The Vinyl Night radio show features some of the best and most influential people in the music industry. Each week will feature an intimate, candid and in depth one on one interview with drummers, guitar players, bass players, keyboard players, recording engineers, singers and producers. All of these great artists contributed to music that changed the world.
JOHN “JR” ROBINSON has become the most recorded drummer in history. Some of the hits are, We Are The World, All Night Long, You Are and Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie, I’m So Excited and Slow Hand by the Pointer Sisters, I’m Just A Gigolo and California Girls by David Lee Roth, Higher Love, Express Yourself by Madonna, Off The Wall, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal from the late great Michael Jackson and many many more!
03/15/17 Randy Kerber - LA LA LAND Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger on Harry Potter, Force Awakens, Titanic
RANDY KERBER is a composer, orchestrator, and keyboard player, who has had a prolific career in music.
He began his first national tour with Bette Midler in 1977, at the age of 19. Kerber was nominated for an Oscar in 1986, along with Quincy Jones and others, for Best Original Score for the motion picture, "The Color Purple". He was nominated for a Grammy for his arrangement of Over the Rainbow for Barbra Streisand. As a studio keyboardist, he has worked on over 800 motion pictures including "Titanic", "A Beautiful Mind", and "Harry Potter I, II, & III". The piano in "Forrest Gump" which features a feather floating in the wind, was played by Randy Kerber. The celeste theme in "Harry Potter", composed by John Williams, is also played by Randy Kerber. Most recently, Randy has performed piano solos on Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" for which he also trained Michael Douglas. As a studio keyboardist, Randy has been an orchestrator on over 50 films, including work with Academy Award winner James Horner. He worked with Eric Clapton as keyboardist, orchestrator, and conductor on the film Rush - playing on the Grammy Award-winning song "Tears in Heaven". During his career, Randy Kerber has worked with a wide range of artists such as Michael Jackson, Paul Anka, Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Rod Stewart, B.B. King, Bill Medley, Annie Lennox, Art Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Don Ellis, Ricky Martin, Bette Midler, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, George Benson, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra and Dionne Warwick…Recently, Randy Kerber has performed piano solos on Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Robert Zemeckis' "Flight", “Fragments de Amor”, Star Wars, “The Force Awakens” and “LA LA LAND”.
02/01/17 Chuck Findley – Trumpeter with Buddy Rich, Steely Dan and The Tonight Show
Charles B. "Chuck" Findley (born 13 December 1947 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is an American session musician. Most widely known as a trumpet player, he also plays other brass instruments such as flugelhorn, slide trumpet and trombone. His technical abilities and versatility are renowned even among other session players, with the celebrated session horn player and arranger Jerry Hey saying "Chuck Findley can play anything".
After graduating Maple Heights High School in Ohio in 1965, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. Findley's first professional work was with the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band before joining the Buddy Rich Band on a world tour. In 1989 he joined the Tonight Show band led by Doc Severinsen. He was also a member of the band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1994 to 2001. Chuck’s playing can be heard with B.B.King and Steely Dan, he has also played and/or recorded with Nancy Sinatra, Miles Davis, Stanley Turrentine, Toto, Pat Boone, Christopher Cross, Jaco Pastorius, Lee Ritenour, Jackson Browne, George Benson, George Harrison, Elton John, Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Dionne Warwick, Diane Schuur, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Tina Turner, Al Jarreau, Sarah Vaughan, Narada Michael Walden, Robert Palmer, Herbie Hancock & Buddy Rich, to name a few. Chuck won NARAS M-V-P- Player award 7 times.
01/20/17 Live from NAMM ‘17 – Terry Wollman, “JR” Robinson and Phil Perry
SPECIAL NAMM BROADCAST, with John JR Robinson, Terry Wollman, and guest Phil Perry!
Join us as we welcome two of our EnterTalk Radio network hosts, John JR Robinson, the most recorded drummer in history (with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Madonna, & more), and Terry Wollman, guitarist and producer (with Tony Bennett, Melissa Manchester, Keb’ Mo’ & more). They are joined by R&B Legend Phil Perry. Listen in as they talk about their careers together and upcoming projects of theirs!
01/11/17 Lenny Castro – Percussionist with Adele, Rolling Stones, Elton John & More
Lenny Castro is in a handful of the greatest percussionists of all time. He has an unbelievable list of sessions and live gigs. He is currently playing with Joe Bonamassa and is also well known for playing with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and his lifelong family—Toto. Lenny has recorded and toured the world with artists Melissa Manchester, Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Joe Sample, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Ricky Lee Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Boney James, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Glenn Frey, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, George Benson, Steve Lukather, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Brian Culbertson, Eros Ramazzotti, Noel Gallagher, Kid Rock, Micheal Lington, Peter White, Liza Minelli, Maroon 5, Dave Koz, Michael Bublè, Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Dave Sanborn, Amy Grant, Kirk Whalum, The Crusaders, Cecilia Noël, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, Clint Black, Dwight Yoachum, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, The Rockettes, Bette Midler, George Duke, Mars Volta, Peter Criss, Joe Cocker, Joe Bonamassa, Neil Larsen, Larsen Feiten Band & Karizma.
He has also worked on films such as Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Hancock, The Fugitive, 9 to 5 and commercials Toyota, and Burger King and animations like Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Phineas and Ferb & Sofia the Great.
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12/15/16 Ed Cherney, Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Producer
ED CHERNEY is an engineer, mixer and producer. He’s won Grammys and TEC Awards and just won his first Emmy. He owes success to the musical greats he’s sat behind over the years — giants like Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien, Don Was and Phil Ramone — listening through their ears, learning how they make great music. Ed’s all up in the tech, but knowing where a song’s heart lies and seeing that it shines through is what he’s known for and maybe why he’s worked with such diverse artists as Bonnie Raitt. The Rolling Stones. Wynton Marsalis. Iggy Pop. Bette Midler. Eric Clapton. Wynonna. Buddy Guy. Jackson Browne. Lenny Kravitz. Ry Cooder. Keb’ Mo. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, Elton John, Sting, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Goo Goo Dolls & New Spinal Tap. 3 GRAMMYS. One Best Engineered Album win -Bonnie Raitt’s “Longing In Their Hearts” came in a year that he recorded and mixed three of the five albums nominated in the category.Ed has won 5 TEC Awards awarded by NAMM and was inducted into TEC Hall of Fame in 2015. He has recorded and mixed Willie Nelson’s new “Summertime, Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,”. Ed founded the Grammy’s Producers and Engineers Wing. And I’m current (and past) governor of the L.A. chapter of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. I’m also a founding member of the META Alliance, a group of audio industry experts dedicated to the implementation of high-quality standards in music recording and delivery & participates The Grammy In The Schools and Grammy Camp. He’s a guest lecturer for recording programs for Berklee College of Music (which offers an Ed Cherney scholarship), the USC Thorton School of Music, CitrusCollege and CalArts. He’ also on the Board of Directors at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul Minnesota.
Music Legends Galore!
Wow, host JR Robinson has recorded drums on just about every hit song I ever heard!
The guests are all music legends as well - what a cool window into how so much classic popular music was created. Dig it