Category Archives: Music

Motown And Politics: From Dancing To Marching In The Street

“All decades are a period of change, but some change more than others. Motown’s peak era came during the 60s, when even this record company, with a firm eye on the balance sheet, would have been obliged to acknowledge the … Continue reading

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete

“The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete is a compilation album of unreleased home recordings made in 1967 by Bob Dylan and the group of musicians that would become The Band, released on Legacy Records November 3, 2014. … Continue reading

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Source: Music of the Avant Garde, 1966-1974

“Source: Music of the Avant-Garde – also known and hereafter referred to as Source Magazine – was an independent, not-for-profit musical and artistic magazine published between 1967 and 1973 by teachers and students of the University of California, Davis, California. … Continue reading

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#12 – “I’d Rather Go Blind” – Etta James (1967)…

“‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ is a blues song written by Ellington Jordan and co-credited to Billy Foster and Etta James. It was first recorded by Etta James in 1967, released in 1968, and has subsequently become regarded as a blues … Continue reading

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Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips. (Part 2) (1966)

“Fingertips” is a 1963 hit single recorded live by ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder for Motown‘s then Tamla label. Wonder’s first hit single, ‘Fingertips’ was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United … Continue reading

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Mod and Rockers

Mod teenagers in 1965 “Mod is a subculture that began in London and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries, and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the … Continue reading

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#6: Call Me Burroughs LP

“#6 – Call Me Burroughs LP – The English Bookshop (1965). An Installment in Jed Birmingham’s series of the The Top 23 Most Interesting Burroughs Collectibles. Your finger runs along a series of spines searching for a hot track. Ah, … Continue reading

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