Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: Atlantic Records

"The Name Game"
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Naomi Neville = Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint was the headlining act for the 2009 Silver Spring Jazz Festival.  At that time, the festival venue was the parking lot behind the facade of the old JC Penney building, just prior to its conversion (using millions of taxpayer dollars) into the Live Nation concert facility that would

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Arif Mardin @ Muscle Shoals

Arif Mardin is a renowned producer, arranger, and music executive who also – surprisingly enough – recorded a couple solo albums for Atlantic.  This hard-hitting instrumental arrangement of Lennon’s “Glass Onion” (from the Beatles’ “White Album“) would be used as the (1) kick-off tune, (2) title track, and (3) debut

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"Sam Stone"
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“Sam Stone”: Top Ten Saddest Song?

My mother-in-law and her husband had a grand old time at John Prine‘s concert Saturday night at DC’s stately National Theatre.  The next morning we remarked on Prine’s “country outlaw” cred (as evidenced by the turnout of the biker-American community), and I thought to myself, perhaps I could scrounge together

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Godfrey Daniel: Punk Doowop Revivalists

I discovered Godfrey Daniel‘s one and only album – Take A Sad Song – at the local library bookstore that sells donated materials, including record albums and 45s.  I was struck first by the label – Atlantic – and secondarily by the following somewhat cryptic text on the back cover:

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"Don't Mess with Cupid"
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“Don’t Mess With Cupid”: A Mostly B-Side

Interesting that web discographies consistently list “Don’t Mess with Cupid” as the B-side of Otis Redding‘s “My Lover’s Prayer” single from July 1966 (on both sides of the Atlantic) – but then this French Atco picture sleeve shows “Cupid” to be the A-side. “Don’t Mess With Cupid“ Otis Redding (1966)

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