5.12.16

Ty Causey

Ty Causey held up at finger point
It's that time of year again when Christmas is almost upon us, so just thought I'd remind you of the reason for the season, and feature Ty Causey's excellent festive set called "Christmas Flow," as you would expect from Ty it's slick and beautifully put together and not the same old tired Christmas songs, it includes 10 completely new songs composed arranged and produced by this incredibly talented man and one of the nicest guys in the business, a timeless album that I highly recommend.

I have just got back from my most recent trip Stateside, so I will featuring some of the amazing artists that I ran into with some at the Thanksgiving Soul Jam held at the Star Plaza that was just pretty amazing. When you have the likes of Bloodstone, Blue Magic, Enchantment, The Manhattans, The Dramatics & Lenny Williams in one house you know what I'm talking 'bout !!! 

Got the T-Shirt!
A big thank you to Mickey for keeping everything ticking over in my absence, as always. As I write this I have not set my playlist yet, so it will be a surprise to me too, but my selections will most likely reflect that the above show, lol. 

It will be the very last Science of Soul from our current studio's in Stourbridge,  Black Country Radio are moving to brand new building at Merry Hill Centre, I will include some photographs over the next couple of weeks just to let you see, and remember, tell a friend about the the Science of Soul pretty please.



Playlist for Sunday 03-12-2016
Hour One
Natasha Watts - Love Who You Are
DaPaul - In The Sun
The Lovelites - How Do I Tell My Mom & Dad
Mo B - Toast It Up
Bobby Hutton - 20 Years Later
Ty Causey - Christmas Flow
Ty Causey - Treasure For Life
Bloodstone - We Go A Long Way Back
Ty Juan - I Want Cha
Adrena - What About Joanne
Gene Chandler - I'll Remember You
Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
Enchantment - It's You That I Need



Hour Two
Pat Stallsworth - Questions
Switch - I Wanna Be Closer
Skip Mahoney & The Casuals - Bless My Soul
The Whispers - I Was Born When You Kissed Me
Phil Perry - Closer To Heaven
Heaven & Earth - I Can't Seem To Forget You
Marvin Gaye - My Last Chance
Calvin Richardson - Home In A Minit
Ty Causey - Jesus Is The Reason For The Season
Prince Philip Mitchell - I Taught Her Everything
The Masqueraders - I'm A Travelling Man
The Manhattans - Picture Became Quite Clear


Ty Causey Biography is on his other podcast page

27.11.16

27-11-2016

Playlist Sunday 27-11-2016

Hour One
The Jacksons - Good Times
Betty Wright - Old Songs
Charlie Wilson - There Goes My Baby
Curtis Mayfield - Sol Music
Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime
J.J. Barnes - You're Just A Living Doll
The Ohio Players - Thinkin' Of You
The Tower Of Power - Happy 'bout That
Willie Hutch - Don't Let Nobody
Impact - Smile Awhile
Mandrill - Love Made Me Over
Randy Darbonne - U Kiss Me


Hour Two
Dionne Warwick & The Spinners - Just As Long As We
Ben E King - Supernatural Thing
Wilson Pickett - Mr Magic Man
Gene Chandler - Haven't I Heard That Line Before
Bobby Womack - He'll Be There When The Sun Goes Down
The Originals - You're The One [check Special - right]
Wendell B/Cupid -  We Steppin' Out Tonight (Remix)
Major Lance - Stay Away From Me (I love U2 Much)
Lonnie Hill - Galvaston Bay
Lou Rawls - If I Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
J. Blackfoot/Lenny Williams - I'm Just A Fool For You
The Dells - Bring Back The Love
The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get [see Special-right]

21.11.16

Petawane

RIP Sharon Jones
Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul. It's with much sadness I have to report the loss of yet another soul legend, Ms Sharon Jones. Sharon has done so much to keep the soul flame burning for the last decade along with the Daptone label and her legacy and place in soul history is secure. Rest in Heaven Sharon Jones. On this weeks show my Featured Artist is Harlem, New York's own Petawane, I'll be spinning 3 tracks from this immensely talented guy, some of you will know these songs, but if like me you missed them, your in for a real treat! Representing the ladies corner this week I have new music from Ms Leela James, this lady can do know wrong for me and I am looking forward to her forthcoming album. Southern Soul lady Nellie Tiger Travis is back with a brand new single titled "All The Lovers," just my opinion, but I think it's her best yet! You will remember her from the hit record called "Mr Sexy Man,"  a tune from just a couple of years ago, somewhat a novelty song, but this new one is far more real and hope it proves to be a hit for her.


Gene Rice's new set titled"G3" his first in quite awhile, plus I have another track from last weeks feature Ty Juan from the album "Signature," just gets better the more you hear it. Making his 'SOS' debut is B Hollywood  with his latest offering, it's a nice mellow affair, just how I like them. "Right Here Right Now" is getting some great reviews two. Enough chat from me except to say my apologies if you tried to reach in the Studio during the live show, this and next weeks show have had to be pre-recorded due to my Stateside trip. Music time just hit the play button and enjoy...

