Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, my apologizes if you tried to reach me in the Studio during the Show but occasionally I have to pre-record the odd one, due to other commitments, on this occasion it's the Northern Soul Survivors Weekend in Skegness, so I am sure you will forgive me. There's a great line up of classic soul acts including; The Contours, The Velvelettes, Kim Weston and Prince Phillip Mitchell, so I could not miss this one.
RIP - Ben Causey
I am saving the new music for the next live show but could not resist playing the new single from Angie Stone...she is sounding great I cant wait for the album.

Sad news this week is that founding member of the legendary Bar Kays' Ben Cauley has passed away aged 67, Ben was the sole survivor of the plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding and four of the other Bar-Kays members at that time, he continued to keep the soul flag flying .. he will be missed.

This weeks 'page footer video' is a 80 minute film about the sad decline of Detroit as a once major US city. On with the music enjoy... and share!!!

Hour one 
Ron Shy - Don't They Know
Angie Stone - 2 Bad Habits
Stan Moseley - Kiss & Tell
The Ebonys - What Did You Do Today 
Melvin Davis - No More Water In The Well
Teedra Moses/Anthony Hamilton - That One
Ola Onabule - Soul Town
The Softones - I'm Gonna Prove It
Major Lance - Must Be Love Coming Down
Rena Scott - A Love Thang
Duane Williams - Yes My Love Is Real
Dwele - What's Not To Love

Hour Two
Gladys Knight - Old School
Soul Finger/Antoique Smith - Seeing You Again
Jimmy Ruffin/Heaven 17 - Foolish Thing To Do
L.V. Johnson - We Belong Together
Avery Sunshine - Everything
Gregory Porter - Harlem
Curtis Mayfield - Another Fool In Love
David Sea - Love Makes The World Go Round
Eddie Kendrick - Intimate Friends
Roy G. Hemmings - I Wont Be Around
David Hudson - A Sometime Kinda Thing
R Kelly - Come To Daddy
Keith Washington - Make Time For Love

Detroit is in bankruptcy, but once upon a time, Detroit was the heart of the American Dream. Good jobs, big cars, and the world's most profitable companies placed the city at the heart of the global economy. But as this empire of cars began to crumble and the jobs evaporated, Detroit became the crime capital of America, and a new business, illegal drugs, took over the economy. Now the city lies in shambles: Detroit is the poorest and most violent major city in America. The heart of the American Dream has been shattered. From corrupt narcotics cop Henry Marzett to the infamous Young Boys Inc, White Boy Rick, and the Best Friends Murder for Hire gang: see the Kingpins and Killers that called Detroit home and became the Henry Fords and Lee Iacoccas of a new generation. What happens when the Ceo's and Politicians fail in their plans? It's called DETROIT.



Science of Soul time once again, this weeks featured artist is Cardell, he's based in Los Angeles, and the album; "What is Love" is aimed squarely at the Steppers market in the USA, not a bad thing if you ask me !!,. Cardell's influences are pure Chi Town, where his career began ... if you like your music smooth and flowing your gonna enjoy this. A friend of mine Iona Alexander from Mississippi turned me on to a completely new name to me Napoleon Demps had to include a track from this guy, I will be investigating further, lol.

DaPaul @ his Hereford gig today
My flight is booked for Detroit, USA on October 1st, where I will be attending the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony, I can't wait for this it's gonna be an amazing event. I will be sharing a lot more about this with you on my return. Mickey Nold and myself have just attended the pre launch event for DaPaul's UK forthcoming album "London Town" that's due out towards the end of the year, gotta say this guy is a star on the rise .... no doubt about it. Ok lets hit music please remember to share with a friend ... the more we reach the more we teach .. that's The Science of Soul.

Playlist for Sunday 20-09-2015
Hour One
The Joneses
Average White Band - Soul Mine
Paul Craver - Girl I Love You
Cool Million ft P.A.C.E. - Type Of A Woman
The Joneses - I Can't See What You See In Me
The Manhattans - Give Him Up
Napoleon Demps - Party Like The Rich Folks
Cardell - That's When I Fall In Love
Cardell - It's Up To You
Irma Thomas - It's Starting To Get To Me
Lanier & Co - I Gotta Have You
Jureesa McBride - Karma
Frank McKinney - Hey Sexy Lady
Lonnie Givens - Hey Mr DJ

Hour Two
Theo Huff - So Called Friends
Steve Mancha - Don't Make Me A Storyteller
Toni Redd - Every Moment
DaPaul - She's So Entertaining
The Contours - That Day When She Needed Me
Duane Williams - Yes My Love Is Real
Cardell - What Does It Mean
Gladys Knight - Waiting For The Last Goodbye
Chuck Cissel - All I See Is You
Willie Clayton - Dance The Night Away
JD 73 ft. Fraser - Don't Forget My Love
Teddy Pendergrass - It Don't Hurt Me Now
Al Wilson - Touch & Go

