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The multi Grammy Award winner, whose career has spanned more than five decades, will be joined on the line-up by a stellar selection of Soul music legends including The Whispers, Soul II Soul, The SOS Band and more. Presented by TBH events, the show will be a must-see for fans of true Soul music, and for live music fans in general. patti_labelle “We wanted to put together a line-up of some of the most innovative Soul artists that helped to shape the music as we know it today”, said Omar Harrison, TBH Events “From the Godmother of Soul herself, to the UK’s most iconic Soul music collective, Soul II Soul, we’re sure it’ll be an entertaining and memorable night for the audience.” After her 16 years as the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, LaBelle made the decision to go solo and went on to be honoured with numerous awards and several number one hits including ‘If Only You Knew’ and ‘On My Own’, a duet with Michael McDonald.

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Dating back to the late 1960s, The Whispers are one of R&B’s most beloved vocal groups. They have had 33 top ten hits over three decades, and over 20 Billboard charted albums. However, it’s not just about acts from the States. Waving the British flag on the Great Voices of Soul line up is one of the UK’s most successful groups, double Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul. Founded by Jazzie B in London in 1988, the group has also been nominated for 5 BRIT Awards – twice for Best British Group. Top British dance and urban contemporary trio Loose Ends will also be among the unrivalled line-up. The single "Hanging on a String (Contemplating)" topped the R&B charts in 1985. It also reached No.1 on the US Billboard R&B making Loose Ends the first British band ever to top that chart. Rounding up this spectacular line-up, are The S.O.S. Band, one of the hottest 80s R&B collectives, Gwen Dickey known to many as the lead singer of 70s disco group, Rose Royce and Meli'sa Morgan, who has worked with a number of legends including Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan, both onstage as well as in the studios.
Please check each venue for individual line up of artists
Great Voices of Soul – about to lift off!
27 June 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Never want to stop you love Brenda Edwards 4:24
2 Give it all we got Najee feat Andrea Wallace 5:03
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Top Tracks of 2013
3 If only I Tyrone Lee 5:07
4 Could it be James Colah Project feat Belle 4:23
5 Love's work Robin McKelle & The Flytones feat Gregory Porter 4:33
6 Time Sulpacio Jones 3:03
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Top Three Tracks of 2014
7 My love (3) Goapele feat Eric Benet 3:54
8 Control yourself (2) Robin McKelle & The Flytones 4:47
9 Wildflower (1) Euge Groove feat Elliott Yamin 4:37
10 Standing on top of the world Soulfuledge 3:57
Another Something Special Pt 3 - Top Three Tracks of 2015 so far
11 Follow the sun (3) Joyce Elaine Yuill 3:28
12 The reason I love (2) Alex Lattimore 5:50
13 This song is for you (1) Will Downing 3:39

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 123 – Final Show
20 June 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Love is magic Kejam feat Chanel 3:58
2 Time Sulpacio Jones 3:03
3 That thing you do Diane Shaw 5:11
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three awesome classics from Aretha
4 Spanish Harlem Aretha Franklin 3:30
5 Chain of fools Aretha Franklin 2:43
6 Respect Aretha Franklin 2:25
7 Runaway love LaShawn Gary feat Roderick Harper 5:36
8 Up so high Aysha 5:11
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Two Bobby Womack collaborations
9 Love has finally come at last Bobby Womack & Patti Labelle 5:36
10 I'm back for more Lulu & Bobby Womack 5:07
11 Standing on top of the world Soulfuledge 3:57
12 Something for you Mike Champion 4:55
13 Unforgettable Maysa 3:53
14 Some kind of feeling Mather & Kingdon 5:28

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 123
13 June 2015
Title Artist Time
1 I could be the one Conya Doss 2:51
2 Melt the night Lucas Aruda feat Leon Ware 5:36
3 Something for you Mike Champion 4:55
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three Jazz Gems
4 Somewhere in the hills Sergio Mendes 4:01
5 Follow the sun Joyce Elaine Yuille 3:28
6 Come with me Tania Maria 5:41
7 Runaway love LaShawn D Gary feat Roderick Harper 5:36
8 Get to know Kiki & Gordon Chambers 4:32
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three Beautiful Ballads
9 Feel like making love Marlena Shaw 4:59
10 You give good love Whitney Houston 4:37
11 Angel Anita Baker 5:01
12 Up so high Aysha 5:11
13 Look into your eyes LaShawn D Gary feat Roderick Harper 3:05
14 Time Sulpacio Jones 3:00

