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Billy Vera Documents a Legendary Label With ‘Rip It Up: The Specialty Records Story’

Billy Vera Documents a Legendary Label With ‘Rip It Up: The Specialty Records Story’

Grammy-winner Billy Vera spent years working in the Speciality Records vaults and remains close to label founder Art Rupe. “Specialty is right up there with Atlantic, Chess, and Sun in terms of being important.” Enjoy this interview with the author and this book excerpt.