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The Doors- Strange Days- the late Ray Manzarek

“Strange Days”, The Doors’ second album in only nine months,  was uncanny in capturing seismic changes already underway in America which would signal the end to the all-too-brief “Summer of Love” in 1967. The Doors’ late co-founder Ray Manzarek In the Studio for “Strange Days”.

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The Doors- Ray Manzarek

In January 1967 when John Densmore’s snare drum cracked like a rifle shot before Ray Manzarek’s nimble fingers made their intricate run of baroque-sounding notes on that reedy Farfisa organ, all on the introduction to jazz/flamenco guitarist Robbie Krieger’s composition “Light My Fire”, it clearly and boldly announced a unique approach to rock and roll that really has no peer. And all of that before Jim Morrison stepped up to the microphone to introduce one of the greatest voices and hedonistic personalities in rock history. Not unlike Creedence Clearwater Revival from the same period, no other American bands put out more albums in less time which were more influential in the last 50+ years. And like CCR, no one ever sounded like The Doors ever since. Here is Doors co-founder the late Ray Manzarek with me In the Studio to mark The Doors anniversary. -Redbeard

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Doors- L.A. Woman- the late Ray Manzarek

“L.A. Woman” by The Doors is one of the greatest albums ever made by an American band, one of the first great albums to usher in the Seventies decade, the last album ever by the incomparable Jim Morrison, and a personal “desert island disc” for me that never ages; with the late Ray Manzarek In the Studio.

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Chris Whitley- Poison Girl- Dallas 7-91

…the dearly departed Chris Whitley in July 1991 outdoors in Dallas Texas under a tent on the lawn with no stage, no monitors, tiny PA,  accompanied only by several ancient Depression-era guitars and dobro with warped necks going in and out of tune, sharing “Poison Girl” from his debut album Living With the Law.

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Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

“Can’t Buy a Thrill”  in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow, but my guests Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker explain why that’s the case In the Studio.