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The Soul Show: Wonder’s ’71 @71; Soulful Femme; GSH, Turner, Preston inductions

For this Stevie Wonder 71st birthday week, The Soul Show spotlights the 50th anniversary of Stevie’s first breakaway album, “Where I’m Coming From”. It was 1971 when the Motown prodigy had his chance to present the future, mature vision of his music.

1971 was also the year of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On,” and The Soul Show presents an early peek at the WYEP testimonials to that album.  Stevee Wellons, the vocalist of duo Soulful Femme, provides reflections on WGO when it shook her teenage life.

I’ll debut the brand new Soulful Femme CD on Three Rivers at Three. Stevee Wellons gets two nods today.

The RRHOF induction of Gil Scott-Heron is a big deal for The Soul Show.  I celebrate with some favorite tracks.  I’ll also present early Billy Preston music from the Sam Cooke SAR label. Also, a big induction congratulation to Tina Turner, with something from her transformative ‘Private Dancer’ and another from her Herbie Hancock collaboration.

TSS features new singles from Hiatus Kaiyote and Navy.


Sa-Roc’s ‘The Sharecropper’s Daughter’ is my album pick this month in Pittsburgh City Paper. Both editions of The Soul Show dig into this release so you can hear for yourself.


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