The Byzantine Empire’s six harmony-soaked singles—three recorded as the Five Bucks—are long overdue for reissue.
All kinds of Chicago music—AM radio pop, free-spirited R&B, bold Afrocentric jazz, soulful funk—came together to shape her incredible voice.
Girl groups were common in the 60s, but girl bands weren’t—and the Weaker Sex were extraordinary in lots of other ways too.
Trumpeter and organist Deacon Jones played for Curtis Mayfield, Freddie King, and Carlos Santana, and spent 18 years with John Lee Hooker.
A new CD reissue dusts off the legacy of Chicago soul legend Baby Huey.