Tag: Minit Records

Benny Spellman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Benny Spellman, “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)”

Benny Spellman came from Florida but became a legend in New Orleans...

Vietnam

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Players, “He’ll Be Back”

The Players scored with a Vietnam War-themed single in 1966...

Chris Kenner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That”

Chris Kenner hit it big in '61. Covers of his songs were massive hits for others....

Allen Toussaint

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Showmen, “It Will Stand”

When General Norman Johnson died on Oct. 13, the world of soul music suffered another incalculable loss. Ken Shane remembers the great...