When Luther Vandross died in 2005 a storied career ended
Betty Everett & Jerry Butler scored with a cover of a beloved Everly Brothers hit
Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino
Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared in his column so far.
On Tuesday, my review of the new Jimmy Webb album, Just Across the River, ran on Popdose. If you read it, you know that I am a huge fan of Mr. Webb. The mp3 that I provided from the album was a song called “Do What You Gotta Do,” which, though it had been recorded by many other artists, had never been recorded by the songwriter himself until it appeared on the new album. Since I am such a big fan, I couldn’t let the release of a new album go by with a mere review. To commemorate the occasion, here are three soulful, distinct takes on “Do What You Gotta Do” by three legendary soul artists: Nina Simone – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1968) Clarence Carter – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1968) Roberta Flack – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1970)
It’s a rare but welcome event for Ken Shane when Jimmy Webb releases a new album.
On Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday, Dave Lifton’s latest Infinite Play column pays tribute to the King by talking about Richard Thompson’s “From Galway to Graceland.”
If Jason Hare can’t have you, he don’t want nobody, baby. Join him for a look back at 1978, where, with a little luck, we’ll shadow dance with imaginary lovers. (Groan.)
Jason Hare is back for another installment of Chart Attack! — and this week, he takes us all the way back to April 22, 1972, and a top 10 featuring Neil Young, Aretha, and Baba Booey. Wait, what?
New baby = less time. Imagine that. I was somehow under the impression that sleepless nights were going to give me plenty of free time to continue to write meaningless drivel in my intros, but I haven’t been able to find the motivation at 3 AM just yet. So, in an effort to continue to give you the “quality” music of Bottom Feeders without interruption, I’m going to move straight to the music for the remainder of 2008. Without further ado, we continue looking at the ass end of the Billboard Hot 100 in the ’80s, with more artists whose names begin with the letter F. Fiona “Talk to Me” — 1985, #64 (download) “Everything You Do (You’re Sexing Me)” — 1989, #52 (download) Fiona Flanagan is less known for her music than for her lead role in the failed 1987 Bob Dylan movie Hearts of Fire. “Everything You Do” is a duet with Bottom Feeders favorite Kip Winger! If I could choose one artist to be the spokesperson for this series, Kip would be …