Tag: Jerry Lee Lewis

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Various Artists, “Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul”

Once again, historian/author/film producer and Memphian Robert Gordon delivers a book about the music of his hometown; a musical spectrum...

Lloyd Price

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

Brook Benton - Dinah Washington

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dinah Washington & Brook Benton, “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”

Dinah Washington and Brook Benton teamed up for two smash hits in 1960...

Billy Ward and His Dominoes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”

"The Twist" was the only 45 to reach #1 in two different years. But was the success a curse?...

Frank Sinatra

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...

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...

Soul Serenade - Designer Records

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Various Artists, “The Soul Of Designer Records”

The collected works of a legendary Memphis gospel soul label...

Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Bland, “Turn On Your Love Light”

Bobby Bland was a legend of rhythm & blues...


The Popdose Interview: The Paley Brothers

If you’re a fan of catchy pop tunes and you aren’t familiar with the Paley Brothers, prepare yourself: you’re about to...

Homer Simpson ("Bart the Daredevil")

Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top Five Entertainment Career Suicides

It can take a lot to kill a successful acting or music career. Just ask these five people....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Hinton, “Funny”

In 1964 Joe Hinton broke out with his hit cover of a Willie Nelson song. Four years later he was gone in the prime of his career....


Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Jason D. Williams, “Killer Instincts”

On “Like Jerry Lee,” the opening track to Jason D. Williams’ new album Killer Instincts, he deals right off the bat with the uncanny...


Music, Music Videos

My God … It’s Full of Awesome: Ronnie Milsap, “She Loves My Car”

There come times in the pop culture universe where an item is so solidly packed with cheese, befuddlement, and WTF? moments that it falls...



Versionality: “Stagger Lee”

In our new series, Kelly Stitzel and the Popdose staff bring you 27 -- count 'em! -- versions of the great blues-folk song "Stagger Lee."...


Jesus of Cool, Music

We Wuz Robbed! Great Number 2 Hits of the ’50s

Last year, in the midst of compiling my “Worst Number One Songs of the Rock Era” series, I began contemplating the sad, sorry...