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Playlist for Saturday, January 14, 2017

By on January 16th, 2017 | Last updated: January 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / tune / label

  • Diana Ross and The Supremes / Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost and Found / You’re Gonna Hear from Me / HIP-O
  • The Dramatics / Wattstax Highlights from the Soundtrack / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Stax
  • Luther Ingram / Golden Classics / (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right / Collectables
  • Ruth Brown / Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean / Wild Wild Young Man / Collectables
  • The Kool Gents / Shout Bamalama / Oh Gee / Charly
  • The Joneses / Early Soul Classics / Pull My String / Collectables
  • Fontella Bass / Now That I Found a Good Thing / To Be Free / Jewel
  • William Bell / Coming Back for More / Tryin’ To Love Two / Razor and Tie
  • Donna Summer / The Best of Donna Summer / Bad Girls / Mercury
  • Jerry Butler and Betty Everett / Classic Soul Love Songs / Let It Be Me / Masters
  • Lou Rawls / The Essential Lou Rawls / Let Me Be Good to You / Philadelphia Intl/Legacy
  • LaVern Baker / LaVern/LaVern Baker / Mine All Mine / Collectables
  • Sandy Nelson / Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 1: The 50s / Teen Beat / Rhino
  • Billy Preston / Hipshaker / Ain’t Got No Time to Play / Goldmine

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Cyndi Lauper (featuring Allen Toussaint and B.B. King) / Memphis Blues / Early in the Mornin’ / Mercer Street Records
  • Timmy Thomas / Why Can’t We Live Together / Dizzy Dizzy World / West Side
  • The Neville Brothers / Live on the Double Planet / Sister Rosa / A&M
  • The Montclairs (featuring Phil Perry) / Dreaming Out of Season / Dreaming’s Out of Season / Paula
  • Tower of Power / Bump City / Down to the Nightclub / Warner Archives
  • George Benson / The George Benson Collection / Love All the Hurt Away / Warner Bros.
  • Smokey Robinson / My World – The Definitive Collection / Just to See Her Again / Motown
  • Al Jarreau / Breakin’ Away / We’re in This Love Together / Warner Bros.
  • The Drifters / The Drifters’ Golden Hits / Save the Last Dance for Me / Atlantic
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / Day Dreaming / Atlantic
  • Nina Simone / S.O.U.L. / To Be Young, Gifted and Black / Sony
  • Otis Redding / Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul / Any Ole Way / Atco/Rhino
  • Bela Fleck and The Flecktones / Bela Fleck and The Flecktones / The Sinister Minister / Warner Bros.

Hour 3 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • The Blackbyrds / Solid Gold Soul 1975 / Walking in Rhythm / Time Life
  • Mel and Tim / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / Starting All Over Again / Stax
  • The Box Tops / Sixties Classics Vol. 2 / The Letter / BMG
  • The Fifth Dimension / The Definitive Collection / Blowing Away / Arista
  • The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue / Command Performance / Whammer Jammer / Delta Groove
  • The Titans / The Class and Rendezvous Story / No Time / Ace
  • The Turbans / Billboard Top R&B Hits – 1955 / When You Dance / Rhino
  • Fernest Arceneaux and the Zydeco All Stars / Zydeco Blues Party / Choo Choo Cha Boogie / Mardi Gras Records
  • Soul City / Hipshaker / Everybody Dance Now / Goldmine
  • Cyndi Lauper / Memphis Blues / Don’t Cry No More / Mercer Street
  • Clifford Curry / Beach Music Anthology / She Shot a Hole in My Soul / Ripete
  • Dave Bartholomew / The Best of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Vol. 1 / The Monkey / Rhino
  • Wild Cherry / Play That Funk / Play That Funky Music / Collectables
  • Seal / Soul / Here I Am (Come and Take Me) / Warner Bros
  • Arthur Conley / Sweet Soul Music / Sweet Soul Music / Priceless Collection
  • Monty Alexander / Monty Meets Sly and Robbie / Soulful Strut / Telarc
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Playlist for Saturday, January 7, 2017

By on January 8th, 2017 | Last updated: January 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • The Fleetwoods / Happy Days 50s & 60s / Come Softly to Me / Universal
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / Do Right Woman, Do Right Man / Atlantic
  • Bobby Womack / Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol’ Box of 60s Soul / Fly Me to the Moon / Rhino
  • James Brown / 40th Anniversary Collection / Get Up Offa That Thing / Polydor
  • Carole King / Tapestry / It’s Too Late / Ode/Epic/Legacy
  • Detroit Emeralds / Pillow Talk / You Want It, You Got It / Direct Source
  • Robert Knight / Beach Music Anthology / Everlasting Love / Ripete
  • Skeeter Davis / Early Girls, Vol. 1 / I Can’t Stay Mad at You / Ace
  • Sugar Minot / Heartbeat Reggae / Good Thing Going / Heartbeat
  • Stevie Wonder / The Definitive Collection / Boogie on Reggae Woman / Motown
  • Robbie Robertson / Robbie Robertson / Somewhere Down the Crazy River / Geffen
  • Joe Cocker / Super Hits / You Can Leave Your Hat On / Sony/BMG
  • Jazztet / Soulful Grooves – R&B Instrumental Classics, Vol. 1 / Killer Joe / HIP-O

