Tag: Checker Records

The Vibrations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Fontella Bass

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me”

Fontella Bass scored big with the unfairly labeled "Aretha record that Aretha never made"...

Soul Serenade - Jan Bradley

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jan Bradley, “Mama Didn’t Lie”

Jan Bradley and Curtis Mayfield collaborated on just one hit...

The Knight Bros - Temptation 'Bout To Get Me

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Knight Brothers, “Temptation ‘Bout To Get Me”

A great record that deserved a better fate...

Dale Hawkins

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Dale Hawkins, “Susie Q”

The story behind one of the great rockabilly/swamp boogie tunes of all-time, Dale Hawkins' "Susie Q."...