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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...

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

James & Bobby Purify

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Soul Serenade: James & Bobby Purify, “I’m Your Puppet”

James & Bobby Purify launched their career with a Muscle Shoals classic...

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...

Jimmy Hughes

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Soul Serenade: Jimmy Hughes, “Steal Away”

"Steal Away" made the world aware of a small Alabama town...

Soul Serenade - Arthur Alexander

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Soul Serenade: Arthur Alexander, “Soldier Of Love”

Covers of his songs are well know but his own versions are classic...

Wilson Pickett

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Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)”

Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the '60s....

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Soul Serenade: Steve Cropper, “Dedicated – A Salute to the 5 Royales”

Lowman Pauling and the 5 Royales were a seminal influence on the young Steve Cropper. The legendary guitarist pays tribute to the group on...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Shelby Lynne, “Tears, Lies, and Alibis”

I love Shelby Lynne. I’m not given to starting my reviews with such proclamations, but I think it’s important that you know...