Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Give'n Up"

Al Casey: Friends with Bats

Thanks to Amy Bucci at National Geographic for encouraging my interest in bats by giving me a special set of US postage stamps (“Night Friends” from 2002) that celebrate the world’s only flying mammal. The world’s bat population is imperiled for a whole host of reasons and irrationally targeted by

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"Bluebirds Over the Mountain"

“Bluebirds Over the Mountain”: Reggaebilly?

If you’re like me (someone who didn’t have access to YouTube growing up), you’re probably familiar with this iconic photo of rockabilly singer, Ersel Hickey — But maybe not his big 1958 hit, “Bluebirds Over the Mountain“: Check out the loping guitar intro with the lead guitar and bass playing the

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