Tag: Motown

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?...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “TCB” by the Supremes and the Temptations

Over the years, certain television programs became iconic because of their historical value—the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show,...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 3, 2012

What is lurking in the corners of your music library? Hit shuffle and join in this week's Friday Five....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 13, 2012

From Motown to Scotland in five songs, what is on your Friday Five?...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “Diana Ross and the Supremes’ Greatest Hits”

I quit buying 45s when I was 13 years old. After that, I considered myself an album consumer, but that sometimes created an economic...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 25, 2012

Time to shuffle up and deal! Join in this week's Friday Five!...

Music, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: “Supremes A’ Go Go”

The list of great Motown albums doesn’t start to fill in until 1971 or so, when Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder used their new creative...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, “The Tears Of A Clown”

Believe it or not, the Miracles only had one #1 hit while Smokey Robinson was their singer. Ken Shane recalls "The Tears of a Clown."...

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 29

1969 --The year Hair dominated the American airwaves. The first of several Hair cover songs debuts on AM Gold this week....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music

Jheri Curl Fridays 28: “Don’t Look Any Further”

Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards gets the Jheri Curl Fridays treatment with his 1984 video "Don't Look Any Further."...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 22

We’ve got some familiar names to review this week. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles return, as of course we’ve got another...

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 13

It's a brave new year on AM Gold - 1965 to be precise!...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 11

Another Wednesday, another batch of AM Gold for your listening pleasure. This week rolls on with the third installment from 1964....

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 9

AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Music, Podcast

Popdose Podcast Extra: Michaels on Michael (Plus)

It's been two years since Michael Jackson died, and several of Popdose's Michaels paid tribute in this special Popdose Podcast extra....

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Marvin Gaye edition

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece What’s Going On doesn’t simply boast the gospel influence that marks so much of...

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Consumerism

Consumerism: The Motown Tour

Berry Gordy, Jr. served in Korea, returned to Detroit, got a job at Ford, and started writing songs for his friend Jackie Wilson. Gordy...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye's landmark album What's Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation....

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Papas Fritas

The Boston-area band released only three albums before breaking up in 2000, but have reunited for a series of shows in Europe. Robert Cass...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Year One

Ken Shane reflects on the first birthday of his weekly Soul Serenade column and gifts another classic soul megamix to our readers....

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Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Hall and Oates That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Hall and Oates are, of course, the poster boys for what happens when hair gel meets R&B. Funny thing is, they were originally anything...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” (A Cappella)

The Temptations' hit "My Girl" is the very definition of a Motown standard. This week Ken Shane unearths a rare a cappella version of the...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Eddie Holland, “Leaving Here”

Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”

In 1967, Stevie Wonder co-wrote a classic song of romantic longing, but it remained largely unknown until the Queen of Soul released her...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...

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Music, You Again?

You Again?: Phil Collins, “Going Back”

I’m sure there are plenty of places that people would love to hear Phil Collins go back to. Sitting behind Peter Gabriel in a reunited...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “You’re My Everything”

It’s surprising to me that we’re now several months into Soul Serenade, and I have yet to feature a track by the Temptations....

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part Two

Mike Heyliger continues his guide to Michael Jackson's discography with a look at the King of Pop's early solo years....