“Sloopy” was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first
In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year’s Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages
Judy Clay was known for her duet hits but she had much more to offer
The Chantels had two smash hits with two unrelated Smiths as lead singers
The Bo-Keys rose from the ashes of a legendary ’60s soul band
James & Bobby Purify launched their career with a Muscle Shoals classic
All of the Kings of the blues guitar are gone now. We lost Freddie King back in 1976, and then Albert King in 1992. The most renowned member of this…
“Will It Go Round In Circles” was one of the biggest hits in a legendary career
The Cookies had hits of their own, sang on others, and influenced the group that changed the world
”We Are The World,” the charity single to end all charity singles (except it didn’t), was recorded 30 years ago this week. It was an instant sensation when it was…
The Brothers Johnson ruled the funk world in the ’70s
It’s the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community.
A great artist was lost last week when Bobby Womack died
The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in ’84
Win a copy of the new four disc anthology from Rhino
Flashback looks over another of Chicago’s big hits and complains about ‘whatever happened to…’
T.G.I.F.F. Thank goodness for the Friday Five. Join in the party.
Ray Charles’ move from Atlantic to ABC-Paramount paid enormous dividends.
Wait…..I thought THAT was the original version!
Maxine Brown was one of the most respected soul singers of the ’60s. Then a fateful decision by her label left her in the lurch.
The Soundtrack Saturday reruns continue, this week with a Christmas movie everyone seems to love, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Join the Popdose Staff as they say “Thank You” to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives.
Hailing from Oakland, California, Quinn DeVeaux talks about the hybrid of gospel, blues and R&B that he calls blue beat in this month’s Parlour to Parlour.
Our celebration of AM Gold’s compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!
On Monday, America celebrated its 235th birthday. On Tuesday, a jury in Florida affirmed one of the principles that this country was founded on.
When it hurts so bad, you need a soundtrack of songs that that put your pain to music. This week’s Weekly Mixtape is a deeply blue playlist for just such an occasion.
Whether he was atoning for racial intolerant comments or simply following his muse, Elvis Costello’s 1980 album “Get Happy” remains among his finest efforts.
If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know it isn’t…
Kelly Stitzel closes out 2010 with one of her favorite Soundtrack Saturday columns ever about the classic romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally. We hope you’ll have what she’s having.