Tag: The Drifters

Shirley Ellis

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Shirley Ellis, “The Nitty Gritty”

Shirley Ellis emerged as a three-hit wonder at a dark time in the nation's history...

Ben E King

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ben E. King, “I (Who Have Nothing)”

The world of music lost a giant when Ben E. King died last week...

Soul Serenade - Gerry Goffin

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gerry Goffin, 1939-2014

Ken Shane pays tribute to the legendary Gerry Goffin...

The Drifters

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Drifters, “I Count the Tears”

What does one of Ben E. King's greatest songs with the Drifters have to do with the '60s Counterculture movement? Let's find out and live...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Drifters, “There Goes My Baby”

The Drifters were legendary for their music, and their story...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jackie Wilson, “Lonely Teardrops”

Jackie Wilson was a superstar in the '50s and '60s. His signature song was the the 1958 smash "Lonely Teardrops."...

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 31

The third installment of our look at "AM Gold: 1969" is a grim one indeed. We can only imagine what it was like to hear these songs all the...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Doris Troy, “Just One Look”

Doris Troy may have had only big hit, the 1963 classic "Just One Look," but she had a long and successful career working with the biggest...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 11

Another Wednesday, another batch of AM Gold for your listening pleasure. This week rolls on with the third installment from 1964....

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...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 7

Put your headphones on and your cares away, and come back with us once again to the world of Time-Life's "AM Gold" -- 1963 style!...

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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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Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 20 Songs of Summer (#20-11)

With summer winding down, the Popdose staff is counting down its favorite songs of the season....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Ben E. King, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”

Everyone knows Ben E. King. He’s the guy who co-wrote and sang the immortal “Stand By Me,” which was a Top Ten hit in...