Tag: Gladys Knight & The Pips

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

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...

The Ovations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Ovations, “Touching Me”

A revived group of Ovations with a new lineup scored a hit in 1972...

Shirley Ellis

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Shirley Ellis, “The Nitty Gritty”

Shirley Ellis emerged as a three-hit wonder at a dark time in the nation's history...

Latimore

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Latimore, “Let’s Straighten It Out”

Latimore scored with his Miami soul hit in 1974...

Donny Hathaway

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas”

Donny Hathaway's 1970 single has become a holiday standard...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love And Hate”

The Persuaders recorded a big hit of their own and original versions of hits for others...

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...

Brenda & the Tabulations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Brenda & The Tabulations, “Dry Your Eyes”

The sweet sound of early Philly Soul raced up the charts in '67...

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 - Intruders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game”

The Intruders weren't the biggest but they were the first for Gamble & Huff...

Soul Serenade - Jimmy Ruffin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted”

Jimmy Ruffin's biggest hit is a Motown classic...

Soul Serenade - Ashford & Simpson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in '84...

AM Gold: 1974

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 51

If there was any doubt that disco was quickly gaining traction in America in 1974, witness two of the three chart-topping songs highlighted...

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 47

Certainly you've noticed by now that we have good weeks and bad weeks here on Digging for Gold. This is definitely one of the good weeks....

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 40

Digging for Gold is turning forty! That's forty great installments, which is ten more than thirty!...

Music

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

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)”

Gladys Knight & the Pips were one of the biggest acts of the '70s. They reached their Motown peak with a Jim Weatherly penned hit in 1973....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Brenda Holloway, “Every Little Bit Hurts”

Brenda Holloway isn't often included in the discussion of great female Motown vocalists. Ken Shane tells us why she deserves to be....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Motown: The DVD”

Let’s begin with the facts. Motown: The DVD contains 18 vintage clips of Motown artists performing some of their best known songs....

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 11/3/73

Join us for a trip back in time -- when Art Garfunkel shunned his first name, Cher sang on a horse, and Billy Preston's afro threatened to...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/20/74

The beginning of disco, guest Beach Boy appearances, and the sound of John Denver being strangled -- it's all part of Jason Hare's latest...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 50

Welcome again to Bottom Feeders, your weekly look into songs that charted no higher than #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1980s....