Tag: Little Richard

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #30: Hayley Mills

When it takes an hour to come up with a follow-up track to a song...that's a sign. ...

Lloyd Price

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

OC Smith

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: O.C. Smith, “Little Green Apples”

O.C. Smith had a long and distinguished career but he is best known for his '68 hit...

Music

The Cheer-Up Is On: Songs to Break the Gloom

Your friends are liars., your family in pieces, and your country is confused. What do you do next?...

Redbone

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Redbone, “Come And Get Your Love”

The Native American rock band scored a huge hit in 1974...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume I”

The skydivers, Creepy Girl and a carnivorous carpet: Popdose tackles the first-ever Mystery Science Theater DVD set....

Billy Preston

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”

"Will It Go Round In Circles" was one of the biggest hits in a legendary career...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: JD McPherson, “Let the Good Times Roll”

The best albums can take you somewhere else, and not just sonically — they’ll seem to bring you to a place you can almost feel and...

Soul Serenade - Joe Tex

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Joe Tex, “Show Me”

Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James Brown With The Famous Flames, “Please, Please, Please”

The competition for the first single by the Famous Flames was fierce. Federal Records prevailed....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/17/10 — Double Shots

In this week’s mixtape you’ll find pairs of the same song by two different artists. I did try to lay down some ground rules for...

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Current Events, Film, Music, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Black and/or White

Writer-director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opened in theaters on June 30, 1989. “White people still ask me why Mookie threw...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 54

So, I took the readers’ challenge (sort of) last week. I said that I knew nothing from Gordon Lightfoot except for the song I posted...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… Cover Songs — Why and Why Not

Some people are just flat-out smart-asses. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be at times, mind you, but a good smart-ass pulls it...