“Sloopy” was a bigger hit for the McCoys but the Vibrations got there first
The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964 debut single “She’s Not There”…
The Manhattans were leading purveyors of romantic soul over a decades-long career
The sweet sound of early Philly Soul raced up the charts in ’67
Paying tribute to a recently departed soul legend
Tonight’s the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career
Ken Shane pays tribute to the legendary Gerry Goffin
The legendary songwriters had a smash of their own in ’84
1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists
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.
“Dedicated To The One I Love” is a song that has been covered many times over the years. Ken Shane thinks that a 1972 version by The Temprees was distinctive.