Tag: James Taylor

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Inez and Charlie Foxx

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Inez Foxx, “Mockingbird”

Inez and Charlie Foxx scored a big hit in '63 but never fully broke out of the novelty box...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: November 18, 2016

Let's be good -- and loud -- to each other....

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2015

Ken Shane selects his favorite albums of 2015...

Wilson Pickett

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “In The Midnight Hour”

It's New Year's Eve! Everybody's waiting for The Midnight Hour...

RB Greaves

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: R.B. Greaves, “Take A Letter Maria”

The stars aligned in Muscle Shoals and produced a big hit for R.B. Greaves...

Jason Isbell

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2015

Superstars, secret stars, rising stars, and a ghost from the past hovering over it all....

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs with Alexander Fairchild

Singer/songwriter Alexander Fairchild lists his five Desert Island Discs....

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Two

Will the second installment of our list of the '70s best albums leave your knickers in a bunch? Don't worry, the Popblerd team won't take...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Babyface’s Baby-Makin’ Music

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

AM Gold: 1974

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 49

1973 didn't end on such a high note for our humble AM Gold series, so maybe 1974 will pick things up nicely. Maybe....

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...

DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records

Want the whole story? Here it is, come and ... oh never mind....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run” (1988)

Carly Simon's song from Working Girl was the first Oscar-winning song in a decade not to be a smash hit, and also it was by the iconic...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

A double serving of tasty tunes smothered in gravy. Served over-cooked and much-loved. (and truly hyphenated)...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 50

Dave Steed moves on to the letter T this week, with the Talking Heads, Tesla and the hair metal transformation of Andy Taylor. ...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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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Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs with Marc Pinansky

Singer/songwriter Marc Pinansky imagines himself on a desert island and comes up with 5 discs to make the trip with....

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Music

I’ve Got Reissues: The “It’s Halloween, I’ve got my Bob Dylan mask on!” Late Edition

Joseph Jon Lanthier rounds up reissues and remasters for the month of October 2010. Among the rambunctious little doggies lassoed are the...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Tom Rush, “Tom Rush”

In January of next year, Tom Rush will be 70 years old. The New Hampshire born folk-rock pioneer is still out there on the road, and still...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Robbie Williams, “Angels”

We in the States have grown accustomed to the idea that Robbie Williams can be safely ignored, but in his latest Death by Power Ballad, Rob...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 89

Bottom Feeders has reached the letter T, which means lots and lots of ... the Temptations?...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Fifteenth Day of Mellowmas: Molemas

Screw gingerbread and eggnog -- today, Lemmy proves that the real taste of Mellowmas is whiskey and unfiltered cigarettes. Hide your pets...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Amchitka: The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace”

Greenpeace has released a two-disc set of the live, re-mastered recording Amchitka: The 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace. The CD is...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: “Hey, Hey, Julie!” … A Mixtape

Two years ago, when I was working on this column’s debut, I wrote about Bruce Springsteen’s “Book of Dreams” and...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: George Benson, “Songs and Stories”

Four years ago GRP/Verve released Best of George Benson Live, recorded at a concert the veteran jazz guitarist and singer gave in Belfast,...

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Blu-ray Reviews, Film, Music

Blu-ray Review: Neil Young, “Neil Young Archives, Volume 1 (1963-1972)”

Goodness gracious -- Ken Shane has made his way through every moment of Neil Young's ten-disc Archives, Volume 1. What will you get...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/22/72

Jason Hare is back for another installment of Chart Attack! -- and this week, he takes us all the way back to April 22, 1972, and a top 10...