Tag: Clive Davis

Stax Soul Explosion

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

Soul Serenade - Luther Vandross

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

When Luther Vandross died in 2005 a storied career ended...

Popblerd!

The Reality Check – Top 20 American Idol Contestants Of All-Time Part 2

Tiffany and GG finish up their list of the top 20 American Idol contestants of all-time....

Popblerd!

The Singles Bar: Whitney Houston, “Never Give Up”

Honor Whitney-don't sully her musical legacy. Did the team behind "Never Give Up" complete the mission?...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: The Zombies, “Odessey & Oracle: The 40th Anniversary Concert”

In June of 1967, the Zombies entered EMI’s Abbey Road studios to record their masterpiece, Odessey & Oracle. Earlier that year,...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Whitney Houston

This recent missive to Clive Davis, major label majordomo and Svengali to the Adult Contemporary set, discusses Uncle Donnie’s ideas...

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Donny Osmond

It's time for more unsolicited career advice from Don Skwatzenschitz, and this week, he's trying to help a furloughed Soldier of Love....

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Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … The Ramones

As I’ve mentioned previously, Uncle Donnie’s been writing these things for years—decades, even. Lev brings over another...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kelly Clarkson, “All I Ever Wanted”

I still feel bad about Kelly Clarkson. Weird, no? All I Ever Wanted has been out awhile now, the first single, “My Life Would Suck...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/11/87

Hi, everybody! This week’s CHART ATTACK! takes us back a whopping 22 years, and wow, do I feel old, considering I remember hearing...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Milli Vanilli and the Triumph of Substance

For fans of pop music with integrity, the pop charts of 1989 were a desolate place. Between an avalanche of soul-sapping covers (Michael...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 8”

Various Artists – The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 8 (2009, Wicked Cool) Purchase this album (Amazon) Let us now praise famous...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 3/16/91

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of CHART ATTACK! So last time we met here to dissect a Billboard chart, it was a Top 10 from...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/27/71

Howdy, everybody! I tend to stick to the ’80s when writing CHART ATTACK!, as they’re the years I remember best. But this week,...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter One

(Editor’s Note: Since Popdose’s earliest days, we’ve been blessed with some of the smartest and most music-savvy readers...