Tag: Holland-Dozier-Holland

Chairmen of the Board

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Chairmen of the Board, “Give Me Just a Little More Time”

The Chairmen of the Board teamed up with Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland to create a Beach Music classic...

100 PROOF Aged in Soul

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: 100 PROOF Aged in Soul, “Somebody’s Been Sleeping”

When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1968 the team needed new hitmakers. They found them in 100 PROOF....

Dennis Edwards

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)”

When Dennis Edwards replaced David Ruffin in the Temptations their sound changed but the hits kept coming...

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...

Lamont Dozier

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lamont Dozier, “Fish Ain’t Bitin'”

Best known as a songwriter/producer, Lamont Dozier also had hits on his own...

Soul Serenade - Kim Weston

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Kim Weston, “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”

Kim Weston - a Motown legend who could have had more...

Soul Serenade - Brenda Holloway

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Brenda Holloway, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

Brenda Holloway hit it big. A year later BS&T hit it bigger....

Alison Moyet

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Alison Moyet, “Invisible”

One of the great songs of the '80s has a classic pedigree...

Mary Wells

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

The Supremes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Diana Ross And The Supremes, “Reflections”

Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 24

And thus ends another year on our trolley ride through the land of Time-Life's "AM Gold: 1967."...

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 19

We're one week away from the end of AM Gold: 1966, and for the Popdose staff it seems it couldn't come fast enough....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “Baby Don’t You Do It”

The Holland-Dozier-Holland song "Baby Don't You Do It" had some great cover versions, but it's hard to to to the Marvin Gaye original....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Eddie Holland, “Leaving Here”

Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Showmen, “It Will Stand”

When General Norman Johnson died on Oct. 13, the world of soul music suffered another incalculable loss. Ken Shane remembers the great...

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Current Events, Music

Motown at 50

Today is a very important day in the history of popular music. It was on this day in 1959 that Motown was born. An auto worker by the name...

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Music

Levi Stubbs Tears

She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case When the world falls apart some things stay in place Levi Stubbs’...