Tag: Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

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...

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Carla Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Soul Serenade - Sly & the Family Stone

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Sly & The Family Stone, “Thankful N’ Thoughtful”

There is much to be thankful for today...

Robert Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Robert Parker, “Barefootin'”

Robert Parker and the legendary Wardell Quezergue collaborated on a '65 smash...

Soul Serenade - Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, Wardell Quezergue, Stax Reissues

Otis Redding would have turned 70 tomorrow. The great New Orleans musician Wardell Quezergue died this week. Ken Shane pays tribute to both...