Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Sheb Wooley

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“What Is a [blank]” 45s

Today’s piece is inspired by (i.e., lifted from) a special Top 40 list of 7-inch vinyl compiled by 45Cat contributor, stereotom.  These (literally) defining songs — whose titles all begin with the phrase “What Is a [blank]” — have been organized chronologically and married with streaming audio where possible (click

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"Steel Guitar Stomp"
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It’s True: Noel Boggs Once Played on a King Record

Hank Penny‘s first recording session for King Records took place at the Wurlitzer Music Company in Cincinnati sometime mid-1944.  Roy Lanham — pioneering guitarist who was too “hillbilly” for the jazz crowd and too “jazzy” for country fans — would play on this session, as well as Louis Innis, it’s

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"Wildwood Flower on the Autoharp"
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“Wildwood Flower on the Autoharp”: Fine Arts vs. Popular Arts

In 1967, Sheb Wooley released a great single, where the A-side – “Love In” – hilariously mocked the “free love” sentiment then in vogue, while the B-side proudly proclaimed the simple music of the “folk” to be the kind that touches his soul the deepest: Wildwood Flower on the Autoharp

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