Playlist Sunday 27-11-2016

Hour One
The Jacksons - Good Times
Betty Wright - Old Songs
Charlie Wilson - There Goes My Baby
Curtis Mayfield - Sol Music
Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime
J.J. Barnes - You're Just A Living Doll
The Ohio Players - Thinkin' Of You
The Tower Of Power - Happy 'bout That
Willie Hutch - Don't Let Nobody
Impact - Smile Awhile
Mandrill - Love Made Me Over
Randy Darbonne - U Kiss Me

Hour Two
Dionne Warwick & The Spinners - Just As Long As We
Ben E King - Supernatural Thing
Wilson Pickett - Mr Magic Man
Gene Chandler - Haven't I Heard That Line Before
Bobby Womack - He'll Be There When The Sun Goes Down
The Originals - You're The One [check Special - right]
Wendell B/Cupid -  We Steppin' Out Tonight (Remix)
Major Lance - Stay Away From Me (I love U2 Much)
Lonnie Hill - Galvaston Bay
Lou Rawls - If I Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
J. Blackfoot/Lenny Williams - I'm Just A Fool For You
The Dells - Bring Back The Love
The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get [see Special-right]



RIP Sharon Jones
Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul. It's with much sadness I have to report the loss of yet another soul legend, Ms Sharon Jones. Sharon has done so much to keep the soul flame burning for the last decade along with the Daptone label and her legacy and place in soul history is secure. Rest in Heaven Sharon Jones. On this weeks show my Featured Artist is Harlem, New York's own Petawane, I'll be spinning 3 tracks from this immensely talented guy, some of you will know these songs, but if like me you missed them, your in for a real treat! Representing the ladies corner this week I have new music from Ms Leela James, this lady can do know wrong for me and I am looking forward to her forthcoming album. Southern Soul lady Nellie Tiger Travis is back with a brand new single titled "All The Lovers," just my opinion, but I think it's her best yet! You will remember her from the hit record called "Mr Sexy Man,"  a tune from just a couple of years ago, somewhat a novelty song, but this new one is far more real and hope it proves to be a hit for her.

Gene Rice's new set titled"G3" his first in quite awhile, plus I have another track from last weeks feature Ty Juan from the album "Signature," just gets better the more you hear it. Making his 'SOS' debut is B Hollywood  with his latest offering, it's a nice mellow affair, just how I like them. "Right Here Right Now" is getting some great reviews two. Enough chat from me except to say my apologies if you tried to reach in the Studio during the live show, this and next weeks show have had to be pre-recorded due to my Stateside trip. Music time just hit the play button and enjoy...

Playlist for 20-11-2016
Hour One
Cardell - It's Cool (remix)
Little Anthony & The Imperials - If You Can't
L V Johnson - So Cold And Mean
The Jacksons - Push Me Away
Bigg Robb - Can I Get To Know You
Ty Juan - Last Time
Bloodstone - Closer
B Hollywood - Right Here Right Now
Teena Marie - The Long Play
Petawane - Watch That Girl
Petawane - Gone So Long
James Brown - These Foolish Things

Hour Two
J Holiday - The Wrong Lover
Gill Scott-Heron - Winter In America
Gerald Levert - Didn't We
William Devaughn - Kiss & Make Up
Valentine Brothers - This Kinda Love
Vick Allen - I Gotta Have It
Gene Rice - I Wanna Be Your Man
Freddie Jackson - Slow Dance
Petawane - Love Soldier
The Stylistics - Your As Right As Rain
Leela James - Don't Want You Back
Nellie Tiger Travis - All The Lovers

Petawane biography:
Petawane (pronounced Pee-tah-wayne) was born and in the Village of Harlem, NYC. He began putting on impromptu performances at the request of his Dad to entertain his friends. It was then realized he wanted to be a performer. He embarked on a mission to fulfill his dream ever since.
Known as a "Young Old Soul", Petawane counts as his influences Sam Cooke, Nat "King" Cole, Teddy Pendergrass, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, groups like; The Five Stairsteps, The Jackson Five, The Sylvers, The Chi-Lites, The Moments, and The Delfonics. It is to their standards that he has raised the bar for himself. He has found a way to channel their passionate energy into his performances, all while maintaining a delivery that is vintage yet fresh and cutting-edge, allowing him to connect with audiences of all ages with the soulful depth and sincerity of his rich tenor Voice and descriptive Lyrics .... More at SoulTracks


Ty Juan

Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul this week. Featured Artist this week is Atlanta based Ty Juan and his new album called "Signature," think it's pretty special showing well crafted songs just dripping in soul. You'll will be hearing a lot about this album I feel sure. I have new music from The Dazz Band's Stan Edward Moore which is being well received on both sides of the Atlantic. I'm also gonna give you a little peek into the forthcoming album from Roy Roberts that I think you might like (thanks to Dave Welding @ Soul Junction Records for this.) He is essentially a Blues man, this will appeal to Soul folks as well, more information on the album as and when I get it.

Andy Stokes has just released his "Full Circle" EP, and the man from Portland, Oregon, is sounding pretty smooth, I'm thinking the standout track for me is "Lets Have A Good Time." I am going dip into the Motown vaults for a moment to bring to you Ivy Jo Hunter's version of the Spinners classic "Truly Yours." It's just one of  'the' Motown Classics that he wrote. His contribution to the 'The Sound of Young America' was immense. 10 years this week since we lost Gerald Levert, a documentary is  included below in remembrance. OK it's music time hit the play button and enjoy. Please remember to tell a friend about the Science of Soul..

Playlist Sunday 13-11- 2016
Sir Charles Jones
Hour One
James 'JT' Taylor - Feel The Need
Andy Stokes - Lets Have A Good Time
Stan Edward Moore - Tennessee Whisky
Ivy Jo Hunter - Truly Yours
Joe Leavy - Real Love
Con-Funk-Shun - By Your Side
Ty Juan - I'm Right Here
Ty Juan - 2 B Loved
Gregory Porter - On My Way To Harlem
Roy Roberts - Should Have Been Over
Ann Hines - Tearjerker
Sir Charles Jones - Glow

Ty Causey @ Forte Wayne
Hour Two
The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again 
Blue Magic - Summer Snow
Stan Mosley - My Problem
Raw Shaw - Ghetto Tactics
Jesse James - If You Want A Love Affair
Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World
Ty Juan - Sunshine
Ms Monique - Mr Do Right
Will Downing - Does Your Momma Know About Me 
Teddy Pendergrass - Lets Talk About It
Ty Causey - Just Another Love Affair

Ty Juan Biography:
Have you ever had the thirst for new music but everything you heard all sounded the same? Well look no further. This gentlemen coming out of New Jersey is sure to give you what you have been waiting for. Ty Juan began singing at age 5. His family quickly took notice to his talent and love for music and began letting him participate in school plays and also sing in the youth choir at church. Influenced by some of the greats like Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, New Edition, all the way up to artists such as, Boyz II Men, Silk, Shai, R Kelly, and Dave Hollister. Ty Juan had taken his musical elements to another level. Ty Juan started a group called Something Smooth in 1997. The group was a local success in Amarillo, Texas where they got to perform with some of the industries top artist at the time such as Xscape, H-Town, 69 Boyz, Ideal, Zapp and the immortal Roger Troutman, just to name a few. The group signed with an independent label where they put out their first and only album. The group split up but that did not stop Ty Juan from reaching for his dream.  More at: cdBaby



The Originals & The Andantes Specials
Welcome to The Science of Soul and thank you to all the people who checked out the vintage interview specials with CP Spencer & Louvain Demps, the response as been overwhelming, so keep a lookout for more of these in the future. A list of Specials is on right of this page. On my show this week a sprinkling of DaPaul's new set titled "London Town." It's the follow up album from his "Soulful Spirit" project from a couple of years back. I can, and do, highly recommend both albums. I have selected 3 tracks there and I feel that really show the man's depth, not only as a performer, but also as a song writer, if you get a chance to catch his live shows, don't miss it because this guy is the real deal.

