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Etta James, Bobby Hebb, Isleys Melodize Telly, Jimmy Dean Speaks, Nina Simone Supplies Score for Acrimony

That massive high definition (or 4K) TV screen hanging on or standing directly in front of your wall is doing its part to keep certain 1960s soul classics sounding fresh and vibrant. Etta James' often-sampled "Something's Got a Hold on Me" is making the rounds again on a commercial for the Citi Mobile App; Bobby Hebb's big summer '66 hit "Sunny" is on an ad for Indeed ("We help people ... MORE ››

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Chuck Berry

The greatest Chess artist of all is Chuck Berry...he has 14 songs on the Top 100 Chess-Checker Hits of the '50s and '60s! Take a look at the entire list ... MORE ››

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Major Lance

Okeh Records, Chicago, Illinois. Where the trombone was the backbone! That's how it was, at least, according to Carl Davis. He and his arrangers intentionally used horn sections in all of the label's productions in the 1960s. Trumpets and, more prominently, trombones, along with heavy use of strings and a touch of Latin influence gave Davis's brand of "Chicago Soul" its own distinctive sound, so it would be easily recognizable and stand apart from the music of Detroit's Motown, Philadelphia's Cameo-Parkway, L.A.'s Philles, or the Memphis groove of Stax-Volt. More than just about any other act, those trombones were the trademark of Major Lance's string of hits. Major (his real first name) grew up on the northwest side of Chicago ... MORE ››

Vinyl Attack The Nashville Teens

Tobacco Road
by the Nashville Teens

"Tobacco Road" is a song about a love-hate relationship, not between human beings but concerning an actual place in Durham, North Carolina, songwriter John D. Loudermilk's home town, famous for its "Bull Durham" tobacco industry. Morven's Place was a road named for the Morven Cotton Mill in Durham where Loudermilk delivered... MORE ››