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, September 21:

Grammy Award-winning contemporary gospel artist Dorinda Clark-Cole has a new single out titled “You Are.” Known as one of the legendary Clark sisters, Dorinda’s new album will be available in 2015. 

Web extra: Here's Dorinda performing her single "You Are."

Sunday, September 7:

This week on Soulsations, we'll hear selections from The Walls Group's new album Fast Forward. This contemporary gospel group from Houston, Texas is made up of four of eight Walls siblings: Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah. The brothers and sisters bring a youthful, fun approach to gospel, which can be heard on their popular single "Perfect People."

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Sunday, August 31:

Hear music from Motown legend Smokey Robinson. The acclaimed singer-songwriter has a new release out called Smokey & Friends.  The duets album features songs with Ledisi, John Legend, Elton John and James Taylor.  Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet”, the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s career spans over 4 decades of hits.  He's been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

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Sunday, August 24:

Hear the new release from famed vocalist Al Jarreau, My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. The album features music brought to life by legendary keyboardist and composer George Duke who passed away August 6, 2013.  Jarreau and Duke were long-time friends who started performing together in San Francisco, California in the mid 60s.  Jarreau assembled an all-star tribute album featuring Lalah Hathaway, Diane Reeves, Boney James, Jeffery Osborne, Kelly Price and Gerald Albright. 

Sunday, August 17:

Hear music from Average White Band's All the Pieces: The Complete Studio Recordings 1971 - 2003. The new release features the Scottish funk and R&B band’s entire catalogue of recorded material on a 19-disk box set, which includes all of the band's original studio albums. 

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Sunday, August 10:

Hear music from Tasha Page-Lockhart; the Detroit-based singer is the winner of BET's gospel music competition "Sunday Best." Page-Lockhart achieved victory over the 15,000 people who auditioned. Overcoming homelessness and drug use several years ago, the talented vocalist takes nothing for granted. Page-Lockhart is signed to gospel icon Kirk Franklin's label, Fo Yo Soul. She's currently touring the country promoting her new album Here Right Now.

Sunday, August 3:

This Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from R&B singer/songwriter Kem and his latest single "It's You."  The Motown artist will release his much anticipated fourth album Promise To Love later this month. 

Web Extra: Watch the official lyric video of Kem's "It's You."  

Sunday, July 20:

Hear music from R&B and funk group the Bar-Kays. The band celebrates 50 years in the music industry.  The Bar-Kays performed at the White House last year in a “Memphis Soul” concert.  The group is also part of the 2014 Master's of Funk World Tour.  

Web Extra: The Bar-Kays perform "Shine" on the set of Soul Train.

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