He had never had much commercial success but Young Jessie released one of the coolest records ever in 1955
Jewel Akens was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was
Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll
A Tarantino film gave a whole new meaning to a ’56 Coasters hit
They often called him Speedo. Mr. Earl Carroll passed away this week.
Jerry Leiber, a founding father of rock and roll, and one of the greatest songwriters in the history of popular music, died this week. Ken Shane pays tribute.
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.
Carl Gardner, the original lead singer of the Coasters died last week. He was the voice on a string of great singles for the group. Ken Shane pays tribute.
When it comes to soul music, there’s only one King of the saxophone: King Curtis. Ken Shane begins his new column with a look at Curtis’ most famous song, “Soul Serenade.”