Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Sammy Davis Jr

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Summer Beach Read – Fun Fluff

Breezy, offbeat, trashy, yet intermittently illuminating – and just in time! Zero to 180’s curated highlights from 1983’s Rolling Stone Rock Almanac humbly serves as your Summer Beach Read!  These carefully selected bits of humor and offbeat information have been lavished with picture sleeves from around the world, streaming audio,

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Paul Beaver Played Clavinet, Too (plus Emil Richards Tribute)

Remember last month when I was hot on the trail of identifying the first recording of a clavinet, thanks to a tip from Jim Kimsey:  “Six O’Clock” by John Sebastian & The Lovin’ Spoonful?  Was John Sebastian‘s “electric harpsichord” (as he referred to the instrument), in fact, a clavinet?  Sebastian

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"Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead"

“Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”: Sammy & Buddy, United in Battle

Sammy Davis, Jr. and Buddy Rich emerge triumphant a mere one minute and forty-five seconds into this classic confrontation between good and evil: “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead“ Sammy Davis, Jr. & Buddy Rich (1966) Ernie Freeman, Arranger George Rhodes, Conductor Jimmy Bowen, Producer. Thanks to for pointing

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