Tag: Columbia Records

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

The Free Movement

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Soul Serenade: The Free Movement, “I’ve Found Someone of My Own”

The dog days of summer are upon us. I’m feeling lazy these days and I’ve even considered suspending the column for the rest of...

BT Express

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Soul Serenade: BT Express, “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)”

When funk was in its ascendency BT Express set the charts on fire with their first two singles...

Peaches & Herb

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Soul Serenade: Peaches & Herb, “Let’s Fall In Love”

Peaches #1 (of 7) & Herb had their first hit with an American Songbook classic...

Lenny Welch

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Soul Serenade: Lenny Welch, “Darling Take Me Back”

Lenny Welch was on his way to a big career until fate intervened...

OC Smith

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Soul Serenade: O.C. Smith, “Little Green Apples”

O.C. Smith had a long and distinguished career but he is best known for his '68 hit...

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Injustice League: Mike Watt’s Supergroup With Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl Roars Back

In this new series, Injustice League, Popdose looks at some long-standing wrongs in the world of rock and roll that will thankfully not...

Johnny Bristol

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

Ronnie Dyson

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Soul Serenade: Ronnie Dyson, “When You Get Right Down To It”

Ronnie Dyson was a star of stage, screen, and the music charts who was lost too soon...

Shirley Ellis

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Soul Serenade: Shirley Ellis, “The Nitty Gritty”

Shirley Ellis emerged as a three-hit wonder at a dark time in the nation's history...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Jaco”

There are few people I can think of who come close to the sheer/unadulterated musical genius, skill and chops of Jaco Pastorius – the...

Leon Haywood

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Soul Serenade: Leon Haywood, “It’s Got To Be Mellow”

Leon Haywood has had more than 20 R&B hits in a long and varied career....

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Soul Serenade: Carl Hall, “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”

A new compilation from Omnivore shines a light on an unjustly forgotten soul singer...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

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Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Intruders

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Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game”

The Intruders weren't the biggest but they were the first for Gamble & Huff...

Soul Serenade - Johnnie Taylor

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Soul Serenade: Johnnie Taylor, “Steal Away”

Johnnie Taylor covered Jimmy Hughes and made it his own...

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Soul Serenade: Bill Withers, “Lovely Day”

The outstanding career of Bill Withers is finally getting some overdue recognition...

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Soul Serenade: Walter Jackson, “Suddenly I’m All Alone”

Walter Jackson overcame a childhood tragedy to become a star on the R&B charts...

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Soul Serenade: Chuck Willis, “Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes”

Chuck Willis died while at the top of his game, but he left behind some classic records....

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Nicole Atkins

Popdose speaks with singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins on the arrival of her new release, Mondo Amore....

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: The Blues Project, “Projections”

The classic lineup of the Blues Project, led by Al Kooper and Steve Katz, made just one studio album. Fortunately, that album was the '60s...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Bob Dylan, “The Bootleg Series Volume 9 – The Witmark Demos”

Occasionally there is an event in the music world that transcends the mundane. The release of Bob Dylan's publishing demos from the early...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Macca, Supersuckers, 0 for 4, and Life on Wilshire

In this week's column, Tom Werman recounts the strange new world of the mid-'90s, and his struggles to prove his worth after hair metal...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Oysters, Cheap Tricks, and Jake & Elwood Blues

In his latest installment of The Producers, Tom Werman revisits 1979 and 1980, taking us through projects with Blue Oyster Cult, Molly...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Four

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, a large chunk of this installment was lost in one of the Internet’s many tubes. We’ve...

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Popdose Lost Classics: Jeff Giles, “Hot Nights/Cool Sounds” (2002)

Our first installment of the new Popdose Lost Classics series is an album from earlier this decade by none other than our own Popmeister,...

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Music, The Producers

The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Two

Epic Records was located on the 13th floor of the imposing Eero Saarinen-designed CBS Building, dubbed “Black Rock” due to its...

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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...