Tag: The Impressions

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...