Eric Roberson

A nice new album out  this week is from Nicola Willis and The Soul Investigators. The American singer, songwriter and painter who now lives and works in Finland! The stand-out Stepper track is best Days Of Our Life, nice retro soul sound production with stings and kitchen sink thrown in, the lyrics deal with how things always better when you look back at them. I'll just Sit And Daydream has a nice Chicago type production that would fit-in as a Week-ender type spin. Overall lots of variation in styles with good old fashioned production techniques. (mn) 

Also picking up a little interest is the new album by Lady entitled 'Lady', again good old-fashioned soul seems to be working for a lot of R&B outfits at this present time. The stand-out track for me is 'Sweet Mother' a song that would have not been out of place in last weeks Mothers Day Special. The catchy title track with it's piano riff is another Stepper to delight. I think having a good road band these days hold you in good sted for touring and also reproducing your own song live, unlike many so-called contemporary 'superstars' these days.

We have received several reports that Bobby Smith, co-founder and longtime lead singer of the Spinners, has died at age 76. Smith sang lead or co-lead on many of the group's biggest hits, including "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" and "Games People Play," and remained part of the legendary group for nearly 60 years. (souttrax)

Unsung (Documentary) - The Spinners... by GENERATIONDISCOFUNK

 Don't forget the free concert with Mr Merry's friends: The Notebenders, shown below.  Onto this weeks show.

This weeks playlist Sunday 17th March 2013

Hour One
Whitney Houston - Why Does It Hurt So Bad
The Escoffery's - Soul Searching
George Howard - I Apologise [welcome bed]
Melissa Young - Rock With Me
Ms Monique - Mr Do-Right
Lola - Let's All Call It A Day
Anthony David - Body Language
Bigg Robb - Macaroni & Cheese Song
Karyn White - Sista Sista
J. Blackfoot - Taxi
L.J Reynolds - Say You Will
Lynden David Hall - Crescent Moon
Luther VanDross - My Sensitivity

Hour Two
Eric Roberson: '3-Ina-Row'
 1  How Could She Do It Been In Love Right Back To You
Alfonzo Hunter - Girlfriends
A Few Good Men - Tonight
Curtis Mayfield - Only You Babe
T.S Monk - Can't Keep My Hands To Myself
Paulino De Costa - DeJavu
Jeffrey Valentine - You Stayed Still
Stevie Wonder - All I Do
Matt Covington - We Got Love
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You

Eric Roberson biography
Eric Roberson (born September 25, 1976) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter from Rahway, New Jersey, United States. He is sometimes referred to simply as Erro. Roberson started his journey as a high school actor, landing prominent roles in "The Tap dance Kid", Grease", and "Anything Goes". In 1990, he won "Mr. Black teen Universe, winning a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC. His first single, "The Moon", was released through Warner Bros. records in 1994. Roberson recorded an album for that label, which remained unreleased. He subsequently returned to Howard University to complete his studies in Musical Theatre. After performing in a number of musicals and plays, he landed a songwriting deal through the EMI label, and went on to collaborate with Philadelphia-based artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, and most extensively, DJ Jazzy Jeff. As a member of Jeff's A Touch Of Jazz production company, Roberson made contributions to Jeff's debut album, The Magnificent in 2002. He continues songwriting work as well as releasing his own material through his Blue Erro Soul imprint. He also appeared on DJ Spinna's Intergalactic Soul LP in 2006. It was rumored in 2009, that Eric was going to team up with recording artist sensation One_Over with his debut album "In Loving Memory of J Dilla". (wikipedia)

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