Tag: Nina Simone

Edwin Hawkins Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Ooh Child”

Two years after the Five Stairsteps brought a song of hope to the Top 10 the Edwin Hawkins Singers brought their gospel soul to it...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Now That’s What I Call Halloween”

It’s so interesting that I was asked to review Now That’s What I Call Halloween, a definitive, all-encompassing compilation of...

Soul Serenade - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, “Let It Be Me”

Betty Everett & Jerry Butler scored with a cover of a beloved Everly Brothers hit...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

Popblerd!

Blerd Appreciation: Meshell Ndegeocello

If anyone was to ask me who the most underrated artist of the past twenty years, there would be absolutely no hesitation in my response...

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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, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/10/10

El Ten Eleven – Hotcakes from Every Direction Is North (2007) Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly from Lounge-A-Palooza...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “Do What You Gotta Do” (Three Covers)

On Tuesday, my review of the new Jimmy Webb album, Just Across the River, ran on Popdose. If you read it, you know that I am a huge fan of...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Jethro Tull, 11/25/87

As election day approaches, it’s important for a political candidate like myself to line up celebrity endorsements. One of my...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Nina Simone, “To Be Free”

Nina Simone – To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (Legacy, 2008) purchase this album (Amazon) Nina Simone made her concert debut in the...