Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Y E S' LEGENDARY DRUMMER ALAN WHITE INTERVIEWED ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

A  L  A  N    W  H  I  T  E  

 'Y E S'  DRUMMING LEGEND

  ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 

ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

Alan White is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock drummers of all-time. With forty-plus years of performance experience and appearances on over fifty albums, Alan’s dossier reads like a who’s-who of rock legends.  With his consummate professionalism and easy-going nature, Alan continues to be an inspiration to fellow musicians as well as fans.
 In the summer of 1968, Alan was asked to join Ginger Baker’s Airforce, a new group being put together by the former drummer of Cream and other noted musicians from England’s music scene including Steve Winwood, formerly of Traffic.
In 1969, Alan received what he thought at the time to be a prank phone call, but was actually John Lennon calling to ask Alan to join the Plastic Ono Band.  The next day Alan found himself learning songs in the back of an airliner en-route to Toronto with Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman.  The ensuing album, Live Peace in Toronto, sold millions of copies, peaking at number 10 on the pop charts.

Alan’s association with Lennon continued, recording singles like ‘Instant Karma’ and  the subsequent landmark album, Imagine, with Alan providing drums for the title song, ‘Jealous Guy’, and ‘How Do You Sleep at Night’. Alan’s work with Lennon led to an introduction to George Harrison, who asked Alan to perform on the album All Things Must Pass, including the hit single, ‘My Sweet Lord’,  released in 1970.

In June 1972, while on tour with Joe Cocker, Alan got a phone call from his manager, who said that Yes wanted him to join the band. His current tour was ending so he flew back to England for a meeting with Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, who told him that he was joining Yes or “they were going to throw me out the third-story window,” recalls Alan.
Three days later, on June 30th, Yes, along with their new drummer, opened their US tour before 15,000 fans in Dallas, Texas.  Alan and Yes gave each other three months to see if it would work out, and more than thirty years later, Alan is an integral part of the band, having played on every Yes studio and live album recorded since.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.
Time off from the Yes’ hectic touring and recording schedule allows Alan to pursue other projects as well.  With longtime friend and technical guru, Reek Havok, he formed ‘Crash and Bang’, to provide music for the entertainment industry, including video games and television shows. “It also serves as a testing ground for new music hardware and software and new approaches to music and it’s psychological effects on the user and an excuse to plug the wrong things together just to see what happens!”, adds Reek.
In 2005, Alan formed a new band, aptly called White, who released their self-titled debut album in January 2006.  White performs regularly in the Seattle-area, when time permits.
2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
In recent years, Alan has performed with a variety of artists, including Spencer Davis, The Ventures, Charlie Daniels and Eddie Money, to name but a few.  In 2007, Alan played alongside Keith Emerson, Simon Kirk and Yes bassist Chris Squire at the Ahmet Erteg√ľn memorial show, as part of the opening act for Led Zeppelin.  He also conducts numerous drum clinics around the country and around the world to encourage and teach other drummers.
Alan and his wife Gigi are very active in the Seattle arts community, serving on the board of directors for Music Aid Northwest, Northwest Program for the Arts, and the Seattle Theatre Group.  Alan is also a member of the Seattle Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.


ALAN WHITE INTERVIEWED 
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BINKY WOMACK R&B/ROCK/GUITARIST/SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER IS THE SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

B I N K Y   W O M A C K 
RELEASES INCREDIBLE NEW ALBUM ENTITLED 
'W O M A C  K   S T Y L E'

Nephew of the legendary Bobby Womack
“Womack Style” is the latest album project from Binky Womack, a member of one of the most iconic music families of all time. Nephew of music legend Bobby Womack, Binky’s new album is released through Gonzo Multimedia UK.
Binky has his own studio in Burbank, California (The Ear Hole Recording Studio) and acts as a producer to many top line artists. He also has a publishing company, Bindelari Music, which is represented by World Domination Music for the world excluding North America. Bindelari is also the vehicle for new acts such as Jae, as well as Binky’s own material.
Binky Womack Song Writer, Musician, Producer, Remixer and now Artist & Performer, as well as part of the Womack Musical dynasty.

The majority of the songs on “Womack Style” are originals by Binky Womack and with all instruments being played by him and overall production in his hands; this is truly “Womack Style” music. The musicianship is of the same high quality that we expect from any song/production from the Womack’s and Binky’s guitar work is outstanding. All tracks are available for licensing, sync and covers. Also, the track “When You’re Wrong” is being pushed by Kings of Spins. Binky will be involved in the Memorial Tour for his late uncle, Bobby Womack and his set will include favorites from Bobby’s pen as well as new material from Binky.

