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11/6/09 – The Robins – R&B Profile (Riot In Cell Block #9)

Posted: November 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, R&B | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

The Robins

R&B Profile

This week, I’m dedicating the entire podcast to one of the most influential and yet underrated R&B vocal groups of all time, The Robins.  The pinnacle of West Coast Doo Wop, The Robins were discovered by Johnny Otis, when they entered a talent contest at his Barrelhouse Night Club in Watts in 1949.  They recorded for a variety of labels over the course of the next 12 years.  I present to you the highlights of a long career in R&B, including the stories behind the story on this great vocal group.

In 1960, Wanda Jackson did a great cover of the Robins 1954 classic, “Riot In Cell Block #9”.  Listen to the show and then decide for yourself which one you truly DIG the MOST!

Which One Do You DIG The Most? - "Riot In Cell Block #9"

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