Straight out of Philly! Entertainer Steve Cooper is “Only as hip a his guests”. He hosts Comedians, Actors, Writers and Musicians and spends an hour with them for some organic chat about the biz!
Ed Marinaro - Episode 942
Ed Marinaro was a three-time All American at Cornell University and in 1971 was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and went on to play in the NFL for the Vikings and Jets. After he retired, he pursued acting. He landed a role in Laverne & Shirley and then went on to play Officer Joe Coffey for 6 seasons on Hill Street Blues. Other credits include Sisters, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, Amy Fisher: My Story, Dream On, Third Watch, Blue Mountain State, The Many Saints of Newark and numerous others.
Al Stewart - Episode 941
Al Stewart came to stardom as part of the legendary British folk revival in the sixties and seventies and developed the combination of folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. He has 19 studio albums between “Bedsitter Images” in 1967 and “Sparks of Ancient Light” in 2008, plus the live album "Uncorked" with Dave Nachmanoff in 2009. He is perhaps best known for his hits ‘Year of the Cat” from the Platinum album of the same name and the Platinum follow up album “Time Passages.” But his career spans four decades as a key figure in British music. He played at the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, worked with Yoko Ono pre-Lennon and shared a London apartment with a young Paul Simon.
Vonda Shepard - Episode 940
Vonda Shepard talks with Steve Cooper. Vonda is best known for her work on Ally McBeal. She was the “Greek Chorus” for Ally’s emotions and thoughts. There were often cover tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and earlier back, but David E. Kelley (the show's creator) would always interweave her original songs throughout the five years of Ally McBeal. She sold over twelve million albums, has won two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actor’s Guild awards and recorded nine solo albums. She also holds the Billboard prize for selling the most TV soundtracks in history.
John Cafferty - Episode 939
John Cafferty talks with Steve Cooper. John is best known for his work with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band who began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack. The hit single On the Dark Side held the Number-One position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for five consecutive weeks. The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. The title track from the group's 1985 follow-up album Tough All Over became their second Number-One single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song C-I-T-Y reached the Billboard Top 20. John's solo track Hearts on Fire was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film Rocky IV and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award. Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Episode 938
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released several studio albums and experienced significant commercial success as a blues artist. From 1995 on, he took seven singles into the Top 10, and holds the record for the longest-running album on the Billboard Blues Charts with Trouble Is... In 1996, he began a longtime collaboration with vocalist Noah Hunt, who provided the vocals for Shepherd's signature song, Blue on Black. He has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and has received two Billboard Music Awards, two Blues Music Awards and two Orville H. Gibson Awards.
Scott Schwartz - Episode 937
Steve Cooper talks with actor Scott Schwartz. Scott is best known for his role as Flick in A Christmas Story and A Christmas Story Christmas and for co-starring with Jackie Gleason and Richard Pryor in The Toy. He's also in appeared in TV shows and movies such as Kidco, A Time to Live, Raiders of the Living Dead, 21 Jump Street and The Comeback Kids.