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Chairmen of the Board – Greatest Hits (1973): Forgotten Series

Chairmen of the Board – Greatest Hits (1973): Forgotten Series

Featuring spirited harmonizing and red-hot grooves, Chairmen of the Board’s ‘Greatest Hits’ asserts the heartfelt sounds of a group primed for rediscovery.

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Rich with substance and motion, this set uncovered overlooked Detroit gems.

Forgotten series: The Temptations – Puzzle People (1969)

Seemingly every musician in the late ’60s was cruising on psychedelic control, or at least tampering with the genre. But not the Motown artists.

Something Else! sneak peek: Geri Allen, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (2013)

Lots of notable jazz pianists have been making solo piano records lately, and Geri Allen joins the fray Tuesday when she releases her own such album.

One Track Mind: The Romantics – “Little White Lies / I Can’t Tell You Anything” (1977)

Detroit, Michigan has forever been known for its great music, and the Romantics are just one of many special bands born in the city.

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012): Books

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar (2012): Books

In this excerpt from ‘Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar,’ we join Wells at her big-bang moment.

Johnnie Bassett (1935-2012): An Appreciation

Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett, a Florida native who only late in life began releasing well-received albums as a leader, has died at 76 after a battle with cancer.

Johnnie Bassett – I Can Make That Happen (2012)

Self-taught Johnnie Bassett never thought much of the barriers between styles, and I Can Make That Happen is better for that.

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Spinners

The Spinners, though finalists for the 2012 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, came up short. It was one of the only times something like that’s happened for the greatest soul group of the early 1970s.

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