Mr Bobby Finch
Wow .. that's the first month of 2017 gone time sure does fly, but thankfully great music still keeps coming. We have a sneak preview of Ty Causey's forthcoming project "TyAngles" due for release in early spring, the first single pulled from the album is a melodic slice of Soul/Jazz with a touch of Funk (checkout the add for the album @ the side of this page) I think you will like it. Detroit Soulman Bobby Helmz returns with a great new single "That Ain't Serious" and a new name to me William "Kooly" Scott has a killer remake of the Jeffery Osborne classic "Love Ballad" thanks to Garry Williams who incidentally presents a great show on Overseas FM Radio for bringing this to my attention, representing the ladies is the lovely Jureesa McBride her new release is a classic Southern Soul story "Single Husband".

Featured artist this week is Los Angeles based singer songwriter H'Atina her EP "Like A Butterfly" is set for imminent release if your a fan of the NeoSoul ladies this is gonna be right in your bag. My special bonus video is Brenda Perryman's excellent Detroit TV show and her guest on this edition is none other than the Detroit Soul ambassador Melvin Davis who can only be described as a living legend I loved this show it really gives you a glimpse of Melvin's warm personality he is truly one of the good guys.OK it's music time so sit back and enjoy and thank you for your continued support.

Sundays playlist for 29/01/17

Hour One
Johnny Bristol - You & I
Jureesa "The Duchess" McBride - Single Husband
Bobby Helmz - That Ain't Serious
Gordon Chambers - The Diamonds Inside
Melvin Davis - Thinking Of You
Bobby Finch - Get A Hold Of Yourself
H'Atina - Like A Butterfly
H'Atina - Why Should I
Jay King - Good Kinda Lovin'
Ty Causey - Ya Some Kinda' Wonderful
Lee Dorsey - Say It Again
Debbie Taylor - Never Gonna Let Him Know
Selina Albright - Didn't Cha' Know
Luther Vandross - Because It's Love

Hour Two
William "Kooly" Scott - Love Ballad
Shock - Why Should I Forgive You
Hunts Determination Band - She's On My Mind
The Montclairs - Make Up For Lost Time
Prince Phillip Mitchell - If It Ain't Love It'll Go Away
The Impressions - So Unusual
Maxine Braham - No Need To Pretend
Love Committee - Tired Of Being Your Fool
Soul Crusaders - I Sit In A Room
The Artistics - It's Gonna Be Alright
The Emotions - I Really Miss You
The O'Jays - You & Me

H'Atina info
This album is the first edition EP that describes the past 15 years of my life…the good, the bad, the sad, and the renewed. From new found love and commitment to deceit, heartache, and healing. Embracing new beginnings and realizing it’s never too late to start over, to begin again. During this journey in my life and music exploration, I received so much clarity. So, now I’m taking my time in life and in love. My music is always personal and I believe when you hear me sing and listen to my lyrics you will see ME. You will understand ME. You will embrace ME. Because I am human, like YOU. The best way for me to truly express myself is through music. This is ME...from happy to vulnerable to strong and unbreakable, and at peace, I share ALL of ME in my music, with a hint of jazz, neo-soul and R&B. Find me on Facebook

Melvin Davis was the guest on Branda Perryman Show this week


Edwin Starr

Now out on Soul Junction SJ 1007+ Inst
Welcome to this edition of the Science of Soul, pay attention this week to the new release by the Texas soul lady K. Avett, her new single "The Matter (What Are We Here For)" is very special, due for February release I think this is gonna take off so spread the word. Making there Science of Soul debut this week are the ThunderSOUL Orchestra originally from Houston, Texas, these guys are the real deal taking FUNK around the world.I have pulled a track from there album "528 - 0728" highly recommended. The consistently good Cardell is back with a new single aimed squarely at the steppers who can't seem to get enough of this guy .. not hard to see why "Is It Real" will not disappoint. Soul Junction records are just about to issue a single by Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction "I Need You Girl," I must confess I didn't know this track at all, recorded in 1976 only a thousand copies were produced, and it quickly sank without trace, so it's nice to see it get a reissue, so get it while you can, it's being issued as a 7 inch single and again only a limited number of copies will be available.