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • The Fleetwoods / The Very Best of the Fleetwoods / Unchained Melody (A Cappella Version) / EMI
  • Johnny Taylor / Body + Soul 1 – Sensual Soul Collection / Your Love is Rated X / Time Life
  • Little Eva / Soul Gold Oldies / The Loco-Motion / Sony
  • Lee Dorsey / Can You Hear Me? / A Little Dab a Doya / Charly
  • The Fifth Dimension / The Definitive Collection / Wedding Bell Blues / Arista
  • Jerry Butler / The Heart of Rock’n’Roll 1961 / Moon River / Time Life
  • The Marcels / Glory Days of Rock N’ Roll- Doo-Wop-Legendary Artists / Blue Moon / Time Life
  • Frankie Laine / Hits of the 50s / Moonlight Gambler / Madacy
  • The Neville Brothers / Yellow Moon / Yellow Moon / A&M Records
  • Dr. John / The Very Best of Dr. John / Junko Partner / Rhino
  • Fats Domino / 20 Best of Fast Domino / I’m Walking to New Orleans / Madacy
  • Bobby Marchan / An Introduction to New Orleans R&B / Snoopin’ and Accusin’ / Fuel
  • Eddie Cochran / Somethin’ Else / C’mon Everybody / Razor & Tie
  • Enchantment / Body + Soul the 70s – Lovin’ You / It’s You That I Need / Time Life
  • The Bar-Kays / The Greatest Soul Music Hits of All Time / Soul Finger / Rhino

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • The Four Seasons / The Four Seasons’ Hits / Who Loves You / Curb
  • The Fuzz / Soul Hits of the 70s – Didn’t It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 4 / I Love You for All Seasons / Rhino
  • The Isley Brothers / Sixties Classics Vol. 1 / Shout – Parts 1 & 2 / BMG
  • Jimmy Holiday / Birth of Soul / How Can I Forget / Kent Soul
  • Theola Kilgore / Birth of Soul / The Sound of My Man / Kent Soul
  • The Glass House / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 1 / Crumbs Off the Table / Rhino
  • Lee Dorsey / Working in the Coalmine / Do Re Mi / Collectables
  • The Exciters / Early Girls, Vol. 1 / Do-Wah-Diddy / Ace
  • Bar-Kay’s / Bar-Kay’s Greatest Hits / Freakshow on the Dance Floor / Masters
  • Wayne Fontana / Let’s Dance / Game of Love / Direct Source
  • Martha & The Vandellas / The Motown Box – Reflections / Jimmy Mack / Shout/Motown
  • Lee Dorsey / Working in the Coalmine / Hoodlum Joe / Collectables
  • Jo-Ann Campbell / Rock, Rhythm & Doo-Wop, Vol. 2 – More of the Greatest Songs from Early Rock’N’Roll / Rock and Roll Love / Rhino
  • Booker T & the MGs / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / Soul Limbo / Stax
  • Milton Nascimento / Jubilation / La Bamba / Columbia
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Playlist for Saturday, December 24, 2016

By on December 24th, 2016 | Last updated: January 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

SOUL CIRCUIT Special Holiday Programming (Margi Hatch takes a well-deserved night off!)

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

A Christmas Gift For You Radio Special (2009) – Click to listen!

xmasgift_mediumThe inside story behind this 1963 album featuring performances by The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans that raised the bar for pop/rock arrangements of classic holiday songs.  The All Music Guide says, “This is the Christmas album by which all later holiday releases had to be judged,” and Rolling Stone lists it as one of the best albums ever made. Includes interviews with singers Darlene Love and LaLa Brooks, musicians Nino Tempo, Don Randi and Hal Blaine. Hosted by Anthony DeCurtis.

Title       Artist     Album  Label

  • White Christmas – Darlene Love – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Frosty The Snowman – The Ronettes – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • The Bells of St. Mary – Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Santa Claus is Coming To Town – The Crystals – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Marshmallow World – Darlene Love – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Crystals – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Winter Wonderland – Darlene Love – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Parade of the Wooden Solders – The Crystals – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Here Comes Santa Claus – Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans – A Christmas Gift For You – SBME SPECIAL MKTS.

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

HOB Radio: Blue Christmas (Click to listen!)

christmasblues_mediumThe House of Blues Radio Hour is a weekly syndicated program hosted by Elwood Blues (a.k.a. Dan Aykroyd).  In this episode, Elwood roasts some chestnuts and plays Blues for Christmas.

 

 

