Tag: Northern Soul

The Formations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Formations, “At the Top of the Stairs”

The Formations never had a hit but their records paved the way for the Sound of Philadelphia...

Darrell Banks

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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...

Inez and Charlie Foxx

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Soul Serenade: Inez Foxx, “Mockingbird”

Inez and Charlie Foxx scored a big hit in '63 but never fully broke out of the novelty box...

Tony Clarke

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Tony Clarke, “The Entertainer”

Tony Clarke wrote two hits for Etta James and had a hit of his own in 1965...

JJ Jackson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: J.J. Jackson, “But It’s Alright”

JJ Jackson scored big with his classic dance hit in 1966 and again in 1969...

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Northern Soul”

Northern Soul is a 2014 British film directed by Elaine Constantine.  Set in 1974, it’s about two Lancashire teens, Matt and...

Frank Wilson

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Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

Soul Serenade - Edwin Starr

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Edwin Starr, “Twenty-Five Miles”

Before "War" Edwin Starr hit it big with "25 Miles"...

Soul Serenade - Brenda Holloway

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Soul Serenade: Brenda Holloway, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

Brenda Holloway hit it big. A year later BS&T hit it bigger....

The Stereos, "I Really Love You" vinyl single (Cub Records 1961)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Stereos, “I Really Love You”

In the late summer of 1961, a doo-wop group out of Steubenville, Ohio released one of the unheralded gems of group vocal harmony - "I...

Sunshine

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The Weekly Mixtape: Some Rays of Sunshine in All This Darkness

It's been a rough summer for a lot of people out there, so let Popdose provide just a small pick-me-up for everyone....

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Soul Serenade: The Showmen, “It Will Stand”

When General Norman Johnson died on Oct. 13, the world of soul music suffered another incalculable loss. Ken Shane remembers the great...