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Ken Shane
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Bill Medley wrote the song and the Righteous Brothers debut single was a moderate success. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels turned it into a bonafide hit.
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Tired of looking out at the snow? Read about a pioneering female, African-American, left-handed electric guitar player who wrote her own songs.
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It's almost that time again. Celebrate with this Bobby Womack track from 1978. Happy New Year!
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This Christmas classic has been covered many times but it had its origins in 1947.
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In their time, and with the same lineup, they were the Premiers, the Versatiles, and the Performers. But it was as the Majors that they scored with this 1962 Jerry Ragavoy-produced hit.
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For New Orleans' Barbara George there was just the one hit but what a hit it was.
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They were simply the Emeralds before moving from Little Rock to Detroit. There, blending rhythm tracks recorded in Memphis with horns, strings, and vocals added in Detroit, they ran a string of hits up the charts in the early '70s.
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Grateful sentiments from Barbara Lewis on this Thanksgiving day. I wish everyone a very happy holiday.

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The Formations never had a hit but their records paved the way for the Philly Soul explosion that followed and one record became a Northern Soul classic in the U.K.
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