Tag: Phil Spector

Cliff Nobles & Co

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Cliff Nobles & Co., “The Horse”

Cliff Nobles had a big hit in 1968. The only thing it was missing was ... Cliff Nobles...

Patty & the Emblems

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Patty & The Emblems, “Mixed Up, Shook Up, Girl”

Patty & the Emblems are best remembered for the songwriter who wrote their biggest hit...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Darlene Love, “Introducing Darlene Love”

It was a canny move on the part of producer Stevie Van Zandt — he of E Street Band and “Sopranos” fame — not to try...

Sonny Charles & the Checkmates, LTD

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Sonny Charles & the Checkmates, Ltd., “Black Pearl”

An overlooked group, a legendary producer, and a songwriter I should have gotten to know better...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Beatles USA 50, and If We’ll See Such a Thing Again

Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here's...

Soul Serenade - A Christmas Gift For You

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Darlene Love, “Marshmallow World”

A Christmas Gift For You celebrates 50 years...

Popdose's Top 12 Christmas Albums of All-Time

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 12 Christmas Albums of All Time

In which we list the 12 best albums to put you in the Christmas mood, which means you aren't allowed to argue with us....

Popdose

The Popdose Interview: The Paley Brothers

If you’re a fan of catchy pop tunes and you aren’t familiar with the Paley Brothers, prepare yourself: you’re about to...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Heavy Blinkers, “Health”

Following the releases of new albums by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Justin Timberlake, 2013 might go down as the year of the...

Ike & Tina Turner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ike & Tina Turner, “River Deep – Mountain High”

'River Deep - Mountain High" was the greatest record to ever be rejected by the American public...

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: The Lineup

Spring Breakers, a splash of Upstream Color, and more. ...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: March 15, 2013

The Friday Five is back and shuffling you into the weekend....

Candy and the Kisses

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Candy & The Kisses, “The 81”

Even in an era of dance crazes not every one took off...

Music, Popdose, The #1 Albums

The #1 Albums: The Beatles’ “Let It Be”

“I’ll finish you all now! You’ll pay!” So said Paul McCartney to Ringo Starr when Ringo tried to convince Paul to...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 21, 2012

Shuffle into the holiday weekend with this week's Friday Five!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Darlene Love, “All Alone On Christmas”

Remembering Darlene Love's second greatest Christmas song...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Drifters, “There Goes My Baby”

The Drifters were legendary for their music, and their story...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Righteous Brothers, “Just Once In My Life”

In 1965 the Righteous Brothers had a year that has seldom been equaled in the annals of popular music....

Listmania, Music

Popdose 2011: Mike Duquette’s Top Catalogue Projects

According to crazy people, next year will see the wholesale demise of compact discs as well as the heroic efforts of Jon Cusack saving...

The Popdose Guide to The Beach Boys

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to the Beach Boys

A look at the songs and the story behind 50 years of the Beach Boys, American's greatest pop band....

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 15

There's no denying the stone-cold classics found in this week's edition of AM Gold....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Leiber, 1933 – 2011

Jerry Leiber, a founding father of rock and roll, and one of the greatest songwriters in the history of popular music, died this week. Ken...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 7

Put your headphones on and your cares away, and come back with us once again to the world of Time-Life's "AM Gold" -- 1963 style!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 2

The second installment of Digging for Gold explores more of 1962's hippest tunes. And Gene Pitney....

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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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Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Concert For George”

One year after his death, a group of George Harrison's friends got together to pay tribute to him. The stunning film of that event is now...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 16

After a three-month hiatus, Jeff, Jason, and Dave are back to rip apart a Billboard Top 10 from 1985. It's the Popdose Podcast,...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Fourth Day of Mellowmas: Spektormas

On the fourth day of Mellowmas, Jeff and Jason wander into a dark, cold place where pitch, intelligible lyrics, melody, and steady tempo...

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Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: American Masters, “LENNONYC” (PBS)

The latest entry in the esteemed PBS series American Masters covers the post-Beatles years that John Lennon spent living in New York City....

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Music, Spare Parts

Springsteen’s Spare Parts: “Don’t Look Back” (1977)

Fittingly, the first installment of our alternative look at Bruce Springsteen's career puts its foot to the floor and doesn't look back....