Title       Artist     Album  Label     Year

  • Spending Christmas with the Blues – Floyd Miles and Gregg Allman – Merry Christmas – King Snake Records (1996)
  • Soul Christmas – Graham Parker feat: Nona Hendryx – Christmas Cracker – Dakota Arts (1994)
  • Rock and Roll Christmas – George Thorogood & The Destroyers – 7 Inch single –
  • EMI America (1983); also available on A Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas – Universal Special Products (1994)
  • Jingle Bell Jamboree – Keb’ Mo’ – The Spirit Of The Holiday EP – Yolabelle International (2011); also available on Touched By An Angel The Christmas Album – Epic/550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax (1999)
  • Really Been Good This Year – Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women – Alligator Records’ Genuine Houserockin’ Christmas – Alligator Records (2009)
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown and Bonnie Raitt – A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2 – A&M (1992)
  • Christmas time in the Country – Kenny Neal – The Alligator Records Christmas Collection – Alligator Records (1992)
  • Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry – 7 inch single – Chess Records (1958); also available on Johnny B. Goode/His Complete `50s Chess Recordings – Hip-O Select/Chess (2007); and The Essential NOW That’s What I Call Christmas – EMI Music North America / Sony BMG Music / UMG Recordings (2008)
  • Christmas Tears (Live) – Eric Clapton – A Very Special Christmas: Live From Washington D.C. – A&M (1999)
  • Blues for Christmas – John Lee Hooker – 7 inch single – Hi-Q (1961); also available on Blue Yule: Christmas Blues and R&B Classics – Rhino (1991)
  • Back Door Santa – B.B. King – A Christmas Celebration of Hope – Geffen (2001)
  • White Christmas – Otis Redding – 7 inch single – ATCO (1968); also available on Love Actually [Original Soundtrack]
  • Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ – Albert King – 7 inch single – Stax (1974); Also available on the Stax LP: Christmas in Soulsville (2007)
  • I’ll Be Your Santa Baby – Rufus Thomas – 7 inch single – Stax (1973); Also available on the Stax LP: Christmas in Soulsville (2007)
  • Don’t Knock – Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone – Anti/Epitaph (2010); Also available on The Help (Original Soundtrack)

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular: Santa Soul (2012) – Click to listen!

cirzan2012-santasoul-1-e1478329680332Holiday music maven Andy Cirzan visits Sound Opinions every December to share with Jim and Greg a new collection of unique tunes for the season. From the weird to the wonderful, these are not your standard Christmas carols. By day Andy runs Jam Productions in Chicago. By night he searches through record stores, dustbins and basements to find gems for Sound Opinions and his annual compilation. This edition is called Santa Soul. You’ll be treated to holiday soul comps of yesteryear. These are killer Xmas dusties from the ’60s and ’70s —tracks by well-known artists like James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and Otis Redding as well as groovy underground acts. So light up the yule log and let the soul party begin! Cheers from everyone at Sound Opinions!

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year
Snowflakes Pt. 1 Betty Lloyd single Thomas Records 1969
Just a Sad Xmas The Soul Duo single Shiptown 1969
I Remember Christmas The Stridells single Curtom 1970
Snow Flake J.J. Barnes single Volt 1969
Merry Christmas Baby The Soulful Strings The Magic of Christmas Cadet Records 1968
Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer) James Brown single King 1968
Winter Man Clarence Reid single Atlantic 1974
Christmas Gift Margie Joseph Funky Christmas Cotillion 1976
Spirit of Christmas The Meditation Singers single Checker Records 1968
Purple Snowflake Marvin Gaye The Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection Motown 2009
Christmas is Coming James Brown A Soulful Christmas King 1968
You Know It’s X-Mas James Brown A Soulful Christmas King 1968
This Christmas Donny Hathaway single Atco Records 1970
Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding single Atlantic 1967
Presents for Christmas Solomon Burke single Atlantic 1966
Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto James Brown A Soulful Christmas King 1968
Snowflakes Pt. 2 Betty Lloyd single Thomas Records 1969

 

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Playlist for Saturday, December 17, 2016

By on December 20th, 2016 | Last updated: December 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Babs Gonzales / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics / Be-Bop Santa Claus / Rhino
  • The Supremes / The Best of The Supremes, The Christmas Collection / Children’s Christmas Song / Motown
  • Johnny Mathis / Winter Wonderland / It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas / Sony BMG
  • Stevie Wonder / The Best of Stevie Wonder, The Christmas Collection / Everyone’s A Kid At Christmas Time / Motown
  • The Tams / Beach Music Classics, Vol. 2 / Tams Medley / Ripete
  • Charles Brown / Charles Brown’s Cool Christmas Blues / Merry Christmas Baby / Bullseye Blues
  • Aretha Franklin / Joy to the World / Kissin’ by the Mistletoe / Sony BMG
  • James Brown / The Best of James Brown, The Christmas Collection / Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year, Parts 1&2 / Polydor
  • Bobby Helms / The Ultimate Christmas Album / Jingle Bell Rock / Collectables
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Verve
  • The Ronettes / The Early Years 1961-62 / Recipe for Love / Rhino
  • Manhattan Transfer / The Christmas Album / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Santa Man (medley) / Columbia
  • The Marcels / Street Corner St. Nicks, A Doo Wop Christmas / Merry Twist-mas / Rhino
  • Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics / Christmas Night In Harlem / Rhino
  • Billy Taylor / GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. 3 / Deck the Halls / GRP

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Elvis Presley / Elvis Christmas / On A Snowy Christmas Night / RCA
  • Wynton Marsalis / Crescent City Christmas Card / Twas the Night Before Christmas / Columbia
  • Ray Charles / The Spirit of Christmas / Winter Wonderland / Rhino
  • Bon Jovi / A Very Special Christmas / Back Door Santa / A&M
  • Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women / The Alligator Records Christmas Collection / One Parent Christmas / Alligator
  • Louis Armstrong & The Commanders / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics / Cool Yule / Rhino
  • Roy Orbison / Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 2 / Pretty Paper / Collectables
  • Chuck Berry / The Ultimate Christmas Album / Run Rudolph Run / Collectables
  • Little Johnny Taylor / Christmas In Soulsville / Please Come Home for Christmas / Stax
  • B.B. King / Even Santa Gets the Blues / Christmas Celebration / Pointblank Classic Records
  • The King Cole Trio / The Definitive American Songbook, A Vintage Christmas / The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) / Liberty
  • The Dells / The Best of the Doo-Wop Ballads / Oh What A Nite / Rhino
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Verve
  • Larry Carlton / Christmas At My House / My Favorite Things/We Three Kings of Orient Are / MCA

