Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Mason Williams

“The Three Song”: Pop Fugue

I put a copy of “The Three Song” on a mix once and recall having a difficult time initially verifying the song title.  I remember counting the bands on the vinyl record at least twice to make sure that track #3 on the Smothers Brothers’ 1965 album, Mom Always Did

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Mason Williams: Music + Comedy + Art

From David Bianculli’s history of the Smothers Brothers’ groundbreaking television variety show, I discovered that Mason Williams was much more than the guy who wrote the million-selling instrumental, “Classical Gas.”   Williams not only recorded albums for Warner Brothers (and Mercury & Vee Jay) but also wrote incisive and edgy sketches for

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