Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Super Volcanic Lloyd Price

New York City - Lloyd Price tears it up at the Rockland Palace, 1960.  Via the priceless JET magazine archives.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Girth Of Rock & Roll

Via the Jet magazine archives, 1959.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruth Brown Beat Down

If you're fortunate enough to have a pair of lucky lips, you're probably safe from Ruth Brown's ferocious fists of fury.

Via the Jet magazine archives, 1954.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Night Train Mambo


In 1952, Jimmy Forrest hit the #1 spot on the R&B charts with his version of Night Train.  A few years later, he checked in with this rhythmic mambo version.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The !!!! Beat

For the whole scoop on this program, be sure to check out Robert Wilonsky's article in the Dallas Observer from a few months back. The image was borrowed from the Ebony archives.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Johnny Brown and the Joy Boys - Suspense

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keep On Dancing!

Yes, that Keep On Dancing

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Big Walter Price

Big Walter Price of Pack Fair & Square fame has passed away at age 97. Via the Houston Press.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Texmania Sweeps Miami

Joe Tex sure knew how to work a crowd into an over-heated frenzy, as indicated by this 1965 Jet article. And apparently the fever didn't exactly die in '65!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Louis Jordan, 1954

The King Of The Jukebox auditions a new band member. Courtesy of the JET archives.

Below, Jordan can be seen still going strong in a 1966 appearance on The !!!! Beat.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Doin' The Bump With Joe Tex

Seen here is a 1981 JET photo of Joe Tex on the dance floor. Well, to be fair, almost nobody looked very good in '81.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Battle Of The Blues

Joe Williams and T-Bone Walker duke it out, with Della Reese serving as ref. It's another incredible photo from the JET archives.