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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Crown Records

“Pony Tail”: Red Rhodes on the Crown Label

How inspiring to see that Orville J. “Red” Rhodes – the legendary steel guitarist who, by the late 1960s, was one of the most in-demand session musicians on the West Coast – got his start on Crown.            Once a day – 1961                blue blue

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“Fireproof Money Belt”: Joan Harris, Non-Fictional

Around the same time the fictional Joan Harris was battling the corporate wolves at Sterling, Cooper, Draper & Price in the Mad Men television series, the real Joan Harris was battling fellow artists for her place in the pantheon of pop music.  Harris may or may not have realized all

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Jerry Cole: The Neil Young of L.A. Session Players

How funny it struck me the moment I discovered that the guitarist known for cranking out low-down and dirty hot rod, surf & twang instrumentals for beloved budget label, Crown, is the same highly-sought after session musician who did considerably more polished work for such A-list talent as The Byrds

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