Back to 1992

In 1992 Bill was part of my consortium of guest DJ's on the Basement Soul show, above was a night the Bill arranged for singer JJ Barnes to appear on stage, it was a great night. The short video here was Bill's guest spot on my show when he enjoyed playing the music of Detroit, a city that he was very  passionate about then. The quality of the video is not too good as it was transferred back then using Windows 95 that was a little messy at the time. I have some more footage when Bill appeared on the late Brenda Perryman TV show in Detroit, watch this space. - Mickey Nold 



Johnny Bristol PCRL Special

Hi all, I just converted from tape to digital a interview that I helped edit some years back for my good friend Bill Randle. He made many interviews with Motown producers over the year, we felt they were not given the airplay and respect for the work they had done over the years. Johnny was one of these such guys, and today Dawn Randle asked me for a copy of this interview for a family member of the late Johnny Bristol. I suggested uploading it to Bill's old Blog page so all could enjoy again (photo courtesy of Dawn taken at Bognor Regis). - Mickey Nold

NB - Jr Walker also appears in the interview from a recording I made with him in the 1970s.


Tribute Radio Show To Bill Randle

Recording of tribute with memories by Alex Totney & an Interview in above was done by Dan Richards in 2017.

A final farewell


Good Bye old friend

Very sad news today in that Bill took a turn for the worst over the last few days and passed away in his sleep last night. 

I'll very much miss my good friend of over 30 years. He had recently been diagnosed with a type of motor neuron disease,  that had affected his talking, breathing and eating. -  Mickey Nold
Bill's old podcasts recordings here now go back as far as 10-3-2020 . Interviews are here:-  interviews





Wendell B

Welcome to the Science of Soul. On this weeks show we feature the great new album from Wendell B one of soul musics most consistent performers and his latest set "Real Talk" is a great job. I highly recommend you add to your collection the more you play it the better it gets . We have other new music this week from Hill Street Soul, Qmar Wilson, Mr Taylormade Soul and from the ladies we have Karen Wolfe. Thank you for all the messages and calls regarding my voice I am undergoing quite a lot of tests at the moment but will bring you up to date as soon as possible..Ok sit back back and enjoy the mix and please share with a friend....

Science of Soul play list Sunday March 15th 2020
Hour One
Hill St Soul - One Life
H Town - Keeping My Composure
Freddie Jackson - I Could Use A Little Love Right Now
Gene Chandler - Let Me Make Love To You Baby
Cardwell Myric Jr. - It Be's That Way
Wendell B - Cadillac Willy
Wendell B - Check Now
Mr Taylormade Soul - Ain't No Party
BloodStone - I;m Just Doin' My Job
Sunshyn - Promise Me
Mahdi & Tracy Kerr - Check Out My Mind
Enchantment - I'm Dreaming
Bunny Sigler - She's My Lady

Bobby Hutton
Hour Two
Magnum Force - Say I Do
Karen Wolfe - Grow Folks Step
Moses Wright - How I Am
Chairmen Of The Board ft Ken Knox - Words Left Unsaid
Omar Wilson - The Groove
The Jones - Baby Don't Do It
The Jones Girls - Baby Don't Go
Quinn Harris - When Your In My Arms
Wendell B - Missing You
Bobby Hutton - Your My Whole Reason
Bobby Hutton - Loving' You Needing You
Bobby Hutton - 20 Years Later



Welcome to the latest edition of the Science of Soul with great new music from Frank McKinney and K'Jon two very different artists but both great in there own way. Also representing the gentlemen is Tony Sullivan ft DivEYEne with their great version of the Gladys Knight classic, "Neither One Of Us," and whilst talking of classics, the beautiful Ms Miracle Thomas is here with the remix of her version of The Carpenters million seller "Close To You" and I'll dip into the current album "Waiting For The Day" from Nic Jackson for his new single "Ain't It Good For Me". You might remember back in 2018 I featured the Saginaw Soulman Al Lindsey and his great album "Versatility", well I want to remind you just how great project this is ....  it's an album I never tire of. For the old skool groovers I got some real mellow moments from Rare Function, The Whispers & Windy City, so please sit back relax and enjoy .... remember tell a friend about the show.

