Tag: The Dells

Vietnam

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Players, “He’ll Be Back”

The Players scored with a Vietnam War-themed single in 1966...

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...

Maurice White

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Earth, Wind & Fire, “Keep Your Head To The Sky”

The world lost a musical giant when Maurice White died last week at 74...

Barbara Lewis

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Barbara Lewis, “Hello Stranger”

"Hello Stranger" was the first of several huge hits for Barbara Lewis...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Year One

Ken Shane reflects on the first birthday of his weekly Soul Serenade column and gifts another classic soul megamix to our readers....

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Soul Serenade: The Dells, “Oh, What a Night” x 2

In 1956 the Dells struck gold with their hit "Oh, What a Night." Thirteen years later they recorded it again, and it made them stars....

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Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Just Be True”

Gene Chandler scored a career-defining hit with "Duke of Earl" in 1962. Topping it wasn't easy, but he found success again in 1964 with...