George McCrae

George McCrae
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul. Featured album this week is George McCrae's excellent set that cam out last year and I have to admit I completely missed it. Big thanks to Melvin Jordan and George for bring it to my attention "Love" is the albums title and I gotta say George as never sounded better, George is one of those Iconic figures from the 70s who was at the forefront of that Miami soul explosion that took the world by storm and over 40 yrs later he still remains a valid and viable artist, I think "Love" just might surprise you.

Other new music this week Includes Bigg Robb this guy is amazingly popular in the states and if you get a chance to catch him live you will quickly see why. In light of recent events in Manchester it's only fitting to include Brian Owens "Prayers for my Children" it's even more relevant today than ever. Southern Soul giants Lacee & Willie Clayton have teamed up for the beautiful duet "Three Way Love Affair" and the Classy Ms Tanya Holt is getting great reviews for her latest hit "How Do You Feel" plus album tracking from Michon Young and Avery Sunshine. We have our usual mix of old school classics some you will remember some you wont, Listen out for the ORIGINAL version of Prince Phillip Mitchell's classic composition "Hurts So Good" by Katie Love it pre dates Millie Jackson's hit buy a couple of years. Ok sit back enjoy the music and thanks for stopping by.

Science of Soul Playlist May 28th 2017
Hour One
Michon Young - OOH
Tanya Holt - How Do You Feel
Brian Owens - Prayers For Our Children
Philly Devotions - Come Over On The Lovin' Side
Skip Jackson - I'm On To You Girl
Calvin Richardson - Treat Her Right
George McCrae - Call Me
George McCrae - Love Me
Wilson Pickett - I Want You
Avery Sunshine - Twenty Sixty Four
Lacee & Willie Clayton - Three Way Love Affair
Bigg Robb - Haters
Nature Divine - I Just Cant Control Myself
David Hudson - Girl i'm Coming Home To Something Good

Hour Two
Devon Howard - Can We Fall In Love
The Intruders - Hang On In There
Sterling Simms - I Know
Levert - Dancing With You
Stan Mosley - Thank You
Lo Key - Come On In
Sly Slick & Wicked - Nobody's Home
The Impressions - Sooner or Later
Love - That's The Way It Is
Je'Kentra - Can't Love One
George McCrae - Count On Me
Estee Pierce - Morning
Katie Love & 4 Shades of Black - Hurts So Good


New Ty Causey video



Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul, First off I would like wish Mickey Nold a happy Birthday, he celebrated on May 19th. Mickey is such a major part of the Science of Soul and a great friend. On the music front this week we feature the new album from Sol "Upfront" it's his first album since his 2005 release "Songs Of Solomon" this new set is a classy affair great productions and faultless vocals, I think you will enjoy it. We are also dipping into new albums from Michon Young, Avery Sunshine and revisiting our featured album of a couple of weeks ago "The Art Of Making Love" by L V. London soulman Kejam as produced a the new single from the rising US soul lady Nyree, recorded in London and due for release in a couple of weeks "Brighter Side Of Love" is set to make a lasting impression. A new remix by Nigel Lowis is taking radio by storm from Shaun Escoffery "You Gave Me Love" plus we have a track from Gene Jackson's latest set "1963" so lots of new product around this week.
For the old schoolers be sure to checkout Brenton Wood, Ike Noble and a rare 1975 classic from Eddie McLoyd. Ok it's music time and please remember to the Science of Soul link with a friend.

Science of Soul Playlist 21st May 2017
Hour One
Michon Young
Isaac Hayes - The Storm Is Over
Shaun Escoffery - You Gave Me Love
Gene Jackson - Your'e Gonna Get Hurt
Nyree - Brighter Side Of Love
Michon Young - Something About You
Carl Marshall & The S D's - Since I met You
Sol - That's The Way I Feel
Sol - Invisible
Avery Sunshine - Kiss And Make It Better
Brenton Wood - I Think You Got Your Fools Mixed Up
Willie Beaver Hale - Groove On
Ike Noble - Your Love

Hour Two
Blackstreet - Drama
Eddie McLoyd - Once You Fall In Love
Debbie Taylor - I Don't Wanna Leave
Walter Foster - It Makes You Want To Cry
Andree Lee - Southern Soul Man
Sol - After Sunrise
Chocolate Syrup - Just In The Nick Of Time
L. V - I Wonder
Smoke - Rainy Night
Keith Sweat - Special Night

