Tag: Isaac Hayes

The Masqueraders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Masqueraders, “I Ain’t Got to Love Nobody Else”

If you are a fan of classic soul and you watch America’s Got Talent you might have been surprised to see a singing trio that appeared...

Stax Soul Explosion

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

The Soul Children

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Soul Children, “The Sweeter He Is”

We’ve heard about one-hit wonders and even no-hit wonders but what about groups that had multiple hits and still manage to be...

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...

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & the Best of the Rest”

A new box-set delves deeper into the Stax catalog than any previous reissue...

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...

Carla Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Carla Thomas, “B-A-B-Y”

Rhino Entertainment celebrates the 60th anniversary of Stax with a budget-friendly series of compilations and reissues...

The Bo-Keys

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Bo-Keys, “The Longer You Wait”

The Bo-Keys rose from the ashes of a legendary '60s soul band...

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...

The Mad Lads

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Mad Lads, “Don’t Have To Shop Around”

In the beginning, there was doo-wop ... even at Stax....

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Escape From New York: Collector’s Edition”

From the mid-70s to the late 80s, John Carpenter was an industry unto himself, variously writing, directing, producing, scoring and/or...

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...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: The Whispers, “Rock Steady”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

Popblerd!

UnSung Announces Season 6 (Sort Of…)

TVOne's hit documentary series "UnSung" has just announced some of their subjects for Season 6. Click to find out who made the cut!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Bar-Kays, “Soul Finger”

The Bar-Kays refused to let tragedy silence them ...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Sam & Dave, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”

Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote a string of hits for Sam & Dave in the '60s. Ken Shane recalls perhaps the greatest of them all....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax Remasters Series (Win the Set!)

The Stax label released many of the seminal records in soul music history. The Stax Remasters series launches next week. We have a set for...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/22/09

Hat trick, mama!! Benny Hester – It’s Over Love from Through the Window (1987) Erik Norlander featuring Buck Dharma –...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “Soul Men”

If I’m going to remain true to the movie, then the only way to describe Soul Men is to call it one motherfucking funny film.  If...

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Film, Music, Television

In Memoriam: Isaac Hayes

Many miles have I traveled since I first knowingly encountered the music of Isaac Hayes, so I hope you’ll forgive me if my memory is...

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Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang: In Tribute to Mr. Isaac Hayes

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Two Cool Guys”

A number of months ago, Darren Robbins posted a column discussing how brazen arrogance seemed to be the most valuable asset in a...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Film Pop”

Download the full mix HERE “Theme From Shaft,” Isaac Hayes MGM was behind this film, it made a ton of money at the box office,...