Dec 19, 2012
"I feel a great deal of responsibility as a DJ in this town."
Music Feature, Brian Chankin, The Menahan Street, Charles Bradley, Dave Matta, soul, Northern Soul, Motown, 60s soul, DJs, reggae, world music, hip-hop, underground hip-hop, Soul Summit, The Owl, The Whistler, Double Door
Jun 21, 2012
Jackie Jackson of the Jackson Five talks about the acts early days in Chicago as he prepares for Friday night's return home concert at the Star Plaza
by Jake Austen
Things I Love, Music, Jackson Five, Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Chicago soul, R&B, Motown, pop, White Sox, Magikist, White Castle, midgets, Dancin' Man, Video
Sep 23, 2009
Hip-hop kid Mayer Hawthorne re-creates the sound of Motown but forgets the soul.
by Peter Margasak
Music, Post No Bills, Mayer Hawthorne, neosoul, hip-hop, Stones Throw, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Haircut, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown, Smokey Robinson, Lewis Taylor, Jamie Lidell, Darkroom, New Holidays
Sep 10, 2009
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, Jake Austen picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.
by Jake Austen
Music Feature, Michael Jackson, Jackson Five, Moonwalk, One-derful Records, George Leaner, Ernie Leaner, Eric Leaner, Tony Leaner, Billy Leaner, Phyllis Newkirk, Larry Blasingaine, Hakeem, Four Dukes, Joseph Jackson, Katherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Johnny Jackson, Jake Austen, Bob Abrahamian, WHPK, Sitting in the Park, Rob Sevier, Numero Group, Ken Shipley, Larry Nestor, Wilton Crump, Delroy Bridgeman, Senators, Vee-Jay, Abner, James Porter, Robert Pruter, Chicago, soul, R & B, Big Boy, Eddie Silvers, Soul Merchants, Sharpees, I'm a Big Boy Now, You've Changed, We Dont Have to Be Over 21, Some Girls Want Me for Their Lover, first recording, earliest recording, Gary, Indiana, Steeltown Records, Steeltown, Gordon Keith, Motown, Berry Gordy, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, Ben Brown, Jerry Reese, Sherman Nesbary, Ludie Washington, Lou D. Washington, Maurice Rogers, Willie Spencer, Shirley Cartman, Pervis Spann, WVON, E. Rodney Jones, Bud Pressner, Sunny Sawyer, Apex, Vaughn Morrison, Morrison Sound Studio, Atlantic Records, Atco, Luther Terry, Richard Arons, Dynamo Records, Magical Connection, Next Movement, Ripples & Waves, Phillip Mack, Troy Shondell, Ed Cody, Jerry Mundo, Richard Brown, Freddie Young, Ray Grimes, Lamont King, Solomon Ard, George Rias, Swamp Dogg, Jerry Williams, The Jackson Five & Johnny: Beginning Years, Brunswick Records, Pre-History, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Elvy Woodard, Otis Hayes, Teens With Talent, Alvin Cash, Twine Time, Five Du-Tones, Tone Recordings, United Distribution, Billy McGregor, Louis Jefferson, J.J. the DJ, WMPP, Jimmy Jones, Amos Cobb, Rod Shard, Young Folk