Monthly Archives: February 2017

Levon Helm: The Possibilities of the Blues (1977)

SKF NOTE: This morning I noticed in Down Beat (March 23, 1978), Mikal Gilmore’s record review of Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars – Levon’s first solo album. I loved everything about this album when it was released in 1977. … Continue reading

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John Von Ohlen: Reading and Writing Drum Charts (1984)

SKF NOTE: From the transcript of my interview with John Von Ohlen, published in the March 1985 Modern Drummer. This interview was done by phone. I was at home in Connecticut taping with a telephone answering machine that recorded sound … Continue reading

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Bob DiSalle: Recording in France with Blue Rose

SKF NOTE: Since listening for the first time in over 30 years to the cassette shown in this YouTube video, I’m trying to recall the circumstances of the taped conversations. It’s possible – because of the months between my interviewing … Continue reading

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Owen Hale’s Modern Drummer Profile 1982

SKF NOTE:┬áThe latest news I have on Owen Hale is almost exactly a year old: “‘Now I’m doing what I wanted to do all my career,’ he said, of the new album he started to work on in January at … Continue reading

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Mixing John Denver Applause on Lou Reed’s ‘Rock n Roll Animal’ Album

SKF NOTE: This story had me smiling. THE BLOG Musician Steve Katz Revisits A Career Of Blood, Sweat, Blues And Rock 05/30/2015 08:22 am ET | Updated May 30, 2016 The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and he … Continue reading

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