Tag: The Bar-Kays

Stax Soul Explosion

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

The Soul Children

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Soul Children, “The Sweeter He Is”

We’ve heard about one-hit wonders and even no-hit wonders but what about groups that had multiple hits and still manage to be...

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

Stax '68

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 — A Memphis Story

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

Stax Singles, Vol. 4

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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...

Merry Christmas, Baby

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “Merry Christmas, Baby”

Celebrating the joys of the season with Otis Redding...

The Bo-Keys

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Bo-Keys, “The Longer You Wait”

The Bo-Keys rose from the ashes of a legendary '60s soul band...

Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “I Stand Accused”

Isaac Hayes' 1970 album was a key component in the Stax Records resurgence...

Soul Serenade - Isaac Hayes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Isaac Hayes, “Walk On By”

A new collection celebrates the resurgence of a legendary soul label...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Otis Redding, “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection”

You got to, got to, got to, got to...!...

Otis Redding

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Otis Redding turned a B-side ballad into a soul classic...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Bar-Kays, “Soul Finger”

The Bar-Kays refused to let tragedy silence them ...

Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weekend ’80s Dance Party – Special New Year’s Eve Edition

Kelly Stitzel helps you ring in 2012 with a special New Year's Eve* edition of the Week(end) '80s Dance Party. *Garry Marshall was not...

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/4/11

This week's Weeknight '80s Dance Party is inspired one of Kelly's favorite shows, Soul Train. "You can bet your last money, it's all...

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Harper's Findings, Music

Harper’s Findings: 6/03/08

A selection of “Findings” from the back page of Harper’s Magazine, June 2008. Scottish scientists found that women are...