Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time he was seven,…
Gene Chandler’s career spanned the years from doo-wop to disco with lots of hits in between
The Radiants were a Chicago group that deserved more success than they had
A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in ’67
Gene Chandler’s extraordinary career spanned the doo-wop, r&b, soul, and disco eras.
The Staple Singers let go of the past on this 1975 classic
Barbara Mason had an early Philly Soul hit in ’65
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Jan Bradley and Curtis Mayfield collaborated on just one hit
Major Lance, with some help from Curtis Mayfield, scored big in the ’60s.
Following Jerry Butler’s departure the Impressions found their footing with their first single.
In 1974 William DeVaughn laid a massive slab of inspiration on the world
Walter Jackson overcame a childhood tragedy to become a star on the R&B charts
Jerry Butler has had a lot of hits over the course of his illustrious career, but it was a lesser-known 1967 single that found a place in Ken Shane’s heart.
As our Time-Life “AM Gold” series rolls on with the next batch of tunes from 1964, let’s all take a moment to recognize the genius of the Bacharach/David team.
Peace and love – they were meant to be together. With that in mind, Michael Fortes brings together a mix of 20 songs with “peace” and “love” in their titles.
“Get On Up” by the Esquires was a huge record on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the summer of 1967. It was a perfect song for the a cappella groups…
Gene Chandler scored a career-defining hit with “Duke of Earl” in 1962. Topping it wasn’t easy, but he found success again in 1964 with “Just Be True.”
The Impressions were responsible for some of the most compelling anthems of the civil rights era, but Curtis Mayfield also had a way with a romantic ballad.
Before he heads off to become a part of the live Jack Wagner experience, Jason Hare brings us unnecessary ad-libs, vulgar stories, and the appearance of a Canadian God — all part of this week’s CHART ATTACK!
A couple years after 12 million buyers signed their name across his heart, Terence Trent D’Arby got sophomore jinxed but good — and in this week’s edition of Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke makes a case for Neither Fish Nor Flesh.
I didn’t mean to take a three-week vacation from writing Sugar Water, but here I am with my first post for the month of April, which is already on its…