Soul Serenade: The Impressions, "I've Been Trying" | Popdose


The latest entry in my Soul Serenade column features the Impressions with their 1964 song “I’ve Been Trying.”

“The music of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions was part and parcel of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Beginning with the 1964 hit “Keep On Pushing,” the group’s music had an integral role in the struggle for equality.”

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CD Review: Shelby Lynne, "Tears, Lies, and Alibis" | Popdose


My review of the new Shelby Lynne album, Tears, Lies, and Alibis, has been posted to Popdose:

I love Shelby Lynne. I’m not given to starting my reviews with such proclamations, but I think it’s important that you know where I’m coming from. Not only is Shelby a great singer and songwriter, but next to my own beloved, she seems to be just about the coolest chick on the planet.”

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