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‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ Co-host’s Playlist


We end today’s end today’s program with the feature we call In Your Ear. That’s where we asked some of our guests what they’re listening to these days. And because it’s Valentine’s Day, we’d like to hear from someone who tries to help lonely hearts and troubled lovers work things out.

Shirley Strawberry is the co-host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” She’s the show’s go-to lady for relationship advice. We caught up with her a while ago when she was promoting her book “The Strawberry Letter,” and she shared the songs – romantic and otherwise – that are topping her playlist.


SHIRLEY STRAWBERRY: Hi, this is Shirley Strawberry, co-host of nationally syndicated radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”


MARSHA AMBROSIUS: (Singing) Oh, oh-oh-oh.

STRAWBERRY: And here’s what’s playing in my ear right now. I am so in love with the Marsha Ambrosius album. It’s called “Late Nights and Early Mornings.” Her single is “Far Away.”


AMBROSIUS: (Singing) So sad to see you go so soon. So soon. I know that you ain’t coming back. In the beginning everything was cool. Toward the end of it all, it’s all bad. I know I played my part in making it what it is and I know that you did the same. I guess I’m up out of here, I’m moving on again. I’m sure that you will understand.

STRAWBERRY: I love her phrasing. I love what she talks about.


STRAWBERRY: On one of the songs she says I hope your girlfriend leaves you for a basketball player.


AMBROSIUS: (Singing) I hope she cheats on you with a basketball player. Hope that she Kim Kardashianed her way up. Don’t know the difference between a touchdown and a lay-up…


STRAWBERRY: I just love her attitude. You know, she’s got bravado for a woman.



CEELO GREEN: (Singing) Hey. Hey-hey-hey…

STRAWBERRY: Ceelo and Melanie Fiona, the song “Fool for You.”


STRAWBERRY: I love this song because it’s about love and how this man really feels about this woman. But more than the words, I have to tell you this beat is so driving, so strong.


GREEN: …her then. Oh, I love her in and out and up and down and round and round and over and over again. So rare they swear that you; just don’t exist.

STRAWBERRY: It puts you just in a frenzy. You want to dance. You want to do something. You want to just grab somebody and hugged him real tight.


GREEN: (Singing) I’m a fool. Such a fool for you. Oh.


STRAWBERRY: And some of my all-time favorites are, of course, “Urban Hang Suite” by Maxwell. That never ever leaves my car stereo. It just never does.


MAXWELL: (Singing) It happened along when you were revealed. ‘Cause you were dream that you should not have been, a fantasy, real.

STRAWBERRY: I love anything Maxwell does.


MAXWELL: (Singing) …this eating, baby this rhythm inside…

STRAWBERRY: His latest album I love, “Bad Habits.”


STRAWBERRY: Maxwell just does it for me. First of all, because he’s so talented, he’s so sexy, he’s so handsome. When he sings I feel like he’s singing directly to me. I don’t care who else is in the room, but I just feel him in my spirit, in my soul. I just feel like he’s talking to Shirley Strawberry and there’s no other women on earth but me, and that no other man but Maxwell.


MAXWELL: (Singing) Left you and leave you lost. Will you forgive a man? Ask out all over…

MARTIN: That was radio host and author Shirley Strawberry telling us was playing in her ear.

And that’s our program for today. I’m Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let’s talk more tomorrow.

