Soul/Funk Vol. 1: 1968 – 1974

With Retro R&B/Soul and Funk being such a prominent influence in many of todays hits, we've put together a playlist that goes back to where it all began--circa 1968-1974. Interspersed with familiar hits, deep cuts, and killer live performances, this Penn’s Picks Playlist is designed…

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Jefferson Airplane Turns 50

Formed in 1965 and disbanded in 1972, Jefferson Airplane was one of the most successful, and arguably the best, of the mid-to-late 1960s San Francisco Psychedelic Rock bands. This Penn’s Picks Playlist spans the group’s entire career, featuring a combination of hits, obscure gems, live…

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70s/80s Rock & New Wave: The Next Big Thing?

Of all the trends that shaped the sound of the songs that landed in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 during the last couple of quarters, late 70s / early 80s Retro R&B/Soul, Funk and Pop have been among the hottest. This Penn’s Pick…

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70s/80s Rock & New Wave: The Next Big Thing?

Of all the trends that shaped the sound of the songs that landed in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 during the last couple of quarters, late 70s / early 80s Retro R&B/Soul, Funk and Pop have been among the hottest. This Penn’s Pick…

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Penn's Picks: Clapton Turns 70

This Penn’s Picks Playlist features 10 cuts that span the first two decades of Clapton’s career, which is arguably his greatest. From The Yardbirds to Mayall to Cream and beyond, we feature a combination of studio and live gems that showcase the extraordinary talents of…

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Penn’s Picks: Clapton Turns 70

This Penn’s Picks Playlist features 10 cuts that span the first two decades of Clapton’s career, which is arguably his greatest. From The Yardbirds to Mayall to Cream and beyond, we feature a combination of studio and live gems that showcase the extraordinary talents of…

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Penn’s Picks: B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King passed away on Thursday at the age of 89. Known as “the king of the blues,” this guitarist’s guitarist, who possessed a voice equally powerful, brought the blues to the masses for seven decades and inspired many of today’s greats, including…

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Penn's Picks: B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King passed away on Thursday at the age of 89. Known as “the king of the blues,” this guitarist’s guitarist, who possessed a voice equally powerful, brought the blues to the masses for seven decades and inspired many of today’s greats, including…

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Penn's Picks: Artist & Band Evolution: Vol.1

Most artists and bands have a point in their career where their sound and style evolves (or in some cases, devolves)  beyond what they were known for.  This can be brought about by boredom, the need to put food on…

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