16.4.18

Saint Jaimz

Gary Edwards (left)
It's Science of Soul time once again, this week I'm featuring the new EP from Saint Jaimz "Life Songs" in addition too I have great new releases from Stan Mosley, Brandon Wattz and a powerful new track from Vince Broomfield "Cautiously Optimistic," and lets not forget Montreal, Canada's very own R&R Soul Orchestra. There is lots for the Old Skool folks this week including General Crook , his self titled album is just crying out to be remastered and reissued (subtle hint to all you reissue labels) it truly is a masterpiece. Soul Junction records continue reissuing some great hard to find classics their latest release is no exception, being a real gem with Chuck Stephens a one time New York DJ who recorded a few tracks himself, he gets the Soul Junction treatment and it's available in limited quantity's so get it while you can.

I would like to take time to wish my fellow BCR presenter and a very dear friend Garry Edwards a speedy recovery from his upcoming surgery this week, cant have him off air for to long else Sundays wont be the same. Ok its music time sit back and enjoy and please tell a friend about the Science of Soul. BTW - Podcasts from today are in 320 kbs, top sound quality.

Sunday's playlist 15-04-2018
Hour One
Little Beaver - She's Gone
Cathy Rollins - Gotta Lift My Hands Up
Chuck Stephens - Paying For Your Love
The Four Wonders - Just Looking For My Love
R&R Soul Orchestra - When You Come Back
Saint Jaimz  - Freaks Keep Calling Me
Saint Jaimz - Absent Without Love (AWOL)
Nu Soul Habits - I Got The Love
Stan Mosley - Good Time
Chuck Stephens - Lets Get Nasty
Clarence Mann - It's Only A Matter Of Time
Brandon Wattz - Save Some Love For Me



Hour Two
Vince Broomfield - Cautiously Optimistic
Charles Jackson - Love Of You
General Crook - I'm Satisfied
Betty Everett - I'm Gonna Be Ready
David Ruffin - Hey Woman
Uncle Sam - Leave Well Enough Alone
The Whatnauts - I Wasn't There
Harry Ray - I Will Love You Anyway
The Impressions - Guess What I Got
Saint Jaimz - It Ain't Werkin'
The Manhattans - It's Not The Same
John Edwards - You Were Made For Love
Millie Jackson - There You Are
Saint Jaimz biography:-
Based in California, singer - songwriter - producer Saint Jaimz has overcome incredible obstacles in order to follow his musical journey. A 16 year U.S Army Veteran, Jaimz served his country with great pride. "The army is where I got my start in recording & singing live." says Jaimz. It is because of a military talent show in Germany, that he is involved in the music business today. Once you initially listen to Jaimz's vocals, you are immediately taken aback to the legendary R&B slow jams of the 90's. He is amazing! His creative approach to marketing have allowed him to entertain many offers from the biggest moguls in the business. Once you've heard him, you are hooked! His lyrics, his melodies, his voice, his productions can battle any major record label artist. Saint Jaimz has sewn up a seamless blend of throwback classics & present-day contemporary soul works, sure to please the most refined R&B critics & fans. Neo Soul, Pop, Hip Hop, & Rock, flow through his veins when he is creating his masterpieces. He has the ability to make the legendary old school sounds, new again with his modern approach. "I write and sing “LIFE Songs” not “Love Songs.” says Jaimz. Working with an incredible management team & celebrity publicist Danie Cortese, will most certainly veer his career to unbelievable heights in the months to come. Be sure to check him out and stay tuned for more amazing developments.

9.4.18

L Young

It's Science of Soul time once again and thank you for stopping by. Featured Album for this week is "Wrinkles in Time" from L Young had this on repeat in my car for a week it just gets better and better, Highly recommended. There is also new music from Ms Karen Linette plus we are dipping in to Sir Charles Jones latest album "Masterpiece" . Detroit's own Bobby Helmz has new album that was recorded at the legendary Masterpiece sound studios that is due for release very soon and one of the lead singles from this set is included on the show "Changes" as been very well received and really raised Bobby's profile. Baltimore legend Bobby Finch is all set with the reissue and remix of his classic "Get A Hold Of Yourself" and we also the current hit from Stevie Tee. For the old skool folks there are few things you might just have forgotten, so sit back and enjoy the Science of Soul .. if you scroll down the page you will a great chance to see the pilot video of a show that's coming to HBO in the states its a fun look at the Chicago club scene and is produced by my good friend Robert "Money" Kimp a real Chi Town Character.

