Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Obscure records

45 sides +/- obscure tracks

1960s Musical Artists – We Hardly Knew Ye

In the course of compiling arresting ads from four of the major music industry trade publications — Billboard, Cash Box, Record World, and Beat Instrumental — I came across a number of artists from the mid-to-late 1960s who had announced themselves with great fanfare and youthful optimism, only to vanish

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"Swanee River"

The Great American Songbook – Southern California Style

Last year in Philadelphia I picked up a 2-LP various artists compilation (of “previously released material”) called California U.S.A. – originally issued in 1981 on Columbia: Surprisingly, my buddy, Tom Avazian – a gifted record collector – had never heard of it.  This hodgepodge of 60s and 70s singles/rarities that

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