Join host Tom Shaker as he plays holiday music with a soul twist. “Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto” and other favorites by James Brown, The Jackson Five, Issac Hayes and Donny Hathaway. Hang the mistletoe and spike the eggnog….the fun begins at 7pm!
Not many artists have the good luck to have two signature songs, but Dobie Gray does. His country-soul hit “Drift Away” was a mainstay of Top 40 radio in 1973 and has endured to this day. His “The In Crowd” was another big hit in 1965. With his death last week soul music lost another great voice. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates his life and music. It all starts at 7pm!
Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN’s Northern Soul connoisseur, Steve Moysey. Steve returns to the studio with a new hour of little heard casino classics from the heyday of northern soul music in the UK. Clear the kitchen and get ready to dance!
It all starts at 7pm.
Soul Serenade cranks up a high-energy "Soul Tailgate" for the Patriots' Monday Night Football kickoff. At 9:00 the Soul Spotlight falls on The Sweet Inspirations and their superb 1967 album of the same name. This great backup vocal group steps out with some beautiful music of their own; it's now hard to find but we've got it for you. Tom Lucci comes off the bench to sub for Tom Shaker.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a legendary soul man’s birthday on this edition of The Soul Serenade. Booker T has done it all. From producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and front man for Booker T & the MG’s Booker T has influenced soul music like no other. This Monday at 7pm!!!
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of a very unique soul singer. Singer Minnie Riperton was well on her way to becoming a pop and soul legend when she died of breast cancer in 1979, at age 31. Riperton was blessed with an astounding five-and-a-half-octave vocal range, and achieved her greatest commercial success with the hit ballad, "Lovin' You."
Expect the unexpected on this week’s show. Join host Tom Shaker as he conjures up soulful (and soulless) ghosts, goblins, devils and unworldly creatures. Tricks and treats galore on this special edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!
The 1960s gave birth to so many great female soul singers. One of the best, who never got the acclaim she deserved was Bettye Swann. Born Betty Jean Champion in Shreveport, Louisiana, she recorded country songs for Capitol records in the 1960s and in the early 70’s recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studios. If you like Gladys Knight, Dusty Springfield or Aretha, you’ll just love Bettye Swann!
Join host Tom Shaker, starting at 7pm!!
Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton, Sugar Pie DeSanto toured with both The Johnny Otis Revue and James Brown. She was known for her back flips on stage while performing with JB. She recorded for Chess records, yet most of her music was never released. Learn more about this “Lost Soul” with host Tom Shaker, starting at 7pm!!
Join host Tom Shaker as he profiles the legendary southern soul singer Overton Vertis Wright. Although OV Wright died young at age 41, his voice is still considered the standard for southern soul singers. Find out why his songs “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry” and “A Nickel & A Nail” made him one of music’s “Lost Souls.” It all starts at 7pm!