'Jin Jin' Reeves

The Science of Soul is back live this week after my one week break, I am sure anyone who knows me will know I had a great time with Prince Phillip Mitchell, the guy is amazing, had to sneak a track onto this weeks show. The Featured Artist this week is a little different, the album dates back to 2008, entitled "Living Proof" by Jennifer 'Jin Jin' Reeves. This is a young lady from Detroit who now resides and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. The album as only just come to my attention, so it's new to me ... it's sooooo good I have to share it with you.

The new music this week comes from Gospel legend in the making Ms Donna Allen, who's album "I'm Your Bride" is pretty special, if you like your Gospel with a contemporary groove this is the lady for you.  More tracks from this set coming over the next few weeks. My good friend Kenneth Hall as just sent me the latest outing by rising star Rashaad, titled: "If You Leave," a national distribution deal has just been secured for this track. I think this is  gonna launch this young man big time, they call him the New Prince of Soul, a bold statement I know but this guy has the talent to back it.

The Dramatics are back in the studio, as you may be aware there are two groups with the Dramatics' name; one featuring L J Reynolds who are cleaning up on the live circuit, and one fronted by Willie Ford who's one of the all time great bass singers. Such a shame that LJ and Willie could not combine forces -  as a life long Dramatics fan I love them both. This new track comes from Willie's group and is a taster from there upcoming album, gotta say they are sounding great, the track will be available on UK based Soul Junction records very soon. In this weeks video my good friend Drew Shultz talks to George Clinton, a must view (bottom of blog).

Lots more new music scattered around the show plus all the classics 'cus that's how we do it on the Science of Soul ... sit back enjoy..

Play List Sunday July 26th 2015
Hour One
New Ace/Kent collection
Eugene Record - Here Comes The Sun
Gina Carey - Come Together
Vivienne McKone - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Patrick Green - Two Step
Pullen ft Larry Dodson - For Ever And Ever
Peoples Choice - Party Is A Groovy Thing
Donna Allen - 100 Per Cent Solid
Damon Harris - Funday
Jin Jin Reeves - Yum Yum
Jin Jin Reeves - Girls Thoughts
Valentine Brothers - This Kind Of Love
The Fantastic Four - I Just Can't Forget About You
DW3 - Hold Me
Captain Jack - Real Deal (jazzy Pete mix)

Hour Two
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Star In The Ghetto
Carmichael Musiclover - Loveship
The Spinners - I Found Love
Dramatics ft Willie Ford - Victoria
The Whispers - As I Sit Here
Glass House - Look What We Have Done To Love
Jin Jin Reeves - Say Goodbye
Rashaad - If You Leave
Johnny Bristol - Do It To My Mind
Lenny Williams - 'cause I Love You
Phil Perry - I'm Sorry

'JinJin' Reeves' biography:
Jin Jin in action!
Singer, dancer, and actress extraordinaire, Jin Jin Reeves, began her career at an early age. Growing up in Detroit, MI during a time when the city was at an artistic peak, her deeply rooted talents emerged instantly. Jin Jin was heavily engaged in dance, songwriting, and singing; however, as an eager pre-teen, committed to distinguishing herself in the field of entertainment, Jin Jin Reeves she began to study acting as a means to further diversify her skill set. That decision eventually awakened the interests of Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, and The Julliard School of Performing Arts which led to a Diana Washington scholarship and a host of performance opportunities. Additionally, Jin Jin received an abundance of attention from Motown Legends such as "Gladys Knight" and the "Four Tops." Following these events, she was recruited to appear on Ed McMahon's Star Search where she finished second. More at her label here

George Clinton talks to Drew Shutz



Philip Mitchell 19-07-15
It's Science of Soul time once again I thought I would remind of some of the best new tracks from the last few weeks, there has been so many I know, a few might have slipped by you ..Tad Robinson's "From Day To Night" album is a must for your collection and I highly recommend the latest works from Kenny Lattimore. Jureesa McBride and Jimmy 100% Sterling and representing the old skoolers Con Funk Shun have been getting great revues.

Soul Junction have once again come up with the goods a great double header from Ron Ellington Shy being there latest release, please show your support for these guys they work so hard to bring great soul music to the masses and a wonderful job they do.

Ok enough chat I got a busy weekend it's Phillip Mitchell time ... sit back enjoy the music back to normal next week.

Sunday 19th July 2015

Hour One
Ron [Ellington] Shy - Don't You Know
Diane Shaw - Never Been Hurt
Tad Robinson - Call Me
The Players - I'm Glad I Waited
Con-Fun-Shun - Never Go Away
Tavares - Wonderful
Jimmy 100% Sterling - If You Were Me
Jureesa McBride - Karma
The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
Kenny Lattimore - You Have My Heart
Beginning Of The End - Superwoman
The Temptations - Please Return Your Love To Me
The O'Jays - My Favorite Person
Billy Paul - So Glad To See You

Hour Two
Illumination Experience - Lies
Jeffree Charles - Timeless
Aretha Franklin - Holding On
Bo Henderson - Right In Da Pocket
Bobby Womack - Facts Of Life/ He'll Be There
David Ruffin - I wanna Be With You
Force M D's - Here I Go Again
Ron Ellington Shy - Any Port In A Storm
Bill Withers - City Of Angels


'Prince' Phillip Mitchell

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul in anticipation of 'Prince' Phillip Mitchell's appearance next weekend I have decided to feature 3 tracks in a row by the great man. Phillip is performing a one-off show here in the UK before heading for the Porretta Soul Festival in Italy the following weekend. If you can make either shows make sure you do, because it's gonna be something special.

