The music ads in the Reader’s very first issues add context—and curiosities—that the stories alone can’t provide.
Bump J at the Promontory and more goings on 8/20-8/24.
In the 60s and 70s, Chicago producer, A&R man, songwriter, and record honcho Carl Davis helped shape the sound of Chicago soul, working directly with Jackie Wilson, Tyrone Davis, the Chi-Lites, and Barbara Acklin, among others. While employed at legendary label Brunswick in the early 70s, Davis was keen to add a white crossover act […]
Early-70s prog oddballs McLuhan used lots of visuals onstage and recorded their sole LP with the man who’d later produce Thriller.