Edwin's son receives an award for Dad
January 21st, 2017 would have been the 75th Birthday of a man who played a major roll in my life Edwin Starr, I couldn't even begin to count the miles we traveled, they were amazing days, shared many smiles and many tears and I would not trade those experiences for the world, he left us way to soon. It's only right and proper that we pay tribute to a true UNSUNG soulman and a very dear friend.
Lot's of nice old school classics on this weeks show some you will know well others just might surprise you so sit back and enjoy and please tell a friend about the Science of Soul..

Sunday's Playlist for 22-01-2017
Hour One
Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction - I Need You Girl
Cardell - Is It Real
JR Blu - If There's Anybody Here
Ali Ollie Woodson - Drama In The Bedroom
L J Reynolds - Come Get To This
ThunderSOUL Orchestra - I Wanna Go Home
Edwin Starr - Running Back & Forth
Edwin Starr - If My Heart Could Tell A Story
Edwin Starr - I'm Still A Struggling Man
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Make It Good
Jeff Floyd - Jealous Lady
K Avett - The Matter (What Are We Here For)
Stan Moseley - You Ought To Be With Me
Ty Juan - Brooklyn

Hour Two
Major Harris - I Got Over Love
Kieth Barrow - You Know You Want To Be Loved
Alexander O'Neil - Look At Us Now
Van Jones - Time As Made Me A New Man
Tomorrows Promise - Should I Follow My Heart
Natural Four - How Have You Been
Windy City - Feeling Like I Don't Belong
The Dells - Soul Strolling
The Impressions - Miracle Woman
Teddy Pendergrass - Tell Me That You Love Me
Cornell CC Carter - Where Do We Go
War - Baby Its Cold Outside
Tower of Power - Loves Been Gone To Long

Edwin Starr biography:
Edwin Starr was born Charles Hatcher in Nashville, TN, on January 21, 1942. He grew up in Cleveland and formed a doo wop quintet called the FutureTones while still in high school. They won numerous local talent competitions and even recorded a single for a small label, but Starr was drafted into the military in 1960, stalling the group's momentum. When he returned in 1962, he tried to get things going again, but to no avail; instead, he wound up joining Bill Doggett's group as a featured vocalist in 1963. Two years later, Starr wrote what he felt was a surefire hit in the spy-themed "Agent Double-O-Soul," and left Doggett's band to sign with Ric Tic Records and settle in Detroit. "Agent Double-O-Soul" hit the R&B Top Ten later in 1965, and just missed the pop Top 20. Starr capitalized on the song's novelty appeal by appearing on-stage in a spy costume complete with toy gun, but proved he was no one-trick pony by returning to the Top Ten a year later with "Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.)." More here



Sean Whyte

It's Science of Soul time once again. This week we feature up and coming Chicago Soul man Sean Whyte who's new EP "Love Affairs" is set to raise his profile dramatically, Known as the Prince of R&B Sean looks set for a busy 2017 with the backing of Leonard Green and IIlustra records everything looks in place for a successful launch of his debut set. Also on this weeks show we have tracks from the latest albums by October London, Rene Rose, Eric Benet and a new name to me Ms Adria Shahid plus Groove Association and another track from last weeks featured artist Marlo Wells.

The Contours c.1990's (centre)
I was very sad to hear the news that long time (since 1961)  Contours member Sylvester Potts had passed. I 'd the privilege of knowing Sylvester for many years and always found him to a good man he will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

The Science of Soul is very well settled-in to the new Black Country Radio studios, and back in full swing, Sit back hit the play button and enjoy the music and please remember to tell a friend..

