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Pioneering Pop: Car Keys as Percussion

In November, 1952 Wynonie Harris – with backing from Sonny Thompson‘s ensemble – recorded three songs at Cincinnati’s King Studios, the most compelling being “Greyhound“: “Greyhound” Wynonie Harris (1952) (Written by Rudy Toombs) I love the driving rhythm that is augmented by a nice jingly set of car keys.  According

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