Rick Keene Music Scene – Deep Cuts of The Rolling Stones

It is too hard to pick a ‘few’ Rolling Stones’ songs most people do not know.

With such a vast catalog covering fifty – eight years; the ‘unknown’ tunes are a career for most bands.

Have a listen below to some of The Rolling Stones’ songs which may be new to you?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – The Who is Who of Fame at Studio 54

People think I’m crazy …

There was only one place to be in the 1970s. Studio54. The place to meet,to dance and to engage in a bohemian lifestyle.

Thanks to The Rolling Stones and more particularly Jerry Hall – the video below captures the images of a nightclub filled with the most relevant artists of the day.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Songs To Keep You Warm

Curl up won’t ya?

Music can make all ailments go away. Cold, flu or just plain snowy weather. Music can make inconveniences disappear with a shot of soulful healing.

Please sit back, grab a hot beverage and listen to music that will warm your spirit.

Rick Keene Music Scene – The Rolling Stones; The Greatest Country Music Band of All Time?

Marie may have been a little bit Country and Donny may have been a little bit Rock n Roll but they have nothing on The Rolling Stones.

From the beginning – The Rolling Stones’ sound has been entrenched in Country music. Is it their Blues’ influence which is also embedded in Country / Folk or was it Keith Richards’ fascination with Roy Rogers? Whatever the case – The Rolling Stones can lay claim to being one of the best Country bands of all time.

Gram Parsons was a huge influence on Richards and The Stones and added many an idea and education to The Greatest Rock n Roll Band of all time.

Don’t believe me? Listen below to The Rolling Stones doing what most Country bands wish they could do.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – New Tracks, Concert Listings and Things That Make You Go Hmm…

Just like life, music never stops until the plug is pulled.

Tunes arrive daily. Some fantastic, some great, some average and some bad. In the scheme of things, as long as an effort is made; everything is beautiful.

Please listen below to some of the best new tracks floating around and find out where you can see some shows live in Montreal.

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Smoke Meat Pete Blues Playlist

You got the Blues? Well, you will now …

In the words of Herb Alpert, co-founder of A&M Records, ‘everywhere around the world; people play The Blues’.

Have a listen below to some great Blues tracks won’t ya?

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Only one place to hear The Blues.

The cornerstone of all music is alive and well in Montreal. You can hear it through various players, venues and Rick Keene Music Scene.

Yet face it – there is only one place that gives you Live Blues seven nights a week !

Please listen below to some Montreal Blues players and some of the best Blues / Rock circling the stratosphere.

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Happy Birthday Sir Michael Philip Jagger

“Sexually unsatisfied, financially unsatisfied and philosophically trying …”

The above quote was by Mick Jagger during their second tour of the U.S. in 1965. A tour which cemented their place at the time as second to The Beatles in the world.

Over the years, The Stones – despite the backlash of ‘society’ over their rebellious ways and disregard for so called public decency, The Stones have not just endured, they have outlasted most of their contemporaries

Mick Jagger and his intelligence are the main reason why.

Combining excellent showmanship with business savvy. Artistic and intellectual curiosity with an unmatched ability to mimic vocal ebbs and flows. Jagger has mastered the art of a front-man and set the bar for all to follow. No Mick Jagger – no Freddie Mercury, No Mick – no Stephen Tyler, no Michael Jackson, no Prince. Add the fact that none come close to matching the amount of quality songs penned by Mr. Jagger; at the age of 76 – Sir Mick sits alone on the throne.

Please have a listen below to my Birthday Tribute.

Rick Keene Music Scene – Uncovering The Covers …

Under the surface may be hot and moist. Unless you go deep, you will never know.

The original tunes from a band sometimes are foreplay. A tease to bigger and better things or a precursor to erectile dysfunction. Either way, a different lover adds spice to a love affair.

Have a listen below to cover versions of tunes from a very known band. See if you can guess the name of the artist covering the tune before the end of the song.

