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Senior Moments: 2011's Best Albums by Artists Over 50
#1 Jake and the rest of the Jewels: A Lick and a Promise
2 Van Dyke Parks: The 7'' Singles Series*
3 Peter Stampfel and Jeffrey Lewis: Come On Board
4 Steve Earle : I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
5 Bruce Langhorne: Tambourine Man
6 Willie Nile: The Innocent Ones
7 John Sinclair & Hollow Bones: Honoring The Local Gods
8 Nick Lowe: The Old Magic
9 The Krayolas: Tipsy Topsy Turvy
10 NRBQ: Keep This Love Goin'
(*Not an album per se: but a series of 7 singles.)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: 11: Freddy Koella: Undone; 12: Roger McGuinn: CCD; 13: Ry Cooder:Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down; 14: Jackie DeShannon: When You Walk In The Room; 15: Brian Wilson: In The Key Of Disney
ANNE MARIE MENTA with DICK NEAL
The YCBA Staff Outing to the Brooklyn Museum, October 1999
R.I.P. Fred Imus
Posted by Mando Lines on August 7, 2011 at 6:45pm. Fred Imus was found dead in his trailer this weekend after failing to show up to do his SiriusXM show, Fred's Trailer Park Bash. The weekend show had become a favorite of mine over the last few years - they played good music, told terrible jokes and gave each other a hard time. Fred's co-hosts on the show were Don Collier and Missy (a/k/a Nicole Cox). Here's a pic of the crew, with Fred on the right hand side
(photo by Michael Stoklos www.stoklosphotos.com):
Fred co-wrote the #1 Country hit, "I Don't Want To Have To Marry You" back in 1976. He was an author of two books and an owner of a business called Autobody Express for a time.
I suppose I first heard Fred's voice as a guest on his brother Don's radio show, which he produced at one point. For the last 5 years, Fred was the loveable grouch on his own show, Fred's Trailer Park Bash. It seemed as if Fred was always unlucky in love, and he shared just about every detail of his love life on the show. As he would try to explain himself, Missy and Don would hand out advice and/or abuse. The premise worked, and after carrying on a while they'd play Gillian Welch or Steve Earle or Waylon Jennings, then come back for another round.
Fred had a lot of experience playing country music on the radio. He was a DJ in Cleveland, Cheyenne and El Paso over the years.
Fred Imus served in the Army and was a brakeman for the Southern Pacific Railroad earlier in his life. He was born in 1942.
We'll miss you, son.
Marshall Grant dies at 83
Marshall Grant dies at 83; bass player, manager for Johnny Cash Marshall Grant, who worked as Johnny Cash's road manager and played bass for him for more than two decades, helped create the singer's famous sound. Marshall Grant poses with a copy of his book, "I Was There When It Happened:… (Wayne Risher, Associated Press)August 09, 2011|By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles TimesMarshall Grant, who played standup bass in Johnny Cash's original trio and helped create the legendary singer's distinctive, rhythmic sound in the 1950s, has died. He was 83.
Grant, who remained with Cash as a bass player for more than two decades and later managed the Statler Brothers, died Sunday in a hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., according to a spokesman for Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis.
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|New Haven Music Scene loses one of the greats - sad news indeed|
|Interview with my bass mentor |
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This is great news! Thanks to Dominick for keeping Rick Nafey's musical legacy alive! So, get out there and BUY THAT CD!!!!
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Great gig @ SWAN 2009 in Hartford with Sarah, Brendan & Bobo!
"Biographie! At Sarah's last Georgetown Saloon gig, an audience member pronounced her voice "a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin." After opening for headliner E.G. Kight at North Carolina's National Women in Blues Festival this fall, and being featured on the Women in Blues compilation CD released by JoMar records, Sarah was approached by Japan's BSMF records, and just released her album in the Asian market. Sarah's smoky, silky voice, and unique brand of "storytelling" blues and jazz are getting people hooked all over the world, from Quebecois radio shows to Australian podcasts and everywhere in between.
It's no small wonder her music has such international appeal. When Sarah was a girl, she used to sit on her daddy's lap while he banged out old blues tunes on the piano, and in the other room, her momma would be playing eerie French folk songs or winding Celtic reels on the guitar. The music that grew in Sarah from these strange old seeds sprouted wild and new, blues-driven but with a harmonic twist.
