Archive for the "Early Rock ‘n Roll" Category

Preston Jackson and The Rhythm Aces

Although they never recorded at Golden Voice, Preston Jackson and The Rhythm Aces were a major group on the central Illinois music scene from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Preston Jackson, a world-renowned sculptor and accomplished jazz guitarist, is probably one of the few musicians who can say he performed with Richard Pryor, a groundbreaking […]

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Golden Voice early days – Basement Studio / Milam Records

Golden Voice early days – basement studio and Milam Records (or the origin of Golden Voice studio part 3) By the beginning of 1964, spurred on by his encounter with Blaine Gauss, Jerry Milam was starting to assemble the beginnings of his first studio. He understood some basic principles from his prior recording experiences, however, at that point in […]

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Hit Records, Blane Gauss and early Illinois rock ‘n roll.

Hit Records, Blane Gauss and early Illinois rock ‘n roll circa 1958 – 1963 (or the origin of Golden Voice Studio part 2.) Blane Gauss, a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Studios in Peoria, Illinois in the late 1950’s, was the driving force behind the HIT record label. Blane was based in Peoria but the label used […]

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