The Brighter Side of Darkness hit inspired a parody song that did even better
In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd Price, whose new…
So this obscure thing came out last week we’re sure you know nothing about.
Patty & the Emblems are best remembered for the songwriter who wrote their biggest hit
Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, with…
The Cookies had hits of their own, sang on others, and influenced the group that changed the world
So many covers of “Last Christmas,” so little time
Tonight’s the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career
The Chiffons scored big with a “fine” series in ’63
We’ve come to the end of the road.
Ken Shane pays tribute to the legendary Gerry Goffin
All hail the piano men!
In 1965 the Righteous Brothers had a year that has seldom been equaled in the annals of popular music.
So it’s come to this for Carole King
Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades — simply makes him too difficult to categorize. Maybe Rundgren never…
And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to ’64 let’s fire up the old transistor radio and check out the final group of tunes from 1963.
Our look at AM Gold’s 1963 entry tackles five very different tunes – from folk to soul to country.
The second installment of Digging for Gold explores more of 1962’s hippest tunes. And Gene Pitney.
Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music’s AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s Dom DeLuise commercial.
Just when Freddie Scott decided to give up on recording and focus on songwriting, an opportunity came along to record a song that would change his life.
Amidst all the talk of rock music’s Seminal Works, Forgotten Gems, and Timeless Standards, there remain a few things that should have been left unsung. And we don’t mean unsung in the good way.
Will Harris praises Rhino Handmade’s reissue of the Head soundtrack and the Monkees songs contained therein, but the album as a whole…? Not so much.
There had never been anything quite like them. They weren’t the cute mop-tops or acid-fueled freaks that had risen to fame in recent years. The members of Blood, Sweat &…
Welcome as usual to Bottom Feeders, your weekly look at the ass end of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the Á¢€Ëœ80s. This week we “kihntinue” to look at artists…
No time for love, Dr. Jones. The fakes await! As I mentioned last week, this post is devoted to the cinematic musical alter egos (and some non-cinematic ones as well)…
DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Booyakisha!Á‚ This week’s mix is about a season that seems to get very little love in the world of song.Á‚ And before you run to…
Has this ever happened to you? You’ve bought a new album. You put it on and hit “play,” and as it’s playing, you find that you’re enjoying it well enough,…