Play list for Sunday March 8th, 2020 
Hour One
Marilyn McCoo/Billy Davis Jr- You Don't Have To Be A Star
Frank McKinney - There's Party Up Here
Jackson 5 - Buttercup
Nu Cleus - Needing A Woman
The O'Jays - They Call Me Mr Lucky
Nic Jackson - Ain't It Good For Me
Peabo Bryson - Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind
Miracle Thomas - Close To You
K'Jon - Live Love & Laughter
Tony Sullivan ft DivEYEne - Neither One Of Us
Freddie Scott - I Guess God Wants It This Way
The Emotions - You Know, I Am The One

Hour Two
Lamont Johnson - This Must Be Heaven
Nu Soul Habits - Cross You Heart
Lavel Jackson - Thang On Me
Chuck Jackson - Take A Little Less
Al Lindsey - Versatility
Rare Function - Love
Mack Miller - Solid Love Affair
The Whispers - In My Heart
Larry Saunders - Darlin' I Love You
Windy City - Let Me Ride
The Dells - Could It Be


Blue Magic

Welcome to the Science of Soul. On this weeks show I'll be Featuring the new album from Philly legends Blue Magic called "Share A Dream,"  just loved it first time I heard it, it's fresh without losing it's Philly roots and the more you hear it the better it gets.

Paul and Yolanda Richmond
Also today brings you new music from; Kerry Clancy, Roderick Dolphin, Omar Wilson and representing the ladies the lovely Ms. Mary Cross. It's great to see Darryl Perry getting strong support for his new single "Come On In" I truly think Darryl is the real deal, soul star on the rise. Chicago writer producer, master bass player and a genuinely nice guy; Paul Richmond is doing well with his tribute album to Johnny "Guitar" Watson, did feature it on it's release but I thought I would give you a little reminder of just how good it is. The old school folks are well taken care of to you also have The Dynamic Superiors, Walter Jackson, Eddie Holman and so much more to bring those back in the day memories to the front of your mind. OK sit back and Enjoy as the music sooothes you and groooves you.

Sunday's playlist for March 2nd. 2020
Hour One
Tyrone Ashley - Looks Like Love Is here to stay
Omar Wilson - The Groove
Kerry Clancy - Playa On The Street
Freddie Chavez - Cold Rainy Day
Trace of Smoke - U R
Heaven & Earth - I Can't seem to Forget You
Darryl Perry - Come On In
Mary Cross - In Love There Is A Risk
Blue Magic - Your Spell Stayed On My Mind
Blue Magic - Seasons For Love
Canita featuring Noel Gourdin - No Love
Roderick Dolphin - Why You Wanna Treat Me This Way

mary cross
Hour TwoMicheal Sterling - Lovers & Friends
Lou Wilson - Put It On The Internet
Walter Jackson - Tell Me Where It Hurts
Paul Richmond - I Wanna Ta Ta You
James Barrett - I'm Sorry
Blue Magic - I Got My Heart Set On You
Eddie Holman - You Make My Life Complete
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - To Be Free
Dynamic Superiors - One Nighter
Darnell Cotton - I'm Caught Up
Noel Mckoy - Fly Away With Me



It's Science of Soul time once again thanks for stopping by. There is some great new music this week by Tower of Power its from there forthcoming album. We also have remix of the current Miracle Thomas version of Close To You, wich as been very well received we also dip into the sets from Carmichael Musiclover and Sir Charles Jones I think you will enjoy. As always we have a strong mix of back in the day classics listen out for Barbara Jean English. I love her version of "Key In The Mailbox" Ok thats enough chat lets get down to some of the music so sit back and enjoy ..
Science of Soul Play List 22 feb 2020

Hour One
Flyers - Mainline is Sunshine
Tower Of Power - Lets Celebrate Our Love
Miracle Thomas - Close To You
Force MDs - Make You Heavy
Carmicheal Musiclover - Chicago Style
Stan Mosley - Good Times
Barbara Jean English - Key In The Mailbox
Darrell Lee - Paint A Pretty Picture
Darrell Lee - More
Ronn Colbert - Here's To You
Ty Hunter Jr - I Wanna Be With You

