mahogany Soul, which included "Wish I Didn't Miss You", Stone's most successful single.

She has since released four albums: Stone Love (2004), The Art of Love & War (2007), Unexpected (2010) and Rich Girl (2012). Stone has appeared on television shows such as VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and TV One’s R&B Divas, and starred in movies such as The Fighting Temptations, Pastor Brown and School Gyrls. Stone has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been most successful on the R&B charts, with four top 10 albums, including a number one, and 10 singles, including a top 10. She has sold over 9.4 million albums in the U.S. and over ten million worldwide. More at wiki

Lyn Collins - Never gonna give you up by mister_funkyman


Mad Lads

In today's show I have a featured group, rather than an album. The Mad Lads are one of a many great vocal groups from the 1960's, these guys never really got the recognition they deserved, so I have selected three favorite tracks of theirs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'll will be posting a Podcast Special very soon, "The Soul Junction Story; The First Five Years," being joined by owner and a good friend of mine Dave Welding, he was so kind enough to agree to record an interview, and within the next couple of weeks Mickey and myself will be editing and adding music to it, I think it's very important we document soul music history.

Back to today and music here from a current line-up of people like; Q Harper, CoCo Wade, Devon Howard, KeJam featuring Terry Harris and a killer gospel track from Isaac Carree. The line-up will also include 'two in a row' from the great Stan Moseley,so quite a varied collection today with a little something for everyone hopefully. Thank you for all the great feed back through my Facebook page, yes I really appreciate you all taking out the time to contact me.
It's now on-with-the-music, sit back enjoy, and please share with a friend.

Hour One
The O'Jays - My Favorite Person
Frank McKinney - Toe Tappin & Finger Snapping
Co Co Wade - Get Loose
Newcomers - The Whole World Is A Picture Show
KeJam ft Terry Harris - Diamonds
Stan Moseley - I Can't Wait To Get You Alone
Stan Moseley - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
J Barnes Remington - Come Close
Chelly K - Let's Dance
The Mad Lads - Destination
The Mad Lads - So Nice
O C Tolbert - That's All She Wrote

Hour Two
Trey Songz - Please Return My Call
Q Harper - Pretty Lady
Isaac Carree - Chances
Margie Joseph - One More Chance
Devon Howard - Can We Fall In Love
Conya Doss - Love
Mad Lads - What Love Tends To Make You Do
The Dells - Tripped Slipped & Fell In Love
Grace Love & The Lovers - Love You Down
Chuck Jackson - I'm Needing You , Wanting You
Floyd Taylor - All Of Me All Of You
The Four Tops - Nature Planned It
Freddie Jackson - I Could Use A Little Love Right Now

Mad Lads biography:
One of the few vocal groups on the Stax roster during the '60s, the Mad Lads' doo wop-influenced harmonies -- featuring the high, innocent tenor of John Gary Williams -- were more akin to what you might find in Philadelphia soul acts than those of their native Memphis. The group members were still in high school when the Mad Lads were signed to Stax in late 1964. In the mid-'60s, they enjoyed solid R&B hits with "Don't Have to Shop Around," "I Want Someone," and "I Want a Girl," although they never would cross over to the pop audience. Williams and fellow Mad Lad William Brown were drafted in 1966, and their recording career was suspended while they were in the service (although they carried on live with replacements). After their discharge, Williams and Brown were told by fellow original members Julius Green and Robert Philips that they didn't want Brown in the group; Brown and Stax co-owner Jim Stewart forced them to reinstate Williams, but their subsequent efforts were more in the Stax soul/funk formula, and not as memorable as their more atypical mid-'60s singles. They did return to the R&B Top 30 in 1968 with "Whatever Hurts You." (All Music) 



DaPaul video shoot
It's been another busy week for myself, spent time in London for a video shoot for singer/musician DaPaul's upcoming release; "London Town," lotta fun was had that day and rest assured it will be found here on the show and website in the very near future. Today's featured musical foray will be the latest set from; guiltypleasures, entitled "cautionarytales" (all in spelled in lower case and no gaps?), and is a pretty consistent affair and showcases a variety of indie artists on vocals, you're sure to enjoy.

KeJam, the London based producer and artist has been turning out some very consistent music of late, and his latest outing that features Cleveland Jones is no exception. I have also slipped in another track from the latest Tony Momrelle album that's called "Keep On Pushing" . The Lovely Ms Melba Moore celebrated her birthday this week so it's only fitting that the lady opens my new show. I will be guest on our Matt Houston's Urban Sound Suite this Sunday, also will try to make that available through this web site in the near future, music time now so sit back and enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 1-11-2015

Hour One 
Melba Moore - Let's Stand Together
Tony Momrelle - A Million Ways
Kejam ft Cleveland Jones - My Love
Grace Love & The True Loves - Times Like These
Guilty Pleasures - The Train
Guilty Pleasures - Whatever Pleases You
Natural Resource -
Chuck Cissel - Just For You
Larry Graham - Is It Love
Richard Hollis - On Your Side
Luther Ingram - Trying To Find My Love
Eddie Levert - Did I Make You Go Ooh!
Jimmy Holiday - In The Eyes Of My Lady 

Hour Two
Al Jarreau/George Benson/Patti Austin - Let It Rain
Park Place - Beautiful Hearts
Guilty Pleasures - Changes
Sam Dees - It's Over Nobody Wins
Queen Emily - Throw Me Away
The Intruders - I Wanna Know Your Name
John Gary Williams So Glad Fools Can Fall In Love
Betty Padgett - Never Coming Home
DaPaul - Loves Life
Lavert - Baby I'm Ready

Guilty Pleasures biography:
Hailing from the Washington, D.C. Metro area, and bearing a soulful sound reminiscent of Eric Benét, Incognito, and Brand New Heavies, guiltypleasures captivates listeners with a mix of infectious grooves, seductive vocals, and captivating lyrics.