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What’s Coming On Rick Keene Music Scene.com ( Or – How I Stopped Listening to Mainstream And Learned To Love the Bomb)

Blind dates are not for everyone …

Some folks like to know what they are getting into before they dress up and hit the road. Many folks do not like surprises in their lives.

For those who prefer security over blind faith – please listen below to some tunes from the artists I will be interviewing this week on Rick Keene Music Scene.com

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Rick Keene Music Scene – Bernard Fowler Turns The Rolling Stones ‘Inside Out’ on Latest Disc

How does it feel to be on your own just like a Rolling Stone?

Singing back – up for The Stones since 1989, Bernard Fowler is ‘grateful’ to be on stage with ‘the big boys’. Even though he and the other supporting players can be headliners in their own right, Fowler remains humble next to The Stones.

“A producer friend of mine introduced me to Mick and that is how I joined.” Says Fowler just a couple of week before he was set to join the Stones for their upcoming 2019 U.S / Canadian tour. ( Mick’s health issues have since cancelled the tour until further notice). Says Fowler; ” Mick liked my voice, my style and soul.’

Upon joining The Stones, Fowler noticed something about his  ‘new band’. They walked how they talked.  

” Everyone knows The Stones came from The Blues”. Says Bernard. ” They eat, breathe and live it all the time. On breaks in rehearsals, before shows – they play those tunes themselves or the original artists’ versions all the time. It is where they came from and it is part of their DNA”.

Almost thirty years after joining the band and having the best ‘seat’ in the house, Bernard’s appreciation for both the band and Mick Jagger have grown.

” Look …” Says Bernard. ” It is simple. There are two types of music. Good music and bad music. The Stones are a real and true Rock band and they perform great music. “

As far as watching Jagger dance, wiggle and take command of stadiums filled with 80,000 or more people …?

” My respect for Mick just keeps on getting higher. Night after night he is outperforming guys half his age. I think that globally, the respect is unanimous. He keeps getting better with age.”

Fowler grew up with Soul and Gospel in the house. Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke ( among others) raiding his ears and heart on a daily basis. Musically, because of his background – Fowler is ‘tightest’ with Keith Richards within The Stones. Richards’ musical background is very simular to Fowlers as Bernard’s Mom discovered one tour.

” I was in Keith’s room and I called my Mom”. Laughs Bernard. “Keith was playing a gospel or soul record and my Mom asked where I was. When I told her and she found out it was Keith’s records she said ‘ put that boy on the phone’. I’m not sure she loves Keith the person but she loves Keith’s musical tastes. That’s for sure”

The Rolling Stones are known  ‘commercially’ as a Rock and Blues band. For purists it is the Funk and R&B rhythms that separate them from other bands and give them the title; ‘The ‘Greatest Rock n Roll Band in The World’. One of their greatest live songs (available on the Four Flicks DVD set) is Dance Pt. 1. A tune and performance which releases the pure Jagger and sees the band hit a groove that few can match.

‘ It is funny you brought up that song”. Says Bernard. “Almost from the time I joined I tried to get Mick to do that song live but always in vain. Finally he said yes and as the video shows – that is pure Mick Jagger. That music and those grooves are just in him.”

Fowler has a new album coming out April 19th. It is called Inside Out and it pays homage to Mick but not like one would think …

” Mick writes the greatest lyrics and I wanted to use those lyrics and magnify how good they are. How philosophical they are.  In doing so, even die-hard Stones’ fans may hear words they missed in The Stones’ original recordings. Mick’s style and annotations sometimes blur or mask words and entire phrases.”

Inside Out does not have singing on it. The entire album was always a spoken word project floating in Bernard’s mind. Finally he decided to do it with his favorite Stones’ songs and a thumbs up from Mick.

