Sean Whyte

It's Science of Soul time once again. This week we feature up and coming Chicago Soul man Sean Whyte who's new EP "Love Affairs" is set to raise his profile dramatically, Known as the Prince of R&B Sean looks set for a busy 2017 with the backing of Leonard Green and IIlustra records everything looks in place for a successful launch of his debut set. Also on this weeks show we have tracks from the latest albums by October London, Rene Rose, Eric Benet and a new name to me Ms Adria Shahid plus Groove Association and another track from last weeks featured artist Marlo Wells.

The Contours c.1990's (centre)
I was very sad to hear the news that long time (since 1961)  Contours member Sylvester Potts had passed. I 'd the privilege of knowing Sylvester for many years and always found him to a good man he will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

The Science of Soul is very well settled-in to the new Black Country Radio studios, and back in full swing, Sit back hit the play button and enjoy the music and please remember to tell a friend..

Playlist for Sunday 15-01-2017
Hour One
Curtis Mayfield - Your'e So Good To Me
October London ft. Faith Evans - Bring Me Up
Ms Monique - Becoming The Man I Want
Dionne Warwick - We Never Said Goodbye
Harvey Scales - Single Girl
Groove Association ft Georgie B - I Cant Wait
Smoke - So Glad You Came Along
Marlo Wells - Dropped Da Ball
Cliff & Freda Payne - No Pain, No Gain
Sean Whyte - Tap Out
Sean Whyte - Gold
Rene Rose - Feels So Good
Anthony Watson - I Can't Stop This Feeling

Hour Two
Lady Champagne
Adria Shahid - Lay Me Down
Ty Causey - Ordinary Guy
Andy Stokes - Let's Have A Good Time
Lady Champagne - Crazy For Me
The Moments - So This Is Our Goodbye
Dave "Baby" Cortez - Unaddressed Letter
Otis & Shug - Thank You For My Baby
Eric Benet - Fun & Games
Billy Paul - I Think I'll Stay Home Today
Darryl Day Pearson - How Many Times
The Chi-Lites - We Need Order
Rheel Menn - Before You Go

Sean Whyte biography:

Born on 10/20/1981 as Calvin F. Jefferson, Jr. in Chicago, IL. He was inspired to sing by watching his Dad practice with his band in the early 1980’s. He began singing at the ripe age of 7, realizing God had given him the talent to sing, Calvin emerged as Sean Whyte. Musical influences are the talented Steve Wonder, R. Kelly and Joe Thomas. Sean Whyte has been writing since the age of 17 and producing since 2006/ Sean Whyte's purpose is to create original R&B music that people will love to listen to and leave a musical footprint in the industry of music.


Marlo Wells

Marlo Wells
Thanks for stopping by this weeks Science of Soul, We are getting back in full swing this week as we feature the current contemporary gospel album from Marlo Wells "2nd Chance". The Gentleman from Highland Park Detroit but now residing in California as delivered a classy set songs that are well produced and performed, It will appeal to both Gospel & traditional Soul lovers. Also check out the video and bio ect at the bottom of the page. Marlo will be releasing a new EP on Feb 25th "Essence of Love" I will keep you updated on that.Other new music this week comes from Rene Rose , Uncle Charlie Wilson and a young man from my home town Birmingham England Carvalho & Deepconsoul plus a new single fro the beautiful Ms Gina Carey.

Sad News to start the year is Southern Soul Icon and daughter of Jr. Walker, Big Cynthia passed on January 3rd though her recording output may not be to well known outside of the Southern soul circuit she was Immensely popular and well loved...She Will Be Missed.
Lots of great music for the old school lovers this week be sure to pay attention to the tracks from Sandra Wright I spent nearly an hour trying to decide between two tracks in the end I decided on both.
Negotiations are currently underway with a new outlet for the Science of Soul in the USA both Terrestrial and Internet if it all works out it will open up a new area for us I will keep you posted on that..OK on with the music please feel free to share the Science of Soul Link with friends after all the music belongs to everyone.

