Tag: Motown

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Michael Jackson, Part One

On the eve of the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Mike Heyliger begins his look back at the King of Pop's discography....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Four Tops, “Ask the Lonely”

Levi Stubbs never left. While Diana Ross split from the Supremes, Smokey Robinson migrated from his Miracles, and David Ruffin took off...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Peter Frampton, “Thank You Mr. Churchill”

Considering that I was only three years old when Peter Frampton’s first solo album, Wind of Change, came out, I couldn’t tell...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “I Learned the Hard Way”

Retro-soul is a musical style in which contemporary artists attempt to recapture the sound and feel of the great soul music of the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Was (Not Was), “Pick of the Litter: 1980 – 2010”

Don Was (born Don Fagenson) and David Was (born David Weiss) grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and met in junior high school in the 1960s....

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Music, Whoops!

Whoops!: Wilson Pickett, “American Soul Man”

Everyone makes mistakes -- even a soul legend like Wilson Pickett, as Jeff Giles discovers in the inaugural edition of a new series looking...

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Music, Ticket Stub

Ticket Stub: Michael McDonald in Los Angeles, December ’85

This week's Ticket Stub finds Michael McDonald and James Ingram on the run from Kenny Loggins and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Plus, we wish McD a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Human Nature, “Reach Out”

“In the style of the boy-band vocal bands of the time, Human Nature became Australia’s most successful pop group of the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Bleu, “A Watched Pot”

Sometimes criticizing a recording is easy. It’s just like pulling a trigger. You’ve heard the songs, you dislike the songs and...

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Music, White Label

White Label Wednesday: Chico DeBarge, “Talk to Me”

David Medsker is kicking up the bass for another beat-heavy installment of White Label Wednesday, and -- hey, who let Chico DeBarge in...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Wilco, “Wilco (The Album)”

Wilco is back, with the appropriately titled Wilco (the album), and Ken Shane is here to tell you how it stacks up against the...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Marvin Gaye in Tokyo, November ’79

As mayor of Bootleg City, I’ve decided to make some changes around these parts. You see, recently I noticed that our fair city really...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “Deep Soul”

I love soul music in each and every one of its glorious permutations, so it’s been gratifying for me to listen as a new generation of...

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Current Events, Music

Motown at 50

Today is a very important day in the history of popular music. It was on this day in 1959 that Motown was born. An auto worker by the name...

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Music

Levi Stubbs Tears

She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case When the world falls apart some things stay in place Levi Stubbs’...