Tag: The Esquires

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Anniversary MegaMix 1

Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared...

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Esquires, “Get On Up”

“Get On Up” by the Esquires was a huge record on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the summer of 1967. It was a perfect song for...

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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...