Tag: Marvin Gaye

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”

We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 41: “Sanctified Lady”

Following his tragic death, it was discovered that Marvin Gaye wanted a sanctified...lady? Jheri Curl Fridays investigates....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Maxine Brown, “Oh No Not My Baby”

Maxine Brown was one of the most respected soul singers of the '60s. Then a fateful decision by her label left her in the lurch....

AM Gold: 1968

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 28

Ready to wrap up our discussion of Time-Life's "AM Gold: 1968"? Too bad, we're going to talk about "American Pie" instead....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Slits’ “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1979)

The Slits’ cover of “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” should have been that one song from the weird, still-breaking...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Popdose Presents Songs of Freedom: Episode One

In the first episode of "Songs of Freedom", Popdose music contributor Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez look at R.E.M., P.J. Harvey, and...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 11

Another Wednesday, another batch of AM Gold for your listening pleasure. This week rolls on with the third installment from 1964....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Songs for a Weary Land

Rob Smith looks back at music that provided some small comfort after 9/11/2001, in this week's "Weekly Mixtape."...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “Baby Don’t You Do It”

The Holland-Dozier-Holland song "Baby Don't You Do It" had some great cover versions, but it's hard to to to the Marvin Gaye original....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Marvelettes, “Playboy”

The Marvelettes were Motown's first successful female group, and they scored the company's first number one pop hit. In all they scored 21...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Ronettes, “Be My Baby”

In which our own Ken Shane and Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal debate the merits of Phil Spector's work in light of his murder...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Marvin Gaye edition

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece What’s Going On doesn’t simply boast the gospel influence that marks so much of...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye's landmark album What's Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation....

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: OutKast’s “The Mighty O” and “Morris Brown” (2006)

Before 2000, OutKast wasn’t known much outside of the rap world, as it was a southern-fried, alien-obsessed duo successfully...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Madonna’s “I Want You” (1995)

It used to be that all Madonna songs were hits. It was just the way things were. From 1984 until 1995, she’d had more than 30...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Eddie Holland, “Leaving Here”

Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting...

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Music

I’ve Got Reissues: The “It’s Halloween, I’ve got my Bob Dylan mask on!” Late Edition

Joseph Jon Lanthier rounds up reissues and remasters for the month of October 2010. Among the rambunctious little doggies lassoed are the...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...

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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...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You”

The story of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell is one that ends tragically, but begins in glory. Together they stormed the charts in 1967 with...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Moonglows, “Sincerely”

Harvey Fuqua died on Tuesday. He was 80 years-old. Fuqua was from Louisville, KY, where in 1951 he founded a group called the Crazy Sounds....

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: The T.A.M.I. Show

The famous story goes that T.A.M.I. Show (Shout Factory) Executive Producer Bill Sargent wanted the Rolling Stones to close the show. The...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 11/3/73

Join us for a trip back in time -- when Art Garfunkel shunned his first name, Cher sang on a horse, and Billy Preston's afro threatened to...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Bo Diddley, “Drive By: Tales From the Funk Dimension”

One of the many things I love about Popdose is our collective freedom to write different kinds of posts: Sometimes you gets yourself a Cold...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Human Nature, “Reach Out”

“In the style of the boy-band vocal bands of the time, Human Nature became Australia’s most successful pop group of the...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’70s

Continuing his decade-by-decade look of great second-place finishes in pop music, Jon Cummings moves on to the '70s, including #2 hits from...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose Interviews

Dw. Dunphy On… Adam Again

In an ongoing series, Dw. Dunphy takes an occasional look back at Christian contemporary music (CCM) of the past and makes the case for a...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Marvin Gaye in Tokyo, November ’79

As mayor of Bootleg City, I’ve decided to make some changes around these parts. You see, recently I noticed that our fair city really...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “Deep Soul”

I love soul music in each and every one of its glorious permutations, so it’s been gratifying for me to listen as a new generation of...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 1/15/83

Welcome back to CHART ATTACK!, all new for 2009! This year we’ll be doing much like we’ve done in the past: ripping apart...