Rena Scott

Welcome to the latest edition of the Science of Soul. UK soul fans, if you have not got your tickets yet for Philip Mitchell's one off show in Widnes, Cheshire, I strongly urge you to do so they are flying out for Saturday 9th of May ... you won't wanna miss this.  The featured artist in this weeks show is the beautiful Ms Rena Scott, because I'm loving her new single; "I Can't Wait," I'll also be including a couple of tracks from her excellent album; "Take Me Away", plus I'll be spinning tracks from the current projects by; Chris Jasper "The One" and Kenya, plus and a new name, to me Authentik, who I thought I would share with you (thanks Mickey for bringing this to my attention).

Show's heavy on the Old Skool classics also this week, in particular listen out for Archie Bell's little known masterpiece; "Harder & Harder."  Please remember if there is something, (a song,) you think I need to hear, don't be shy just get in touch via  my email at: bill.randle@thebridgeradio.net or hit on FB www.facebook.com/bill.randle1. You might recall I played a excellent track from Tanya Holt sometime back, well my good friend Dwayne Palmer from Lovebeams Music as kindly sent me the video for Tanya's new single "How does The Story End" you will find at the bottom of the page, it's well worth a look. Replay time enjoy and please share my link.

Sunday 29th March Playlist

Hour One
Liz Houge - Dream Lover
Tower Of Power - It Really Doesn't Matter
Kenya - Wednesday
Willie West - I'm Aware Of What You Want
Hill & Gibson - Gotta Find A Way Back Home
Rena Scott - I Can't Wait / Joy & Pain
Authentik - Incomplete
Tyrone Davis - Was I Just A Fool
Revelation - Without Love
Chris Jasper - The One
The Chi Lites - Give It Away
Tony Blount - Afro Queen

Hour Two
Archie Bell - Harder & Harder
Jerry Peters - If You Leave Me Now
Sharon McMahan - Get Out Of My Life
Marlena Shaw - Places
The Impressions - We Go Back Aways
The Temptations - How Could He Hurt You
9th Creation - We Need Love
Darold Gholson - Listen To Love
Troi - My Girl
Rena Scott - Each Day Is Better
Dells & Dramatics - Love Is Missing From Our Lives
Trey Songz - I Gotta Go

Rena Scotts Biography:
What more can be said of a singer extraordinaire who has national and international acclaim? Plenty. Rena has recorded and/or toured with such greats as the Jazz Crusaders, Michael Henderson David Ruffin, Bobby Womack, and Phil Perry. She has had movie and theater acting roles; and her voice has been heard on movie soundtracks, and commercial jingles. Growing up in Detroit Michigan, Rena was recognized at a very early age for her singing ability in church. She performed her first talent show at age 13, and soon after, her first record “I Just Can’t Forget That Boy”, was released. She blossomed as a performer during that period as an opening act at local venues for many of the Motown acts like the Temptations, the Four Tops, and the Originals. She was a once back-up singer for Aretha Franklin at the famed Carnegie Hall. Her real claim to fame came some years later with the smash hit “Take Me I’m Your’s”, a duet with Michael Henderson. The career of Rena Scott continues to evolve with her New Single “Can’t Wait” on her own record label Amor Records. Rena is currently in the studio writing and recording for her upcoming CD with Lloyd Tolbert who produced Rena’s last two CD’s “Take Me Away” that contains four cover songs that are some of her all-time favorites like “Joy and Pain”, and “Don’t Ask My Neighbors.  Songs from Rena’s CD/DVD “Let Me Love You” were featured in a blockbuster movie called “Love and Action in Chicago” which was shown on the HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, networks. She charted in three categories on the Billboard Charts with a song from the same set titled “Remember”. It peaked at # 9 in the Hot Pop Singles Sales; # 5 in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single Sales; and # 80 in the top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. She remained and held strong on the charts for 18 weeks. Another song from the set, “A Love Thang”, reached # 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single Sales chart and # 17 on the Hot Pop Single Sales. Rena Scott’s skilled vocals are richly seasoned with her signature style of blending Soul, Pop, and Gospel, she has all the ingredients to rise to the very top!

