Ken Shane

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Peter Guralnick's Top 7 Moments of Live Soul

<i>Peter Guralnick is one of the foremost living historians of the American cultural phenomenon we call Soul Music. His resumé is far too long to list</i> …

New boxed set reveals John Coltrane created ‘terror’ during final tour with Miles Davis, 1960

In 1955, Miles Davis hired an up-and-coming musician named John Coltrane to play in his group. Over the next couple of years, the team-up produced …

Soul Music

A Fan’s Notes: Bob Dylan, “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11”

Alright, I’m late with this. What can I tell you? It’s six discs long, and unlike some other reviewers, I like to listen to the whole thing, maybe a …

Soul Serenade: The Contours, “First I Look at the Purse”

Statistics tell us that the economy is improving. The stock market is reaching new highs, lots of jobs have been created, and the unemployment rate …

The Musicians Behind The Great Bands That Got The Credit

Drummer Hal Blaine around 1969 in Hollywood. Author Kent Hartman writes "Hal (is) playing his custom-designed, first-of-its-kind Octoplus drum kit …

Soul Serenade: Shorty Long, “Function At The Junction”

He was born Frederick Earl Long in 1940, but given the fact that he rose to just a little bit over five feet tall, the “Shorty” moniker seemed to fit …

Soul Serenade: George McCrae, “Rock Your Baby”

Henry Stone died recently. If you don’t know who Henry Stone was, suffice to say that he was one of the last of the great record men. In some …

Soul Serenade: Ohio Players, “Love Rollercoaster”

I’ve never been much of a roller coaster fan. To be honest, even though I know that a lot of people love the ride, I don’t get the appeal. The same …

Soul Serenade: Kim Weston, “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)”

As you may recall from last week, I’m spending the month in the Atlantic City area, trying to recapture some of the magic of my youth here and turn …

Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

I’m going to Philadelphia tomorrow. It’s exciting for me, so exciting that I’m writing the column a day early so that I can go. I haven’t been there …

Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game”

Let’s get this over with, right from the top. I am a Yankees fan. Go ahead, I know that haters gotta hate. The thing is, I’m not a fly by night …

Soul Serenade: Madeline Bell, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

Those of you who are regular readers of this column know that I have been in NJ on a writing retreat for about a month. This is the last column that …

Soul Serenade: Freddie Scott, “Are You Lonely for Me”

For my last column from New Jersey last week I chose to recognize my time there by featuring Madeline Bell, who is a native of Newark, the state’s …

Soul Serenade: The Chiffons, “One Fine Day”

There are a variety of ways that songs and artists move to the top of the list (yes, there is a list) of potential features for Soul Serenade. …

As vinyl returns, they've got it covered

Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.<p>Jack Stoughton Jr., son of the company's founder, takes one from the …

A Major Discovery — 149 Unknown Bob Dylan Acetates From His NYC Studio

Treasure hunting.<p>It’s what I love most about my work as a music historian, collector and dealer. Nothing matches the rush of discovering something …

Soul Serenade: The Trammps, “Hold Back the Night”

The danger in disparaging entire music genres is that you just might miss some good stuff. Case in point, the Trammps’ Top 40 hit, “Hold Back the …

Soul Serenade: The Temptations, “My Girl” (A Cappella)

I have made no secret of my love for the Temptations. I often reflect on the sad fate that took four of the five members of the group’s classic …

Soul Serenade: Eddie Holland, “Leaving Here”

I consider myself to be a fairly knowledgeable music fan, but I’ve always had an enormous amount of respect for those guys (yes, they are invariably …

Soul Serenade: Dusty Springfield, “Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Mornin’)”

Before I begin, for any of you that are using rdio, I have started putting together a fairly extensive playlist that will serve as something of a …

Soul Serenade: Linda Jones, “Hypnotized”

As I prepare to leave my home state of NJ for the wilds of coastal New England, I thought I’d pay tribute to a proud daughter of the Garden State, …

Soul Serenade: The Dells, “Oh, What a Night” x 2

The Dells formed in Harvey, IL (as the El-Rays) back in 1952. For 40 years, the group stayed together with only one lineup change, and racked up 46 …

Soul Serenade: Bessie Banks, “Go Now”

When pressed, I have been known to designate the 1964 Moody Blues smash “Go Now” as my favorite single ever. It features the powerful piano playing …

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”

On December 8, a day that was already sad enough by virtue of being the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, we got the terrible news that …

Soul Serenade: Ike & Tina Turner, “Come Together”

This edition of Soul Serenade was going to be an attempt to take a sad day, the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, and make it better. Then …

Soul Serenade: Sly & the Family Stone, “Stand!”

When “Everyday People” raced to the top of the pop and R&B charts in late 1968, it became incumbent on Sly & the Family Stone to come up with a great …

Soul Serenade: Bobby Womack and Peace, “Across 110th Street”

I rarely get sick, but this week I’ve got it all. So please forgive me if I keep this short.<p><i>Across 110th Street</i> is a 1972 blaxploitation that was …

Soul Serenade: Lorraine Ellison, “Stay With Me”

This is the way it happens sometimes. The other night I was watching the film <i>Pirate Radio</i> (aka <i>The Boat That Rocked</i>). I had seen the film before, but …