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GOOD ROCKIN' DADDY — Pete Grendysa recounts the birth of rhythm & blues (Collecting Magazine, 1985), hails the genius of Ray Charles (Record Collectors' Monthly, 1988) and celebrates the great Etta James (MCA Records, 1997).

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“Elvis Presley is very legitimate. He’s one of the best-looking men I’ve ever seen in my life.”

— Little Richard to Danny Holloway (NME, 1972)

PLUS pieces on...

Martha & the Vandellas (1964)
 Alexis Korner live (1966)
Marty Balin on the Haight (1967)
• Billy Preston (1969)
 Roxy Music live (1972)
 Chili Willi (1974)
 The New York Dolls (1974)
 The Fatback Band (1976)
 The Clash (1977)
 Max Roach (1980)
 The Undertones live (1982)
 ZZ Top's Eliminator (1983)
 Dennis Brown (1983)
Madonna (1985)
Memories of Hendrix (1985)
 King's X (1989)
A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
 Mick Jagger (1993)
 Freddie Hubbard (1995)
 Spice Girls' Spiceworld (1997)
 Stone Roses (1998)
 Shane MacGowan (2000)
 Kanye West's debut (2004)
 Sun Ra (2005)
 D'Angelo (2008)
 Cee Lo Green (2010)
 The Libertines live (2014)

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