Tag: Dusty Springfield

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a...

Supremes-Temptations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

In 1969 two of Motown's greatest groups teamed up for a smash single...

Inez and Charlie Foxx

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Inez Foxx, “Mockingbird”

Inez and Charlie Foxx scored a big hit in '63 but never fully broke out of the novelty box...

Baby Washington

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Baby Washington, “That’s How Heartaches Are Made”

Baby Washington had one crossover hit, but she was a presence on the R&B charts...

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

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

Young-Holt Unlimited

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Young-Holt Unlimited, “Soulful Strut”

Young-Holt Unlimited scored with a '68 hit ... but was it them?...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: McAlmont & Butler, “The Sound of … McAlmont & Butler”

Even the best laid plans never quite work out as expected. When David McAlmont first met Bernard Butler in London’s Jazz Café in...

Soul Serenade - Madeline Bell

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Madeline Bell, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

A hit for Madeline Bell that was a bigger hit by a Motown supergroup...

Soul Serenade - Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?...

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A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Shelby Lynne, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 5/31/14

Shelby Lynne gave another powerful performance in MA...

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Shelby Lynne, Narrows Arts Center, Fall River, MA, 3/24/12

Shelby Lynne has been out on the road promoting last year's fine album "Revelation Road." Ken Shane was there when the tour hit Fall River,...

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 32

The AM Gold express has reached the last station of the 1960s. Take a good look around, because we move on to the '70s next week!...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Richard Carpenter and Dusty Springfield’s “Something In Your Eyes” (1987)

When duos split up, there’s usually only one breakout star who goes on to any semblance of a successful solo career, with the public...

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 18

All of this week's AM Gold tunes but one were Top 10 hits in 1966. But only one of them was covered and surpassed by one Mr. Phil Collins....

A Fan's Notes, DVD Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975”

The acclaimed British Invasion DVD series returns with a definitive look at the Hollies, a band that did nothing less than produce hits for...

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...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...

Phill Brown, “Are We Still Rolling?”

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Phill Brown, “Are We Still Rolling?”

Engineer and producer Phill Brown reflects on more than four decades in the music business with "Are We Still Rolling?" Chris Holmes weighs...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Year One

Ken Shane reflects on the first birthday of his weekly Soul Serenade column and gifts another classic soul megamix to our readers....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dusty Springfield, “Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Mornin’)”

By 1968 Dusty Springfield's career had stalled. Then she signed with Atlantic Records and released the classic Dusty in Memphis....

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Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1988

If you’re holding your breath for the day MTV starts playing music videos, let it go. It’s never going to happen, not while there’s...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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: Dionne Warwick, “Anyone Who Had a Heart”

In 1962, Dionne Warwick began her historic collaboration with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Two years later she had the first in a long...

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DVD Reviews, Film, Music

DVD Review: “British Invasion”

On February 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived in America, and everything changed. When I say everything, I don’t just mean music. The...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kristina Train, “Spilt Milk”

Kristina Train’s debut album for Blue Note Records, Spilt Milk, acquired its title honestly: As the final recording sessions were...