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'I Remember Chuck Willis' (08/09/69)

Every once in a while something happens that reminds one of the incalculable contribution Atlantic Records has made to rock and roll and rhythm and blues. 447 more words

Greil Marcus

Top Ten: September 23, 1957

Here’s the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 23, 1957 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”:


“To the Aisle” by The Five Satins… 199 more words


Chuck Willis – The Songs of Chuck Willis

Chuck Willis – The Songs of Chuck Willis: From the Bottom of My Heart 1951-1961 (Jasmine 3075)

2CDs, 50 tracks, very highly recommended

Chuck Willis was one of the pioneers of R&B/Rock ‘n’ Roll, although he’s not as heralded as Ray Charles or Hank Ballard, partly because he died at age 30 in 1958.  236 more words