Email: rena.scott29@gmail.com
Website: renascott.net
Facebook site: facebook.com/singerrena.scott 
Twitter Site: twitter.com/renascott
Myspace Site: myspace.com/renascott
(909) 632-3606

“Can’t Wait”                               Single/Amor Records
“One More Chance”                    Single/Amor Records
“Take Me Away”                         CD/Amor Records
“Cool Million” Back For More CD/Compilation SedSoul Records
“Independent Soul Divas 2 Tokyo Rush CD/Lola Waxx
“Astral 22 Imperial Progressive Soul Collection VOL 1 Trans Phatt Records
“Independent Soul Divas            CD Independence Day/Lola Waxx
“Let Me Love You“                      CD/DVD Dual Disk/Rena Scott/Amor/KES
“Love Zone”                                Album/Rena Scott/Sedona
“Come On Inside”                       Album/Buddah/Arista
“Take Me I’m Yours“                   Rena Scott & Michael Henderson 
“In The Night Time Album”         Buddah/Arista
“Notes”                                       Jungle/Asha-Compilation CD, Asha 
“Wolf Rock TV”                            Music sound track for TV cartoon
“Dragon King”                             Album/Osamu Kitajima/ Rena Scott & 
                                                  Phil Perry
“From These Hills”                      Album/Kazu Mastui/Canon /Japan
“Different Kind Of Love              “Duet”/Single Ronnie McNier & Rena Scott  
“I Just Can’t Forget That Boy”      Single/Epic
“I Finally Found A Love”              Single/Epic
“Testify”                                     Single/BlackRock
“Set Me Free”                              Single/BlackRock

Concert Tours
Music Hall” Detroit Michigan-Michael Henderson, Ray Parker Jr and George Johnson 
Michael Henderson                        Long Beach CA Jazz Festival
Michael Henderson & Roy Ayers     Lithonia Jazz Festival” Atlanta, GA 
United We Funk” R&B Festival         Milwaukee, WI
Hollywood Palladium                      Hollywood, CA
Roxy Theatre                                 Osamu Kitajima/Hollywood, CA
“Jazz Crusaders”                            US and European Festival Tours
“Aretha Franklin” (Back ground)     5 states-including Carnegie Hall-NY
Constitution Hall                           Washington, DC - Michael Henderson
Masonic Temple                            Michael Henderson
Bobby Womack                              4 States
David Ruffin                                   5 States

Television Appearances
NBC-TV                         PORTSMOUTH, VA            
CBS-TV                          JACKSONVILLE, FL           
ABC-TV                         TAMPA, FL                        
WITN-TV                       GREENVILLE, NC              
FOX-TV                         AUSTIN, TX                     
CBS-TV                          WACO, TX                        
CBS-TV                          WICHITA FALLS, TX         
CBS-TV                          TOLEDO, OH                     
CBS-TV WRBL                COLUMBIA, GA         
WMGT-TV                      MACON, GA                  
NBC-TV WSAV               SAVANNAH, GA             
KAIT (8)                          JONESBORO, AR           
ABC-KATV                      LITTLE ROCK, AR           
NBC-TV  KNWA               FAYETTEVILLE, AR         
CBS-TV  WCTX                COLUMBIA, SC                
CBS-TV  WLTX                COLUMBIA, SC                 
CBS-TV  WSPA                SPARTANBURG, SC     
WCIV-TV                        CHARLESTON, SC            
ABC-TV  WPDE               FLORENCE, SC                
CBS-TV WBTW                FLORENCE, SC                
WAKA-TV                       MONTGOMERY, AL             
CBS-TV WVTY                 DOTHAN, AL                       
NBC-TC WVTM               BIRMINGHAM, AL                
NBC-TV WAFF                 HUNTSVILLE, AL                  
CBS-TV WCBI                  COLUMBUS, MS                   
FOX-TV WTVA                TUPELO, MS                        
ABC-TV WABG                GREENVILLE, MS                
NBC-TV WLBT                JACKSON, MS                
ABC-TV WTOK               MERIDIAN, MS               
CBS-TV WAKA                MONTGOMERY, AL        
CBS- TV                         DOTHAN, AL                  
ABC-TV WTVM               COLUMBUS, GA            
WMC-TV                        MEMPHIS, TN                
NBC-TV WAFF                HUNTSVILLE, AL           
CBS-TV WREG                MEMPHIS, TN                
NBC-TV WBIR                KNOXSVILLE, TN           
NBC-TV WALB               ALBANY, GA                  
FOX-TV                        MILWAUKEE, WI              
FOX-TV                        SOUTHFIELD, MI             
FOX-TV                        CLEVELAND, OH               
ABC-TV                        COLUMBUS, OH               
FOX-TV                        CINCINNATI, OH                 
CBS-TV                         ST. LOUIS, MO                  
FOX-TV                        KANSAS CITY, MO             

