Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Ten Commandments (From Woman To Man)"
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King Records Goes Ska – Prince Buster & Byron Lee

<Spotify LINK to Prince Buster Mix> Previous Zero to 180 posts have highlighted the strong cultural connections between Kingston Jamaica and Cincinnati, Ohio, as evidenced by — (a) the radical rocksteady funk of Prince Buster‘s 1966 tip of the hat to “The Cincinnati Kid” himself, James Brown, as well as

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"Bangarang Festival"
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“Bangarang Festival”: The Sound of 1969

Very little information seems to exist about this Jamaica Independence Festival song contribution that bears the classic sound of vintage 1969 reggae – “Bangarang Festival” – from The Peter Ashbourne Affair: Bangarang Festival – Peter Ashbourne Affair [Pssst:  Click the triangle to play “Bangarang Festival” by The Peter Ashbourne Affair.]

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"Second Fiddle"
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1973: The Year Pop Reggae Broke

You can count on one hand the number of times that reggae singles by Jamaican artists have cracked the Top 40 here in the States:  “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker in 1969 (#9) and  “Double Barrel” by Dave Barker and Ansel Collins in 1971 (#22).  Two times [*actually, three – see

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