Anthony Hamilton

"Today's show is dedicated to my late Mum who would have celebrated her birthday on October 16th  -  Not a day passes that I don't think of her"

The Featured Artist/album this week will be Anthony Hamilton  and although his current album as been out awhile, I never got a chance to feature it, and the opportunity arose this week. "What I'm Feeling" is one of those albums that just grows in stature, pay particular attention to the lyrics, Anthony Hamilton is a soulful man.

Other new music this week comes from Mo B and Gwendolyn Collins and I'll be album tracking the latest sets from David Hollister and Keith Sweat .. I never tire of Sweat's latest album "Dress To Impress" . I got a ton of Od Skool classics, some of which you just might have forgotten but I know you will enjoy.

Robert Bateman in August
On the news front this week I sadly have to report the passing of both Robert Bateman & Sonny Sanders, they were both truly iconic figures during soul music's transition from 1950s Doo Wop to the more sophisticated soul of the 1960s. I was with Robert in August at the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame ceremony in Detroit, never thought it would be the last time I would see him.

On a happier note my good friend Stan Mosely has been out to Philadelphia to record with legendary writer producer Bobby Eli, I've had a little sneak preview of the results .....WOW stay tuned there's great things to come.
Now it's 'music time' so hit the play button and enjoy, oh  ....  and tell a friend .

Playlist for 16-10-2016

Hour One
Next Movement - Night Stalker
Mo B. - Toast It Up
Gwendolyn Collins - I Think I Like You
Lighter Shades Of Brown - On A Sunday Afternoon
Keith Sweat - Better Love
David Hollister - Creation H.E.R.
Speedometer - Just The Same
Ryan Carty - Gratitude
Godchild Presents - I Wanna Walk With You
Anthony Hamilton - Walk In My Shoes
Anthony Hamilton - What I'm Feeling
Masterplan - Clinton Park
Virgil Henry - You Ain't Saying Nothing New

Hour Two
Jarrod Lawson - Music & It's Magic
Benny Johnson - I Just Gotta Know
Joe Simon - Somebody For Everybody
Brother Nature - Heavy On My Mind
Jimmy Lewis - She's Gone
Al Lindsey - Come As You Are
Southern Relative - Uh Oh
Anthony Hamilton - Amen
Quedon - Alway's On My Mind
Anita Baker/feat. Babyface - Like You Used To Be
Eddie Kendrick - Never Alone
Archie Bell & The Drells - I Just Wanna
Anthony Hamilton Biography:

A soul singer who drew comparisons to such classic vocalists as Bill Withers and Bobby Womack,Anthony Hamilton struggled for the better part of the 1990s as two of his albums went unreleased. While he didn't always get the label support his talent deserved, Hamilton established himself during the 2000s as one of the rawest, most singular, and relatable voices in R&B. He did so while racking up several Top Ten R&B albums and a handful of Grammy nominations.

The Charlotte, North Carolina native got his start at age ten in his church's choir. As a teenager, he progressed by performing solo at various nightclubs and talent shows. In 1993, while in his early twenties, he moved to New York City, where he signed with André Harrell's Uptown Records, a major source of the new jack swing sound and home to artists such as Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. By 1995, Uptown was set to push Hamilton's debut album, but the company went out of business, leaving the album unreleased. More at Allmusic


Frank McComb

Nice music for you all once again with this week Featured Artist being Frank McComb, the Florida based soul man with his new album called "Another Love Story," up to his normal high standards and very well received around the world I'm sure. Incidentally Frank also presents a radio show on the Legend World Radio Network so we are kind of work colleagues, lol. Visit www.legendworldradionetwork.com for more details on his radio show.

Look out also today for Southern Soul man Mo' B with his new single "True Love" that's making some noise, and I have tracks from the current projects by Katrenia Jefferson "Living A Lie" and Michigan based Al Lindsey's new set "Love You More" I will be featuring more tracks from this album over the coming weeks.
The news has just come in that we have lost legendary songwriter Rod Temperton - he had been fighting cancer for quite awhile and finally lost his battle on October 5th. I will be paying tribute to this mans amazing legacy on next weeks show. Ok on with the music please share the Science of Soul word with friends and fellow music lovers, It's a wonderful gift to give and it don't cost a penny..

