On this day in R&B history in 1954, "Oop Shoop" by Shirley Gunter and the Queens of LA entered the r&b charts. It was the first record by an all female R&B group to chart. At the time it was declared a new example of a "rock n roll record" by legendary DJ Alan Freed. Because of this, Shirley is considered one of the first women in rock 'n' roll. Has she been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame? No, but her brother was as a member of The Coasters. Shirley Gunter - One of the innumerable under-appreciated trailblazing ladies of rhythm & blues.
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I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!