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.

Listen to the most recent Soulsations show:

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Sunday, February 1

Sunday, January 25

Hear new gospel jazz music from award-winning keyboardist and producer Ben Tankard on Soulsations Sunday.   His new release,  Full Tank 2.0,  will be released on February 10 and features R&B and gospel artist Shirley Murdock and jazz artist Kirk Whalum.

Web extra: Here is Ben Tankard's video for the single "Reach Out and Touch" featuring Kirk Whalum.

Sunday, January 18

Listen for music from soul singer, songwriter and classically trained pianist Avery*Sunshine. Rooted in gospel, the Atlanta songstress sings music that articulates the complexities of life with insight.

Sunday, January 11

Tonight on Soulsations, Carla Eckels remembers the "Father of Modern Gospel" Andraé Crouch, who died on January 8. Listen for Carla's 1997 interview with Crouch. 

Sunday, January 4

Soulsations starts the new year off right this Sunday evening. Listen for tunes from the Best of 2014 list, featuring our favorite R&B and gospel albums of 2014. The full list of Soulsations favorites can be found here, along with favorites from other KMUW music programs here.

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

  Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

  Sunday, December 21

A conversation with  R&B Grammy award-winning singer/composer Howard Hewett this Sunday on Soulsations. The phenomenal tenor was lead vocalist for the disco/soul late 70s trio Shalamar and recently released a new single. Hear his array of music including Christmas tunes. Hewett will be in concert at Wichita’s 40 Plus Lounge December 27th. For more information on the event, click  here.

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Sunday, December 14:

Hear holiday music from the new release Christmas Goes Gospel: Tis the Season on Soulsations.  The release features Christmas tunes from Mary Mary, Hezekiah Walker, The Temptations, Jonathan Butler, Take 6 and Israel Houghton & New Breed.

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Sunday, December 7:

Listen for selections from A Very Maysa Christmas, the first holiday album by the soul artist Maysa. Her voice has been described as “smooth and as rich as chocolate” by Blues & Soul Magazine while The Dallas Morning News declares it “sublime…down-home funky one moment and elegantly jazzy the next.”

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