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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 5

Posted by Podmaster On July - 8 - 2008

When Willie Nelson hits the road, he hits it long and hard. Drummer Paul English recalls stretches when they worked 29 out of 30 days! He also tells how Willie motivates everyone to keep on going, though sometime at the expense of their health.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride and Stardust (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Dennis Wilson Podcast Episode 3

Posted by Podmaster On June - 14 - 2008

The two-disc DENNIS WILSON – PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE (Legacy Edition) is now in stores featuring all the music you’ve heard in the first two podcast episodes, and now the third piece available below.

This acclaimed cult-classic album is now the acclaimed deluxe reissue. Check out the reviews online from the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone and Variety.

UPDATE 6/19: New article in UK’s The Sun features exclusive Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)  interview about  the “Holy Man” track on the reissue featuring Hawkins’ new lyrics and vocals.

To really make this a special release, the label put a lot of thought into the packaging. Check it our here (click for a larger image):

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Recommended: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

“Holy Man (Taylor Hawkins Version)” at Rhapsody 

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The Dennis Wilson Podcast Episode 2

Posted by Podmaster On May - 30 - 2008

Dennis Wilson, himself, begins our second episode by detailing his unique songwriting process behind the songs for Pacific Ocean Blue.   His keyboard playing was not as technically skilled as a session pro would be, but Dennis had an uncanny ability to use a piano or synth to recreate the sounds or emotions he felt while playing.  As Dennis says, it’s the  “experience of experiencing an artistic moment.”

Carole Bloom, Jim Guercio and Gregg Jakobson follow up their comments from the first piece with memories of how Dennis’ confidence to write and perform his own music developed over time.  It’s easy to hear how much Dennis was influenced by his brother, Brian, to use a studio to creatively weave and layer these sounds around each other for his record.

Recommended: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Dennis Wilson Podcast Episode 1

Posted by Podmaster On May - 23 - 2008

DENNIS WILSON – PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE PODCAST SERIES

We are now happy to launch this three-part podcast series celebrating the 2-CD Legacy Edition of DENNIS WILSON – PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE in stores from Caribou/Epic/Legacy on June 17. This 1977 album was the first solo release by any of the Wilson brothers and is widely regarded as one of the great lost gems of the late 1970s. The life and music of Dennis Wilson is a a rarely-told, though absolutely essential chapter in the history of the Beach Boys and the Wilson family.

Wilson’s close friends, family and collaborators – including Brian Wilson – discuss how his musical passions both reflected and contradicted his hard, fast lifestyle. We also hear from Dennis, himself, in excerpts of a 1977 radio interview.

The show is hosted by another great drummer named Dennis…Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, who has also authored liner notes for many of the recent Beach Boys CD reissues.

 

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More details about this release are online here and here.

Recommended: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Clash – Revolution Rock Podcast Episode 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 29 - 2008

This segment covers The Clash’s Combat Rock , and their first US pop hit, “Rock The Casbah.” The band hits some bumpy road with the members just being “burned out” as Joe Strummer explains. Their final album comes about not without hardship, with the release of Topper Headon and then Mick Jones shortly after.

Recommended: Clash Live: Revolution Rock

Producer: Joyride Media

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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 29 - 2008

The new 2-CD Tapestry “Legacy Edition”  includes a bonus disc of the album’s 12 tracks performed live by King as just solo vocal and piano arrangements. Our third episode starts with clips of “It’s Too Late” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” from this release. Between the music, King comments on her career performing this repertoire. She also discusses how her songs and on-stage confidence developed from her early Troubadour gigs to headlining major venues after Tapestry became a big hit. Journalist David Wild also comments on the successful intimacy of her recent “Living Room” tours.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories – Part 2

Posted by Podmaster On April - 28 - 2008

Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories continue by introducing you to Willie’s longtime drummer, Paul English, as immortalized in Willie’s classic song, “Me and Paul.” When Paul joined the band in 1966, he also became the guy who handled the money after the shows.

Willie’s road manager, Poodie Locke and harmonica player Mickey Raphael discuss Paul’s role as the boss/judge on tour, and the guns he carried to help him deal with the shady club owners.

Paul is also very grateful of the opportunities Willie gave him. When asked what he would be doing if not on tour with Willie, Paul says his answer is always, “Time…I’d be doing time. I would have killed something somewhere.”

Featured songs on Rhapsody:
“The Harder they Come,” “Me and Paul,” “Nite Life,” “If You’ve Got the Money I Got the Time.”

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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Producer Paul Chuffo (holding microphone) interviews Paul English (right) in Austin, TX, March 2008. English’s brother, Bill is on the couch to the left.

Photo: John Rosenfelder.

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The Clash – Revolution Rock Podcast Episode 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 22 - 2008

In this segment, members of The Clash discuss how London Calling was recorded. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave / The Nightwatchman) explains what he took from The Clash, and how they were an inspiration to him as far as combining political ideals with music. Also explored is the making and release of The Clash’s triple album, Sandinista!

Recommended: Clash Live: Revolution Rock

Producer: Joyride Media

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Carole King – Tapestry Podcast Part 2

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 22 - 2008

Graham Nash lived near Carole King in LA’s Laurel Canyon area, a fertile ground for many artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In our second episode of the Tapestry series, Nash describes some of the common inspirations of that scene and how King applied those ideas to her own music. It was there that King met Danny Kortchmar and the other musicians in their band, The City, who would eventually back Carole King and James Taylor during the sessions for both Tapestry and Taylor’s Sweet Baby James.

As King was developing her new songs for “Tapestry,” album producer Lou Adler and journalist David Wild contrast aspects of the recording that were either collaborative or from Carole King’s own soul. Music includes clips of “It’s Too Late” (#1 for five weeks), “Home Again” and the album’s title track.

Recommended: Tapestry (Legacy Edition)

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Willie Nelson Podcast Episode 3

Posted by Legacy Recordings On April - 22 - 2008

In the early/mid 1970s, Willie Nelson knew he was “on to something” in Austin, TX, but still had to deal with the Nashville music biz when making records. If RCA, his label at the time, wanted to add strings to make Willie’s records sound more commercial, there was nothing he could to stop them. His only recourse was to let his contract expire and move on to another label that would give him full artistic control.

After a brief, two-album stint at Atlantic Records, Willie Nelson finally got what he wanted when he moved to CBS Records with his 1975 album, Red Headed Stranger. It wasn’t what they thought would be commercial, but it ended up being Willie’s first #1 album. The more Willie did things his own way, the more records he sold, and struck gold again a few years later with jazz standards on the LP Stardust.

[Editors Note: The irony is not lost on the Legacy Podcasters here at Sony BMG Music, the current home of both the RCA and CBS labels. We’re sure Willie notices, too.]

Recomended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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