Record Breaking Records: R&B Charts I have touched on the R&B charts many times throughout my posts, however today I would like to lay out the history as well as point out some of the many milestones achieved by both songs and artists. Charts in the music business are very much about sales and making money. As interesting as we find them, they do not always represent the truly great artists and songs. Sometimes it takes time and reflection to arrive at not only the lasting opinions but the evidence to establish what was overlooked. An example of an overlooked artist during his time is Chuck Berry. You may find this assertion surprising as almost everyone that listens to American music has at least heard his name and is able to recognize a song or two, though his only #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was “My Ding-a-Ling” in 1972. Berry was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is widely cited as one of if not the most influential Rock and Roll artist
A blog about cover songs. Much about the 50's thru 70's and beyond. Blues, Rock, and Country focus with a bit of everything in between. Artist profiles, song profiles and theme's with cover songs being the central focus.