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Mayberry After Dark

Okay, for one hundred dollars and a trip to Mt. Airy, North Carolina, name the first comic to record a “blues” album. This forgotten volume featured songs by Leadbelly, Leroy Carr, Joe Turner, and the Golden Gate Quartet. Not only did the comic cover…
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A Farewell to Howard Tate

“Howard Tate was the missing link between Jackie Wilson and Al Green.” –Elvis Costello Fort Lauderdale, Florida – October 2006 When we had word of the passing of the great Howard Tate, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz came to call. This is his salute…
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