“The following is based upon my personal knowledge, personal research and personal experiences”
Back in the day there were many artists whose music never made it to the mainstream but deserve to be noted. These groups produced some of the best music of the day, however, they were never able to sign with a major record label. Everyone knows about the major groups who climbed the charts from Motown, Stax, Buddha, and other major labels. There were quite a few whose music was played on “local” R&B radio stations but never reached the national scene. Many of these artists received more recognition in Europe than was afforded them here in the USA. Although a couple were signed with the major labels, they were never “marketed”. In fact, there were even a few from right here in Boston, Massachusetts…… Those I will get to later.
Continue reading Don Brown – USA
Recently Mick invited me to write a column reviewing records that I particularly like and which are keeping me warm at home during these winter nights. So I have selected 20 sides that hopefully some of you may not be familiar with and for those who do know the records, hopefully you will feel I have done them justice.
Continue reading Cotswold Cream Cuts – Feb 2018