Tag: soul

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #800: “Hey Santa Claus”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS...

Music, Single Reviews

Single Review: Spencer Kilpatrick, “Lungs”

Fans of early Amos Lee – in other words: well-crafted acoustic soul – mustmustMUST tune into Spencer Kilpatrick, a Reno, Nev.-based...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Scotch Hollow, “Little Tortuga”

If you’re looking for some good-time, get-down groove – a bit of funky soul mixed with a slightly country twang, you’ve...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Lady Wray, “Queen Alone”

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Memphis-style soul, a range like Aretha...

Chris Kenner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That”

Chris Kenner hit it big in '61. Covers of his songs were massive hits for others....

EP Reviews, Music

EP Review: Danielia Cotton, “A Prayer”

The warmth of sounds coming from this new E.P. by Danielia Cotton cannot be understated; the slabs of structure and arrangement are...

Music

Soul Men: The Idiot Grins on Stax, Gram Parsons, and Bringing It All Back

Lots of music lovers would declare soul dead, or at least convalescing. (Unless you count artists like Bruno Mars who meld soul with funk,...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

POPDOSE PREMIERE: Amy Lynn & The Gun Show, “Closer”

While I’m no fan of Nine Inch Nails, this is pretty damned interesting as its equally damned good.  Amy Lynn & The Gun Show,...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Shannen Nicole, ‘Captive’

Talent – real, raw talent – can’t be taught; it’s in your blood, uncontrollably flowing throughout your life, work,...

EP Reviews, Music, New Artists, Popdose

EP REVIEW: Honey & The 45s, “Mad”

Very nice and impressive mini-album from Honey & The 45s, a Chicago-based outfit.  Mad is a smooth mixture of soulfulness, funky...

Music, Songs That Kill

Songs That Kill: Des’ree, “You Gotta Be”

You gotta be...kidding me....

Popblerd!

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience: Spin Cycle

OK, so how good is "The 20/20 Experience?" I mean, really?...

Popblerd!

Spin Cycle: Jamie Lidell, Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell is back!! Check out our review of his new album, out today!...

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

Popblerd!

The Singles Bar: Jamie Lidell, “What a Shame”

Jamie Lidell's "What a Shame" offers a sneak peak at his upcoming self-titled album on Warp....

AM Gold: 1976

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 58

Gasoline might have been in short supply in the '70s, but mellow tunes were not....

Sunshine

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Some Rays of Sunshine in All This Darkness

It's been a rough summer for a lot of people out there, so let Popdose provide just a small pick-me-up for everyone....

AM Gold: 1975

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 55

This week's installment proves, once and for all, that we are not the cynical, cold-hearted bunch we seem to be sometimes. Witness the...

AM Gold: 1974

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 50

We're up to week #50 in our AM Gold series. That's half of 100!...

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...

AM Gold: 1972

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 41

Thus begins our journey into AM Gold: 1972. And hey, look, Three Dog Night is still hanging around!...

AM Gold: 1971

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 40

Digging for Gold is turning forty! That's forty great installments, which is ten more than thirty!...

AM Gold: 1970

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 33

What better way to kick off a new decade of AM Gold than to sharpen our collective wit and come up with all the awful Bread jokes we can?...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 24

And thus ends another year on our trolley ride through the land of Time-Life's "AM Gold: 1967."...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Sam Cooke Edition

America's first soul singer was lost in 1964 before his abilities as a writer, arranger and defacto producer could become more widely...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 6

Our look at AM Gold's 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes - from folk to soul to country....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, JB Horns Edition

James Brown got all of the headlines, be they for his fancy moves, his fancier suits or his brushes with the law. But the JB Horns, those...