Soulsations

Sundays at 6pm

Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music.

You’ll hear the sounds of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, dubbed the best kept secret in the industry, musical innovators Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye along with other tunes from Motown’s golden era. You’ll discover the distinct sounds of contemporary gospel from Yolanda Adams to the long-time a cappella gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, known as house wreckers because they “bring down the house” when they perform.

We’ll also showcase new works from seasoned R&B veterans including Al Green and Aretha Franklin plus gospel siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans. Join Carla Eckels Sunday evenings for an hour of pure musical enjoyment.

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Sunday, April 5

Award-winning producer Fred Jerkins presents A Project of Healing. It features music by gospel artists Trini-i-Tee 5:7 and Lowell Pye. The project is designed to provide a message of encouragement and healing, perfect for such a time as this. Hear selections from that release tonight at 6 p.m. on Soulsations.

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Sunday, March 29

Sunday on Soulsations, it’s new music from Raul Midón latest album The Mirror. As Felix Contreras, host of NPR’s Alt Latino, aptly states: “Raul Midón lives in a world of sound. Blind since birth, Midón’s interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians.”

Sunday, March 22

We're serving up a heaping dose of happy music, Sunday at 6 p.m. on Soulsations. Hear happy music from the jazz/funk group the Blackbyrds, and the 1969 gospel classic "Oh Happy Day" from the Edwin Hawkins singers.

Sunday, March 15

 The legendary singer Chaka Khan called him an unrivaled improvisational genius. The seven-time Grammy-winner would have turned 80 this month. Hear a special edition of Soulsations featuring the music of Al Jarreau, Sunday night at 6 p.m. on KMUW. Here's the music video for his song "Boogie Down." 

Sunday, March 8

Sunday on Soulsations, hear the soulful sounds of 3-time Apollo winner Omar Wilson. The 2019 NAACP Outstanding New Artist nominee has collaborated with R&B singer Angie Stone and created an inspirational song with rapper DMX. Wilson recently released “THE GROOVE”, an old-school, two-step dance tune mixed with today’s R&B. Wilson is expected to embark on The Groove Promotional Tour in the coming weeks.

Sunday, March 1

It's engaging conversation and inspiring tunes from Motown Gospel musician Brian Courtney Wilson this Sunday on Soulsations. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter will be in concert in Ark City, Kansas, on March 7 along with Motown Gospel labelmate Gene Moore and other artists. Wilson is currently working on a new album. His latest release, A Great Work, reached #1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart.

Here's Wilson performing "A Great Work" at the 2019 Stellar Gospel Music Awards:

Sunday, February 16

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from the motion picture The Photograph. The soundtrack includes a tune from soulful singer/songwriter H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed).

Sunday, February 9

Sunday on Soulsations, we head into a new week with love songs in celebration of Valentine's Day on February 14. Hear music from Chaka Khan, Barry White and James Ingram. Robert Love also shares what's behind a treasured love song from Wichita's own Rudy Love and the Love Family. And we'll hear the engaging sounds of R&B group After 7. Here's a snippet of the band's performance at the Wichita-area Grub and Groove Festival in 2017.

Sunday, February 2

Sunday on Soulsations, its brand new music from Tower of Power. The Oakland band has been going strong for more than five decades! Also hear the latest gospel from Gloria Gaynor.  She's known for her massively popular, Grammy-winning 1978 tune "I Will Survive". Gaynor’s latest album Testimony just picked up a 2020 Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album. We'll hear Yolanda Adams talk about her pleasure in working with Gaynor on the tune "Talkin' 'Bout Jesus" from that award-winning album.   

Here's Tower of Power performing an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in 2018:

Sunday, January 26

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from R&B veteran Charlie Wilson. The former lead vocalist of The Gap Band celebrates love with his new song "Forever Valentine." Wilson teams up with "Uptown Funk" singer Bruno Mars on the romantic tune.  

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