Tag: Elvis Presley

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #47: Don’t. Just … Don’t (“Don’t” Songs, Vol. I)

Tell me you love me. Change. Go. Disturb this groove. Or, you know, do the opposite of all those things. Your call. It's cool. ...

Barbara Lynn

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn's debut single was a smash but she never managed to equal that success...

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

This oft-covered Christmas hit had its origins in the late 1940s...

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...

In:Sound, Podcast

In:Sound, Ep. 3: Pop Quiz: Why Do Country Music Fans Hate Country Music?

In this episode of In:Sound we dare to ask the question: why don't country music fans like country music?...

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,...

Merry Christmas, Baby

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

Celebrating the joys of the season with Otis Redding...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”

"The Twist" was the only 45 to reach #1 in two different years. But was the success a curse?...

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs, “Stay”

You've heard it by Jackson Browne, but the original version topped the chart in 1960...

Sunday Funnies, Webcomics

Sunday Funnies: Sylvan & Geret (Remastered), “History You Can Use!”

Sylvan dishes a hunka burnin' something on Geret Nixon....

Redbone

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Redbone, “Come And Get Your Love”

The Native American rock band scored a huge hit in 1974...

Johnny Ace

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Ace, “Pledging My Love”

Johnny Ace was one of the biggest stars of the '50s until one fateful Christmas Day in Houston...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose 2015: 20 Music Trends That Probably Weren’t Actually Trends

After running down the best 2015 albums from classic rockers and taking a look at the rock/pop and country/rootsrecords you don’t want to...

Frank Sinatra

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2015, Music

The Seventh Day of Mellowmas: Crazy Train

All aboard the Clip Art Express for Dale Hansen's holiday Elvis "tribute"...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Columbia, Missouri’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival a Hidden Gem for Music Fans

We went to the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri and had a lot of fun (and ate lots of BBQ!)....

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Prince & 3rdEyeGirl, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, 5/19/15 (11 PM Show)

Well, he owed Toronto this much! No, Prince Rogers Nelson does not really owe anything to anyone, of course, but after speculation and...

percy sledge

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Barbara Barnes Sims, “The Next Elvis”

One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesn’t do in “The Next Elvis” (LSU Press), the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

BLU-RAY REVIEW: “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”

What can you say about The King that hasn’t been said, ad infinitum, over the years – especially since his passing 37 years...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose, Popular Culture

ALBUM REVIEW: Elvis Presley, “Elvis – Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Legacy Edition)”

I grew up in a household where the name “Elvis Presley” was worshiped and revered (as was “McCartney”,...

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2013, Music

The Sixteenth Day of Mellowmas: Boyleful, Not Triumphant

Jeff: So, Jason. Christmas music. Jason: I feel like however I respond to this is going to be the wrong response, but okay. Yes. Christmas...

Books, Film, Music, Television

10 Pop Culture Lies, Deceptions, Miscommunications, And Unrealized Ambitions

Much like Pee Wee Herman, these examples of the PR shuck 'n jive "meant to do that."...

Film, Spinning Discs

Spinning Discs: Starry Nights

Code Blu this week with Elvis, Marilyn, Tom, and Sly....

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Music, Popdose

Memphis: A Pilgrimage

Understand, I’m not a traveler by any means. It’s been – and this is no exaggeration – 16 years since I was last on a proper...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom, Episode 6: Appropriation

The sixth episode of Songs of Freedom focuses on the subject of cultural — especially musical — appropriation, using the inexplicable...

Film, Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Movies Starring Pop Stars

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Best of Warner Bros. 20-Film Collection: Musicals”

Warner Brothers continues celebrating of its 90 years of producing and acquiring films with this collection of significant movie musicals....