Tag: Robert Gordon

Stax '68

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

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

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Various Artists, “Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul”

Once again, historian/author/film producer and Memphian Robert Gordon delivers a book about the music of his hometown; a musical spectrum...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Robert Gordon, “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion”

To me, the music of Stax Records, the seminal soul music label from Memphis, has always been sacred, from the time I was a child.  All...

A Fan's Notes

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, A Fan's Notes, Holiday Gift Guides, Music

A Fan’s Notes: 2013 Holiday Gift Ideas

Ken Shane's annual Holiday Gift Guide...

Soul Serenade - Respect Yourself

Contests, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Robert Gordon’s New Book, “Respect Yourself” (Win a Copy!)

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

Music, Popdose Flashback '82

Popdose Flashback ’82: Marshall Crenshaw on “Marshall Crenshaw”

The power-pop legend looks back on his debut....

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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....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 36

Hey! It’s Wednesday, so let’s continue taking a look at the letter G and the ass end of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Andy...