Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Irma Thomas

60s/70s rock +/- pop

Smokey And His Sister: Goodbye Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati might want to consider a lawsuit – what is the statute of limitations on liner notes from an album released 54 years ago? I understand that Hal Halverstadt was merely playing up the difference between “small town” provincialism and “big city” sophistication for dramatic emphasis, but

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"Long After Tonight Is All Over"

“Long After Tonight Is All Over”: Irma & Burt & Hal

A tale of a 45-that-never-was. Thanks to Mojo‘s Southern Soul CD compilation for alerting me to Irma Thomas‘s version of a Burt Bacharach–Hal David composition, “Long After Tonight Is All Over” that I assumed to have been originally a single release [note:  Jimmy Radcliffe‘s 1964 recording for Musicor is the

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