Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Kenny Smith

"Razor Blade"

Little Royal’s Funk Monarchy

Remember three years ago when Zero to 180 featured its first ‘Musical Roll Call‘ vis-à-vis Little Royal and his regal rail line, whose crew consisted solely of the finest and funkiest soul luminaries of the early 1970s including, incredibly, The Osmond Brothers?   Of course you don’t — I barely do.

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"Phantom Lover"

“Phantom Lover”: Halloween Hit?

This song sounds to me like an obvious – and instantaneous – hit: “Phantom Lover“ Marv Lockard (1967) And yet so little information exists about this classic 1967 mix (arranged and produced by Ray Allen) from Shad O’Shea‘s Counterpart Records, with its deep bass grooves and warm reverb. Three years

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