Sunday's playlist 08-04- 2018
Hour One
Jay Player - Love Is The Answer
Ray Obiedo ft Peabo Bryson - Sweet Summer Days
Res - Who We Are
Billy McGregor - Mr Shy
Sir Charles Jones ft C Richardson & O Cunningham - Call On Me
Al Johnson - Tonight Is The Night For Love
The Stoppers - Come Back Baby
Jimmy Helms - I'm Gonna Make You An Offer
Karen Linette - Another Star
Bobby Finch - Get A Hold Of Yourself (remix)
L Young - Ms Supa Thick
L Young - Cant Get You Off My Mind
The Drifters - I Wish You Love



Hour Two
Avant & Keke Wyatt - My First Love
Mike Davis - Call Me
L Young - Urgency
Stevie Tee - Something About You
Calvin Richardson - Lovin' You
Gavin Christopher - We'll Always Be Together
Hughie Crawford - Haven't We Done Enough
Shotgun - In And Out Of Love
Frankie Beverly & Maze - A Place In My Heart
Debbie Taylor - I Don't Wanna Leave You
Bobby Helmz - Changes

L. Young's biography:-
Many may know L.Young from his many viral videos on Youtube and Facebook, including the #1 pop trending ABC's Good Morning America feature of his a cappella rendition of the 2015 Bruno Mars hit Uptown Funk. But L. Young has also released four full length studio albums to date, 2004's “'They Just Don't Know”, 2008's “The 12th Letter”, 2013's “ReVerb”, and "4Ever Young" in November of 2015. The title track "Love Is A Verb" from the album Reverb garnered L. Young his first radio hit and top #20 Billboard magazine Urban A/C chart hit.
Born and raised in Louisville, KY, L. now resides in Los Angeles. L. has graced the stage with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Seal, David Foster, BabyFace, Eric Benet, Aaron Neville, Lalah Hathaway, Toni Tony Tone', Mint Condition, En Vogue, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, Gladys Knight, Keith Sweat, and Teena Marie just to name a few.
Some of his song writing and production credits include co-writing the top 5 single and title track off Jessy J's #1 Billboard debut Album Hot Sauce released in Sept. 2011, writing and production on KeKe Wyatt's 2010 release Who Knew, and her 2011 release Unbelievable, production of Babygirl (Terrys Theme) for B2K on the RIAA certified platinum selling 2002 Barbershop Soundtrack. L. also has songs on the platinum selling soundtracks Booty Call , Dangerous Grounds, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Dough Boys.
You will also find L credited for music in many network tv shows such as BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, ABC's According To Jim, 20/20, One Life To Live, VH1's Basketball Wives, and USA Network's Burn Notice. He has also appeared and/or performed on various television shows, movies, and professional theater productions such as NBC's Scrubs, Nickelodeon's Just Jordan, New Line Cinema's Hair Spray. and August Wilson's Fences. website
  

2.4.18

Robert Owens

Sassy D
Thanks for stopping by The Science of Soul. On this weeks show I have new music from Roosevelt Wade , Sassy D and our Featured Artist is Robert Owens, Robert's EP 360 Degrees is a pretty classy affair though I have to say when I saw "My Girl" on the track list my first thought was "oh no," someone else is gonna destroy the classic ... well let me tell you I was very wrong. Roberts version of the Temptations classic is the highlight of the set for me.  A smooth production and great vocals, to say I was surprised would be an understatement. Roosevelt Wade is one of the nice guys in the music business and his current release "This Bed Ain't Big Enough," is super smooth I think you will enjoy. Lots of nice things for the Old Skool folks to a classic from Stan Mosley and listen out for the TNJ's its a classic slice of Philly soul. Gotta shout out to the good the good folks at Club Edge in New York City for running the show live last Sunday  - thanks for the great feedback. OK it's music time sit back and relax and please tell a friend about the Science of Soul.

Sunday's playlist 01-04-2018
Hour One
Willie Hutch - Soulful Strut
Joe Leavy - Inside You
Family Brown - Never Had A Love
Stan Mosley - Thank You
Roosevelt Wade - This Bed Ain't Big Enough
4U - Sunshine
Robert Owens - My Girl
Robert Owens - Lady My Love
Reality Jones - Don't Count Your Money
Sassy D - Mr Ain't Gonna Do Right
Special Delivery - I Destroyed Your Love
TNJ's - Fallin' In Love



Hour Two
David Oliver - I'll Write You A Love Song
David Oliver - Could It Be Love
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes - Stay Together
Gerald Levert - Didn't We
Chairmen of the Board ft Ken Knox - Words Left Unsaid
Keke Wyatt - If Only You Knew
Robert Owens - You're My Everything
The Supremes - Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You
Eddie Levert - What If
Ledisi ft Jaheim - Stay Together
The Moments - I Don't Wanna Go

