Tag: Marvin Gaye

Curtis Mayfield

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Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

Barbara Lynn

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn's debut single was a smash but she never managed to equal that success...

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #26: Mom

Have you thanked your mother lately? No, seriously, thank your mother. ...

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

The Commodores

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Soul Serenade: The Commodores, “Brick House”

The Commodores scored hit after hit in the '70s and '80s...

Barrett Strong

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Soul Serenade: Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong had an early hit but found real success as a Motown songwriter...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

The Originals

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Soul Serenade: The Originals, “Baby, I’m For Real”

Known primarily as background singers, the Originals got some help from Marvin Gaye and had their own hits...

Bobby Hebb

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Bobby Hebb wrote "Sunny" in response to personal and national tragedy...

Willie Hutch

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Soul Serenade: Willie Hutch, “Love Power”

Willie Hutch was a producer, songwriter, arranger, and hit-maker with 1975's "Love Power"...

Johnny Bristol

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

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Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

Wilton Felder

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Soul Serenade: Wilton Felder, “(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Lookin’ Up To You”

A career of brilliant variety came to an end when Wilton Felder died this week...

Frank Wilson

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Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

The Undisputed Truth

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Soul Serenade: The Undisputed Truth, “Smiling Faces Sometimes”

The Undisputed Truth's hit was one of many in the storied career of producer Norman Whitfield...

Music, Popdose Lists

5 Musicians Who Were Kicked In The Butt By Love

Here are five musicians who were kicked in the butt by love...or rather, three and one double-dipper....

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

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Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Stevie Wonder

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Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”

Times have changed but Stevie Wonder's message never will...

Soul Serenade - Madeline Bell

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Soul Serenade: Madeline Bell, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

A hit for Madeline Bell that was a bigger hit by a Motown supergroup...

Soul Serenade - Kim Weston

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Soul Serenade: Kim Weston, “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”

Kim Weston - a Motown legend who could have had more...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 16, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Soul Serenade - Marvin Gaye (Give It Up)

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Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up”

Marvin Gaye's '77 hit was huge, it's influence even greater...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

Mary Wells

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Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 12, 2013

Beat the post lunch dip and play along with this week's Friday Five!...

Popblerd!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Six

Git your Steely Dan on in the latest installment of our '70s list. Plus...so much more!...

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

The Artistics

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Artistics, “I’m Gonna Miss You”

The Artistics hit it big with their 1966 single "I'm Gonna Miss You"...

Popblerd!

The Blerd & Gonzo Cover Convo: “Baby Don’t You Do It”

It's Marvin vs. The Who vs. The Faces vs. The Band in the latest Cover Convo. Will the power of Keith Moon put the British legends on top?...