Bassist Rick White, is the band’s principal writer, arranger and producer and serves as guiltypleasures’ musical director. Kal El Gross has lent his smooth vocal talents to artists such as Ledisi, Maysa, Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson and Raheem DeVaughn. SoulTracks.com Best New Artist nominee Kia Bennett has provided soothing background vocals to artists such as D'Angelo, Ledisi, Russell Taylor, Michael Bolton, Julie Dexter, and Deborah Bond.
Bléz is a classically- trained graduate of Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition to performing an onstage duet with Jennifer Hudson, she has shared the stage with artists such as Marsha Ambrosius, Chrisette Michelle, MC Lyte, Vivian Green, Biz Markie and Kem.

Talented singer/Songwriter Jerrica White has performed with a variety of local cover bands and Go-Go legends Trouble Funk. Mycah Chevalier’s sultry voice is well known on the Baltimore jazz scene. She has shared the stage with legendary artists such as The Whispers, Patti Labelle, and Luther Vandross.  More details at: 


Q Harper

Ty Hunter Jr.
Welcome to the latest edition to the Science of Soul, things are getting back to normal after an hectic few weeks just like to thank you for sticking with me and special shout out to my web editor for all his work without him there would be no S-O-S site.

Had chance this week to hook up with my dear friend Ty Hunter Jr., you will know his father from way back in the day when he sang with; The Voice Masters, Glasshouse and The Originals, had a lot of fun sharing memories from the past with him along with hopes for the future ... It's only right and fitting that I include a classic from 'The Originals days' (hard to pick just one at the time of writing, this I have still not decided) but it will be good.

The Featured artist in this show is Q Harper, with an album entitled "The Romantic", this set is just as it's entitled, and certainly an album for the lover in you. I can't recommend it highly enough, I've got the usual three tracks on this weeks show, but rest assured you will get plenty more over the coming weeks. New music also included within from Tony Momrelle's latest effort, "Keep Pushing"  with the album being well worth a look too! Soul Junction records have done it again by issuing the Dee Dee Warwick 'unreleased classic' on a 45 "You Tore My Walls Down," and the Ashford & Simpson penned "Can't Wait Until Tomorrow," do look out for a Soul Junction label special Podcast/web only only edition coming soon.
On to the music now, please remember to share with a friend ... we are all part of the Science Of Soul Family.

Playlist Sunday 25th October 2015

Hour One
Johnny Bristol - Do It To My Mind
Pharaoh Scott - Allow Me
Aaries - Strangers To Lovers
Dee Dee Warwick - You Tore My Wall Down
Tony Momrelle - Pick Me Up
Q Harper - Would You Mind
Q Harper - Pain Before Pleasure
Eddie Holman - Just Say I Love Her
Devon Howard - Could This Be Love
Chris Turner ft Jarrod Lawson - You Got Me
The Originals - Thanks For Your Love
Freddy North - Oh Lord What Are You Doing To Me
Curtis Mayfield - Soul Music

Hour Two
Little Milton - I Was Trying Not To Break Up
Betty Wright - So Long So Wrong
Eric Benet' - You're The Only One
Larry Saunders - Darling I Love You
Omar Cunningham - Sweet Sweet Sweet
David Tolliver - Through The Speakers
The Whispers - Never To Late
James Brown - These Foolish Things
Joe - All The Things Your Man Wont Do
Q Harper - Quiet Time
Phil Perry - Closer To Heaven
The O'Jays - How Time Flies

Q-Harper's biography:
Native Detroit performance sensation Q Harper (the eleventh of twelve children) was born Quintin Deon Harper on December 29, 1967 to William and Mary Harper. His love for music was inherited from his father as he began his performance career at the tender age of five. While under the watchful and demanding tutelage of William Harper, Q Harper quickly developed an uncanny, almost enigmatic facility with music, a language he actually prefers to what he calls “all lesser forms of communication”.

Despite his incredible abilities with the acoustic guitar, piano, and writer’s pen, it is his voice, the first of all instruments, which demands and arrests the ear. Boasting a beautifully even and technically flawless tonal quality, this artist’s upper and lower vocal registers are rendered with remarkable consistency as he seamlessly moves between each mechanical height and depth— both spontaneously and upon command. Moreover, the timbre of his voice is hued by colors derived from only the deepest feelings, full of sincerity, truth, and a God-given emotional intelligence and sensual intuition. Two unquestionably perfect examples of this type of natural and emotive vocal talent are Luther Vandross and Brian McKnight, artists to which Q Harper’s gift can be arguably and justifiably compared.

Q Harper, an inspiring balladeer, whose music comes from a time when music was original, raw, and straight from the gut, heart, and soul of an artist. In his music you will find a connection of old school flavor with new school vibes.

His hot new album "ONE",featuring the hit single “Quiet Time”,shows how Q Harper possesses the ability to captivate the listener with his lyrics, music, and intimate vocals, leaving them longing for more of his musical style.

Further influences upon Q Harper’s soulful R&B, inspirational, and funk delivery are the likes of The Isley Brothers, Phyllis Hyman, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and Al Jarreau, with a gripping, “troubled blues” overtone reminiscent of the late Ray Charles.

At a time when true artists are hard to come by, “one does come by”. (cdBaby)