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, 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: 

Sunday, October 25

Sunday on Soulsations hear a new single from the Chicago Mass Choir.   The internationally acclaimed choir celebrates 25 years of singing uplifting gospel dedicated to its church roots.   High-energy, traditional gospel hits like "Holy Ghost Power" and "I Can Go to the Rock" have garnered the Chicago Mass Choir numerous music awards.  

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Sunday, October 18

Hear new music from South African guitarist Jonathan Butler.  He began singing and playing guitar at the age of 7 and was one of the first  black artists to be played on white radio stations in South Africa. Butler's music includes R&B and gospel and jazz.  His latest release, Free features gospel music.

Sunday, October 11

Hear soulful music from gospel singer and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples.  Her family group the Staple Singers inspired millions and helped fuel the civil rights movement with their tunes.  Performing for more than 60 years, Staples is currently on the Solid Soul Tour with Joan Osborne. 

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Sunday, October 4

Hear the new single from Jermaine Jackson.  The singer/bass guitar player is a member of one of the most famous families in entertainment, The Jackson family. His new release is called Summer Time Feeling

Sunday, September 27

New uplifting music from Kim Burrell this week on Soulsations.  The powerhouse gospel singer and Houston pastor just released her sixth album, A Different Place.  Burrell will be featured in the Festival of Praise Tour 2015 on October 1st at Hartman Arena in Park City (north of Wichita) along with Grammy/Stellar award-winners Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond.

Sunday, September 20

Hear new music from arranger/producer Brandon Williams.  The  Detroit-based, Grammy nominated musician has recorded with the legendary Stevie Wonder, as well as worked with gospel artist Vicki Winans and R&B artist Lalah Hathaway. Williams, who has toured internationally says "I want people to know I am a ‘real’ producer…I’m striving to be among the people that bring good music back to the world.  Real good, feel good, life–altering, soul healing music is what I’m about."

Sunday, September 13

Hear inspirational music from singer/songwriter Bryan Pound.  His music is on a new compilation release featuring independent artists from around the country, Gerand Da Gospel Truth Jones Presents Independent Spirit Vol. 1.

Sunday, September 6

Hear music from Gospel icon Kirk Franklin. The multi platinum selling artist has out a new single, Wanna Be Happy. Franklin is a pioneer in bridging gaps among various musical styles, uniting audiences across gospel, hip-hop, pop, and R&B. Franklin is also the best-selling author of The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms and is the host and executive producer of BET’s gospel talent show Sunday Best.

Sunday, August 30

Soulsations highlights multi-talented R&B balladeer Brian McKnight with his new release called "Uh Oh Feeling".  The talented singer known for his strong falsetto range also plays several instruments including piano, trombone and guitar.  This brand-new single comes as McKnight readies a new album via Kolbalt Label Services to be released in January.

Listen to "Uh Oh Feeling" here: