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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

'FITO' DE LA PARRA LEGENDARY DRUMMER WITH BLUES/ROCK BAND CANNED HEAT TALKS WOODSTOCK,UNTIMELY DEATHS OF ALAN WILSON & BOB HITE, UPCOMING TOUR & MORE!

 




'FITO' DE LA PARRA

Legendary drummer & 

Member of the classic lineup of

Boogie electric 

blues rock band

C A N N E D

H E A T

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

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IN ITS ENTIRETY


Founded in 1966, Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Canned Heat attained three worldwide hits with their rock anthems “On The Road Again,” “Going Up The Country,” and “Let’s Work Together.” They secured their niche in rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and a headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Now, more than fifty years later and with forty albums to their credit, Canned Heat is still going strong. They have been anchored throughout the past fifty-three years by the steady hand of drummer/band leader and historian, Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra.

During his 40+ years with Canned Heat, Fito has also played with some of the greatest blues singers of our time including, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins, and George "Harmonica" Smith. His solid, basic drumming and fantastic solos have led to recording sessions with John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.  Fito has also written a book "LIVING THE BLUES" with his personal story and Canned Heat's, available on the band's website cannedheatmusic.com, Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

Canned Heat at Woodstock

As "Keeper of the Flame" he has remained the band leader, rhythmic and spiritual force behind Canned Heat's music for over four decades. He has also produced three DVDs, "Boogie with Canned Heat", "Rock Made in Mexico", and "Fito de la Parra Drum Solos" and countless CDs for Canned Heat and other artists. He became a US citizen in 1984. Fito is an avid motorcyclist and an animal lover.

Canned Heat remains committed to delighting their fans with creativity and musical energy as they continue to play “live” throughout the U.S. and around the world.

PURCHASE

LIVING 

THE BLUES


By 

Fito De La Parra

Join Fito de la Parra, producer and drummer of Canned Heat, for a wild ride in a world of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival in his autobiography” Living The Blues”.

Find out what happened to the world-famous band when Woodstock was over and the ’60s ran out. Discover how Fito survived the wildly eccentric, deliberately chaotic, and fabulously excessive lifestyle of a rock star to become one of today’s most important artists interpreting the blues.

Filled with over 100 rare and collectible photographs, and artwork images from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, it is available for purchase below, or through our Merchandise Page.

 AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

FITO DE LA PARRA

and

CANNED HEAT

VISIT

www.cannedheatmusic.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/dontforgettoboogie

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CANNED HEAT

TOUR DATES

Saturday, September 17

5:00pm 

WARREN COUNTY CELEBRATION

Sunday, September 18

8:00pm 

DARYL'S HOUSE CLUB

Monday, September 19

8:00pm 

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE

Tuesday, September 20

8:00pm 

CITY WINERY

Wednesday, September 21

2:00pm 

THE BIG "E" / COURT OF HONOR STAGE

Thursday, September 22

2:00pm 

THE BIG "E" / COURT OF HONOR STAGE

Friday, September 23

8:00pm 

THE MUSIC ROOM / GALLERY & WINE BAR

Saturday, September 24

8:00pm 

TOWN HOUSE CONCERT HALL (TOWN HALL)

Saturday, October 1

8:00pm 

WATSEKA THEATRE

 

CANNED HEAT HAS PERFORMED 

AT MORE MOTORCYCLE &

MUSIC FESTIVALS 

THAN ANY OTHER BAND IN THE WORLD.

Over 100 European Tours, 20 Tours to Mexico, 15 to Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

Tours to Singapore, the Philippines and Colombia / South America.

Many U.S. Air Force and Army / Navy Bases around the world. 

WOODSTOCK

ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL

HARLEY DAVIDSON 90TH ANNIVERSARY

TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RUN, U.S.A.

FILLMORE AUDITORIUMS (San Francisco & NYC, NY)

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (New York)

ROYAL ALBERT HALL (London, England)

BROADFORD, PONDE & HUNTER VALLEY – MOTORCYCLE FESTIVALS (Australia)

20th ANNUAL RIVER RUN (Laughlin, NV)

MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

BATH POP FESTIVAL (England)

HOLLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

KENT CYCLE SHOW (England)

THE OLYMPIA (Paris, France)

THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE (Mexico City)

CARNEGIE HALL (with John Lee Hooker)

BIKE WEEK, DAYTONA, FLORIDA

24 HOUR BIKE RACE, LE MANS (France)

 

CANNED HEAT

DISCOGRAPHY

Canned Heat (1967)

Boogie with Canned Heat (1968)

Living the Blues (1968)

Hallelujah (1969)

Future Blues (1970)

Vintage (1970)

Historical Figures and Ancient Heads (1971)

The New Age (1973)

One More River to Cross (1973)

Human Condition (1978)

Kings of the Boogie (Dog House Blues) (1981)

Reheated (1988)

Internal Combustion (1994)

Canned Heat Blues Band (1996)

Boogie 2000 (1999)

Friends in the Can (2003)

Christmas Album (2007)







“FITO” DE LA PARRA

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7TH 2022
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
WITH RAY SHASHO

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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS

 AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC

 LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!



BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR RAY SHASHO 


Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO


 

Monday, January 10, 2022

THE GREATEST LIVING DRUMMER ON THE PLANET! ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE WITH BILLY COBHAM ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS WITH RAY SHASHO

 


B  I  L  L  Y

C  O  B  H  A  M

LEGENDARY JAZZ FUSION

 DRUMMER

AND PERHAPS THE GREATEST LIVING DRUMMER ON THE PLANET!

