Tag: The Coasters

Young Jessie

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Young Jessie, “Mary Lou”

He had never had much commercial success but Young Jessie released one of the coolest records ever in 1955...

Jewel Akens

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jewel Akens, “The Birds And The Bees”

Jewel Akens was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was...

Bobby Freeman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Freeman, “Do You Want To Dance”

Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll...

The Coasters

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Coasters, “Down In Mexico”

A Tarantino film gave a whole new meaning to a '56 Coasters hit...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Cadillacs, “Speedoo”

They often called him Speedo. Mr. Earl Carroll passed away this week....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Leiber, 1933 – 2011

Jerry Leiber, a founding father of rock and roll, and one of the greatest songwriters in the history of popular music, died this week. Ken...

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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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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Coasters, “Yakety Yak”

Carl Gardner, the original lead singer of the Coasters died last week. He was the voice on a string of great singles for the group. Ken...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: King Curtis, “Soul Serenade”

When it comes to soul music, there's only one King of the saxophone: King Curtis. Ken Shane begins his new column with a look at Curtis'...