Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

Black Crowes- Hard to Handle- Houston 2-6-93

From all indications, Black Crowes lead singer/ co-songwriter Chris Robinson was hard to handle from birth, and with him and guitar playing younger brother Rich Robinson sharing Georgia roots with the late soul singer non-pareil Otis Redding,…

Aerosmith- Cryin'- Brussels Belgium Halloween 1993

In their long illustrious career as America's premiere hard rock band, no Aerosmith album ever sold more than Spring 1993's Get a Grip,  and the band toured in support of it the world over. Case in point, listen to Steven Tyler, Joe Perry &…

James Taylor- Something in the Way She Moves- Dallas 8-93

August 1993-Truly one of the greatest honors I have ever received was to have James Taylor sing a song to me . Like millions of others , I came of age at the time that James debuted on U.S.radio with the stunning "Fire and Rain" in 1970, but this gem from the earliest JT canon actually pre-dates his breakthrough by about 18 months .

Steve Winwood - Why Can't We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single "Why Can't We Live Together?", and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic…

Todd Rundgren's Utopia-"The Very Last Time" Boston 11-79

“The Very Last Time” that Todd Rundgren performed live with his ace band Utopia reportedly was over thirty years ago, so you can imagine that it is a pretty big deal for us hardcore Todd-followers that a box set and a reunion tour are both…

James Brown Live at Volunteer Jam 9- Nashville Jan 1983

We continue our celebration of American Black History month with this unreleased historical musical moment .The Civil Rights Act of 1964 may have been signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964 , but that simply changed the law in America . Hearts and minds would be another thing entirely , a fact recognized by the Funkadelic 1970 album title "Free Your Mind (and Your Ass Will Follow)" . On January 23 , 1983 I witnessed the true integration of one of the last holdouts from diversity, the Nashville music community , when as part of his annual Volunteer Jam series , host/organizer Charlie Daniels presented the legendary James Brown to headline Volunteer Jam 9 ...(more)

Living Colour- Cult of Personality-1990 NYC

For American Black History Month...Living Colour live"Cult of Personality" Electric Lady Studio NYC 1990

Robert Cray- Smoking Gun- Dallas 1987

Another stellar live performance, no overdubs,  by the Robert Cray Band at Dallas club Redux in July 1987, "Smoking Gun" and the album Strong Persuader   resulted in Cray being heralded by no less than legendary Dallas native Steve Miller…

Elton John- Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me 9-6-93

Elton John created quite a buzz  announcing his retirement from  live performance by simultaneously cushioning the considerable blow with news of a massive final tour. Tickets are already on sale for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour which…

U2- New Year's Day- 1987

The 35th anniversary of U2's breakthrough album War   is looming next month, so to celebrate Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen jr returning In the Studio to recall the times, here is a live version of "New Year's Day" from the…

Black Crowes- Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Dedicated to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Def Leppard "Rock of Ages" Live Medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.

Bryan Adams- I Fought the Law- Belgium 1988

Bryan Adams has always been a terrific live performer. Case in point: when I visited Bryan  at his Vancouver home way back in September 1988, the band had just completed a very successful European tour, including a  set at Werchter Belgium…

John Mellencamp- Jack and Diane 12-91 garage

Just a few days prior to Christmas 1991 , John Mellencamp was rehearsing his band in his garage, literally, in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana, in preparation for their upcoming 1992 tour . I was invited to interview him and record the band in rehearsal , thus this performance of "Jack and Diane" is absolutely live , no overdubs . In memory of accordion/keyboard player John Cascella .-Redbeard