A bit of a stir today over reports that Little Richard may be retiring from the stage at the age of 80. Some say he invented true rock 'n roll around 1955 with "Tutti Frutti" etc. But give a listen to our greatest singer, and greatest gospel group, Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers--from 1953.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Before Little Richard: The Soul Stirrers
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