Memphis Thing-Rob Jungklas

For Elvis Week : Rob Jungklas, one of America's finest unheralded singer / songwriters, with a cast of thousands from the album Closer to the Flame . "...bowing down in the Church of Stax..." Remastered by Redbeard.     [jwplayer…

Boston- Hyperspace Pedal Blues- Tom Scholz

Irrefutable proof of why Tom Scholz of the band Boston had to move from his apartment house in Watertown , MA .Turn it up as loud as your gear can go . -Redbeard

J.J.Cale No Longer Livin' on Tulsa Time

"He was our guy," Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington told me about songwriter J.J.Cale in my December 2000 interview," kinda our 'go to' guy for songs back then." For over four decades Cale, the Tulsa-based songwriter who passed away overnight…

Mick Jagger Doing 70 in a 50 Zone

"You live long enough and you all will get there. If you're lucky, " chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when…

Live- Selling the Drama- New York City 3/97

When the string of passionate, dynamic songs on the 1994 Throwing Copper   album by Pennsylvania band Live opened up like the petals on a rose bud, I was really impressed. Not since the R.E.M. days a decade earlier of Murmur   and Reckoning …

Bad Company-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke-pt 2

Last episode we learned that Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, as well as sharing management…

Ringo Starr Gives You a Tour of His New Grammy Museum Collection

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles just opened a new installation featuring Ringo Starr, and the lovable little guy with the big beat gives you a personal tour, thanks to Rock Cellar online magazine.

Collective Soul- Shine- Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 4-05

The scope of this undertaking by Georgia-based Collective Soul with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra truly has to be seen in the full dvd Home ,  but you'll certainly get the idea here with their performance of "Shine" from April 2005.…

Toy Matinee- Last Plane Out- Dallas 1990

This one haunts me. Believe me, I am far from being alone in the admiration and appreciation of the obvious musical talent of singer/songwriter Kevin Gilbert, first demonstrated in Summer 1990 with the collaboration with pop producer Patrick…

The Posies- Dream All Day- 1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…