Tag: Jerry Wexler

Stax '68

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Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

1968 was a momentous year for the nation, the city of Memphis, and Stax Records...

Otis Redding - Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: “Respect” – Which Version Gets Yours?

One great song, two great versions. Which is your favorite? Vote now....

Judy Clay and William Bell

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Soul Serenade: Judy Clay & William Bell, “Private Number”

Judy Clay was known for her duet hits but she had much more to offer...

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

Wilson Pickett

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

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

Etta James

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Soul Serenade: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

"I'd Rather Go Blind" was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre...

percy sledge

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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 - Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”

A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

Eddie Floyd

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Soul Serenade: Eddie Floyd, “Big Bird”

"Big Bird" wasn't a hit for Eddie Floyd but it made a lasting impression...

Wilson Pickett

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Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)”

Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the '60s....

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Soul Serenade: The Young Rascals, “Groovin'”

In '66 the Young Rascals hit big with Good Lovin'. A year later Groovin' made them legends....

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Soul Serenade: The Drifters, “There Goes My Baby”

The Drifters were legendary for their music, and their story...

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 19

We're one week away from the end of AM Gold: 1966, and for the Popdose staff it seems it couldn't come fast enough....

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Soul Serenade: Doris Troy, “Just One Look”

Doris Troy may have had only big hit, the 1963 classic "Just One Look," but she had a long and successful career working with the biggest...

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Soul Serenade: Brook Benton, “Rainy Night In Georgia”

Despite having a number of hits, Brook Benton had been largely forgotten by the mid-'60s. Then in 1970 he returned with the biggest hit of...

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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...

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Soul Serenade: Dusty Springfield, “Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Mornin’)”

By 1968 Dusty Springfield's career had stalled. Then she signed with Atlantic Records and released the classic Dusty in Memphis....

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”

In 1967, Stevie Wonder co-wrote a classic song of romantic longing, but it remained largely unknown until the Queen of Soul released her...

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Soul Serenade: Solomon Burke, “Got To Get You Off My Mind”

Solomon Burke was known as the King of Rock and Soul. When he died last Sunday, he left behind a long string of soul classics. Ken Shane...

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Ain’t No Way”

In 1968, Aretha Franklin had a hit with "Sweet, Sweet Baby (Since You've Been Gone)," but it was the B-side that broke hearts among soul...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Kristina Train, “Spilt Milk”

Kristina Train’s debut album for Blue Note Records, Spilt Milk, acquired its title honestly: As the final recording sessions were...

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Music

Jerry Wexler: 1917-2008

A song comes on the radio. It’s one of those songs that has defined your life. It could be Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, or Wilson...