Tag: Etta James

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

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...

Richard Berry

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, “Louie Louie”

Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original version of rock's most legendary song...

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...

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...

Tony Clarke

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Tony Clarke, “The Entertainer”

Tony Clarke wrote two hits for Etta James and had a hit of his own in 1965...

Barbara Acklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara Acklin, “Love Makes A Woman”

Barbara Acklin wrote some massive hits and scored one of her own in '68...

Maurice White

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Earth, Wind & Fire, “Keep Your Head To The Sky”

The world lost a musical giant when Maurice White died last week at 74...

Etta James

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

"I'd Rather Go Blind" was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre...

Soul Serenade - Joe Tex

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Bettye Swann

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bettye Swann, “Make Me Yours”

Bettye Swann scored her biggest hit in '67...

The Shirelles

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists...

Clarence Carter

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Clarence Carter, “Slip Away”

Clarence Carter kicked off his solo career with the classic "Slip Away"...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Etta, Johnny, and Jimmy

The world of soul, R&B, and funk lost three of its greatest artists last week. Ken Shane remembers Etta James, Johnny Otis, and Jimmy...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight is dedicated to the memory of a soul legend, Ms. Etta James. The queen of date songs has died....

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Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (and No Date) Tonight

Get your Friday night date night songs here. Two songs for the soundtrack of your date tonight are served fresh and hot out of the oven...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Etta James, “Gotta Serve Somebody”

Soul Serenade continues the Bob Dylan 70th birthday celebration with covers of Dylan songs by legendary soul artists Etta James, and the...

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The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 2/26/10

Rob Smith provides some soulful sides to get us through winter's last throes, in this week's Popdose.com Friday Mixtape....

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Setting the Record Straight on Etta James

To the hardcore fan of 1950s blues, R&B, and soul, Etta James can be vexing. To anyone following the news lately, her calling out of...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Musical DNA”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE My copy of Paste magazine came in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and if you don’t know about Paste, they...