Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Category: Jeff Barry

"Sugar Sugar"

“Sugar Sugar”: Solid Gold from Muscle Shoals

“Sugar Sugar” was inescapable in the summer of 1969, with Wilson Pickett and even The Wailers (with Bob Marley singing lead) recording their own versions.  Muscling in on the action also were the studio musicians behind the hits being recorded in the late 60s at Rick Hall‘s Fame Studios in

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"Big Honky Baby"

“Big Honky Baby”: Ellie Greenwich – We Know It’s You

They sure don’t make song titles like “Big Honky Baby” anymore.  This 1962 release by “Kellie Douglas” was, in actuality, famed Brill Building-era songwriter, Ellie Greenwich, stepping out in front of the microphone with a song penned by long-time partner, Jeff Barry: “Big Honky Baby“ Ellie Greenwich (1962) “Big Honky

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"Truck Driver"

“Truck Driver”: Pop Goes the Diesel from The Archies

1968 was a great year for truck driving songs — “My Big Truck Drivin’ Man” by Kitty Wells “Big Rig Rollin’ Man” by Johnny Dollar “Gear Bustin’ Sort of Feller” by Bobby Braddock “There Ain’t No Easy Run” by Dave Dudley “I Want to Be a Truck Driver’s Sweetheart” by

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