Tag: Atlantic Records

Stax '68

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Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

1968 was a momentous year for the nation, the city of Memphis, and Stax Records...

Willie Tee

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Soul Serenade: Willie Tee, “Thank You John”

Despite a lack of chart success, Willie Tee became a New Orleans legend...

Aretha Franklin

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

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

Cliff Nobles & Co

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Soul Serenade: Cliff Nobles & Co., “The Horse”

Cliff Nobles had a big hit in 1968. The only thing it was missing was ... Cliff Nobles...

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

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Soul Serenade: “Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & the Best of the Rest”

A new box-set delves deeper into the Stax catalog than any previous reissue...

Dennis Edwards

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)”

When Dennis Edwards replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations their sound changed but the hits kept coming...

Barbara Lynn

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn's debut single was a smash but she never managed to equal that success...

Barbara Lewis

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Lewis, “Thankful for What I Got”

Barbara Lewis scored some massive hits but her 1968 non-hit is right for today...

The Formations

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Soul Serenade: The Formations, “At the Top of the Stairs”

The Formations never had a hit but their records paved the way for the Sound of Philadelphia...

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...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: Buzz Osborne — A Walk With Melvin

Buzz Osborne doesn’t give a s*** what you think about the new Melvins record....

Howard Tate

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Soul Serenade: Howard Tate, “Ain’t Nobody Home”

Howard Tate teamed up with the legendary Jerry Ragovoy for a string of '60s hits...

Judy Clay and William Bell

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

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

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...

Soul Brothers Six

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Soul Serenade: Soul Brothers Six, “Some Kind Of Wonderful”

A minor hit for Soul Brothers Six became a huge hit for others...

Johnny Bristol

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

The O'Kaysions

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Soul Serenade: The O’Kaysions, “Girl Watcher”

The O'Kaysions scored big in '68 but there could have been many more...

Ronnie Dyson

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Soul Serenade: Ronnie Dyson, “When You Get Right Down To It”

Ronnie Dyson was a star of stage, screen, and the music charts who was lost too soon...

Manu Dibango

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Soul Serenade: Manu Dibango “Soul Makossa”

Manu Dibango brought funk back to its origins in 1972...

Dionne Warwicke and Spinners

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Soul Serenade: Dionne Warwicke and Spinners, “Then Came You”

Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. For a few years in the ’70s, Dionne Warwick added that ‘e’ to the end of...

Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “I Stand Accused”

Isaac Hayes' 1970 album was a key component in the Stax Records resurgence...

Otis Clay

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Soul Serenade: Otis Clay, “Trying To Live My Life Without You”

Saying goodbye to Otis Clay and David Bowie...

Aretha Franklin

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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...

Wilson Pickett

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Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “In The Midnight Hour”

It's New Year's Eve! Everybody's waiting for The Midnight Hour...

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...

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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...

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Soul Serenade: Carl Hall, “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”

A new compilation from Omnivore shines a light on an unjustly forgotten soul singer...

percy sledge

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Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

The Cookies

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Soul Serenade: The Cookies, “Chains”

The Cookies had hits of their own, sang on others, and influenced the group that changed the world...