” I went through their songbook (380 songs) and discovered so many songs. Some I knew because we have done them live but some were more obscure. When I read the words to them – I said, ‘Damn these are good! Whoever was around got a lesson from me and had to read them. “

All the songs on Bernard’s album are unrecognizable as Stones’ music. The only things on the album which Bernard ‘kept’ true are the background ‘ woo woos ‘ and the piano chord progressions in the song Sympathy for The Devil.

” I did not want it to be a Stones record. I wanted to start with the words and then add rythym. Whatever sounded good musically, we ran with it. I was fortunate to have a great cast of players on this album. It made the sounds that much better”.

Darryl Jones (bass) and Tim Ries (horns) of The Stones’ camp join Fowler as well as Steve Jordan from Keef’s other band; The X- Pensive Winos. Walfredo Reyes Jr and Lenny Castro provide African rhythms and Vince Wilburn (Miles Davis) and Clayton Cameron also add percussion. Guitar work is provided by George Evans and Ray Parker Jr. Keys and piano are laid out by Michael Beardon and David Bowie alumni Mike Garson. Keyon Harrold from the Miles Davis Biopic round things out. .

” The first song we did was Dancing with Mr.D. Even though Tim had done a Stones cover record with horns and Darryl is in the Stones, we never found outselves going the Stones’ route. I was focused on making all the songs the way I imagined them. Having Jordan along for the entire ride made me realize how good the ideas and music were. When Steve is on board – you know it is good.”.

Inside Out contains the songs Sister Morphine, Sympathy for The Devil, Tie You Up, All The Way Down, Undercover of The Night and Time Waits for Noone. Lyrically – all contain social statements which Bernard thinks are crucial in today’s ‘crumblin’ world’.

The album will shock the punters on first listen. After all, nobody is quite used to a penis under a dress. Once the barriers are broken and an open mind takes precedence; Inside Out is a masterpiece. No plasticity  going on musically or in Fowler’s profound vocal delivery.

Inside Out may finally give Mick Jagger the accolades he deserves as one of the greatest philosophers, poets and lyricists of all time.

Thanks to the name and face of Bernard Fowler. A headliner on his own. Not like a Rolling Stone.

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Nanette Workman – ‘You Can Always Get What You Want ‘ – Part Two

Nanette Workman is real …

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A singer who has been there – done that. A seasoned professional who has not lost her ability to know the true reasons behind music. Passion and integrity, beauty and soul.

ASIDE FROM HER EXPERIENCE AS A BACK – UP SINGER, A BROADWAY PERFORMER, AN ACTRESS AND A HEADLINING SINGER, NANETTE IS BRINGING HER ” STREET ” EDUCATION TO THE LEAGUE OF ROCK AS ONE OF THE COACHES. 

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Please listen below as Nanette explains her philosophy behind the nurturing of both young and ‘old’ musicians. Something which is fragile and exciting for Nanette.

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Nanette Workman – ‘You Can Always Get What You Want ‘ …

Nanette Workman is not a born Quebecer. A fact which some people know …

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Nanette was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She was inducted into The Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2000. Not bad for a Quebecer … eh ?

The now 70 year old singer / musician / composer and actress moved to Montreal with her Pop Idol boyfriend and recorded her first album in French in 1967. Pretty cool since at that time – Nanette did not speak a word of that language.

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Nanette has worked with practically everyone in the music business over the years but perhaps, her most famous session was with The Rolling Stones. Lending her voice to a couple of songs which are part of the cornerstones of Rock music. Part of Rock history …

Please listen below as Nanette explains part of her early career and what songs she sang back -up in The Rolling Stones; vast catalogue. Nanette will be a coach in Montreal’s first edition of The League of Rock. Stay tuned for PART TWO and hear how Nanette will be approaching her gig as a coach.

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Mike Jones – Penn and Teller’s Pianist Explains the ‘Magic’ Of His New Record

Pianist Mike Jones has spent the past fifteen years playing magic. Sorta …

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Jones is the pianist for the Las Vegas magic act of acclaimed magicians Penn and Teller. A gig which Mike would not change for the world. Not only does he choose the music, Mike also enjoys a stationary existence. No ‘on the road’ gigs or – very few.

