Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: King Cash-in Surf Albums

"The Wobble"

King Cash-In Surf LP #2

Zero to 180’s sprawling history trawl “Rare & Unreleased King” made passing reference to another surf-ploitation LP issued by King Records – 1963’s Surfin’ on Wave Nine – and even threatened to make that album the focus of a future history piece … whose time has come today. Compared to Look Who’s

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"Lonesome Whistle Blues"

“Lonesome Whistle Blues”: Train = Pain

Unnamed vocalists perfectly evoke a lonely late night train whistle on Freddy King‘s mournfully swinging “Lonesome Whistle Blues“: “Lonesome Whistle Blues” Freddy King (1961) This song was catchy enough (#8 R&B) to cross over into Billboard‘s Top 100 Pop (#88) when released in April of 1961 on Federal, a subsidiary

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