CMH-goldbrown-45-dot04The Doycheff Vocal Jam Dance Party is the best kept secret in town. The Vocal Jam features ‘live’ performances of the greatest dance hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s by the areas best vocalists. Twice a year the Vocal Jam vocalists fill the Aladdin Shrine Center and pack the gigantic dance floor. If you like rock, soul, doo wop and rhythm & blues, do not miss this event. Click here for details about show dates and tickets.

CMH-goldbrown-45-dotColumbus Supremes - David Ardit’s article about one of the Columbus area’s finest early vocal harmony groups

FifthOrder-CD-front-small02Fifth Order - CD and LP released by Germany’s Break-A-Way Records. Includes A and B sides of their 3 45’s plus rare unreleased cuts, including a live performance on Jerry Rasor’s Dance Party.



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Capsoul lives again! The Numero label recently uncovered and relFourMints-45-75pix-brownback02eased a collection of superb vintage Capsoul releases featuring The Four Mints; Bill Moss; Kool Blues; Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr; Ronnie Taylor; Marion Black and others.


Morris Wade & The Four Pharaohs -Morris Wade, lead vocalist of Columbus’s legendary Four Pharaohs, tells the story of this treasured group. IFourPharaohs-Pray-75px02n the late 50’s and early 60’s, the street corners of Columbus were alive with R&B and doo-wop groups and the Four Pharaohs were the best of the best.


The Funky Disposition - Rick Redmon, original sax player with Dean Francis and The Soul Rockers, reminisces about the early days of this seminal Columbus funk group and their only 45 on tSoulRockers-A-75pix02he local Hillside label that is now in high demand among funk collectors worldwide.




CMH-goldbrown-45-dot03More WCOL radio surveys - New surveys added to the already extensive gallery.

CMH-goldbrown-45-dot02Bill Moss - The musical side of a Columbus legend.

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