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Katie Webster / The Alligator Records Christmas Collection / Deck the Halls with Boogie Woogie / Alligator
  • Brook Benton / R&B Soul Christmas / You’re All I Want for Christmas / Direct Source
  • Chicago / O Christmas Tree / O Christmas Tree / Chicago
  • The O’Jays / Ultimate Soul Christmas / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / EMI
  • Aaron Neville / Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas / Louisiana Christmas Day / A&M
  • Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials / The Alligator Records Christmas Collection / I’m Your Santa / Alligator
  • Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics / Merry Christmas Baby / Rhino
  • Bobby Watson & Horizon / Yule Struttin, A Blue Note Christmas / Vauncing Chimes / Blue Note
  • Aretha Franklin / Joy to the World / Winter Wonderland / Sony BMG
  • Otis Redding / Rhythm & Blues 1966 / Try A Little Tenderness / Time Life
  • James Brown / 40th Anniversary Collection / It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World / Polydor
  • Manhattan Transfer / The Christmas Album / Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season (medley) / Columbia
  • Dexter Gordon / Yule Struttin, A Blue Note Christmas / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Blue Note
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Playlist for Saturday, December 10, 2016

By on December 11th, 2016 | Last updated: December 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson / Beach Music Anthology / Lover’s Holiday / Ripete
  • The Ravens / Beach Music Anthology, Vol. 1 / Green Eyes / Ripete
  • The Holly Twins with Eddie Cochran / Legends of Christmas Past, A Rock n’ R&B Holliday Collection / I Want Elvis for Christmas / EMI
  • The Shirelles / Early Girls, Vol. 1 / Dedicated to the One I Love / Ace
  • Albert King / Christmas In Soulsville / Christmas Comes but Once a Year / Stax
  • Ike and Tina Turner / We Are Family, Classic Soul Groups / Proud Mary / Time Life
  • Solomon Burke / Soul Spectacular! / Got to Get You Off My Mind / Rhino
  • Aretha Franklin / Joy to the World / Winter Wonderland / Sony BMG
  • Otis Redding / / Merry Christmas Baby /
  • Brook Benton / The Soul of Christmas, Vol. 2 / You’re All I Want for Christmas / MALACO
  • The Melodeers / Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 2 / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Collectables
  • Al Jarreau / Breakin’ Away / Teach Me Tonight / Warner Brothers
  • Charles Brown / The Alligator Records Christmas Collection / Boogie Woogie Santa Claus / Alligator
  • The Marquees / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics / Santa Done Got Hip / Rhino
  • Bobby Day / R&B Gems / Over and Over / Warner Special Products
  • Sam and Dave / Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 / A Place Nobody Can Find / Atlantic
  • Booker T and the MGs / Christmas In Soulsville / Winter Wonderland / Stax
  • Grover Washington, Jr. / Breath of Heaven, A Holiday Collection / I Wonder as I Wonder / Columbia

 

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • James Brown / R&B Soul Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Direct Source
  • Joe Henderson / Birth of Soul / Snap Your Fingers / Kent Soul
  • John Cougar Mellencamp / A Very Special Christmas / I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / A&M
  • Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters / Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947-1974, Vol. 2: 1952-1955 / White Christmas / Atlantic
  • Pointer Sisters / We Are Family, Classic Soul Groups / Slow Hand / Time Life
  • Marvin Gaye / A Season of Soul, A Classic R&B Christmas / I Want to Come Home for Christmas / Universal
  • Oscar McLollie and His Honey Jumpers / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics / Dig That Crazy Santa Claus / Rhino
  • Wilson Pickett / In the Midnight Hour / Sugar Sugar / Flashback
  • The Miracles / The Motown Box / You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me / Shout
  • Pearl Bailey / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics / Five Pound Box of Money / Rhino
  • Rufus Thomas / Christmas In Soulsville / I’ll Be Your Santa Baby / Stax
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / The Alligator Records Christmas Collection / Christmas / Alligator
  • Bobby Marchan / An Introduction to New Orleans R&B / Snoopin’ and Accusin’ / Fuel
  • Eric Clapton / Unplugged / Walkin’ Blues / Reprise
  • Eliane Elias / Yule Struttin’, A Blue Note Christmas / I’ll Be Home for Christmas/Sleigh Ride / Blue Note

 

