Tag: The Supremes

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 New Birth

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Soul Serenade: The New Birth, “Wildflower”

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

100 PROOF Aged in Soul

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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....

Supremes-Temptations

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Soul Serenade: Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

In 1969 two of Motown's greatest groups teamed up for a smash single...

Ruby and the Romantics

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Soul Serenade: Ruby And The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come”

Ruby and the Romantics set the charts on fire with a bossa nova flavored hit in 1963...

The Originals

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Soul Serenade: The Originals, “Baby, I’m For Real”

Known primarily as background singers, the Originals got some help from Marvin Gaye and had their own hits...

Notable books of 2016

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A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Motown collage

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Soul Serenade: Motown, The Sound Of Young America

A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label...

Lamont Dozier

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Soul Serenade: Lamont Dozier, “Fish Ain’t Bitin'”

Best known as a songwriter/producer, Lamont Dozier also had hits on his own...

Frank Wilson

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Soul Serenade: Frank Wilson, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)”

The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history...

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Soul Serenade: The Velvelettes, “Needle In A Haystack”

Norman Whitfield and the Velvelettes were a match made in soul music heaven...

Soul Serenade - Brothers Johnson

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Soul Serenade: The Brothers Johnson, “I’ll Be Good To You”

The Brothers Johnson ruled the funk world in the '70s...

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 - Eddie Kendricks

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Soul Serenade: Eddie Kendricks, “Keep On Truckin'”

David Ruffin was not the only Temptation who went on to solo success...

Soul Serenade - Ashford & Simpson

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Soul Serenade: Ashford & Simpson, “Solid”

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

Mary Wells

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Soul Serenade: Mary Wells, “My Guy”

Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown...

The Shirelles

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Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

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

Martha & the Vandellas

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

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: February 22, 2013

It's Friday, you know what to do ......

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: December 28, 2012

It's the last Friday Five of 2012! Join in with five random tracks of your own....

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The #1 Albums: “TCB” by the Supremes and the Temptations

Over the years, certain television programs became iconic because of their historical value—the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show,...

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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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The #1 Albums: “Diana Ross and the Supremes’ Greatest Hits”

I quit buying 45s when I was 13 years old. After that, I considered myself an album consumer, but that sometimes created an economic...

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 30

Say what you want about the Guess Who and Three Dog Night... because you may be talking about the other band anyway....

AM Gold: 1969

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 29

1969 --The year Hair dominated the American airwaves. The first of several Hair cover songs debuts on AM Gold this week....

AM Gold: 1967

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 24

And thus ends another year on our trolley ride through the land of Time-Life's "AM Gold: 1967."...

AM Gold: 1966

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 19

We're one week away from the end of AM Gold: 1966, and for the Popdose staff it seems it couldn't come fast enough....

AM Gold 1965

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Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 16

We bid adieu to 1965 and take up a debate on the merits of Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger."...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 9

AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!...

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Soul Serenade: The Marvelettes, “Playboy”

The Marvelettes were Motown's first successful female group, and they scored the company's first number one pop hit. In all they scored 21...