Throughout the history of rhythm and blues, Chicago artists like Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield approached the music with a heightened social and political consciousness. In the early 70s, the Chicago band Boscoe had a potent message to deliver. They made an abandoned dairy plant at 39th and State their home base, and performed at South Side clubs like The Green Bunny and The Burning Spear. But Boscoe's one and only album sank without a trace when it was released in 1973. The band eventually broke up, but Eight Forty-Eight's Dan Bindert says their legacy has lived on.
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