Bobby Bland “Poverty” (Duke 407, R&B#9, Pop #65, 1966)

Bobby Bland “Poverty” (Duke 407, R&B#9, Pop #65, 1966) I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the most prominent voices I grew up hearing on roadtrips have birthdays right new to each other. As music informed family stories told to me as a child, hours smothered in pillow top velour seats, voices…

Judy Clay and Billy Vera “Reaching For The Moon” (Atlantic 2654, 1969)

Judy Clay and Billy Vera “Reaching For The Moon” (Atlantic 2654, 1969) It’s oft overlooked that alongside the first romantic Interracial Television kiss between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner on Star Trek in 1968 that Judy Clay and Billy Vera did so much on Vinyl back in 1967. It was equally rare to cross racial romantic lines…