The Gershwins: Transformation
Episode date - July 28, 2017
I didn’t know the lineage of the Gershwin’s work, so the most astounding thing that I have learned in preparing for this series is the remarkable timeline of their development.
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland - Part 2
Album #61 - July 1968
Episode date - July 26, 2017
Last week, we played sides 1 and 2 of this classic album. This week, things get even better.
The Gershwins: On Broadway!
Episode date - July 21, 2017
In quick order, George found himself writing music for Broadway shows, with brother Ira providing lyrics for some of his compositions.
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland - Part 1
Album #61 - July 1968
Episode date - July 19, 2017
In the Summer of 1968, Jimi Hendrix was probably the coolest human being on planet earth, and most people knew it.
The Gershwins: George and Ira
Episode date - July 14, 2017
In New York at the turn of the century, it certainly was not unusual to be the children of immigrants, but George and Ira Gershwin took that experience and turned it into an art form.
Etta James: Tell Mama
Episode date - July 12, 2017
What a wild rollercoaster ride her career was. Etta James had plenty of times when the ride would lift her up, but she always plunged back down at hair-raising speed.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The End
Episode date - July 7, 2017
I SO hate to end this series, as, for Heidy and I, it has been one of the most fun and informative topics for both of us.
The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Episode date - June 30, 2017
If you are coming to the Byrds for the very first time, and followed critical advice, it is then likely that you heard this album as your introduction.
Tropicalia: Ou Panis Et Circensis
Episode date - June 21, 2017
For years, I’ve had a recurring dream. I’ve always been an avid collector of music, so (back when they existed), record stores provided genuine pleasure when shopping.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Ardent, the Little Studio That Could
Episode date - June 16, 2017
After American Studios moved away from Memphis, only to ultimately fail entirely, it left a vacuum for other local studios.