Hour Two
Sir Charles Jones & Wilson Meadows - Just Hang Tonight
Lyn Collins - Wide Awake In A Dream
Eugene Wilde - Show Me To Your Heart
Barbara Jean English - Your Gonna Need Somebody To Love You
Roger Hatcher - We Gonna Make It
A J DeBravo - Young Lovers
Dallas White - Sexy Lady
Con Funk Shun - I'll Set You Out Ok
The Chi Lites - I Never Had It So Good (And Felt So Bad)
Gene Chandler - I'll Remember You
Harvey Scales - Spend The Night Forever
The Temptations - Just My Imagination


Lavell Jackson

Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul, on this weeks show the Featured Album is from  Lavel Jackson "2020" it's a highly polished set that will be filling the dance floors every where its played. Lavel is a very popular live performer having worked quite a few years with L J Reynolds & The Dramatics and also The Detroit Emeralds. I think you will enjoy. We have other new music from a young man who is certainly on the rise Mr Darryl Perry. He always reminds me of Will Downing which is no bad thing and his new single "Come On In" is polished and smooth and really shows off Darryl's class and potential expect great times in 2020.. It will be available to download from all the usual spots on Feb 28th. Next up we head to Shreveport Louisiana, Tony Sullivan is back with a great version of the classic "Neither One Of Us" and he is sounding a great as always.It's highly recommended . Going back in the day we have The Ohio Players, Richard "Dimples" Fields, Tavares, The Soul Children and a whole lot more so sit back and enjoy..and remember to spread the word about the Science of Soul.

Science of Soul Playlist Feb 16th 2020
Hour One
Collins & Collins - Top Of The Stairs
Rick Clarke ft Don E - Family
Michael Henderson & Rena Scott - Take Me I'm Yours
Frank McKinney - I Can Make You Feel Good
Lavel Jackson - Thang On Me
Lavel Jackson - All I Want
Darryl Perry - Come On In
Gina Carey - My Destiny
Ohio Players - Think About You
Richard "Dimples" Fields - If It Ain't One Thing Its Another
Tavares - The Love I Never Had
Ronn Colbert - Here's To You
Leon Ware - I Wanna Be Where You Are

Hour Two
Charles Wilson - Ride Your Body Tonight
Lavel Jackson /E'Cam - My Babies House
The Intruders - I Bet He Don't Love You
Switch - I Wanna Be Closer
Men At Large - Holiday
Anslem Douglas - You + Me = Love
Jerry Butler - Suite For The Single Girl
Phil Perry - I'm Sorry
Soul Children - Just One Moment
Tony Sullivan /DirEYEne - Neither One Of Us
Facts Of Life - Did He Make Love To You
Eddie Levert - What Iff


Ruby Camille

Ruby Camille
Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul, I would like to introduce you to an amazingly talented young lady  by the name of Ms Ruby Camille. Ruby is multi talented, so spread the word and check music out at www.rubycamille.com you will be so glad you did. Bringing us new music this week we have some southern soul legends Lomax, Bigg Robb featuring Wendel B & the lovely Ms Karen Wolfe, and there are lots of nice Old Skool gems for you to enjoy.

Sadly I had a call this week from Brandon Williams to inform me of the passing of a Science of Soul listener, and big fan of The Manhattans, JaMarcus. Ja grew up singing in church in his home town of Ivanhoe ,North Carolina. It's only right and fitting we show respect not only to the artists we play but also to those who listen. . Ja is survived by his son and two daughters his sister Bre and brother Chris, plus Mom Monita & Grandma Jassie be at peace JaMarcus.

Ok it's time to sit back and feel the the love enjoy.

