Tag: James Brown

The Foundations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Foundations, “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You”

A multiracial British band gave us two of the most indelible hits of the '60s...

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

James Brown

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James Brown, “The Payback”

"The Payback" was the start of one of the best years in James Brown's storied career...

BT Express

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: BT Express, “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)”

When funk was in its ascendency BT Express set the charts on fire with their first two singles...

Barbara Lynn

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn's debut single was a smash but she never managed to equal that success...

Lyn Collins

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lyn Collins, “Think (About It)”

But let me tell you something The sisters are not going for that no more ‘Cause we realize two things That you aren’t doing...

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

Ruby and the Romantics

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ruby And The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come”

Ruby and the Romantics set the charts on fire with a bossa nova flavored hit in 1963...

The Ovations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Ovations, “Touching Me”

A revived group of Ovations with a new lineup scored a hit in 1972...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Bobby Hebb wrote "Sunny" in response to personal and national tragedy...

McFadden & Whitehead

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own...

Redbone

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Redbone, “Come And Get Your Love”

The Native American rock band scored a huge hit in 1974...

Soul Serenade - Lee Dorsey

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lee Dorsey, “Ya Ya”

Lee Dorsey had a string of classic Crescent City hits in the '60s...

percy sledge

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

Soul Serenade - Joe Tex

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

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

Soul Serenade - Charles Brown

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Charles Brown, “Please Come Home For Christmas”

R&B pioneer Charles Brown released a Christmas classic in 1960...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 5, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 23, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Soul Serenade - Kool and the Gang

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Kool And The Gang, “Jungle Boogie”

"Jungle Boogie" was the first big hit in a storied career...

Popdose's Top 12 Christmas Albums of All-Time

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 12 Christmas Albums of All Time

In which we list the 12 best albums to put you in the Christmas mood, which means you aren't allowed to argue with us....

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 12: Billy Vera

Matt and Jeff talk with Billy Vera about his new big band album....

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Jeff Giles Picks His Favorite Music, Movies, Books, and Gadgets

A fond look back at some of the many pop culture highlights from the 2012 that was....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters, “Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go”

Hank Ballard had a number of hits, but someone else scored bigger with one of his songs....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James Brown With The Famous Flames, “Please, Please, Please”

The competition for the first single by the Famous Flames was fierce. Federal Records prevailed....