There was a point in the early 1960s when despite the fact that the Top 40 radio stations wouldn't play Black Artists, using white singers to cover their tunes, like Pat Boone's sickening copy of Little Richard's Tuti Fruti. But when they noticed that some of the R&B artists were selling a lot of records in the white suburbs, because early jocks like Alan Freed and John R, were blasting them out on high-powered radio stations, certain black artists began to get serious play.
Those artists included: Richard, Aretha, and the great RAY CHARLES. We're fortunate to have clips of some of Mr. Charles early TV appearances, including this one with Ray in his prime, live, and rocking, I'VE GOT A WOMAN. @TheRealDonRocks
Georgia On My Mind
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