Playlist for Sunday 9-1- 2020

Hour One
Rockie Robbins - You & Me
Cee Jayy - When I First Laid My Eyes On You
The Compliments - Falling In Love
Lomax - Back That Thang Up
Lenard Lindell - Falling Out Of Love
Karen Wolfe - Grown Folks Step
Danny Mills & T J Wilkins - Good To Get Closer
Bigg Robb ft Wendel B - Take It Off
Ruby Camille - What You Up To
Ruby Camille - Not With Me
Will Downing - Ready Willing & Able

Hour Two

JaMarcus RIP
Darrell Lee - I'm In The Mood
Cameo - I'll Always Stay
Electrified Action - Love Foundation
Major Harris - Loving You Is Mellow
Ruby Camille - All You Need
Carmichael MusicLover - Someday We All Be Free
Tyrone Davis - In The Mood
Bobby Womack - One More Chance On Love
Millie Jackson - Tired Of Hiding
The Manhattans - If My Heart Could Speak
The Manhattans - The Closer You Are
The Manhattans - Goodbye Is The Saddest Word



Thanks for visiting this weeks Science of Soul. My featured event this week is the Valentines Soul Jam at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on February 14th, and what a great line up it is; the Dramatics, Enchantment, The Whispers and Russell Tompkins' Stylistics with the venue most definitely Detroit's greatest places to go.  If you can make it, don't miss this one., it's gonna be special.

Dipping into a few current albums this week including the great new set from Lavel plus Cadillac Man and the new singles from Miracle Thomas and Ashley Scott. I think I was in a Detroit mood this week as I was selecting the classics I thought "Hmm," Orthiea Barnes who was a very dear friend that passed back in 2015, and you can't play Orthiea and leave her big brother 'J J' out. 

Virginia soul man Estee Pierce is currently working on some new music so I thought I would remind you how great this guy is and you will be hearing his new music just as soon as its completed.
Ok it's music time sit back relax and enjoy.

JJ Barnes / Dawn Randle
Play list for Sunday 2-2-2020
Hour One
Universal Love - It's You Girl
Innersection - Let Me Love Ya'
Ashley Scott - Dance With Me
Lavel - Thang On Me
Cadillac Man - Good Love
Brandon Williams - In Love
Patricia L - Echos In The Alley
Miracle Thomas - Close To You
Estee Pierce - Morning
Estee Pierce - Trying To Forget You
Greg Walker - Anything
John Edwards - Cold Hearted Woman

Hour Two
The late Orthiea Barnes
J R Bailey - She Called Me
Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals - Wherever You Go
Orthiea Barnes - Till You Lose It
J. J. Barnes - I Think I Got A Good Chance
Gerard Adams - Only One For Me
Donny Gerrard - Candles In The Night
Prince Gideon - Smooth Sailing
The Whispers - Say Yes
The Stylistics - Pay Back Is A Dog
Enchantment - It's You That I Need
The Dramatics - Toast To The Fool



Stan Mosley & Sula, Milwaukee 2018
Wow ...that's January gone already it's looking like 2020 is gonna fly by ... I have some interesting new music this week from Charlie Wilson "Perfect Valentine" plus a couple of great duets from Maysa & Phill Perry and from Detroit we have W T Williams and Pat Lewis. Ty Causey is back with a great version of "A Change is gonna Come" and listen out for James Redd and another track from our featured album a couple of weeks ago by Moses Wright. If the Old Skool classics are your thing there are some real gems for you from Loleatta Holloway, Margie Alexander, Ann Peebles and representing the fellas we have Rick Webb, O'Bryan and Bobby Finch plus a whole lot more. So sit back and relax and please remember music is a wonderful gift so share with a friend.

Sunday's play list for 26-01-2020
Hour One
O'Bryan - Love Has Found It's Way
Maysa & Phill Perry - It's Gonna Be Alright
Frank Addia - Enchanted Lady
W T Williams & Pat Lewis - Lets Dance
Willie Clayton - You Are The One
Superior Movement -Sweet Dreams
Charlie Wilson - Favourite Valentine
L Spikes - The Way You Make Me Feel
Ty Causey - A Change Is Gonna Come
Bobby Finch - Get A Hold Of Yourself
Rick Webb - Sitting On You Doorstep
James Redd - Check Yourself

