No figure in the history of rock 'n' roll is more incongruous than Big Joe Turner. Heinrich Klaffs/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'
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Roxy Music's eight studio albums are now collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Keystone/Hulton Archive hide caption

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More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music
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Out Of Industrial Wasteland, The English Beat Was Born
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"Son of a Preacher Man" was Dusty Springfield's debut on Atlantic. The entire album that spawned it, Dusty in Memphis, was recorded at American Studios. Stan Meagher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Forgotten Story Of Memphis' American Studios
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Vocal groups like The Ink Spots went on for decades, often without a single member of the original group appearing with them. Fred Ramage/Getty Images hide caption

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Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'
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Autosalvage, a New York quartet, made one album and then stopped playing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished
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Singer, songwriter and swamp-pop pioneer Bobby Charles poses for a portrait in 1972. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Untold Story Of Singer Bobby Charles
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James Burton: The Teen Who Invented American Guitar
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With his growling vocals, Howlin' Wolf fought his way to the top of the cutthroat Chicago blues scene. Frank Driggs Collection hide caption

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Howlin' Wolf: A Blues Legend With An Earthy Sound
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Finding And Curating The Roots Of Soul Music
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Ace Records
A Studio On The Road To 'Fame' For Soul Musicians
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Long Live The Smiths' 'Complete Works'
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Dore: The Little Studio That Could (Produce Hits)
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The Story Of The Chitlin' Circuit's Great Performers
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The Left Banke: Teenage Pioneers Of Jangle-Pop
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