Tag: Capitol Records

Nancy Wilson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the...

Dobie Gray

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dobie Gray, “Drift Away”

"Drift Away" was a smash in 1973 and then again 30 years later...

Otis Rush

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Rush, “Homework”

Otis Rush died recently but not before leaving a lasting blues and soul legacy...

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

This oft-covered Christmas hit had its origins in the late 1940s...

Young Jessie

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Barrett Strong

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong had an early hit but found real success as a Motown songwriter...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: The Beatles, “1+”

Objectivity be damned; this is The Beatles we’re talking about.  The single, most important cultural entity to happen in my...

Tavares

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Tavares, “Check It Out”

The brothers from Providence had their first big hit in 1973...

Soul Serenade - Bettye Swann

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bettye Swann, “Make Me Yours”

Bettye Swann scored her biggest hit in '67...

Soul Serenade - Patti Drew

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Patti Drew, “Tell Him”

Patti Drew had an indelible hit in '67...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Beatles, “The U.S. Albums”

As a lifelong Beatles obsessive, I could ruminate and pontificate about the various permutations of Beatles albums.  As we all know,...

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Frank Sinatra, “Learnin’ the Blues”

Before We Was Fab checks in for the first time with the Chairman of the Board, circa 1955....

The Four Freshmen

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Four Freshmen, “It’s a Blue World”

A look at the first big hit for The Four Freshmen, 1952's "It's a Blue World."...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lou Rawls, “Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing”

Lou Rawls is remembered as a great entertainer. He was an equally great soul singer....

The Popdose Guide to The Beach Boys

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to the Beach Boys

A look at the songs and the story behind 50 years of the Beach Boys, American's greatest pop band....

Megadeth

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Megadeth, Part One

Chris Holmes offers the first part of his overview of thrash metal legends Megadeth's discography, covering their first ten years and seven...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Eli “Paperboy” Reed, “Come and Get It”

Last year I saw Eli “Paperboy” Reed and his band the True Loves at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. I came away a little...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Macca, Supersuckers, 0 for 4, and Life on Wilshire

In this week's column, Tom Werman recounts the strange new world of the mid-'90s, and his struggles to prove his worth after hair metal...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison”

Purchase this CD (Amazon) George Harrison was an intensely spiritual man, but the compilation gods have never been kind to him. His first...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Decemberists, “The Hazards of Love”

The Hazards of Love (Capitol Records), the fifth Decemberists album, is a romantic fairy tale, albeit one with some extremely dark...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Cheryl Ladd, “Think It Over”

Charlie’s Angels chanteuse Cheryl Ladd was known for two spectacular things: her acting and her singing. What? What’d you think...