Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Honky tonk
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Blink And You Miss It — Nudie Recording Co.

“Nudie Bows Own Label” reads the headline at the top of Billboard‘s “Country Music” section in the magazine’s May 12, 1973 edition. LOS ANGELES — Nudie, who creates costumes for the leading recording artists in the world ranging from Elvis Presley to The Grateful Dead and almost every other country

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Bagpipes
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Musical Impersonations (on Wax)

Merle Haggard‘s tough-as-nails image, at times, belied his comic gifts, particularly his superb abilities as a mimic, represented here on this clip from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour TV show, possibly from 1969: Haggard’s impersonations in the following order – Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, Buck Owens & Johnny Cash Enough

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"Lament of the Astral Cowboy"
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“Astral Cowboy”: Not Enough Echo

Yesterday’s piece about Sagittarius (et al.) brought to mind one particular Curt Boettcher song that too few people have heard, 1969’s (demo only) “Lament of the Astral Cowboy” — one hundred forty mesmerizing seconds, each one of them echo-filled: Could this be what Gram Parsons had envisioned when he came

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"Tulsa Telephone Book"
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“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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