Soulsations

Sundays at 6pm

Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music.

You’ll hear the sounds of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, dubbed the best kept secret in the industry, musical innovators Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye along with other tunes from Motown’s golden era. You’ll discover the distinct sounds of contemporary gospel from Yolanda Adams to the long-time a cappella gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, known as house wreckers because they “bring down the house” when they perform.

We’ll also showcase new works from seasoned R&B veterans including Al Green and Aretha Franklin plus gospel siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans. Join Carla Eckels Sunday evenings for an hour of pure musical enjoyment.

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Sunday, July 23

Sunday on Soulsations R&B crooner Babyface sings about love.  His latest old school album is called Return of the Tender Lover. Last week Babyface reportedly serenaded music genius Steve Wonder and his new bride during their wedding reception.

Sunday, July 16

Hear music from the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight. The R&B legend has spent more than five decades in the music business. Knight will perform at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina, Kansas on July 22nd.

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Sunday, July 9

Sunday, July 2

Sunday on Soulsations, hear an encore program of engaging music from one of the most successful bands in America. Earth, Wind & Fire, along with CHIC featuring Nile Rogers, will be on tour this summer beginning July 12th, in Oakland, CA. 

Sunday, June 25

Sunday on Soulsations hear “Rock Steady” a 1971 funky soul gem from Aretha Franklin.  The Queen of Soul recently took part in an inaugural Detroit Music Weekend festival with a street naming and a tribute concert as well as her own free headline show in downtown Detroit. The 75 year-old Franklin is working on a new album with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lionel Richie that she hopes to have out by January 2018.

Sunday, June 18

Hear new music from singer and two-time Grammy Award nominee, Stokley Williams. For more than two decades he’s been the lead vocalist for R&B band Mint Condition, known for several hits including: "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes).”  His new album is called Introducing Stokely

Sunday, June 11

Sunday on Soulsations hear jazzy, soulful sounds from Los Angeles-based drummer, Laval W. Belle.  He's known for his explosive synchronization behind popular artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, and Lyle Lovett. He’s also enjoyed playing drums for such artists as George Benson, Andrae Crouch and Brian McKnight. In addition to his drumming, Belle is a respected author, playwright and minister. 

Sunday, June 4

Sunday on Soulsations, hear inspiring gospel music from singer/songwriter Jonathan Nelson.  The husband, father, son of a preacher, and artist/producer has been an inspiring worship leader at his home church, The Faith Center, in Sunrise, Florida. Nelson’s fifth and latest release is a live recording entitled Fearless. Nelson believes listeners will receive his music by “embracing the messages, melodies and songs."

Sunday, May 28

Sunday on Soulsations-- We conclude our month-long celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder. Hear highlights of an  interview with Wonder’s childhood friend Margaret Terry.  The Detroit native remembers the mad rush from neighbors and friends every time Wonder would return home, go to her house and start playing his infectious music!

Sunday, May 21

Hear a love song from O’Bryan. The R&B singer/songwriter is known for his very popular 1983 cover of the Stevie Wonder tune “You and I.” O’Bryan has released a 2017 ballad, “For The Love Of You.”

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