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In early 1968 Chess Records dispatched gospel-drenched singer Mitty Collier to the humid halls of Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
The Chicago label enjoyed a Muscle Shoals rebirth with Etta James at Fame and in February, 1968 New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas had a Chess hit with Otis Redding's "Good To Me" which was recorded with the country-soul magic at Fame.
One of the first things on the agenda was a remake of Collier's 1961 Chess recording "Gotta Get Away From It All."
Written by Collier's colllege compatriot Lloyd Reese, "Gotta Get Away From It All" is a scorching ballad about domestic abuse......

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Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.

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