With Contours Friday @ Northhampton

Cardell's biography:

Cardell's latest CD is a triumph that should come as no surprise, this Chicago native has spent  many years perfecting his craft. Cardell has worked with such notables like Brighterside Of Darkness (Love Jones), DJ Rogers ( Say You Love Me ), Alicia Myers (If You Play Your Cards Right). Cardell's shows a soulfulness that will warm up your day.
   After starting out in Chicago, Cardell moved to Los Angeles where he began to play with Phil Upchurch, George Duke and Joyce Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn), he also shared the stage with Phil Perry and Chick Corea, Glenn Jones, The Stylistics, Maysa, amongst others.
   Cardell's record distributed by BMG, " Baby Don't Fool Around " raced to 62 in Billboard's R & B Charts. He also wrote " Every Time I Fall In Love" for Norman Connors.
   On his latest release " True Love " Cardell focuses on a topic that everyone will experience, LOVE & ROMANCE. Cardell states " Not only did I want this to be a very personal CD down to performing all instruments, lead & background vocals, producing writing all of the material, I want this CD to touch the hearts and souls of men and women alike". Cardell has toured in most of the US. In places like Oakland, Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Killeen, Chicago, Flint, Detroit, Milwaukee, Toledo, St.Louise, Atlanta, North Carolina, Orlando, and Minnesota. Look for him soon in a town near you. (reverbnation)


Andre' Lee

Thank you for visiting the Science of Soul site, this weeks show is the last one to broadcast using the 102.5 The Bridge banner. The Station has merged and as of Monday 14th will be known as Black Country Radio or simply as BCR Radio the FM frequency will remain 102.5FM and for the first time The Science of Soul will also be available on DAB in Birmingham and surrounding areas. For our global listeners we will still be available through all the usual mediums Tune In Radio and internet etc,. The time slot will move forward one hour so the live show will be every  Sunday 8pm - 10pm.  The timings will be unaffected on Legend Radio Network & 365 Jamz in the USA. (click Black Country Radio above to visit new web site)
Kejam feat Lisa Taylor

The Featured Artist this week is Andre' Lee (please see bio at bottom of page) this is a guy who's star is certainly on the rise. Representing the new music we also have London based Kejam ft Lisa Taylor "Can You Feel The Love" is due for release at the end of the month. Rashaad Carlton has a nice hit on his hand with his latest release "If You Leave" plus we have the new release from Ingram St. As always we have a bunch of old school classics so sit back enjoy and be sure to tell a friend about The Science of Soul.

Playlist Sunday 13-09-2015

The late Orthiea Barnes
Hour One
Orthiea Barnes - Till You Lose It
Tower of Power - I Like Your Style
Ingram St. - Insane
Winfree - Blink of An Eye 
Kejam ft. Lisa Taylor - Can You Feel The Love
Jo Jo Murray - From The Inside
Andre' Lee - My Girl 
Andre' Lee - Its Going Down 
Roadwork - Talk To Me
The Gangsters - I Just Cant Go On
Jerry Butler - Mr Dee Jay
Tony Clarke - The Entertainer

Hour Two
Rashaad Carlton - If You Leave
Aretha Franklin - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Dee Dee Warwick - Beauty, Duty, Charm & Sex
Andre' Lee - Tell Me What You Need
Randy Jackson - How Can I Be Sure
Maysa - Sophisticated Lover
Willie Hutch - Talk To Me
Lanier & Co - After I Cry Tonight
Felony Davis - My Intentions
The O'Jays - Desire Me
Smokey Robinson & Miracles - Here I Go Again
Switch - I Wanna Be Closer
Teena Marie - Irons In The Fire

