Marvin Ruffin R.I.P.

Late Marvin (pic via Steve Calloway)
Thanks for stopping by this weeks show because I have current releases from Ms Jayna Blackwell, who's new album is due early in the new year, plus I'll will be dipping into the latest sets from Will Downing and Calvin Richardson, plus and I just thought I would refresh your mind on the recent products from Freddie Jackson and Todd B.

I want to take a moment and pay tribute to my long time friend and late night talking buddy Marvin Ruffin who sadly passed last week. He was first cousin to David & Jimmy Ruffin. Marvin's career never reached those heights in terms of recorded output and world wide fame but he was respected by all who knew him and his live shows took him around the world. Over the years he lived and performed in Japan, Spain, the UK, and countless other countries and was always a guy who pulled the crowds. You knew you could rely on Marvin for an entertaining show and on a personal level Marvin was a good and trusted friend who I will miss. Though we didn't get to see each other so much over the last couple of years we never lost touch, our last time together was in fact in Detroit at the Charles Wright museum. Marvin  left way to soon and I'm gonna miss those late night chats, picking up the phone and hearing that Ruffin tone say "heyyyyyyy" and that laugh that would light up a room. Marvin was laid to rest in his home town of Detroit on Monday November 13th., be at peace my brother until we meet again. Thanks for the smiles and memories, gonna miss you!

I will be away in the States for the next couple of weeks, but things will be back to normal on my return.

Playlist for Sunday, November 12th. 2017
Hour One
Woods Empire - Universal Love
Jayna Blackwell ft Ken'Yuan - That's My Song
Calvin Richardson - Make Me Say Nah Nah Nah
Willie Bradley ft Gerald Alston - In The Meantime
Will Downing - Tell Me About It
Todd B - Messed Up This Time
Marvin Ruffin -This Thing Called Love
Syreeta - It Don't Mean Nothing To Me
The Elgins - You Found Yourself Another Fool
Art Wilson - Unbelievable
Tony Troutman - I Truly Love You
Tyrone Davis - So Good To Be Home With Me
Tavares - Love Calls

Hour Two
Quincy Patrick - In My Bed
Bobby Patterson -
               If I Hadn't Slipped Up And Got Caught
9th Creation - Sexy Girl
T H E M - The Time Is Now
J Blackfoot - Losers Weepers
Freddie Jackson - One Night
Playa - Everybody Wanna Love Somebody
O T Sykes - Loneliness Inside Of Me
Waldo - Love Don't Grow On Trees
Dynamic Superiors - One Nighter
The Dells - I Wish It Was Me You Loved

Marvin Ruffin  interview (sorry part one has gone missing)

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