Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?

Album #42 - May 1967

Episode date - January 11, 2017

As the Summer of Love approached, the world was ready for a significant change to the way we heard rock and roll.

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Farewell Dan and Spooner

Channel 148-18

Episode date - January 13, 2017

The quantity and quality of work coming out of American Studios was mind boggling, and much of it was due to the efforts of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham.

Duane Allmän

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The New Kid in Town

Channel 148-17

Episode date - January 6, 2017

If nothing else, this series of shows should point out just how influential these small studios were on our pop music culture.

The Monkees -  Headquarters

The Monkees: Headquarters

Album #41 - May 1967

Episode date - January 4, 2017

For the Monkees, 1967 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times (thank you, Mr. Dickens). Judging by the pop charts, things could have hardly looked better.

Martin Luther King

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Unity Rocked by Violent Tragedy

Channel 148-16

Episode date - December 30, 2016

The rest of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee may have retained strong overtones of racism in their culture, but music was the balm that swept most of it away.

Thelonious Monk: Underground

Thelonious Monk: Underground

Album #51

Episode date - December 28, 2016

Most of the jazz cats who defined a path for music in the ‘50s found themselves directionless in the crazy ‘60s.

American Recording Company

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Pop Music Masters

Channel 148-15

Episode date - December 23, 2016

The staff at American Studios had perfected their craft so well that hits seemed to be second nature to them.  

Nico - Chelsea Girl

Nico: Chelsea Girl

Album #41

Episode date - December 21, 2016

Nico’s austere beauty and dry, deadpan Germanic accent provided a core element to the debut Velvet Underground album.

Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Pay Dirt at American

Channel 148-14

Episode date - December 16, 2016

As 1968 rolled around, things had changed so significantly at American Studios that it would startled almost anyone, but to the players and engineers, the change happened so naturally that they har

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Wave

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Wave

Album #40

Episode date - December 14, 2016

I would have considered the era around 1967’s “Summer of Love” as a perfect time for Jobim to drop a lush, sexy album of new Brazilian songs, but maybe I’m misreading the ze