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / cd / selection / label

  • Louis Armstrong / Hipsters’ Holiday, Vocal Jazz and R&V Classics / I’ll Be Your Santa Baby / Stax
  • George Benson / Tell It Like It Is / Water Brother / A&M
  • James Brown / The Best of James Brown, The Christmas Collection / Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto / Polydor
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / Save Me / Atlantic
  • Stevie Wonder / The Ultimate Christmas Album / What Christmas Means to Me / Collectables
  • The Mills Brothers / The Mills Brothers’ Great Hits / Basin Street Blues / MCA
  • Wynton Marsalis / Crescent City Christmas Card / O Come All Ye Faithful / Columbia
  • Eric Clapton / Casey Kasem presents America’s Top Ten Hits, 1970s – The Singer/Songwriters / Lay Down Sally / Top Sail
  • Three Degrees / Soulful Christmas / Sleigh Ride / Music of Your Life
  • Smokey Robinson and The Miracles / The Best of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Christmas Collection / Christmas Everyday / Motown
  • Rufus and Carla Thomas / Christmas In Soulsville / That Makes Christmas Day / Stax
  • Charles Brown / Charles Brown’s Cool Christmas Blues / Stay with Me / Bullseye Blues
  • The Falcons / Street Corner St. Nicks, A Doo Wop Christmas / Can This Be Christmas / Rhino
  • Stevie Wonder / The Definitive Collection / Sir Duke / Motown
  • Dave Valentin / A GRP Christmas Collection / Santa Claus Is Coming to Town / GRP
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Playlist for Saturday, December 3, 2016

By on December 5th, 2016 | Last updated: December 5, 2016 at 6:25 am

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • The Chiffons / One Fine Day and Other Favorites / One Fine Day / CEMA
  • The Drifters / Rites of Rhythm and Blues, Vol. 2 / There Goes My Baby / Motown
  • Betty Everett / Wonder Women, The History of the Girl Group Sound / The Shoop Shoop Song / Rhino
  • Sam and Dave / Soul Man and Other Hits / You Don’t Know Like I Know / Rhino
  • The Four Tops / Motown Legends, Vol. 1 / I Can’t Help Myself / CSG Music
  • The Temptations / The Temptations’ Number 1s / I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) / Motown
  • The Pointer Sisters / Rock, Rhythm and Blues / Mr. Lee / Warner Bros
  • The Ramrods / A Blast from the Past / Paper Boy / Cargo Records
  • The Rivingtons / Glory Days of Rock N’ Roll, Doo-Wop-Golden Classics / Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow / Time Life
  • Diana Ross and The Supremes / Greatest Hits / The Happening / Duchese
  • William Bell / Beg, Scream and Shout! The Big Ol’ Box of 60s Soul / Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday / Rhino
  • Louis Armstrong and The Commanders / Hipsters’ Holiday – Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics / Cool Yule / Rhino
  • The Ad Libs / Wonder Women – The History of the Girl Group Sound / The Boy from New York City / Rhino
  • The Marvelettes / Best of Soul: When A Man Loves a Woman / Don’t Mess with Bill / Madacy
  • Jackson 5 / Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 2 / Give Love on Christmas Day / Collectables
  • Average White Band / In Yo’ Face! The History of Funk, Vol. 2 / Pick Up the Pieces / Rhino

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • B.B. King / Even Santa Gets the Blues / Christmas Celebration / Pointblank Classic Records
  • Mel and Tim / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / Starting All Over Again / Stax
  • The Box Tops / Sixties Classics, Vol. 2 / The Letter / BMG
  • The Fifth Dimension / The Definitive Collection / Blowing Away / Arista
  • The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue / Command Performance / Whammer Jammer / Delta Groove
  • O.V. Wright / The Hi Records Story / Precious, Precious / Hi Records
  • The Turbans / Billboard Top R&B Hits – 1955 / When You Dance / Rhino
  • Big John Greer / Hipsters’ Holiday – Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics / We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo / Rhino
  • Soul City / Hipshaker / Everybody Dance Now / Goldmine
  • Cyndi Lauper / Memphis Blues / Don’t Cry No More / Mercer Street
  • Clifford Curry / Beach Music Anthology / She Shot a Hole in My Soul / Ripete
  • Dave Bartholomew / The Best of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Vol. 1 / The Monkey / Rhino
  • Wild Cherry / Play That Funk / Play That Funky Music / Collectables
  • Seal / Soul / Here I Am (Come and Take Me) / Warner Bros
  • Monty Alexander / Monty Meets Sly and Robbie / Soulful Strut / Telarc

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • The Shells / Street Corner St. Nicks / (It’s A) Happy Holiday / Rhino
  • Buster Brown / Beach Music Anthology / Fannie Mae / Ripete
  • Joe Turner / Atlantic Rhythm and Blues, 1947-1974, Vol. 2: 1952-1955 / Flip Flop and Fly / Atlantic
  • The Mills Brothers / Street Corner St. Nicks / I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm / Rhino
  • The Persuasions / Good News / I Won’t Be the Fool Anymore / Rounder
  • The Everly Brothers / 20 Track Collection / All I Have to Do Is Dream / Quality
  • Lon Chaney, Jr. / Legends of Christmas Past – A Rock n’ R&B Holliday Collection / Monster Holiday / EMI
  • The Chantels / The Heart of Rock’n’Roll 1961 / Look in My Eyes / Time Life
  • Clarence “Frogman” Henry / Four by Four, Vol. 4 / Ain’t Got No Home / Stardust
  • Booker T. and The MGs / The Best of Booker T. and The MGs / It’s Your Thing / Stax
  • Louis Jordan / Johnny Otis Presents the Best of R&B, Vol. 2 / Beans and Corn Bread / LaserLight
  • The Platters / Best of Soul: When A Man Loves a Woman / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Madacy
  • Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs / Doo Wop’s Greatest Hits / Stay / K-Tel
  • Stevie Wonder / The Ultimate Christmas Album / What Christmas Means to Me / Collectables
  • Sister Sledge / We Are Family, Classic Soul Groups / We Are Family / Time Life
  • Dexter Gordon / Yule Struttin’, A Blue Note Christmas / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Blue Note
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Playlist for Saturday, November 26, 2016

By on November 28th, 2016 | Last updated: November 28, 2016 at 9:28 am

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Eddie Cochran / Somethin’ Else / C’mon Everybody / Razor & Tie
  • Jan Bradley / Birth of Soul / Mama Didn’t Lie / Kent Soul
  • Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes / Ultimate Disco, Boogie Wonderland / The Love I Lost (Part 1) / Time Life
  • Honey Cone / Go Girl! Soul Sisters Tellin’ It Like It Is / The Day I Found Myself / Rhino
  • Jackson 5 / The Ultimate Collection / I Want You Back / Motown
  • Johnny Nash / Phil Spector’s Flips and Rarities / Some of Your Loving / Phil Spector
  • Mary Wells / Complete Jubilee Sessions / Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie / Sequel
  • Mel & Tim / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / Starting All Over Again / Stax
  • The Four Tops / The Definitive Collection / Walk Away Renee / Motown
  • Ray Charles / The Best of Great Blues Masters / Sittin On Top of the World / St. Clair
  • The Impressions / Soul Spectacular! / It’s All Right / Rhino
  • The Mystics / Glory Days of Rock N’ Roll, Doo-Wop-Golden Classics / Hushabye / Time Life
  • The Supremes / The Motown Box, Dancing in the Streets / Back in My Arms Again / Shout / Motown
  • Ray Charles and The Count Basie Orchestra / Ray Sings, Basie Swings / Georgia On My Mind / Concord / Hear
  • Chaka Khan / Rock, Rhythm & Blues / Fever / Warner Brothers
  • King Curtis / Memphis Soul Stew / Castle Rock / Collectables

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Major Lance / Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / Sweet Music / Collectables
  • A Taste of Honey / Golden Honey / Sukiyaki / Capitol
  • Ben Sidran / Dylan Different / Tangled Up in Blue / Bonsai
  • Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose / Body + Soul the 70s, Lovin’ You / Too Late to Turn Back Now / Time Life
  • Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes / Dance Little Lady / Get Dancin’ / Bellevue
  • The Crystals / 70 Ounces of Rock & Gold / Then He Kissed Me / Compose
  • Nick Gilder / 70s Music Explosion, Boogie Fever / Hot Child in the City / Time Life
  • Jefferson Starship / 70s Music Explosion, Fire / Miracles / Time Life
  • Gloria Jones / Beg, Scream & Shout! The Big Ol’ Box of 60s Soul, Shout 1 / Tainted Love / Rhino
  • The Wrens / Doo-Wop Dreams, Legends of Doo-Wop / Come Back My Love / Dynamic Nostalgia
  • The Vogues / I Love Rock & Roll / Five O’clock World / Priority
  • Toni Braxton / Ultimate Divas / Un-Break My Heart / Arista
  • Stevie Wonder / The Motown Box, Reflections / I Was Made to Love Her / Shout / Motown
  • Dianne Reeves & Lou Rawls / Jazz to the World / Baby, It’s Cold Outside / Blue Note

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Fats Domino / His 28 Greatest Hits / My Blue Heaven / The Entertainers
  • Peaches & Herb / Best of Soul 70s / Reunited / Madacy
  • Diana Ross / Body + Soul the 70s, Let’s Get It On / Ain’t No Mountain High Enough / Time Life
  • War / Brown Eyed Soul, Vol. 2 / Why Can’t We Be Friends / Rhino
  • Parliament / Funk Classics The 70s / Up for the Down Stroke / Rebound Records
  • The Jimmys / gimme / She Don’t Love Me / Brown Cow Productions
  • B.B. King / Completely Well / So Excited / Chess
  • Cyndi Lauper / Memphis Blues / Early in the Mornin’ / Mercer Street Records
  • Fats Domino / His 28 Greatest Hits / Let the Four (Winds Blow) / The Entertainers
  • Joe Cocker / Super Hits / You Can Leave Your Hat On / Sony / BMG
  • John JT Thompson / This Way That Way / This Way That Way / Music by the Spring
  • Bela Fleck & The Flecktones / Flight of the Cosmic Hippo / Turtle Rock / Warner Bros.
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Playlist for Saturday, November 19, 2016

