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The Late Joe Cocker Paid Tribute to Ray Charles

To continue celebrating American Black History Month here In The Studio, I’m reminded of the definition of rock and roll as told to me by Mr. “Blue Suede Shoes” himself , the late Carl Perkins , ” The Blues and Country and Western had a baby , and they called it Rock’n’Roll .” Seeing as we were in Nashville at the time , Perkins could easily have laid it all at the toe-tapping feet of Hank Williams , a rebel Nashville outsider without whom rock simply would not exist …(more)

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Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishmen-the late Joe Cocker,Leon Russell

Here is the first-person accounts of a remarkable multi-media event, the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen  US tour, concert film, and soundtrack double album. The backstory is classic lemons-to-lemonade: hot off of his Woodstock Festival and film US debut, Joe Cocker’s English manager had booked a US tour before Joe’s Grease Band split. When […]

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Woodstock 50th pt2- David Crosby, Graham Nash, Robbie Robertson 8-12

In July 1969 Americans blasted off and landed on the Moon, and about three weeks later they colonized Max Yasgur‘s hog farm outside Bethel NY. Over half a million attended both events. They were both were very loud and lasted several days, but one had a lot of mud. Only one involved sex and drugs […]

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Jeff Healey 1966- 2008

…(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey March 2, 2008 has included the qualifier “blind guitarist” , as if Healey’s mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff’s wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell…(more)

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Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as “Death Week”  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here’s my nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the most deserving American […]