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Please listen below to some tunes off the album ‘Roaring’ and hear Mike explain his roots, his magical career and his solo efforts.

And what does  The Simpsons TV show have to do with this?

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Andria Simone – ‘Evolving’ Into Tremblant Blues Festival

Andria Simone speaks her mind. A breath of fresh air to go along with her golden voice.

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Please listen below as Andria speaks on the state of the music business, some of her influences and what to expect on April 9th at

Mont Tremblant Blues Festival. 

 

Listen to a few tunes from her new album Evolve as well.

 

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Michael Kaeshammer – ‘The Pianist’ !

Michael Kaeshammer is known as a premiere showman. It did not start out that way …

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Please listen below as Michael speaks of his first solo recording ‘The Pianist’ and the reasons behind it.

 

Also – Discover some thoughtful insights into the music business and the mind of one of the best pianists in Canada!

 

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Lisa Fischer – A Montreal Experience …

Anyone at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre on Saturday night in Montreal was – twenty feet from a star.

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No – the star in question was not Keith Richards.

The star in question was Lisa Fischer and although she may owe a certain amount of her fame to Richards and the rest of The Rolling Stones, her fame has been earned by sheer talent. A once-in-a-lifetime voice has earned Fischer a place beside musicians like Richards, Sting, Luther Vandross and Nine Inch Nails. To name a few.

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The Grammy Award winning singer and one of the featured artists in the documentary ‘ Twenty Feet to Stardom’, displayed her talents in front of a packed audience. Conveying an angelic presence to a crowd whose attention lay focused. These days – it is rare when an audience is not disrespectful to a performer. Lisa Fischer is special.

Backed by her backing band Grand Baton, Miss Fischer carried everyone on a trip. Vessels of rhythms, beats, arrangements and melodic masterpieces within a potpourri of Jazz, R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop and World Music transported souls far away from Hades. No leaks. No Mishaps. No prisoners. No problem for Fischer.

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Commencing with the Amy Grant song ‘Breath of Heaven’, everyone who had only heard Lisa singing Gimme Shelter with Mick Jagger realized the depth. Like a billowy cloud floating carelessly through a spring air, Fischer’s vocals – hard and soft. Contrasting styles. An entire vocal lesson within one Gospel inspired tune (hymn?).

Eric Bibb’s ‘Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down’ came next and never left. Instead, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. Lisa Fischer arrived within the song as it morphed into Peggy Lee’s Fever. Elvis and Madonna have covered Fever. Thousands of artists have covered Fever. No one has covered Fever as unique as Fischer. Especially when the calmness of her version evolved into the classic Zeppelin tune; ‘Rock and Roll.’ Fischer and Grand Baton know how to rock. Now – Montreal is aware that Fischer knows how to rock outside of The Stones. A heart-pounding rendition with a hint of Rock and a touch of Soul.

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‘How Can I Ease the Pain’ – her Grammy Winning song, brought everyone back down to earth. Goose bump kinda -stuff. Hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck kinda stuff. Fischer demonstrated why – in 1991, the Grammy was awarded, for once, to the right person. A stunning beautifully written song sung with a healing power. A pin could have been dropped into an empty well equipped with microphones in China and it would have been heard in Montreal at The Corona. Fischer commands that attention. Fischer has earned that respect.

‘Miss You’, from The Stones’ Some Girls album came next.

Fischer, once more placing her own spin on things with a fusion of Jazz and R&B. After all – who knows Miss You better than Fischer? Since 1989, Fischer has ‘walked in central park’ and ‘sang after dark’ as The Stones’ back-up singer. At The Corona, Lisa made the Stones miss her more than she missed them. Piercing vocals shadowed by darkness. It was a gas, gas, gas!

