Tag: Decca Records

Dobie Gray

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dobie Gray, “Drift Away”

"Drift Away" was a smash in 1973 and then again 30 years later...

The Free Movement

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Wynonie Harris

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wynonie Harris, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”

What was the first rock and roll song? It depends on who you talk to and to some extent how you define rock and roll. Some would say it was...

Billy Ward and His Dominoes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Ward And His Dominoes, “Sixty Minute Man”

Billy Ward launched a new era of frankness in lyrics and the careers of two future superstars...

Lenny Welch

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Luther Ingram

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Luther Ingram, “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right”

Luther Ingram released his indelible soul classic in 1972...

Leon Haywood

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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....

The Zombies

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A Fan’s Notes: The Colin Blunstone Interview

The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964...

Soul Serenade - The Jive Five

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Jive Five, “My True Story”

The 200th edition of Soul Serenade features the Jive Five...

Soul Serenade - Bloodstone

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Soul Serenade: Bloodstone, “Natural High”

Bloodstone was one of the key groups in soul music history...

The Andrews Sisters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Andrews Sisters, “Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food, Mama)”

This week we explore one of the great, early sides from the legendary vocal group the Andrews Sisters, "Hold Tight, Hold Tight (Want Some...

Candy and the Kisses

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Candy & The Kisses, “The 81”

Even in an era of dance crazes not every one took off...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jackie Wilson, “Lonely Teardrops”

Jackie Wilson was a superstar in the '50s and '60s. His signature song was the the 1958 smash "Lonely Teardrops."...