By on November 20th, 2016 | Last updated: November 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • The Blackbyrds / Solid Gold Soul 1975 / Walking in Rhythm / Time Life
  • Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters / Cry Baby / Cry Baby / Collectables
  • Rosco Gordon / Rock, Rhythm & Doo-Wop, Volume 2: More of the Greatest Songs from Early Rock’N’Roll / Just A Little Bit / Rhino
  • Rosie & The Originals / Early Girls, Volume 1 / Angel Baby / Ace
  • Billy Stewart / The Best of Billy Stewart – The Millennium Collection / Love Me / MCA Chess
  • Rufus Thomas / Walking the Dog / Boom Boom / Collectables
  • Wilson Pickett / The Very Best of Wilson Pickett / Mustang Sally / Rhino
  • Bobby Day / Rockin’ Bobby Day Robin – Golden Classics / The Bluebird, The Buzzard, & The Oriole / Collectables
  • The Commodores / Motown Number 1s, Volume 2 / Nightshift / Motown
  • The Temptations / Motown Number 1s, Volume 2 / Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) / Motown
  • Dazz Band / Let It Whip / Shake It Up / Collectables
  • The Fifth Dimension / The Definitive Collection / Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All / Arista
  • Pacific Gas & Electric / Soul Hits of the 70s, Volume 2 / Are You Ready? / Rhino
  • Carl Wolfe / The Instrumental Memphis Music Sampler / Talkin’ Stuff / Inside Memphis

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Roberta Flack / Set the Night to Music / Set the Night to Music / Atlantic
  • The Platters / Best of Soul: When A Man Loves a Woman / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Madacy
  • Barbara George / Best of “Sue” Records / I Know / Collectables
  • Robert Parker / Beach Music Anthology / Barefootin’ / Ripete
  • Rare Earth / Hits of the 70s / I Just Want to Celebrate / Madacy
  • Brook Benton / Senior Prom / It’s Just a Matter of Time / Warner Special Products
  • The Crests / The Best of the Doo-Wop Ballads / 16 Candles / Rhino
  • The Diamonds / Hits of the 50s / The Stroll / Madacy
  • Bobby Day / The Class & Rendezvous Story / Rockin’ Robin / Ace
  • The Impressions / Soul Spectacular! / It’s All Right / Rhino
  • The Miracles / Rhythm & Blues 1966 / Going to a Go-Go / Time Life
  • Smokey Robinson / My World – The Definitive Collection / Cruisin / Motown
  • The Emotions / We Are Family – Classic Soul Groups / Best of My Love / Time Life
  • Michael Brecker / Bluesiana Hot Sauce / At Last / Shanachie

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • The Fantastic Four / The Big Ol’ Box of 60s Soul – Beg 1 / The Whole World Is a Stage / Rhino
  • Timmy Thomas / Why Can’t We Live Together / Dizzy Dizzy World / West Side
  • Neville Brothers / Live on the Double Planet / Sister Rosa / A&M
  • The Montclairs / Dreaming Out of Season with Phil Perry / Dreaming’s Out of Season / Paula
  • Tower of Power / Bump City / Down to the Nightclub / Warner Archives
  • Ray Charles / Let the Good Times Roll / Suwanee River Rock (Talkin’ Bout That River) / Warner
  • Stevie Wonder / Motown Legends, Volume 3 / Uptight (Everything’s Alright) / GSC Music
  • The Supremes / Billboard 1966 / You Can’t Hurry Love / Rhino
  • Chairmen of the Board / The Best of Chairmen of the Board / Give Me Just a Little More Time / EMI-Capitol
  • The Neville Brothers / Yellow Moon / Yellow Moon / A&M Records
  • Heatwave / Heatwave’s Greatest Hits / Boogie Nights / Epic
  • The Chi-Lites / Classic Soul Love Songs / Oh Girl / Masters
  • Randy Napoleon / The Jukebox Crowd / Fools Rush In / Gut String
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Playlist for Saturday, November 12, 2016

By on November 18th, 2016 | Last updated: November 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

Hour One – 8:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Sam Cooke / Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 / Another Saturday Night / Abkco
  • Ruby & The Romantics / The Very Best of Ruby & The Romantics / Our Day Will Come / KAPP
  • Barry White / Solid Gold Soul 1975 / You’re the First, the Last, My Everything / Time Life
  • Freda Payne / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 2 / Band of Gold / Rhino
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes / Motown Legends, Vol. 3 / Someday We’ll Be Together / GSC Music
  • Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs / 70 Ounces of Rock & Gold / Little Red Riding Hood / Compose
  • Laura Lee / Go Girl! Soul Sisters Tellin’ It Like It Is / Women’s Love Rights / Rhino
  • Otis Clay / The Hi Records Story / Trying to Live My Life without You / Hi Records
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / You’re All I Need to Get By / Atlantic
  • The Righteous Brothers / Unchained Melody / You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ / Verve
  • Al Green / Unchained Melody / Take Me to the River / Hi Records
  • The Persuasions / Good News / All I Have to Do Is Dream / Rounder
  • Ray Charles / His Greatest Hits, Uh Huh / Baby, It’s Cold Outside / Sandstone
  • Dave Baby Cortez / Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 1 – The Fifties / The Happy Organ / Rhino
  • Ramsey Lewis / 70 Ounces of Rock & Gold / The IN Crowd / Compose

 

