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?...

Popblerd!

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."...

Music

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...

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Music

Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

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

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...