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, October 19:

Hear new inspirational gospel music from Mandisa. The powerful singer and American Idol contestant won her first Grammy this year and also just won her first 2014 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Mandisa is considered a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life's challenges all around the world.

Web extra: Here is the video for Mandisa's hit song "Overcomer."

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Sunday, October 5:

R&B Legend Gladys Knight has just released a brand new gospel album full of inspirational songs that are dear to her heart. The seven time Grammy winner has earned #1 hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary music. Knight’s album Where My Heart Belongs showcases her faith, her heart, and her unmatched vocal ability.  The longtime Las Vegas resident is the first African-American performer to have her a venue named after her, the Gladys Knight Theater at the Tropicana Hotel.  

Sunday, September 28:

Listen to Soulsations for fresh contemporary sounds from the Rance Allen Group.  The legendary gospel trio skillfully uses horns, rhythmic hand-clapping and a captivating message in their new single called “A Lil' Louder (Clap Your Hands).” The stellar award-winning group is one of the most successful in history.  The three brothers have been singing gospel music for more than 40 years.  The Rance Allen Group’s latest album is scheduled to be released this fall. 

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.