08 August 2010
Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" | Popdose
The story of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell is one that ends tragically, but begins in glory. Together they stormed the charts in 1967 with a series of indelible soul pop classics that retain an honored place in popular culture to this day, and are among my favorite recordings in the soul canon.
Read more: Soul Serenade: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" | Popdose
Last year I saw Eli “Paperboy” Reed and his band the True Loves at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. I came away a little disappointed. I’d been following their career for a year or so at that point, and their performance that night, while oozing with potential, seemed unfocused, and somewhat chaotic. Not long after that, I heard the news that they’d been signed to Capitol Records, and I was curious about what the label would do to, and for them.
Read more: CD Review: Eli "Paperboy" Reed, "Come and Get It" | Popdose