Tag: Janis Joplin

Big Mama Thornton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Big Mama Thornton was a seminal figure in the development of rock and roll but she's never gotten her due...

Howard Tate

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Howard Tate, “Ain’t Nobody Home”

Howard Tate teamed up with the legendary Jerry Ragovoy for a string of '60s hits...

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...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “Lookin’ For A Love”

Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “Cheap Thrills” by Big Brother and the Holding Company

You have undoubtedly heard DJs talking about “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin. When they do that, they’re wrong....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Janis Joplin, “The Pearl Sessions”

A closer look at Janis Joplin's swan song....


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Ragovoy 1930 – 2011

Ken Shane celebrates the life and music of songwriter/producer Jerry Ragovoy who died this week at age 80....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 27

Dave Steed takes a Journey into the "Electric Eye" of the '80s with more of your favorite and least favorite rock hits of the decade. ...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lorraine Ellison, “Stay With Me”

In 1966 the legendary songwriter/producer Jerry Ragovoy found himself with a full orchestra and free studio time. He certainly made the...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, “A Quiet Place”

Garnett Mimms and the Enchanters had a massive hit in 1963 with "Cry Baby," but it's a less well known 1964 b-side by the group that has...


Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: “Modern Barbershop Quartet”

What happens when you get Way Out...in barbershop harmony?...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Rolling Stones, “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out” 40th Anniversary Edition

Just when you start to think that Rhino is the only company that knows how to do the box set thing, along comes ABKCO Records with their...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Eric Johnson, President and C.O.O. of Wolfgang’s Vault

Already a treasure trove for fans of live music, Wolfgang's Vault is about to get bigger and better. Find out how in COO Eric Johnson's...



Happy 40th, Woodstock!

Hippies, mud, and music! Woodstock celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, and we're celebrating with a day full of festival-themed...


How Bad Can It Be?

How Bad Can It Be?: “Across the Universe”

Hey, you! You dig the Beatles, right? ‘course you do! That’s because you belong to some subset of the umbrella group Human...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/27/71

Howdy, everybody! I tend to stick to the ’80s when writing CHART ATTACK!, as they’re the years I remember best. But this week,...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Brandi Carlile, “The Story”

My father was admitted into the hospital this week complaining of chest pains; because he’d had bypass surgery in 1992, the doctors...