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Sunday, May 5, 2024

MICHAEL PINDER MOODY BLUES LEGEND/ MASTER OF THE MELLOTRON/ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER/ ‘THE LOST INTERVIEWS WITH RAY SHASHO’ EPISODE 5

 

 


M I C H A E L

P I N D E R 

“Micky the Moonboy” 

(December 27 1941 – April 24 2024)

'THE LOST

 INTERVIEWS'

EPISODE 5

MASTER OF THE MELLOTRON

WITH

T H E  M O O D Y  B L U E S

CLICK BELOW

 TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW


Michael Pinder was affectionately labeled “Micky the Moonboy” as a youth for his preoccupation of the moon, stars, music and electronics. But who could have predicted that a silly nickname perhaps more suited for a sci-fi cartoon superhero would forecast his destiny. Pinder’s fascination with the cosmos and a life-changing realization that we are not alone in the universe became the basis for composing intricate and surreal musical masterpieces. Michael played Hymns on the piano in Church every Sunday at his Colonel’s request; in return Pinder received an early discharge from the British Army. Pinder asked for the early-out after hearing The Beatles “She Loves You” on the radio. Ten days later, Pinder was back in Birmingham, England. He quickly found a job working with Streetly Electronics where he learned the mechanics of the Mellotron. Michael Pinder would become an illustrious keyboardist and trendsetter for the instrument. In 1964 … Michael Pinder (piano, organ and vocals) and Ray Thomas (tambourine, flute and vocals) formed The Moody Blues along with members …Denny Laine (guitars, harmonica and lead vocals), Clint Warwick (bass guitar and vocals) and Graeme Edge (drums and vocals).

The R&B/Rock/Pop Birmingham band scored a Top 10 hit in the U.S. with “Go Now” (1965) from their debut album The Magnificent Moodies. The Moody Blues became part of ‘The British Invasion’ and supported The Beatles on their final UK tour in December of 1965. They followed the tour with their first trip to the U.S. appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1966 … after the departure of Denny Laine and Clint Warwick … The Moody Blues reformed with old friend John Lodge (bass guitar and vocals) and Justin Hayward (lead vocals and guitars) who was recommended to Pinder by Eric Burdon of The Animals. The band had an awakening after a disgruntled audience member visited their dressing room complaining about their music. The group immediately changed their musical direction and style, hence … the commencement of one of the most amazing transformations in rock history. Meanwhile …Michael Pinder suggested to his friend John Lennon that The Beatles use the Mellotron on Magical Mystery Tour …and they did. Pinder’s Mellotron influence is undeniably detected on “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Pinder and bandmate Ray Thomas were also invited to play harmonica on the tracks… “I Am the Walrus” and “The Fool on the Hill.” 

“In 1967 …The Moody Blues first attempt at a dissimilar musical direction had consummated with an awe-inspiring masterpiece entitled… Days of Future Passed. It would be the first Decca/Deram Records release in stereo. Michael Pinder’s Mellotron ingrained a brave new transcendental manner and Progressive Rock was born. The proficient players of The Moody Blues were also accompanied by The London Festival Orchestra while creating the band’s first concept album. Days of Future Passed spawned two of the band’s biggest commercial hits with its new lineup … “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.” Pinder wrote the tracks… “Dawn is a Feeling” and “The Sunset.” Pinder’s dramatic reading of “Late Lament” added a mind-blowing conclusion to a superlative album. Producer Tony Clarke’s influence also had a huge impact on the group.


The Moody Blues subsequent release … In Search of the Lost Cord (1968) was recorded without an orchestra … although Pinder’s ingenious performance on the Mellotron often sounded like a symphony. Pinder composed “The Best Way to Travel” and “Om” on the album. “Ride My See-saw” became a commercial hit for the band. 
In 1969 … The Moody Blues released On the Threshold of a Dream. The group’s signature sound became exclusive to the rest of the rock world. Pinder had considerable songwriting duties on the album with … “So Deep Within You,” “Have You Heard (Part 1),” “The Voyage,” and “Have You Heard (Part 2).” Inspired by the 1969 moon landing …To Our Children’s Children’s Children was their first album released on the band’s newly formed Threshold Records. The band followed the critically acclaimed release with … Question of Balance (1970). Pinder penned … “How Is It (We are Here)” and his proverbial classic … “Melancholy Man.” Every Good Boy Deserves Favour was released in 1971. For the first time, the entire band lyrically collaborated on “Procession” the opening track. Michael Pinder also penned the final track on the album entitled … “My Song.” The release spawned yet another Top 40 hit with … “The Story in Your Eyes.” Also in 1971 … Pinder played tambourine on John Lennon’s Imagine album on the track … “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama.” Seventh Sojourn released in 1972 brought an end to the classic Moody Blues era. Michael Pinder penned … “Lost in a Lost World,” and “When You’re a Free Man.”

