Tag: Mary J. Blige

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...

Betty Wright

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Betty Wright, “Clean Up Woman”

Beginning at the tender age of two, Betty Wright has crafted a legendary career...

Aretha Franklin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

Donny Hathaway

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “This Christmas”

Donny Hathaway's 1970 single has become a holiday standard...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Facing the Music

We've come to the end of the road....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 17, 2014

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

The Gap Band - Early in the Morning

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Gap Band, “Early In The Morning”

The Gap Band was one of the most influential funk bands of all time...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Babyface featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley, and Jeffrey Daniels, “This Is for the Lover in You”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....


Spin Cycle: Nas, Life Is Good

Nas dazzles on his 10th studio album, "Life Is Good," proving that at the age of 38, he still has a whole lot to say....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 8

Listening to these tunes might make you have fun or go mad. Either way, reminisce over those lost '90s hits with this weeks installment of...


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: New Year’s Edition

“This list makes me sad.” – Kelly Stitzel It started off as a good idea, doing a special FNV highlighting the top 100 of...


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”

Last weekend I attended a Triple-A radio conference in Philadelphia. The event is called Non-Comm (as in noncommercial radio), and...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 3/5/10

Michael Parr brings a different take on "Cover Me" to his turn at the The Friday Mixtape. Revisit the neon glow of the '80s and glittery...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Mary J. Blige, “Stronger With Each Tear”

Mary J. Blige recently performed her new single, “I Am,” on the finale of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, surrounded by...


Music, Redeeming Rod

Redeeming Rod: Soulbook, the Faces, and Further Nails in the Coffin

One minute, twenty-two seconds. That’s how long Rod Stewart’s new album, Soulbook, actually gave me some hope that it might be...


Letter From the Editor, Music

Letter from the Editor: Radio is Dying, but Music Has “One Life to Live”

I try to do right, I try to do right, because I only got, only got, only got, only got…all that I have is one life to live. These are...