Thursday September 18

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Show #212 - Seth Walker (9/8/14)
Singer / songwriter Seth Walker has perfected his own unique blend of blues, soul & folk over his last few records.  His eighth album, Sky Still Blue, continues in that vein, proving that people can actually still put together an entire record of good tunes.  He talks about moving to...
Show  #211 - Ken Caillat (Making Rumours) ((8/28/14)
He played a major role in shaping one of the biggest selling albums of all-time, Rumours.  Ken Caillat co-produced the classic Fleetwood Mac album with Richard Dashut.  We know the stories of how the band members were breaking up, but what about creating the songs?  Caillat gathers his recollections of...
Show #210 - Tommy James of the Shondells (8/18/14)
Tommy James of the Shondells was our very first interview on Icon Fetch.  Now, 209 shows later, he returns with an extensive talk about the stories behind some of his biggest hits: The unbelievable tale of his rise to fame with "Hanky Panky," the party classic "Mony Mony," the...
Show #209 - Gary Lewis of the Playboys (8/6/14)
In the mid Sixties, the charts were dominated by bands from the British Invasion - the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, the Rolling Stones.  Yet, a few artists from America were still able to break through - the Beach Boys & Motown artists for example.  Then, there was Gary Lewis & the...
Show #208 - Mitch Ryder (8/1/14)
In the mid Sixties, Mitch Ryder was rarity - a white guy who successfully captured the essence of R&B but who could rock as well.  He was also one of the few American artists who gave those four lads from over the big pond a run for their money on...
Show #207 - John Mayall (7/25/14)
He’s been called the Godfather of British blues - John Mayall - and he’s been at it more than 50 years.  His Bluesbreakers band acted as a launching pad for some of the greatest musicians of all time -  Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor all spent time honing...

In Tony's Blog

Happy Together Tour (Concert Review)

Happy Together Tour - Fraze Pavilion - Kettering, OH  - 8/6/14

While every other summer package tour has faded away, the original Happy Together Tour continues to thrive.  In fact, the 2014 edition is the biggest yet, with the tour hitting over 50 cities across the country.  The show made a stop at Fraze Pavilion on August 6th, with the near-capacity crowd treated to a hits-filled evening of Sixties and early Seventies’ nostalgia.

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This Day in History

Friday, 18 September 1970
The Wind Cries Jimi

jimi hendrix with headbandJimi Hendrix is pronounced dead at a London hospital at the age of 27.  He released just four LPs at the time of his passing, but had a bevvy of unfinished tracks, which his manager, Alan Douglas had "completed" by studio musicians with dubious results.  To hear the REAL Jimi Hendrix on Itunes, click here.


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Random LP of the Day

Michael Bloomfield - From His Head to His Hands to His Heart from Sony LegacyMichael Bloomfield - From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia / Legacy) review

Colossally important, criminally under-appreciated - Michael Bloomfield gets his due

 

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Guitarist Mike Bloomfield may not be a household name, but every rock fan owes him a huge debt.  A new 3-CD/1-DVD “audio / visual scrapbook” From His Head to His Heart to His Hands sheds light on his incredible genius.


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