Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Mandolin instrumentals

"Tell It to My Heart Sometime"

The Stonemans (or is it Stonemen?)

The grammarian in me finds it unbelievably difficult to refer to the legendary bluegrass family dynasty as “The Stonemans” – I keep wanting to say “The Stonemen.”  Surely, I’m not the only person who wrestles with this conundrum? (Image courtesy of Discogs) Ernest “Pop” Stoneman‘s musical career goes all the

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“Mandolinia” vs. The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle

Media Alert! A battle has suddenly erupted between two formidable foes who share a common sound — the analog synthesizer.  Not just any analog synthesizer sound, mind you, but a deep burbling one:  pulsating and insistent. In this corner, wearing a strangely intricate electronic eyepiece, we have Ronnie Montrose with

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