Rude Guest’s tape-only output hurt their legacy, but local ska label Jump Up just reissued their entire discography—also on tape.
Reader contributor Jake Austen, whose research led to the recent discovery of Michael Jackson’s first studio recording, discusses this week’s cover story on WBEZ’s 848. Also on 848: Geoff Dougherty on what’s going on at the Chi-Town Daily News.
This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while he was writing it, Jake Austen picked up a trail leading to a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.