FAME studios

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The Demise of Fame

Channel 148-31

Episode date - May 19, 2017

Perhaps it’s a bit harsh and judgmental to title this show “The Demise of Fame”, but it’s hard for me to think of it in any other terms.

Cream: Wheels of Fire

Cream: Wheels of Fire

Album #58 - July 1968

Episode date - May 17, 2017

Okay, it’s no big secret that Cream is not my favorite band. For reasons I don’t know myself, I somehow survived the sixties without ever falling under the sway of this band.

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Fame Studios Has More Hits, But...

Channel 148-30

Episode date - May 12, 2017

Rick Hall would have been loath to admit it, but when he lost the Swampers, he really lost his mojo.

Johnny Cash  - At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison

Album #57 - May 1968

Episode date - May 10, 2017

By 1968, Johnny Cash was already a well-seasoned veteran, with twenty-five albums under his belt, and a colorful history that befitted his already legendary status.

Joe Tex - I Gotcha

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The Demise of American Studios

Channel 148-29

Episode date - May 5, 2017

We reach a sad part of our story, where the once mighty American Studios comes to the end of the road.

Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends

Simon and Garfunkel: Bookends

Album #56 - April 1968

Episode date - May 3, 2017

For a large segment of the population, folk music reached its apotheosis with “Bookends.” By this time, the folk purists felt abandoned by their hero, Bob Dylan, who had embraced rock a

The Mothers of Invention: We're Only In It For The Money

The Mothers of Invention: We're Only In It For The Money

Album #55 - March 1968

Episode date - April 28, 2017

Back in 1968, you would have been forgiven if you mistook Frank Zappa for a hippie.

Gene Casey and Pete Mancini

Live in the Studio: Gene Casey and Pete Mancini

April 26, 2017

Episode date - April 26, 2017

For myriad reasons, the Long Island, NY music scene is often maligned by many music fans (and lamented by songwriters) for its apathy to original music.

John Prine

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals:The Last Gasp of American Studios

Channel 148-28

Episode date - April 21, 2017

By 1971, the entire staff of American Studios were at a loss.


The Bee Gees: Horizontal

Album #54 - February 1968

Episode date - April 19, 2017

Discounting their childhood releases when the brothers lived in Australia, this is the Bee Gees’ second album on Atco Records, and it picks up where the brilliant first album left off.