Tag: Atlantic Records

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Soul Serenade: The Young Rascals, “Groovin'”

In '66 the Young Rascals hit big with Good Lovin'. A year later Groovin' made them legends....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Debbie Gibson

If you want to feel inspired, spend a few minutes talking with Debbie Gibson. Certainly, you’re probably aware of the chart success that...

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Soul Serenade: The Drifters, “There Goes My Baby”

The Drifters were legendary for their music, and their story...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Carla Thomas, “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)”

Carla Thomas had a stellar career that began with a ballad she wrote at age 15....

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Soul Serenade: The Spinners, “Mighty Love”

The Spinners had a remarkable run of hit singles with lead singer Philippe Wynne and producer Thom Bell....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Archie Bell & The Drells, “Tighten Up”

Archie Bell & the Drells weren't shy about telling you where they were from. Their highly influential hit "Tighten Up" was released in...

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Dw. Dunphy On…The “Comeback” Of The J. Geils Band

Dw Dunphy has trouble calling it a comeback for the '80s J. Geils Band....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chuck Willis, “Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes”

Chuck Willis died while at the top of his game, but he left behind some classic records....

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to the Melvins

Dave Steed takes the long journey through the odd career of the legendary Melvins. ...

Music, Popdose Flashback '92

Popdose Flashback ’92: King’s X, “King’s X”

Chris Holmes takes a fond look back at the self-titled fourth LP from King's X, released this week in 1992....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Sam & Dave, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”

Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote a string of hits for Sam & Dave in the '60s. Ken Shane recalls perhaps the greatest of them all....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Tyrone Davis, “Turn Back The Hands Of Time”

Tyrone Davis was another artist who had more hits than you might recall right away. His biggest by far though was 1970's "Turn Back the...

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Soul Serenade: Doris Troy, “Just One Look”

Doris Troy may have had only big hit, the 1963 classic "Just One Look," but she had a long and successful career working with the biggest...

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Soul Serenade: Jerry Leiber, 1933 – 2011

Jerry Leiber, a founding father of rock and roll, and one of the greatest songwriters in the history of popular music, died this week. Ken...

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Soul Serenade: Brook Benton, “Rainy Night In Georgia”

Despite having a number of hits, Brook Benton had been largely forgotten by the mid-'60s. Then in 1970 he returned with the biggest hit of...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Soul Serenade: The Coasters, “Yakety Yak”

Carl Gardner, the original lead singer of the Coasters died last week. He was the voice on a string of great singles for the group. Ken...

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Soul Serenade: The Rascals, “A Ray of Hope”

By late 1968, the Rascals string of hit singles was coming to and end, but there was still a lot of great music to be heard from the...

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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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Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “The Atlantic Recordings” — Win It!

We've come to expect reissue brilliance from Rhino Handmade. Their new Percy Sledge release is no exception. One lucky reader has a chance...

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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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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: The Young Rascals, “The Young Rascals”

In 1966 the Young Rascals rocked the world with their #1 hit "Good Lovin'." The single spurred their debut album into the upper reaches of...

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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...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “Deja Vu”

In what many people would have called an unlikely move, Crosby, Stills & Nash invited Neil Young join them in 1969. Their first album...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Nilsson

One of my favorite pebbles of pop-culture minutiae is that Curtis Armstrong, the actor who played Herbert Viola on Moonlighting in the late...