Tag: The Four Tops

Bobby Hebb

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Soul Serenade: Bobby Hebb, “Sunny”

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

The Falcons

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Soul Serenade: The Falcons, “I Found A Love”

At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons...

Motown collage

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Soul Serenade: Motown, The Sound Of Young America

A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label...

Johnny Bristol

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Soul Serenade: Johnny Bristol, “Hang On In There Baby”

Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit...

Frank Wilson

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Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

Soul Serenade - The Contours

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Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look at the Purse”

The Contours were one of the most high-energy acts ever signed to Motown...

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Soul Serenade: The Four Tops, “Bernadette”

The Four Tops smash "Bernadette" was just one of the hundreds of Motown hits that featured the bass playing of the legendary James...

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Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On”

May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye's landmark album What's Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation....

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Soul Serenade: Eddie Holland, “Leaving Here”

Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting...

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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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Soul Serenade: The Four Tops, “Ask the Lonely”

Levi Stubbs never left. While Diana Ross split from the Supremes, Smokey Robinson migrated from his Miracles, and David Ruffin took off...

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Music, Redeeming Rod

Redeeming Rod: Soulbook, the Faces, and Further Nails in the Coffin

One minute, twenty-two seconds. That’s how long Rod Stewart’s new album, Soulbook, actually gave me some hope that it might be...

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Current Events, Music

Motown at 50

Today is a very important day in the history of popular music. It was on this day in 1959 that Motown was born. An auto worker by the name...