Andre’ Lee’s Biography
Andre’ Lee Caples was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Mississippi at an early age. When he 25 he joined the group “Freedom” who at that time was signed to Malaco Records. Andre’ Lee later moved to Houston, TX and became a member of the TSU Tornadoes where he played the guitar and was the lead vocalist. Andre’ Lee also played with another band named “Perfect Timing” where he and Terry Ellis were lead vocalist.
   Andre’ Lee has been an opening act for such artists as Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones, Denise LaSalle, Michael Henderson, The Bar-Kay’s, and a host of others. Now Andre’ Lee is also closing R&B / Southern Soul Shows with his live Band and Show.
   In 1995 Andre’ Lee produced his first CD entitled “So Good” on Avanti Records. “So Good” featured hits like “Take Hold Of Your Live” and “I’m Going Crazy”. In 2002 Andre’ Lee joined up with Sir Charles Jones where he played a unique flavor on lead guitar. In 2003 he signed with Mardi Gras Records and produced his sophomore CD entitled “Simply Dre”. “Simply Dre” featured hits like “Pony Ride” and “You’re So Special”. In 2005 Andre’ Lee along with a long time friend formed the gospel group ‘Mint 2 B’. He co-wrote and produced their Gospel CD entitled “Walking By Faith”. “Walking By Faith” featured the gospel sensation “Keep My Faith In Jesus”. In 2008 Andre’ Lee released another R&B / Southern Soul CD entitled “Straight From The Heart” on CapeTown Records, which features hits like “One Night Stand” and the love song “Southern Soul Man.
In 2012 Andre’ Lee signed with Coday Records and has released a 5th CD project titled “Stories Of Life”, (his senior Southern Soul CD) with songs likes “Man In The Drawer”, “4 Way Love Affair”, and “Shake What You Got” just to name a few. This CD will be the one that will keep dancers - dancing, steppers - stepping, and lovers – loving each other.
   Now Andre' Lee is preparing his 6th CD Project titled "The Truth". This CD has many HIT BOUND singles like "My Girl", "It's Going Down", "You Went and Did It", & "Tell Me What You Need" just to name a few. If you have not done so, GET READY FOR ANDRE' LEE because he is ready for YOU!  more: www.andrelee.net


R'mone Entonio

Its September already ... welcome to the latest Science of Soul show and this week I feature new music from R'Mone Entonio who's upcoming album "Unorthodox Soul" is almost completed and due for release, I can't wait for this project and will be sharing more with you. It's great to see my long time friend J. J. Barnes back in the studio, he lends his silky smooth vocals to the latest single from Detroit Yung as well including this track check out the video at the bottom of the page. I am also very
J.J. Barnes
happy to share the news that 'JJ' will be inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame on October 4th in Detroit, I am hoping to attend but more about that a little closer to the time.

R Kelly seems to be back making proper music after his last album "Black Panties?" let's hope he is heading back to his creative best, the new single is this weeks show opener.

Thanks to Mickey for keeping everything up and running in my absence last weekend .... what would I do without him.

OK on with the music as always enjoy and share with a friend.

Playlist for Sunday 06-08-2015
Hour One
R Kelly - Back Yard Party
Alex Lattimore - The Reason I Love You
The Impressions - Miracle Woman
Mr Sipp - VIP
Roi "Chip" Anthony - Long Way
Stan Moseley - Ain't No Woman
Nichole Willis & Soul Investigators - One In A Million
Robin Moet & Katrenia Jefferson - What A Girl Needs
R'mone Entonio- Love Ya
R'mone Entonio - Without You
The Manhattans - Closer To You
Mary Wright - Count On Me
John Carey - Don't Count Me Out

Hour Two
J Barnes Remington - Future City
Steve Mancha - Hate Yourself In The Morning
Detroit Yung feat. J.J. Barnes - Good Times
Mack James - Reincarnation Of Our Love
Walter Thomas - Getaway
Will Downing - Does Your Moma Know About Me
Bobby Taylor - Malinda
Bobby Womack - If You Can't Give Her Love, Give Her Up
The Dramatics - My Ship Won't Sail Without You
Fantasia - Truth Is
Gerald Lavert - Didn't We
Jaheim - Ready Willing & Able
L J Reynolds - Come Get To This

R'Mone biography:

Born in 1986 in Martinsville, Virginia, R’mone Entonio began singing at the age of 5 alongside his father in an all-male gospel quartet group. This is the foundation where R’mone’s passion & love for music developed & would continue to evolve. Constantly being influenced by the records & cassette tapes played by his parents, the radio, etc., R’mone musical influences range from Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet and D’Angelo to Stevie Wonder, The Gap Band & The Beatles. After high school, R’mone went on to study music at Virginia State University for 2 years, where his increased upon his craft by majoring in vocal concentration. There, he absorbed the classical foundation & vocal technics that would in the near future take him far. After relocating to North Carolina post-college, R’mone has went on to accompany some very influential artist of North Carolina region such as World Renowed Poet Josephus Thompson, International Performing Artist Vanessa Ferguson, World Renowned Singer/Performer Sybil & National Performing Arist Tanya Ross, just to name a few. All of these experiences have helped R’mone to step in his own artistry & brand, the R’mone Entonio Brand. Footage of R’mone’s cover work of songs performed live can be found on YouTube. As this young artist continues to emerge, stay tuned for R’mone’s original material, which will be available in the fall of 2015.