Sarah's influences ride the river, from Robert Johnson, Freddie King and Koko Taylor, on through Jimi Hendrix and Bonnie Raitt, to Bjork, Daniel Lanois and Pierre Bensusan. After college, she added some indie-rock to her mix, lending her vocals to bands like Brother Love, Hapikrak, and Toke Squealy, but she always returned to the blues. After stints in the house band at the legendary C-Note Blues jam and Hank's Saloon and Lillie's blues nights, Sarah toured, stopping back for regular gigs at Lower East Side hotspots Mannahatta and the Anyway Cafe.
Recently Sarah's been playing with her Super Blue Band, a flexible collection of scalding hot players, including Mazz Swift (Jay-Z, DJ Logic), Darian Cunning (Meshell Ndegeocello, Kristin Hoffman), and her brother Brendan. In the past year, they've hit Mamapalooza, the Lilly Awards, and the National Women in Blues Festival, among others.
Sarah is currently in the studio working on a followup to her album Superbleu." from Sarah's website: http://www.virb.com/sarahlemieux
"Amazing, locked-in, the real deal..."
Preying Lizard's Music Radio Shows and Indie band Ezine on MySpace
Sarah Spencer's Transatlantic Band
Recordings - Bobo's Favs
From the Midwest Book Review (Aug. 2006)
The Italian American Experience In New Haven
Anthony V. Riccio
State University of New York Press
194 Washingon Avenue, Suite 305, Albany NY 12210-2384
0791467732 $40.00 www.amazon.com
The Italian American Experience In New Haven: Images And Oral Histories by Anthony Riccio (Stacks Manager at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University) draws upon personal interviews as well as family and archival photographs to present a richly complex and fully realized history of the life and experiences of Italian immigrants who settled in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. Not only is the daily pulse of life in the Italian-American community revealed in the life stories of ordinary men and women, the reader will discover how this immigrant community was affected by such landmark events as the Spanish Flu pandemic, the Great Depression, and World War II. Also revealed are the hardships of Italian immigrant women who labored under terrible (and often hazardous) conditions in New Haven's shirt factories. The integrations of historic photographs with the reported interviews transform The Italian American Experience In New Haven from just another ethnic American history into a compelling social history showcasing a vibrant, vigorous, colorful community. The result is a brilliantly written and highly recommended work that is as entertaining as it is informative.
Pix from My Cell Fōn
Bobo's Blogs (Yes, sadly,
Bobo has succumbed
to the wave of conformity)
This one is the music blog
and this one is the brain wafer blog
Bunky & Jake
Today's Terror Alert Level is:
Preying Lizard Music
The Concert to Benefit the Yale Alzheimer's Research Unit, Part II
Saturday, October 1, 2005
Martin Bishop Field (Fireman's Field ) on Long Hill Rd. Guilford, CT
"The Concert for the Yale Alzheimer's Research Unit"
Sunday, November 2nd, 2003 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS A VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER!!
The Brand New CD Releases!
original artwork by Orlando Capezzone
& Cutler's Records & CDs, Broadway, New Haven, CT
Bobo & Country Paul @ Pettibone's Tavern (libra007 photo)
United American Indians of New England
Now Available from the Yale Peabody Museum
Cultural Conflict in Southern New England
The Hot Dog King
Pieces of Eden
Mystery Photo...know where this was taken?...
Remember this sign? Hungry WHAT??!??!?!?!!!
DON'T eat the big white mints!!
Mystery Photo...know where this was taken?...
The Next Big Thing, a weekly show that airs on WNYC FM (the New York public radio station), as well as on about two dozen smaller stations across the U.S., produced a profile on Saint Peters, the Jazz Ministry and Pastor Dale Lind. The Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's on Sunday, November 24, was recorded for broadcast on December 9, 2002. You can hear the show on the web if you missed the broadcast. ~ The Next Big Thing ~ New York Public Radio ~ Produced by Amanda Aronczyk
Click Here to Hear the Show!
Heff on his break
Mr. Melody - Clark Denslow
Support Independent Musicians
Hike the Green Mountain Long Trail
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Back in the Day
"I bet they've got a helluva band..."
Back from Gregg Higgins & Bill Moore: The Lost Bobo Photos
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New CAT & DOG Pictures!
Independent Artists & Musicians
AMPEG: The Story behind the Sound
by Gregg Hopkins and Bill Moore
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