Tag: Curtis Mayfield

Gene Chandler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Groovy Situation”

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

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...

Bunny Sigler

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Soul Serenade: Bunny Sigler, “Let The Good Times Roll & Feel So Good”

A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in '67...

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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....

Soul Serenade - The Staple Singers

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Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “Let’s Do It Again”

The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic...

Soul Serenade - Barbara Mason

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Mason, “Yes, I’m Ready”

Barbara Mason had an early Philly Soul hit in '65...

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...

Major Lance

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Soul Serenade: Major Lance, “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um”

Major Lance, with some help from Curtis Mayfield, scored big in the '60s....

The Impressions

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Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “Gypsy Woman”

Following Jerry Butler's departure the Impressions found their footing with their first single....

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Soul Serenade: William DeVaughn, “Be Thankful For What You Got”

In 1974 William DeVaughn laid a massive slab of inspiration on the world...

Popblerd!

Diggin’ In The Crates: Curtis Mayfield Curtis

Curtis Mayfield's (almost) self-titled 1970 classic gets the Diggin' In The Crates treatment. Get some soul in your life!...

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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: Jerry Butler, “Mr. Dream Merchant”

Jerry Butler has had a lot of hits over the course of his illustrious career, but it was a lesser-known 1967 single that found a place in...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 10

As our Time-Life "AM Gold" series rolls on with the next batch of tunes from 1964, let's all take a moment to recognize the genius of the...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/22/10 — Peace and Love

Peace and love - they were meant to be together. With that in mind, Michael Fortes brings together a mix of 20 songs with "peace" and...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Esquires, “Get On Up”

“Get On Up” by the Esquires was a huge record on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the summer of 1967. It was a perfect song for...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Just Be True”

Gene Chandler scored a career-defining hit with "Duke of Earl" in 1962. Topping it wasn't easy, but he found success again in 1964 with...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “I’ve Been Trying”

The Impressions were responsible for some of the most compelling anthems of the civil rights era, but Curtis Mayfield also had a way with a...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/1/92

Before he heads off to become a part of the live Jack Wagner experience, Jason Hare brings us unnecessary ad-libs, vulgar stories, and the...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Terence Trent D’Arby, “Neither Fish Nor Flesh”

A couple years after 12 million buyers signed their name across his heart, Terence Trent D'Arby got sophomore jinxed but good -- and in...

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Film, Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Robert’s Rules of Order

I didn’t mean to take a three-week vacation from writing Sugar Water, but here I am with my first post for the month of April, which...