Tag: Sam Cooke

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

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Soul Serenade: Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Superman Lover”

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's influence extended well beyond his hit records...

Jewel Akens

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Soul Serenade: Jewel Akens, “The Birds And The Bees”

Jewel Akens was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was...

The Ovations

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Soul Serenade: The Ovations, “Touching Me”

A revived group of Ovations with a new lineup scored a hit in 1972...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Sam Cooke

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Soul Serenade: Sam Cooke, “Having A Party”

Saying goodbye to a dreadful year with the ultimate party anthem...

Jackie Ross

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Soul Serenade: Jackie Ross, “Selfish One”

When the world was waiting for another Mary Wells hit Jackie Ross stepped up...

The Falcons

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Soul Serenade: The Falcons, “I Found A Love”

At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons...

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Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

The Fantastic Johnny C

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Soul Serenade: The Fantastic Johnny C, “Boogaloo Down Broadway”

The Fantastic Johnny C scored with a funky hit in '67...

RB Greaves

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Soul Serenade: R.B. Greaves, “Take A Letter Maria”

The stars aligned in Muscle Shoals and produced a big hit for R.B. Greaves...

Leon Haywood

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Soul Serenade: Leon Haywood, “It’s Got To Be Mellow”

Leon Haywood has had more than 20 R&B hits in a long and varied career....

Jason Isbell

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2015

Superstars, secret stars, rising stars, and a ghost from the past hovering over it all....

Brenton Wood

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Soul Serenade: Brenton Wood, “Gimme Little Sign”

Brenton Wood scored back-to-back hits in '67...

Billy Preston

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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...

percy sledge

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Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

Soul Serenade - The Valentinos

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Soul Serenade: The Valentinos, “It’s All Over Now”

Two new collections document the work of legendary artists on a legendary label...

Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come

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Soul Serenade: Sam Cooke, “A Change Is Gonna Come” at 50

When Sam Cooke died in '64 he left behind his most important song...

Soul Serenade - Johnnie Taylor

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Soul Serenade: Johnnie Taylor, “Steal Away”

Johnnie Taylor covered Jimmy Hughes and made it his own...

Soul Serenade - Patti Drew

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Soul Serenade: Patti Drew, “Tell Him”

Patti Drew had an indelible hit in '67...

Soul Serenade - LC Cooke

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Soul Serenade: L.C. Cooke, “Put Me Down Easy”

L.C. Cooke finally gets his due with a new collection...

Soul Serenade - Bobby Womack

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

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

Soul Serenade - Mel Carter

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Soul Serenade: Mel Carter, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me”

One unforgettable song made Mel Carter immortal...

Paul McCartney

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

A countdown of ten artists who broke away from their old groups and went on to release great music in their own right....

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack, “Lookin’ For A Love”

Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career...

Popblerd!

Songs in the Key of Life 25: “A Change is Gonna Come”

Maybe it's time to make a change?...

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Soul Serenade: Lou Rawls, “Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing”

Lou Rawls is remembered as a great entertainer. He was an equally great soul singer....

Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs With Hacienda

Rock band Hacienda's latest album is produced by Dan Auerbach. Their Desert Island Discs come from a variety of influences, as one would...

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Soul Serenade: Barry White, “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe”

Barry White was a big star in every way in the '70s. His songs remain part of our lives to this day....

Music, Popdose

Fuck You Friday: “I Want You to Hurt Like I Do”

Randy Newman helps out in the first in a series of weekly middle fingers to the world....