Ken Shane’s Soul Serenade

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Ain’t No Way”

In 1968, Aretha Franklin had a hit with "Sweet, Sweet Baby (Since You've Been Gone)," but it was the B-side that broke hearts among soul...

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Soul Serenade: David Ruffin, “Walk Away From Love”

I have mixed feelings when it comes to telling people about some of the shows I’ve seen. After all, the Beatles in ’64, Dylan...

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Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “I’ve Been Trying”

The Impressions were responsible for some of the most compelling anthems of the civil rights era, but Curtis Mayfield also had a way with a...

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Soul Serenade: King Curtis, “Soul Serenade”

When it comes to soul music, there's only one King of the saxophone: King Curtis. Ken Shane begins his new column with a look at Curtis'...