This event is free with a reservation at http://tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office.
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.
Following this event, there will be an after-party at the Happy Dog (happydogcleveland.com) where DJ Lawrence Daniel Caswell will spin classic cuts from the Boddie box set along with other great soul music.
This event will also be streamed live on rockhall.com.