From Publishers Weekly
This useful but often flat history of legendary Motown Records is the first music-related work by Posner, who is best known for his books on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy (Case Closed) and Martin Luther Kin (more…)
Are You Ready For A Brand-New Beat? The gritty urban environment, the burgeoning pride and drive of black Americans, and blues, soul and gospel influences combined to form the music coming out of Detroit in the early 1960s. The sounds (more…)
El Paso has a unique ability to find brotherhood in music. There is an El Paso Sound, a musical common denominator that unites the city. The city has a peculiar nostalgia—as it stands at a crossroads on the border—for the musics of the U.S. and Mexico. That nostalgia finds its expression in the music played early in the career of one Steve Crosno. Crosno managed to recognize that people in El Paso wanted to hear a mixture of blues, norteño, pop and carribean music. El Paso being the place where all those different sounds jumble up together. So he created a unique playlist of doo-wop and early rock’n’roll that took the region by storm.
I found this classic El Paso oldie on youtube. The original poster wrote this:
I know by chicano standards this really isnt whats normal. In the 60s and 70s there was a D.J. named Steve Crosno who was from Las Cruces N.M. Who was on air in El Paso T.X. He was one of or the only D.J’s To ever play BoBBy Rosales and the El paso Premieres ,The Dukes and Los Dinos——-Watcha Selena shaaa!!! THis song was one of his favorites. Just Try it