B I N K Y 
 W O M A C K

'WOMACK   STYLE'

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BINKY WOMACK ON BBS RADIO
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For more information about Binky Womack visit … www.binkywomackla.com
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

'5TH DIMENSION' MUSIC LEGENDS MARILYN McCOO AND BILLY DAVIS JR. SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE RAY SHASHO RADIO SHOW

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTIST 
AND SONGWRITERS 
MARILYN McCOO AND BILLY DAVIS JR. 


Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. They have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. They are currently celebrating 50 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers.

The husband and wife team celebrated 47 years of marriage this year. In 2004 the couple wrote a book, which shares their secrets of staying happy and committed to each other in Hollywood. It’s entitled Up, Up and Away…How We Found Love, Faith and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World. It was written in collaboration with Mike Yorkey and was released by Northfield Publishing Company. In it, they talk about how they met, their successful musical careers, and their major struggles behind closed doors, offering practical marriage advice and spiritual encouragement along the way.
As lead vocalists of one of the top singing groups of the late 60’s and early 70’s, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such classics as UP, UP & AWAY, AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN, WEDDING BELL BLUES, ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER, and STONED SOUL PICNIC to name a few.
After a decade with The 5th Dimension, Billy & Marilyn decided to leave the group and establish themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with the single, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (TO BE IN MY SHOW). It was a #1 hit and earned them a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group.That success peaked network interest and CBS-TV premiered THE MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. SHOW as a prime-time summer series in 1977. Marilyn & Billy entered the 80’s as an international success. They headlined in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City, played to SRO crowds in concerts across the country and won the prestigious Grand Prize at the international Tokyo Music Festival. Back home, they were sought-after guests for every major television show.
In addition to the success they’ve had together, Marilyn & Billy have also enjoyed solo pursuits. McCoo hosted the popular 1980’s television music series, SOLID GOLD, for 5 years and Davis had the chance to realize a lifelong dream to record a religious album with gospel great, the Rev. James Cleveland, entitled, “Let Me Have a Dream”. He also began to explore theatrical opportunities, starring in the hit musical, BLUES IN THE NIGHT, at the prestigious Old Globe Theatre and in the role of James “Thunder” Early in a regional production of DREAMGIRLS.
Over the years, the talents of McCoo & Davis have been requested for important events on a national and global level. They were invited to perform for the Pontiff during the 1987 U.S. visit of Pope John Paul II, and have participated in inaugural celebrations for presidents.
In the early 90’s, Billy & Marilyn joined the original members of The 5th Dimension for a special reunion tour, and in August, 1991, the group was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. In 1997, Arista Records released an anthology CD of the group’s hit releases entitled UP, UP & AWAY: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION. Also in the 90’s, Marilyn fulfilled one of her lifelong ambitions by appearing on Broadway in the revival of the musical SHOW BOAT, starring in the role of Julie.


Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will be performing in their Musical Theatrical Production "Up, Up and Away! a musical fable" for a journey and musical celebration of their own iconic music, which includes a loving tribute to The Beatles here in Florida.

UP,UP AND AWAY

– How We Found Love, Faith, and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World

 By 
Marilyn McCoo 
Billy Davis  
and Mike Yorkey 

BEST SELLING BOOK!

 AVAILABLE NOW
…at amazon.com





MARILYN McCOO AND BILLY DAVIS JR. INTERVIEWED ON
 THE RAY SHASHO SHOW-BBS RADIO
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 Purchase their latest CD …Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. LIVE and also their best-selling book Up, Up and Away – How We Found Love, Faith, and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World By Billy Davis (Author), Marilyn McCoo  (Author), and Mike Yorkey (Author) …at amazon.com.
 Visit their official website for the latest news and concert dates at www.mccoodavis.com
Visit Marilyn and Billy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/McCooDavis
And on Twitter at … www.twitter.com/McCooandDavis
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

AN INTERVIEW WITH HENRY PAUL OF THE LEGENDARY 'OUTLAWS'

H E N R Y  P A U L
-THE OUTLAWS-BLACKHAWK-
-THE HENRY PAUL BAND-
SPECIAL GUEST ON 
THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
HENRY PAUL 
is an American southern rock and country singer/songwriter who was an original recording member of Southern rock band the Outlaws, then left to form the Henry Paul Band, who is now back with the Outlaws and also was the lead singer for the country band BlackHawk.
For The Outlaws, it´s always about the music especially live music! For more than 40 years, the southern rock legend has celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. It’s a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about playing live, playing for their audience. The sextet proves just how well this combination works with Legacy Live, their brand-new double live CD, released on November 18th
“I want people to hear this album and see our show and realize that The Outlaws are still there,” says founding member and front man Henry Paul. “Our goal is to unite the fans and bring the group back into the limelight.” 
Legacy Live consists of two CDs, full to the brim with classics such a ´There Goes Another Love Song`, ´Ghost Riders`, ´Green Grass & High Tides Forever` and ´Freeborn Man` as well as more recent material like ´It´s About Pride`, ´Hidin` Out In Tennessee` and ´So Long`. A total of 20 songs, every one of which proves: the gritty southern rock by The Outlaws mark 2016/2017 is as intense and passionate as it’s always been. 