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash filled a Stones’ fan’s pallette. Briefly. Once more – Grand Baton and Fischer making it their own. Compared to Jagger’s menace, Fischer’s vocals hidden from the drivin’ rain. Sheltered under rainbow – colored mushrooms with an occasional bounce into a higher stratosphere. The Jagger / Richards’ composition fresher in Fischer’s hands. Richer.

The thing about Miss Fischer, given her star-studded pals and place within the music business, is her lack of pretentiousness. As humble as a bookworm on a date with a cheerleader, Fischer’s personae as a lead vocalist somewhat sophomore-ish. Almost shy. A relief within the usual diva mentality of the majority of female Pop singers.

The late Robert Palmer was present and accounted for on Saturday evening.

Lisa and the band offering a stirring rendition of ‘Addicted to Love’. Not quite like the video version of Palmer’s hit. Once again – Fischer placing the tune into another worldly dimension complete with a haunting bass line, acoustic bliss and a slower more haunting beat. A perfect set-up for what appears to be Lisa’s signature tune.

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What would a Fischer concert be without Gimme Shelter?

The song which placed her on the musical map on a grand scale. Her moment in the sun with The Rolling Stones in every show. Although somewhat expected by Stones’ fans, Fischer once more altered the tune like a ball of Playdoh. Sculpting, shaping and forming the encore tune into something different.Something breath-taking. Something memorable. A souvenir to be placed into a photo album. Pressed between pages of a musical era.

One that is commencing for Lisa Fischer …

**Due to camera malfunction, no pics from Saturday’s concert are available. Apologies.

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Rick Keene Music Scene Top Ten 2015 Interviews – Part One ,Two and Three

If musicians did not speak, noone would understand anything behind the art.

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Please listen below to my Top Ten Interviews of 2015. It wasn’t easy reducing over one hundred interviews and condensing them into ten.

Find out who and why the following artists are included in the Top Ten.

Thanks for listening !

Talk soon …

Stay tuned for the number one interview of 2015 !

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Victor Wainright – Puttin’ The Boogie Woogie Piano Back into the Mainstream

Ian Stewart, the ‘sixth’ member of the Rolling Stones, was one of the great Boogie Woogie piano players of all time.

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Unfortunately, like most great piano players in Rock n Roll, Blues and R and B, most ‘music fans’ do not know his name.

Johnnie Johnston? Who?

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Victor Wainright is attempting to change the landscape of the Blues and R and B scene to ensure that Boogie Woogie continues it’s honorable legacy. Wainright is not on a quest, he is just doing what comes natural and – guess what?

People love it !

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Please listen below to my interview with Victor as he tours Quebec. Listen to some tracks from his new album ‘Boom Town’.

Ian Stewart and Johnnie Johnston would be proud …

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Ladies and Gentlemen … It’s NOT The Rolling Stones?

The tunes are loved by everyone who listens to them except  for Beatles’ fans. They make up the fabric of popular music. They are sung by the not-so-greatest Rock n Roll Band of all time.

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Please listen below to some great tracks by ….?

NOT the Rolling Stones!

 

 

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A Review of Keith Richards’ Documentary ‘Under the Influence’

Most people have dual citizenships. Keith Richards has dual personalities.

In the documentary ‘ Under the Influence ‘ ( available on Netflix) – the lines are blurred with orgasmic pleasure for a true music fan.

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The general population love Keith Richards. The masses also know very little about the man.

They know the myth. They have read the tales of decadent behavior and the seemingly endless nine lives which appear to pursue Richards on and off the stage. Everyone loves a survivor. Especially one who has written the songbook of Rock n Roll with a middle finger left off the fret and pointed straight at the powers that be.

Keith Richards at seventy – one years of age, can do no wrong. He has earned the right to captain the Black Pearl.

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‘Under the Influence’, the documentary which coincides with the release of Richards ‘ first solo album in over twenty years (Crosseyed Heart), is a showcase of Richards’ mindset in the studio as he lays down tracks with his ‘Xpensive’ mates.

