Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Gateway Records

"Phantom Lover"

“Phantom Lover”: Halloween Hit?

This song sounds to me like an obvious – and instantaneous – hit: “Phantom Lover“ Marv Lockard (1967) And yet so little information exists about this classic 1967 mix (arranged and produced by Ray Allen) from Shad O’Shea‘s Counterpart Records, with its deep bass grooves and warm reverb. Three years

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“Maybellene”: All in the Family (part 2)

Another favorite piece of family lore has to do with the fact that my brother’s wife’s father, Jack Gutjahr, was also a vocalist who recorded pop and swing tunes back in the day.  Gutjahr — who recorded under the stage name, Jack Daniels — was the featured singer on a

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