Track list 08/01/17
Hour One
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - The Love I Lost
Rene Rose - In The Bay
Kim Tibbs - I Need You For Love
Charlie Wilson - I'm Blessed
Avant/keke Wyatt - You & I
Hearts of Stone - If I Could Give You The World
Marlo Wells - I Don't Know What I'd Do
Marlo Wells - A Second Chance
Robert Gee - Steppen' Out Tonight
Carvalho & Deepconsoul - Soul New
Anthony Watson - Solid Love Affair
Sandra Wright - I'm Not Strong Enough
Tomorrows Promise - He Don't Love You Like I Do
Sandra Wright - A Man Can't Be A Man

Hour Two
Windy City - Let Me Ride
Individuals - Together We Can..
Aneel - Crazy Thang
Marlo Wells - Dream Again
Rheel Men - Chose You
Jay W King - I'm So Afraid
Gina Carey - Funky Cold Brotha
Barry White - Come On
Crosstown Express - Let Me Try
Carl Carlton - This Feelings Rated X-Tra
The Whispers - Great Day
Smoke - Don't Take Your Love
Gene Chandler - Here Comes The Tears Again

Marlo Wells biography:      
Marlo Wells is an phenomenal male vocalist that currently lives in southern California by way of Detroit Michigan. He describes his music as Smuuzic or Smooth Jazz Worship Music. Marlo has come a long way from his early claim to fame of opening for Yolonda Adams ,and Take 6.
Marlo released his first CD Simply Marlo on April 1, 2012. Soul Discovery Radio Podcast in the United Kingdom ranked Marlo's song Hands Up number 1 on their playlist for the first week of June 2012. As a result of the overwhelming positive support of friends, family, Church and hundreds of new fans, over 1000 Simply Marlo CD's were sold within the first month of release. More
Smuuzic is a huge melting pot of authentic sounds such as Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul and ultimately cultivating Gospel. Marlo's lyrics denotes the taste of poetry which transcends in a form of story telling. He is seen by many as an amazing vocalist and artist with a smooth touch; but yet with a powerful delivery that is inspired by God and captures the hearts of thousands!

Early December Marlo will release his second CD that is already receiving rave reviews as he shares some of the new songs in his recent tours throughout California. Marlo is scheduled to sing at various churches, as well as Jazz venues throughout California. His music can be heard and purchased on Itunes, CD baby, Amazon and pretty much any of the online artist outlets. Get ready to be encouraged as you hear the Smuuzic Sounds of Marlo Wells. More at:-  http://www.simplymarlowells.com/


Robert Gee

New studio
Welcome to the first Science of Soul for 2017, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year and say thank you for all the support that was given in 2016 I truly appreciate you. The new year looks very promising as we settle into our new home at BCR Radio the mother station for the Science of Soul and the syndicated stations in the USA who have played a major part in the shows growth, a special acknowledgement is due to Melvin Jordan who's Legend Radio Network were the first to pick up on the show some 3 years ago and have been instrumental in helping to reach the global audience that we now have.

The Science of Soul Website was created from day one by my great friend of more years than either of us care to remember Mickey Nold and the dedication he as shown is nothing short of amazing, he truly is the backbone of The Science of Soul, I cannot begin to tell you how important this man as been to the growth and development of the show. Thank you also to all the artists who constantly show there support by providing music, the promotion guys who provide info and help keep us up to date and last but certainly not least the great feed back and encouragement from listeners all around the world...TOGETHER WE ARE THE SCIENCE OF SOUL.
Featured artist this week is Robert Gee his latest project "The EP" as been very well received by critics and fans alike, it's very clear to see this was a labour of love and I wanted to save it to kick start the new year in style..I think your gonna enjoy it.
Quite a a mixture of recent releases and old skool classics to set the tone for 2017 so sit back and enjoy and please feel free to spread the word it's how we grow and keep soul music for the generations to come...

Science of Soul Playlist 1st January 2017
Hour One
Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy
Incognito - All I Ever Wanted
Flamingosis - What Went Wrong
Ali Tennant - If I Was Your Man
Joe Bataan - I Do Love You
Barbara Brown - Pity A Fool
Robert Gee - All I Ever Wanted
Robert Gee - All This Love I Have Is For You
Carl Carlton - Morning Noon & Nighttime
Dynamic Superiors - Shoe Shoe Shine
Cardell - Cool (remix)
Leela James - Don't Want You Back
Keith Sweat - Dress To Impress

