In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature…
Singer/songwriter Alexander Fairchild lists his five Desert Island Discs.
All hail the piano men!
In the early ’70s Stevie Wonder unleashed a trio of classic albums
P-Funk. Uncut funk. The bomb. We can’t have a best albums of the ’70s list without ’em.
Andrea Bocelli can sing whatever he wants. But that doesn’t always mean he should
Shuffle. Rinse. Repeat. Kick off your weekend with this week’s Friday Five!
We love us some Stevie Wonder around here. From his hits off the Motown production line in the 60s to his groundbreaking solo work in the 70s, writing and playing…
I didn’t intend for this lapse to happen, but it’s taken me over a week to get around to writing my Outside Lands coverage. Yeah, I happened to have a…
We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic.
The latest installment of Jheri Curl Fridays pays tribute to CHAKAKHAN CHAKAKHAN’s stunning rendition of Prince’s “I Feel For You.” Everybody now! CHAKAKHAN. CHAKAKHAN.
The Main Ingredient turned tragedy into triumph and left behind some of the most indelible singles of the ’70s.
Believe it or not, the Miracles only had one #1 hit while Smokey Robinson was their singer. Ken Shane recalls “The Tears of a Clown.”
Carly Simon’s song from Working Girl was the first Oscar-winning song in a decade not to be a smash hit, and also it was by the iconic Carly Simon. What gives?
Survivor’s “Ever Since the World Began”: The Ultimate Wedding Anthem? Rob Smith discusses in “Death by Power Ballad.”
Exploring the whip appeal of one of the most prolific hitmakers of the ’80s.
Who are MyNameIsJohnMichael, and why do you need to stop what you’re doing and listen to them? Find out here.
Chris Holmes offers a selection of songs that helped him fall in love with some of his now-favorite artists, such as Randy Newman, Wilco, and Waylon Jennings.
Don’t you just wish you could just enjoy your favorite bands without a singer getting in the way for once? Your wish is this week’s Popdose mixtape’s command.
Often situated in a pillowy cloud of opaque neo-funk, saxophonist David Sanborn’s talents are understandably obscured. The arrangements on his records, like much of the smooth-jazz movement that he still…
This week, Kelly Stitzel discusses the extremely radio-friendly crop of Best Original Song nominees for the 57th Academy Awards.
Songs of love and sex, in alternating doses, for the day that is of valentines.
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.
In 1967, Stevie Wonder co-wrote a classic song of romantic longing, but it remained largely unknown until the Queen of Soul released her smash cover in 1973.
Neil Young and Joanna Newsom lent their talents to a worthy cause in San Francisco, and Michael Fortes gives the rundown on how it all unfolded.
What’s the easiest way for a record company to take your money every holiday season? Box sets! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst compilations on the most recent episode of the Popdose Podcast!