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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Marshall Keith


“Trains”: Not Bringing My Baby Back

One of my favorite impromptu musical moments occurred when I unwittingly stumbled upon Prabir and the Substitutes in the parking lot of Chick Hall’s Surf Club rehearsing the harmony vocals for this train-based tale of heartache and woe: “Trains“ Prabir & the Substitutes (2008) Right there on the spot (which

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"When I Go to the Beach"

“When I Go to the Beach”: The East Coast Surf Sound

June 1967’s single release, “Hit the Surf” by The Sea Shells, may or may not have been the last recording of surf music’s original Golden Age.  Sgt. Pepper‘s release that same month might well have been the final nail in surf’s fiberglass coffin. The music scholars at Rhino Records —

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