Tag: Modern Records

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

This oft-covered Christmas hit had its origins in the late 1940s...

Richard Berry

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Soul Serenade: Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, “Louie Louie”

Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original version of rock's most legendary song...

Young Jessie

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Soul Serenade: Young Jessie, “Mary Lou”

He had never had much commercial success but Young Jessie released one of the coolest records ever in 1955...

Etta James

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Soul Serenade: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

"I'd Rather Go Blind" was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre...