"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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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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The History Of Hillbilly Boogie's Earliest Days

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The Beach Boys in 1964: Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson.

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The SMiLE Sessions: A Window Into The Beach Boys

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The 'Complete Mythology' Of Syl Johnson

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