‘Little Miss Sharecropper’ got her start in Detroit. In 1953 she signed with Atlantic Records (started in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson). Her first release, ‘Soul On Fire’, appeared in August.
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Beating out the 50,000-watt giants, it’s #1-rated in the NYC area from 1963 to 1966.
‘The Weavers’ name comes from a militant 1892 play by Gerhart Hauptmann about a middle-ages peasant revolt. Their 1949 Leadbelly cover ‘Goodnight Irene‘ (written in 1936 in Louisiana State Prison) sold two million copies on Decca Records. They were blacklisted by parts of the entertainment industry during the McCarthy era. In 1953 Decca even tore up their contract and deleted their songs from its catalog.
His twelfth studio album incorporates sounds of a vocoder and Synclavier synthesizer. It baffles thousands who are unfamiliar with (or strongly resisted) non-traditional instruments or who hadn’t realized that Neil, like Dylan, dances to a different drummer. Transformer Man