Tag: The Miracles

100 PROOF Aged in Soul

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: 100 PROOF Aged in Soul, “Somebody’s Been Sleeping”

When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1968 the team needed new hitmakers. They found them in 100 PROOF....

Marvin Gaye - Gladys Knight & the Pips

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” — Who Did It Best?

Two classic versions of one classic song. Which is your favorite?...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”

Stevie Wonder broke new artistic ground with a trio of classic albums...

Soul Serenade - My Girl at 50

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” at 50

An American classic turns 50 on Sunday...

Soul Serenade - The Contours

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 20, 2014

It's the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community. ...

Mary Wells

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

The Supremes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Diana Ross And The Supremes, “Reflections”

Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes...

The Shirelles

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists...

Martha & the Vandellas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Martha & The Vandellas, “Come And Get These Memories”

Martha & the Vandellas had their first hit with their second Gordy single...

Popblerd!

New Release Report 6/26/12: Maroon 5 Overexpose Themselves

Adam Levine and his Merry Maroons are back for Round 4 with "Overexposed." It's the biggest release in a week full of biggies. Read our...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, “The Tears Of A Clown”

Believe it or not, the Miracles only had one #1 hit while Smokey Robinson was their singer. Ken Shane recalls "The Tears of a Clown."...

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 15

There's no denying the stone-cold classics found in this week's edition of AM Gold....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Five Disco Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

The 1970s weren't all shag carpeting and plaid pants. OK, they were. But not all of it sucked. Really....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: The T.A.M.I. Show

The famous story goes that T.A.M.I. Show (Shout Factory) Executive Producer Bill Sargent wanted the Rolling Stones to close the show. The...

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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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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...