*** SORRY NO PODCAST THIS WEEK ***
Playlist for 20-11-2016
Hour One
Cardell - It's Cool (remix)
Little Anthony & The Imperials - If You Can't
L V Johnson - So Cold And Mean
The Jacksons - Push Me Away
Bigg Robb - Can I Get To Know You
Ty Juan - Last Time
Bloodstone - Closer
B Hollywood - Right Here Right Now
Teena Marie - The Long Play
Petawane - Watch That Girl
Petawane - Gone So Long
James Brown - These Foolish Things

Hour Two
J Holiday - The Wrong Lover
Gill Scott-Heron - Winter In America
Gerald Levert - Didn't We
William Devaughn - Kiss & Make Up
Valentine Brothers - This Kinda Love
Vick Allen - I Gotta Have It
Gene Rice - I Wanna Be Your Man
Freddie Jackson - Slow Dance
Petawane - Love Soldier
The Stylistics - Your As Right As Rain
Leela James - Don't Want You Back
Nellie Tiger Travis - All The Lovers

Petawane biography:
Petawane (pronounced Pee-tah-wayne) was born and in the Village of Harlem, NYC. He began putting on impromptu performances at the request of his Dad to entertain his friends. It was then realized he wanted to be a performer. He embarked on a mission to fulfill his dream ever since.
Known as a "Young Old Soul", Petawane counts as his influences Sam Cooke, Nat "King" Cole, Teddy Pendergrass, Willie Hutch, Curtis Mayfield, groups like; The Five Stairsteps, The Jackson Five, The Sylvers, The Chi-Lites, The Moments, and The Delfonics. It is to their standards that he has raised the bar for himself. He has found a way to channel their passionate energy into his performances, all while maintaining a delivery that is vintage yet fresh and cutting-edge, allowing him to connect with audiences of all ages with the soulful depth and sincerity of his rich tenor Voice and descriptive Lyrics .... More at SoulTracks

14.11.16

Ty Juan

Thanks for visiting The Science of Soul this week. Featured Artist this week is Atlanta based Ty Juan and his new album called "Signature," think it's pretty special showing well crafted songs just dripping in soul. You'll will be hearing a lot about this album I feel sure. I have new music from The Dazz Band's Stan Edward Moore which is being well received on both sides of the Atlantic. I'm also gonna give you a little peek into the forthcoming album from Roy Roberts that I think you might like (thanks to Dave Welding @ Soul Junction Records for this.) He is essentially a Blues man, this will appeal to Soul folks as well, more information on the album as and when I get it.

Andy Stokes has just released his "Full Circle" EP, and the man from Portland, Oregon, is sounding pretty smooth, I'm thinking the standout track for me is "Lets Have A Good Time." I am going dip into the Motown vaults for a moment to bring to you Ivy Jo Hunter's version of the Spinners classic "Truly Yours." It's just one of  'the' Motown Classics that he wrote. His contribution to the 'The Sound of Young America' was immense. 10 years this week since we lost Gerald Levert, a documentary is  included below in remembrance. OK it's music time hit the play button and enjoy. Please remember to tell a friend about the Science of Soul..



Playlist Sunday 13-11- 2016
Sir Charles Jones
Hour One
James 'JT' Taylor - Feel The Need
Andy Stokes - Lets Have A Good Time
Stan Edward Moore - Tennessee Whisky
Ivy Jo Hunter - Truly Yours
Joe Leavy - Real Love
Con-Funk-Shun - By Your Side
Ty Juan - I'm Right Here
Ty Juan - 2 B Loved
Gregory Porter - On My Way To Harlem
Roy Roberts - Should Have Been Over
Ann Hines - Tearjerker
Sir Charles Jones - Glow



Ty Causey @ Forte Wayne
Hour Two
The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again 
Blue Magic - Summer Snow
Stan Mosley - My Problem
Raw Shaw - Ghetto Tactics
Jesse James - If You Want A Love Affair
Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World
Ty Juan - Sunshine
Ms Monique - Mr Do Right
Will Downing - Does Your Momma Know About Me 
Teddy Pendergrass - Lets Talk About It
Ty Causey - Just Another Love Affair
We remember you all


Ty Juan Biography:
Have you ever had the thirst for new music but everything you heard all sounded the same? Well look no further. This gentlemen coming out of New Jersey is sure to give you what you have been waiting for. Ty Juan began singing at age 5. His family quickly took notice to his talent and love for music and began letting him participate in school plays and also sing in the youth choir at church. Influenced by some of the greats like Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, New Edition, all the way up to artists such as, Boyz II Men, Silk, Shai, R Kelly, and Dave Hollister. Ty Juan had taken his musical elements to another level. Ty Juan started a group called Something Smooth in 1997. The group was a local success in Amarillo, Texas where they got to perform with some of the industries top artist at the time such as Xscape, H-Town, 69 Boyz, Ideal, Zapp and the immortal Roger Troutman, just to name a few. The group signed with an independent label where they put out their first and only album. The group split up but that did not stop Ty Juan from reaching for his dream.  More at: cdBaby