Tuesday, March 31, 2020

GREG ERRICO LEGENDARY & ORIGINAL DRUMMER WITH SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE-EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

G  R  E  G
E  R  R  I  C  O
LEGENDARY-ORIGINAL DRUMMER
with
S L Y  A N D  T H E  F A M I L Y  S T O N E
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 
CLASS of 1993
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If you’ve listened to radio, danced at a club, or played a recording during the past 50 years, you’ve enjoyed the rhythms of legendary drummer Greg Errico. As a founding member of the influential Rock & Funk group Sly & the Family Stone. Errico’s innovative drum performances & use of the hi hat and bass drum on recordings like Dance to the Music, I Want To Take You Higher, Everyday People, Thank You Falettin Me’, Hot Fun In The Summertime and Stand, among many others, helped bring about fusion of Rock, Funk and Jazz. For this accomplishment alone Greg would have deserved his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… and the R&B Foundation “Pioneer Award” given to the group at the Apollo Theater in 2001. In the more than 40 years since Sly & the Family Stone broke up, Errico’s performances have been sampled well over 1000 times by various Artists & Bands. He continues playing and recording on some of rock and roll’s most historic LP’s and tours.

Playing has always been my number one interest, Errico states, “but writing and producing are also important. A complete musician has abilities and experiences in all areas. You explore your instrument… from writing and producing, one area strengthens another.” Greg’s writing contributions brought him #1 position on world pop charts in 2014 for the song “Timber”, which was also honored at the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards for being among the most performed
ASCAP pop songs of 2014!


Other than raising a family in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg stay’s active performing the music of Sly & The Family Stone w/various artists and is involved with Unity Music Foundation for which he has produced several recordings featuring many world class Jazz Artists such as the Count Basie Orchestra.



“fresh spices improve the cookin





For more information about Greg Errico
Visit

www.slystonemusic.com



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Track Listings
  1. Family Affair
  2. Stand!
  3. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  4. Hot Fun in the Summertime
   5. Sing a Simple Song
   6. Dance to the Music
   7. Everybody Is a Star                              
   8. Everyday People
   9. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
  10. I Want to Take You Higher
  11. M'Lady
  12. If You Want Me to Stay
  13. You Can Make It If You Try
  14. I Get High On You - Sly Stone



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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

JIMMY HAUN PROG GUITAR MASTER & AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER OF TV/FILM SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

J  I  M  M  Y
H  A  U  N
GUITARIST-SONGWRITER-PRODUCER
performed with
Y E S
AIR SUPPLY
CIRCA 
with Billy Sherwood/Alan White/Tony Kaye
AWARD-WINNING TV AND MOVIE COMPOSER

JIMMY HAUN INTERVIEW

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Jimmy Haun got his start in the music business through his childhood friend Michael Sherwood and toured with Michael's father’s (Bobby Sherwood) jazz band at 15 years old playing jazz standards and hits of the day. Too young to go into the lounges they toured, the boys were forced to sit backstage between shows and work up their own brand of music. Out of this came their first band Lodgic and later Michael's younger brother Billy Sherwood would take over the role as bass player. They released an album in 1985 on A&M Records produced by David Paich and Steve Porcaro of the group Toto. Some touring followed by opening for Supertramp in the mid-'80s. Thanks to Steve Lukather, Haun got some gigs working as a studio musician playing on numerous recordings. Around this time, Haun met Michael Ruff and did some west coast touring where he then met Sheryl Crow who was singing backup for Ruff and joined one of her first bands.
Haun went on to play much of the guitar on Yes's 1991 album Union , before work in The Key with Billy Sherwood and The Chris Squire Experiment with Sherwood and Chris Squire. He also did session work for Air Supply, Kitaro and Jon & Vangelis during this period.
Haun got involved with Yes producer Jonathan Elias and started composing music for TV and film. In 1996, Haun composed the Mandalay pictures logo. Haun worked extensively with Elias, including his American River album (2004) but also on music for commercials. Haun created the original yodel logo for Yahoo in 1996 as well as the voice for Expedia.com.
Haun re-joined Sherwood in the Yes spin-off supergroup Circa, formed in 2006, also with Tony Kaye (ex-Yes) and initially Alan White (currently of Yes). Sherwood, Kaye and Haun were also in Yoso with singer Bobby Kimball. Yoso subsequently disbanded and Haun left Circa to focus on commercial work.

Haun composed the music for the film Boulevard starring Robin Williams. He also is credited with producing and singing the end song "Goodbye Joy”.
In 2016, Haun played the majority of the guitars on Steve Porcaro's solo album Someday/Somehow .
Haun's father was singer Jim Haun, better known as Rouvaun. Jimmy Haun's daughter is the actress and singer Lindsey Haun (born 1984) and he has worked with her on her music career.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BOBBY BERGE LEGENDARY DRUMMER WITH TOMMY BOLIN AND BUDDY MILES SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO

B   O   B   B   Y
B   E   R   G   E
LEGENDARY DRUMMER
with
Z E P H Y R ...E N E R G Y ...
T O M M Y  B O L I N  B A N D
B U D D Y  M I L E S 
BILLY RYAN & BLACK IRISH  

BOBBY BERGE INTERVIEW
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In the spring of 1970 Bobby Berge got a call from legendary guitarist Tommy Bolin in Boulder, and he said he wanted him to come out and audition with his band Zephyr. Bobby had been listening to their first album, and absolutely loved Tommy’s playing and the sound of the group. After flying out and hitting it off with the group with an initial audition, he immediately moved out to Boulder. He played with Zephyr for the next year or so and it was an extremely exciting experience. Boulder was a thriving musical Mecca at the time, and they would play in and around Boulder at small outdoor mini-Woodstock types of concerts.

