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This is a classic soul music history and personal commentary show that features the 60's, 70's and 80's sound. We flip over the album covers and share stories of the movers and shakers that sang, created, wrote, and produced those sounds. It is informative, entertaining and incorporates culture and lifestyle appropriate content. We’ll educate and entertain you all while keeping the music alive!

This is a classic soul music history and personal commentary show that features the 60's, 70's and 80's sound. We flip over the album covers and share stories of the movers and shakers that sang, created, wrote, and produced those sounds. It is informative, entertaining and incorporates culture and lifestyle appropriate content. We’ll educate and entertain you all while keeping the music alive!

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United States

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This is a classic soul music history and personal commentary show that features the 60's, 70's and 80's sound. We flip over the album covers and share stories of the movers and shakers that sang, created, wrote, and produced those sounds. It is informative, entertaining and incorporates culture and lifestyle appropriate content. We’ll educate and entertain you all while keeping the music alive!

Language:

English

Contact:

2196706417


Episodes

#29 Record Companies That Distributed R&B

2/28/2021
Steve shares some information about how R&B got to be popularized into mainstream music through two pioneer record companies -- King and Specialty. We also chat about how gospel music was spread throughout the US through these record companies. and how many of the gospel groups and artists became popular singers. Our internet station APP is NOW accessible in the Google Play Store! IPhone users can get us through https://app.appinstitute.com/vc3ff If you would like to be a part of our...

Duration:00:35:11

Episode #29 It's A New Year

1/9/2021
Karen and Steve celebrate the New Year with the hosts of shows from www.Thesoundofsoul.net: Terry Ferguson known as Prof. T. Love of the Bowl of Soul, Jerry the Boogieman Mason of the Blues Buffet, Pastors Melvin and Linda Jones of Victory in Christ Church that produces the Top Ten Gospel Countdown and David Bailey of The Soundtracks of Our Lives. Our new station APP will be accessible in the Google Play Store in mid-January. You'll be able to get The Back Cover on there, too. If you would...

Duration:00:44:41

#28 A Salute to the Soul Icons Who Shaped Classic Soul

12/17/2020
While December is a month filled with holiday celebrations, it is also a month that many soul and R&B music enthusiast call "the month that soul music died". On December 11, 1964 Sam Cooke was killed. Cooke had been the greatest influence on soul music -- some saying he was the architect of the sound. He merged the sound of the African American church with secular lyrics and soul was born. Following his tragic death just three years later almost to the day, was the death of Otis Redding,...

Duration:00:23:14

Episode 27 Just A Little Gossip

11/24/2020
Steve and Karen talk about some things that may not be well known -- not actually gossip but... Anyway, we hope that you are well and are taking care of yourselves. We've listed some of the songs we reference in our playlist below and also you can purchase our 2021 Calendar on our website at new station WTSS --The Sound of Soul at www.thesoundofsoul.net. It's a 24-hour station that plays the best of classic soul of the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's. You can hear Karen and Steve LIVE on The...

Duration:00:15:25

Episode 26 We Have Our Own Opinions

10/29/2020
We're back! As usual, Steve drops some knowledge on you about some of the great R&B singers as we celebrate some special days in September. We talk about Billy Preston, Joe Cocker and Sam Cooke. Then we talk about Marvin Gaye's failed attempt at sports and some bad marriages and alimony of the stars. We finally wrap up talking about our favorite TV show theme songs. We definitely have our opinions about that! Finally, I share some GREAT news about our radio show and station...

Duration:00:23:22

Episode 25 -- The Best Versions

9/24/2020
In this podcast, Steve and Karen talk about their favorite re-makes of classic songs. And surprisingly, they agree on some. We are also now, on our new station WTSS --The Sound of Soul at www.thesoundofsoul.net. It's a 24-hour station that plays the best of classic soul of the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's. You can hear Karen and Steve LIVE on The Ride Home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT. Thesoundofsoul.net Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and download the podcast! And...

Duration:00:26:40

The Sounds of the Midwest

7/30/2020
We're back after a Loooooong hiatus. So, we started our return podcast with talking about some of the great groups from the Midwest. Before you say anything: NO, WE DID NOT COVER EVERYONE. We are also now, on our new station WTSS --The Sound of Soul at www.thesoundofsoul.net. It's a 24-hour station that plays the best of classic soul of the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's. You can hear The Ride Home LIVE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and...

Duration:00:16:50

Episode 23 Stax-ing It Up Pt. 2

6/26/2020
This is the second part of our deep dive into Stax Records history. We enjoyed doing this segment. We hope you enjoyed it and learned something, too. In the near future, you will be able to hear us LIVE!!! We're very excited about this. You'll be able to also enjoy the wonderful music that Steve plays. So, stay up to date with us on our Facebook group page. You'll have to join to know what we are doing! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and download! And share this with your friends and...

Duration:00:14:37

Episode 22 Stax-ing It Up!

6/6/2020
This is a tw0 part series about Stax Records in Memphis. This record label helped distribute some of the best funky R&B of the 60's and 70's. Their R&B was raw and soulful. After Stax closed, their artists went on to become even bigger musical acts. There was so much to talk about, that we just had to split it up in two parts. So, stay tuned for part two!! Also, take care of yourselves. We love you! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and download! And share this with your friends and family! You...

