Folk legends Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger joined together on this release and it’s a classic. Arlo Guthrie was the son of an even bigger folk legend Woody Guthrie
but expressed his take on the 60’s generation, while Woody sang songs about the Great Depression through post WWll America.
Seeger was one of the great political protest singers who came before Dylan and spanned the lives of both Woody and Arlo. This is a special album and a rare one I am sure you will all enjoy. I’ll be spinning it at 7:00 pm sharp!
Deep Purple was one of the founding fathers of Hard Rock music along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep. Deep Purple arguably had the best musicians of the batch with Guitar God Ritchie Blackmore and Hammond Organ maestro Jon Lord working as the principal songwriters. Their ability to work together… weaving classic guitar and organ riffs into a sonic blend gave them a unique sound unlike any other. Lead singer Ian Gillian’s voice was so impressive he was recruited to play the lead role in the recording of “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
If you have heard that classic album, you’ve heard Gillian’s incredible range and passionate voice.
Focus is a Dutch progressive band most would not be familiar with by name until they hear the song “Hocus Pocus” If you have spent much time listening to classic rock radio, then you’ll recognize the art rock masterpiece with the “Yodeling” and amazing use of rock instrumentation. Hocus Pocus was a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic and made them overnight sensations in 1971 hitting #2 on the UK charts which was pretty impressive in a very competitive time for bands.
Jaco Pastorius burst onto the 1970s Jazz Fusion scene with an album that simply blew people out of the water with is incredible virtuoso bass playing. The album featured a star studded lineup of the biggest names in the genre such as Herbie Hancock, Narada Walden, David Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, Lenny White, Michael Brecker among others. It’s recorded beautifully and the production is equally stellar. Jacko created a signature sound on a fretless electric bass that many are still trying to emulate to this day, and will continue for decades. Jaco died at 35 after bar fight with a bouncer who refused his entry. Did he not know who Jako was? The guy only spent 4 months in jail for a reduced murder charge which is hard to understand. Jako left us some amazing music. This is one of his greatest works, so come check it out!
Kombucha, tea, and coffee available!
Date(s) - Thu, Sep 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm