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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, January 31

Join us this week for soul music from Paige Bryan, daughter of comedian Sinbad, and the latest release from 3WB – 3 Winans Brothers featuring the Clark Sisters. Plus Wichita singer/songwriter Eugene Canady talks about his jazz/gospel release, Blue Skies

Sunday, January 17

As we celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King this holiday weekend, hear freedom music on Soulsations from internationally acclaimed Sweet Honey In The Rock. The African-American female A cappella ensemble known for its beautiful harmonies will release a new album, #LoveInEvolution, on January 22.

Sunday, January 10

We remember singer/songwriter Nick Caldwell, one of the founding members of the legendary R&B group, The Whispers. Caldwell died as a result of heart failure January 5, 2016, at age 71. 

Sunday, December 27

Sunday on Soulsations,  hear new sounds from R&B vocal trio After 7, also a classic New Year’s Eve song from Lou Rawls.

Sunday, December 20 

'Tis the Season!  Christmas music on Soulsations features new sounds from Kenya with "Little Drummer Boy" and classic Christmas tunes including Donny Hathaway with the soulful "This Christmas".

Hear Kenya's "Little Drummer Boy" here:

Sunday, December 13

Sunday on Soulsations,  Broadway star, Tony Award nominee and Wichita native Karla Burns explains how she came to record her jazzy version of “Joy To The World.”  Also, hear additional Christmas music from such favorites as Mary Mary, Anita Baker, Israel and New Breed, and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Sunday, November 22

This Sunday Soulsations features Thanksgiving music! Hear an hour of R&B and gospel tunes about being grateful and giving thanks including Sly and the Family Stone, William DeVaughn, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Clark Sisters and The Williams Brothers. 

Sunday, November 15

This week on Soulsations we hear new music from inspirational singer and guitarist Travis Greene.  The youth pastor and worship director's latest release is called The Hill and features the chart-topping single "Intentional". 

Sunday, November 8

Tonight we'll hear new music from R&B singer Lalah Hathaway.  She’s celebrating 25 years as a recording artist.  Her new album Lalah Hathaway Live was recorded at the Troubador in Los Angeles earlier this year in front of a celebrity crowd including Patti Labelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell and Kenny Lattimore.  The two-time Grammy winner performed on the same stage that her father, the late Donny Hathaway, recorded his live album in 1972. 

Sunday, November 1

Tonight we'll hear new music from Lianne La Havas.  The British folk and soul artist is considered one of the premier singer/songwriters of her generation. 

Her new album is called Blood.  Here is she is performing at NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert: