Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Category: “Greyhound”

Pioneering Pop: Car Keys as Percussion

In November, 1952 Wynonie Harris – along with Sonny Thompson‘s ensemble serving as his backing band – recorded three songs at Cincinnati’s King Studios, the most compelling one being “Greyhound“: “Greyhound”     Wynonie Harris     1952 I love the driving rhythm that is augmented by a nice jingly set of

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