The tragedy is that even those who should have known better didn't know at all; how could they? The names they sought weren't listed, their contributions weren't cited, their influences weren't credited, so even those who spent hours and days and forevers wearing out the grooves in search of holy-mother-of-God grails had no idea who they were listening to, who they were stealing from. Such names as bassist James Jamerson, keyboardists Joe Hunter and Johnny Griffith and Earl Van Dyke, drummers Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin and Uriel Jones, and guitarists Robert White and Joe Messina (that's but a partial roster) never vanished from the history books, only because they never landed there to begin with.... More >>>