What A Man – Linda Lyndell

January 4, 2019

  Linda Lyndell a white girl that just happened to sing in both Black and White churches would be forced to stop singing in the 1990s because of threats from the Ku Klux Klan and other White Supremacy groups. Linda was born in Gainesville, Florida and attended both Black and White churches even though she was White. She learned how to sing the Black Gospels and learned how to phrase…

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Daniel – Sir Elton John

October 7, 2018

Hello on a cloudly and cool “Soulful Sunday,” in Ottawa. I can tell you it is a far cry from 30C to 13C, but that is the difference in temperature I am experiencing. All good, with the music I feel like I am in a heatwave. This week I thought it would be appropriate to add a little Blue-Eyed Soul. There are some stars that crossover between genres. Whether it…

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Ya Mo Be There – James Ingram & Michael McDonald

September 14, 2018

Before going solo my next artist was part of Rock Royalty. Michael McDonald played in several bands during his career. I did not follow Steely Dan, even though, they had some solid hits during the 1970s. I did, however, follow Credence Clearwater (Michael did not play with them) and the Doobie Brothers. All three had unique sounds and made you want to dance. In Steely Dan, McDonald would play and…

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Soul Survivor – Michael Bolton

June 3, 2018

  As this session of “Soulful Sunday,” comes to a close, thank you for joining on my journey into the music of the 196s through to the 1990s, when some of the most memorable music was written and recorded. My last artist is another Blue-Eyed-Soul brother who became famous covering some of the top hits or R&B and Soul. I am referring to Michael Bolton of course. He like Stacy…

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Sacred Emotion – Donny Osmond

June 3, 2018

  Do you remember The Osmond Brothers? Well, how about Donny and Marie? My next singer was the standout in both situations. Donald Clark Osmond or Donny as we have come to know him was, like Michael Jackson of the Jackson Five, the mainstay of The Osmond Brothers. He first appeared on television on the Andy Williams show with his brothers in 1962. The had a clean-cut look that went…

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The Agony And The Ecstacy – Smokey Robinson

June 3, 2018

“Soulful Sunday,” guys and dolls and time for some Quiet Storm, Soul and some Blue-Eyed-Soul. Although the new term for this type of music is Adult Contemporary, whatever that is. This would not be “Soulful Sunday without a song from one of the greatest poets and songwriter of the 20th Century, Mr. Smokey Robinson. Bob Dylan once credited him as being the greatest poet of the 20th Century and any…

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Joy To The World – Three Dog Night

My second pick was a group I got to know while attending college in Calgary, Alberta. I don’t know if most people out in Alberta knew that one of the group did hail from Calgary. Floyd Sneed the drummer from the group was a Calgarian, although the group is created on being from California. Rumour has it their name comes from an Australian Indigenous custom of digging a hole and…

April 15, 2018
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(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration- The Righteous Brothers

As I was preparing to select this week’s play, I thought it would be nice to share a little Blue-Eyed Soul and who better to start off with than this duet that probably got more play on Black radio than most White artists. When I heard “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” it was hard to believe that the Righteous Brothers were two White Boys. In fact, it was difficult getting…

April 15, 2018
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Calypso Breakdown – Ralph MacDonald

You cannot be partied out yet. We have tonight to go wild and tomorrow to rest up for the start of the work week. The good thing about that is we only have to endure four days before another weekend. I am still in a party and dancing mood so this week’s Soulful Sunday,” is featuring Dance music. We have a little R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Calypso and Blue-eyed Soul….

December 31, 2017
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Soul/R&B Musicians that Died in June

Davis Eli “David” Ruffin, (The Temptations, Soul Stirrers), June 1, 1991 Anthony “Tony” Ulysses Thompson, (Hi-Five), June 1, 2007 Franklin Delano “Junior” Alexander Braithwaite, (Wailers), June 2, 1999 Benny Spellman, June 3, 2011 Cornelius “Neeny,” Richard Harp, (The Marcels), June 4, 2013 Jayare Cahron Childs, (Cali Swagg District), June 6, 2014 Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers), June 6, 2010 Billy Preston, June 6, 2006 Melvin “Lil Phat” Vernell III, June…

October 11, 2017
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