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Bobby Womack

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of soul music's most prolific artists. Bobby Womack was an incredible songwriter, guitar player and singer. For over 50 years he blended his unique style of soul, blues, country, gospel and rock together in songs like "It's All Over Now" "Woman's Gotta Have it" "Across 110th Street" and many more. It all starts at 7pm!


Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Once every four years we get an extra day in February. Celebrate this leap year by getting an extra song by each artist we play on tonight's show. Join host Tom Shaker as he plays two in a row by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Sam & Dave and many others. It all starts at 7pm!

Marvin Sease

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we remember a "lost soul" of the southern R&B music scene.  Marvin Sease started out singing gospel but found his success singing explicit songs about love & food. It all starts at 7pm!

Offiong Bassey...Shining Like the Moon

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

Singer/songwriter and poet, Offiong Bassey stops by the studio to talk with Host Bonnie Johnson about her debut album Offiong Bassey and upcoming birthday concert. Nominated as New Artist of the Year for the 2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, Ms. Bassey's music reflects "Afro-Peruvian rhythms and funk to R&B and Nigerian Ekombi". She will perform on Tuesday, November 12th 2013 (8pm) at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.  Tune in at 4pm.


Soul Covers

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Curtis Mayfield covering The Carpenters?  The Isley Brothers covering Seals & Crofts? On this week's show you'll hear all those Top 40 songs you grew up with a whole new soul twist! Join host Tom Shaker Monday night at 7pm!

Soul Train in Heaven

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he remembers those musical artists who passed away in 2012. From Donna Summer to Joe South to Don Cornelius, their musical legacy lives on. Hop aboard the Soul Serenade Train this week. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!

Soul Guitar

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate the birthday of one of soul music's greatest guitarists, Steve Cropper. A member of the Stax house band, Bookert T & the MGs, Steve is still having a legendary career playing and writing with eveyone from Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers and many more. It all starts at 7pm!

The Isley Brothers

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

End the summer dancing! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Labor Day this Monday with "work" soul songs. Groove to the sounds of The Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and others. It all starts at 7pm!

Carl Davis Tribute

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

Along with Curtis Mayfield, Carl Davis built the Chicago soul music scene In the early 1960s. Carl died this week at 77, leaving behind a legacy of music from artists including Walter Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Major Lance and many, many more. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Carl Davis' life Monday night starting at 7pm!

Kenny Gamble

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Along with Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble defined the legendary Philly soul sound. Their Philadelphia International label produced over 170 gold and platinum selling records. They introduced the world to artists like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul and the O'Jays. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Kenny Gamble's birthday this Monday. It all starts at 7pm!


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