Tag: Otis Redding

Stax '68

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Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

1968 was a momentous year for the nation, the city of Memphis, and Stax Records...

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

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Soul Serenade: “Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & the Best of the Rest”

A new box-set delves deeper into the Stax catalog than any previous reissue...

Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: The Holy Trinity of Soul (Isaac Hayes Vinyl Reissues)

Craft Recordings has remastered and reissued three of the seminal albums in soul music history on vinyl. It's a veritable Holy Trinity of...

Music

Popdose Playlist: February 19, 2018

You said "mix." We mixed....

Winfield Parker

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Soul Serenade: The Ru-Jac Records Story

On February 2, Omnivore Recordings will release the third and fourth discs in their splendid compilation series The Ru-Jac Records story....

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

This oft-covered Christmas hit had its origins in the late 1940s...

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

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Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Benny Spellman

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Soul Serenade: Benny Spellman, “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)”

Benny Spellman came from Florida but became a legend in New Orleans...

Carla Thomas

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Soul Serenade: Carla Thomas, “B-A-B-Y”

Rhino Entertainment celebrates the 60th anniversary of Stax with a budget-friendly series of compilations and reissues...

Otis Redding - Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: “Respect” – Which Version Gets Yours?

One great song, two great versions. Which is your favorite? Vote now....

Merry Christmas, Baby

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Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

Celebrating the joys of the season with Otis Redding...

McFadden & Whitehead

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Soul Serenade: McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own...

The Bo-Keys

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Soul Serenade: The Bo-Keys, “The Longer You Wait”

The Bo-Keys rose from the ashes of a legendary '60s soul band...

Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “I Stand Accused”

Isaac Hayes' 1970 album was a key component in the Stax Records resurgence...

Bobby Marchan

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Marchan, “There’s Something On Your Mind”

Bobby Marchan's unusual career reached a high point with his 1960 hit...

Allen Toussaint

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Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

The Mad Lads

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Soul Serenade: The Mad Lads, “Don’t Have To Shop Around”

In the beginning, there was doo-wop ... even at Stax....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 14, 2015

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

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

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Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”

A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 28, 2014

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

Soul Serenade - Respect Yourself

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Soul Serenade: “Respect Yourself” by Robert Gordon (Win A Copy!)

Win a copy of Robert Gordon's new history of Stax Records...

Soul Serenade - Mel Carter

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Soul Serenade: Mel Carter, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”

One unforgettable song made Mel Carter immortal...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Otis Redding, “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection”

You got to, got to, got to, got to...!...

Otis Redding

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Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Otis Redding turned a B-side ballad into a soul classic...

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Soul Serenade: Booker T & The MG’s, “Green Onions”

Booker T & The MG's never equaled the success of their first record...

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Soul Serenade: The Bar-Kays, “Soul Finger”

The Bar-Kays refused to let tragedy silence them ...

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Soul Serenade: Carla Thomas, “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)”

Carla Thomas had a stellar career that began with a ballad she wrote at age 15....