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George Harrison Best pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor.

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George Harrison- Best of Dark Horse pt 1

So take George Harrison’s knowing advice, “Live in the light” of his own actual words here In the Studio with my interviews, in part one covering his 1970s Dark Horse years with the songs “What Is Life” and “My Sweet Lord”, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”, “Blow Away”, “All Those Years Ago” with Harrison’s tribute to John Lennon, and with Eric Clapton “Live in  Japan” in the Nineties. Part one of two.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step

1989 album “In Step” by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. “In Step” was the Texas trio’s fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan’s collapse and near death from substance abuse.” In Step”  won a Grammy Award, one of six Vaughan amassed, while racking up the best sales of Vaughan’s lauded career because of “The House is Rockin'”,”Crossfire”, “Tightrope”,”Let Me Love You Baby”, and the stunner “Riviera Paradise”. Yet the significance of In Step   as a musical statement of intent cannot be told by mere sales or awards. It can only be assessed by the friends who knew Stevie Vaughan best (Eric Clapton), the musicians who inspired him first (Buddy Guy, the late Doyle Bramhall), the players who supported him before and after recovery(Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon), the musicians who in turn Vaughan inspired (Joe Bonamassa ), and the biographer who tried to capture his lightning in a bottle (author Joe Nick Patoski). They are all In Step here In the Studio.

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Doyle Bramhall- Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter

“Big Doyle” Bramhall(so-called because his son Doyle II is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist with the Arcangels and Eric Clapton) came to international acclaim when his songs “Change It”,”The House Is Rockin’ “,”Tightrope”,”Wall of Denial”, and “Life By the Drop” were recorded by fellow Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as “Telephone Song” and “Long Way from Home” on Stevie ‘s last album “Family Style” with his brother Jimmie Vaughan. In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here’s my October 2007 exclusive interview with the late Big Doyle Bramhall.

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Allman Brothers Band- Eat a Peach- the late Gregg Allman, the late Dickey Betts

It was Duane Allman who formed and led the Allman Brothers Band, and behind them an entire new Southern Rock movement. But at the end of October 1971 midway through the recording of what would become” Eat a Peach”, Duane died riding his beloved motorcycle. Gregg Allman (who died May 2017) and ex-guitarist Dickey Betts (d.4/18/24) reveal how the music sustained the brotherhood.

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Genesis- Mama- Knebworth 6-30-90

Here is  Genesis 30 June 1990 performing “Mama” to over 100,000 on one humid, rainy day at that year’s annual Knebworth Festival outside London.

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The Band- Music from Big Pink- Robbie Robertson

Widely viewed along with Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Gram Parsons as  fathers of  the Americana musical movement, The Band also may have  been one of rock’s first alternative groups. In part one of this classic rock interview, main songwriter Robbie Robertson (“The Weight”,”The Night They Drove Ol’Dixie Down”,”Up on Cripple Creek”,”The Shape I’m In”) helps me make that case.