Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After pt2

Tribute to Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, part 2 of 3.     [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-masters.s3.amazonaws.com/TEN YEARS AFTER/ten-years-after-pt2.mp3" image="/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/audio-thumb.jpg"…
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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After dead at 68-pt3

Conclusion to my interview with Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, who passed away suddenly March 6. Our sincere condolences to his family, fellow musicians, friends, and fans worldwide.- Redbeard     [jwplayer config="Audio Player"…

Fixx-Reach the Beach 30th anniversary

By definition, contemporary music is conceived and expressed, and thereby influenced, by the condition of the world in which it finds itself. It is safe to say that the transition from the end of the 1970s decade into the  dawn of the Eighties…

Edgar Winter- Best- with the late Ronnie Montrose

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll","Still Alive and Well" with big brother Johnny…

Talking Heads 35th Anniversary pt 2

Focus in part 2 is on the mid-1980s breakthrough of the Talking Heads with 1983 hit album Speaking in Tongues, Little Creatures, True Stories, and the hit concert movie by Jonathan Demme Stop Making Sense , with guests David Byrne and Jerry…

Triumph- Best Of pt 2-Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

"Holding onto your dreams" paid off for Triumph's Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine in 1981 with their biggest seller Allied Forces,  with perennial favorites "Magic Power" and the true story of life and death grace under pressure,"Fight…

Triumph- Best Of pt 3-Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Part 3 of 3 with Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine. Includes  Triumph  favorites Never Surrender   and "Tears in the Rain". - Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-masters.s3.amazonaws.com/triumph-best-segment3.mp3"…

Chicago VII- Robert Lamm

Released March 1974, another full tank double album which hit #1 sales ( third top seller in a row ) for Chicago, containg hit songs "I've Been Searching So Long", "Call on Me", and "Wishing You Were Here", sung by Terry Kath and a performance…

Remembering Andy Griffith with Billy Bob Thornton

With the passing of the American actor icon Andy Griffith, here is a sweet anecdote about Griffith from my interview with Academy Award-winning actor/screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton, who appeared on an episode of Matlock   early in Thornton's…

Julian Lennon interview,live song Dallas 11-91

Legacy, leg up, or curse? We could ask a wide variety of offspring born to high-profile people, from actor Michael Douglas to entertainer Liza Minnelli to Hank Williams jr and even U.S. President George W. Bush. Yet none has a story more compelling…

Doyle Bramhall- Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter

...(cont) In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here's my October 2007 exclusive interview with Big Doyle Bramhall . Meanwhile , our prayers are with his wife/manager Barbara Logan,twin brother Dale , older brother Ronnie, his daughter Georgia Bramhall of Austin, and Doyle II , as well as his countless friends and fans . -Redbeard

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 1978

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

Jeff Healey 1966-2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey 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)