Originally released in 1980, “Give Me The Night” provided the multi-talented George Benson with a new level of global success. Produced by Quincy Jones, the LP included timeless dance floor classics such as the hypnotic title cut and “Love X Love.” As SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan and music industry veteran Michael Lewis discuss, the multi-million-selling album showcased George’s artistry as a musician and vocalist appealing to R&B, jazz and pop audiences worldwide.
Special Guest Candi Staton!
Join us for a deep dive into the music and stories of your favorite Soul and R&B artists. David Nathan, noted soul music historian, joins host Bethany Dawson every other week to chat about the lives of the people who made the music that continues to move our souls.
A multi-genre musical icon who has been recording since 1953, Candi Staton has the unique distinction of achieving success in the gospel, R&B, pop and dance music over six decades.
In this extensive conversation with SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan (who first interviewed Candi in 1977), the multi-award winning singer/songwriter and performer talks about the different stages of her career, the fascinating story behind her 1976 recording of the now-classic “Young Hearts Run Free,” personal health challenges and a revival in popularity thanks to another anthem, “You Got The Love.”
Originally released in 1983, Stompin’ At The Savoy represented the end of an era for groundbreaking group Rufus with the iconic Chaka Khan. As SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan and longtime colleague Michael Lewis discuss, the LP captured the band’s dynamic energy and Chaka’s fiery vocals and also gave us the timeless anthem, “Ain’t Nobody".
Join SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan and music industry veteran Michael Lewis as they discuss the role that black music pioneers such as Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder and others have played in creating timeless songs that have empowered, uplifted and inspired generations globally in the quest for equal rights, justice and freedom.
SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan is joined this week by powerhouse producer and songwriter Preston Glass to discuss his work with the legendary Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire. They're joined by Jeff Vasishta, 'Variety' magazine contributor, for a lively discussion about Maurice's work and global impact on the world of music.