Club Appearances
B. B King‘s Blues Club            Universal City Walk, Universal City, CA
Caesar’s Palace,                      Las Vegas 3 months
Sheraton & Hyatt Hotels          Southern, CA area
Detroit Area                            Night Clubs

“Remember”  “Let Me Love You CD/DVD   Amor Records Inc. /KES
“I Know it’s Right” “Let Me Love You CD     Amor Records Inc/KES
“I Could Use A Kiss”  “Love Zone album/Sedona Records

Movie Soundtracks
“Love and Action In Chicago” – Feature Film HBO/Cinemax  Starz/ABC and Bet Movie Channel.  From the CD “Let Me Love You”
“Wildly Available” (She Can’t Love You”) and One & One are Two
“Hold Up”, Theme song for French movie and video

“Rocking with A Bullet” Movie -                    Guest Star, Tradewind      Productions  
“Lady Day”, Billy Holiday Lead Role                Oddesy Theatre, L.A., California
Guest Star in “Heatwave” –                             A Motown Workshop Production
Mt. San Antonio College                                Drama Department ( 1 year )
Wayne State University                                  Drama Department (2 years)
Pasadena City College                                   Drama Class ( 6 Months )
Professional Artist Group                              Actor–Commercial Workshop
“John The Baptist” - Peddy Players Group      Attic Theater Detroit Mich

Print Ads
“Harvey’s Bristol Cream “ Ads,                         National and International                                                  Spokes person 
“Chrysler Corporation” Ad,                              Detroit Michigan
“K-Mart Ad”                                                    Detroit, Michigan


Cheri Maree

On this weeks show I feature the new album from Cheri Maree "360 Degrees A woman : Rebirth." Cheri was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, not exactly soul music territory, but it gave her a broad appreciation of music which a valuable asset to have in any aspiring artistes career ... I think your gonna love this album I know I certainly do.

Also representing the new and recent music this week is my good friend Ken Knox and his band KNC, Ken was a member of General Johnson's Chairmen of the Board right up until we lost the General, Ken is keeping the flame burning and a great ambassador for Chairmen of the Board's legacy. Ken is a major draw on the beach music and when you hear this new track you will understand why, it's an interesting release that I missed last year was B J The Chicago Kid "Soul Of A Woman," can't tell you much about B J but rest assured I will be investigating further.

Great news for the Science of Soul 2015 as already seen the show syndicated to two more stations, as I mentioned last week, it now goes out on Jazzysoul Radio in Melbourne, Australia,  this week I'm linked up with Montgomery, Alabama based 355Jamz, which has a very strong following in the USA. The show will also continue to go out on Tampa Bay, Florida. based Legend107 Radio where my soul brother Melvin Jordan does a great job in promoting the show. Also gotta say a big thank you to Mickey Nold who manages the web site and is a MAJOR part of everything we achieve. It's music time sit back enjoy. (Technical fault during last three songs - Bills voice missing)

Playlist Sunday March 22nd

Hour One
The Bar-kays - Feels Like I'm Falling In Love
Ken Knox & Co - I'm Ready Willing & Able
Tony Momrelle - Everything's Alright
Harvey Ellison's Experience - This Is Our Love Story
Stony Murphy - Making The Best Of It
Kenya - Makeusmile
The Impressions Guess What I Got
Rena Scott - Touch The Love In Your Heart
Voices Of East Harlem - Cashing In
Carey Harris & Michael Orr - Keep My Fire Burning
Cheri Maree  - Invisible Woman + Mirror Mirror
Johnny Bristol - When He Comes

Hour Two
Esther Philips - There You Go/ Stormy Monday
Willie Hutch - I Just Wanted To Make You Happy
Chet Davenport - I Am Just A Prisoner
Butch & Rhonda Coleman - Fallen
B. J. The Chicago Kid - Soul Of A Woman
Heatwave - Posin' 'Til Closin'
Adrena - Another Woman's Man
David Ruffin - Break My Heart
Peggy Scott Adams - Your Divorce Is Denied
Cheri Maree - Sweet Temptation
Howard Hewett - How Do I Know I Love You

Cheri Maree's Biography
Her 2007 debut release, “Pure Voice,” melded the jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B inspired sound Cheri Maree’s audience craves. CD singles brought positive nods from music promoters and influencers from the UK’s Soulchoonz, U.S.-based Soul Tracks, and the international independent soul community. Cheri Maree’s performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall with the Peacemakers Choir spotlighted her versatility, interpreting a vocal score composed and conducted by the world renowned Karl Jenkins. A multi-talented vocalist and musician, Cheri Maree’s eclectic sound and style enthrall international crowds and transcend language barriers. Sold out performances in Japan, and her recent 8-city tour of Russia, confirm Cheri Maree’s place on the international music circuit, connecting across cultures to spread an essential message – LOVE. (more at)



It's Science of Soul time once again and representing the new releases this week I have Cincinnati's favorite son, Bigg Robb, who is back on top form with the lead single from his forthcoming album, the track is "Please Don't Judge Me", already on rotation at number of USA stations, not hard to see why. Lady Soul  will be making her debut on the show this week, her latest release taking the dance floors by storm in the Dirty South, Under the guidance of Terrance Kimble, better known as; T K Soul, this is a lady to look out for I'm thinking.

Susan & Bill
Mr X [Safford] is another Southern soul man who churns out releases every couple of months, it seems, he is slowly building a solid reputation for quality music with his latest being no exception."Roll It Slow" is sure to see him clime the Southern Soul charts. Robert H Fowler's current hit "Out In The Rain" is already a Science of Soul favorite! More album tracks from the current sets by Johnny Gill and Dee Robinson. Just for the 'Old Skoolers', got classics from Gil Scott Heron,Teddy P, Shorty Long, and Shirley Brown. Susan Benedict, a show listener & friend who's the biggest Cornelius & Sister Rose fan I know, gets a song included too! a not often heard gem that I know she will enjoy.

My thanks go out to my new Jazzysoul Radio family for taking the show to a whole new audience ... as I always say the more we reach the more we teach ... on with music remember to share the link.

Sunday 15th March Playlist
Hour One
The Spinners - Ain't No Price On Happiness
Preston Shannon - Be With Me Tonight
Dee Robinson - What Can I Do For You
Mr X - Slow Roll It
Shaun & Starr - Look Closer
Cornelius Bros/Sister Rose - I'm Just A Fool ...
Lady Soul - The Lady Soul Slide
Sharon McMahan - Get Out Of My Life
Shorty Long - When You Are Available
Atlantic Starr - With Your Love I Come Alive
Bigg Robb - Please Don't Judge Me
King Floyd - I Feel Like Dynamite
Johnny Gill - Game Changer
Gil Scott Heron - Washington DC

Hour Two
Robert H Fowler - Out In The Rain
Rick James - Happy
David Washington - Ready For Your Love
Don Covay - Right Time For Love
Karen Wolfe - B-O-B
Shirley Brown - It's Worth A Whipping
G Q - Don't Stop This Feeling
Tommy McGee - To Make You Happy
New Testament Band - Say Yes
Jureesa McBride - Let Me Be Your Super Mistress
Midnight Star - Can't Give You Up
Teddy Pendergrass - Feel The Fire


Quentin Moore

Welcome to another week of the Science Of Soul, I'm pleased to inform you that show as now been syndicated to www.jazzysoulradio.com, out of Melbourne, Australia. The show will run each Wednesday evening at 9pm till 11 Eastern Standard Summer Time, ESST (THAT'S 11+ PLUS GMT time). The show time slot will remain at 2pm EST on www. legend107radio.com and the live show will continue on Sundays at 9 pm on 102-5 FM the Bridge or www.thebridgeradio.net and don't forget the podcast repeat at www.thescienceofsoul.com , you can get that on demand 24/7. So many ways to stay in touch with the show.

On the new music front this week, I'm album tracking from the current sets from Charlie Wilson, Phil Perry, Heart to Heart Band and the Featured Artist is Quentin Moore's excellent new project "The Vday EP". This guy is definitely a rising star, seems there's a lot of great music coming out of Texas right now. Also listen out for the gospel selection this week, it's pretty funky from Lowell Pye's release of last year. The Soul legend Mel Waiters also has a new single out; "Disrespect," new music from this man is always welcome.
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming date by Prince Philip Mitchell the show takes place on Saturday 9th of May in Widnes Cheshire, the ticket hot line is 07715 338127 it's gonna a special night with a full live band.

Plenty for the old skool lovers again this week, we even have a touch of Blues with Theodis Ealey and his powerful track "You Got To Hurt Before You Heal". Ok on with music and please tell a friend to tell a friend all about the Science of Soul...

