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“Festival Rock”: History Lesson

Jamaican DJ Dillinger toasts each of the winners to date of the Independence Festival Song Competition in “Festival Rock,” his entry for the 8th annual event in 1973: “Festival Rock”      Dillinger     1973 1966:  The Maytals with “Bam Bam” 1967:  The Jamaicans with “Ba Ba Boom” 1968:  Desmond Dekker

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Fact: DC’s the Telecaster Town

Jake Flack of the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours makes an air-tight case for proving that the Nation’s Capital truly is the Telecaster town – and he’s not afraid to name names: DC’s the Telecaster Town – Rhodes Tavern Troubadours [Pssst:  Click the triangle to play “DC’s the Telecaster Town” by The

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“Springfield Guitar Social”: Who’s Who of Guitar Wizardry

If you’re pressed for time but curious to know more about the stringed instrument masters who inspired and laid the groundwork for the the classic rock generation to come, here is a two-and-a-half minute Cliff Notes guide that demonstrates Thumbs Carllile‘s uncanny ability to play in the style of such

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Musical Roll Call pt. 2: “You Can’t Wynn Stewart”

People readily associate Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Red Simpson with the legendary Bakersfield Sound, but not enough people associate the great Wynn Stewart,  as well.  Wynn’s musical roll call – “You Can’t Wynn Stewart” – playfully uses the names of country music notables (e.g., “She’ll hurt your Pride, Charley

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Musical Roll Call pt. 1: “Soul Train”

Little Royal‘s musical roll call of soul music luminaries – “Soul Train” from 1972 – is connected to the post-Syd Nathan era of the King Records story after Starday Records had purchased King and henceforth became known as Starday-King: “Soul Train”     Little Royal      1972 Interesting to see which artists were

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