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Young Jessie

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Soul Serenade: Young Jessie, “Mary Lou”

He had never had much commercial success but Young Jessie released one of the coolest records ever in 1955...

Darrell Banks

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Soul Serenade: Darrell Banks, “Open The Door To Your Heart”

Darrell Banks had a hit in '66, but his life was cut short before he reached his full potential...

Merry Christmas, Baby

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Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

Celebrating the joys of the season with Otis Redding...

RB Greaves

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Soul Serenade: R.B. Greaves, “Take A Letter Maria”

The stars aligned in Muscle Shoals and produced a big hit for R.B. Greaves...

Ike & Tina Turner

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Soul Serenade: Rare Soul Groove & Grind 1963-1973

A new compilation unearths obscure soul gems...

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Soul Serenade: The Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love And Hate”

The Persuaders recorded a big hit of their own and original versions of hits for others...

Ben E King

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Soul Serenade: Ben E. King, “I (Who Have Nothing)”

The world of music lost a giant when Ben E. King died last week...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

The Ikettes

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Soul Serenade: The Ikettes, “I’m Blue”

The Ikettes had a major hit of their own in '62...

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Soul Serenade: Blue Magic, “Sideshow”

The Philly vocal group Blue Magic are best known for their huge 1974 hit "Sideshow," but they sent hits up the R&B charts for several years...

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Soul Serenade: Ben E. King, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”

Everyone knows Ben E. King. He’s the guy who co-wrote and sang the immortal “Stand By Me,” which was a Top Ten hit in...