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, 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. 

Album Cover Art

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.

Sunday, July 13

Hear new music by Afro Elements.  The jazz funk band's sophomore project, Out of the Centre, features a large brass section and two new vocalists. The album also features as it’s special guest musician Barry Finnerty, the former guitarist for many legendary artists, including The Crusaders.

Web extra: Preview Afro Elements' new album Out of the Centre with the featured video.

Sunday June 15, 2014

Sunday on Soulsations hear funky music from the S.O.S. Band. This American R&B and electro-funk group rose to popularity in the 1980s, and are known for their first hit single "Take Your Time (Do It Right)."

The group also worked with the phenomenal duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in the 80s.  Jam & Lewis have more number ones than any other songwriting and production team in history.  The S.O.S. Band is currently working on a 2014 release.

Platon Official Photo

Sunday June 8, 2014

Sunday on Soulsations, hear songs from the unforgettable voice of Luther Vandross.  The music master was honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 3, 2014.  Vandross is ranked 54 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and was included as one of NPR's 50 Great Voices in 2010.

Web extra: Luther Vandross performs "A House Is Not A Home" live at the NAACP Image Awards in 1988.

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