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Eugene Pitt Wouldn't Give Up On Doo-Wop Even as Soul Took Over the Charts.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles Jive Five, a soul band led by Eugene Pitt that flourished briefly in the mid-60s. Pitt was one of the few rhythm and blues artists to successfully make the transition to soul. He's best remembered for the song "What's Your Name."

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Other segments from the episode on August 8, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 8, 1989: Interview with George Clinton; Commentary on the Jive Five; Interview with Bobbie Louise Hawkins; Review of David Lodge's novel "Nice Work."

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