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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Do Your Dance – Rose Royce

December 1, 2018

Do you remember the year the movie “Car Wash,” came out? Do you remember the soundtrack from the movie? Well my next selection, Rose Royce is the group that recorded the music. Before recording as Rose Royce the group started out as Total Concept Unlimited and then Magic Wand. They auditioned for Edwin Starr who took them as his backing band. It was through Edwin Starr that they met Norman…

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Love Devine – Seal

October 21, 2018

To end this week’s “Soulful Sunday,” I going to jump forward to the 1980s and early 90s. Someone asked me the other day why I do not focus the music of that period and especially the music of Seal. So I promised I would feature a song by this British Songster. Henry Olesugun Adeola “Seal,” Samuel was born to a Nigerian mother and South American father. He was raised, however,…

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Make It Like It Was – Regina Belle

October 21, 2018

  Hello folks, “Soulful Sunday,” here and I am ready to lay down some R&B, Soul, Romantic-Soul and Quiet Storm tracks from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The period in time when music really was the language of love. Regina Belle Should be considered one of the top ten female R&B, vocalists of the 20th Century. Born in New Jersey, she started her singing career singing Gospel. Her…

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Sunshine – Alexander O’Neal

October 14, 2018

  “Soulful Sunday,” boys and girls when the past comes to the present and when singers really song from the heart and soul. Yes, it is time to hear those R&B, Soul, and Quiet Storm songs that spoke the words of love that some of us were too shy to say. One of the singers very popular in the 1980s was Alexander O’Neal. Some people have compared his voice to…

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Step In The Name Of Love – R. Kelly

October 5, 2018

Well as stated earlier I am back in Ottawa and it is cold, but sunny but as long as I have my R&B, Soul, Funk and Dance music I will keep warm. For my last selection for this “Flashback Friday,” I am going to jump from the 1970s to the 1990s. Robert Sylvester Kelly or simply R. Kelly is considered the most successful R&B artist of all times by Billboard….

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You’ll Lose A Good Thing – Barbara Lynn

August 5, 2018

Hello guys and gals, welcome to “Soulful Sunday,” where R&B, Soul, Romantic-Soul and Quiet Storm music is the language of love. I want to take you back to a time when the music not only touched your body, but it touched your heart, your mind and your soul. It is a long weekend where I am at the moment in celebration of Jamaica’s Independence from the United Kingdom August 6,…

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True Love Don’t Come Easy – Jerry Butler

July 15, 2018

Hello everybody, once again it is “Soulful Sunday,” when we turn back the hands of time and reminisce about the songs that spoke the language of love. R&B, Soul, Romantic-Soul, Quiet Storm and Pop. The “Iceman,” was a popular artist back in those days. Jerry Butler’s smooth and what seemed effortless delivery of his songs earned him that nickname. Jerry started out poor in one of the inner cities of…

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Rock The Boat – The Hues Corporation

June 29, 2018

  Are you ready to celebrate? Whether it is this weekend or next week, today is a great day to start the celebrations. My final song is from a band who originally called themselves the Children of Howard Hughes, their record company rejected the name and they changed it to Hues Corporation to reflect their African-American heritage and a play on the Hughes name. “Rock The Boat,” is a go-to…

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Hey There Lonely Boy – Stacy Lattisaw

June 3, 2018

Stacy Lattisaw released my next selection in 1982, while under contract with Motown Records. She started her singing career at the age of six, but it was at the age of 11 that she was recording her first album with Cotillion Records. During the 1980s and 1990s, she would release several top ten hits that firmly placed her in the R&B, Quiet Storm genres. Let’s listen to Stacy Lattisaw with…

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