Tag: Ben E. King

Lloyd Price

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

The Zombies

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Interviews

A Fan’s Notes: The Colin Blunstone Interview

The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964...

Ike & Tina Turner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rare Soul Groove & Grind 1963-1973

A new compilation unearths obscure soul gems...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

Soul Serenade - Dorothy Moore

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dorothy Moore, “Misty Blue”

Dorothy Moore delivered a big hit in 1976 and didn't stop there...

Ben E King

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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 - Joe Tex

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown...

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 - 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...

The Shirelles

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists...

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

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!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Jarmels, “A Little Bit of Soap”

The Jarmels only had one hit, but it was a big one. "A Little Bit of Soap" climbed to the upper reaches of the Pop Chart in September,...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 7

Put your headphones on and your cares away, and come back with us once again to the world of Time-Life's "AM Gold" -- 1963 style!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 03: “Stand By Me”

This week's Jheri Curl Fridays looks at the ill-fated solo career of Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White, specifically his remake of Ben E....

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Music

Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Kelly Stitzel discusses her favorite Van Morrison song and its many cover versions....

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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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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: Ben E. King vs. The Police

All rise. The terms of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...

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Meta, Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/31/08 — Everybody’s Doing Springsteen Except Bruce (But He Has a Mean Woody)

Badly Drawn Boy – Thunder Road from Uncut Magazine Bruce Springsteen Tribute Volume 1(2003) The Knack – Don’t Look Back...