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"The Soul of JB"
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The Duel: Organ vs. Sax

In the early part of this century, reissue label, Hip-O, put out a comprehensive series of James Brown single releases that were issued from 1956-1981.  Historians & researchers will no doubt be studying these liner notes in decades to come as they try to organize and make sense of the

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"The Rabbit Got the Gun"
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Ohio Funk Invades France

Beau Dollar & The Dapps – according to Dave Thompson‘s history simply entitled, Funk – were the resident band at Cincinnati’s Living Room night club “when they were discovered by James Brown” in 1965.  Cincinnati music writer and producer, Randy McNutt, on the other hand, asserts in his King Records

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"Let The Music Take Your Mind"
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“Let the Music Take Your Mind”: Songwriter Uncertain

“Let the Music Take Your Mind” is the third of three singles released by Kool & The Gang on indie label, De-Lite, in 1969 — the group’s first year of its recorded existence: “Let the Music Take Your Mind“ Kool & the Gang (1969) Cash Box‘s May 23, 1970 edition

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"Fat Eddie"
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“Fat Eddie”: James Crawford’s Mighty B-Side

*Musical personnel info updated January 2023 Of course, no discussion about Cincinnati in song would be complete without a reference to the city’s storied indie label that helped give birth to rock & roll music – King Records. September 14, 1967 may not be a date that registers strongly in

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