Veda & her late Father
Other new music this week comes from Veda Pickett, the daughter of Soul legend Wilson Pickett,  she decided to record her Fathers classic as a tribute to him and actually recorded it in the same studio that that he did, all those years ago! Also a new song to listen out for today are the beautiful new duet with Clif & Freda Payne, If you remember I featured some of Clif's solo work a few weeks ago, love his smooth tone.

Houston's favourite soul man Leroy Allen is back with a new single and new to me is the duo Von B & D L Wilson I'm loving their new release. Southern soul man Luther Lackey is back with new product, and I will be dipping into Frank McComb's current album. As always there's a bunch of Old Skool classics thrown-in because that's just how I do it here on The Science of Soul ... hit the play button sit back and enjoy.

Sunday's playlist for 6-11-2016
Hour One
Splendor - Special Lady
Leroy Allen new 45
Charles Walker - Still Can't Get You Out Of My Heart
Lady - Habit
Johnny Bristol - If I Can't Stop You
Michael E Sanders - Time For A Dance
Veda Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Von B & D L Wilson - She's Unbelievable
Luther Lackey - I Don't Wanna Be Alone
Leroy Allen - I Got To Have You
DaPaul - Family
DaPaul - More Than We See
Lenny Welch - Fancy Meeting You Here Baby
Frank McComb - This Love Of Ours

Hour Two
Clif & Freda Payne - No Pain, No Gain
Clif & Freda Payne rehearsing new song
Howard Hewett - Can You Feel Me
Renaldo Domino - I'm A Good Man
The Chi-Lites - There Will Never Be Any Peace
The Four Flights - All I Want Is You
Chuck Jackson - Might As Well Take My Time
DaPaul - He's Real
The Dramatics - Thank You For Your Love
The Force MD's - Here I Go Again
The Facts of Life - Did He Make Love To You
Gerald Alston - Lets Fall In Love Again

DaPaul's biography:
DaPaul is a songwriter, a storyteller, a listener, and a conscious life observer and introspective musical visionary. He writes with a contemporary lyrical content that reaches all listeners. He is in touch not only with his own feelings, but the feelings of others in the world around him. In each song DaPaul writes, he captures a magic that resonates with each listener in a way that is entertaining and moving. DaPaul's roots hail back to a migrated Caribbean church in London where he found and nurtured his love for the piano and singing. His musical influences range from gospel, soul, jazz, and blues to pop.

As a professional session musician and backing vocalist he has worked with: Eternal, Louise, MN8, Cleopatra, Alexander O'Neal, Jhelisa Anderson, Rhonda Thomas, Kloud 9, Des'ree, and Gabrielle. He has also appeared on various TV promos: Jools Holland, GMTV, National Lottery Live, VH1, TOTP, Montreaux Jazz Festival, and The World Music Awards. More at dapaulmusic.co.uk


Andantes Special with Louvain Demps

Welcome to a Podcast, this time only interview, originally sent out via PCRL radio in the late 1990's. This week I found an interview (via Mickey's archive) I did with Ms Louvain Demps. This lady was one of Motown's premier background vocalists from the studio group The Andantes.

Louvain, 'Beans' Bowles ,Clay McMurray (Rear), me+Frances Nero
Firstly let me explain just how it came about it involved the late Frances Nero, who was a very, very, dear friend called me and said; "hey Bill let's have a BBQ at the weekend?" so of course it took around one second to accept the invitation. Frances kindly asked me to invite some friends, so a few calls were made; J.J. Barnes, Sylvia Moy, Ivy Jo Hunter, Hattie Littles and a bunch of other people all headed out to Frances' home in Southfield. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon as we made our way along the Southfield freeway with expectations of a lazy afternoon and a long night hanging with Detroit music royalty ... and that's just the way it was. Midway through the evening Frances said; "Hey Bill, Louvain's on the phone, come say hi," and being the gentleman that I am, I did as I was told, lol, now Louvain said; " I'm gonna be in Detroit in a couple of days will you still be there?" and thankfully my answer was yes! 

