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)


Devon Howard

Welcome to this weeks S-O-S everything is pretty much back to normal after a hectic few weeks. The featured artist for this show is Baltimore native Devon Howard his "Return To Love" album is just wonderful, so I had to share this with you. I have selected three tracks, but rest assured others will follow over the coming weeks.

My legend Radio network brother just shared a couple of great albums with me the latest set from one time member of Men At Large's David Tolliver, pretty impressive I must say, expect more from this over the coming weeks. Miami's soul man Urban Mystic has just released an album that's paying homage to the legends of the past. I am never a great fan of remakes but I have to say this album is pretty darn good.

Mickey recently acquired two classic Deluxe Manhattans albums from there early 70's period, sooooo good to be able to hear these in great sound quality, you know I am a BIG fan of these guys so I have indulged myself and included a couple of tracks. (Well it is my show, lol.) Look out for recent releases from JBarnes Remington & Jimmy Allgood and the UK's own Diane Shaw plus all the classics we love.

Okay on with the music, pour a glass of wine, sit back and relax ...

JBarnes Remington
Sunday Playlist 18-10-2015

Hour one
Crossroads ft.Natasha Springer - Since I Found You
Saeeda Wright - What Happened To Love
J B Bingham - Fellas' Don't Let The Girls Take Over
David Tolliver - Take You Home
The Manhattans - I Can't Stand To See You Leave
George Jackson - Walking The City Streets
Diane Shaw - Never Been Hurt
JBarnes Remington - What About That
Tad Robinson - Call Me
Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
Devon Howard - Deeper Than Love
Devon Howard - To The Moon
Jimmy Allgood - True Love Is Hard To Find
Fantastic Four - I Just Can't Forget About You

Hour Two

Wendell B  - Do Me Like That
Marvin Gaye - Walkin' In Rain
Four Tops - I Just Can't Walk Away
The Manhattans - From Atlanta To Goodbye
The Chi Lites - There Will Never Be Any Peace
Devon Howard & Jadd Davis - Feel Your Breath
The Impressions - I Wish I'd Stayed In Bed
Average White Band - You Shouda' Known
Urban Mystic - No Matter How High
Billy Paul - I Think I'll Stay Home Today
Eddie Levert - What If

Devon Howard biography:
Straight out of Baltimore, Maryland, DEVON HOWARD is keeping it hot. As a singer, songwriter and producer he is a triple threat placing him way ahead of the game. DEVON is walking in the footsteps of some of the most recognized artists our time, all whom have had an impact on his style. Baby Face, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, El DeBarge, Usher and Ne-Yo, all triple threats in their own right. El DeBarge and Babyface was the first male singers he related to vocally. Their smooth, sensual, passionate voices were something he wanted to emulate as a singer but, with his own style. He is also influenced by Michael Jackson’s innovative style and creativity.
DEVON’s style is fresh, edgy, laid back and smooth. He brings a flavor reminiscent of old school but, with a modern twist. He’s had a lifetime of practice. DEVON has been writing songs since childhood. Songwriting comes naturally to him. Inspired by his late father, who was also a songwriter, he grew up listening to his father’s collection: The Manhattans, The Stylistics, and The Commodores. DEVON got his start in the music industry performing with various groups and eventually wrote and performed with a local group who recorded their debut CD on the RCA label. . The group has appeared on many of the popular music shows including Soul Train, Apollo and BET. SWV and Wendy Williams appeared in the group’s first video and Malcolm Jamal Warner directed the second. Devon also worked with industry vets Ron Fair (Keyshia Cole) and Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga, Tamar Braxton) on the group’s debut CD. That group later dissolved and Devon went on to record and release music in Europe and Japan. more @ indispeaks


J. B. Bingham

Back to normal for this weeks Science of Soul after being away for a couple of weeks, I was so honored to be the first non American to be invited to present an award at the R&B Hall of Fame awards held last weekend in Detroit. You will find lots of music from these inducted legends in this weeks show. It was an amazing event so we have decided to share a bunch of pictures with you just give you a little flavor of it all. I was also invited to appear on The Brenda Perryman show once again, it's always a pleasure to see Ms Perryman, her show is one of the most popular morning TV shows in metro Detroit.

Andre Starr gets an award for his late Father Edwin
Ok enough bragging, lol ..... on with the music'

Playlist 11-10-2015

Hour One
J. B. Bingham - All Alone By The Telephone
Melba Moore
A. W. B. - Livin' On Borrowed Time
Tee Turner - Friends Dance
Undisputed Truth - Girl Your Alright
Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me
Luther Ingram - To The Other Man
David Sea - I Really Wanna See You Tonight
Ty Causey - Just Another Love Affair
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further
Angie Stone - 2 Bad Habits
Jackson 5 - Ooh I'd Love To Be With You
Blue Magic - Summer Snow
Edwin Starr - There You Go

Hour Two
William & The Vandellas
Nate Evans - Get In Touch With Me
Enchantment - It's You That I Need
J J Barnes - I'm The One Who Loves You
Charles Davis - Your The One For Me
Jerry Butler - Just Because I Really Love You
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Falling From Heaven
Melvin Davis - Double Or Nothing
The Dramatics - Be My Girl
Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still A Rose
The Spinners - No One Like You
Jackie Wilson - Just As Soon As The Feelings Over
J. B. Bingham - Fellas' Don't Let The Girls Take Over

JB Bingham biography:
In 1976, James B. Bingham the former lead singer of the group Five Flight's Up recorded 7 songs under the auspices of H.B. Barnum and Steve Binder. Binder then offered the fruits of this session to the United Artists label. Out of the 7 songs presented to them the powers that be only chose to pick up 4 songs which they released on two 45 singles "All Alone By The Telephone/Live And You Learn" (UA-XW1059)and "She's Gone/Keep On Walking" (UA-XW872-Y)which subsequently left three tracks silting unused in the can. A situation later rectified when in 2013 we at Soul Junction contacted firstly J.B. Bingham and then H.B. Barnum which lead to the final release of two of the U.A rejects "People On A Ego Trip/She's On Strike" on a popular and now long deleted 45 single.
Therefore we had one track left at our disposal "Fellas, Don't Let The Girls Take Over" J.B's upbeat and light hearted warning song to the men of the world to shape and not be swept aside by the growing women's liberation movement! That left us with the dilemma of what to use for a b-side, this situation thus being solved by the inclusion of J.B's timeless modern soul anthem "All Alone By The Telephone" as the flipside. Please go to the 'Artist Bio' page on the Soul Junction website for a more detailed account of J.B's career: www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk


R&B Hall Of Fame

Welcome to this Science of Soul Old Skool special. I will be in Detroit for the R&B Hall of Fame ceremony when this show goes out on air .. it will be back to normal next week I got a ton of great new music to share with you. I will give you all the scoops on the the event and hopefully a bunch of great pictures so you can get the flavor.

Had a great time on the Brenda Perryman's Detroit TV show on Friday morning ... I have been asked to present Edwin Starr's Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame award to his son Andre at Sundays ceremony, feeling very honoured to do that. On 27th September 2015, Houston, Texas, founding Crusaders band member, Wilton Felder  died. Wilton was 75. Wilton had been suffering from cancer.
Word of Wilton’s passing was posted on Ray Parker, Jr.’s Facebook page. He was a proficient saxophone and bass player for, firstly, The Jazz Crusaders, who later became The Crusaders.

My thanks go out to Mickey who does such a great job keeping everything rolling in my absence his dedication runs way beyond the call of duty. Ok sit back lets take a trip to the good old days, it's sure to bring back a flood of memories - I know it did for me :-)