Sol biography:
Imagine if you will, being a great singer working for years in a supporting capacity; singing background for some of the greats in the industry. Greats like, Patti Austin, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Will Downing, Maysa Leak, Phil Perry only to name a few and then one day you meet a musician and producer who ask you if would you be interested in coming upfront and doing a solo project. Well, this is how the new career of Sol came about and the rest is history! When you combine Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross and Musiq Soulchild, you get Sol! This record is super strong from the first track to the last and no fillers, just great music. Some tracks make you want to dance, others make you just want to sit and listen. These songs and the interpretation of them will blow you away. The recipe for this project: A touch of jazz, touch of smooth jazz, touch of neo-soul and large heaping dose of groove! Sol is not only a dynamic vocalist with a great personality; he is a songwriter who possesses the natural ability to write great songs and arrange vocals with ease and performs with passion! Get ready to hear some awesome music from this emerging artist! (Amazon)


Ty Causey

Welcome to the Science of Soul, Featured Artist this week is the smooth Jazz/Soulman from Fort Wayne Indiana Mr Ty Causey, with his new album "Tyangles" and is up to his usual high standards, well produced and smooth as cream. Ty never fails to deliver and it's been racing up the smooth jazz charts in the USA and as been very well received in Europe. I think a European tour is well over due for Ty. New York City soulman Bradd Marquis is back with a new single "Who Let You Go" plus making her Science of Soul debut is Ms Alisha Glover "Brother Sister" is a powerful message plus we got recent releases from Jerry Cummings, James Rouse and one of last weeks featured artists October London. Chicago gospel singer Victoria Brown has a new album "Journey" I have managed to squeeze in a track, I think you might like it. Old Skool folks are not neglected either with classics from Esther Phillips , Garland Green and Joe Simon just mention a few. Ok music time sit back enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Science of Soul Track List 14th May 2017
Hour One
Alisha Glover
George Smallwood - You Know I Love You
Eric Nolan Grant - Give Her Your Love
Bradd Marquis - Who Let You Go
James Rouse - Give It A Chance
October London - Sail Away
Ty Causey - Want You To Be My Lady
Ty Causey - Let Me In
Jerry Cummings - It's My Pleasure
Esther Phillips - I Hope You Will Be Very Unhappy
Victoria Brown - Your Love
Kevin Foster - I Cant Get Over You
Garland Green - You Make Me Feel So Good

Hour Two
Sadane - One Way Love Affair
Gerald Alston - Slow Motion
Victoria Brown
Alisha Glover - Brother Sister
Ty Causey - Rock With Me
Joe Simon - Neither One Of Us
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Is There A Place ,,
Brighter Side of Darkness - Because I Love You
Leroy Hutson - Oh I Love You
Leroy Hutson - I Do, I Do, Wanna Make Love To U
Chuck Cissel - All I See Is You
Tyrone Davis - Was I Just A Fool
Eugene Record - Love Don't Live By Sex Alone
Fredrick Knight - You're The Best Thing To Me



L.V. & October London

Welcome to the Science of Soul, on this weeks show I have not one but two featured albums (trying to catch up) first up is the new set from L V "The Art Of Making Love" it's killer album tho the title track is a remake from his 2010 release "Hustla4Life" the song is barely recognisable, You will be hearing lots of tracks from this over the coming weeks. Feature number two comes from October London with a helping hand from rap icon Snoop Dogg, not Science of Soul material you may be thinking ...you will be surprised. Other new music comes from a new name to me T Honey Brown and a classy remake of Marvin Gaye's "God Is Love" by Kirk Whalum featuring Kevin Whalum,

I cant resist including my favourite new release of 2017 so far Walter Williams "Lets Spend The Night Together" I cant wait for the album. Thank you for the positive feed back re, Cuba Gooding tribute I know many were quite surprised by the how much quality material The Main Ingredient did over the years, to be honest I could quite easily played two hours worth.
There's lots of nice stuff for the old skoolers on this weeks show so sit back and enjoy and please remember to tell a friend about the Science of Soul, music is a wonderful gift to share.

Science of Soul Playlist Sunday May 7th 2017
Hour One
The Temptations - Wake Up To Me
T Honey Brown - Don't Waste My Time
Bobby Williams - You Need Love Like I Do
Keni Stevens - One Way Ticket To Love
Lenny Williams - Loving Station
L V - The Art Of Making Love
L V - Ain't No Woman
Dean Phil - I Still Love You
Syleena Johnson - I Am Your Woman
Choice Four - This Time It's Real
Heaven & Earth - Promises
Walter Williams - Lets Spend The Night
Freddy Scott - Your'e So Hard To Forget

