Music

Garland Green

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Garland Green, “Jealous Kind of Fella”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Danny White, a southern soul singer who toiled for years looking for a hit that proved elusive. This...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #54: Watch the World Argue — Songs About Dancing

I’ve been sitting on this idea for about a year. It felt too obvious, but then I ran into a really busy stretch, and then suddenly...

Curtis Mayfield

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Silver Lake 66, “Ragged Heart”

Popdose, in always keeping ahead of the curve with new music, is pleased to bring you this new single from Silver Lake 66.  Maria...

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Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Calan Mai, “Friend of a Friend”

Popdose is pleased to present this exclusive video/track from Australian singer-songwriter, Calan Mai, “Friend Of A...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Danny White, “Can’t Do Nothing Without You”

For every musician who becomes a household name, there are hundreds, probably even thousands who toil in clubs for many years, getting a...

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Popdose Exclusive Premiere: Christie Huff, “Black & White”

Popdose is very pleased to present to you this exclusive of Christie Huff’s new single, “Black & White”.  The Los...

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Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Jonas Friddle, “Drinking in a Dry Town”

Popdose is pleased to present an exclusive new track from Chicago-based Jonas Friddle, as his upcoming album, The Last Place to Go, is due...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This one's for you, Ponyboy. ...

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Alphabeat, “Shadows”

Danish band makes their long, long overdue American debut. ...

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Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Damhnait Doyle, “That’s What You Get”

  Here is an exclusive premiere for Popdose: Canadian country-rocker Damhnait Doyle’s (pronounced DAV-net) new single, “That’s...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a...

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Popdose Song Premiere: French Horn Rebellion, “Renaissance Man”

A new French Horn Rebellion hits collection, Graduation Compilation, is out today -- Popdose presents one of the set's new songs,...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Grace Gaustad, “Best Self”

For the past two years, Grace Gaustad, 17, has been steadily building momentum on two fronts – to finish high school and launch a career...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Peter Noone with the Weeklings, “Friday on My Mind”

Popdose is very pleased to share this great new single from New Jersey’s own Jem Records – this time legendary Herman’s...

Teddy Pendergrass

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Teddy Pendergrass, “Love T.K.O.”

Have you seen the new Showtime documentary Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me? I recommend it with a bit of reservation related...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Jonny Polonsky, “The Same Song”

Popdose is pleased to share with you the brand new video from Chicago pop-meister Jonny Polonsky, from his most recent album,...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

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Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Zach Vinson, “Better Man”

“Better Man” from Zach Vinson’s forthcoming album And Yet (available on April 26th, 2019) arrives just in...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Holden Laurence Flies Solo (Again) With “Shadows of Old Love”

Holden Laurence, guitarist for cinematic pop darlings, The Modern Electric, will soon release his second solo album, Rewire. It promises to...

Big Mama Thornton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Elvis Presley has been accused of cultural appropriation. Whether you believe that or not, there is no doubt that one of his breakthrough...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Bill Pritchard Doubles Down on “Forever”

Pritchard's melodies are usually quite hummable off the bat, but his stories can take you just about anywhere — through love and anger,...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Exciters, “Tell Him”

I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band...

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Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo”

Popdose is pleased to present to you this lyric video from singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo” – a piece about what...

Lavern Baker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lavern Baker, “Tweedlee Dee”

There is no doubt that Atlantic Records played a huge role in exposing a wider audience to the sound of Rhythm & Blues. The label,...

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Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Mark Wilkinson, “Thought You’d Be Around”

  From a quiet cafe to a calming coast, acclaimed Aussie singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson is searching nearly everywhere for healing...

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Popdose Single Premiere: The Lines Between Beth // James Get “Blurry”

Beth // James is an indie folk pop duo from Austin, Texas, a city where one can imagine 70 percent of the population is a member of an...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Capitols, “Cool Jerk”

  The summer of 1966. I spent it on the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Incredible music poured out of tinny sounding transistor...