, RECORDS A ROCK ALBUM
TO CELEBRATE & PERFORMS AT CARNEGIE HALL!
from a review of the Carnegie Hall
concert[remember that Dothan's Buddie Buie
, Blakely's Robert Nix
& Kinston's Dean Daughtry
wrote "So Into You"]
from JAZZ TIMEShttp://www.jazztimes.com/reviews/concert_reviews/detail.cfm
Stanley Jordan's brilliant reading of a classical piece highlighted his extraordinary contrapuntal abilities with his patented two-handed tapping technique. Journey guitar slinger Neal Schon flaunted some searing bent-string prowess on an earthy blues but was nearly upstaged by Broadway singing star Lillas White, who belted with toe-curling, Aretha-esque authority. And Peter Frampton
, playing a black Gibson Les Paul Custom
, turned in spirited performances of the Atlanta Rhythm Section's "So Into You"
and his own instrumental, "Off the Hook."
from a ROLLING STONE
ARTICLE ABOUT THE NEW LES PAUL
"It was amazing to watch people come forward because they loved Les so much," says Robert Cutarella, who co-produced the new album with Fran Cathcart. Frampton
, who sings and plays with Paul
on the 1976 Atlanta Rhythm Section
hit "So Into You,"
seconds that emotion: "We're all there for him because he gave so much to us." And Frampton
feels the album will "introduce Les to people who know the name but not what it means. Young guitarists will go, 'I thought the Les Paul was just a guitar. I didn't know he could play.'"
Paul is a rare living link to a bygone era in popular music: He can talk about trading laughs one morning on a Harlem street with Wes Montgomery and George Benson, then start a story with "Nat ['King'] Cole comes into my backyard. . . ." Paul retired from recording after two mid-Seventies LPs with Chet Atkins but continued to work in his New Jersey home studio and, in 1984, started his famous run of Monday-night shows in New York.
Despite hearing problems and encroaching arthritis, Paul decided last December that he was ready to record again and that he wanted to do "something 'today,'" he says. "I wanted to show these artists that I enjoyed their music. I was never one of those who said, 'Rock & roll is garbage.' But I never thought, until this project, that I could do it."I DIDN'T FINISH UP BUT I TRIED...
[this stuff is cool]http://www.happytrailershd.com/Lance from Happy Trailers details the work he did for the History Channel's documentary on the counter culture in '66, '67 & '68!On the Magic Bus with Hippies and the History Channel
posted on 24 Jun 2005http://www.happytrailershd.com/
On June 2nd Happy Trailers HD went on the road in a 15 passenger bus across the Northern Pacific Coast doing interviews for the HISTORY CHANNEL
about the counter culture movement from 66 to 68
, starting with the gifted satirist PAUL KRASSNER http://www.paulkrassner.com/index.html
one of the original yippies , Paul
was credited with scaring the bejezus out of Chicago
city officals during the Festival of Life
. He also is the founder of "The REALIST "
. When PEOPLE MAGAZINE
called him the father of the underground press
, he instantly demanded a paternity suit. Paul
has a new book coming out this fall called "ONE HAND JERKING".
After the interveiw we hit the Joshua tree
to trip on the trees . Next stop LA ,
two days later the next stop was PETER COYOTE
actor, author of "SLEEPING WHERE I FALL"
and voice over talent.http://www.petercoyote.com/Peter
also stars in Fox's The Inside
. He is a righteous ,far out, up front kinda guy , we dug him .From there to Venice
where we hit SPONTO (Thanks MARK) formerly Venice West the beat hang out featured in The Holy Barbarians
by Lawrence Lipton.http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/findingaids/lipton/ http://home.mindspring.com/~sunnyriviera/KidInAmerica.html
We talked to Music Producer JAMES COHEN
and Screenwriter Leary God son MICHAEL SEGEL http://www.tribe.net/thread/3ccd2223-2aa8-4c9c-8f96-efe15788e264?tribeid=b627f64a-6d54-4a66-af5c-33b4142de49a
both are way cool cats . Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel were next .The talented and generous AMI MAGILLhttp://www.regentpress.net/oracle/
and then to San Jose DON ANGUS
the squared away comedic Bus driver of the Hippy Hop. In Sonoma our man with the big brain MARTIN LEE
author "ACID DREAMS"
then to San Francisco for the NY Times Bureau director JOHN MORKOFF
author "WHAT THE DOOR MOUSE SAID"
for his insight .The next day to the yacht club behind Giant Stadium
for the SF Police Inspector BIG JACK BALLENTINE
and his crew of coppers gave us their perspective on the SUMMER OF LOVE in 67
. The lovely white witch , poet author Lenore Kandellhttp://www.superstitionstreet.com/
who wrote THE LOVE BOOK
which was made famous by the censorship of it and trial that followed was naughty and nice ! What was in the Cookie? Afterwards we hit the brilliant eco leader of PLANET DRUM
- our Poppy PETER BERG
they did us and they were off getting ready for the Solstice on the beach , we brought our drums and headed for the ocean and the summer Solstice Drum Circle .The Haight street festival
was on the way , we vistited the HAIGHT ASHBURY FREE CLINIC
, we spoke with the cool volunteers and Its founder DR DAVID SMITH
and his compadre and the author of COMPOST COLLEGE
- RICHARD SEYMOUR
,and then off to Oakland
for artist ELSA MARLEY http://www.diggers.org/freefall/elsa.html http://www.diggers.org/http://www.diggers.org/asp/chrono_all_events.asp
, for a dose of sexual liberation and commune life , thanks Elsa ! GOD'S COUNTRY and onto the big clown in the mountain comedian, artist ,Camp WINNARAINBOW organizer , do gooder and once roomate of DYLAN and friend of LENNY BRUCE, KEN KESEY and EINSTIEN amonst others the fantastic WAVY GRAVY
in Trinity Shasta northern California.http://www.wavygravy.net/
Then the Cap'n
was calling the highly energized CAP'N SKYPILOT
, in good old green Eugene Oregon
yes MERRY PRANKSTER
comrade , the one and only KEN BABBS !!!
You ain't lived until you hung with Babb's
and his family his wife the merry Senior English teacher who teaches Slaughter House 5 , Electric Kool aid acid test
... to her students... Then off to KESEY RANCH visit FURTHUR the MAGIC BUS Itself in all it's natural glory.http://key-z.com
Thanks ZANE KESEY
and thanks to all of you who helped preserve history .Stay tuned for the Hippie piece on the History Channel this fall.Special thanks to Lou & Scott Reda ,Dennis Klienman , Joel Schechetr , Reno ,Gallo , Andrew and Jamie dedicated to Rusty James the cat who did it all.Lance
CAP'N SKYP IS HOSTING A FOURTH OF JULY THROW DOWN NEAR EUGENE...
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