Soul Serenade: King Curtis, "Soul Serenade"

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I have a new column at Popdose. It’s called “Soul Serenade” and each week I’ll feature one song from the great history of soul music. For my first entry, I feature the song which gave the column its name, “Soul Serenade” by King Curtis.

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CD Review: David Olney, "Dutchman's Curve" | Popdose

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My review of the new David Olney album, Dutchman’s Curve, has been posted to Popdose:

There is a group of great American songwriters who make the process seem so effortless that sometimes their brilliance is taken for granted. Their chord structures are simple, mostly played on acoustic guitars, and sometimes fleshed out with another instrument or two. The voices are deep, sometimes even gruff, but oddly soothing. The years of life on the road have caused them to move a little bit slower. They are past the point where they’re going to be trying anything new, but, but it’s the old stuff we want anyway. They still have stories to tell.”

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CD Review: Matt Pond PA, "The Dark Leaves" | Popdose

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My review of the new Matt Pond PA album, The Dark Leaves, has been posted to Popdose:

“I don’t know how strange it’s been, but it has certainly been a long trip for Matt Pond PA. The band’s story begins in Philadelphia in 1998, before relocating to Brooklyn in 2003, leaving Matt Pond himself as the only original member of the band. The ever-changing lineup has crisscrossed the country in support of seven earlier albums, and a whole bunch of EPs and singles.”

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here.
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