Sunday's playlist 8-3-2015

Hour One
Merry Clayton - Emotion
Lowell Pye - Wonder
Charlie Wilson - My Favorite Person
Mel Waiters - Disrespect
James Brown - It's A New Day
Heart To Heart Band - Do You Like To Party
Quentin Moore - Take My Hand
Quentin Moore - I'm Gonna Get You
Big Cynthia - I'm Here For You
L J Reynolds - Southern Pearl
Anthony Watson - Yes We Need Love
Ullanda McCullough - How Is It Done
Marian Love - Can't Forget About You Baby

Hour Two
Joanne Gardner - Pick Up The Pieces
Kevin McCord - Right Now
Willie West - Lesson Of Love
Finis Henderson - You Owe It All To Love
The Whispers - Living Together In Sin
Phil Perry - Feeling You
Total Contrast - Sunshine
Theodis Ealey - Y've Got To Hurt Before You Heal
Sho Nuff - Don't Be Lonely
Blue Magic - Lady In My World Of Love
Bloodstone - Natural High
Heatwave - Sho Nuff Must Be Love

Quentin Moore's Biography:

Quentin Moore is “The Last Mohican” of southern-style soul. In an era where Black music is dominated by electronic samples and rappers, this avant-garde musician breaks the mold with live instruments. He has the vintage sound of the Fender Rhodes, which conjures memories of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Lyrically, Quentin Moore embraces everyday topics. He displays his creativity through his return-to-innocence yearnings in “Vintage Love” or his swagger in the sexually-charged tune, “Gimme Some Sugar”.Born and raised in the Austin, Texas, dubbed the live music capitol of the world, Quentin developed an ear for soul in the church. There he cultivated a passion for drums and electric organ yielding early success on the drum line in school. More here

Joanna gardner - pick up the pieces by mickeynold


Shirma Rouse

First off, I have to say thank you to all the people around the world who took time out of there day to send me birthday wishes. I'm shocked, humbled, and very grateful. Almost makes me want to get up and dance!

The featured artist this week being;  Shirma Rouse and her album entitled "Shout It Out Loud," it's very strong! I love this ladies voice; I believe she is based in the Netherlands and appeared on their version of The Voice television show. I would love to share more information, but her biography, etc, are in Dutch and confused the hell out of me. Maybe Mickey can shed some light.... [? - Ed]

Tickets will be on sale any day now for Prince Philip Mitchell's upcoming date here in the United Kingdom, I'll make sure all the information is available here by next week. I have included a great Gospel track from the legendary Fred Hammond's 2000 project "In Case You Missed It," and we even go a little bit jazzy this week with a track from Philly Nouveau's album; "Mesmerized." I played Vasti Jackson's new track ;"I'm Still In Love With You" a couple of weeks back and it seems a lot of people, including me, love it, so I thought I would sneak it in again this week. It's music time now, please share the SOS link with a friend, the more people we reach the more can promote music.

Play list for Sunday 29-02-2015

Hour One
Charlie Wilson - There Goes My Baby
Average White Band - Soul Searching
Jose James - Trouble
Walter Jackson - I Won't Remember Loving You
Lacee - Don't Know Were Your At
Marwan Soulflow - I Got You
Gene Van Buren - The One To Blame
Shirma Rouse - Struck By Love
Shirma Rouse - Fool For Love
Lee Fields - Stone
William DeVaughn - Love Comes So Easy
Philly Nouveau - Another Fall in Philadelphia

Hour Two
The Jacksons - Good Times
Tevin Campbell - Can We Talk
L J Reynolds - Ain't No Woman Like My Baby
Shirma Rouse - L-O-V-E
Barry White - Midnight & You
Vasti Jackson - I'm Still In Love With You
Keith Robertson - God Sent Me An Angel
Karen Wolfe - Your Gonna Want Me Back
Ursula Ricks - Sweet Tenderness
Eddie Kendricks - Each Day I Cry a Little
Keith Washington - Make Time For Love

Shirma Rouse's Biography:

Shirma Rouse (born: St. Eustatius, 13 March 1980 ) is a Eustatiaanse singer who came to the Netherlands at the age of nineteen. For high school, she lived for three years on Curacao. Rouse was known primarily as a backup singer, including at Izaline Calister and Anouk . In 2010, she released a CD with mostly Soul songs , called Chocolate Coated Dreams. In 2012, a second CD, Shirma Rouse sings Aretha, which she did a theater tour. In 2013 she was a background singer Anouk along to the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. Here she was by The Eurovision Times named best background singer. That same year, Rouse took part in The Voice of Holland . All seats turned in her audition and she chose Trijntje Oosterhuis as her coach. Rouse stranded in the semifinals, when she had to take against Jill Helena. In 2015, Rouse plays the role of Mary in the great musical-biblical Easter Event The Passion in Enschede (wiki)

The Voice Of Holland Show in 2013