New York & East Coast

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price was born on March 9th 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana, not far from New Orleans. He was the eighth of eleven children. Like many young kids, he was given music lessons, learning piano and trumpet. He also sang in the local church choir. Price has spoken about learning all the […]

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Reggie Lucas at Sigma Sound Studios, New York

After the successful collaboration with James Mtume, Reggie Lucas branched out and began to write and produce material by himself. In addition to his own instrumental record “Survival Themes” (1978), one of the first solo projects he co-produced was Madonna’s 1983 self-titled multi-platinum debut album, including the million-selling single “Borderline”, […]

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Diana Ross On Screen Part 4

Following the commercial failure of her third film “The Wiz”, Diana Ross returned to making music. “The Boss” album was released in 1979, becoming the first album by Diana Ross as a solo artist to receive a gold certification from the RIAA, awarded on 17th July 1980. The album was the […]

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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson was born in Detroit in 1934. He left school at fifteen, joined a gospel group, got into trouble with the police, started drinking and got married by the age of seventeen. Not a great start to his career in music. Fortunately, he really could sing! His first taste […]

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Aretha Franklin: Two Fantastic Years

!n 1967 Aretha Franklin returned to the top of the charts with a new studio album entitled “Aretha Arrives”, released on 4th August 1967 by Atlantic Records. The album peaked at  number one on 9th September 1967 (5 weeks). “Baby I Love You” was the only gold single to be released from […]

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