You’ve heard it by Jackson Browne, but the original version topped the chart in 1960
Remembering the great songwriter Rod Temperton whose songs were the soundtrack of the ’80s
At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons
Chris Kenner hit it big in ’61. Covers of his songs were massive hits for others.
A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label
A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in ’67
Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit
Acclaimed songwriter Keith Monacchio is back with a new album. Popdose has an exclusive track premiere.
Tony Clarke wrote two hits for Etta James and had a hit of his own in 1965
The O’Kaysions scored big in ’68 but there could have been many more
The funky People’s Choice scored big in ’71 and bigger in ’75
It was another banner year for the venerable festival
Barbara Acklin wrote some massive hits and scored one of her own in ’68
The Moments scored big hits before morphing into Ray, Goodman & Brown
In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own
The Silks are back with a new album and Popdose has the exclusive stream
The Chantels had two smash hits with two unrelated Smiths as lead singers
Mel & Tim went to Muscle Shoals to record their 1972 hit
Gene Chandler’s extraordinary career spanned the doo-wop, r&b, soul, and disco eras.
The Native American rock band scored a huge hit in 1974
Ronnie Dyson was a star of stage, screen, and the music charts who was lost too soon
Johnny Ace was one of the biggest stars of the ’50s until one fateful Christmas Day in Houston
Working with Philly Soul legend Thom Bell the Intrigues had their biggest hit
Shirley Ellis emerged as a three-hit wonder at a dark time in the nation’s history
Patty & the Emblems are best remembered for the songwriter who wrote their biggest hit
Bob Dylan turns 75 today. Ken Shane celebrates.
She’s known for her raunchy raps but Millie Jackson is a first-rate soul singer
Fontella Bass scored big with the unfairly labeled “Aretha record that Aretha never made”
It seems that there are a number of musicians in NJ with the name Anthony D’Amato, or something similar enough to make it uncomfortable for all of the Anthonys. So after trying on a few different monikers, one of those Anthony D’Amatos took on the nom de guerre Remember Jones. I have no idea where it came from, but it’s a pretty cool name. At that point our hero began assembling a large band that includes some of the Jersey Shore’s finest musicians, and started drawing large crowds with tributes to iconic albums like Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, and Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen. In his most audacious move yet, Remember Jones will fill Asbury Park Convention Hall, something unheard of for a local musician whose name is not Bruce Springsteen, for a Soul Revue & Dance Party on Saturday night.
Manu Dibango brought funk back to its origins in 1972