Tag: Bill Medley

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”

Bill Medley wrote a moderate hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1963. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels made it a smash....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Royalettes, “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle”

The Royalettes were the first to record a classic that was a bigger hit for others....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Righteous Brothers, “Just Once In My Life”

In 1965 the Righteous Brothers had a year that has seldom been equaled in the annals of popular music....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” (1988)

Carly Simon's song from Working Girl was the first Oscar-winning song in a decade not to be a smash hit, and also it was by the iconic...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Richard Carpenter and Dusty Springfield’s “Something In Your Eyes” (1987)

When duos split up, there’s usually only one breakout star who goes on to any semblance of a successful solo career, with the public...

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 15

There's no denying the stone-cold classics found in this week's edition of AM Gold....

Popdose Roundtable, Theatre

Popdose Roundtable: A Musical “Ghost” Haunts Broadway

There was no immediate warning about whether audience members in the first five rows might be spattered with stray bits of clay, but on...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1988

Kelly Stitzel returns us to 1988 in her latest look at the Best Original Song nominees of Oscars past....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Jayhawks, “Music From the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology”

The Jayhawks, Music From the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology – Deluxe Edition (Sony Legacy) In the grand history of pop music,...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 58

This is it — the Holy Grail of ‘80s music finally makes its appearance at Bottom Feeders. Enjoy another week of artists whose...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Big Songs, Episode One

Introducing an occasional series wherein we take a look at some of the most massive-sounding songs in pop history. A funny thing happened...

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Monthly Features, Music

Songs for the Dumped: Volume Four

The great thing about breakup songs is that you have absolutely no control over what they are; they just happen to be playing in the...