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LIVE STREAM: Boddie Recording Studio Panel Discussion (Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. EST)

This live stream event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. EST.

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The Boddie Recording Company (located at 12202 Union Avenue), run by Thomas and Louise Boddie, was Cleveland's first African-American owned and operated recording studio, recording a wide range of genres ranging from gospel, soul, and rhythm & blues, to rock, bluegrass, and country.  Harvey Hall, best known as the leader of Harvey and the Phenomenals, recorded three singles at Boddie including “Soul & Sunshine” (Da-Wood, 1971). 
 
In 2011, archival record label Numero Group released the box set Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio, which contained 58 tracks on three CDs (or 65 tracks on five LPs) representing the best of the Boddies’ in-house Soul Kitchen, Luau, and Bounty labels.