Playlist for Sunday 15-01-2017
Hour One
Curtis Mayfield - Your'e So Good To Me
October London ft. Faith Evans - Bring Me Up
Ms Monique - Becoming The Man I Want
Dionne Warwick - We Never Said Goodbye
Harvey Scales - Single Girl
Groove Association ft Georgie B - I Cant Wait
Smoke - So Glad You Came Along
Marlo Wells - Dropped Da Ball
Cliff & Freda Payne - No Pain, No Gain
Sean Whyte - Tap Out
Sean Whyte - Gold
Rene Rose - Feels So Good
Anthony Watson - I Can't Stop This Feeling

Hour Two
Lady Champagne
Adria Shahid - Lay Me Down
Ty Causey - Ordinary Guy
Andy Stokes - Let's Have A Good Time
Lady Champagne - Crazy For Me
The Moments - So This Is Our Goodbye
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Unaddressed Letter
Otis & Shug - Thank You For My Baby
Eric Benet - Fun & Games
Billy Paul - I Think I'll Stay Home Today
Darryl Day Pearson - How Many Times
The Chi-Lites - We Need Order
Rheel Menn - Before You Go

Sean Whyte biography:

Born on 10/20/1981 as Calvin F. Jefferson, Jr. in Chicago, IL. He was inspired to sing by watching his Dad practice with his band in the early 1980’s. He began singing at the ripe age of 7, realizing God had given him the talent to sing, Calvin emerged as Sean Whyte. Musical influences are the talented Steve Wonder, R. Kelly and Joe Thomas. Sean Whyte has been writing since the age of 17 and producing since 2006/ Sean Whyte's purpose is to create original R&B music that people will love to listen to and leave a musical footprint in the industry of music.


Marlo Wells

Marlo Wells
Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul, We are getting back in full swing this week as we feature the current contemporary gospel album from Marlo Wells "2nd Chance". The Gentleman from Highland Park Detroit but now residing in California as delivered a classy set songs that are well produced and performed, It will appeal to both Gospel & traditional Soul lovers. Also check out the video and bio ect at the bottom of the page. Marlo will be releasing a new EP on Feb 25th "Essence of Love" I will keep you updated on that.Other new music this week comes from Rene Rose , Uncle Charlie Wilson and a young man from my home town Birmingham England Carvalho & Deepconsoul plus a new single fro the beautiful Ms Gina Carey.

Sad News to start the year is Southern Soul Icon and daughter of Jr. Walker, Big Cynthia passed on January 3rd though her recording output may not be to well known outside of the Southern soul circuit she was Immensely popular and well loved...She Will Be Missed.
Lots of great music for the old school lovers this week be sure to pay attention to the tracks from Sandra Wright I spent nearly an hour trying to decide between two tracks in the end I decided on both.
Negotiations are currently underway with a new outlet for the Science of Soul in the USA both Terrestrial and Internet if it all works out it will open up a new area for us I will keep you posted on that..OK on with the music please feel free to share the Science of Soul Link with friends after all the music belongs to everyone.

Track list 08/01/17
Hour One
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - The Love I Lost
Rene Rose - In The Bay
Kim Tibbs - I Need You For Love
Charlie Wilson - I'm Blessed
Avant/keke Wyatt - You & I
Hearts of Stone - If I Could Give You The World
Marlo Wells - I Don't Know What I'd Do
Marlo Wells - A Second Chance
Robert Gee - Steppen' Out Tonight
Carvalho & Deepconsoul - Soul New
Anthony Watson - Solid Love Affair
Sandra Wright - I'm Not Strong Enough
Tomorrows Promise - He Don't Love You Like I Do
Sandra Wright - A Man Can't Be A Man

Hour Two
Windy City - Let Me Ride
Individuals - Together We Can..
Aneel - Crazy Thang
Marlo Wells - Dream Again
Rheel Men - Chose You
Jay W King - I'm So Afraid
Gina Carey - Funky Cold Brotha
Barry White - Come On
Crosstown Express - Let Me Try
Carl Carlton - This Feelings Rated X-Tra
The Whispers - Great Day
Smoke - Don't Take Your Love
Gene Chandler - Here Comes The Tears Again

Marlo Wells biography:      
Marlo Wells is an phenomenal male vocalist that currently lives in southern California by way of Detroit Michigan. He describes his music as Smuuzic or Smooth Jazz Worship Music. Marlo has come a long way from his early claim to fame of opening for Yolonda Adams ,and Take 6.
Marlo released his first CD Simply Marlo on April 1, 2012. Soul Discovery Radio Podcast in the United Kingdom ranked Marlo's song Hands Up number 1 on their playlist for the first week of June 2012. As a result of the overwhelming positive support of friends, family, Church and hundreds of new fans, over 1000 Simply Marlo CD's were sold within the first month of release. More
Smuuzic is a huge melting pot of authentic sounds such as Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul and ultimately cultivating Gospel. Marlo's lyrics denotes the taste of poetry which transcends in a form of story telling. He is seen by many as an amazing vocalist and artist with a smooth touch; but yet with a powerful delivery that is inspired by God and captures the hearts of thousands!

