Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Hank Penny

"Steel Guitar Stomp"

It’s True: Noel Boggs Once Played on a King Record

Hank Penny‘s first recording session for King Records took place at the Wurlitzer Music Company in Cincinnati sometime mid-1944.  Roy Lanham — pioneering guitarist who was too “hillbilly” for the jazz crowd and too “jazzy” for country fans — would play on this session, as well as Louis Innis, it’s

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"Pink Velvet Swing"

“Pink Velvet Swing”: Six Degrees of Roy Clark

In 1962 Capitol Records released a Roy Clark instrumental LP entitled, The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark.  Given the year of release, Roy shows amazing restraint by limiting to three the number of songs whose titles end with the word “Twist.” One obvious album highlight is Roy’s version of Hank

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