Tag: Carole King

Brighter Side of Darkness

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Brighter Side of Darkness, “Love Jones”

The Brighter Side of Darkness hit inspired a parody song that did even better...

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...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Monkees, “Good Times!”

So this obscure thing came out last week we're sure you know nothing about....

Patty & the Emblems

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Patty & The Emblems, “Mixed Up, Shook Up, Girl”

Patty & the Emblems are best remembered for the songwriter who wrote their biggest hit...

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

The Cookies

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Cookies, “Chains”

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

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2014, Music

The Twenty-Fourth Day of Mellowmas: The Great “Last Christmas” Bonanza of 2014

So many covers of "Last Christmas," so little time...

Soul Serenade - Shirelles Tonight's the Night

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Tonight’s The Night”

Tonight's the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career...

Soul Serenade - The Chiffons

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Chiffons, “One Fine Day”

The Chiffons scored big with a "fine" series in '63...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Facing the Music

We've come to the end of the road....

Soul Serenade - Gerry Goffin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gerry Goffin, 1939-2014

Ken Shane pays tribute to the legendary Gerry Goffin...

Elton and Billy, like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Eight

All hail the piano men!...

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....

Mellowmas, Music

The Fifteenth Day of Mellowmas: A Mellowmas Carole

So it's come to this for Carole King...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: On Todd Rundgren, The Not-So Popular Tortured Artist

Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades —...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Our look at AM Gold's 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes - from folk to soul to country....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 2

The second installment of Digging for Gold explores more of 1962's hippest tunes. And Gene Pitney....

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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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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Freddie Scott, “Hey, Girl”

Just when Freddie Scott decided to give up on recording and focus on songwriting, an opportunity came along to record a song that would...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Rock Classics That You Don’t Have to Love

Amidst all the talk of rock music's Seminal Works, Forgotten Gems, and Timeless Standards, there remain a few things that should have been...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Monkees, “Head” (Deluxe Edition)

Will Harris praises Rhino Handmade's reissue of the Head soundtrack and the Monkees songs contained therein, but the album as a...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Blood, Sweat & Tears, “Child Is Father to the Man”

There had never been anything quite like them. They weren’t the cute mop-tops or acid-fueled freaks that had risen to fame in recent...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 49

Welcome as usual to Bottom Feeders, your weekly look at the ass end of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the ‘80s. This week we...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Fake Deux!

No time for love, Dr. Jones. The fakes await! As I mentioned last week, this post is devoted to the cinematic musical alter egos (and some...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Songs in the Key of Autumn”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Booyakisha!  This week’s mix is about a season that seems to get very little love in the world of...

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Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: The Devlins, “Drift”

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve bought a new album. You put it on and hit “play,” and as it’s playing, you...