Early December Marlo will release his second CD that is already receiving rave reviews as he shares some of the new songs in his recent tours throughout California. Marlo is scheduled to sing at various churches, as well as Jazz venues throughout California. His music can be heard and purchased on Itunes, CD baby, Amazon and pretty much any of the online artist outlets. Get ready to be encouraged as you hear the Smuuzic Sounds of Marlo Wells. More at:-  http://www.simplymarlowells.com/


Robert Gee

New studio
Welcome to the first Science of Soul for 2017, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year and say thank you for all the support that was given in 2016 I truly appreciate you. The new year looks very promising as we settle into our new home at BCR Radio the mother station for the Science of Soul and the syndicated stations in the USA who have played a major part in the shows growth, a special acknowledgement is due to Melvin Jordan who's Legend Radio Network were the first to pick up on the show some 3 years ago and have been instrumental in helping to reach the global audience that we now have.

The Science of Soul Website was created from day one by my great friend of more years than either of us care to remember Mickey Nold and the dedication he as shown is nothing short of amazing, he truly is the backbone of The Science of Soul, I cannot begin to tell you how important this man as been to the growth and development of the show. Thank you also to all the artists who constantly show there support by providing music, the promotion guys who provide info and help keep us up to date and last but certainly not least the great feed back and encouragement from listeners all around the world...TOGETHER WE ARE THE SCIENCE OF SOUL.
Featured artist this week is Robert Gee his latest project "The EP" as been very well received by critics and fans alike, it's very clear to see this was a labour of love and I wanted to save it to kick start the new year in style..I think your gonna enjoy it.
Quite a a mixture of recent releases and old skool classics to set the tone for 2017 so sit back and enjoy and please feel free to spread the word it's how we grow and keep soul music for the generations to come...

Science of Soul Playlist 1st January 2017
Hour One
Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy
Incognito - All I Ever Wanted
Flamingosis - What Went Wrong
Ali Tennant - If I Was Your Man
Joe Bataan - I Do Love You
Barbara Brown - Pity A Fool
Robert Gee - All I Ever Wanted
Robert Gee - All This Love I Have Is For You
Carl Carlton - Morning Noon & Nighttime
Dynamic Superiors - Shoe Shoe Shine
Cardell - Cool (remix)
Leela James - Don't Want You Back
Keith Sweat - Dress To Impress

Hour Two
The Moments - Gotta Find A Way
L.T.D. - Thank You Mother
Robert Gee - I've Given You My Best
Dennis Graham - Kinda Crazy
October London - My Sweet Love
The Originals - Baby I'm For Real
Pebo Bryson - I've Been Down
James Brown - Someone To Talk To
Ralfi Pagan - I Could Never Hurt You Girl
The Temptations - Special
Aretha Franklin - Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Robert Gee's biography:-
Discovered by Patti LaBelle as a teen during her triumphant run in Vinnette Carroll’s Broadway musical, “Your Arms To Short To Box With God,” Robert soon followed in that legend’s footsteps as an Amateur Night winner at the world famous Apollo Theater. Gee draws his inspiration from great soul men like Luther Vandross (who gave him his first job in LA), Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Peabo Bryson, Prince, Lionel Ritchie, Marvin Gaye to Usher. Gee has been singing professionally since the age of 15 and brings with him many years of experience as a front man for east coast Pop ,R&B and jazz cover bands. Playing everywhere from the nightclubs of Philly, New York and DC to The Grand Opera House in Armenia! More at www.robertgee.com/bio/

The Dynamic Superiors 2017