The album also spawned… “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) and became one of the bands highest charting hits reaching #12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the U.S. Pinder also substituted the Mellotron with its precursor the Chamberlin. In 1976 …Pinder released his solo album entitled … The Promise.  After a lengthy hiatus, The Moody Blues released Octave (1978). Michael Pinder departed the band during the sessions but contributed… “One Step Into the Light.” Pinder was replaced by YES Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz. Without Pinder’s Mellotron and Chamberlin influence, The Moody Blues intricate progressive period was over.

The Moody Blues continue to tour and record as a band with Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge (the only original band member left in the group).  In 1994 …Pinder released his solo effort … Among the Stars (a private mail order release). MOST RECENTLY … Esoteric Recordings has released Michael Pinder’s 3-Disc CD & DVD set of ‘The Promise (1976) & Among the Stars’ (1994) plus new bonus material featuring Michael’s sons (The Pinder Brothers) and Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) on flute. I had the rare pleasure of chatting with Michael Pinder recently. We chatted about his remarkable days with The Moody Blues, his relationship and influence on The Beatles, and UFO’S! Here’s my interview with legendary Moody Blues singer, songwriter, keyboardist, Mellotron pioneer, and technological beneficence to the music world …MICHAEL PINDER.












 

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



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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

IAN GILLAN THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF DEEP PURPLE ON ‘THE LOST INTERVIEWS’ EPISODE THREE WITH YOUR HOST RAY SHASHO!

 



 

I A N

G I L L A N 

THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF

 D E E P 

P U R P L E

'THE LOST INTERVIEWS'

EPISODE 3

WITH YOUR HOST RAY SHASHO 

CLICK BELOW

 TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW!


Ian Gillan is the legendary charismatic frontman for one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. Deep Purple is essentially known for its hard rock pulse. Its musical schemes have encompassed progressive rock, blues, R&B and even jazz.Keyboardist Jon Lord received a telegram from Tony Edwards stating that he’d back Lord in putting a band together; later Edwards called Ritchie Blackmore to meet with him. In December of 1967, the two musicians met up and collaborated for the first time. John Lord had already asked Nick Simper to play bass, a former bandmate with ‘The Flower Pot Men.’

While living in Hamburg, Germany, Ritchie Blackmore saw drummer Ian Paice performing onstage with his band The Maze. The group was fronted by singer Rod Evans. Evans auditioned for the lead vocalist role for a scheming new (Deep Purple) band and won the spot. Blackmore remembered Paice from Hamburg and asked Evans to bring him along. Blackmore and Lord were a bit worried that Evans mannerism was much like Tom Jones or Engelbert Humperdinck. Jon Lord later stated, “We’d eventually beat him into shape.”In 1968, Deep Purple was officially formed. The band was named after a Nino Tempo and April Stevens song of 1963, believed to be Ritchie Blackmore’s grandmother’s favorite song.Deep Purple’s musical styles intentionally mimicked the American rock group Vanilla Fudge (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”). The group quickly scored commercially with their Top 40 hit single “Hush” (#4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart) and became overnight sensations in the U.S.Ritchie Blackmore’s vision for the band was to implement heavier rock techniques, and while Rod Evans and Nick Simper were in the group it may never have been accomplished. After Rod Evans was dismissed from Deep Purple, he went on to form Captain Beyond in 1971.Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover were performing at Woodford Green in London with their British pop rock band ‘Episode Six.’


