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Category: “Armpit #6”

“Armpit #6”: Files Below “Apartment #4, Sixth St. & Cincinnati”

Nowhere to Run – Gerri Hirshey’s well-researched and beautifully-written history of soul music – devotes its first chapter to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in which we learn the singer once released a single on Red Top in 1958 entitled “Armpit #6” – later re-recorded with Keith Richards in 1979. “Armpit #6”    

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