Hour Two
Samuel Johnathan Johnson - Just Us
Othello - To Late
Con Funk Shun - Not Ready
Hi-Five - The Other Side Of Us
Kirk & Kevin Whalum - God Is Love
October London - One Shot To Love
October London ft Snoop Dogg - Top Down
Stan Mosely - No Problem
Sandra Phillips - I Need You Back Home
David Porter - I Can't See You When I Want
Surface - All I Want Is You
Tom Brock - There Is Nothing In The World



Cuba Gooding (RIP)

Cuba Gooding Snr. - RIP
Welcome to this special edition of the Science of Soul as I pay tribute to Mr Cuba Gooding Snr. As  the lead singer of the group The Main Ingredient Cuba had one of those distinctive  voices that you recognised immediately, Sadly Cuba was found dead slumped in his silver Jaguar car on Ventura Blvd.  in the Los Angles suburb of Woodland Hills, a tragic end to the life of such a charismatic man. I will forever remember his smile. Thank you Cuba for the memories and the music , I'm so glad I made that trip to Cincinnati a couple of years ago. You can read Cuba's full biography at the bottom of this weeks page. I also send our condolences to the family of Kerry Turman long time bass player with The Temptations who passed suddenly last weekend.  

Calvin Richardson
On a happier note we have new music from Calvin Richardson,  and Jeffree Charles is back with a powerful message "Where Is The Love" add a couple of recent releases from The Notations and Philly Vocal Group Nativve Sonz and the usual mix of old school classics just like we do it on the Science of Soul. Thank you for all the great feed back from the interview from back in the day with Sylvia Moy and special shout out to Mickey Nold for all his time and patience in maintaining the website and podcasts.
Ok on with music and I hope you enjoy my selection in the Cuba Gooding section the are just personal favourites of mine..

Playlist for Sunday 30-04-2017
Hour One 
Heatwave - Turn Around
Jeffree Charles ft. D. Pitts - Where Is The Love
Nativve Sonz - Not Over Me 
The Notations - Just Your Love 
Blue Magic - Lady In My World Of Love 
Heather Hayes - Closer 
D.J. Rogers - Say You Love Me 
David Simmons - Taxi - Greyhound Station
Calvin Richardson - Treat Her Right 
Shirley Brown - I'll Be Right Here Loving You
Tommy Tate - We Dont Talk To Each Other 
Larry Saunders - Darling I Love You
Prince Phillip Mitchell - If We Can't Be Lovers 

Hour Two 

The Main Ingredient: 
Looks Like Rain 
Rollin' Down A Mountain Side 
You Got To Take My Love 
Let Me Prove My Love To You 
Over You
Where were you when I Needed You
Where do Broken Hearted Lovers Go 
Everybody Plays The Fool
Girl Blue
Happiness Is Just Around The Bend 
Cuba Gooding - Meant To Be In Love
Cuba Gooding - Tell Me How Long 
Cuba Gooding - All I Can Give 
Main Ingredient - Just Don't  Wanna Be Lonely

Cuba Gooding Snr. biography:
The dashing and talented Gooding first came to the attention of music fans in 1971, when he took over as lead singer in The Main Ingredient, replacing Donald McPherson, who died suddenly of leukemia. While coming at a tragic time for the group, Gooding’s addition foreshadowed success, as The Main Ingredient was about to take off as an A-List R&B group. Working with talented producer Bert DeCoteaux for a couple years, the group had had a a string of moderate soul hits, the best of which was the sensitive ballad "Spinning Around." But with Gooding as the new lead singer, the group scored what would be its signature hit, 1972's "Everybody Plays a Fool," a terrific single that shot to the top of the Pop and Soul charts.

The Main Ingredient landed another major crossover hit in 1974 with a remake of Ronnie Dyson's "Just Don't Wanna Be Lonely" and hit the Soul top 10 with "Happiness is Just Around the Bend." But group tensions led to a split in 1977, with Silvester and Gooding recording solo albums. Gooding landed a minor hit with “Mind Pleaser,” before reuniting with the group in 1980 for a couple albums and some moderate Soul hits, including an unusual cover of the classic "I Only Have Eyes For You." The Main Ingredient came together in several forms and continued to record separately for years to come, but their hitmaking days as an act were over by the mid 80s.

Gooding went solo again, recording on occasion and often landing at the lower end of the R&B charts. But the emergence of his son, Cuba Gooding Jr, as a top actor following his Oscar-winning performance in Jerry MaGuire, gave a boost to the senior Gooding’s touring career, and he certainly delivered, providing his new audience with always tasty old school soul and a voice that sounded terrific. He continued to perform in multi-artist soul acts well into this decade.

Both as part of one of the great R&B groups of the 70s and as a solo artist, Cuba Gooding, Sr. was one of the best. His music will continue to be cherished, even as fans mourn his too early death.

By Chris Rizik