Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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"1900 Yesterday"
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“1900 Yesterday”: Bye White Whale

Liz Damon and the Orient Express Band were once the house band at the Hilton Hawaiian Village whose debut album, At the Garden Bar, Hilton Hawaiian Village, was originally issued on local label, Makaha, in 1970.  Enter White Whale, the indie label that likely released surf music’s final first-wave recording

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"Alone Alone"
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Nino & April’s Pop Steel Drums

In 1966 brother and sister duo, Nino Tempo and April Stevens, left Atco for White Whale, a label then enjoying commercial success with The Turtles.  White Whale demonstrated their eagerness to do business with Nino and April by allowing them complete artistic freedom in the recording studio. “All Strung Out”

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"God, Love & Rock 'n' Roll"
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‘Do It Now’: Ronco’s Licensing Feat of Strength

From what I can tell, this might be Ronco’s first hits compilation – Do It Now – from 1970: When is the last time you’ve seen Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles on the same album?  Not to mention The Buffalo Springfield.  And The Byrds. Interesting to note that the Buffalo

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