Duration:00:20:31

Episode 21 -- Do We Ever Agree on Anything?

5/1/2020
We start off this episode with a conversation with Veda Pickett Neal on the birthday of her father soul legend Wilson Pickett. We then talk about our observations on Mc Hammer, remakes of classic songs, some top soul albums of the 80's and finally Steve's observations -- which are always funny. As we go through this trying season, we want to remind you that music can uplift and move you. Take time to listen to some of your favorite music and also listen to artists that you may never have...

Duration:00:18:08

Salute to a Supreme and Love Songs

4/6/2020
In this podcast we acknowledge the passing of one of the original members of the Supremes, Ms. Barbara Martin. We also talk about love songs and the lack of them. And, Steve rants on his feelings about the Norman Whitfield's writing and producing of the Temptations. We want to also urge you to take precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to have you safe. Please leave a comment and let us know how you are and how you like our podcast! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and download! And...

Duration:00:14:37

Episode 19 -- Spilling the Tea on soul music icons

3/14/2020
In this episode we talk about Little Willie John who was one of the best rhythm and blues performers of the mid 50's and 60's. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, he was the hero to many other performers most notably Hank Ballard and James Brown who both emulated his style on stage. Then we talk about some other R&B performers with our friend Antone who stopped by to see us. He and Steve spill the tea on some soul performers of the 60's and 70's. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and download! And...

Duration:00:14:32

Episode 18 We Love Sweet Soul Love Songs and Tenors

2/27/2020
This episode even made us laugh. We asked the question, "What song moved you from the dance floor to the bedroom?" Boy, did we get answers! If you don't know a lot of soul love songs, this show will definitely help you add to your soul love song playlist. Then we talked about the tenors and falsettos that were some of the best in soul music back in the day. We couldn't list everyone but I think we did a pretty good job. And by the way, shout out to my man, El DeBarge! Don't forget to...

Duration:00:17:22

Episode 17 Sam Cooke and Country Music

1/25/2020
Welcome back to our first episode of 2020! Today we are saluting Sam Cooke. Sam was a tremendous talent who performed both gospel and secular music during the 50's and 60's. He came out of gospel and transformed rock and roll and R&B. With his smooth sound and gospel roots, he developed the sound of SOUL. In fact, he was dubbed the King of Soul and influenced everyone that followed in including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and many others. Not only was he a singer,...

Duration:00:19:11

Episode #16 New albums, old artists

11/29/2019
The holidays are here! Want to know what music to give for Christmas? Why not find some of your favorite artists who may have new music available. We'll share who has released new music (thanks to our friends at SoulTracks.com) and some information that you may not have known about others (Shhhh). Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! And share this with your friends and family! You can also hear us on Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIN and Spotify app if you're using your phone or tablet. If you...

Duration:00:13:11

Episode #15 Didn't Nobody Come to See You, Otis

10/22/2019
That famous line was uttered by our guest Leon Robinson in the Temptations' Story Mini Series. Leon, as he is known professionally, portrayed David Ruffin of the Temptations. Along with that portrayal, Leon has been a cast member and lead in several other musical dramas and movies. Karen and Steve chat with him briefly. Then, we talk about how everything that is old is new again. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! And share this with your friends and family! You can also hear us on the...

Duration:00:15:50

Episode #14 Before Motown there was VeeJay

10/1/2019
Karen and Steve talk with Dr. James Lane, retired history professor from Indiana University Northwest, about the history of VeeJay records, it's charismatic owner Vivian Carter, and Dr. Lane's love of doo wap and music of the 60's. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! And share this with your friends and family! You can also hear us on the Stitcher, Google Play Music and Spotify app if you're using your phone or tablet. If you are in the Gary, IN area, listen Monday - Friday at 2 p.m. on WLTH 1370...

Duration:00:14:56

Episode #13 Who can be compared to ...

9/16/2019
Steve and Karen discuss the comparisons of R&B soul singers and then get into discussions of great music documentaries that should be made. Steve even talks about what he learned about Elton John based on a documentary and his respect for his performance art. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! And share this with your friends and family! You can also hear us on the Stitcher, Google Play Music and Spotify app if you're using your phone or tablet. If you are in the Gary, IN area, listen Monday -...

Duration:00:17:19

Episode 12 --There's So Much to the Jackson Family

9/1/2019
Steve and Karen talk to Chicago-based music writer Jake Austen about some of the history of the Jackson Five and how they created their first record and where they performed as children. Then, they talk with first cousin of the Jacksons, Ron Jackson, about what it was like to be part of the musical family as as backup performer. This is the 10th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. But through it all, fans still come to the little house at 2300 Jackson Street to pay homage to...

Duration:00:17:20

Episode 11 --The secret of tribute groups and why Taj Mahal matters

8/26/2019
Steve and Karen talk with Greg Hill a member of the singing group The Delfonics. He discusses what makes groups "authentic", his upcoming book, and how so many groups end up with nothing more than their name. Then they get a call from a listener who wanted to discuss the musician Taj Mal. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! And share this with your friends and family! You can also hear us on the Stitcher, Google Play Music and Spotify app if you're using your phone or tablet. PLEASE LIKE AND...

Duration:00:17:28