Hour Two – 9:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Lee Dorsey / Working in the Coalmine / Can You Hear Me? / Collectables
  • Fats Domino / His 28 Greatest Hits / Blueberry Hill / The Entertainers
  • P.D. Smith / P.D. Smith Sings the Blues, Black Tide Rising / Dodging through Waldo / pdsmith.net
  • Buddy Holly / The Best of Buddy Holly, The Millennium Collection / Words of Love / MCA
  • The Miracles featuring Billy Griffin / Now That’s What I Call Motown / Love Machine / Motown
  • The Entertainers / Shaggers Beach Music Favorites / Ten Ways of Loving You / Surfside Records
  • The Fuzz / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 4 / I Love You for All Seasons / Rhino
  • Soul Brothers Six / The Roots of Funk, Vol. 1/2 – In Yo’ Face / Some Kind of Wonderful / Rhino
  • The Isley Brothers / The Definitive Collection / Floatin’ On Your Love / HIP-O
  • Percy Sledge / 70 Ounces of Rock & Gold / When A Man Loves a Woman / Compose
  • Stevie Wonder / The Best of Stevie Wonder, The Millennium Collection / I Was Made to Love Her / Motown
  • The Stylistics / The Best of The Stylistics / You Make Me Feel Brand New / Amherst
  • A Taste of Honey / Best of Soul 70s / Boogie Oogie Oogie / Madacy
  • Ross Traut & Steve Rodby / The Great Lawn / Up on The Roof / Columbia
  • The Ramrods / A Blast from the Past / You Can’t Sit Down / Cargo Records

 

Hour Three – 10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album / selection / label

  • Ray Charles & Gladys Knight / Genius Loves Company / Heaven Help Us All / Hear
  • Queen Latifah / Trav’lin’ Light / Poetry Man / Verve
  • Redbone / Back to the 70s / Come and Get Your Love / Dominion
  • Earth, Wind & Fire / Best of Soul 70s / Got to Get You into My Life / Madacy/Sony
  • Barbara Acklin / Chicago Cool Breezin’ / After You / West Side
  • Tyrone Davis / Chicago Cool Breezin’ / What Goes Up (Must Come Down) / West Side
  • Big Maybelle / Chicago Classics / Candy / IEG
  • Pinetop Perkins / Telarc’s Got More Blues, New Blue for 2000 / Hi-Heel Sneakers / Telarc
  • Eddie Cochran / Somethin’ Else, The Fine Hits of Eddie Cochran / Hallelujah I Love Her So / Razor & Tie
  • Betty Everett / Greatest Hits / I Need You So / KRB
  • John Lee Hooker / The Best of Great Blues Masters / Boom Boom / St. Clair
  • Bob Dylan / The Best of Bob Dylan / Things Have Changed / Columbia
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. / Body + Soul the 70s, Natural High / You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) / Time Life
  • MFSB / Solid Gold Soul 1975 / Sexy / Time Life
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Playlist for Saturday, November 5, 2016

By on November 7th, 2016 | Last updated: November 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

9:00 p.m. Eastern (Pre-empted for Unity Concert Broadcast)

artist / album / selection / label

  • R.B. Greaves / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 1 / Take A Letter Maria / Rhino
  • Robbie Robertson / Robbie Robertson / Somewhere Down the Crazy River / Geffen
  • Carl Perkins / The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the 50s, Vol. 5 / Blue Suede Shoes / Collectables
  • Frankie Lymon / Rock ‘N Roll / Jailhouse Rock / Collectors’ Choice
  • The Shirelles / Early Girls, Vol. 1 / Dedicated to the One I Love / Ace
  • Little Richard / 70 Ounces of Rock & Gold / Good Golly Miss Molly / Compose
  • The Temptations / Motown Legends, Vol. 1 / Beauty’s Only Skin Deep / CSG Music
  • Marvin Gaye / Motown Legends, Vol. 2 / I’ll Be Doggone / CSG Music
  • The Contours / Motown Legends, Vol. 3 / Do You Love Me / GSC Music
  • The Four Tops / Motown Legends, Vol. 1 / I Can’t Help Myself / CSG Music
  • The Platters / Best of Soul: When A Man Loves a Woman / Twilight Time / Madacy
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / Spanish Harlem / Atlantic
  • The O’Jays / The Sound of Philadelphia, Gamble & Huff’s Greatest Hits / Love Train / Philadelphia International/Legacy
  • Arturo Sandoval / (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz / Blackbird / GRP

10:00 p.m. Eastern

artist / album/cd / selection / label

  • The Champs / Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 1- The Fifties / Tequila / Rhino
  • Rufus Thomas / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / Do the Funky Chicken / Stax
  • The Mar-Keys / The Greatest Soul Music of Hits of All Time / Last Night / Rhino
  • Carla Thomas / Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration / B-A-B-Y / Stax
  • Chairman of the Board / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 4 / Chairman of the Board / Rhino
  • The Dells / The Best of the Doo-Wop Ballads / Oh What a Nite / Rhino
  • Betty Everett / Greatest Hits / I Need You So / KRB
  • Billy Stewart / The Best of Billy Stewart, The Millennium Collection / Love Me / MCA Chess
  • Martha & The Vandellas / The Motown Box, Reflections / Jimmy Mack / Shout/Motown
  • Aretha Franklin / 30 Greatest Hits / Share Your Love with Me / Atlantic
  • Ray Charles & Natalie Cole / Genius Loves Company / Fever / Hear
  • The Friends of Distinction / Soul Hits of the 70s, Vol. 1 / Going in Circles / Rhino
  • Stevie Wonder / The Definitive Collection / I Just Called to Say I Love You / Motown
  • Tuck Andress / Reckless Precision / Man in the Mirror / Windham Hill Jazz
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