Barbara Mason had an early Philly Soul hit in ’65
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Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the ’60s.
Even in an era of dance crazes not every one took off
The Intruders were one of the most important groups in soul music history.
Archie Bell & the Drells weren’t shy about telling you where they were from. Their highly influential hit “Tighten Up” was released in 1968.
The O’Jays are best known as a hit-making trio, but they started as a quintet, and had one of their earliest hits as a quartet.
The Three Degrees had been around for more than ten years by the time they hit it big in 1974.
Jerry Butler has had a lot of hits over the course of his illustrious career, but it was a lesser-known 1967 single that found a place in Ken Shane’s heart.
When the conversation turns to great soul singers, Joe Simon’s name is not mentioned nearly enough. Ken Shane makes the case for the legendary hit maker.
In 1982, Teddy Pendergrass was on top of the music world when he performed in London. A few weeks later, a tragic car accident changed everything.