Their lead singer Ian Gillan was noticed by Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord. After watching Gillan’s performance, they offered him the lead singer position for Deep Purple. Eventually Roger Glover would be asked to join the band, while securing one of the greatest music lineups in rock history.
Also in 1972, under resistance by the band, they recorded a double live album in Japan entitled, Made In Japan. The album was essentially the Machine Head tour. The band recorded (3) concerts ... (2) in Osaka and (1) in Tokyo. Most of the material came from the second night in Osaka. Made In Japan also went platinum and the live version of “Smoke on the Water” became instrumental to the song’s success.Smoke on the Water” (#4 Hit on Billboard’s Hot 100) was officially released as a single in 1973 and became one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock and roll history. Deep Purple were now international superstars in the studio and on the road.At the peak of their success, Ian Gillan gave a six month notice and stated that he was leaving the band after fulfilling all of his commitments in 1973.


The album Who Do We Think We Are was released in January of 1973. The release generated the hit single “Woman from Tokyo.” “Smoke on the Water” was also busy that year becoming Deep Purple’s biggest hit of all-time.
  Who Do We Think We Are was the last studio album to feature Ian Gillan as their lead singer until the 1984 reunion LP Perfect Strangers. Deep Purple did six American tours before Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left the band. The grueling touring schedule and fatigue became the reason for their early departure from the band. In 1973, the band had eleven different entries in Billboard and became the top-selling artists in the U.S. But without its lead singer and bass player the band felt like it was the end.


Deep Purple brought in several lineups through the years. Lead singers that included David Coverdale and Joe Lynn Turner, guitarists Tommy Bolin and Joe Satriani and bassist Glenn Hughes. There have also been band reunions that have included the original Deep Purple core lineup.Sadly, founding member, keyboardist and songwriter Jon Lord died in 2012.Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night currently perform together with their medieval folk rock band Blackmore’s Night.Ian Gillan is the son of a school teacher mother and a factory worker father. Gillan came from a musical family; his grandfather was a bass-baritone and sang opera, and his uncle was a jazz pianist.


Ian was a boy soprano in the church choir when he was young.
Besides being the legendary voice of Deep Purple, Gillan also sang the role of Jesus on the original recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. He also recorded with his solo bands the Ian Gillan Band (1975-1978) and Gillan (1978-1982).Gillan was also the lead singer of Black Sabbath (1982-1984).Ian Gillan performed in the charity group Rock Aid Armenia and later (2011) participated in the supergroup ‘WhoCares,’ a continuing effort by Gillan to help the people of Armenia after a devastating earthquake.

The New Deep Purple Album 

The group was comprised of Gillan, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Mikko “Linde” Lindstrӧm (HIM). 

They recorded the songs  Out of My Mind and Holy Water which is included in a 2-CD compilation of rarities from the music careers of Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi. Proceeds from the CD helped rebuild a music school in Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia. Gillan and Iommi received the Armenian Psidential Medal of Honor for their humanitarian efforts.










 

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



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TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

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Monday, April 29, 2024

MICHAEL SHRIEVE LEGENDARY DRUMMER WITH SANTANA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘DRUMS OF COMPASSION’ A ZOOM EXCLUSIVE WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS!

 






M I C H A E L   S H R I E V E

 LEGENDARY DRUMMER

 WITH

 S A N T A N A

 RELEASING NEW ALBUM 

‘DRUMS OF COMPASSION’

 ON MAY 24TH

 A ZOOM EXCLUSIVE 

WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER

CLICK BELOW 

TO WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW!


"MUSIC PROMPTS US TO RESPOND WITH OPEN-HEARTEDNESS INSTEAD OF JUDGMENT. IT USHERS US TO A HIGHER PLACE FROM WHERE WE CAN SEE BEYOND DISTRACTIONS TO WHAT IS TRUE AND GOOD AND LASTING."

Legendary drummer Michael Shrieve announces the much-anticipated release of his album, “Drums of Compassion,” set to drop on May 24, 2024 on Trey Gunn’s innovative label, 7D Media. This album is a testament to Shrieve’s artistic journey, encapsulating over fifty years of musical exploration and collaboration with some of the most revered names in the industry. 

“Drums of Compassion” is not merely an album; it’s an odyssey that began two decades ago inspired by the Dalai Lama’s call for a Time of Compassion, with a nod to the title of Nigerian Percussionist Babatunde Olatunji’s classic album from 1959, “Drums of Passion”, which is one of the first records to popularize African Music to the Western World.

This album is graced with an Introduction Vocal Incantation by Olatunji himself and acts as a bridge between eras, cultures, and sounds, embodying the spirit of unity and the transformative power of music. The album boasts an ensemble of musical virtuosos, including Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain, Airto Moreira, Trey Gunn and special guest Babatunde Olatunji, among others. Their collective genius creates a tapestry of rhythmic brilliance that transcends conventional music boundaries, offering listeners an immersive sonic experience.

 Shrieve’s collaboration with Soundmaster Jeff Greinke lays the foundation of the album with ambient, space-evoking melodies that serve as a backdrop to the dynamic percussive elements. Recorded in the iconic Robert Lang and London Bridge Studios in Seattle, “Drums of Compassion” offers a rich acoustic experience, further enriched by contributions from world-renowned musicians during a serendipitous gathering at the Bumbershoot Festival. The album’s artwork, crafted by the talented designer Christo Downs and artist Penebranca, mirrors the album’s profound musical narrative, presenting a visual feast that complements the auditory journey. 

“Drums of Compassion” is more than an album; it’s an offering from Shrieve to the world. It’s a declaration of the pure intentions of musicians, a prayer for compassion, and an invitation to explore the depth of human connection through the universal language of music. Available on May 24, 2024, “Drums of Compassion” promises to be a landmark release in Shrieve’s illustrious career and a beacon of hope and unity while inviting listeners to embark on a journey of musical and spiritual discovery.



PREORDER

THE NEW RELEASE

BY

M I C H A E L

 S H R I E V E

Entitled

DRUMS OF COMPASSION

Pre-order at:

https://7dmedia.com/micheal-shrieve-drums-of-compassion

Michael Shrieve will soon release the most important and personal project of his post-Santana career, Drums of Compassion, an album he has worked on for over 10 years. Michael states that it reflects “the height of my awareness, bringing forward to the public my sense of being a spiritual man.”

The music defies categorization, in the most gorgeous way. Some call it ambient world music, others call it deep new age. Whatever the label, Drums of Compassion is layer upon layer of percussion, drum, voice and melody created by musical masters pointing to the truth. Michael started the project by asking himself a question: “What kind of music would I like to listen to at 2:00 in the morning, music that’s composed by a drummer?” “Recording started with only two of us – Jeff Greinke, the phenomenal ambient synth player, and me playing 16 tom toms that surrounded me while I stood in the middle and made them rumble and sing. After these elements were laid down, I asked my friends to participate and add their layers of talent and sensitivity.” These “friends” whom Michael invited to contribute to Drums of Compassion happen to be some of the world’s finest musicians. Among them are Babatunde Olatunji, Amon Tobin, Jack DeJohnette; Airto Moriera, Zakir Hussain, Pete Lockett, Trey Gunn and Skerik. Since its inception a decade ago, Michael knew he would call the recording Drums of Compassion, a play on the title of Nigerian percussion master Babatunde Olatunji’s seminal album, 1960’s Drums of Passion. The long gestation has made this addition to Michael Shrieve’s legacy that much more inspiring. Drums of Compassion was produced by Michael Shrieve and co-produced and engineered by Eric Awes.


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ABOUT

MICHAEL SHRIEVE

VISIT

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Official website

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 DISCOGRAPHY

SOLO PROJECTS

Transfer Station Blue - Michael Shrieve (1984)

Big Picture - Michael Shrieve, David Beal (1989)

with Klaus Schulze and Kevin Shrieve

Stiletto - Michael Shrieve (1989)

with Mark Isham, David Torn, Andy Summers and Terje Gevelt

The Leaving Time - Michael Shrieve (1989)

with Steve Roach

Two Doors - Michael Shrieve (1996)

with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane

Fascination - Michael Shrieve (2001)

with Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz

Drums of Compassion -  2024

with Jeff Greinke, Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain and Airto Moriera

 

SANTANA

Santana (1969)

Abraxas (1970)

Santana III (1971)

Caravanserai (1972)

Love Devotion and Surrender (1973) - John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana

Welcome (1973)

Lotus (1974)

Borboletta (1974)

Santana’s Greatest Hits (1974)

Viva Santana! [Columbia/Sony] (1988)