They played in Denver at Mammoth Gardens along with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. For a good year they flew to many major cities and played at huge concerts on the same bill as musical greats like Steve Winwood, Mountain, Fleetwood Mac, the Kinks, and Iggy Pop to name a few. In the fall of 1970, he played drums on the second Zephyr album Going Back to Colorado at Electric Lady Studios in NYC with the great Eddie Kramer as engineer. This was Bobby’s first major experience playing with Tommy Bolin and it was fantastic to say the least.
Bobby was asked if he did play on “The Grind” on the Teaser album. He did play on that track, but somehow the record company got the info wrong on the cover.

Bobby says … Tommy was always outgoing, upbeat, friendly, and extremely funny! He was so much fun for a drummer to play with. I loved to play off him and copy his lightning fast riffs as we jammed. I learned a lot about weird time signatures from him. I miss those hippie days and miss Tommy and playing with one of the greatest.
On Bobby’s work with the great Buddy Miles … Buddy’s a very talented, soulful man. During 1975-76 I did more work with him than with Tommy Bolin. I was switching back and forth with projects, mainly recording. I did the More Miles Per Gallon album with Buddy in 1975, and Bicentennial — A Gathering Of The Tribes in 1976.

When we played live Buddy would play drums for a few tunes, then I’d hop on the skins and Buddy would go out front and sing. We had a five-piece horn section, a funky bass player, and keyboards. It was wild playing with both artists during that period (1975-76). I’ll put up some Buddy stuff some time, kind of a disco feel but very funky!



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GOING BACK TO
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

JOHNNIE BOLIN BLACK OAK ARKANSAS DRUMMER & BROTHER OF LEGENDARY GUITARIST TOMMY BOLIN-EXCLUSIVE!

J  O  H  N  N  I  E
B  O  L  I  N
LONGTIME DRUMMER
with
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
SESSION DRUMMER/PRODUCER
BROTHER OF LEGENDARY GUITARIST
T  O  M  M  Y
B  O  L  I  N
JOHNNIE BOLIN INTERVIEW 
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TOMMY AND JOHNNIE BOLIN
Johnnie Bolin grew up in the Midwest in the 50's. His Father, Richard Bolin, worked at a packing plant and Mother, Barbara, worked at the hospital.
They had busy full-time jobs not related to music, so hardly the parents to raise three boys that made music all their lives. Johnnie’s oldest brother, Tommy, was a guitarist, Johnnie a Drummer, and his younger brother, Rick (Pudge), was a singer. They all started playing in bands after getting their first musical instruments and then performed at high schools, ballrooms, street dances, etc. Tommy left school and moved to Denver at age 16. He got in a recording band and was on American Bandstand at age 18. He went on to play with concert bands -- James Gang and, one of the biggest rock bands of the 70's, Deep Purple. Johnnie somewhat followed his path at the time. He continued to play around the Midwest and got a big break joining Tommy’s band in ‘76, playing Mile High Stadium in Denver changing his life forever.

Johnnie tragically lost his brother later that year but continued on. He moved to California, Miami, NYC, and, eventually, settled in Minneapolis. At that time, he accepted a job with Black Oak Arkansas and traveled worldwide for the next 30 years. 




Playing, recording, and traveling were and are Johnnie’s life. Today he’s back in his hometown of Sioux City, Iowa... and still beating the “skins" after all these years.






For more information about Johnnie Bolin 
visit 
www.facebook.com/Johnnie-Bolin

GLENN HUGHES 
& FRIENDS 

A TRIBUTE TO 
TOMMY BOLIN



Bass – Glenn HughesRobert Ware 
Drums – Johnnie Bolin
Executive Producer – Johnnie Bolin
Guitar – Ralph PatlanRocky Athas

Keyboards, Vocals [Harmony] – Terry Brooks


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TOMMY BOLIN
and friends

GREAT
GYPSY 
SOUL

Limited two CD release containing an additional five tracks. 2012 tribute to the late, great guitar god, Tommy Bolin. Featuring Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Nels Cline, Brad Whitford, Steve Lukather, Sonny Landreth, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Myles Kennedy, Big Sugar and Gordie Johnson amongst others.


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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
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CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

REGGIE MCBRIDE LEGENDARY SESSION AND TOURING BASS PLAYER SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO BBS RADIO

R  E  G  G  I  E
M  C  B  R  I  D  E
LEGENDARY BASSIST
MEMBER OF 
THE DRAMATICS ... 
STEVIE WONDER'S WONDERLOVE BAND ...TOMMY BOLIN BAND ...RARE EARTH

RECORDED OR TOURED WITH 
Elton John ... Rod Stewart... Billy Ray Cyrus... Tom Jones... Van Morrison... Eric Burdon... Rick Springfield... Lyle Lovett... Ziggy Marley... Rickie Lee Jones... Ry Cooder... Keb' Mo'... Cher... Queen Latifah... Herbie Hancock... Al Jarreau...  John Lee Hooker... B.B. King 
and many-many more!

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Reggie McBride is an American bass player born and raised in Detroit, Michigan; listening to Motown records, he began to play bass at the age of 8. At the age of 14, he played in local bands and by that time, he was a sought-after session musician, soon to be on the road with The Dramatics, opening for James Brown. In 1973 he was called by Stevie Wonder to join his band Wonderlove, followed by recording the album Fulfillingness’ First Finale in 1974.


His credits include Parliament Funkadelic, Rare Earth, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Keb’ Mo’, Ry Cooder, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Rick Springfield, Herbie Hancock, John Lee Hooker, and many others. Reggie continues to ignite the airwaves with his style and technique of bass playing. In 2005, he released his first solo record, Elements.


Recently, Reggie has established himself as a fixture in the Playing for Change Band, to the delight of audiences across the United States.


REGGIE MCBRIDE




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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
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CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST