Holiday spirit reflected in vintage Black R&B sounds

December 21, 2012   // 0 Comments

by Richard G. Carter “I’ve searched and I’ve searched, but I couldn’t find, no way on earth to gain peace of mind…” The Orioles, “Crying in the Chapel” (Jubilee Records-1953) This time of year, holiday-oriented original Black rhythm and blues from the golden era (1953-63) is well-represented. And since many vintage performers cut their musical teeth singing in church, some of the most memorab...

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