Tag: the Spinners

Dee Dee Sharp

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Soul Serenade: Dee Dee Sharp, “Ride!”

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

Edwin Hawkins Singers

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Soul Serenade: The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Ooh Child”

Two years after the Five Stairsteps brought a song of hope to the Top 10 the Edwin Hawkins Singers brought their gospel soul to it...

The Delfonics

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Soul Serenade: The Delfonics, “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)”

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Philly Soul? For me, it was in 1968 because that was the year when the Delfonics’...

The Intrigues

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Soul Serenade: The Intrigues, “In A Moment”

Working with Philly Soul legend Thom Bell the Intrigues had their biggest hit...

Dionne Warwicke and Spinners

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Soul Serenade: Dionne Warwicke and Spinners, “Then Came You”

Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. For a few years in the ’70s, Dionne Warwick added that ‘e’ to the end of...

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

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

The Mad Lads

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Soul Serenade: The Mad Lads, “Don’t Have To Shop Around”

In the beginning, there was doo-wop ... even at Stax....

Soul Serenade - Jerry Butler

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Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?...

Soul Serenade - Major Harris

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Soul Serenade: Major Harris, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”

Major Harris had success as a solo artist and as a member of the Delfonics...

The Stylistics

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Soul Serenade: The Stylistics, “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)”

"Stop, Look, Listen" began a chart roll for the team of the Stylistics and producer Thom Bell...

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Soul Serenade: The Spinners, “Mighty Love”

The Spinners had a remarkable run of hit singles with lead singer Philippe Wynne and producer Thom Bell....

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Soul Serenade: Joe Hinton, “Funny”

In 1964 Joe Hinton broke out with his hit cover of a Willie Nelson song. Four years later he was gone in the prime of his career....

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Soul Serenade: Stevie Wonder, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”

We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic....

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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....

AM Gold: 1974

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 49

1973 didn't end on such a high note for our humble AM Gold series, so maybe 1974 will pick things up nicely. Maybe....

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 47

Certainly you've noticed by now that we have good weeks and bad weeks here on Digging for Gold. This is definitely one of the good weeks....

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Here’s Something Else!: Hall and Oates That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Hall and Oates are, of course, the poster boys for what happens when hair gel meets R&B. Funny thing is, they were originally anything...

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The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...

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Soul Serenade: The Moonglows, “Sincerely”

Harvey Fuqua died on Tuesday. He was 80 years-old. Fuqua was from Louisville, KY, where in 1951 he founded a group called the Crazy Sounds....