Tag: Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jan Bradley, “Mama Didn’t Lie”

Jan Bradley and Curtis Mayfield collaborated on just one hit...

Major Lance

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “Gypsy Woman”

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...