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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Flexidiscs

"Hold It Baby"
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“Hold It Baby”: Swedish Soul

Sweden’s Slam Creepers, judging solely by their name, sounds like a band of relatively recent vintage (e.g., 1980s hardcore?), and yet, their first single from 1966 is among the earliest releases for Sweden’s Bill Records. The following year, Slam Creepers’ “After Leaving You” would be included on a seven-inch flexi-disc —

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"Houston Hash"
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Nashville Chowdown: Rice’s Great Image Makeover

I cannot imagine why anyone would let this album go, but someone obviously did, and five dollars later, we became family: The album’s subtitle is a bit of a hoot: “Country & Western supper music and Singing Rice-ipes“ (as in recipes for rice). Would you be surprised to learn that

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"Mr. Sun Mr. Moon"
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Q: Who’s the Swingin’est Dolly?

Answer:  Swingy. I picked up a flexi-disc at the local thrift store, just like the ones kids used to cut out of the back of cereal boxes back when “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies was burning up the charts (click here for a discography of “cereal box records” by those

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