Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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King’s Answer to “Monster Mash”

“After making the label an important artistic nest for major jazz artists like Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor and Mel Tormé,” notes Discogs in a summary overview of Bethlehem Records, its founder Gustav Wildi, in 1958, “gave the major label King Records half ownership as payment for distribution, and

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Tore Up vs. Tore Down? Musical Retort, Possibly

On March 12, 1956 drummer and vocalist, Billy Gayles, recorded “I’m Tore Up” in Cincinnati at the King Records studio backed by Ike Turner and His Rhythm Rockers: “I’m Tore Up”     Billy Gayles     1956 Note the songwriting credits:  Ike Turner & Ralph Bass Nearly five years later on January 18,

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