Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: Buddy Harmon

"Killer Joe"

“Killer Joe”: Nashville Super Pickers in Austin

In this 1979 performance from TV’s Austin City Limits, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar) and Phil Baugh (electric guitar) take The Nashville Super Pickers for a test drive using the Benny Golson jazz standard, “Killer Joe,” as their vehicle: Buddy Emmons:  Steel Guitar & Vocals Phil Baugh:  Lead Guitar Russ Hicks: 

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"Living on a Prayer, a Hope & a Hand-Me-Down"

Vikki Carr: Living On A Prayer, A Hope & A Hand-Me-Down

Let’s see if we can track all (i.e., at least a handful of) the prominent women pop vocalists’ excursions down South in the late 1960s and into the new decade: (1) Entire chapters have been written about Aretha Franklin‘s first (and oh-so-brief) recording session for producer Jerry Wexler that was

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"Tulsa Telephone Book"

“Tulsa Telephone Book”: Pre-Internet Woes

I have a transcription LP of a Ralph Emery radio show from 1971, with Glen Campbell as the featured guest, in which Emery announced the song in the following playful manner: Emery:  The Ralph Emery Show rolls along. Here’s Tom T. Hall, and uh, hey, I think you’re gonna —

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