Tag: Edwin Starr

Shades of Blue

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Shades of Blue, “Oh How Happy”

Shades of Blue had an Edwin Starr-written hit in '66...

Barrett Strong

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong had an early hit but found real success as a Motown songwriter...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

The Originals

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Dennis Coffey

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”

Legendary studio guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit of his own in '71...

Johnny Bristol

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

The Undisputed Truth

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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 - Rose Royce

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rose Royce, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”

Rose Royce's '78 hit was hugely influential...

Soul Serenade - Edwin Starr

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Edwin Starr, “Twenty-Five Miles”

Before "War" Edwin Starr hit it big with "25 Miles"...

Music

The Ten Best Cover Songs (You Didn’t Know Were Covers)

Wait.....I thought THAT was the original version!...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye's landmark album What's Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation....