Articles by : ed friedland

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May 3, 2017 - 05:54PM

This month i’ll retread the “great Moments” format as a brief break from exploring the vaults of Motown.

May 3, 2017 - 05:18PM

Following up on the success of the Magellan 800 amp and Bass Array 12-3 cabs, Jeff Genzler decided it was time to think small.

April 7, 2017 - 09:29AM

We return to our look at early Motown recordings with three relatively unknown tracks from 1961, “Mighty Good Lovin’” by the Miracles, “Don’...

March 17, 2017 - 12:26PM

Continuing our look at the early days of Tamla/Motown records, let’s examine what is widely considered to be the fledgling label’s first mon...

January 25, 2017 - 01:43PM

When you think “Motown,” iconic songs like Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through the Grapevine” or the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” come to mi...

December 8, 2016 - 11:54AM

Before I jump into this month’s column, I need to issue some corrections from last month.

December 1, 2016 - 12:13PM

James Brown. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 50-plus years, you have been touched by this man’s genius.

November 4, 2016 - 09:07AM

As often happens while writing this column, one discovery leads to the next, and last month’s exploration of the recording scene in mid-cent...

October 6, 2016 - 01:31PM

Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...

September 1, 2016 - 06:04PM

Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.

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