Bobby Taylor (RIP)

RIP - Mr L.C. Cooke
It's Science of Soul time once again and thank you for stopping by. More sad news for soul folks this week as we lost soul legend L C Cooke brother of Sam Cooke and recording artist himself. L C was was instrumental in the rise of Sam and SAR records. I had the privilege to meet him a few years back in Detroit and, believe me L C had some wonderful stories about life back in the day, he was a wonderful character he will not be forgotten.

New music this week from Soul Junction records E.R.I.C (extra rich in class) it's another classy limited edition 7 inch single "Nightlife & Backstage" it's hard to pick an A side on this one both tracks are smooth and polished and I couldn't play one without the other. I have been really enjoying Leela James latest album "Did It For Love" so I have dropped another couple of tracks that I think you might enjoy. Freddie Jackson is back with a new single "One Night" I think with a little luck and support Freddie could have his first hit in awhile. A new name to me Stone Paxton as given us a taster from his upcoming album "In The Key Of Love" Stone is a member of the Stone City Band as well as being an in-demand producer I am really liking this single "O Baby" it shows great promise for the album to come.

RIP Bobby (photo- his 65th birthday)
It is with much sadness that I have to report Bobby Taylor lost his battle with cancer on July 22nd. I feel sure most of you will be aware of Bobby's music history and the major part he played in bringing a young bunch of guys from Gary Indiana to Motown .. the rest is history to coin an often used phrase. 'I've been blessed' to been friends with Bobby for many years, and myself and Dawn have so many wonderful memories of times we shared together, he was truly a one-of-a-kind character a warm and genuine man in an often cold and false businesses. The likes of Bobby Taylor come along once in a lifetime and leave a void that's impossible to fill..Be at peace and free from pain. Until we meet again Love always Bill & Dawn Randle.

Science of Soul Playlist 23rd July 2017
Hour One
Innervision - I Just Wanna Love You
Freddie Jackson - One Night
E.R.I.C. - Nightlife
Crystal Thames - Country Girl
Mose Stovall - Are You Ready
Willie Hutch - The Way We Where
Harold Melvin/Bluenotes - Let Me Into Your World
Leela James - This Day Is For You
Con Funk Shun - It's Time

Bobby Taylor & The Vancouver's Tribute 
  •  - Don't Be Afraid 
  •  - Malinda 
  •  - Does Your Momma Know About Me 
  •  - If You Love Her
  •  - One Girl
  •  - I Hear The Bells (Solo alt. version)

Hour Two
Denise LaSalle - Why I Am I Missing You
Latimore - If I Had Loved You More
Jimmy Briscoe/Little Beavers - My Ebony Princess
Impact - I Thought You Might Like To Know
Stone Paxton - O Girl
Leela James - I Remember 
The Green Berets - Lord Send Me Somebody
D J Rogers - Say You Love Me
Leroy Hutson - Can't Stay Away
Double Exposure - Just Can't Say Hello
Robert H Fowler & Tanya Holt - Can We
E.R.I.C. - Backstage


Superfly 45

On this weeks Science of Soul we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the release of the "Superfly" soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield. The soundtrack came out a month ahead of the movie and set the wheels in motion for what was to be one of the most successful movies of it's type. Superfly was so much more than a Blackexploitation film it was a glimpse into the life of America's sprawling inner cities and Curtis captured the mood perfectly and the soundtrack was arguably far more important than the movie itself.

45 years later this soundtrack is still relevant and as yet to be surpassed in my opinion. Also check out the video at the bottom of this page. Representing the new music this week is the lovely Ms Dee Robinson and a new single "Us" from her upcoming album , The Group Black Diamonds are new to me but they are sounding pretty good on there current single "Rescue You" we also dip into the current albums from Jay King "Helen's Son" and the amazing Ms Leela James who's latest album "Did It For Love" is pretty special. There's also plenty for the old school lovers some tracks you just might have forgotten so sit back and enjoy. Remember to share with a friend.

