Tag: Chess Records

Gene Chandler

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Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Groovy Situation”

Gene Chandler's career spanned the years from doo-wop to disco with lots of hits in between...

Otis Rush

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Soul Serenade: Otis Rush, “Homework”

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

Johnny Nash

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Nash, “I Can See Clearly Now”

Johnny Nash's trip to Jamaica in 1968 led to one of the first U.S. reggae hits...

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Soul Serenade: Denise LaSalle, “Trapped by a Thing Called Love”

Denise LaSalle earned the title "Queen of the Blues" with a series of legendary recordings and live performances...

Wynonie Harris

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Soul Serenade: Wynonie Harris, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

What was the first rock and roll song? It depends on who you talk to and to some extent how you define rock and roll. Some would say it was...

The Radiants

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Soul Serenade: The Radiants, “It Ain’t No Big Thing”

The Radiants were a Chicago group that deserved more success than they had...

Barrett Strong

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

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

Jackie Ross

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Soul Serenade: Jackie Ross, “Selfish One”

When the world was waiting for another Mary Wells hit Jackie Ross stepped up...

The Falcons

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Soul Serenade: The Falcons, “I Found A Love”

At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons...

Tony Clarke

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Soul Serenade: Tony Clarke, “The Entertainer”

Tony Clarke wrote two hits for Etta James and had a hit of his own in 1965...

Barbara Acklin

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Acklin, “Love Makes A Woman”

Barbara Acklin wrote some massive hits and scored one of her own in '68...

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Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Groovy Situation”

Gene Chandler's extraordinary career spanned the doo-wop, r&b, soul, and disco eras....

Fontella Bass

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Soul Serenade: Fontella Bass, “Rescue Me”

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

Maurice White

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Soul Serenade: Earth, Wind & Fire, “Keep Your Head To The Sky”

The world lost a musical giant when Maurice White died last week at 74...

Soul Serenade - The Valentinos

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Soul Serenade: The Valentinos, “It’s All Over Now”

Two new collections document the work of legendary artists on a legendary label...

Soul Serenade - LC Cooke

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Soul Serenade: L.C. Cooke, “Put Me Down Easy”

L.C. Cooke finally gets his due with a new collection...

Soul Serenade - Jimmy Ruffin

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Soul Serenade: Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted”

Jimmy Ruffin's biggest hit is a Motown classic...

Soul Serenade - The Jive Five

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Soul Serenade: The Jive Five, “My True Story”

The 200th edition of Soul Serenade features the Jive Five...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

Soul Serenade - Jan Bradley

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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

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

A great record that deserved a better fate...

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “Lookin’ For A Love”

Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career...

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Soul Serenade: James Brown With The Famous Flames, “Please, Please, Please”

The competition for the first single by the Famous Flames was fierce. Federal Records prevailed....

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Soul Serenade: Billy Stewart, “I Do Love You’

Billy Stewart brought a unique vocal style to '60s soul and created some of the most memorable records of the decade....

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Soul Serenade: McKinley Mitchell, “The Town I Live In”

McKinley Mitchell was an under appreciated R&B singer who scaled the heights of the R&B charts in the '60s with the stunning ballad "The...

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Turn-Ons: Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble — Once You Get It, You Can’t Forget It

You have no idea what you're missing. That's what Judd Marcello's here for. He says Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble is a rare musical...

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Soul Serenade: The Dells, “Oh, What a Night” x 2

In 1956 the Dells struck gold with their hit "Oh, What a Night." Thirteen years later they recorded it again, and it made them stars....

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Listmania: Top 50 Rhythm Sections (#35-21)

We're counting down our Top 50 favorite rhythm sections of all time! See who made the list as we look at numbers 35 through 21....

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Soul Serenade: The Four Tops, “Ask the Lonely”

Levi Stubbs never left. While Diana Ross split from the Supremes, Smokey Robinson migrated from his Miracles, and David Ruffin took off...