Ed Ward Ed Ward is the rock-and-roll historian on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

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No Hits, No Problem: Captain Beefheart's Major Label Run

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Producer Cosimo Matassa Always Believed In New Orleans

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The Mysterious Case of Arthur Conley, Otis Redding's Protege

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The Toil And The Oil That Fueled The Bakersfield Country Scene

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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

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A Label Paramount To Early Blues And Jazz

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The Animals. Courtesy of ABKCO Records hide caption

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The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't

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James Govan (left) with producer and engineer Mickey Buckins in the studio. Courtesy of Ace Records hide caption

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The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

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Label for Warren Smith's "Ubangi Stomp" on Sun Records. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly

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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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