Tag: The Kingsmen

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”

Bill Medley wrote a moderate hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1963. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels made it a smash....

Richard Berry

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, “Louie Louie”

Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original version of rock's most legendary song...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: We Wuz Robbed! Great #2 Hits of the ’60s

Welcome to the second installment of an ongoing series celebrating songs that fell excruciatingly short of ascending to the top of...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Louie Louie”

My ten-year college reunion is this weekend, and while fraternities didn’t exist at Harvey Mudd College, I did spend two years living...