Tag: The O’Jays

Dee Dee Sharp

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dee Dee Sharp, “Ride!”

Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul...

The New Birth

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The New Birth, “Wildflower”

The New Birth was an ever-shifting assemblage that scored a big hit in 1974...

Dyke and the Blazers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dyke & the Blazers, “Funky Broadway”

The group responsible for the original version of "Funky Broadway" didn't stop there...

Benny Spellman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Benny Spellman, “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)”

Benny Spellman came from Florida but became a legend in New Orleans...

Bunny Sigler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bunny Sigler, “Let The Good Times Roll & Feel So Good”

A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in '67...

McFadden & Whitehead

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

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

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

Levert

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: LeVert, “Casanova”

A rare foray into the '80s for a neo-soul smash with a classic soul pedigree...

Soul Serenade - Intruders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game”

The Intruders weren't the biggest but they were the first for Gamble & Huff...

Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 68

Shaq-Fu, Shaq Diesel, The Shaq-Attack. He's here in Bottom Feeders! ...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 67

This week's installment of AM Gold: 1978 features no Bee Gees songs, but two songs written by the Brothers Gibb....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The O’Jays, “I’ll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today)”

The O'Jays are best known as a hit-making trio, but they started as a quintet, and had one of their earliest hits as a quartet....

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Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Jones, “Hypnotized”

The life of Linda Jones was cut short far too soon, but she left behind some of the most powerful performances in the history of soul...

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Mellowmas, Music

The Twentieth Day of Mellowmas: O’Jaysmas: The Sequel

Armed with a drum loop and enough Viagra to kill a horse, the O'Jays have returned to sex you up for Mellowmas....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: George Benson, “Songs and Stories”

Four years ago GRP/Verve released Best of George Benson Live, recorded at a concert the veteran jazz guitarist and singer gave in Belfast,...

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Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: “The Essential O’Jays”; “The Essential Patti LaBelle”

The O’Jays – The Essential O’Jays (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) What, you thought you already bought The Essential...

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Cutouts Gone Wild!, Music

Cutouts Gone Wild!: Bunny Sigler, “The Best of Bunny Sigler: Sweeter Than the Berry” (1996)

Note: My brother’s visiting from out of town this week, so I’ve got less time than I normally do for blog-type stuff;...