Tag: The Impressions

Curtis Mayfield

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Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

The Radiants

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Soul Serenade: The Radiants, “It Ain’t No Big Thing”

The Radiants were a Chicago group that deserved more success than they had...

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Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Groovy Situation”

Gene Chandler's extraordinary career spanned the doo-wop, r&b, soul, and disco eras....

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Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

Maurice White

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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...

Soul Serenade - Donny Hathaway

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Soul Serenade: Donny Hathaway, “Never My Love – The Anthology” (Win A Copy)

Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino...

Major Lance

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Soul Serenade: Major Lance, “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um”

Major Lance, with some help from Curtis Mayfield, scored big in the '60s....

The Impressions

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Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “Gypsy Woman”

Following Jerry Butler's departure the Impressions found their footing with their first single....

The Artistics

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Soul Serenade: The Artistics, “I’m Gonna Miss You”

The Artistics hit it big with their 1966 single "I'm Gonna Miss You"...

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Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “Mr. Dream Merchant”

Jerry Butler has had a lot of hits over the course of his illustrious career, but it was a lesser-known 1967 single that found a place in...

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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: 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...

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Soul Serenade: The Impressions, “I’ve Been Trying”

The Impressions were responsible for some of the most compelling anthems of the civil rights era, but Curtis Mayfield also had a way with a...

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Mix Six: “Hey, That Sounds Like …”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE One morning, Joe Satriani woke up to 40 text messages on his cell phone.  After scrolling through 40...