Tag: Stevie Wonder

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #49: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque — Royals, Volume I

I thought there would be tons of songs about princesses. I had maybe four....

The Vibrations

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

Barbara Lynn

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing”

Barbara Lynn's debut single was a smash but she never managed to equal that success...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Three New Christmas Tracks to Add to Your Holiday Playlist

‘Tis the season, ya’ll! Seriously, where has this year gone? As 2017 comes to a close, I’m thinking back on all of the...

Barbara Lewis

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara Lewis, “Thankful for What I Got”

Barbara Lewis scored some massive hits but her 1968 non-hit is right for today...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: The 75 Best Paul McCartney Songs

On June 18, Paul McCartney celebrated his 75th birthday. With enviable longevity and prodigious musical gifts, he’s amassed a legacy...

Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/1/86

Greetings and welcome to CHART ATTACK!, the long-defunct-but-now-resurrected series where we take a look back at a Billboard Top 10...

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,...

Music, What's THAT Supposed to Mean?

What’s THAT Supposed to Mean?: Stevie Wonder, “Higher Ground”

Lovers keep on lovin’. Believers keep on believin’. Sleepers just stop sleepin’. ‘Cause it won’t be too long. What’s THAT...

The Originals

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Originals, “Baby, I’m For Real”

Known primarily as background singers, the Originals got some help from Marvin Gaye and had their own hits...

Dennis Coffey

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dennis Coffey, “Scorpio”

Legendary studio guitarist Dennis Coffey had a hit of his own in '71...

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

Bobby Hebb wrote "Sunny" in response to personal and national tragedy...

Johnny Bristol

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

McFadden & Whitehead

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own...

Rufus with Chaka Khan

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus And Chaka Khan, “Ain’t Nobody”

Rufus scored one last hit with this 1983 smash...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Natalie Cole

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Natalie Cole, “This Will Be”

Natalie Cole emerged from a large shadow to become a star in her own right...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”

Stevie Wonder broke new artistic ground with a trio of classic albums...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Nigel Hall, “Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall”

New Orleans-based Nigel Hall has given us a debut album that shows a solid command of '70s R&B and funk....

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: March 20, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Music

Rock of Aging: 30 Years Later, the “We Are the World” Album Still Stinks

“We Are The World,” the charity single to end all charity singles (except it didn’t), was recorded 30 years ago this week. It was an...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 2, 2015

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Soul Serenade - Stevie Wonder

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”

Times have changed but Stevie Wonder's message never will...

Soul Serenade - Bobby Womack

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 2, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community....

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 102

Get it while it's hot. It's the penultimate edition of BF90 with Wynonna and the WU-Tang Clan mingling. ...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 13, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks...

Soul Serenade - Carl Carlton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Carl Carlton, “Everlasting Love”

Carl Carlton scored his biggest hit with a cover...

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs With Malina Moye

Malina Moye is a guitar goddess with pretty good taste in music. Check out her Desert Island Discs!...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...