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July 6, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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July 6: Jackie Wilson recorded (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher in 1967

“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” was recorded on July 6, 1967 at Columbia’s studios inChicago. Produced by Carl Davis, the session – arranged by Sonny Sanders – featured bassist James Jamerson, drummer Richard “Pistol” Allen, guitarist Robert White, and keyboardist Johnny Griffith; these … Continue reading

June 17, 2014
by Egil
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Today: Elvis Presley released From Elvis In Memphis in 1969, 45 years ago

“Suddenly, Elvis had to be taken seriously because, suddenly, Elvis was taking the music seriously again. He was expressing his soul, which was plenty deep.” ~Robert Gordon From Wikipedia: From Elvis in Memphis is the ninth studio album by American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley, … Continue reading

June 10, 2014
by Egil
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Today: The Legendary Ray Charles passed away in 2004, 10 years ago

Sinatra, and Bing Crosby before him, had been masters of words. Ray Charles is a master of sounds. His records disclose an extraordinary assortment of slurs, glides, turns, shrieks, wails, breaks, shouts, screams and hollers, all wonderfully controlled, disciplined by … Continue reading

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