Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: The McGuire Sisters

"Hey Mister Cotton Picker"

“Hey Mister Cotton Picker”: On the Cusp of the New Rock Sound

Nick Tosches would include a “Chronology of the Coming of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1984’s Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll (subtitle: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Dark and Wild Years Before Elvis) that begins in January 1945.  October 1946 is when Cincinnati’s King Records makes its first

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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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