 Podcast for Sunday 09-10-2016 

Hour One
Jeffree Charles - Timeless
Jesus Alvarez - Please Stay Don't Go
Al Lindsey - I Give Up On You
Gene Dunlap - It's Just The Way I Feel
Krowz Hill - Make Me Happy
Mo' B - True Love
Gene Rice - Your Gonna Get Served
Tyrone Davis - You Make Me Feel So Good
Katerina Jefferson - Living A Lie
Frank McComb - Feelin' Some Kinda Way
Frank McComb - Labelled As Love
Lionel Cornelius - Hey There

Hour Two
L.A. Boppers - There She Goes Again
Trombone Shorty - Be My Lady
Eddie Kendrick - Maybe I'm A Fool To Love You
Freddie Jackson - A Dozen Roses
Cuba Gooding - I'm In Love
Chicago Gangsters - Got A Little Picture
Frank McComb - Were Gonna Be On Our Own
Shabazz - Father I'm Coming
The Dells - Passionate Breezes
The O'Jays - Pretty Is As Pretty Does
Will Downing - After Tonight
Randy Brown - I'd Rather Hurt Myself

Frank McComb's biography:

Frank McComb is a great talent who has yet to receive much deserved attention on this side of the Atlantic. Raised in Cleveland in a musical family, McComb was immersed in a sea of great artists, from jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson to soul giants Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway (to whom his voice is most often compared) and Stevie Wonder. More here


Jeffree Charles

Sad news to start this weeks show, that's the news that 1980s soul icon Kashif Saleem passed on this week in California. Be paying tribute to the man who as a writer, producer and artist being a major part of that decades music scene. He started out as Michael Jones and made music journey with New York funk band BT Express  and when he was just 15 years old the group hit with "Do It Till Your Satisfied" [a much sampled track more recently] I dedicate and pay tribute to him in this weeks show.

Featured Artist this week was Jeffree Charles because he has a new album called "It's Time For Love,"  it's very impressive so have included 3 tracks that I think your gonna enjoy, but I think you'll need to check out the album as a whole and you wont be disappointed. Other newbies includes Southern Soul favorite Shai Simone, who's latest singe is doing great business Stateside and yet more tracking from Keith Sweats excellent new project "Dress To Impress."  There is plenty of music for the Old Skool music lovers as well to so "sit back and enjoy."

Ooh and yesterday I was a guest of Charles McCullough' on Galveston's KGBC Radio (founded in 1947) along with Kim Weston, listen again at bottom of this Blog.

 Sunday's track listing for 2-10-2016 

Hour One 
Shai Simone
Shaun Escoffery - Ain't No Time
Duane Williams - Father .. Trouble Down Here
Syl Johnson - Try My Love
Ronnie Lovejoy - Until You Get Enough Of Me
Rocky Mizell - Never Never Girl
BT Express - Do It Till Your Satisfied
Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love
Kashif - Send Me Your Love
The Emotions - So I Can Love You
Jeffree Charles - It's About To Be One
Jeffree Charles - Dipped On Me 
Bobby Hutton - Loving You Needing You
Shai Simone - Southern Soul Jukebox

Hour Two
Sound Of The City Band - Making My Way
Homemade Soul - I Vow
Betty Padgett - It Would Be A Shame
Jeffree Charles - Private Time
Ronnie Moss - I Do Like Your Style
AWB - Soul Searching
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Neither One Of Us
Lenny Williams - Sunshine
Keith Sweat - Just The Two Of Us
OC Smith - We're Making Love We're Making Music
Denise Lasalle - Married But Not To Each Other
Ann Nesby - I'll Do Anything

Biography of Jeffree Charles:
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised from the age of 10 in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Jeffree knew that he wanted to become a singer when he began singing in groups at the age of 13. His mother owned the neighborhood Mom and Pop Record Shop. He learned from hanging out in her shop that he wanted to record music, perform on stage, as well as become a radio personality.

In the late 1980's Jeffree was a household name as a radio personality with his “Quiet Storm” formatted show called "For Lovers Only" on WZAK 93.1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Becoming a popular local radio air personality opened doors to becoming a recording artist. After his first local hit release titled “Tonight at Nine,” Jeffree Charles was dubbed the singing DJ.

Concert promoters began to approach Jeffree to open for major artists such as Karyn White, The Barkays, Freddie Jackson, War, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, Will Downing, and most recently, The Whispers…just to name a few.

