What was the first rock and roll song? It depends on who you talk to and to some extent how you define rock and roll. Some would say it was…
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Billy Ward launched a new era of frankness in lyrics and the careers of two future superstars
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Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll
Joe Tex was famous for his moves, great records, and his feud with James Brown
R&B pioneer Charles Brown released a Christmas classic in 1960
The competition for the first single by the Famous Flames was fierce. Federal Records prevailed.
The O’Jays are best known as a hit-making trio, but they started as a quintet, and had one of their earliest hits as a quartet.
To make up for the inexcusable absence of the King of Soul from his Soul Serenade column, Ken Shane offers up a double shot of James Brown.
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