Tag: Hal David

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Holy Trinity of Soul (Isaac Hayes Vinyl Reissues)

Craft Recordings has remastered and reissued three of the seminal albums in soul music history on vinyl. It's a veritable Holy Trinity of...

Dionne Warwicke and Spinners

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dionne Warwicke and Spinners, “Then Came You”

Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. For a few years in the ’70s, Dionne Warwick added that ‘e’ to the end of...

Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “I Stand Accused”

Isaac Hayes' 1970 album was a key component in the Stax Records resurgence...

RB Greaves

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: R.B. Greaves, “Take A Letter Maria”

The stars aligned in Muscle Shoals and produced a big hit for R.B. Greaves...

Marquis Hill - Jon Faddis - Sean Jones

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Legends, upstarts, and an honored but absent guest at this year's festival....

The 5th Dimension

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The 5th Dimension, “One Less Bell To Answer”

The 5th Dimension had one of their biggest hits with a Bacharach-David classic...

Soul Serenade - Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”

A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label...

Fan's Banner

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...

Soul Serenade - Luther Vandross

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

When Luther Vandross died in 2005 a storied career ended...

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 31

The third installment of our look at "AM Gold: 1969" is a grim one indeed. We can only imagine what it was like to hear these songs all the...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 22

We’ve got some familiar names to review this week. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles return, as of course we’ve got another...

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....

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 13

It's a brave new year on AM Gold - 1965 to be precise!...

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: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 9

AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!...

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...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Our look at AM Gold's 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes - from folk to soul to country....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 2

The second installment of Digging for Gold explores more of 1962's hippest tunes. And Gene Pitney....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...