Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Asphalt Cowboy"
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Sleepy’s “Asphalt Cowboy”: First & Best Version

Don’t be misled by the German 7-inch soundtrack companion whose A-side bears the dual title, “Midnight Cowboy–Asphalt Cowboy” — Ferrante & Teicher did not, in fact, release an early version of the truck-driving country classic, “Asphalt Cowboy” in 1969. Sleepy LaBeef, in truth, recorded the first — and greatest —

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"Uncle Booger Red & Byrdie Nelle"
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“Uncle Booger Red & Byrdie Nelle”: Does Don Kirshner Know About This?

There is fascinatingly little to be found on the web about a song called “Uncle Booger Red & Byrdie Nelle.”  I discovered this tune on an oddball compilation album of country music obscurities and social commentary songs entitled, Country Comment, on the Charly label, a European import. count The song

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"Understand Your Man"
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“Understand Your Man”: Little Jimmy Dempsey Picks on Johnny Cash

Guitarist “Little” Jimmy Dempsey uses twin guitars to transform Johnny Cash‘s “Understand Your Man” into a tuneful instrumental that bears little resemblance to the original – in a good way: “Understand Your Man“ Little Jimmy Dempsey (c. 1970) This track can be found on 1970’s Little Jimmy Dempsey Picks on Johnny

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