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, October 15

Sunday on Soulsations we remember singer, songwriter, producer Bunny Sigler. He died on October 6 near his home in Philadelphia. He was 76. Sigler was a key figure in helping producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff develop the extremely successful sound of Philadelphia soul sound.

Sunday, October 1

New music from soulful singer/songwriter Ledisi.  Her new release is called Let Love Rule.   The  New Orleans native is a celebrated R&B recording artist. She's an occasional vocal coach and frequent “Artist in Residence” at The Berklee College of Music. As participant in former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Turnaround Arts Program, Ledisi donates her time to encourage students to explore the possibilities through the arts. And later, old school sounds from Wichita’s Own Rudy Love & the Love Family. The band will perform on Saturday, October 7th as part of the Old Town Concert Series at 2nd & Mead in Old Town. The event will kick off with the band, Infinite Layers at 7 p.m. 

Sunday, September 24

Sunday on Soulsations hear neo-soul singer Amel Larrieux. She’s known for her engaging vocals and contribution to movie soundtracks including Barbershop, Love Jones, Takers and Why Did I Get Married?  The beautiful songstress has been featured in Essence and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and a Coca-Cola campaign.

Sunday, September 17

Inspiring music from the long awaited debut release from Natalie Rolfe & Friends.  It’s a collaborative effort made up of a talented group of singers and musicians, all from Wichita. One special guest is included on the project, National Recording artist, Llowell Pye.  He's known for his passionate vocal style and his award-winning work with John P. Kee and gospel group, Men of Standard.

Sunday, September 10

Sunday on Soulsations- An encore program featuring the innovative musical expressions of Al Jarreau. His unique vocal style is considered one of the world’s most precious gifts. The critically-acclaimed jazz/soul performer has won seven Grammy awards and scores of international music awards. Jarreau passed away in February of this year.

Sunday, August 27

Hear music from Chic. The disco/funk band was co-founded by guitarist Nile Rodgers in the 70’s.  Chic feat. Nile Rodgers is currently on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.

Sunday, August 13

Tonight we'll hear R&B artist Chanté Moore. The singer, songwriter, television personality and author will perform as part of Wichita’s Grub & Groove Festival on August 19th. Her new album, The Rising Of The Phoenix, is expected to be released September 15th. 

Sunday, August 6

Sunday on Soulsations hear R&B tunes from After 7.  The group's latest release Timeless is their first new album in more than 20 years. The trio was founded by Melvin and Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell.  The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of R&B singer/producer Kenneth “Babyface" Edmonds.  After 7 will perform as part Wichita’s Grub & Groove Festival on August 19th. 

Sunday, July 30

Hear new music from R&B singer/songwriter Lynne Fiddmont. The lead single/video is from her upcoming CD, Power of Love, a collection of both original songs and covers of soul classics. The first single is “Groovy People." The Urban Music Scene calls it "Fiddmont’s  Motown-styled flip on the Philly Soul classic made famous by the late, great Lou Rawls in 1976." Fiddmont has worked with iconic artists including Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston. 

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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.

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