Bobby Hebb wrote “Sunny” in response to personal and national tragedy
The Four Tops
At one time or another Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, and Sir Mack Rice were members of the Falcons
A splendid new visual history of the legendary soul label
Johnny Bristol had already had an amazing career when he scored his biggest hit
The one single that Frank Wilson released is one of the most collectible records in history
The Contours were one of the most high-energy acts ever signed to Motown
The Four Tops smash “Bernadette” was just one of the hundreds of Motown hits that featured the bass playing of the legendary James Jamerson.
May 21 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s landmark album What’s Going On. Ken Shane has an appreciation.
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.
Ken Shane celebrates the six-month anniversary of his Soul Serenade column with an awesome mix that includes every song that has appeared in his column so far.
Levi Stubbs never left. While Diana Ross split from the Supremes, Smokey Robinson migrated from his Miracles, and David Ruffin took off from the Temptations (ok, technically he was fired,…
One minute, twenty-two seconds. That’s how long Rod Stewart’s new album, Soulbook, actually gave me some hope that it might be something more than the latest in a series of…
Today is a very important day in the history of popular music. It was on this day in 1959 that Motown was born. An auto worker by the name of…