Tag: Aretha Franklin

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 40

Digging for Gold is turning forty! That's forty great installments, which is ten more than thirty!...

Music

The Ten Best Cover Songs (You Didn’t Know Were Covers)

Wait.....I thought THAT was the original version!...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

A grande, double shot of date songs tonight. Servin' up fully-caffeinated and decaf, for your listening pleasure....

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Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs with Little Shalimar

On the heels of the release of a brand new EP, Little Shalimar stops by and gives Popdose his choices for five Desert Island Discs....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Songs for a Weary Land

Rob Smith looks back at music that provided some small comfort after 9/11/2001, in this week's "Weekly Mixtape."...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...

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Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

Way Out Wednesday Mixtape Special: Do I Have to Spell It Out?

Way Out Wednesday returns for a spell with a mixtape of songs commemorating the Scripps National Spelling Bee!...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Year One

Ken Shane reflects on the first birthday of his weekly Soul Serenade column and gifts another classic soul megamix to our readers....

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/4/11

This week's Weeknight '80s Dance Party is inspired one of Kelly's favorite shows, Soul Train. "You can bet your last money, it's all...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dusty Springfield, “Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Mornin’)”

By 1968 Dusty Springfield's career had stalled. Then she signed with Atlantic Records and released the classic Dusty in Memphis....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”

In 1967, Stevie Wonder co-wrote a classic song of romantic longing, but it remained largely unknown until the Queen of Soul released her...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...

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CD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: Aretha Franklin, “The Best of Aretha Franklin” (Quadraphonic Mix)

Pity poor Rhino Entertainment, and their vaults bursting with classic tracks from excessively anthologized artists. Take Aretha Franklin,...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 8/20/10 — Late Summer, Late Seventy-something

This week's Popdose mixtape features deep tracks from the 1970s, including music from Jackson Browne, Syreeta, Grand Funk, John Lennon,...

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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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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Sam Cooke: Crossing Over” American Masters (PBS)

Maybe it’s because I’ve read Peter Guralnick’s comprehensive 2005 Sam Cooke biography Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-Fifth Day of Mellowmas: The Mayor of Bethle-Phlegm

Oh, don't look so surprised -- you knew this Mellowmas would end up with Bob Dylan croaking under a Santa hat, didn't you?...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Twenty-Fourth Day of Mellowmas: ‘Twas the Night Before Mellowmas

Christmas is a time for jolly old fat men, but this is ridiculous. Who let Rush Limbaugh in here?...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kristina Train, “Spilt Milk”

Kristina Train’s debut album for Blue Note Records, Spilt Milk, acquired its title honestly: As the final recording sessions were...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: George Benson, “Songs and Stories”

Four years ago GRP/Verve released Best of George Benson Live, recorded at a concert the veteran jazz guitarist and singer gave in Belfast,...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: The B-52’s, “Cosmic Thing”

For this week's Popdose Flashback, Bob Cashill reminisces about the B-52s' Cosmic Thing -- and a certain very, very friendly young...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’60s

Welcome to the second installment of an ongoing series celebrating songs that fell excruciatingly short of ascending to the top of...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/22/72

Jason Hare is back for another installment of Chart Attack! -- and this week, he takes us all the way back to April 22, 1972, and a top 10...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/11/87

Hi, everybody! This week’s CHART ATTACK! takes us back a whopping 22 years, and wow, do I feel old, considering I remember hearing...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “Deep Soul”

I love soul music in each and every one of its glorious permutations, so it’s been gratifying for me to listen as a new generation of...

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Bottom Feeders, Meta, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 33

This week you get another extended post so we can finish up the letter F nice and clean. Without further ado, I give you the final batch of...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 2/15/08

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/QCtwGC5k2g4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / Mainstream Rock: Eric Clapton,...