Tag: Apollo Theater

Wynonie Harris

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wynonie Harris, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

What was the first rock and roll song? It depends on who you talk to and to some extent how you define rock and roll. Some would say it was...

Soul Serenade - Joe Tex

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown...

Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The End

The mayor has found his true calling, so he's calling it quits as mayor....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Jones, “Hypnotized”

The life of Linda Jones was cut short far too soon, but she left behind some of the most powerful performances in the history of soul...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James Brown and the Famous Flames, “I’ll Go Crazy”

To make up for the inexcusable absence of the King of Soul from his Soul Serenade column, Ken Shane offers up a double shot of James Brown....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Magnificent Men, “Peace of Mind”

When I first encountered the legend of the Magnificent Men, it was like something out of a movie. According to the story, this group of...