Always in the background (Marvin & Kim)
So plans were made to meet up at Frances's home a few days later. I got to thinking this is just too-good-a chance to pass! so I suggested an interview while we were together there. I had never seen or heard a real 'in depth' interview with any members of The Andantes, just the usual sound bites for documentaries, etc., The interview that took place was a roller-coaster ride of tears laughter and pure emotion. I have really never put a lot of planning into interviews I would much rather let it go in the direction it naturally takes and this was a perfect example.

I am happy to say during more recent times The Andantes have been given recognition for there amazing part in helping to create The Motown Sound most noticeably there induction into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, sadly Marlene Barrow died in February 2015. Louvain currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.  Step back with me 20 years-or-so and hear first hand a slice of The Motown story, with added music.

Jackie Hicks, , Marlene Barrow (RIP), Louvain Demps

Chart-topping hits they sang on:
"My Guy" - Mary Wells
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" - Four Tops
"Reach Out I'll Be There" - Four Tops
"Love Child" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - Marvin Gaye
Brenda Holloway
"When I'm Gone"
"You Can Cry on My Shoulder"
"Together 'Til the End of Time"
The Four Tops
The Andantes appeared as backing vocalists on 14 singles for the Four Tops. These releases include:
"Baby I Need Your Loving"
"Without the One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)"
"Ask the Lonely"
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"
"It's the Same Old Song"
"Something About You"
"Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)"
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
"7-Rooms of Gloom"
"You Keep Running Away"
"I'm in a Different World"
"Still Water (Love)"
The Supremes
They appeared as backing vocalists on seven singles for The Supremes. These releases include:
"Children's Christmas Song"
"In and Out of Love"
"Forever Came Today"
"Love Child"
"I'm Livin' in Shame"
"The Composer"
"No Matter What Sign You Are"
Martha & the Vandellas
They appeared as backing vocalists on twelve singles for Martha & the Vandellas. These releases include:
"You've Been in Love Too Long"
"Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)" (B-Side of "You've Been in Love Too Long")
"My Baby Loves Me" (with the Four Tops)
"I'm Ready for Love"
"Jimmy Mack"
"I Promise to Wait My Love"
"Forget Me Not" (B-Side of "I Promise to Wait My Love")
"I Can't Dance to That Music You're Playing" (with Syreeta Wright)
"(We've Got) Honey Love"
"Taking My Love (And Leaving Me)"
"I Should Be Proud"
"Bless You"
The Marvelettes
They appeared as backing vocalists on 14 singles for the Marvelettes. These releases include:
"Tie a String Around Your Finger" (b-side of "As Long as I Know He's Mine")
"I'll Keep Holding On"
"Don't Mess with Bill"
"You're The One"
"The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"
"When You're Young and in Love"
"My Baby Must Be a Magician"
"Here I Am Baby"
"Destination: Anywhere"
"What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One"
"I'm Gonna Hold On As Long As I Can"
"That's How Heartaches Are Made"
"A Breath-Taking Guy"
The Temptations
They appeared as backing vocalists on five recordings for the Temptations.
"It's Growing"
"Last One Out is Broken Hearted"
"Just Another Lonely Night"
"That'll Be the Day"
"Love Woke Me Up This Morning"
Marvin Gaye
They appeared as backing vocalists on (at least) 15 singles for Marvin Gaye. These releases include:
"Baby Don't You Do It"
"What Good Am I Without You"
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"
"I'll Be Doggone"
"Pretty Little Baby"
"Ain't That Peculiar"
"One More Heartache"
"Take This Heart of Mine"
"Little Darling (I Need You)"
"Your Unchanging Love"
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
"Too Busy Thinking About My Baby"
"That's the Way Love Is"
"The End of Our Road"
"Save the Children"
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
They also appeared as backing vocalists on these following recordings and singles for Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell:
"This Poor Heart Of Mine"
"Give In, You Just Can't Win"
"When Love Comes Knocking At My Heart"
"Two Can Have A Party"
"Come On And See Me"
"Oh How I'd Miss You"
"Love Woke Me Up This Morning"

Songs from Wikipedia page 2016