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Woodstock part 4

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 14 - 2009

Paul Kantner from Jefferson Airplane looks back on his Woodstock experiences “you tell your grandchildren about,” and what Patti Smith calls “the community of rock & roll.” This episode also features the Airplane’s live Woodstock performances of classics like “White Rabbit” and more.

Producer: Joyride Media


In stores now – Woodstock Experience two-disc sets by Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone and Johnny Winter feature their classic 1969 albums plus the first-ever commercial release of their full Woodstock live sets! Each release includes previously unreleased live tracks and collectible packaging. A super-deluxe 10-CD box set is also available.

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Woodstock part 3

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 9 - 2009

Woodstock opening act Richie Havens remembers what he calls “the first American people’s festival,” and his favorite onsite interview scene from the Woodstock movie. A clip of Havens’ anthem “Freedom” is also featured.

Producer: Joyride Media


In stores now – Woodstock Experience two-disc sets by Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone and Johnny Winter feature their classic 1969 albums plus the first-ever commercial release of their full Woodstock live sets! Each release includes previously unreleased live tracks and collectible packaging. A super-deluxe 10-CD box set is also available.

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Woodstock part 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 8 - 2009

Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman look back on their crash course in festival organization when the crowds were much larger than they expected. You’ll also hear clips of Arlo Guthrie and The Who live at Woodstock in 1969.

Producer: Joyride Media


In stores now – Woodstock Experience two-disc sets by Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone and Johnny Winter feature their classic 1969 albums plus the first-ever commercial release of their full Woodstock live sets! Each release includes previously unreleased live tracks and collectible packaging. A super-deluxe 10-CD box set is also available.

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Jayhawks part 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 6 - 2009

Part 2 of The Jayhawks podcast begins with the legend of how they were signed to Rick Rubin’s (Def) American Records. Gary Louris and Mark Olson look back on the “Hollywood Town Hall” sessions, the initial reaction when it was released in 1992, and how it felt to be alt-country in the time of grunge (aka “the real music.”) Joe Henry also adds his memories of when the Jayhawks toured as his backup band.

Producer: Joyride Media

Recommended: Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology in stores now

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Jayhawks Part 1

Posted by Andy Cahn On June - 29 - 2009

Welcome to the first episode of the Jayhawks podcast.  Throughout this four-part series, band members Gary Louris and Mark Olson discuss their history as one of America’s most influential roots-rock bands of the last 20 years.  Musicians Jeff Tweedy and Joe Henry and Rick Rubin also comment.

Featured music clips include a mix of their best-known tracks and rarities from Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology, the new two-disc set in stores from American/Legacy on July 7.

Look for new pieces to launch on Mondays, July 6, 13 and 20.

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Sam Cooke 4

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 25 - 2009

Sam Cooke’s popularity didn’t stop him from trying to improve himself and his music, from an intellectual standpoint.   Having started with traditional hymns and adding new lyrics, he had attained success and kept challenging himself intellectually, reading everything from Aristotle to James Baldwin.  In this podcast, author Peter Guralnick, Sam’s brother LC Cooke and musicians Bobby Womack and Hal Blaine describe the man’s motivations as he created Night Beat, the blues recording literally recorded in the middle of the night.  Recording engineer Al Schmitt, who worked on some of Cooke’s best known music: “He was really hands on in the studio… just amazing.”

Songs included: “What A Wonderful World” “For Sentimental Reasons” “Trouble Blues” “Fool’s Paradise” and “Bring it on Home to Me”

Producer:  Joyride Media

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Ashford and Simpson 4

Posted by Legacy Recordings On February - 22 - 2009

“I look cool but on the inside I’m a nervous wreck” – Nick Ashford.  As they began their career as performers, Nick and Valerie found some challenges in appearing on stage, as Nick details in this podcast.  “In the early years, I was just uncomfortable.  They would put towels around me I’d sweat so much before I’d even go on.”  But they also found they enjoyed meeting most anyone could help with songwriting, as Nick explains “I get inspiration from the people I meet.  Seems like everybody’s got a story.  What people are feeling, that’s what we want to write about.”  Their longevity and success may be built on this simple idea, and may be why President Barack Obama has a special version of one of their songs.  As Nick says, “You can do it, if you have the energy and the will to do it.”

Songs included: “Found A Cure” “I’m Every Woman” “Solid (as Barack)”

Producer: Joyride Media

Recommended: Ashford & Simpson: The Real Thing

Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 4

Posted by Andy Cahn On January - 13 - 2009

It was 41 years ago today.  Enjoy the final installment, and look for a new series on Cash’s San Quentin concert to start in late February.

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Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 3

Posted by Andy Cahn On December - 15 - 2008

Inmate Miller Deadman tells how much the men appreciated that “he had something to give and came here to give it to us.  ‘Hey Johnny, thanks for coming’ — this is the feeling.”  After many songs describing the prisoner’s life in a serious tone, Johnny’s wife June Carter joined him onstage, lightening the mood.  Cash also performed “Greystone Chapel,” a song written by Folsom inmate Glen Sherley, for the men, further cementing his connection to them.

Songs included: Long Black Veil, I Got A Woman, Jackson, Greystone Chapel

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Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On December - 8 - 2008

Journalist Gene Beley, who accompanied the Cashes to Folsom, describes starting the day with June Carter Cash exclaiming “this is a huckleberry picking morning,” the passage through the gates and seeing their first inmates, struck by their youth.  C.O. Jim Brown says Cash “worked the crowd,” including singing songs about prison life, and taking a drink from a prisoner’s tin cup during the show.  Merle Haggard, who was an inmate in California, said Cash identified with the men’s plight.  “He understood somehow and the convicts knew it.”

Songs included: Blue Suede Shoes, I Still Miss Someone, Cocaine Blues, Stripes Around My Shoulders, Big Mouthed Woman

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