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Roy Orbison Black and White Night Part 2

Posted by Podmaster On December - 1 - 2008

Barbara Orbison relives the night at the Coconut Grove and the spontaneity of the incredible performances. Hear Roy Orbison and Bruce Springsteen rehearse their performance of “Dream Baby” and singers Bonnie Raitt, kd lang and Jennifer Warnes describe the experience of singing with one of the all-time great vocalists. Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone explains what was so unique about Black and White Night “It had the comfortable feeling of friends performing songs they knew for fun.” Songs include: Blue Bayou, Only the Lonely and Dream Baby

Recommended: Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

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Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 1

Posted by Podmaster On November - 26 - 2008

Host Rodney Crowell sets the stage for the historic Johnny Cash concerts performed at Folsom Prison, June 13, 1968.  Folsom inmate Miller Deadman and Corrections Officer Jim Brown, who were in the cafeteria that day tell the history of the institution, daily life of the prisoners and what it meant to them when The Man in Black came calling.

Songs included: John Henry, Folsom Prison Blues, Busted, Dark as a Dungeon

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Recommended: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison DVD/CD Box Set

Producer: Joyride Media

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Roy Orbison Black and White Night Part 1

Posted by Podmaster On November - 24 - 2008

Dave Marsh hosts this inside look at Roy Orbison’s Black and White Night event and what lead to Roy’s comeback in the mid – 80s.  Roy’s widow Barbara, who envisioned the film with T Bone Burnett, Tom Waits, Anthony DeCurtis and Bruce Springsteen: “He seemed to have great respect for the music and his audience.  It was never false — that’s masterful.”

Songs include: Move on Down the Line; Uptown and Crying.

Recommended: Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock & Roll

Producer: Joyride Media

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Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior 2

Posted by Podmaster On November - 20 - 2008

In this second episode, guitarists Derek Trucks and John McLaughlin continue the discussion about how Santana’s music relates to his deep, inner spirituality.  Carlos Santana also adds some rare insights on this matter.  Featured songs include “Spirit,” “Live is Worth Living,” “Samba Pa Ti” and more.

Recommended: Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior

Producer: Joyride Media

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Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior 1

Posted by Podmaster On November - 11 - 2008

Welcome to part 1 of the Santana Multi-Dimensional Warrior podcast series!

Carlos Santana is one of the all-time great rock guitar heroes, and the driving force behind 40 years of classic anthems.  He’s also recorded dozens upon dozens of albums that feature a wide range of music beyond his classic hits like “Black Magic Woman” and “Smooth.”

Throughout this podcast series, Carlos takes you deep into his catalog to play bits of tracks he personally selected for the new 2-CD compilation, Multi-Dimensional Warrior.   He explains what this title means,  how it connects him to his heroes (including Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley), and how “Luz Amor Y Vida,” “I Believe it’s Time” and other tracks reflect his deep spirituality.

You’ll also hear from two generations of guitar greats who have collaborated with Carlos Santana – Derek Trucks and John McLaughlin.

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Recommended: Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior

Producer: Joyride Media

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To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 3

Posted by Podmaster On November - 10 - 2008

Part 3 of the Nina Simone podcast series takes an in-depth look at how Nina’s career was affected by the civil rights struggle of the 50s and 60s.   The injustices of racism inspired the songs she wrote and performed, but her public stances on these issues did not endear her to the establishment. Nina’s friend, poet Camille Yarbrough, will always remember three phone calls from the FBI (including one at 3am), asking what she knew about Nina’s “business.”  Her response is priceless.

This episode also includes pieces of some of Nina’s best-known original songs – “Backlash Blues,” “Mississippi God Damn,” and “Revolution” (credited as a Nina Simone composition, though clearly borrowing from The Beatles).   These and other songs can be heard with the Rhapsody Playlist link below.

Recommended: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

Producer: Joyride Media

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To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 2

Posted by Podmaster On November - 7 - 2008

The Nina Simone podcast series continues with a great story from Nina Simone’s close friend, Vertamae Grosvenor, involving a “to go” plate of home cooking Nina wanted for a flight nearly 20 years ago.  This is an excellent example of content about a legendary artist that you can only hear in these Legacy Podcast episodes.  After listening to this piece, please browse around the site to hear similar pieces about Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and so many other great musicians.

This segment kicks off with a bit of Nina singing “See Line Woman.” Even if you are new to Nina’s music, you may know this song thanks to recent covers by Feist and Ollabelle, and the Masters at Work Remix on the Verve Remixed collection.  You can also click below to compare all these tracks in Rhapsody.

You’ll also hear comments by Patti Smith, as she remembers being inspired by a Nina Simone concert she saw at New York’s long-gone venue, The Village Gate.

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Recommended: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

Producer: Joyride Media

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To Be Free – The Nina Simone Story 1

Posted by Podmaster On November - 5 - 2008

Welcome to the three-part podcast series, To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story.

Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played.  In this first episode, Nina’s daughter, known simply as Simone, and journalist David Nathan try their best to define what Nina meant by the concept of “black classical music.”  A great example of this mixture of muscical ideas is found in the performance of “Love Me or Leave Me” from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1960.

This piece also features some great comments by folk singer, Odetta, and Nina’s musical director Al Schackman.  It also includes music from the new deluxe box set, also titled To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story.

Recommended: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

Producer: Joyride Media

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Roy Orbison 3

Posted by Podmaster 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

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Roy Orbison 2

Posted by Podmaster 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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