An overlooked group, a legendary producer, and a songwriter I should have gotten to know better
A new compilation unearths obscure soul gems
In 1965 the jazz pianist scored the first in a string of pop hits
The brothers from Providence had their first big hit in 1973
Legends, upstarts, and an honored but absent guest at this year’s festival.
The Persuaders recorded a big hit of their own and original versions of hits for others
Superstars, secret stars, rising stars, and a ghost from the past hovering over it all.
The Manhattans were leading purveyors of romantic soul over a decades-long career
After two quick smash hits the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose began to fade from view
The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history
Brenton Wood scored back-to-back hits in ’67
Brian Wilson and his band played a dazzling show in Boston last week
A new compilation from Omnivore shines a light on an unjustly forgotten soul singer
Timmy Thomas’ 1972 plea for understanding remains as timely today as ever
Norman Whitfield and the Velvelettes were a match made in soul music heaven
The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph
“I’d Rather Go Blind” was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre
All of the Kings of the blues guitar are gone now. We lost Freddie King back in 1976, and then Albert King in 1992. The most renowned member of this esteemed trio left us on May 14 when B.B. King died at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.
Dorothy Moore delivered a big hit in 1976 and didn’t stop there
Rare Earth scored big with two Temptations covers, and more
The world of music lost a giant when Ben E. King died last week
The 5th Dimension had one of their biggest hits with a Bacharach-David classic
“Will It Go Round In Circles” was one of the biggest hits in a legendary career
Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week
No Pier Pressure is another triumph in a legendary career
“That Lady” was a crowning moment in a legendary career
A Tarantino film gave a whole new meaning to a ’56 Coasters hit
Popdose Staffers Robert Ross, Ken Shane, and Dw Dunphy; and syndicated D.J. Dave “the Rave” Kapulsky take a look at the genius behind The Left Banke, who passed away mid-March 2015.
The sweet sound of early Philly Soul raced up the charts in ’67
“New Orleans” was the hit that launched a career that’s still going strong