Instead of this documentary being solely a marketing tool to help sell copies of an album made by a Grandfather who ( in Rock n Roll history) should be passed his prime, the film instead utilizes the celluloid moments to open the drapes and let the rays of American music display Richards’ crevasses on his worn face as valleys of knowledge. In short – ‘Under the Influence’ is a proper documentary.

In short – Keith Richards is a proper musician.

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The Stones’ guitarist has forgotten more than most know. The Stones’ guitarist happily has not forgotten more than most know.

Director Morgan Neville takes that knowledge and places it elegantly into a history class. Not a Blues class. Not a Rock n Roll class. Not a Country music class. Not even a Great American Songbook class.

Neville and Richards deliver a top of the line University music class with the above ingredients both separate and blurred together. Just as elegantly as Richards himself.

The best thing? Lazy people need not apply …

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In the 1960’s, the Beatles reinvented popular music. They too were influenced by the same men who laid the foundation for the Stones’ songbook. The Beatles remained white British boys while the Stones transformed into a bunch of Black kids playing the Blues to anyone who would scream. The Rolling Stones with Brian Jones , Mick Jagger and Keith Richards leading the way, introduced American Blues to America white folks.

In 2015, in glorious irony, at a time when the music business and an entire generation of musicians appear ‘lost for words’, along comes Keith Richards ‘under the influence’ once more.

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Satan, God or whoever runs the show – every once in a while sends Richards into the forest as a musical Robin Hood.  A rich man giving back to the poor.

In the eighties, when Rock n Roll and all it’s edgy guitars took backseat to synthesized drums machines and keyboards, it was Richards’ ‘Start Me Up’ riff that kept Chuck Berry sane. While Mick Jagger was experimenting with every sound heard by dogs and people as a solo artist, Richards angrily released the album ‘Talk is Cheap.’ A project that is held in highest esteem by any musician worth their weight in music.

Richards’ kept the Rock n Roll/ Blues and R and B barge afloat without a ‘Life’ jacket.

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Here is where the dual personality kicks in.

Richards’ has also kept Country music in people’s consciences. From ‘Country Honk’ off of Let It Bleed’, the entire Beggars Banquet album and into ‘Dead Flowers’ off of the Stones’ classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers and everything in between, Richards continues the tradition and love of Country on his new album Crosseyed Heart. Keith Richards along with Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wanda Jackson and thousands or millions more – have kept the world balanced within the structure of ‘Rock n Roll’.

No Country music equals no Blues or vice versa. No Blues / Country  means no ‘Roll’ in the Rock.

Richards likes his Roll … thank you very much.

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There is so much in Keith Richards songwriting than meets the bloodshot eye. ‘Under the Influence’ gives a glimmer of what makes one half of  The Glimmer Twins glimmer.

Hogey Carmichael and the Great American Songbook were a huge part of Richards’ post – war English environment. Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and all the Soul and R and B men are the foundations of Richards’ indestructible frame. Mix them all together within a man with the backbone of a lion? The main ingredient of Richards’ and the Stones’ longevity. The ability to place a song ahead of the solos.

Craftsmanship.

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‘Under the Influence’ is a thoughtful insight into an ageing man’s psyche. Musically and as a human being.

Many times during the film Richards’ is on the cusp of melancholy and wistfulness. Tears are welling up behind the shades as much as his influences are masked by the shades of Rock n Roll. The documentary – a rare peek into Keith Richards as a man who has conquered everything on his own terms and has no idea how he has ended up as one of the most – loved people on the planet. No idea how he has ended up still ‘ on the planet’ for that matter.

It is called integrity Mr. Richards. See you at The Crossroads ….

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Rick Keene 50th Birthday Bash / Fundraiser for Johnny Beaudine Line Up

Fifty years is a long time …

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Hard to believe on September 7th, I will be reaching a half century on this planet ( 47 years if you count the times I was in a different world as a teenager).

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Please help me celebrate and at the same time – raise money for Sax player Johnny Beaudine. Johnny lost his belongings in a fire and requires help to get furniture and all the little stuff which is essential to feeling ‘ at home’.

