Tag: Chuck Berry

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...

Richard Berry

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, “Louie Louie”

Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original version of rock's most legendary song...

Shirley and Lee

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Shirley and Lee, “Let The Good Times Roll”

Shirley & Lee hit big in '56, Shirley scored again with an early disco hit in '74...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Five (The One You Can Count on One Hand)

Making way for a discount of a pre-determined nature involving digits, this podcast is quite the steal! ...

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...

Music, Popdose, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-Ling”

Forty years ago this fall, Chuck Berry’s career was in renaissance. His last hits of any consequence had come in 1964, but in 1972 he...

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 42

Wait, is that Neil Diamond on this week's AM Gold? Nope, it's just Gallery....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Etta, Johnny, and Jimmy

The world of soul, R&B, and funk lost three of its greatest artists last week. Ken Shane remembers Etta James, Johnny Otis, and Jimmy...

The Popdose Guide to The Beach Boys

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to the Beach Boys

A look at the songs and the story behind 50 years of the Beach Boys, American's greatest pop band....

Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 33: Quinn DeVeaux

Hailing from Oakland, California, Quinn DeVeaux talks about the hybrid of gospel, blues and R&B that he calls blue beat in this month's...


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...



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...


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… J-Pop-a-Rama!

Popdose presents four examples of Japanese power pop, courtesy of super-blog Power Pop Overdose....



The Friday Linkfest: 1/7/11

The Internet moves fast. Here are some of our favorite links from the week that was: 2010’s best unsigned acts — well, okay,...


Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists (#35-21)

We made a list of our favorite guitarists of all time, and this week, we count down from 35 to 21. Did your favorite make the list?...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: The T.A.M.I. Show

The famous story goes that T.A.M.I. Show (Shout Factory) Executive Producer Bill Sargent wanted the Rolling Stones to close the show. The...


Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’70s

Continuing his decade-by-decade look of great second-place finishes in pop music, Jon Cummings moves on to the '70s, including #2 hits from...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Justin Townes Earle

Listen up, Americana fans: Ken Shane says Justin Townes Earle is going to be a very big star. Read his interview with the singer/songwriter...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Monks, “Black Monk Time” and “The Early Years 1964-1965”

Perhaps you’ve heard their story. A bunch of GIs find themselves stationed in Germany in the mid-’60s. They decide to form a...


Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Chuck Berry, “Deep Feeling”

Chuck Berry made rock and roll what it is today. This critic would fight — and win — a cage match with any other writer...