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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...
Show #206 - Bob Gaudio (Jersey Boys) (7/9/14)
The Jersey Boys was first a successful Broadway musical and now a Clint-Eastwood-directed motion picture, based on the life and music of the Four Seasons. Almost all of the band’s hits were co-written by Seasons’ member Bob Gaudio, who had a big hand in bringing this story to the stage...
Show #205 - Sonny Flaharty (6/16/14)
In the Mid 1960’s there was no bigger band in the Dayton area than Sonny Flaharty and the Mark V. Whether playing to rabid crowds at the Diamond Club or packing the house at Wamplers Ballerarina, the band was the top in town.  They were best known for their song...
Show #204 - Drivin n' Cryin (Kevn Kinney) (5/7/14)
Drivin' n Cryin' have released some fantastic albums over the years, including 1991's Fly Me Courageous.  But, in 2012, the band abandoned the format in favor of recording shorter EP's (most only 4 or 5 songs each).  Songs For the Turntable is the fourth and latest installment of this series....
Show #203 - Annika Chambers (3/7/14)
Singer Annika Chambers has taken an interesting road to the blues.  She served eight years in the US Army, rising to the rank of Sergeant and having two deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.  While on base, she entered a talent contest, singing lead on a song.  After she finished, she...
Show #202 - Lone Justice (Marvin Etzioni) (2/21/14)
Lone Justice were mid-Eighties pioneers. Blending elements of country, punk & rock, the band, led by fiery vocalist Maria McKee, gained a reputation for their incendiary live shows. Although praised by critics, the band never received commercial success, and broke up in 1989.  Yet, over the following years, the group...

In Tony's Blog

Legacy Recordings - Record Store Day Preview

The day after Thanksgiving has recently been filled with bargain shoppers, wiling to brave long lines, early-morning hours, and large crowds to grab that unbelievable steal for the holidays.  But, this November 29 is also known as Back to Black Friday, a day for music fans to return to their favorite independent record store to get their hands on limited-edition vinyl, made available especially for this Record Store Day-sponsored event.

Legacy Recordings has got an impressive list of vinyl exclusives that includes titles from Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Paul Simon, Sly & the Family Stone, Roy Orbison and the Clash.  The company was kind enough to send us several titles in anticipation of Back to Black Friday.

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This Day in History

Saturday, 28 July 1973
A really BIG show

watkins glen festival posterThe Summer Jam at Watkins Glen concert takes place in New York, featuring performances by the Grateful Dead, the Band, and the Allman Brothers Band.  By some accounts, it is the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States, with some 600,000 fans in attendance.

Although long out of print, Itunes still has The Band At Watkins Glen for download here

The event was organized in part by Sam Cutler.  Listen to his interview with Icon Fetch 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

 

View this box set on amazon.com

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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