Science of Soul Playlist 16th July 2017
Hour One
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
Anthony Hamilton - In The Mood
Dee Robinson - Us
Confunkshun - More Than Love
Black Diamond ft Sir Charles - Rescue You
King Floyd - I'm Gonna Fall In Love With You
Leela Jame/David Hollister - Good To Love U
Detroit Emeralds - Holding On
Wendell B - Should We Break Up
Wee - Try Me
Garland Green - I've Quit Running The Streets
Jay King - Let Me Relax Your Mind
The Temptations - Isn't The Night Fantastic

Hour Two
The Manhattans - That's Not Part Of The Show
Ray/Goodman/Brown - I'll Remember U With Love
The Originals - Natural Loving Feelings
Ronnie Moss - I Do Like Your Style
Bettye Swann - Either U Love Me Or You Leave Me

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (soundtrack)
  • - Little Child Running Wild
  • - Nothing On Me
  • - Give Me Your Love
  • - Freddie's Dead
  • - Pusherman
  • - Eddie , You Should Know Better



Robert H Fowler & Tanya Holt

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul , On this show I will be featuring Robert H Fowler and Tanya Holt from Dwayne Palmer's Lovebeams production company, these guys are doing some great work and I wanna share a there current releases plus a couple of soon to be released tracks from there forthcoming albums. Look for big things from these guys in the coming months with the right push and a little luck they got some big hits about to drop .

There is also new music this week from Stan Edward Moore "My Everything " is his current release, It's one of those tracks that just ooze quality and class. I think you will enjoy it.

Stan Edward Moore
Teerex radio in Canada who also run the Science of Soul will be featuring a series of interviews that i did over the coming weeks most of these are over 25 years old and have not been heard in quite awhile, Thanks to Mickey Nold for keeping these for all these years and restoring them for broadcast. Mickey is an integral part of The Science of Soul and does so much work behind the scenes including maintaining the web site. I have plenty music for the old school buffs as always this week be sure to check out Skip Jackson's classic "Promise You'll Wait" and we going way back in the day for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes second release "Go Away" from 1967. Ok Sit back enjoy and please tell a friend about The Science of Soul.

Science of Soul playlist July 9th 2017
Hour One
Holt & Fowler
Melvin Hudson - Life In The City
Breakwater - You Know I Love You
Eddie Kendrick - Something More
Anthony Anderson - I Shoulda Told Ya
Tanya Holt - How Do You Feel
Robert H Fowler - Truth Is
Robert H Fowler & Tanya Holt - Can We
Tanya Holt - Shine
Skip Jackson - Promise That You'll Wait
Terrence T - If You Cant Learn To Love Her
The Independents - Can't Understand It
Heaven & Earth - Natures Miracle
Enchantment - Thank You Girl For Loving Me

Hour Two
The Dells - Reminiscing
Rhonda Clark/Chuck Howard - You're My Ev'rything
The Dramatics - You're The Best Thing In My Life
Monteco - Call It What You Want
Rated R - Natural Thang
Willie Hutch - I Just Wanted To Make Her Happy
Calloway - I Desire You
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Go Away
Douglass - And Now
The Spinners - There's No One Like You
Stan Edward Moore - My Everything
Canton Jones - Time To Go

Johnny Mathis - "To Much To Little To late" by mickeynold



Welcome to the latest edition of The Science of Soul , Glad you could stop by. New music this week from Chris Jasper. Roscoe Robinson, Mose Stovall and the Average White Band amongst others, plus we have our usual mix of recent and current product mixed with the old school jamz.

Sending our best wishes to the great Bobby Taylor for a speedy recovery from his recent spine surgery, Bobby is definitely one of the real soul survivors and has been working right up until very recently. I will keep you updated. If your UK based look out for dates in October for Tower of Power they doing about 6 shows around the country..not to be missed. July will see another station added to The Science of Soul roster CMC Radio out of Galveston Texas will be running the show on FM & the Internet i will give your more info as I get it. OK it's music time sit back and enjoy.

Playlist for July 2nd 2017
Hour One
Carmen Rogers - Beyond The Stage
Paul Carver - Girl I Love You
Chris Jasper - That's What Love Can Do
AWB - Harvest for The World
The Tymes - Savannah Sunny Sunday
L V - Far To Long
Bobby Helmz - Changes
Roscoe Robinson - So Called Friends
B J Smooth - Where Is The Love
King Floyd - My Girl
Shirley Brown - Think Again
Andre Lee - Never Been Hurt

Hour Two
Surface - You're The One
For Lovers Only - Calling Out Your Name
Kamal - Only One You
Bobby Taylor - Malinda
Avery Sunshine - Jump
Mose Stovall - I'll UnderstandDavid Porter - I Don't Wanna Cry
Quedon - Always On My Mind
The Whispers - Is It Good To You
The O'Jays - My Favourite Person
Gerald Alston - Take Me Where You Want