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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Ronco

“Guarare”: ¡Viva La Ronco!

PBS’s excellent 4-hour documentary – Latin Music USA – did a wonderful job of pointing out just how little I knew about Latin American music and its history.  Thanks to Will Hermes and his sweeping new history of the NYC music scene during a crucial 5-year period, 1973-1977, I have

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‘Do It Now’: Ronco’s Licensing Feat of Strength

From what I can tell, this might be Ronco’s first hits compilation – Do It Now – from 1970: When is the last time you’ve seen Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles on the same album?  Not to mention Buffalo Springfield.  And The Byrds. Interesting to note that the Buffalo Springfield

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