Hour Two
The Moments - Gotta Find A Way
L.T.D. - Thank You Mother
Robert Gee - I've Given You My Best
Dennis Graham - Kinda Crazy
October London - My Sweet Love
The Originals - Baby I'm For Real
Pebo Bryson - I've Been Down
James Brown - Someone To Talk To
Ralfi Pagan - I Could Never Hurt You Girl
The Temptations - Special
Aretha Franklin - Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Robert Gee's biography:-
Discovered by Patti LaBelle as a teen during her triumphant run in Vinnette Carroll’s Broadway musical, “Your Arms To Short To Box With God,” Robert soon followed in that legend’s footsteps as an Amateur Night winner at the world famous Apollo Theater. Gee draws his inspiration from great soul men like Luther Vandross (who gave him his first job in LA), Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Peabo Bryson, Prince, Lionel Ritchie, Marvin Gaye to Usher. Gee has been singing professionally since the age of 15 and brings with him many years of experience as a front man for east coast Pop ,R&B and jazz cover bands. Playing everywhere from the nightclubs of Philly, New York and DC to The Grand Opera House in Armenia! More at www.robertgee.com/bio/

The Dynamic Superiors 2017


Mayer Hawthorne

It's the festive season and all that I know is everyone's busy, so an extra big thank you is due for taking time out to visit the Science of Soul. Just a little note there will be no show on Christmas day but we will return on New Years Day as normal. I must take this chance to also make apologies for some of the disruption over the last few weeks partly due to my stateside trip and BCR Radio moving to brand new studios I'm sure you can imagine the logistics of moving to new studios whilst keeping the station on air 24 hours a day. Well done to all the BCR  tech crew who have done an amazing job.
Featured artist this week is Mayer Hawthorne his latest release "Party of One" is a six track EP I love the 3 tracks I have included and I hope you enjoy them. Other new music this week comes from Carmichael Musiclover, Lina Loi, Ali Tennant,Tara and a real nice Christmas track from Chicago's Sean Whyte plus a new issue 7 inch single from Energy MC2 on Soul Junction Records. Old school folk have no fear I got you covered to the Aaron Neville track is pretty special a big thanks to Mickey Nold for bringing this to my attention

Sadly it was announced this week that former member of Mystique and The Impressions Ralph Johnson passed it's been a cruel year for real. He will be missed and remembered.

Have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back on New Years day live as normal at 8pm GMT. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support throughout 2016 lets "Click a Glass" to 2017...

Playlist for 18-11-2016

Hour One
The Jones Girls - Getting On With My Life
Kim Scott - Sweet Obsession
Carmichael Musiclover - My Star
Arthur Alexander - I Need You Baby
Sharon Jones & The Dapp Tones ft Lee Fields - Stranded In Your Love (RIP)
R Kelly - Flyin' On My Sleigh
Ali Tennant - Suffer For Love
Tara - Work It
Aaron Neville - She Took You For A Ride
Mayer Hawthorne - A New Love
Mayer Hawthorne - Time For Love
Sean Whyte - For Christmas
Energy MC2 - If You Break It
Lina - Dip

Hour Two
Latisha - My Husband To
Legally Blynd - You
Billy Butler - Now You Know
Skip Mahoney & The Casuals - I Love You
Angelique Sabrina - Fairytale
Kitty & The Haywoods - Mystic Stranger
Mel & Tim - It's Those Little Things
Leroy Allen - I Got To Have You
Mayer Hawthorne - Someone Like You
Mystique feat Ralph Johnson -  Fill You Up (RIP)
Soul Children - I'll Be The Other Woman
Brighter Shade Of Darkness - Something To Remember
Johnny Bristol - You Turn Me On

Mayer Hawthorne biography:
Mayer Hawthorne, the project of Detroit's dj, producer and singer-songwriter Andrew Cohen, debuted with A Strange Arrangement (Stones Throw, 2009), a faithful reconstruction of the sound of Motown soul of the Sixties that was entirely performed and assembled by him in person. Not a postmodernist meditation on a style but a straightforward nostalgic imitation of that style, notably Just Ain't Gonna Work Out, Maybe So, Maybe No, I Wish It Would Rain, Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'?, One Track Mind. How Do You Do (2011) was a better sculpted exercise in blue-eyed soul revival influenced by Steely Dan's lounge elegance: Can't Stop, Finally Falling, No Strings, and especially The Walk and A Long Time. Meanwhile the relentless Motown party sound lives on with Dreaming
 and Hooked