Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Command Records

"The Continental"

Toots Thielemans: Ya Ya!

From Toots Thielemans‘ appearance on David Sanborn’s Night Music TV show, I learned that Toots is a jazz harmonica virtuoso who (1) played the harmonica on the original ‘Sesame Street‘ theme song, as well as (2) whistled the famous melody for the Old Spice deodorant TV ads of the 1970s. I

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"1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero"

The Other Ray Charles

I picked up this album primarily due to its cover art — which suggests a Peter Max/Yellow Submarine sensibility that really captivated me as a kid — but also due to this project being associated with the legendary singer, songwriter, and musician who famously signed with Atlantic Records in the

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