Tag: Allen Toussaint

Benny Spellman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Benny Spellman, “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)”

Benny Spellman came from Florida but became a legend in New Orleans...

Album Reviews, Music

Nobody’s Favorite Record Reviews #1: Ringo Starr’s “Ringo the 4th”

Johnny Bacardi has Ringo on his mind....

Chris Kenner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That”

Chris Kenner hit it big in '61. Covers of his songs were massive hits for others....

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Nigel Hall, “Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall”

New Orleans-based Nigel Hall has given us a debut album that shows a solid command of '70s R&B and funk....

Allen Toussaint

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

Music

The Cool Elegance of Allen Toussaint

Some thoughts on New Orleans music legend, Allen Toussaint, who passed away last night (Nov. 9). ...

Current Events, Music, News

BREAKING NEWS: R&B legend Allen Toussaint dies at 77

New Orleans musical cornerstone Allen Toussaint has died at the age of 77 in Madrid, Spain.  The award-winning artist was known for songs...

Soul Serenade - Lee Dorsey

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lee Dorsey, “Ya Ya”

Lee Dorsey had a string of classic Crescent City hits in the '60s...

Soul Serenade - Dr. John

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

Dr. John got the world on its feet with his 1973 classic...

The Meters - Cissy Strut

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Meters, “Cissy Strut”

The Meters were well known as sidemen, but had hits of their own as well...

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 16

We bid adieu to 1965 and take up a debate on the merits of Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger."...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Hugh Laurie, “Let Them Talk”

Dr. House Sings! Popdose pulls out the Wagner Johnson Downey Scale to weigh the results....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Eric Clapton, “Clapton”

Granny pop standards? Dixieland jazz? What was Eric thinking? Think what you will, but the results of Clapton's latest solo album just...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: James Booker

Mojo Flucke is back, and this week, he's pouring us a Cold Shot of James Booker. Drink up!...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Levon Helm, “Electric Dirt”

In the late 1990s, Levon Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer. The radiation treatments reduced his once powerful voice to a mere rasp....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Allen Toussaint, “The Bright Mississippi”

If I were Allen Toussaint, I’d have taken a decade’s hiatus from making solo records, too. While the great New Orleans...