Hour Two
Petawane - Bad dreams
B Brown Posse ft Harold Travis - Where Did Love Go
Margie Alexander - It's Worth A Whipping
Moses Wright - I'm Gonna Be Over
Roszunn - Sorry To Disappoint You
Ann Peebles - Give Me Some Credit
Vivian Copeland - Chaos
Tony Sullivan - Oh What A Woman
Loletta Holloway - Cry To Me
James Brown - So Long
Sargent Tucker - No One Can Replace You
Stan Mosley - Thank You


Marvin Gaye

Welcome to this weeks Science of Soul with some great new releases from Roderick Dolphin, Ricky White, Frederick, & J Wonn. I have concentrated on single releases as opposed to a Featured Album and will most likely do the same next week due to the volume of products available. April is looking like a great month for UK soul fans, many live dates scheduled for Will Downing, Howard Hewett and Natasha Watts, so checkout your local venues and give them your support. Some great 'back in the day' classics this week from Anuzement Park Band, The Originals, Sho Nuff and we are a little Marvin Gaye moment for no other reason than I could leave out a track from the three I was selecting from, lol .... but you can't have to much of a good thing .. (that's my excuse) so sit back and enjoy.

Sunday's track list 19-01-2020
Hour One
Archie Bell & The Drells - Real Good Feeling
Ashley Scott - Dance The Night Away
Dax - Love Changes You
Frederick - Real Love
Kevin Sincere - Got Me Feeling
Roderick Dolphin - Why You Wanna Treat Me This Way
J Wonn - Yo Luv Baby
Satisfaction Unlimited - Bright City Lights
Ricky White - Facebook
Carletta - Nobodys Fool
Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover
Marvin Gaye - You Sure Love To Ball
Marvin Gaye - Come Get To This

Hour Two
Sho Nuff - Don't Be Lonely
Helen Bruner - Can't Give It To You
Michael Sterling - One More Chance
Ronnie Lovejoy - Both To Blame
Passion - Midnite Love
The Originals - Just To Keep You Satisfied
Amuzement Park Band - Do You Still Love Me
Natural 4 - How Have You Been
The Manhattans - We Made It Baby
Townsend Townsend Townsend & Rogers - Playground
J Holiday - Wrong Lover


Moses Wright

It's Science of Soul time once again so thank you for stopping by, my first Featured Album of 2020 is a real killer from Moses Wright  called "Legacy of Love"  and it's packed with smooth ballads powerful lyrics and quality arraignments, I think you will enjoy. Also today I have current music from Leon McMullen and Shay Pooh There is lots of new music due in the next few weeks and you will be getting the best of it here on the Science of Soul.I got quite a selection of classic soul from every era this week for you to enjoy, so sit back and let the music take you back in time ... If you experience any problems getting the show live on Sundays I would recommend onlineradiobox.com then search Black Country Radio UK,. and it will take you from anywhere in the world...OK its music time relax and enjoy.

Science of Soul Playlist January 12th 2020
Hour One

Willie Hutch - Soul Strut
Frederick - I Can't Help But Love You
Shay Pooh - To Many Irons In The Fire
Leon Bryant - I Can See Me Loving You
Phil Upchurch & Tennyson Stephons - You Got Style
J Gulli - Wont You Be Mine
Moses Wright - A Piece Of Me
Moses Wright - All Night Thang
Leon McMullen - Can I Take You Out Tonight
Mamas Gun - This Is The Day
Frank McKinney - I'm Going Out Steppin'
Danti Hall - Trippin' Out

Hour Two
Freddie Jackson - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
Brotha - When I'm With You
The Softones - I Wont Let You Down
Loleatta Taylor - I Can't Help My Self
New Lost Generation - Inside Of You
George Pettus - My Night For Love
The Temptations - Isn't The Night Fantastic
The Four Tops - Just In Time
Moses Wright - How I Am
Visions Perfect - Love Affair
Sweet Charles - Give The Woman A Chance
JJ Johnson ft Kayla Hill - Slow Jam

Moses Wright Biography: 
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Animator and Children's Book Illustrator.
Moses calls Rocky Mount, NC his hometown though he now resides in Charlotte, NC. Moses played bass guitar and drums in church as a teen. While serving in the USAF Moses DJ'd on the side and used this hobby to highlight some of his own tracks. After leaving the USAF in 1989, Moses released his first record featuring a rap group he produced named MC Dazz & D-Posse. Building a high local fan base, Moses later released a second project entitled "Moses featuring IBM” (innovative black males) in 1990 a mix of Rap, House and R&B. This project paved the way for Moses to receive a recording contract from an independent record label under the direction of Rudy Hines in Atlanta, GA.

Moses released a mini-LP with the title song "How many ways". He began to open for several major R&B artist and groups in the early nineties. Feeling the strain of the road life, Moses chose to abandon the R&B circuit and returned to his gospel roots. He released his first gospel project in 1995 and started his own label "AlanBrook Music". Moses shared the stage with some of the gospel greats of quartet music in the late nineties. He released 3 more solo CD’s between 1998 and 2001. In the mist of all of this he wrote and produced several projects for artist on his label.

Moses expanded his recording label to include concept video production and cd design and duplication. He wanted to be the “One Stop Shop” for artist in and around his area. His business grew tremendously as he catered to well-known gospel talent such as “Tammy Edwards and the Edward Sisters”, “Bill Pinkney and The Original Drifters” and “The Christian Angels” just to name a few. All of whom are Stellar Award-winning gospel artist.

While still writing and producing gospel music, nothing touched Moses more than the true love song. This led to the production and release of "Legacy of Love". A CD compiled of smooth love tunes written decades ago as well as within the last few months. Moses felt that the need for smooth R&B music cried out from station to station. You know, the real love songs like from the 70’s and 80's. This project was released on Jan-1-2020 and is already capturing the hearts of listeners across the globe



'Prince' Philip Mitchell
Welcome to a new decade of The Science of Soul, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. Quite a lot of new music coming over the next few weeks.
    I have slipped in a few current releases this week from Varges Thomas, Ju Evans featuring Rashad, Loren Dean Harper, Ingram St, Mack Miller and J T. I got a special treat for the classic soul lovers, 5 songs written by a real unsung hero Prince Phillip Mitchell, not only is Prince an incredible artist in his own right but also his song writing credits are truly amazing. The plan is that at some point soon he and myself will record an interview and go into depth about his career as an artist and writer, I guarantee you will be in ore of this man's achievements over the years. Just had the great news that Will Downing will be in the UK in March for a series of dates, I am already counting down the days. The radio syndication of the Science of Soul continues to grow with two more additional stations in the USA taking it on;  KPR1 in California, run the show 4 times per week and Groovecityfx.com in North Carolina have also added the show to their schedule, I am most grateful for the support. 

Ok sit back and enjoy the first Science of Soul of 2020 and please remember to tell a friend.

The Science of Soul Playlist January 5th 2020
Hour One 
Wilton Crump
Kieth Barrow - You Know You Want To Be Loved 
J T ft Chocolate Songbird - Let The Music Play
Varges Thomas - Something Special 
Mack Miller - Unforgettable
Jackie Ross - The World Needs More People Like You
Mo' B - UR My World 
Ingram Street - Beautiful Possibility
Loren Dean Harper - You Can Do It 
Ju Evans ft. Rashad - At The Hole In The Wall 
Edmond Daniels - Uh Oh I'm Falling In Love 
Gerald Adams - Only Into You 
Wilton Crump - Give Your Love To Me 
Dottie Pearson - Bring It Over Baby 

Mack Miller
Hour Two
Prince Phillip Mitchell - Make It Good
Lanier & Co - After I Cry Tonight
Carla Thomas - Love Among People
John Edwards - Cold Hearted Woman
Archie Bell & The Drells - I Just Wanna Fall In Love
ELjaye - Where I Stand
Luther Ingram - To The Other Man
Howard Hewett - Once Twice Three Times
The Notations - Baby I Like Your Style
BFD - Love Should Be So Simple
The Choice Four - If I Don't Love You
Teddy Pendergrass - It Should've Been You