Tag: Van Morrison

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #40: I Know That Dude — Songs About Famous People

In which I get absolutely owned by my Facebook friends, and an idea is born... *maniacal laugh*...

Brook Benton - Dinah Washington

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dinah Washington & Brook Benton, “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”

Dinah Washington and Brook Benton teamed up for two smash hits in 1960...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

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

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: June 5, 2015

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

Soul Serenade - Freddie Scott (Lonely)

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Freddie Scott, “Are You Lonely for Me”

The Pride of Providence scored a big hit in '66...

Soul Serenade - Dr. John

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

Dr. John got the world on its feet with his 1973 classic...

Contests, Music

Popdose Giveaway: Win an Expanded Reissue of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”

Van Morrison’s 1970 triumph Moondance initially peaked at just No. 29 on the Billboard charts; its title track barely made the Top...

Bobby Bland - Turn On Your Love Light

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Bland, “Turn On Your Love Light”

Bobby Bland was a legend of rhythm & blues...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 3, 2013

It's 11:00 AM on Friday, do you know where your shuffle is?...


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Six

Git your Steely Dan on in the latest installment of our '70s list. Plus...so much more!...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Rob Smith meditates on memory, music, and the Beatles in "The Vinyl Diaries."...


The Life and Times of “Comfortably Numb”

How a classic was born, and kept on going....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Band (With Van Morrison), “Caravan”

On a Thanksgiving night 35 years ago tomorrow, the Band bid farewell at The Last Waltz. Among the show's many highlights was Van Morrison's...



Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Kelly Stitzel discusses her favorite Van Morrison song and its many cover versions....


Friday Night Videos!, Music

Friday Night Videos!: The Hits of 1994

It's Popdose Friday Night Videos! Would you like Salt 'n Pepa with that? How about a cup of Gin and Juice, or a slice of Cantaloop? Not...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 34

Time to put on your sad face and mope like Morrissey in this week's edition of Bottom Feeders. ...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: “Hey, Hey, Julie!” … A Mixtape

Two years ago, when I was working on this column’s debut, I wrote about Bruce Springsteen’s “Book of Dreams” and...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/24/09

The more things change… Adam Again – Ain’t No Sunshine from Ten Songs by Adam Again (1988) Deliverance – Beauty And...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Songs in the Key of Autumn”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Booyakisha!  This week’s mix is about a season that seems to get very little love in the world of...


Freshly Unwrapped, Music

Freshly Unwrapped: New Music Releases, 6/30/08

Alkaline Trio, Agony & Irony (Epic) purchase this album (Amazon) These Chicago-bred emo pioneers have been gradually sanding down the...