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Steve Harvey

Steve was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1959, moving to London, England at the close of the seventies and then out to Los Angeles in 1990. The son of a musician, he first began piano lessons at age six, forsaking the instrument four years later in favor of his real love – drums.
By age 16 he was in his father’s band, touring the nightclub circuit in Aberdeen. Initially Steve had learned to play by jamming along with his dad’s Glenn Miller, Sinatra and Ray Charles records. During his teenage, however, he discovered seventies rock giants like Bowie, Hendrix, Roxy, Yes, The Eagles and Zeppelin. But it was when he got into black American music, and Stevie Wonder in particular, that he really found his muse.
Subsequently Steve set about joining and forming bands every chance he had, just so long as they played anything in the way of funk, soul, R&B, jazz, disco and fusion. He returned to the piano too – which is when he started writing songs of his own. London was the obvious next stop. Steve relocated there in 1979, soon installing himself as one of the city’s hottest session guys.
By 1984 Steve decided once again to form a band of his own, this time to cut the funky dance track he had entitled “Something Special.” Within weeks it became a big club hit in the UK, causing London Records to snap him up on an artist recording contract. Which was great – but actually Steve by that time saw himself as more a writer-producer. Fortunately having proved himself with a hit record helped, and over the next few years the Harvey name became one of the hottest in town when it came to building and recording great dance grooves.
His success with, in particular, the group Total Contrast attracted many industry ears, notably those across the Atlantic. After several exciting work trips to New York and LA, Steve realized it would make a lot more sense if he moved his operation to the US to pursue his dream. Steve has lived in LA since 1990 and has produced and worked with a remarkable array of talent, including Frank McComb, The Temptations, Impromp2, The Commodores, Modern Talking and many other.

Live talent shows on television are nothing new. American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent have been around for years. But now, host Steve Harvey is taking things in a new direction with his show Little Big Shots.

If you can’t guess from the title, the show is all about talented kids.

And man, are some of these kids talented.

Just take the Johnson siblings, who appeared on the show and blew the audience — and Harvey himself — away with their rendition of “My Girl” by the Temptations.

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The Johnsons performed in sweet three-part harmony, bouncing the melody flawlessly back and forth between them.

The sibling trio is composed of 13-year-old Nya Johnson, 11-year-old Kaden Johnson, and 10-year-old Brooklyn Johnson. Their voices would be breathtaking at any age, but it’s truly astounding that they can produce such complex music at such young ages.

Nya serves as lead singer but skillfully passes the melody at times to her brother and sister. Her voice is pure, sweet, and completely controlled. She adds a beautiful flair to the song without taking it too far from its original feel. She also displays the control and skill of a much older singer with more training.

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The three siblings hail from the state of Georgia.

When asked why they decided to showcase their talents on Little Big Shots, they had a pretty simple answer.

“We think we have a pretty special gift for ,” said Nya.

As for what they thought about meeting Steve Harvey, the siblings had a couple of thoughts, no doubt ones that would give Harvey a chuckle.

“ super funny,” said Kaden. “He looked more real and was a lot taller in person.”

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Harvey was spellbound during their performance, listening intently to each note.

However, he couldn’t stop himself from bouncing to the music as he listened.

The Johnsons are the three oldest of five siblings. All of them, including their parents as well as their younger siblings Braylen and Laila, enjoy singing together in church on Sundays. They also perform together regularly.

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But auditioning for Little Big Shots wasn’t a smooth road for them.

After a few initial audition rounds, they were told they didn’t make it. So, they uploaded a video thanking friends and family with one last performance — My Girl by the Temptations.

The internet exploded with excitement, sharing the video over and over again. And then it was shared by show host Steve Harvey himself.

“That just happened to be one of Steve Harvey’s favorite songs,” said the kids’ dad, Frank Johnson. “That put us on the rollercoaster going back up.”

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Rollercoaster is the right word.

It was an emotional journey for the entire family.

“It was surreal,” said their mother, Alisha Johnson. “We did a lot of work to get there. And then, to be disappointed and hear they didn’t make it — and then for things to turn around so quickly, we just couldn’t believe that it was happening.”

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Producers called them back and by the next month, they were on a plane to Los Angeles. It all came down to that one video. Thank goodness for their song choice or the world might never have heard the sweet harmonies of the Johnson siblings.

Listen below and you might dance right along with Steve Harvey.

The Steve And Marjorie Harvey Foundation’s 11th Annual Mentoring Camp For Boys And The Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit Returns To Georgia June 12 – 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, business mogul and philanthropist, Steve Harvey returns to Georgia with his 11th annual Boys Mentoring weekend. The five-day event kicks off on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and includes the Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit sponsored by Target and Coca-Cola, and the inaugural Steve Harvey Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Lexus. Invited guests include GRAMMY Award-winning and platinum R&B recording artist, Ne-Yo; GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Cee Lo Green; best-selling author, award winning television personality and life coach, Iyanla Vanzant; NBA legend, Dikembe Mutombo and more listed below.

This Father’s Day weekend, over 200 teenage boys from fatherless households will join Steve Harvey and friends at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA, for a life changing experience. For the first time, the four-day camp has partnered with Bethany Christian Services and will host youth in foster care and adoption programs. The U.S. National Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife have also partnered with the 2019 mentoring camp.

“A young man without a father in his life has a hole in his heart the size of this father,” says Steve Harvey. “Through mentorship, these young men have received the tools and guidance to propel them both professionally and emotionally.”

Activities at the camp include STEM programs, educational forums, career development, financial literacy, motivational sessions, health and wellness clinics, and more.

In addition to the mentorship camp, “The Single Mothers’ Enrichment Summit,” led by former ESSENCE Magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Mikki Taylor, will host single mothers for conversations and educational sessions while providing them with the tools to help support and raise productive young men.

The 2019 invited participants include educator, author and speaker, Dr. Steve Perry; Dr. of internal medicine, Kenneth Redcross; actor and comedian, Cocoa Brown; Atlanta Hawks NBA player, DeAndre’ Bembry; best-selling authors Dr. Maxime Madhere, Dr. Pierre Johnson and Dr. Joseph Semien Jr.; Tied to Greatness CEO, Dr. Alex Ellis; New York Times best-selling author ‘Zane’ Roberts; San Francisco 49ers, Takeo Spikes; Seattle Seahawks, Fred McCrary; Buffalo Bills, Marcus Stroud; Kansas City Royal, Daryl Smith; Long Drive Champion, Maurice Allen; New York Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor; NBC Chicago P.D. actor, LaRoyce Hawkins; radio personality, Rock-T and many more.

The Chick-fil-A® Foundation returns as the 2019 Title Sponsor along with Coca-Cola, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, Target, Taliah Waajid, D Herbs, John Casablanca, Bethany Christian Services, US Fish & Wildlife and more.

About the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program
Created by Steve Harvey in 2009, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men annually selects fatherless teens, ages 13-18, from a large pool of applicants from across the United States. By way of the national camp and regional programs, The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men has impacted more than 4,000 youths and continues to grow. For more information about the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men, visit

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Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Camp for Young Men to Be Held in Dallas this June; Applications Now Open!

If you are a young man between the ages of 13-18, are enrolled in grades 8th – 11th (at the time of submission) and are being raised in a single female home, Steve Harvey is looking for you! Steve Harvey is a true advocate for the progression and development of young black boys.

The Steve Harvey National Mentoring Camp will be held this summer in Dallas,TX June 11-16. The young men will be joined by Harvey and introduced to positive male role models who are leaders in various areas, including business, their communities, entertainment and the military. In the past this camp has included people such as Terrence J and Cedric the Entertainer to conduct series of seminars on the principles of manhood, leadership, and community empowerment.

The mission of The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men is to share, teach and demonstrate the principles of manhood to young men, enabling them to achieve their dreams and become men who are strong, responsible and productive. The goal of the Mentoring Weekend is to break the misguided traits of manhood and introduce role models who provide positive examples of manhood.

Since 2009 thousands of applications have been received for consideration and hundreds of yonng men from single female-headed households have participated in the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men. Applications for this National Mentoring Camp is in Dallas they are now accepting applications until Friday, April 5th! Share this opportunity with someone today; the online application and guidelines can be found by visiting

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TV personality Steve Harvey is a busy man when the cameras are rolling — and when they’re not. While launching Season 2 of the over-the-top-in-cutest TV show Little Big Shots, Harvey is also promoting his foundation, The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. And they’re currently accepting applications for his 2017 Mentoring Camp for Young Men.

The National Mentoring Camp is held June 14-18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are the requirements:

  • Must be 13-18 years old
  • Enrolled in school (8th to 11th grade)
  • Being raised in a single female home (note: mother/guardian is required to attend the camp’s Mother’s Empowerment Seminar)
  • Legal resident of the U.S.

There is an essay requirement on the application which can be written or answered via video. Applications due Friday, April 14. P.S Little Big Shots airs Sundays at 8pm on NBC.

We are now accepting applications for my 2017 Mentoring Camp for Young Men. Details here: #MentoringWorks

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Merry Christmas from The Harveys!

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