Tag: Michael Jackson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #47: Don’t. Just … Don’t (“Don’t” Songs, Vol. I)

Tell me you love me. Change. Go. Disturb this groove. Or, you know, do the opposite of all those things. Your call. It's cool. ...

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: August 27, 1987

Let us return to a time when la vida seemed a little less loca....

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

Dennis Coffey

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”

Legendary studio guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit of his own in '71...

Willie Hutch

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Willie Hutch, “Love Power”

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

Heatwave

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Heatwave, “Always And Forever” (RIP Rod Temperton)

Remembering the great songwriter Rod Temperton whose songs were the soundtrack of the '80s...

Manu Dibango

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Manu Dibango “Soul Makossa”

Manu Dibango brought funk back to its origins in 1972...

Rufus with Chaka Khan

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus & Chaka Khan, “Ain’t Nobody”

Rufus scored one last hit with this 1983 smash...

Marquis Hill - Jon Faddis - Sean Jones

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Legends, upstarts, and an honored but absent guest at this year's festival....

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Prince & 3rdEyeGirl, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, 5/19/15 (11 PM Show)

Well, he owed Toronto this much! No, Prince Rogers Nelson does not really owe anything to anyone, of course, but after speculation and...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 24, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks...

Music

Rock of Aging: 30 Years Later, the “We Are the World” Album Still Stinks

“We Are The World,” the charity single to end all charity singles (except it didn’t), was recorded 30 years ago this week. It was an...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 9, 2015

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 26, 2014

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: September 12, 2014

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

Music, Popular Culture

Popular Culture: The Campaign to Buy Neverland Ranch

In most cases, I would say this was pretty good on the bullshit-factor scale.  BUT this is real, folks.  A fundraising campaign...

Humor, Music

Popdose Prime: The Eight Worst-Ever Pieces of Rock Merch

Insane Clown Posse’s Literary Classics Reconsidered As anybody down with the clowns knows, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are adherents to...

Soul Serenade - Jimmy Ruffin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted”

Jimmy Ruffin's biggest hit is a Motown classic...

Blues for Dracula – Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Boo! Top 20 Halloween Songs

20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose....

Paul McCartney

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

A countdown of ten artists who broke away from their old groups and went on to release great music in their own right....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Michael Jackson, “On the Line”

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

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Janet Jackson, “Thinkin’ Bout My Ex”

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

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Jermaine Jackson, “Word to the Badd!!”

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

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: The Jacksons, “Nothin (That Compares 2 U)”

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

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Styx, Kilroy Was Here

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 2

Chart Attack! is back for episode 2, covering the Top 10 from March 19, 1983....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Nightliners, “Love Fool”

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

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Manchild, “Funky Situation”

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

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Orianthi

Most people only know axe shredder Orianthi for the company she keeps: Carrie Underwood on the 2009 Grammys, Michael Jackson’s doomed...