Robert Owens biography:-
Born in Ohio in 1961, he grew up singing in the church, but was working as a DJ when he met pioneering Chicago producer Larry Heard in 1985. The pair formed Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson, and released a few excellent singles ("A Path", "Mystery Of Love", "It's Over") and the 1988 full-length "Another Side" .The group dissolved soon after, though, as Heard's burgeoning solo-production career (as Mr. Fingers) took over.
Owens had already released tracks on his own - "Bring Down the Walls" and "I'm Strong" for Alleviated, with production from Heard - and he signed a solo contract with 4th & Broadway. His 1990 LP "Rhythms in Me" was a solid effort, though it soon disappeared within the quickly disintegrating Chicago house scene. (One of his best-known features of the late '80s, the epic house moment "Tears," appeared under the names of Frankie Knuckles and producer Satoshi Tomiie.)

Owens had basically retired from music by the early '90s, preferring instead to run his own Christian bookstore. By 1996, he'd returned to dance music with "Ordinary People", a two-part EP for Musical Directions. He teamed up with Tomiie and Cevin Fisher for a track from Tomiie's "Full Lick" LP in 1999, and one year later Owens appeared on the Photek smash "Mine to Give".

26.3.18

Jovan

It's Science of Soul time! thanks for stopping by - my Featured Album this week comes from Jovan "Not Made For These Times," it's rare to come across a new album that a real Old Skool flavour but this set is the real deal. Check out Jovan's biography at the bottom of the page. Other new music this week comes from Eric "Debonair" McNair featuring Lauren Quinn, I think your gonna like this. Erin Stevenson is set to release her debut album "Naked," and I got a killer cut from that set "Hangin'" being the lead single, plus I'm dipping into the current albums from Willie Bradley and Ledisi. Lots of Old Skool classics this week so turn off the lights sit back and relax ...

Playlist for Sunday 25-03- 2018
Hour One
Al Johnson - Since You Walked Out Of My Life
Eric "Debonair" McNair ft Lauren Quinn - I Miss You
Erin Stevenson - Hangin'
J Holiday ft Ricky Ross - The Wrong Lover
Five Special - Do Something Special For Your Lady
Jovan - Stayin Power
Jovan - That Kinda Love
Elois Scott - Broadway Love
Second Image - Love Turns Me Upside Down
Shadow - I Can't Keep Holding Back My Love
Ledisi - Here
Willie Bradley ft Gerald Alston - In The Meantime




Hour Two
Al Johnson - Tranquillity
Fatback - Do It To Me Now
Yvonne Gage - Tonight I Wanna Hold You
Ju-Tuan - Come To Me
Jovan - Guilty
Modulations - Those Were Best Days Of My Life
Modulations - Worth Your Weight In Gold
Archie Bell - Harder & Harder
The O'Jays - You & Me
The Originals - I'll Wait For You

Jovan’s Biography
Jovan releases his highly anticipated debut album, 'Not Made For These Times', February 14, 2018 to all digital and musical outlets. The album is comprised of 17 original tracks that will quench the thirst craving apatite of R&B/Soul collectors worldwide. Motivated by many of his own personal experiences, Jovan combines his creative writing ability with perfect melodies over impeccable production.
The end result delivering songs ranging from the club banger and lead single, "Chi­Town
Lovin'", produced by French producer, Van So sick. The bedroom knocker', "Guilty", a definite woman please-er. Passion for music’s evocative qualities has lead this talented artist to pursue his dreams in spite of his challenge, being visually impaired. Jovan was born in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, November 26, 1983. At the tender age of six his proud mother, Ms. Gloria Benson and excited Grandparents, Willie and Otha Lacy knew that he was destined for greatness. Evidence of his vocal abilities were apparent when he began singing in the local church. Around that same time Jovan also became fascinated with the piano. It had become clear to most that his talent for singing and playing the piano was something special. Growing up with his grandparents, he was influenced by many of the music industry's greats, like, Stevie wonder, Prince, Donnie Hathaway, The Temptations, and many more. He would unknowingly hone his craft by pretending to be one of these artists. One day his grandmother walked in on him while pretending to be Stevie Wonder.
When he finished she looked at him and said, “I know who Stevie wonder is but who is Jovan?” From that day forward Jovan had aspirations of becoming a professional singer.
At the age of 14 he learned about music engineering and began recording himself. In his quest to find Jovan, he has perfected the art of writing, arranging songs as well as producing original music for himself as well as other artist and exhibits this through his debut album, 'Not Made For These Times'.