Tag: Motown

Rose Royce

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rose Royce, “Car Wash”

In 1977 Rose Royce's debut single rose to the top of the pop and R&B charts...

Darrell Banks

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Darrell Banks, “Open The Door To Your Heart”

Darrell Banks had a hit in '66, but his life was cut short before he reached his full potential...

Ike & Tina Turner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rare Soul Groove & Grind 1963-1973

A new compilation unearths obscure soul gems...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 27, 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: January 2, 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: August 1, 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: June 20, 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: June 6, 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: May 30, 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: May 23, 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: April 11, 2014

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

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Beatles USA 50, and If We’ll See Such a Thing Again

Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here's...

Soul Serenade - Marvin Gaye (Give It Up)

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up”

Marvin Gaye's '77 hit was huge, it's influence even greater...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: October 25, 2013

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

Alison Moyet

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Alison Moyet, “Invisible”

One of the great songs of the '80s has a classic pedigree...

Mary Wells

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

The Marvelettes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Marvelettes, “Too Many Fish In The Sea”

"Too Many Fish In the Sea" got the Marvelettes back in the game after a hit drought....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 7, 2013

Shuffle. Rinse. Repeat x5. What is on your Friday Five?...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 31, 2013

It's Friday! Friday! Friday! Time to shuffle up and deal out another Friday Five....

The Supremes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Diana Ross And The Supremes, “Reflections”

Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes...

The Shirelles

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 26, 2013

The Friday Five: sharing is caring. ...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 22, 2013

It's Friday, you know what to do ......

The Soul Is in the Bowl - Smokey Robinson

Music, Podcast

Chart Attack!, Episode 1

The first edition of the new Chart Attack! podcast kicks off with the Top 10 singles from the week ending February 15, 1986....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 1, 2013

Viva la Shuffle! Join in the Friday Five revolution!...

Popblerd!

Mary Wells & Sly & The Family Stone Book Reviews: Big Money Goes To Soul School

If you're a fan of soul music, we've got reviews of two books you must add to your must-read list....

The Elgins

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Elgins, “Heaven Must Have Sent You”

The Elgins revived a name at Motown that the Temptations had discarded...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 28, 2012

It's the last Friday Five of 2012! Join in with five random tracks of your own....

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

Popblerd!

The Blerd & Gonzo Cover Convo: “Baby Don’t You Do It”

It's Marvin vs. The Who vs. The Faces vs. The Band in the latest Cover Convo. Will the power of Keith Moon put the British legends on top?...