Tag: Sam & Dave

Stax '68

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Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

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

Bob & Earl

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Soul Serenade: Bob & Earl, “Harlem Shuffle”

The original version of "Harlem Shuffle" made more of an impact as an influence then it did on the charts...

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

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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...

Isaac Hayes

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Soul Serenade: The Holy Trinity of Soul (Isaac Hayes Vinyl Reissues)

Craft Recordings has remastered and reissued three of the seminal albums in soul music history on vinyl. It's a veritable Holy Trinity of...

Carla Thomas

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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...

The Mad Lads

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Soul Serenade: The Mad Lads, “Don’t Have To Shop Around”

In the beginning, there was doo-wop ... even at Stax....

Soul Serenade - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler

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Soul Serenade: Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, “Let It Be Me”

Betty Everett & Jerry Butler scored with a cover of a beloved Everly Brothers hit...

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Soul Serenade: Booker T & The MG’s, “Green Onions”

Booker T & The MG's never equaled the success of their first record...

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Soul Serenade: Sam & Dave, “I Thank You”

Ken Shane counts his blessings with a little help from Sam & Dave...

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Soul Serenade: Archie Bell & The Drells, “Tighten Up”

Archie Bell & the Drells weren't shy about telling you where they were from. Their highly influential hit "Tighten Up" was released in...

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Soul Serenade: Sam & Dave, “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”

Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote a string of hits for Sam & Dave in the '60s. Ken Shane recalls perhaps the greatest of them all....

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Soul Serenade: Stax Remasters Series (Win the Set!)

The Stax label released many of the seminal records in soul music history. The Stax Remasters series launches next week. We have a set for...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere, “Midnight Flyer”

You know these guys, at least you know their work. Between them, Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere were complicit in the creation of dozens...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: “Vin Scelsa’s Live at Lunch,” 6/28/00 (Pt. 2)

In part two of this flashback edition of Vin Scelsa’s Live at Lunch, singer-songwriter Jules Shear talks about the R&B...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’60s

Welcome to the second installment of an ongoing series celebrating songs that fell excruciatingly short of ascending to the top of...