Dee Robinson is a name very familiar to Science of Soul listeners as I featured her last album "Grown and Sexy Lullaby's" quite heavily last year, this week we have her brand new single; "There Was A Time." I am a big fan of Dee's, and this new track does not disappoint, also have a great new remix of Tanya Holt's recent release "Forever More" thanks to my good friend Mr Dwayne Palmer who is doing great work with his production company Lovebeams Music, It's the same company who are responsible for the great recent releases by Robert H Fowler ... I look forward to future projects from these very talented and soulful guys. Other new music from the lovely Gina Carey, Johnny Britt and I did promise another track from London based Kejam Majic. This weeks features the vocals of Chanel plus all the old school classics you love and just might have forgotten ... even got a little rap on the show Tone Loc's classic "Why" OK pour a glass of wine sit back and relax .... It's 'Soul Time'.

Sunday 12th July Playlist

Hour One
Rose Royce - Your'e On My Mind
Mary Wright - Count On Me
Gina Carey - Funkalicous
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Tell Me Why
Rasheed Ali - Keep On Dancing
Kejam ft Chanel - Love Is Majic
Dee Robinson - There Was A Time
George Jackson - Till I Find Someway
Bobby Connerly - Soul Singer
Edwin + Blinky - You've Made Me So Very Happy
John Wilson - Just Ain't Enough Love
Tanya Holt - Forever More
Lakeside - Let The Moonshine

Hour Two
Tone Loc - Why
Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr - Never Let You Go
The Bad Boy - Watch Them Haters
Sir Charles Jones - My Taboo
Phillip Mitchell x3  1 In Her Own Way
2 I Can't Get Used To Sleeping Alone
 3 In Between Lovers
Manhattans - If My Heart Could Speak
/One Life To Live
Johnny Britt - I Tried
Johnnie Taylor - To Many Memories
Karen Wolfe - Stuttering

Phillip Mitchell's biography:
Leroy Phillip Mitchell (born June 27, 1944), often credited as Prince Phillip Mitchell, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. He wrote "Starting All Over Again" for Mel and Tim, and "It Hurts So Good" and "Leftovers", which were both hits for Millie Jackson, as well as having some success in the 1970s and 1980s as a solo singer.
Mitchell was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and began singing when at school. After first learning trumpet, he taught himself to play guitar and piano, and started writing songs at an early age. He became lead singer in a local group, the Checkmates, who first recorded in 1961, before he left to join another group, the Cash Registers, who had previously been led by Alvin Cash. (more @ wiki)



Melvin Davis

It's always great to get new music from the legends of soul music, so this week I will be featuring the latest album by Detroit stalwart Melvin Davis' "Double or Nothing." Melvin is truly living history as song writer/performer and just to list the people he as worked with would be like a who's who of the Detroit music scene from the last 40 or so years,  proud to feature this set on the Science of Soul show.

Remember Prince Phillip Mitchell will be here in the UK in just a couple of weeks so I will continue to play a track from the great man every week until he arrives ... gotta make him feel welcome. The great new music just keeps coming from London, I have KeJam plus new tracks from Willie Clayton and a whole load of new names to me including; KB the Country Boy, Tynisha Keli, J Barnes Remington and quite a few more plus classics from; The Originals, Archie Bell, Barbara Mason, even have a slice of Neo Soul from Detroit's own Dwele.

A very interesting new book out by Detroit Historian Ken Coleman, titled "Soul On The Air" it chronicles the rise of and impact of Black radio presenters in the Motorcity. I'm a great admirer of Ken's work, so please be sure to check his latest book out ... you wont be disappointed.  Video this week is from Diane Shaw's album.

Ok it's music time sit back relax and please tell a friend to tell a friend cause that's how we grow...

Playlist for Sunday July 5th 2015

Hour One
Diane Shaw - That Thing That You Do
Willie Clayton - Lets Dance
Dashon Shed - Southern Girl
KeJam ft Lisa Taylor - My One And Only
KB The Country Boy ft Sno - Summertime Madness
Melvin Davis - W.C.T.P.
Melvin Davis - Double Or Nothing
Barbara Mason - I Ain't Got Nobody
Evette Busby - Not Here Not Now
Tyneshia Keli - Inhale Exhale
Archie Bell - I just Wanna Fall In Love
Phat Cat Players - Sundress

Hour Two
Ricky White/Bobbeye Doll Johson - When A Woman As Had Enough
Milton Wright - The Silence We Keep
Melvin Davis - No More Water In The Well
Tony Drake - Let's Play House
Phillip Mitchell - Falling From Heaven
The Originals - Baby I'm For Real
David Hudson - Girl I'm Coming Home To Something Good
Jon Lucien - You Are My Love
J Barnes Remington - What About That
Howard Hewett - Once Twice 3 Times
Joe Leavy ft Derek Allen - Standing In Shadows

Melvin Davis' biography:

Davis never scored the crossover hit that would have made him a star, but few artists on Detroit's soul music scene had a more impressive résumé than Davis, a singer, songwriter, drummer, and bandleader who worked with everyone from Smokey Robinson and David Ruffin to Wayne Kramer and Dennis Coffey. Davis was born on August 29, 1942, and as a child, his family moved back and forth between Detroit and Milledgeville, Georgia, where his grandparents had a farm. As a boy, he developed a passion for music, seeing Little Richard perform at a juke joint near the family farm and hearing Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers at a church potluck dinner. (more @ allmusic)

Message from Ty Hunters son from the Originals group recorded while Bill played the song.

View from above (because we can)