Personal mementos cannot be replaced, so this evening will also be an opportunity for all of us to lift Johnny’s spirits through music and song. 

*Please attend and enjoy an evening of good music.

Listen Below for the line up !

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Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Gino Vannelli – Los Angeles and Home .​.​.

Gino Vannelli has been here before.

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The native Montrealer recently returned  to his birth city for a pair of great shows at The Rialto Theatre.

Just four short days after those performances – Gino recorded a DVD and CD of a show in L.A.

Please listen below as Gino speaks about that show including a duet with a very unlikely suspect. Is there a new album on the horizon?

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From Woody Herman to “John Fedchock’s New York Big Band

 

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Fedchock began his career in 1980 as a jazz trombonist with the legendary Woody Herman Orchestra, serving as featured soloist, musical director and chief arranger for Herman’s last two Grammy nominated albums.

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Herman said of Fedchock, “He’s my right hand man. Everything I ask of John he accomplishes, and I ask a lot. He’s a major talent.” Fedchock has also toured with Gerry Mulligan, T.S. Monk, Louie Bellson, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and has performed as a featured soloist, composer and conductor around the world.

With the release of Like It Is, the next chapter has been written for the John Fedchock New York Big Band.  As with his previous recordings, this project showcases Fedchock as an artist who will continue to have a hand in guiding and shaping the direction of big band music for years to come.

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Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Trois Rivieres Blues Festival; Jamiah on Fire!

Jamiah Rogers loves his family of fans.

He also loves his family. His real family. 

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Combined with two cousins in the band along with his manager / songwriting partner / Father – the group Jamiah On Fire are a real ‘family affair’.

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Please listen below as Jamiah and his Father talk about all things –

on fire!

Jamiah? Tony?

 

 

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Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Michelle … Ma Belle …! Part One and Two

Michelle Malone is one of …

those girls. 

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Talented but not a household name. Well, not in Montreal anyways.

She has worked with the Indigo Girls and Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell. In between, she has grown to love and admire almost everyone associated with all genres of music.

Please listen below as Michelle explains many things including her new album and relates her tale of a very touching moment with Emmylou Harris.

Michelle?

 

Visit Michelle Here!

 

 

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Dundees

Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Ask Dave the Bartender; Six Months in a Leaky Boat?

Dave the Bartender remains a mystery. Unearthed and unscathed.

Just like his tips …

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Please listen below as Dave, the Bartender, attempts to answer musical questions sent in by the listeners.

Dave? A rum and coke please …

 

 

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Dundees

Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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What’s Happening in Montreal!

A lot coming musically to Montreal …

As usual.

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From AC/ DC to Edgar Winter, the Province of Quebec is alive with the sounds of music!

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Have a listen below to who is coming to Montreal and surrounding areas in the next couple of months. Thanks for listening!

 

 

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Dundees

Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Ria Reece – From Etta James and Beyond …

Diversity is … the spice of life.

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Arriving in Montreal via a time capsule of a unique musical background, enables Ria a perspective both unique and heartfelt.

A love of Etta James and Rock n Roll places this ex Torontarian in a place as magical as music itself.

Please listen below as Ria explains all that. Pluslisten yourself to some outstanding tunes from her debut album …

Ria? What’s up?

Visit Ria Right here!

Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

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Dundees

Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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Blues and Barbara Diab; A Love Affair …

Barbara Diab knows what she is singing about …

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A pure student of The Blues and a respect for the genre which appears natural for her. Natural and pure.

Please listen below as Barbara discusses everything including the name of her band.

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Smoke Meat anyone?

Barbara? What’s up?

 

Visit Barbara Here!

 

Visit Blues Bourbon and BBQ Here!

 

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Dundees

Aug. 20th – Becky Fiset Cote

Sept. 4th – Rick Keene 50th Bday Bash!

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Jarrett Lobley Project Click Here !
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