Tag: The Shirelles

The Vibrations

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Soul Serenade: The Vibrations, “My Girl Sloopy”

"Sloopy" was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first...

The Zombies

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A Fan’s Notes: The Colin Blunstone Interview

The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964...

The Manhattans

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Soul Serenade: The Manhattans, “There’s No Me Without You”

The Manhattans were leading purveyors of romantic soul over a decades-long career...

Brenda & the Tabulations

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Soul Serenade: Brenda & The Tabulations, “Dry Your Eyes”

The sweet sound of early Philly Soul raced up the charts in '67...

Soul Serenade - Don Covay

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Soul Serenade: Don Covay, “Mercy, Mercy”

Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend...

Soul Serenade - Shirelles Tonight's the Night

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Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Tonight’s The Night”

Tonight's the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career...

Soul Serenade - Gerry Goffin

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Soul Serenade: Gerry Goffin, 1939-2014

Ken Shane pays tribute to the legendary Gerry Goffin...

Soul Serenade - Ashford & Simpson

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Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in '84...

The Shirelles

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Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

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

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Soul Serenade: Maxine Brown, “Oh No Not My Baby”

Maxine Brown was one of the most respected soul singers of the '60s. Then a fateful decision by her label left her in the lurch....

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Soul Serenade: The Temprees, “Dedicated To The One I Love”

"Dedicated To The One I Love" is a song that has been covered many times over the years. Ken Shane thinks that a 1972 version by The...