Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: 12-inch singles

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Vinyl Curiosities — Summer Beach Read ’22

Vinyl: The Art of Making Records by Mike Evans (2015) provides the launching point for this summer’s beach bonanza of offbeat and occasionally useful music history trivia — lavishly illustrated with streaming audio and hyperlinks for maximum multimedia impact. Italicized text comes directly from this book. Birth of Recorded Sound

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"Free Up the Prisoners"
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Reggae’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”

The Rocksteady Kid — Zero to 180’s radio alter ago — once had the good fortune to experience the frantic exhilaration of spinning classic Jamaican pop of the three-minute variety on the University of Maryland’s student radio station.  I very quickly learned you can’t be complacent when the tunes are

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"Just Can't Be That Way"
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Weapons of Peace – Kill With Kindness

Weapons of Peace would spend their entire recording career on Playboy Records, interestingly enough. Robert Pruter at Chicago Soul, writes — Playboy Records was part of Hugh Hefner‘s Playboy empire and aspired to be an all-around label recording rock, country, and rhythm and blues.  Although headquartered in Los Angeles, Playboy

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