After nine years and well over 400 columns, I’ve decided to change Soul Serenade from a weekly to an occasional column. Obviously, there are more than enough classic soul records…
The Chairmen of the Board teamed up with Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland to create a Beach Music classic
When Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1968 the team needed new hitmakers. They found them in 100 PROOF.
Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit
Best known as a songwriter/producer, Lamont Dozier also had hits on his own
Remembering a forgotten soul classic from ’69
Honey Cone burned brightly but briefly
One of the great songs of the ’80s has a classic pedigree
Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967 and started their own label. One of their best signings was singer Freda Payne.
The Marvelettes were Motown’s first successful female group, and they scored the company’s first number one pop hit. In all they scored 21 hits in eight years.
Eddie Holland had moderate success as a recording artist, but his greatest contribution came as a member of one of the leading songwriting teams in history.