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.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Farewell Dan and Spooner
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.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The New Kid in Town
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
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.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Unity Rocked by Violent Tragedy
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
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.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Pop Music Masters
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
Episode date - December 21, 2016
Nico’s austere beauty and dry, deadpan Germanic accent provided a core element to the debut Velvet Underground album.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Pay Dirt at American
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
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