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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Starday King Records

"Chopper 70"

“Chopper ’70”: Wayne Cochran’s Horn-Heavy Funk

Jaco, the 2015 documentary about the virtuosic electric fretless bassist, informs us that Jaco Pastorius‘s first professional engagement was with former King recording artist, Wayne Cochran, whose contributions to the field of funk have not always been fully acknowledged. Written by Charles Brent While there’s no denying James Brown’s pivotal

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"Western Limited Boogie"

“Western Limited Boogie”: Boogie Woogie Western-Style

Found a hot Texas swing instrumental called “Western Limited Boogie” on a Starday cassette about which little to no information exists.  The front cover indicates this is part of a series called Best of the Instrumentals, and the volume that I own is called “Texas Style Instruments.”  The featured artist

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