Tag: Chubby Checker

Dee Dee Sharp

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dee Dee Sharp, “Ride!”

Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul...

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...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”

"The Twist" was the only 45 to reach #1 in two different years. But was the success a curse?...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go”

Hank Ballard had a number of hits, but someone else scored bigger with one of his songs....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jay & the Techniques, “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie”

You've heard all the big hits from Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans. How about Allentown, PA? That's the home of Jay & the Techniques who...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 9

We’ve got a ton more from the letter C this week, as we take a look at the songs that hit the rock charts in the ’80s but never...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 16

Last week I talked about “the Shrink,” the guy at the record show who thinks he knows everything about every artist that ever...