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Saturday February 8th, 2020 with ELORIOUS CAIN
BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION OF THE SOPHISTICATED SOUL MOVEMENT PART 2 - BARRY WHITE (The Early Years)

2 Shows are dedicated to this giant of romance! BARRY WHITE brought his Californian blend of SOPHISTICATED SOUL into the homes of tens of millions around the world. In this first look at BARRY WHITE we begin by looking into his early years before his major breakthroughs in the early 1970's. From his beginnings in the early 1960's BARRY WHITE was a song writer and music arranger. His work was recorded by artists like VIOLA WILLS, GLEN CAMPBELL, SUNDAY GROUP, FELICE TAYLOR and THE APOLLAS. Under different names: LEE BARRY, GENE CARTER and GENE WEST, he sung typical R&B including some songs which became popular in NORTHERN SOUL clubs in England. Some of his early productions like "This Thing Called Love" featuring JOHNNY WYATT and "Don't Slam The Door In My Face" featuring LARRY MARKS also enjoyed that popularity. With the arrival of the 1970's, BARRY WHITE got even more focused. Between his 1970 GENE WEST cover version of "In The Ghetto" and his early SMOKE and LOVE UNLIMITED recordings of 1972 there is a major change. By 1972, BARRY WHITE's signature symphonic soul sound had been fully developed. This new sound quickly brought him a new level of international acclaim. The instrumental "Love's Theme" demonstratively established BARRY WHITE as the third major source of SOPHISTICATED SOUl. The sensual singer and composer would start dominating the DISCO scene with his distinctive baritone voice and his female vocal super-group LOVE UNLIMITED and the touring studio group the LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA. As we mentioned in the REAL HISTORY OF DISCO back in July, 2019, three SOPHISTICATED SOUL recordings caught the imaginations of millions in Europe. And how some sources suggested that three songs literally inspired dozens of future EURODISCO producers to start producing disco. ISAAC HAYES' "THEME FROM SHAFT" that was the first example. The other two came out in 1973 and they are "TSOP" by MFSB, a studio band of PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL, and of course BARRY WHITE's unforgettable instrumental "LOVE'S THEME".
BRING BACK MY YESTERDAY
GLEN CAMPBELL - 7" - CAPITOL
MAN AIN'T NOTHIN'
LEE BARRY - 7" - DOWNEY
TRACY (ALL I HAVE IS YOU)
BARRY WHITE AND THE ATLANTICS - 7" - FARO
FEEL AW RIGHT- PART 1
BEL CANTO'S - 7" - DOWNEY
FEEL AW RIGHT- PART 2
BEL CANTO'S - 7" - DOWNEY
RING AROUND MY ROSIE
GENE CARTER - 7" - JOYCOY
ALL IN THE RUN OF A DAY
BARRY WHITE - 7" - BRONCO
DON'T SLAM THE DOOR ON MY FACE
LARRY MARKS - 7" - VMC
I DON'T NEED IT
LEE BARRY - 7" - DOWNEY
THIS THING CALLED LOVE
JOHNNY WYATT - 7" - BRONCO
I GOT LOVE
VIOLA WILLS - 7" - BRONCO
IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (IN MY HEART IT'S SPRING)
FELICE TAYLOR - 7" - MUSTANG
LITTLE GIRL
GENE WEST - 7" - ORIGINAL SOUND
IN THE GHETTO
GENE WEST - 7" - ORIGINAL SOUND
OH LOVE (WELL WE FINALLY MADE IT)
SMOKE - 7" - MO-SOUL
WALKIN' IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE
LOVE UNLIMITED - 7" - UNI
IS IT REALLY TRUE BOY, IS IT REALLY ME
LOVE UNLIMITED - LOVE UNLIMITED (LP) - UNI
SHADING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE
BARRY WHITE - I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE (LP) - 2OTH CENTURY
I'M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BABY
BARRY WHITE - I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
BRING ME BACK YESTERDAY
BARRY WHITE - I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
RHAPSODY IN WHITE
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA - RHAPSODY IN WHITE (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
LOVE'S THEME
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA - RHAPSODY IN WHITE (LP) - 2OTH CENTURY
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE
LOVE UNLIMITED - UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE UNLIMITED (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (IN MY HEART IT'S SPRING)
LOVE UNLIMITED - UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE UNLIMITED (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
I'VE FOUND SOMEONE
BARRY WHITE - I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
I FEEL LOVE COMING ON
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA - RHAPSODY IN WHITE (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
HONEY PLEASE, CAN'T YA SEE
BARRY WHITE - STONE GON' (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
GIRL IT'S TRUE, YES I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
BARRY WHITE - STONE GON' (LP) - 2OTH CENTURY
NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP
BARRY WHITE - STONE GON' (LP) - 20TH CENTURY
Interactive CKCU
Professor Mike
Awesome show as I get ready for my 300th Episode of Night Trax late Sunday night early Monday morning

12:43 PM, February 8th, 2020
snowshoe glenn
Luv the Mr. B. White! Thanks much!

1:14 PM, February 8th, 2020
Gerry
This is amazing!!!

1:18 PM, February 8th, 2020
Arthur Pike Jr.
this version of -in the ghetto- is so wet. Great he didn't use his own name.

1:34 PM, February 8th, 2020
Shubham
Nice tunes Elorious

1:41 PM, February 8th, 2020
r&w
2 SOLID SHOWS OF BARRY WHITE!!!!!! U R INSANE (:<))))))) BRING IT ON

1:54 PM, February 8th, 2020
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments!!

2:01 PM, February 8th, 2020
Ellis (Montreal)
Such a fun show today

2:15 PM, February 8th, 2020
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you!

2:16 PM, February 8th, 2020
L. T.
I was always curious about BW. How did he start? You did a great job showing me that.

8:15 AM, February 10th, 2020
Art
Great / looking forward to the next show

4:12 PM, February 11th, 2020