The Masqueraders are one of the longest running groups in history
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The Gap Band was one of the most influential funk bands of all time
For Pinetop Seven, the folk/Americana gold rush came a decade and a half too late.
Nassau’s gone funky, Nassau’s gone soul
Ann Peebles was one of the great deep soul singers of the ’70s
Bloodstone was one of the key groups in soul music history
Carl Carlton scored his biggest hit with a cover
Another successful year for the festival, but questions remain
A new album sheds light on a forgotten soul label
“Steal Away” made the world aware of a small Alabama town
One of the great songs of the ’80s has a classic pedigree
Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown
Covers of his songs are well know but his own versions are classic
The Ikettes had a major hit of their own in ’62
The Beatles second film has been released on Blu-ray
You got to, got to, got to, got to…!
Otis Redding turned a B-side ballad into a soul classic
Ken Shane interviews one of America’s greatest songwriters
The Meters were well known as sidemen, but had hits of their own as well
“Too Many Fish In the Sea” got the Marvelettes back in the game after a hit drought.
“Big Bird” wasn’t a hit for Eddie Floyd but it made a lasting impression
Florence Ballard was part of one last hit before she was brutally dismissed from the Supremes
‘River Deep – Mountain High” was the greatest record to ever be rejected by the American public
1961 was a big year for the Shirelles, and many other artists
“Stop, Look, Listen” began a chart roll for the team of the Stylistics and producer Thom Bell
Major Lance, with some help from Curtis Mayfield, scored big in the ’60s.
The years fell away as Graham Parker & the Rumour stunned a RI crowd
Following Jerry Butler’s departure the Impressions found their footing with their first single.
Working without a set list Los Lobos just let it rip in Fall River
Martha & the Vandellas had their first hit with their second Gordy single