Podcast by Oregon Music News
Podcast by Oregon Music News
Michael Quinby: Hunting for new game / CC #263
Yes it’s me with a smoky voice not because I want to sound like Barry White (which I actually do want to) but because of the smoke.
When we recorded this conversation with Michael Quinby, leader of the Roseland Hunters (I ask if there’s a chance they’ll get back together), all we had to worry about was the pandemic and the election.
Michael was the leader, vocalist and guitarist for the Roseland Hunters and I played the living hell out of their record on the radio.
So what’s he been doing lately?
Let’s find out.
Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again CC#262
Steve Berlin, long-time saxophonist with Los Lobos, and a Portlander for years is in the Artichoke Café. He’s here to talk about the work on a new Los Lobos album and how he has spent all of this damned time off re-learning how to play the saxophone. After decades of playing it one way, he’s spent months learning a different way to play it.
We’ll hear about that and a lot of other things.
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Having said that, let’s talk with Steve Berlin.
Bill Frisell's Marvelous Dream
Bill Frisell tells us about a dream that changed his life.
Tucker Martine: The Producer/Recordist in his studio CC#261
I am with Tucker Martine, one of the world’s best producers and recording engineers. I could read you the list of the people he’s worked with but it would take the rest of the podcast, and that’s only slightly exaggerating.
Here are just a few, Roseanne Cash, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Don Henley, the Avett Brothers. I could go on but you get the picture.
One of his most beloved collaborators is Bill Frisell who comes to Portland to record right here at Flora Recordings and Playback.
He’s also a musician and like everyone else right now doing everything he can to keep afloat until we get back to something that resembles normal.
Bill Frisell is one of my favorite musicians and so excuse me if I talk too much about him. It’s my podcast.
Here’s Tucker Martine.
Lee Fields: A Soul man in his own right
Lee Fields. came up in the 1960’s, did pretty well for himself, known as “Little JB” for James Brown because of his voice, his dancing abilities and because he was just downright funky.
When disco hit, he wanted to remain true to his art, so he quit the business for a few years. He was a part of the great Soul music revival in the late 1990’s and hasn’t looked back since.
He has a tight band he calls The Expressions and they travel the world. He has a new album out called. “It Rains Love.”
We caught up with him on the road, the morning after a fabulous show at the Roseland in December of 2019. Remember when it was just normal to go to the Roseland, or any other place, be with people, dance and hear great music?
I did this interview for a short-lived podcast I was doing but stopped doing after a bunch of episodes which I loved, but could't work out a deal to keep going..
He’s deep. Meet Lee Fields.
Isaac Slusarenko hits the Jackpot with Martin Denny reissues CC#260
When you hear the start of this, you will notice that you're not hearing the Coffeeshop Conversations theme.
Good catch. The regular theme doesn’t have men imitating birds and frogs.
No, this is Martin Denny’s Quiet Village which ushered in a whole new thing when it was released in 1957…called Exotica. And it was. It was also a huge hit and so were the Martin Denny lp’s that followed.
Well, today’s guest in the Artichoke Café is Isaac Sluseranko who runs Jackpot Records. Every year around Record Store Day, this year on Saturday, August 29, they reissue something that blows you away.
This year it’s four Martin Denny records, including the one with Quiet Village, that one in original Mono. Martin Denny sold millions and millions of records.
Let’s find out why from Issac Slusarenko.