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LITTLE RICHARD-THE RILL THING, THE KING OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND THE SECOND COMING.

LITTLE RICHARD-THE RILL THING, THE KING OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL AND THE SECOND COMING. After a three years absence, Little Richard hit the comeback trail on the 11th March 1970. That was when he began work on his new album The Rill Thing. This would be the first album the thirty-five year old rock ’n’ …

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DAN PENN-CLOSE TO ME-MORE FAME RECORDINGS.

DAN PENN-CLOSE TO ME-MORE FAME RECORDINGS. Wallace Daniel Pennington was born in Vernon, Alabama on the 19th of May 1941. The Pennington family were respectable church going people. They were regarded as pillars of the local community. Each week the Pennington family attended church en masse. However, by the time Wallace Daniel Pennington was a …

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ETTA JAMES-TELL MAMA.

ETTA JAMES-TELL MAMA. When I was recently reading a review of Etta James new album The Dreamer online, I was saddened to discover that because of health reasons, this would be the final album she’d release. Etta now seventy-three, has had a long and illustrious career, recording her debut album At Last! fifty years ago …

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CANDI STATON-STAND BY YOUR MAN.

CANDI STATON-STAND BY YOUR MAN. Many people who regularly read this music blog will have realized that I’m a great lover of Southern Soul music. Two labels in particular, were the home to some of my favorite artists who during the sixties and seventies, released some of the greatest Southern Soul music ever recorded. These …

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CANDI STATON-I’M JUST A PRISONER.

CANDI STATON-I’M JUST A PRISONER. Sometimes, an artist or group records one single, and forevermore, they become known for that song. It doesn’t matter how many great singles or albums they’ve recorded before, or after, that’s the song they’re always known for. This is the case with many of the artists I’ve previously written about. …

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