Leon Ware (RIP)

RIP Leon Ware
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Science of Soul. First up I would like to apologise for the delay in paying tribute to the great singer/songwriter Leon Ware. I was blessed to have known him for many years, Leon was a fine man with immense talent. He sadly lost his battle to cancer on February 23rd, 2017, at the age of 77. Unfortunately this happened just as I was heading to the States, so this week has been my first chance to pay a fitting tribute. I sincerely hope you enjoy the music from him that I have selected, by no means comprehensive but it's more of a selection of tracks that are amongst my personal favourites, they bring back so many wonderful memories - RIP Mr Leon Ware thank you for all you shared.

New music this week from Phil Perry's album "Breathless," which is getting great revues, plus I play a track from the upcoming set by Uvee Hayes that's due in a few weeks. Add into the mix Philly's hot new group Natiive Sonz who are going from strength to strength, plus Chicago legends The Notations and my good friend Stan Mosley with some old school gems and it should all flow smoothly. The Dramatics are finally being honoured by TV 1 who have recently been in Detroit to film a special edition of " Unsung" all about the group ..  keep you updated.

Sundays playlist 26-03-2017
Hour One
Jay King - Good Kinda Lovin'
Ali Tennant - Whatever You Want
Uvee Hayes - I Gotta Let You Go
T L Shider - I Can't Get Enough
Wood - Paper & Paint
The Escorts - Look Over Your Shoulder
Sam Brown - I Got Cha'
Jack Ashford - I'll Fly To Your Open Arms
Phil Perry - Nobody But You
Natiive Sonz - Not Over Me
The Notations - Just Your Love
Stan Mosley - My Problem
Harold Melvin - If You Don't Know Me By Now

Hour Two
Leon Ware remembered

Musical Massage
I Wanna Be Where You Are
What's Your World?
Small Cafe
What's Your Name
Rockin' You Eternally
Why I Came To California
Words Of Love
Cream Of Love
Underneath Your Sweetness
In Our Garden
Turn Out The Lights

Leon Ware biography:
Leon Ware was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He started his career as a songwriter in 1967. He co-wrote along with Ivy Hunter and Steve Bowden for The Isley Brothers recording of "Got to Have You Back". In 1971, Leon would collaborate with Ike & Tina Turner, co-writing six songs on their United Artist album called Nuff Said. The album reached the top 40 of the R&B charts and also appeared in the pop charts. Later that year, Ware began collaborating with Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, younger brother of Diana Ross. One of the songs they wrote was "I Wanna Be Where You Are" recorded by Michael Jackson for his album, Got To Be There. The single reached the runner-up position of the R&B charts and peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Ware's songwriting success led to a contract as an artist to United Artists, releasing his self-titled debut album. More wiki

Leon Ware interview



Bobby Helmz
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, and it's almost !!! back to normal after my trip, I miss America already, lol. I will be sharing some music from artists that I ran into on my latest adventure. I had the pleasure of going into Masterpiece Recording Studio in Detroit with Bobby Helmz, so it's only fitting that I give you something new from Bobby. New music too from the lady who stole the show at The Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana, that's the amazing Denise LaSalle, it was my first time seeing this legendary lady perform, and all I can say is WOW ... other new music from Sarah Lesol, Marc Staggers and Leela James.

Bigg Robb's flares
It was great to see my dear friend Ty Causey live in concert in Fort Wayne, what a great night that was, so it's only fitting I drop a little smooth jazz in the mix his version of Jr. Walker's classic "What Does It Take," is pretty special. It was great to be at The Fox Theatre to see Bigg Robb & TK Soul,  with outstanding sets from both of those guys, gotta include them in the show along with Blues man Theodis Ealey.

Thanks to Mickey for keeping things ticking over in my absence and for all the continued support [studio mess ups nothing to do with me]. Ok, on with the music sit back enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 19-03-2017
Hour One
Marc Staggers - Keep The Fires Burning
Ty Causey - What Does It Take
TK Soul - Looking For A Lady
Bigg Robb - Macaroni & Cheese
Bobby Helmz - Changes
Sarah Lesol - My Everything
Uvee Hayes - Nobody But You
Robert McCarther - Yall'
Rena Scott - A Love Thang
The O'Jays - Imagination
Robert Gee - Steppin' Out Tonight
Mayer Hawthorne - Someone Like You
Petawayne - Gone So Long

Hour Two
Theodis Ealey - Loves Guarantee
Leela James - Hard For Me
Denise Lasalle - God Dont Make Mistakes
The Variations of Love - I'll Always Love You
Ronnie McNeir - You Are My Everything
Angelo Bond - Goodbye My Love
Soul Children - Just One Moment
The Artistics - On & On
Bridgette Bryant - So High
Crystal Winds - So Sad
Rheel Men - Don'y have To Be Like This
The Dramatics - Best Thing In My Life
The Impressions - Soulful Love

Bill & Pat Lewis (last 1/2 hour)



Playlist for Sunday 12-03-2017
(Tracklist via BRC, so possible errors)
Hour One
I Can't Forget About You - Ronn Matlock
Eric Nolan Grant - Reminds Me
Phil Perry - Just A Little Bit
Blue Magic - Answer To My Prayer
Temprees - Your Love
Major Lance - Stay Away From Me (I Love You Too Much)
Gerald Levert With Teena Marie) - A Rose By Any Other Name (With Teena Marie)
JR Bailey - That's Love
Impressions - I Wish I Stayed In Bed
Four Tops - Strung Out For Your Love
Lonnie Hill - Galveston Bay

Hour Two
The Duncans - Let Me Be
Freddie Gorman - My Love
Bo Henderson - West Coast Girls
Don Blackman - Holding You Loving You
Freddie Jackson - Slow Dance
LTD - Love Ballad
Jaheim - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
Lou Courtney - I'm In Need Of Love
Bobby 'blue' Bland - Sittin' On A Poor Man's Throne
Maydie Myles - Kiss Of Life
Maysa - Good Morning Sunrise
Charles Walker & The Dynamites - Still Can't Get You Out Of My
Chrisette Michele - A Couple Of Forevers



Sorry no text while Bill is away. Tracklist for 05-03-2017 may turn up later.