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!!!! Beat, The

1 9 6 6 (USA)
26 x 30 minute episodes

Hosted by the Nashville-based WLAC disc jockey Bill ‘Hoss’ Allen, The !!!! Beat featured a house band led by Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown.

The short-lived syndicated show leaned towards R&B, blues and soul, showcasing talents like Etta James, Otis Redding, Little Milton, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Carla Thomas, Freddie King, Lou Rawls, Bobby Hebb, Willie Mitchell, The Bar-Kays, Percy Sledge, Garnet Mimms, and Sam & Dave.

Allen (pictured below) died on 25 February 1997, aged 74.