Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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"Nosey Joe Version"
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“Nosey Joe”: Where Version Meets Dub

[Note:  Third in a triptych of pieces about songs named Joe] Technically, this near-instrumental is what’s known as “version” (as opposed to dub’s full-on, all-out adventurousness), though fortunately, this mix is enlivened by light dub treatments that follow the playful spoken word opening: “Nosey Joe Version“ Niney All-Stars     

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"Finger Mash"
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“Play De Music” vs. “Finger Mash”: Festival Sound Clash

In the liner notes to Baba Boom! — Trojan’s compilation of Jamaica Independence Festival songs from 1966-1975 — one piece of text really jumped out at me: 1974’s ‘Play De Music‘ by Tinga Stewart – a monster hit and the very last one of the archetypal Festival Songs, celebrating the

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"Sugartime"
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“Sugartime”: Linda & Paul at Black Ark

Paul McCartney released a posthumous compilation in 1998 of Linda-related recordings, Wide Prairie, that included two tracks from Linda & Paul‘s 1977 sojourn to Lee Perry‘s famed laboratory of sound – The Black Ark – in Kingston, Jamaica. One of those Black Ark recordings — a remake of The McGuire

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