Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Big Blue Diamonds"

“Big Blue Diamonds”: Early 70s Resurgence

I first encountered the song, “Big Blue Diamonds,” as covered by Little Willie John in 1962, from a Starday-King cassette entitled Country Tunes Done R&B. “Big Blue Diamonds” (plural) was penned by Earl “Kit” Carson and first issued on a 1950 King 78 sung by Red Perkins.  Tex Ritter also

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