Tag: David Ruffin

Dennis Edwards

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)”

When Dennis Edwards replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations their sound changed but the hits kept coming...

Bobby Womack

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “It’s Party Time”

Bobby Womack encapsulates the New Year's Eve spirit on his 1978 release...

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Temptations - Al Green

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Soul Serenade: “I Can’t Get Next To You” – Which Version Gets Next To You?

The muscular Tempts or the slow-burning Al Green. Which version is your favorite?...

The Originals

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Soul Serenade: The Originals, “Baby, I’m For Real”

Known primarily as background singers, the Originals got some help from Marvin Gaye and had their own hits...

The Undisputed Truth

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Soul Serenade: The Undisputed Truth, “Smiling Faces Sometimes”

The Undisputed Truth's hit was one of many in the storied career of producer Norman Whitfield...

Soul Serenade - My Girl at 50

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” at 50

An American classic turns 50 on Sunday...

Soul Serenade - The Contours

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Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look at the Purse”

The Contours were one of the most high-energy acts ever signed to Motown...

Soul Serenade - Eddie Kendricks

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Soul Serenade: Eddie Kendricks, “Keep On Truckin'”

David Ruffin was not the only Temptation who went on to solo success...

Soul Serenade - Jimmy Ruffin

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Soul Serenade: Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted”

Jimmy Ruffin's biggest hit is a Motown classic...

Soul Serenade - David Ruffin

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Soul Serenade: David Ruffin, “My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)”

A Motown immortal is celebrated in recent reissues...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: October 25, 2013

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Soul Serenade - Carl Carlton

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Soul Serenade: Carl Carlton, “Everlasting Love”

Carl Carlton scored his biggest hit with a cover...

The Supremes

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Soul Serenade: Diana Ross And The Supremes, “Reflections”

Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes...

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)”

David Ruffin's final single as lead vocalist with the Temptations featured one of his finest performances....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Sam & Dave, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”

Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote a string of hits for Sam & Dave in the '60s. Ken Shane recalls perhaps the greatest of them all....

AM Gold: 1968

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 26

We're back after a brief pause for the holiday season, and we've got a couple of stone classics for you....

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” (A Cappella)

The Temptations' hit "My Girl" is the very definition of a Motown standard. This week Ken Shane unearths a rare a cappella version of the...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...

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Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...

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Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “You’re My Everything”

It’s surprising to me that we’re now several months into Soul Serenade, and I have yet to feature a track by the Temptations....

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Soul Serenade: The Four Tops, “Ask the Lonely”

Levi Stubbs never left. While Diana Ross split from the Supremes, Smokey Robinson migrated from his Miracles, and David Ruffin took off...

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Soul Serenade: David Ruffin, “Walk Away From Love”

I have mixed feelings when it comes to telling people about some of the shows I’ve seen. After all, the Beatles in ’64, Dylan...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates”

The multiplatinum duo gets its first four-disc box, containing all the hits, a few deep cuts, and plenty of unreleased material. Ken Shane...

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CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “The Bleeding Edge”

Last year, the Revelations featuring Tre Williams released their Deep Soul EP, which was not only one of my favorite recordings of the...

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Bootleg City: Daryl Hall & John Oates

The career-spanning, four-disc box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates comes out October 13,...

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CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “Deep Soul”

I love soul music in each and every one of its glorious permutations, so it’s been gratifying for me to listen as a new generation of...