Soul Serenade

We all know what Thanksgiving is supposed to be about. It’s all right there in the name. It’s a time for reflection, a time to appreciate the people that make our lives special. We also know what Thanksgiving has become, i.e. an excuse for a major pig out, the day on which we glorify the mighty turkey, and the lowly potato. So in the spirit of today’s food orgy, I’m happy to present a few songs from the musical gluttons in all of us.

Little Eva “Let’s Turkey Trot”

Quincy Jones “Gravy Waltz”

Dee Dee Sharp “Mashed Potato Time”

Fred James “Herb Stuffing”

Among the things that I’m grateful for is this forum to express my opinions on a regular basis, and the talented group of colleagues who share this space with me. And since I have this opportunity, I would like to give my own thanks on this day.

For Nikki and Jett
For family and friends
For the roof over my head, the clothes on my back, and the food on my table
For all of the great musicians, past and present, whose work has filled my life with wonder

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and the people you love.

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Ken Shane

Ken Shane lives in Narragansett, R.I. He is a freelance writer and far and away the oldest Popdose writer. In fact, he may be the oldest writer, period. He wants you to know that he generally does not share his colleagues' love for the music of the '80s, and he does not forgive them for loving it. (Ken passed away in November 2022. R.I.P. —Ed.)

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