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Jim Wood owns over 5000 R&B records. In a conversation with Marquise Stillwell, he recounts the bittersweet tale of the birth of America’s music with opinion and dialog as bold as the best Wynonie Harris records. Jim is also the star of the upcoming DevlinPix Music Comedy, The Front Man.


Recorded and Edited by Bill Hilferty
Produced by DevlinPix
www.devlinpix.com

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Jim Wood owns over 5000 R&B records. In a conversation with Marquise Stillwell, he recounts the bittersweet tale of the birth of America’s music with opinion and dialog as bold as the best Wynonie Harris records. Jim is also the star of the upcoming DevlinPix Music Comedy, The Front Man.


Recorded and Edited by Bill Hilferty
Produced by DevlinPix
www.devlinpix.com

    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    The finale of Field Hollars Yield Dollars! Jim speaks about the Soul music of the 1960s, with its deep roots in the passionate gospel songs of the past, and tells us why record labels continue to be relevant despite; file sharing, internet self promotion, and the occasional artist, like Jimi Hendrix, whose talent is impossible to reproduce. Marquise concludes the series by asking Jim about his personal definition of success.
    This podcast is produced by DevlinPix. To learn more please visit Devlinpix.com

    • 13 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Jim discusses how the music in the United States at the end of the 50s became lifeless under the control of the music industry. Teen idols were churned out of the machine and onto television, and all the while, young people across the pond were discovering a treasure trove of American blues records from cats like Muddy Waters. The Rolling Stones and the Beatles bring America’s music back to America, but Jim tells us how they end up managing their careers far better than Elvis did before them.
    This podcast is produced by DevlinPix. To learn more please visit Devlinpix.com

    • 9 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Many consider Rocket 88 to be the very first Rock & Roll record. Jim sheds some light on a period where Sam Phillips was recording this style of raw R&B, with young inexperienced musicians, and reveals what he believes to be the first record that truly deserves the label of Rock & Roll. In this context he also discusses the co-opting of Elvis and how his musical heros were left unremembered, flat broke and busted.

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    • 11 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Did Elvis really get all his moves from Wynonie Harris? The answer may surprise you. In this episode, join Jim Wood and Marquise Stilwell as they discuss the real Elvis Presley, and early record label's attempts to "whitewash" and re-package R&B for a wider audience.

    This podcast is produced by DevlinPix. To learn more please visit Devlinpix.com

    • 10 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    So, you think you know Rock n' Roll? Join Marquise Stillwell as he enters the home of Jim Wood, an early Rhythm and Blues enthusiast with over 5000 records and some unique ideas about how these early "race" records found there way to the radio sets of middle-class white America. In this first episode, Jim Wood talks about early censorship in the music industry, and how artists found their way around these restrictions.

    This podcast is produced by DevlinPix. To learn more please visit Devlinpix.com

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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littlerin ,

Cool podcast.

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Awesome!

Great podcast, love it!!!! Can't wait for more!

Jimmy Bazz ,

Jim wood

Great stuff. I have been to Jim's record room many nights. Oh it feels and smells like blues du wop and rock n roll. He tells the story of blues like no other being i've every met and he can sing it too. Alreet!!!

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