Jeffree returned to his native home of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994 to host the radio program "Slow Jams" on WALR, Kiss 104.1. He became a very popular radio celebrity in that market as well. Jeffree hit the ground running in Atlanta Georgia, with a U.K.-released CD called “Come and Get This Lovin” in 1996. Jeffree Charles co-wrote and produced 11 of 13 of the songs on that project. He is still getting airplay and recognition to date in the U.K.

In 2003, Jeffree Charles hosted possibly his most prevalent radio interview of his air personality career with the legendary Luther Vandross. It was what Luther told him when the mike was turned off that remained indelible in his mind. After allowing Jeffree to sing a few songs, Luther simply told him, “Never give up and continue pursuing your dream with every ounce of determination that you possess.”  “THAT IS THE GOAL FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.” Visit his label

Bill and Kim Weston were guests on Galvaston DJ Charles McCullough radio show in on Saturday Morning show (photo: Bill's late mom with Kim Weston)


Shaun Escoffery

Welcome to the latest edition of the Podcast, first off, it's very rare that a UK based artist gets my Album Feature accolade, but I just could not pass on Shaun Escoffery's new set "Evergreen." I can highly recommend this album from every stand point; it's well written songs, tight production and great mix, with Shaun never sounded vocally better. Definitely one for the collection. One or two other new things here today;  got more from tracks from the Features Album last week, Keith Sweat's "Dressed To Impress" along with David Hollister's excellent new album entitled "MANuscript" with the lovely Ms Katrenia Jefferson, who incidentally is doing very well Stateside with the song "In The Breeze" taken from her current album.

Soul Junction records are just about to drop a new single from the Philly based Coalitions "Nothing Left To Do." is a pretty classy track so I had to squeeze that onto this weeks playlist. I am still playing catch-up, with a little bit with the new music, but I'm getting there thanks to help from my friend behind the scenes, Mr Mickey Nold. Talking of Mickey he as made a few changes to the Blog pages, so its easier than ever to find the most recent shows all you have to do is scroll down the page (over the previous 3 shows) and hit the play button for the show you wanna hear.

Old Skool lovers check out Charles Drain, and a not often played track from the Queen of Soul Ms Aretha Franklin, so as always there's a little something something for everyone. Sit back enjoy no matter how you tune into the Science of Soul it's always a pleasure to see you.

Sunday's playlist 25-09-2016

Hour one
The Coalitions - Nothing Left To Do
The Procedures - Give Me One More Chance
Katrenia Jefferson - In The Breeze
Black Mighty Wax ft Neffa - Music Is Everywhere
British Collective - Sign Of The Times
CoCo Short - Dedication
Atlantic Starr - Send For Me
David Ruffin - What You Gave Me
Enchantment - Thank You Girl For Loving Me
Shaun Escoffery - Gave Me Love
Shaun Escoffery - When The Love Is Gone
Keith Sweat ft Gerald Levert - Lets Go To Bed
The Hitchhikers - Your Love Keeps Knocking At My Door

Hour Two
Charles Drain - I'm Gonna Stay
Deborah Cox - More Than I Ever Knew
David Hollister - Shortage
Stan Mosley - Thank You
Aretha Franklin - It's Just Your Love
Shaun Escoffery - Live Your Life
Joe - Mary Jane
Felony Davis - Treat Me Right
Peggy Scott-Adams - Just Go Away
The Manhattans - Goodbye Is The Saddest Word
Wilton Crump - Give Your Love To Me
Shirley Brown - I'll Be Right Here Loving You
Howard Hewett - I'm For Real
Shaun Escoffery biography:
Shaun Escoffery is a British soul and R&B singer and actor, who was born in London. His first major release was the single "Space Rider", released by Oyster Music in March 2001. It was played regularly by the BBC Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson and The Dreem Teem. It peaked at #52 in the UK Singles Chart, and was followed by the UK #53 hit "Days Like This" in 2002. After releasing several other singles on the same label, Escoffery became more noticed for his voice - being noticed by Lennox Lewis, who invited him to Memphis, Tennessee, to sing the national anthem before his boxing match with Mike Tyson. In 2007, Escoffery released an album entitled Move into Soul, which included cover versions of "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Also that year, he received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for his work in the stage musical Parade, and the following year played Mufasa in a London production of The Lion King. Escoffery's other West End credits include Les Misérables, Smokey Joe’s Café, Tommy and Mama I Want to Sing. More here