Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Robert Mitchum

"Hey Mister Cotton Picker"

“Hey Mister Cotton Picker”: On the Cusp of the New Rock Sound

Nick Tosches would include a “Chronology of the Coming of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1984’s Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll (subtitle: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Dark and Wild Years Before Elvis) that begins in January 1945.  October 1946 is when Cincinnati’s King Records makes its first

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