Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Category: Country soul +/- funk

“Mighty Time”: New Riders + Sly Stone & Jerry Garcia

Oh, what a mighty find at the local thrift shop last week — the title track from this 1975 album by New Riders of the Purple Sage – with special guests, Sly Stone and Jerry Garcia: “Mighty Time”     New Riders of the Purple Sage with Sly & Jerry   

Read More »

“Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham”: The Other John(ny) Marr

Love the soulful harpsichord that opens this track from the only album ever recorded by John Randolph Marr: “Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”     John Randolph Marr     1970 Such a memorable title for a tune few people have ever heard of – and yet this song has been recorded

Read More »

“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

Read More »

“A Satisfied Mind”: Country Meets Soul

Country meets soul in Roberta Sherwood‘s updated version of “A Satisfied Mind” – a home run of a hit, originally, for Starday in the mid-50s during the label’s early years: A Satisfied Mind – Roberta Sherwood [Pssst:  Click on the triangle above to hear Roberta Sherwood cover ”A Satisfied Mind.”

Read More »
All Categories
Archives