Mary Wells was the First Lady of Motown
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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
Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the ’60s.
Manfred Mann made it big, the Exciters made it first
Amy Helm and her first-rate band had a big night in Fall River
Clarence Carter kicked off his solo career with the classic “Slip Away”
The lineup for the 2013 Ponderosa Stomp has been announced
In the early ’70s Stevie Wonder unleashed a trio of classic albums
In 1974 William DeVaughn laid a massive slab of inspiration on the world
The scoreline for Ketty Lester reads one classic hit record and a respectable acting career
Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career
William Bell was one of the pioneers of the Stax sound
Al Wilson is remembered for “Show and Tell” but his first classic came years earlier