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Goldie & the Gingerbreads B-Side

One trivia bit from The Rolling Stone Rock Almanac that didn’t make it into Zero to 180’s big Summer Beach Read: April 30, 1965:  The Kinks begin their first headlining UK tour, with The Yardbirds and Goldie and the Gingerbreads providing support. I have always been curious about the ‘all-girl’ beat group with such

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Lulu Impersonates Sly Stone

Jon Landau, in his thoughtful analysis of the contemporary pop scene – “Rock 1970” – for the December 10, 1970 edition of Rolling Stone, made the following statement about Billy Preston‘s former writing partner: While it may be sacrilegious to say it, the most influential black artist of recent years,

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Godfrey Daniel: Punk Doowop Revivalists

I discovered Godfrey Daniel‘s one and only album – Take A Sad Song – at the local library bookstore that sells donated materials, including record albums and 45s.  I was struck first by the label – Atlantic – and secondarily by the following somewhat cryptic text on the back cover:

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"It's Time"
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“It’s Time”: Unleash the Light Within

I find 1969’s “It’s Time” by The Sons of Champlin to be very evocative of its time — there’s a similar uplift in tone and lyric (at least on the chorus) as with Sly & the Family Stone, both bands being from the Bay Area, coincidentally or not. Musician &

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