Hey y'all~It's not who you know~IT'S WHO KNOWS YOU!!!!
I implore all citizens of ZERO, NORTHWEST FLORIDA
to support WILBUR'S promotional visit to TuscaloosaJuly 10, 11 & 12in any way they see fit.
The numbers are getting better every day. We're not "viral" yet but we'zzzzzzzzzz workin' on it!
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Rite now Wilbur's got over 2270 views on YouTube
Buddy Buie & J.R. Cobb's video from Tommy Wilcox Outdoors using song called THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED has over 2380 views
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I already had things cleared with Dave but I went by the station today and Wilbur is now in the book to appear on Wally & Dave's Morning Show @ 8 A.M. on Friday July 11. Tiger Jack agreed to come to the station and be a part of the interview. Tiger Jack promoted the James Gang shows at Ft. Brandon Armory back in the day.
Tiger Jack believes that this will be a great interview for Wally & Dave but right now he doesn't want Wilbur to appear on his Saturday morning oldies show.
That's not a problem because Tiger Jack does not like Skynyrd or the Allmans & he plays their tunes every Saturday.
Wally & Dave are looking forward to Wilbur's appearance.
Wilbur was promoted by their station, WTBC 1230 back in the day.
Both of them are very familiar with Wilbur's work & they are looking forward to meeting him.
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Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs look for Little Red Riding Hood at Fort Brandon
The James Gang...sing "Georgia Pines"
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NICK'S in Knoxville.."just a good place"
Joe Rudd and the Distortions at Fort Brandon in Tuscaloosa
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"Candymen" play around after a gig at Fort Brandon. (later became The Atlanta Rhythm Section)
| NICK's in Knoxville menu..Thanks to Whitney Telle |
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Led Zeppelin in Tuscaloosa..Great Bands..Great Days!
"The Rubber Band" LET LOVE COME BETWEEN US at Fort Brandon..
image courtesy of http://www.wtbc1230.com/history.html
Basically they will ask Wilbur to talk about his early career and discuss how Playground gave him an opportunity to go out and entertain his fans once again after over 40 years.
We have total access to Lake Lee from Thursday afternoon until Saturday.
Lee has two partners in Lake Lee. They are Peyton Cochrane & Joe Thames. They are both in their late fifties, went to Bama & are looking forward to meeting Wilbur.
Bob Carleton of the Birmingham News is out of the office right now so that's why we haven't gotten in touch with him. We're gonna pitch him on doing an article that will incorporate the history of the James Gang's appearances at the Dave Roddy shows at the Oporto Armory.
I've already met everyone at WVUA radio, PBS radio, WVUA TV and the GOOD DAY ALABAMA TV show. I worked with all of them promoting THE DAY BEAR BRYANT DIED.http://myspace.com/paulbearbryanthttp://daybeardied.com
I'll hone my pitch over the weekend & early next week I make the rounds to book appearances for Wilbur.Ben Windham
of the Tuscaloosa Newshttp://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20080523/TUSK02/278636859/-1/tusk02http://www.tidesports.com/article/20080523/TUSK02/278636859/Walton_back_after_almost_40_years.html
and Jerry Henry
of Planet Weeklyhttp://www.theplanetweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1256&Itemid=48
have already done articles on Mr. Redbud
so I don't think we'll have any problem getting their cooperation. The Crimson & White is another critter but I have met their former entertainment editor Phil Owen. Phil is now managing editor & I'll pitch him before I talk to their new entertainment editor.
I'm gonna go by Bryant Bank next week and leave Paul Bryant, Jr., Wilbur's home telephone number & let him know Wilbur's coming to town. Junior is a good friend of my boss, Lee Pake,
so I'll get Lee to let Junior know that Wilbur will be staying at the lake house Thursday and Friday nights.
So that's the story. Playground Recording Studio reopens in the Spring of '07http://www.playgroundrecordingstudio.com/http://www.myspace.com/playgroundrecordingstudio
and in the Spring of '08, WILBUR IS BACK!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpVtW4cKvoSee y'all in T-town~
How 'bout shipping me five Mr. Redbudhttp://www.playgroundrecordingstudio.com/
to me for promotion.
Pake Realty Company
2609 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
I want to give at least one CD to one of Wilbur's fraternity brothers now residing at the Sigma Nu house. http://www.uahsigmanu.org
In addition to getting the kids on campus excited I wanna get Wilbur interviews on the student radio station http://www.thecapstone.ua.edu/index.php?page=History
and PBS radio http://wual.publicbroadcasting.net/index.html
along with local TV.http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=WVUA
All three stations are in the old Union Building.
We gotta local cable noon day show that Wilbur can appear on also.http://www.tuscaloosa.com/index.asp?NID=81
I may need to give another CD out at Bryant Bank.http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2008/05/05/daily36.html
Paul Bryant, Jr. has a copy but I wanna try to set up a meeting between Wilbur and Paul Jr. so I may need another copy.
On Friday, July 11, Wilbur will get the 7:30 A.M. until 8:30 A.M. slot on THE WALLY & DAVE MORNING SHOW on WTBC radio.http://www.wtbc1230.com/staff.html
On Saturday, July 12, Wilbur will get some of the 9 A.M. 'til 12 A.M. TIGER JACK'S OLDIES SHOW on WTBC.
Johnny Sisty, the owner of WTBC, is a friend of B.J. Thomas.
Of course we'll try to get you some press with The Tuscaloosa News, Planet Weekly and The Crimson & White.
I also want Wilbur to meet some nightclub owners.
Buie is trying to pull some strings too. His email to me follows this message.
My boss, Lee Pake, has offered to let everyone stay at his lake house which is practically in town. It's located on Lake Lee near the river over by the Goodrich plant. Full of critters. I caught a 19 pound yellow cat in the pond. A guy the other day caught a 28 pound one.I've caught lots of bass over 5 pounds & I know a guy who caught a 13.5 pound bass one day and caught 65 bass on another day. My son caught a 9 and a half pound bowfin and a 4 pound crappie.
Lee feeds 'em good.
RR......I've tried to get Bob Carlton interested but have been unsuccessful so far. I'll call again today. http://blog.al.com/bn/madness/
As far as Finebaum is concerned, since he moved to the new station I haven't been able to hook up.http://www.finebaum.com/