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Rhythm And Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular

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Dionne Warwick sings her classic hit “Walk On By” in this all-star concert special, "Rhythm & Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular."

Airs Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Celebrate legendary artists of the 1960s and ‘70s brought together in a once-in-a-lifetime concert: Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ben E. King and The Drifters, Dionne Warwick, The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge, Little Anthony and The Imperials and many more perform their most memorable soul classics.

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The queen of soul Aretha Franklin is part of this all-star concert of legends.

“Rhythm And Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular” is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations.

The program is co-hosted by Dionne Warwick, Jerry “The Iceman” Butler, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, each of whom also performs, and actor Richard “Shaft” Roundtree.

This program also marks the first-ever televised combined gathering of Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Volt, Muscle Shoals and Philadelphia International talents.

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“Rhythm And Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular” features these performances:

  • “Get Ready”/“My Girl Medley” – The Temptations
  • “Soul Man” – Sam Moore
  • “Knock On Wood” – Eddie Floyd
  • “Hurt So Bad” – Little Anthony and the Original Imperials
  • “Walk On By” – Dionne Warwick
  • “It’s All Right” – The Impressions
  • “For Your Precious Love” – Jerry Butler and The Impressions
  • “Rescue Me” – Fontella Bass
  • “When A Man Loves A Woman” – Percy Sledge
  • “Who’s That Lady” – The Isley Brothers
  • “Shout” – The Isley Brothers
  • “Have You Seen Her” – The Chi-Lites
  • “I Got You” – James Brown
  • “OOO Baby Baby” – The Miracles
  • “Oh No, Not My Baby” – Maxine Brown
  • “Hey There Lonely Girl” – Eddie Holman
  • “Thank You”– Sam Moore and Cast

Produced by TJL Productions. Producer TJ Lubinsky is on Facebook.