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 123
7 June 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Standing on top of the world Soulfuledge 3:57
2 Time Sulpacio Jones 3:03
3 Unforgettable Maysa 3:53
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Two awesome tunes from Back in the Day
4 So very hard to go Tower of Power 3:39
5 Rhythm of love Anita Baker 5:51
6 Melt the night Lucas Aruda feat Leon Ware 5:36
7 Something for you Mike Champion 4:55
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three Classic Motown tracks
8 Nathan Jones The Supremes 3:05
9 I can't get next to you The Temptations 2:55
10 What does it take to win you love Jnr Walker & The All Stars 2:29
11 Mellow step Joan Collaso 5:39
12 Look into your eyes LaShawn D Gary feat Roderick Harper 4:53
13 Absolutely positively beautiful Ken Washington 4:27

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 122
30 May 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Pretty lady Raheem DeVaughn feat Trombone Shorty 3:59
2 You're my darling Leon Timbo 4:59
3 This song is for you Will Downing 3:39
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three awesome Shafty Tunes
4 Your love is all I know Chris Walker 4:10
5 Now 'till forever Kirk Whalum 4:34
6 Outside my window Puff Johnson 5:23
7 A better man Phil Perry 4:46
8 Standing on top of the world Soulfuledge 3:36
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three Awesome tracks from Victor Fields
9 When somebody loves you back Victor Fields 4:18
10 This could be paradise Victor Fields 5:15
11 For the cool in you Victor Fields 4:13
12 Fun Marc Staggers 3:31
13 Finally found Tristan feat Heston 3:53

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 121
23 May 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Summa Breeze Cool Million feat Michael Jeffries 5:21
2 Unforgettable Maysa 3:53
3 Twenty four seven 1968 feat Rasheed Ali 3:08
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three awesome tracks from Alicia Keys
4 Falling in love Alicia Keys 3:30
5 Jane Doe Alicia Keys 3:48
6 Teenage love affair Alicia Keys 3:10
7 This love is magic Kejam feat Chanel 4:25
8 Reach out Conya Doss feat Lin Roundtree 3:08
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three tracks from The Brothers Johnson
9 I'll be good to you The Brothers Johnson 4:46
10 Strawberry letter 23 The Brothers Johnson 5:00
11 Get the funk outa my face The Brothers Johnson 5:51
12 That thing you do Diane Shaw 5:11
13 Back to paradise Devon Howard 3:02
14 This song is for you Will Downing 3:39

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 120
16 May 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Back to paradise Devon Howard 3:02
2 This love is magic Kejam feat Chanel 4:25
3 Challenge to the rhythm The Illumination Experience 4:54
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three awesome tracks from George Benson
4 Star of the story George Benson 4:43
5 Nature boy George Benson 4:27
6 I just wanna hang around you George Benson 4:41
7 Up so high Aysha 4:08
8 Summa Breeze Cool Million feat Michael Jeffries 5:21
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three awesome jazz performances
9 I'm confessing Lizz Wright 2:58
10 Dance me to the end of love Madeleine Peyroux 4:00
11 Follow the sun Joyce Elaine Yuille 3:29
12 Unforgettable Maysa 3:53
13 Fall in love Devon Howard 4:00
14 What's moving you Terrell Carter 5:06

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 119
9 May 2015
Title Artist Time
1 Liquid spirit Gregory Porter 2:42
2 Right in front The A-Beez feat Melissa Bolling 4:41
3 Summa Breeze Cool Million feat Michael Jeffries 5:21
Another Something Special Pt 1 - Three awesome tracks - the Detroit Spinners
4 I'll be around The Detroit Spinners 3:14
5 Could it be I'm falling in love The Detroit Spinners 4:10
6 Then came you Dionne warwick & The Detroit Spinners 3:28
7 If we got love Ty Causey feat Igor Gerzina 3:59
8 Say yo Confunkshun 3:47
Another Something Special Pt 2 - Three awesome vocal performances
9 Stand by me Tracy Chapman 2:45
10 Emma Hot Chocolate 3:53
11 Time will pass you by Paul Stuart Davies 3:08
12 This song is for you Will Downing 3:39
13 Some kind of feeling Mather & Kingdon 5:28
14 All I need Mather & Kingdon 5:35

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Still Takin’ Care of Business Week 118