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Happy Birthday To Legendary Guitarist Steve Cropper

Feb. 11, 2014 by

If Yankee Stadium is “the house that Babe Ruth built,” Stax Records is “the house that Booker T, and the MG’s built.” Integral to that potent combination is MG rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Steve Cropper. As a guitarist, A & R

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Happy Birthday Lyn Collins

Feb. 4, 2014 by

Soul singer Lyn Collins was born today (June 12, 1948). Lyn was born in Abilene, Texas where she launched a recording career at the tender age of 14. Her biggest hit is titled “Think (About It), from her 1972 album

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Philly International Inks International Distribution Deal With CBS

Nov. 3, 2012 by

CBS International Records announced the launch of Philadelphia International Records in the United Kingdom and Europe today (November 3, 1973). The President of CBS International at the time was Walter Yetnikoff, who was one of the industry’s brightest minds. Yetnikoff

Clarence Carter Opens Studio In Atlanta Today

Clarence Carter Opens Studio In Atlanta Today

Oct. 26, 2012 by

Blind R&B singer Clarence Carter announced the opening of a recording studio in Atlanta today (October 26, 1974). Carter opened the 24 track studio, which was named Future Stars, also the name of his independent record label. The studio featured

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Ruby and The Romantics Record #1 Single “Our Day Will Come” Today

Oct. 25, 2012 by

Ruby and The Romantics entered a recording studio today (October 25th 1962) and recorded their classic single “Our Day Will Come.” The song’s interesting rhythm came about after the group recorded several takes that just didn’t work. While they were