Tag: The Beatles

Edwin Hawkins Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Ooh Child”

Two years after the Five Stairsteps brought a song of hope to the Top 10 the Edwin Hawkins Singers brought their gospel soul to it...

Hot Chocolate

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing”

A soulful British band took a song to the upper reaches of the US charts in 1975...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Ken Sharp Focuses His Power-Pop Lens on Classic-Rock Heroes

Popdose first met rock journalist and power pop musician Ken Sharp through the supernova that is Omnivore recording artist, Cait Brennan,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Melvins, “Pinkus Abortion Technician”

Ugh. The new Melvins record, I am sad to report, dear reader, is a bit of a trainwreck. It’s not that Pinkus Abortion Technician, out...

Concert for George

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Concert for George” (Four-LP Box Set)

The sublime Concert for George has been released in a stunning new four-LP box set...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #34: Film the World Before It Happens

I got an idea and then ran with it...for an hour and 40 minutes....

Music, Single Reviews

Single Review: Jeff Betten, “Learning It as I Go” b/w “Small Doses”

Anybody as active in a scene as Misra Records head and Pittsburgh indie-rock impresario Jeff Betten has to have a soft spot for the music....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Matt Mehlan, “The Mehlans”

There’s electronic buzzing, post-something refrains, borderline-tribal heat, and occasional Rhodes-and-bass grooves. There’s also,...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #26: Mom

Have you thanked your mother lately? No, seriously, thank your mother. ...

Box Office Flashback, Film

Box Office Flashback: August 27, 1987

Let us return to a time when la vida seemed a little less loca....

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Our Super Sweet Episode Sixteen!

Join us for a magical time, or else we make mom and dad's life a living hell!...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Song Premiere: Mike Errico, “Here’s to the End of the World”

The single is a part of Errico's new album, now on pre-order at Pledge Music. ...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: The Weeklings, “Love Can”

Popdose is very pleased to bring you “Love Can”, the latest official video from The Weeklings’ sophomore effort, Studio...

Barrett Strong

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barrett Strong, “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong had an early hit but found real success as a Motown songwriter...

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,...

David Bowie

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2016

Ken Shane lists his favorite albums of 2016...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Bobby Hebb

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

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

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Weeklings, “The Weeklings Studio 2”

And once again, New Jersey’s finest Beatles-oriented band. The Weeklings, have returned with their second album, the aptly-titled The...

Jackie Ross

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jackie Ross, “Selfish One”

When the world was waiting for another Mary Wells hit Jackie Ross stepped up...

Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs, “Stay”

You've heard it by Jackson Browne, but the original version topped the chart in 1960...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 18: Steve Lukather

We talk with legendary guitarist Steve Lukather about Toto's upcoming summer tour and the band's plans for their 40th anniversary. ...

Music

5 Songs That Inspired the Otherworldly Talent of Robert Nix

“No, I won’t go with the flow, because if I do, I’ll end up where everybody else goes.” Those are probably the most...

Music

Producer George Martin Has Passed Away

Famed producer for The Beatles was 90....

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...

Music, News

What You Need to Know: The Streaming Beatles

At 12:01 AM this morning, the world was gifted by The Beatles' music appearing on virtually every available streaming service. But what...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: The Beatles, “1+”

Objectivity be damned; this is The Beatles we’re talking about.  The single, most important cultural entity to happen in my...

The Zombies

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Interviews

A Fan’s Notes: The Colin Blunstone Interview

The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Carl Hall, “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”

A new compilation from Omnivore shines a light on an unjustly forgotten soul singer...