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RIP: 9 Years Ago the Smooth Isaac Hayes Died at 65 Years Old

Isaac Hayes may best be remembered for his silky smooth voice and naturally suave demeanor. Those are great qualities, but they don’t necessarily relate to this genre. 120 more words

Horror History

Today In Music History: 08/10/17

Chubby Checker was guest performer on  “American Bandstand,” on this day in 1961.

Let’s stay with “Bandstand” and move to this day in 1968, when The McCoys performed “Hang On Sloopy.”  160 more words


Anatomy of THE Groove: "Joy" by Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hays, born in Covington, Tennessee in 1942 was raised by his grandparents. He was encouraged to finish high school several years after dropping out due to the encouragement of his teachers. 465 more words


Stars of Stax

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Stax Records. I’ve always been impressed with the amazing array of artists who are associated with this record label: … 815 more words


Escape from New York

It is hard to overstate just how grimy, skeevy and unsavory New York City was in the 1970s and 1980s. A visitor to the Big Apple these days sees a largely transformed metropolis, comparatively free of the discarded people, urban decay and filth that characterized it not so long ago. 923 more words


Summer Cassette Five: Right Back Where We Started From

Art and Mix by Darren Clarke

The Seventies. Often duplicated, never replicated. In many ways that’s probably a good thing, I mean, if I  were to go down to the grocery store and find there was no avocados and only one type of lettuce (iceburg) I would weep… never mind the fact I would have to go down there wearing polyester pants… 742 more words