Tag: Duke Ellington

The Vibrations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Bobby Hebb wrote "Sunny" in response to personal and national tragedy...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2016

It was another banner year for the venerable festival...

Natalie Cole

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”

Natalie Cole emerged from a large shadow to become a star in her own right...

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival celebrated 60 years in grand style...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Music Roundtable: January 2014

It's the Popdose Music Roundtable for January 2014 -- wherein the staff gabs about any music, new or old, that has been moving us over the...

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Van Hunt

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt has been one of the music industry’s best kept secrets for almost a decade now....

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Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 16: The Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band

I knew that the Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band’s debut album, The Dicky Comstock Show, was going to be good. The...