Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Humor 45s

"Frankenstein of '59"

“Frankenstein of ’59”: Roots of Sampling

Dickie Goodman, in partnership with Bill Buchanan, produced a series of comedic “break-in” records – newscast spoofs in which a fictitious reporter’s questions are met with carefully-selected snippets taken from the latest radio hits (i.e., early sampling).  Buchanan & Goodman‘s groundbreaking partnership, which started in 1956, sadly lasted only lasted

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"20th Century Blues"

Lily Tomlin’s Got the 20th Century Blues

This 45 came into our household as a result of my mom, who worked in the 1970s at a mild-mannered classical music radio station by day (WGUC) that switched over to a hard rock format at the stroke of midnight (WFIB) when it ceased programming for the broadcast day.  This

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