Tag: Charles Brown

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...

Big Mama Thornton

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Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Big Mama Thornton was a seminal figure in the development of rock and roll but she's never gotten her due...

Merry Christmas, Baby

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

Celebrating the joys of the season with Otis Redding...

Soul Serenade - Charles Brown

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Soul Serenade: Charles Brown, “Please Come Home For Christmas”

R&B pioneer Charles Brown released a Christmas classic in 1960...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Sam Cooke Edition

America's first soul singer was lost in 1964 before his abilities as a writer, arranger and defacto producer could become more widely...