Tag: Huey “Piano” Smith

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Danny White, “Can’t Do Nothing Without You”

For every musician who becomes a household name, there are hundreds, probably even thousands who toil in clubs for many years, getting a...

Benny Spellman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Benny Spellman, “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)”

Benny Spellman came from Florida but became a legend in New Orleans...

Bobby Marchan

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Marchan, “There’s Something On Your Mind”

Bobby Marchan's unusual career reached a high point with his 1960 hit...

Robert Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Robert Parker, “Barefootin'”

Robert Parker and the legendary Wardell Quezergue collaborated on a '65 smash...

Allen Toussaint

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Huey “Piano” Smith, “Sea Cruise”

In 1959 Ace Records erased Huey "Piano" Smith's vocal from a song that he wrote, substituting one by white singer Frankie Ford. So much for...