Tag: Aretha Franklin

Nancy Wilson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the...

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #46: Never, Ever, Always, and Forever

Proof that there is always something good that can come from even the worst of things. ...

Winfield Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Ru-Jac Records Story

On February 2, Omnivore Recordings will release the third and fourth discs in their splendid compilation series The Ru-Jac Records story....

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

Music

Influences: Bret Busch

How do steamy, tropical nights emerge from the Green Acres Theme?...

Otis Redding - Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “Respect” – Which Version Gets Yours?

One great song, two great versions. Which is your favorite? Vote now....

Judy Clay and William Bell

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Judy Clay & William Bell, “Private Number”

Judy Clay was known for her duet hits but she had much more to offer...

Inez and Charlie Foxx

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Inez Foxx, “Mockingbird”

Inez and Charlie Foxx scored a big hit in '63 but never fully broke out of the novelty box...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Fontella Bass

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me”

Fontella Bass scored big with the unfairly labeled "Aretha record that Aretha never made"...

Natalie Cole

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”

Natalie Cole emerged from a large shadow to become a star in her own right...

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

Donny Hathaway

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas”

Donny Hathaway's 1970 single has become a holiday standard...

James & Bobby Purify

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James & Bobby Purify, “I’m Your Puppet”

James & Bobby Purify launched their career with a Muscle Shoals classic...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Facing the Music

We've come to the end of the road....

Soul Serenade - The Staple Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “Let’s Do It Again”

The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic...

Soul Serenade - Luther Vandross

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

When Luther Vandross died in 2005 a storied career ended...

Soul Serenade - Jean Knight

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jean Knight, “Mr. Big Stuff”

Jean Knight turned up the heat in '71...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “Lookin’ For A Love”

Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 28, 2012

It's the last Friday Five of 2012! Join in with five random tracks of your own....

Popblerd!

The Blerd & Gonzo Cover Convo: “I Say A Little Prayer”

Blerd & Gonzo debate the merits of various versions of "I Say It A Little Prayer," but ultimately it comes down to two legends-Dionne...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best R&B Songs of the ’90s (#80-#71)

The third installment in Popblerd's best R&B songs of the '90s series features a trio of songs featuring Lauryn Hill....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 29

This week's Bottom Feeders is brought to you by rednecks and the number 4. ...

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...

Anna Ash

Album Reviews, Music

CD Review: Anna Ash, “These Holy Days”

The shimmering debut album from Oakland's Anna Ash is finally here, and it's full of charm and romance....