EXCLUSIVE

 LIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

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IN ITS ENTIRETY


William C. Cobham was born on May 16, 1944, in Panama where he grew fond of percussion from watching his cousin play. At age three, his family moved to New York City and at age eight Billy made his percussion performance debut with his father. Growing up Billy played in the St. Catherine's Queensmen at the High School of Music and Art. After graduating Billy served as a percussionist in the U.S. Army National band. He then played as a drummer in pianist Horace Silver's band and toured the U.S. with him throughout the late 1960s. 

He then left to partake in Miles Davis' fusion ensemble where he can be heard on Davis classics such as 'Like-Evil' and 'A Tribute to Jack Johnson'. Eventually Cobham parted ways from Davis' group to work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he was able to further explore his technique and fusion style which influenced many for years to come. After deciding to part ways with the Orchestra, Cobham started his own band, Spectrum and signed with Atlantic Records. Spectrum's debut album featured a mix of jazz, funk and rock that allowed Cobham to further experiment with percussion. In 1975, Cobham released "A Funky Thide of Sings" moving into commercial jazz exclusively.

In 1977, Cobham left Atlantic and signed to CBS label which allowed him to reach the commercial success he had always wanted. Cobham focused on his opportunities as a session drummer and other side opportunities after leaving CBS, such as drumming for the Grateful Dead's side project Bobby & the Midnites. In 1988, Cobham helped start a group called 'Jazz is Dead' which reprised Grateful Dead music with jazz iterations.

 In 2001 Cobham was named one of the 25 Most Influential Drummers by Modern Drummer magazine. He paved the way for future drummers by changing the way percussion is set up, the way it is played and enjoyed. In 2001 Cobham released "Drum 'n Voice 1" which was his return to the 1970s jazz-funk sound and then in 2006 Cobham released "Drum 'n Voice 2" eventually Cobham released his follow up record "Drum 'n Voice 3" in 2009.

In 2011 Cobham started teaching drums online at the Billy Cobham School of Drums which is a ArtistWorks Drum Academy. In 2018 Cobham toured across the US a performance series called "Crosswinds Project" which was his way of revisiting his second album, Crosswinds. The tour re-comprised his original work from the 1970's which continued into 2019 as a celebration of Cobham's 75th birthday. Cobham continues to tour worldwide.

Purchase 

the latest release

 by

B I L L Y   C O B H A M

Tierra Del Fuego

(5)STARS!

BUY NOW AT

www.billycobham.com/merchandise



Billy Cobham's

Masterclass Series


A Guide to 

Stress-Free

 Drumming

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham is opening his musical world up in a first-of-its-kind exclusive online workshop series:

 Billy Cobham’s Guide

 to Stress-Free Drumming. 

In a series of 3 three-hour workshops, Cobham and a group of hand-picked guests will teach the art of playing “simply but effectively.” Cobham and his guests will explore how to be the pulse, creating a foundation to support your fellow musicians while injecting your musical history and unique voice into your performance. 

These masterclasses will include a Q&A session, giving participants a chance to personally interact with one of the greatest drummers in the world.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime!

3-Hour Masterclass Zoom Sessions

Q&A with the Instructor

Limited to Just 100 Participants

Exclusive Drumless Play-Alongs

 

For more information 

visit

www.billycobham.com

or email
info@billycobham.com


For additional information

about

BILLY COBHAM

Visit

www.billycobham.com

official website

www.facebook.com/officialbillycobham

facebook

https://twitter.com/gladbash

twitter

 

BILLY COBHAM

Discography

As leader

Spectrum (1973)

Crosswinds (1974)

TotalEclipse (1974)

Shabazz [live] (1974)

AFunkyThideofSings (1975)

Life & Times (1976)

The Billy Cobham–GeorgeDuke Band: "Live" on Tour in Europe (1976)

Magic (1977)

Alivemutherforya [live] with SteveKhan, AlphonsoJohnson and TomScott (1978)

Inner Conflicts (1978)

Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought (1978)

B.C. (1979)

Live: Flight Time [live] (1980)

Stratus (1981)

Observations&Reflections (1982)

Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie: Smokin’ [live] (Electra, 1982)

Warning (1985)

Consortium with Johannes Faber (1985)

Power Play (1986)

Best Of (1987)

Picture This (1987)

Incoming (1989)

No Filters w/Wolfgang Schmid (1990)

By Design (1992)

The Traveler (1994)

Nordic (1996)

Paradox (1996)

Paradox, The First Second [live] (1998)

Mississippi Nights Live [live] (1998)

Focused (1998)

Ensemble New Hope Street (1999)

Nordic: Off Color (1999)

North by NorthWest (2001)

Drum 'n' Voice (2002)

TheArtofThree [live] (2002)

Many Years B.C. [compilation] (2002)

Culture Mix (2002)

The Art of Five (2004)

Caravaggio w/Massimo Colombo (2005)

Art of Four [live] (2006)

Drum 'n' Voice 2 (2006)

Fruit from the Loom (2007)

De Cuba y de Panama with Asere (2008)

Palindrome (2010)

Drum 'n' Voice 3 (Spring 2010)

Tales From The Skeleton Coast (2014)

Spectrum 40 Live (2015)

Compass Point (2013)

Drum 'n' Voice 4 (2016)

Broad Horizon with Frankfurt Radio Big Band (2016)

Time Lapse Photos (2019)

Tierra Del Fuego (2020)








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RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST


THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO