Rockin’ Robin – The Jacksons

January 6, 2019

I thought it would be nice to include The Jacksons as part of my first selection. They started out as The Jackson 5 but changed their name after leaving Motown Records. The original group consisted of Jackie, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine and Michael Jackson. Jermaine would be the first to pursue a solo career and then Michael. They were one of the first boy groups to present us with spectacular performances…

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What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas – Patti Labelle

December 24, 2018

If there was a Godfather of Soul then it is only right that there would be a Godmother. Well to some of us Patti Labelle is that person. There are a few R&B, Soul, Blues, and Rock artists that you can close your eyes and recognize when someone plays there songs. Mick Jagger, James Brown, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Otis Redding, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, and…

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Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Darlene Love & Ronnie Spector

December 24, 2018

  Who remembers the 2013 documentary on background singers “20 Feet From Stardom? It featured some of the best backup singers in the music business. Whether it is the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Michael Jackson or David Bowie, one artist stood out. That was Darlene Love. Don’t get me wrong Táta Vega, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Mary Clayton are no way slouches and can hold there own when it…

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Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow

December 21, 2018

  It was difficult choosing the songs for this Christmas “Flashback Friday.” There are so many great Christmas songs recorded by R&B, Soul, Pop, and even Hip-Hop artists, but choose I did and I hope you liked them. If you did just leave a like on my website and tune in on “Soulful Sunday,” when I conclude my selection. I will end this session with one of the pioneers of…

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Little Drummer Boy – Boney M

December 21, 2018

  I think everyone remembers Millie Vanilli a duo that formed in Germany. Well, they were brought together by the same person as my next selected artists Boney M. The difference was that Boney M actually performed live. The main vocalists on their recordings were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, but at live performances, Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell would also sing. All four singers were from the Caribbean and…

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Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

December 21, 2018

  Hello Everlasting-Soul followers, we are in the countdown for that magical day. Most of you are going to be running around doing some last minute shopping. Others will be packing the car or suitcases to head to spend the holidays on a beach somewhere warm or to spend time with loved ones. To get you in the spirit or keep the spirit growing, I have selected a few soulful…

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Dancing In The Street – Mick Jagger & David Bowie

December 15, 2018

Welcome to this week’s “Flashback Friday,” where we relive the hits and genre of yesterday’s music. I know people still create R&B and Soul songs, but the music that lives on are those songs from the 50s, to the 90s. Whether you called it R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop or even Pop, it is and will be everlasting. This month is the 50th anniversary of the album that really…

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Hang On In There Baby – Johnny Bristol

November 11, 2018

Well, we have come to the last selection for this “Soulful Sunday.” As I was writing up the notes for each of the selections this week I was definitely transported back in time to some of the concerts and dances I had the opportunity to attend during that moment in time when there was optimism among the young people of the time that we could all be friends. My last…

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People Get Ready – The Impressions

November 11, 2018

Hello folks, I hope you took time out of your Sunday schedule to remember all those young men and women that died to give us peace and freedom in both great wars and during the Cold War period. Between 1955 and 1975, we had two significant events that are still influencing my concepts of what freedom and peace should mean. The first is the war after which the young men…

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Too Hot To Trot – The Commodores

November 2, 2018

I am ending this week’s selection with a very popular group, The Commodores, when Lionel Richie was a member. The group came together in the late 1960s while the members were still in college and broke their teeth in so to speak performing on the college circuit. At that time they were known as The Mighty Mystics. They later changed the name to The Commodores, after looking through the dictionary….

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