TRACKS CD1: There Goes Another Love Song * Hurry Sundown * Hidin` Out In Tennessee * Freeborn Man * Born To Be Bad * Song In The Breeze * Girl From Ohio * Holiday * Gunsmoke * Grey Ghost CD2: South Carolina * So Long * Prisoner * Cold Harbor * Trail Of Tears * It`s About Pride * Waterhole * Knoxville Girl * Green Grass & High Tides Forever * (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

THE OUTLAWS CURRENT LINE-UP is: Henry Paul – guitars, vocals, Monte Yoho – drums, Chris Anderson – lead guitar, vocals, Randy Threet – bass, vocals, Dave Robbins – keyboards, vocals, Steve Grisham – lead guitar, vocals.

Purchase The Outlaws Double live album 

"Legacy Live” 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

KEN HENSLEY 'THE WIZARD' OF URIAH HEEP

K E N   H E N S L E Y  
LEGENDARY KEYBOARDIST/GUITARIST/
SONGWRITER 
OF  'U R I A H  H E E P' 
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

From childhood poet to legendary status is a long, long road and it´s hard to cut this particular story short .... so why try?
Born in London with music in his family and in his blood, Ken Hensley formed the dream of being a rock star at the age of 11 when he bribed his parents into buying him a guitar.
Armed with not much more than sheer determination he moved from step to step always looking for a way to advance his powerful ambitions.
This was achieved through bands like The Gods which went through several incarnations before recording 2 albums for EMI Records and until the formation of Uriah Heep in 1970, the group in which all of his dreams came true and which changed his life forever and in many ways.
Ken wrote or co-wrote the majority of Uriah Heep's songs during this period, including the hit singles "Lady in Black" (on which he sang lead vocals), "Easy Livin'" and "Stealin'", as well as "Look at Yourself", on which he also sang lead vocals, and "Free Me".
The band's classic line-up featured Hensley, Byron, Box, Kerslake and bassist Gary Thain, plus the management provided by Gerry Bron (Bronze Records). During his time with Heep (1970–1980), they recorded 13 studio albums, and the acclaimed live album "Uriah Heep Live – January 1973" along with many compilations and singles. Hensley also recorded his first two solo albums, "Proud Words on a Dusty Shelf" (1973) and "Eager To Please" (1975) during this time. 
Ken will tell you that he is a first and foremost a writer/composer/lyricist and his enormous history of world-wide hit records is testimony to this, as is his history of world-wide sales of over 40 million records.
After returning to Europe from the US, Ken Hensley began the climb back into rock & roll history and in 2007 released the acclaimed rock opera Blood On The Highway.
Steadily Ken grew back into the consciousness of his huge fan base and, either solo or with Live Fire, the live performances thrilled audiences from Norway to Russia and all points in between.
With his classic autobiography, "When Too Many Dreams Come True" printed in English, Russian and Bulgarian, the man who first made his mark in the 20th century is now clearly capturing the 21st.
Recent solo releases included another stunning solo CD, "Love & Other Mysteries" In 2013, Cherry Red Records released a brilliant new Live Fire CD called "TROUBLE" which embodied all the lyrical and musical power of Ken´s best efforts with Heep, transformed into a 21st century classic album.
Live Fire merged some of these great tracks into their live shows as they stormed every market they visited.
2013 also saw a dramatic increase in the demand for Ken´s solo shows and this momentum rolled right into 2014, with Live Fire making its first appearance in Russia, with two sold-out shows in Moscow and Kaluga.

With tours in Ukraine, Crimea, Latvia and Russia, Ken continued to grow the audience for his solo shows and The Legends continued with two memorable concerts on a November "Rock Cruise".


Teamed with Steve Weltman, his partner, manager and friend, they are planning (some would say "plotting") a lot of interesting projects, so stay tuned. It has been said before and it´s worth saying again .....Ken Hensley is a rock & roll legend with no plans to stop.



K E N  H E N S L E Y INTERVIEWED 
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Visit Ken Hensley’s Official Website www.ken-hensley.com
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