We Got A Sweet Thing Going On Vol. 2

Science of Soul time once again and this week I feature the excellent new compilation CD from Soul Junction records " We Got A Sweet Thing Going On" Vol 2. If you love the sweet soul groups, as I do, this collection is an absolute must have. It's so good I have included three tracks. This release includes beautifully put together excellent liner notes, a job very well done!, don't miss this as these are pressed-up in limited quantities.

New music this week from Stevie J., I thought I'd drop a little Blues in to the show plus tracks from the current album by; Rare Essence, Donnie Ray, Kandace Springs, Will Downing & The Jack Moves. On the classic side of things, listen out for the amazing version of "My Girl" by King Floyd.

The Science of Soul will soon be available on London based Sound Fusion Radio, I will keep you posted on dates and times, etc,. This will be in addition to; Black Country Radio's live show and Legend Radio Network, Remember Then Radio and 365Jamz in the States. Check Curtis Mayfield bonus video on this Podcast page, now from the DVD of his Ronnie Scott's show.

On with the music, sit back enjoy and please tell a friend about The Science of Soul ..

Playlist for Sunday 24-07-2016

Hour One
Wilton Crump
Millie Jackson - Something 'bout cha
Kandace Springs - Novocaine Heart
Stevie J. - Cradle Robbing
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - These Eyes
John Flucker - Keeper Of My Wings
Cecily Remy - Stay The Night
R. Kelly - Lady Sunday
Orville Shannon - Oh Lover
Kem - When I'm Loving You
Conya Doss - You Really Hurt Me
Energy MC2 - Julian
The 21st  - The Thought Of Me Losing You
Wilton Crump - Think It Over
Donnie Ray - Pop Pop That Thang

Hour Two
King Floyd - My Girl
Curtis Mayfield - Soul Music
Rare Essence - How I Wish You Could Love Me
Walter Lewis & Blue Star - Do It Baby Do It
Shirley Brown - When I Hear Your Name
Brooks O'Dell - You Can Always Get It Were You Left It
Dramatics - I Cried
Johnny Britt - I Tried
Barry White - Love Will Find Us
Will Downing - Don't Ask My Neighbors
Jack Moves - Make Love
Reuben Bell - Asking For The Truth

Featured VA Album
“We Got A Sweet Thing Going On” volume 2 carries on where volume 1 left off. Eighteen great tracks which all showcase the group harmony sound, well almost! We’ve thrown a curve ball into the mix on this occasion with the inclusion of an instrumental “Merry-Go-Round Of Love” one of three previously unissued tracks out of the four featured from the Milwaukee group the Final Chapter. As with the previous compilation a solo artist has crept in to rub shoulders with the group ensembles. Gary, Indiana’s very own Mr Wilton Crump who performs both sides of his mellifluous solitary 45 single “Think It Through” and “Give Your Love To Me” released on his own Olive Branch label. Solo artist or group if it sounds right then it feels right. More at SJ Records



Will Downing

This weeks Science of Soul is dedicated to Mr Vaughn Harper the silky voice of WBLS radio in New York City, Vaughn was a real pioneer of the Quiet Storm style of radio, his voice was instantly recognizable, he was one of NYC's most loved DJ's and a major influence on many and one of my personal radio hero's. He Passed on Saturday July 9th he was 71 yrs old and still doing his THANG...R.I.P. my friend.

Featured Artist this week will be Will Downing, his latest set "Black Diamonds" is getting rave revues, Its not hard to see why Will's vocals are faultless and the productions are rich and full, If I have any criticism its that I wish he would record more original songs the remake format is growing a little tired for me. But hey it's just my observation and I still enjoy his interpretations of the classics.

If your in the Detroit area you need to get down to the Northern Lights lounge on W. Baltimore for the Melvin Davis soul fest on Monday August 29th, Pat Lewis, Joe Harris, Carolyn Crawford, Drew Schultz and Jay Butler...you know I gotta be there.

We got the usual mix of new, recent & old that seems to flow nicely so sit back and enjoy,,Oh by the way listen out for the Isaac Hayes epic "Thanks To The Fool" they don't make em' like that anymore.

Hour One
Ray Goodman & Brown - Another Day
New Cool Collective ft Mark Reid - Cry
Willie Hutch - Baby Come Home
Judy Thomas Taylor - Come Go With Me
Anthony Hamilton - Spend Some Time
Babyface ft After 7 - I Want You
Will Downing - Don't Let It Go To Your Head
Will Downing - Everything I Miss At Home
Felicia Adams - Baby Baby
Kimberly Dee - Wastin' Time
Chaka Khan - Angel
Aretha Franklin - If She Don't Want Your Lovin'

Hour Two
Isaac Hayes - Thanks To The Fool
Walter Jackson - We Could Fly
Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodbye Tonight
Ceazer Fraser - Just A Little
Joe - Sexy
Joe Leavy - I Heart You
Walter & Scotty - My Love
The Dells - Let The Feelings Talk To You
Z Z Hill - That Ain't The Way To Make Love
The Manhattans - Closer To You
Heatwave - That's The Way We Always Say Goodnight



On this weeks Science of Soul I'll be paying tribute to the late Sir Mack Rice, the Detroit soul legend that many people didn't realize that he originally wrote and recorded Wilson Pickett's smash hit "Mustang Sally," I'll be playing Mack's original today plus a couple of other song that just might surprise you.

Representing the new music we have the title track from DaPaul's excellent new EP called "In The Sun," plus the new single from Chicago's own Willie Clayton, and a few recent releases that I have not played for a while that you might have missed. On the classics side; listen out for Bobby Wilburn, and a couple of stone cold classics from the windy city, including Bobby Hutton and one of the most underrated vocal groups The Radiants.

Bogus groups are starting to raise there ugly heads yet again there is even one masquerading as Ron Banks & The Dramatics, so beware if it don't look right it most likely ain't right. Ok it's music time sit back and enjoy and remember you can reach me by Facebook, especially if there is anything I miss or need to know about - thanks!

Hour One
William Eaton - Friends & Lovers
Willie Clayton - Good Times
DaPaul London - In The Sun
Deniece Williams - Gonna Take A Miracle
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - The Love I Lost
The Radiants - Voice Your Choice
Wayne Brady - All Natural
Bobby Wilburn - I'm A Lonely Man
Sir Mack Rice - Mustang Sally
Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her
The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself
William Bell & Mavis Staples - Leave The Girl Alone
Ty Causey - It's Gotta Be Love
J Barnes Remington - What About Love

Hour Two
Wee - Try Me
Alvin Garret - By Myself
Carmicheal Musiclover - Such A Beautiful Lady
Donna Allen - Change
Tad Robinson - Call Me
Gladys Knight - Waiting For The Last Goodbye
Bobby Hutton - 20 Years Later
Kokane - Just Cruise
Twice - Make You Say Baby
Tevin Campbell - Can We Talk
Phil Perry - Pretty Lady

Sir Mack Rice:
A Detroit vocalist and composer, Sir Mack Rice was involved in the R&B/soul scene beginning in the late '50s. He was a member of the 5 Scalders vocal group in 1956 and then joined the Falcons from 1957 to 1963. Rice was later road manager for the new Falcons before becoming a solo vocalist. Rice wrote several selections, the most famous of which is "Mustang Sally," a number that has been recorded by many artists, including Wilson Pickett and the Young Rascals. Rice's version reached number 15 on the R&B charts in 1965, and was the only hit he ever enjoyed as a solo performer. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi



Its Science of Soul time once again and this week I will be featuring the latest project from Cornell CC Carter (In The Moment). The California soul man as delivered a very smooth and polished set and it's well worth adding to your collection. I have been enjoying the new album by Johnny Britt "Marvin Meets Miles we played the title track a few weeks back so i thought it was time to jog your memory and include another. Other new music to look out for is Gene Washington a man who is a real soul throw back listen out for "Next To You" also including another track from Donnie Ray's excellent new album "Two Way Love Affair".

More sad news, it just never seems to end Detroit Soul legend Sir Mack Rice passed this week after quite a long battle with cancer and I'll will be doing a tribute on next weeks show. Talking of Detroit as I mentioned earlier in the month the R&B hall of fame induction ceremony will be held on August 21st and its just been confirmed a pre awards event will be held at Bert's and is a dress to impress all white affair.sounds lie a fun weekend ahead.
Ok it's on with the music so sit back and enjoy.

Hour One
Frankie Beverly & Maze - Can't Get Over You
Firelight - Image
Marzette Griffth - Rhythm On Time
Uvee Hayes - In My Eyes
Conya Doss - Turn It Up
Donnie Ray - I Wanna Be Your Man
Leela James - Tell Me You Love Me
Cornell CC Carter - Lady Of My Dreams
Cornell CC Carter - Where Do We Go
Al Green & Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper
Gene Washington & The Ironsides - Next To You
Bobby Taylor - Malinda
Eric Benet - Stir It Up

Hour Two
Wendell B - Somebody Loves Me
Johnny Britt - After The Dance
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Ain't That A Bitch
Cornell CC Carter - 2 Late
Latisha - My Husband To
Sandra St Victor - Sugerfoot Is Dead
Ohio Players - Sweet Sticky Thing
Angie Stone & Ray Charles - All I Wanna Do
Shirley Brown - If This Is Goodbye
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Here I Go Again
The Temptations - Hoops Of Fire
Will Downing - Don't You Know

 CC's biography: 
Cornell's smooth delivery has made him an in-demand vocalist for Tarpan Studios. Recently C.C. was honored to be asked by World renowned Carlos Santana to provide background vocals on 2 tracks that will appear on Santana IV, the reunion album. Cornell loves to share his talents with all young artist as well as veteran performers and has established CDC Productions, with the intent to assist all aspiring artist to follow their dreams and to also teach them that it takes time and dedication to reach their goals. Front man extraordinaire, known for his dynamic vocals skills, Phenomenal stage presence and high powered audience engagement has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands with his signature sound. Cornell "C.C." Carter has opened up for artists such as The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and The Gang and many other well established artists. One of the high points of his career has been sharing the stage as an opening act for the late great James Brown and the legendary Ray Charles. His strong love for music developed as a young man growing up in a home that was full of jazz, blues, funk, soul and gospel, which has propelled Cornell to create a 'Gumbo' combination of all of those musical influences! Encouraged by his friend and co-producer Kirk Crumpler, who has produced award winning artist such as Lenny Williams, Michael Cooper, Confunkshun, Bobby Brown and Ralph Tresvant, C.C. and KC came together to collaborate and produce a highly anticipated release, entitled In the Moment. Cornell "C.C." Carter explains that “the vision for this project is strictly to help bridge the gap between the old school and the new school (NOS) while bringing back Feel Good Music to the forefront. I have always appreciated musicians of all styles, past and present and I am motivated to inspire all who have a love for real music”.