Tag: Jackie Wilson

Billy Ward and His Dominoes

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Soul Serenade: Billy Ward And His Dominoes, “Sixty Minute Man”

Billy Ward launched a new era of frankness in lyrics and the careers of two future superstars...

The Commodores

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Soul Serenade: The Commodores, “Brick House”

The Commodores scored hit after hit in the '70s and '80s...

Bobby Freeman

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Freeman, “Do You Want To Dance”

Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll...

Barbara Acklin

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Acklin, “Love Makes A Woman”

Barbara Acklin wrote some massive hits and scored one of her own in '68...

The Isley Brothers

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Soul Serenade: The Isley Brothers, “That Lady”

"That Lady" was a crowning moment in a legendary career...

Soul Serenade - Joe Tex

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Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown...

Soul Serenade - The Contours

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Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look at the Purse”

The Contours were one of the most high-energy acts ever signed to Motown...

Mary Wells

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Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

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Soul Serenade: Jackie Wilson, “Lonely Teardrops”

Jackie Wilson was a superstar in the '50s and '60s. His signature song was the the 1958 smash "Lonely Teardrops."...

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Soul Serenade: Etta, Johnny, and Jimmy

The world of soul, R&B, and funk lost three of its greatest artists last week. Ken Shane remembers Etta James, Johnny Otis, and Jimmy...

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Soul Serenade: Chuck Jackson, “Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)”

Chuck Jackson followed a stint with the Del-Vikings with a superb solo career that reached its peak with his 1962 hit "Any Day Now (My Wild...

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Soul Serenade: Arnold McCuller, “Soon As I Get Paid”

Arnold McCuller calls "Soon As I Get Paid" his musical autobiography. He could haven't chosen better songs or better players to help him to...

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Redeeming Rod: Soulbook, the Faces, and Further Nails in the Coffin

One minute, twenty-two seconds. That’s how long Rod Stewart’s new album, Soulbook, actually gave me some hope that it might be...

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Chartburn: 1/23/09

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/bo2Aypi0R2c" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" / Mainstream Rock: Blue Oyster...