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Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”

Alright, I admit it. There’s more Philly Soul covered in this column than music from any other soul capitol. There are a few reasons...

Allen Toussaint

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Midnight Special” (Collector’s Edition Box Set)

If you dig Seventies music, you'll dig the massive DVD box set celebrating "The Midnight Special." Rob Smith reviews....

The Meters - Cissy Strut

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Meters, “Cissy Strut”

The Meters were well known as sidemen, but had hits of their own as well...


Spin Cycle: Nona Hendryx, Mutatis Mutandis

Soul and rock Legend Nona Hendryx is back with her first album in nearly two decades-find out why "Mutatis Mutandis" is a must-listen....

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 53

Disco, glam rock, and Leo Sayer are riding high on the charts, which can only mean one thing. It's time for AM Gold: 1975 baby!...



Here’s Something Else!: Five Disco Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

The 1970s weren't all shag carpeting and plaid pants. OK, they were. But not all of it sucked. Really....


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Originals, “The Bells”

Last week, as you will no doubt recall, Soul Serenade focused on the great Laura Nyro and her song “Timer.” This week’s...