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Roy Orbison 3

Posted by Andy Cahn On October - 26 - 2008

Dave Marsh’s continues to narrate Roy Orbison’s professional and personal life from the mid 60’s to the 80’s.  Following the success of Pretty Woman was a chain of tragic events of Orbison’s personal life.  He continued to made music through the 60s and 70s, but a major comeback began in the mid-1980s when David Lynch used “In Dreams” for his film, Wild at Heart.  Roy discusses how that happened, and we also hear how that was followed by the Traveling Wilburys and posthumus album Mystery Girl.

Recommended: Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

Producer: Joyride Media

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Roy Orbison 2

Posted by Andy Cahn On October - 20 - 2008

Dave Marsh recounts Roy Orbison’s journey and success as a songwriter and vocalist.  Big hits such as “Only the Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Sweet Dreams” have shaped Orbison’s popular and influential songwriting and singing style. 

Roy Orbison worked with his longtime producer, Fred Foster, with these renowned hits.  Fred Foster particularly comments on the storyline of  “Only the Lonely” and why  “Sweet Dreams” was written and produced. 

Bruce Springsteen comments on Orbison’s natural ability to write lyrical and soul touching ballads.  Springsteen declares that “Crying” is a sophisticated work that “holds an adult’s emotion, but still has an operatic quality of young people’s emotions.”

Recommended: Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

Producer: Joyride Media

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Roy Orbison – Soul of Rock & Roll 1

Posted by Andy Cahn On October - 15 - 2008

The three-part “Roy Orbison – Soul of Rock & Roll” podcast series begins with clips of Roy’s first recording sessions in 1955.   Roy Orbison’s own recollections of the early days are featured from interviews recorded throughout his life.    Other comments come from early producers Chet Atkins and Fred Foster.

Recommended: Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 8

Posted by Andy Cahn On August - 15 - 2008

A dependable mode of transportation with a memorable nickname is one of the most essential items in True Outlaw life.  Willie’s gang has the “The Time Tube” – their trusted tour bus they bought from country star Porter Wagoner (a man whose name destined him to be the source of a legendary vehicle).

Paul English and Ray Wylie Hubbard try to explain the inexplicable science of travel aboard The Tube.  Those who step inside are always surprised how they got to where they got off.

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

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 7

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 15 - 2008

Episode 7 of True Outlaw Stories begins with guitarist Jody Payne and one of his favorite tale of airport hijinks. Paul English then chimes in with some more of their more legendary pranks.

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

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 6

Posted by Andy Cahn On July - 10 - 2008

Yes – Willie Nelson is a country singer, but his fans come from all walks of life. Even among musicians. Willie and Mickey Raphael remember stories about famous fans as diverse as Miles Davis, Jon Bon Jovi, Rick James and Ray Charles.

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

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 5

Posted by Andy Cahn 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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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories 4

Posted by Podmaster On April - 30 - 2008

WISH WILLIE A HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY! (part 2) **

Today’s True Outlaw Stories come from Willie’s longtime drummer Paul English.

For many years, he was the guy who collected money from the shady club managers after shows. As you might expect, it’s not the easist job in the world, but Paul always knew creative ways to get what was due them. Expect to hear about forklifts, phone booths and briefcases full of cash.

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

** Legend has it Willie’s actual physical birthday is 4/29/33, even though his birth certificate and drivers license says 4/30/33. That gives us two days to celebrate one of our country’s great music legends.

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Willie Nelson’s True Outlaw Stories – Part 3

Posted by Andy Cahn On April - 29 - 2008

WISH WILLIE A HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY! **

We now bring you more of Willie Nelson’s regular cast of characters, led by tour manager Poodie Locke.

Harmonica player Mickey Raphael is spot on when he says, “Poodie was our first roadie…now he’s bigger than life… everybody know Poodie more than any of us. ”

Mickey also talks about lighting director Bud Rock, who lucked out of being aboard “the plane” while touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and legendary character Ben Dorsey, who once worked as John Wayne’s valet.

Rhapsody playlist:
Bubbles in My Beer, Seven Spanish Angels, When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly Song, Still is Still Moving to Me

Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride

Producer: Joyride Media

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Willie Nelson’s road manager, Poodie Locke – Austin, TX, March 2008.

Photo: John Rosenfelder.

** Legend has it Willie’s actual physical birthday is 4/29/33, even though his birth certificate and drivers license says 4/30/33. That gives us two days to celebrate one of our country’s great music legends.

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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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