Tag: Ray Charles

The Vibrations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

Judy Clay and William Bell

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Judy Clay & William Bell, “Private Number”

Judy Clay was known for her duet hits but she had much more to offer...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Chantels, “Look In My Eyes”

The Chantels had two smash hits with two unrelated Smiths as lead singers...

The Bo-Keys

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

James & Bobby Purify

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: James & Bobby Purify, “I’m Your Puppet”

James & Bobby Purify launched their career with a Muscle Shoals classic...

BB King

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: B.B. King, ‘Worried Life”

All of the Kings of the blues guitar are gone now. We lost Freddie King back in 1976, and then Albert King in 1992. The most renowned...

Billy Preston

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”

"Will It Go Round In Circles" was one of the biggest hits in a legendary career...

The Cookies

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Cookies, “Chains”

The Cookies had hits of their own, sang on others, and influenced the group that changed the world...

Music

Rock of Aging: 30 Years Later, the “We Are the World” Album Still Stinks

“We Are The World,” the charity single to end all charity singles (except it didn’t), was recorded 30 years ago this week. It was an...

Soul Serenade - Brothers Johnson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Brothers Johnson, “I’ll Be Good To You”

The Brothers Johnson ruled the funk world in the '70s...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 16, 2015

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

Soul Serenade - Bobby Womack

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”

A great artist was lost last week when Bobby Womack died...

Soul Serenade - Ashford & Simpson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in '84...

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...

chicago vi

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1973: Chicago, “Chicago VI”

Flashback looks over another of Chicago's big hits and complains about 'whatever happened to...'...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 17, 2013

T.G.I.F.F. Thank goodness for the Friday Five. Join in the party....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ray Charles, “Hit The Road Jack”

Ray Charles' move from Atlantic to ABC-Paramount paid enormous dividends....

Music

The Ten Best Cover Songs (You Didn’t Know Were Covers)

Wait.....I thought THAT was the original version!...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Maxine Brown, “Oh No Not My Baby”

Maxine Brown was one of the most respected soul singers of the '60s. Then a fateful decision by her label left her in the lurch....

Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Rewind: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

The Soundtrack Saturday reruns continue, this week with a Christmas movie everyone seems to love, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation....

Music

Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....

Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 33: Quinn DeVeaux

Hailing from Oakland, California, Quinn DeVeaux talks about the hybrid of gospel, blues and R&B that he calls blue beat in this month's...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ray Charles, “America the Beautiful”

On Monday, America celebrated its 235th birthday. On Tuesday, a jury in Florida affirmed one of the principles that this country was...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/21/11 (Blue Period)

When it hurts so bad, you need a soundtrack of songs that that put your pain to music. This week's Weekly Mixtape is a deeply blue playlist...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Elvis Costello and the Attractions, “Get Happy”

Whether he was atoning for racial intolerant comments or simply following his muse, Elvis Costello's 1980 album "Get Happy" remains among...

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Carey Ott

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “When Harry Met Sally …”

Kelly Stitzel closes out 2010 with one of her favorite Soundtrack Saturday columns ever about the classic romantic comedy, When Harry...