Abraxas (Gold Remaster) (1991)

Dance of the Rainbow Serpent (1995) 

Abraxas (1998)

Santana [Japan Bonus Tracks] (1998)

Santana III [Japan Bonus Tracks] (1998)

Santana III (Remastered) (2000)

Best of Santana, Vol. 2 (2000)

Abraxas (Remastered) (2000)

Divine Light - Love Devotion Surrender [Bill Laswell Remix] (2001)

Essential Santana (2002)

Shaman (2002)

Caravanserai (Remastered) (2003)

Love Devotion Surrender [Bonus Tracks] (2003)

Santana: Legacy Edition [Bonus CD] (2004)  

 

COLLABORATIONS

Automatic Man (1976)

Go (1976)

with Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze

Go Live From Paris - (1976)

with Stomu Yamash'ta, Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze, Al Dimeola

Go Too - (1977)

with Stomu Yamashta

Novo Combo (1980)

Animation Generation - Novo Combo (1982)

Through the Fire - Hagar Schon Arronson Shrieve (1984)

Abraxas Pool (1997)

Oracle - [exclusive at iTunes] (2005)

with Amon Tobin

  

DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST

David Crosby - If Only I Could Remember My Name (1971)

with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia

Luis Gasca - For Those Who Chant (1972)

Mill Valley - Bunch Casting Pearls(1972)

with Michael Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites

Wilding - Bonus: Pleasure Signals (1978)

Mickie D's Unicorn (1979)

Time Actor: Klaus Schultze and Richard Wahnfried (1979)

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue (1980)

Pat Travers - Crash and Burn (1980)

Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)

Pat Travers - Radio Active (1981)

Klaus Schulze - Trancefer (1981)

Jefferson Airplane Loves You (1982)

Klaus Schulze - Audentity (1983)

Mickie D's Unicorn - Turn on the Music Machine (1983)

Klaus Schulze - Richard Wahnfried Plays Megatone (1984)

Roger Hodgson - In the Eye of The Storm (1984)

Rolling Stones - Rewind (1984)

Mick Jagger - She's the Boss (1985)

Porky's Revenge! - Original Soundtrack (1985)

with Dave Edmunds and George Harrison

Bob Moses - The Story of Moses (1987)

Brian Slawson - Distant Drums (1988)

Marty Fogel - Many Bobbing Heads, at Last... (1989)

Freddie Hubbard - Times Are Changin' (1989)

Jill Sobule - Things Here Are Different (1990)

Klaus Schulze - Drive Inn, Vol. 2 Rainer Bloss (1990)

Marley's Ghost How Can I Keep From Singing: Gospel (1991)

Robert Gordon - All for the Love of Rock 'N' Roll (1994)

Zucchero - Miserere (1994)

Jim Carroll - World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band (1994) 

Steve Winwood - The Finer Things (1995)

McKinley - Big Top Shop Talk (1998)

Octave of the Holy Innocents (1995)

with Jonas Hellborg and Buckethead

Robert Gordon - All for the Good of Rock and Roll (1994)

David Torn - Collection (1998)

Klaus Schulze - Trancefer/Dig It (1999)

Alan Merrill - Merrilly Christmas (2001)

Shawn Smith - Shield of Thorns 2003

Octave Of The Holy Innocents - Remix (2004)

with Jonas Hellborg and Buckethead

Pistol Star - Crawl (2004)  

 

PRODUCER

Santana III (1971)

Santana - Caravanserai (1972)

Santana - Welcome (1973)

Santana - Borboletta (1974)

Michael Shrieve - Transfer Station Blue (1984) 

Michael Shrieve and David Beal - The Big Picture (1989)

Michael Shrieve - Stiletto (1989)

Michael Shrieve with Steve Roach The Leaving Time (1989)

Rumors of the Big Wave - Burning Times (1991)

Brothers of the Baladi - Eye of the World (1994)

Michael Shrieve - Two Doors (1996)

Abraxas Pool - Abraxas Pool (1997)

F-5 - Dodging the Dream Killers (1998)

Brothers Of The Baladi - Heart of the Beast (1998)

Douglas September - Ten Bulls (1998)

Bill Frisell - with Elvin Jones and Dave Holland (2001)

Fascination - Michael Shrieve (2001)

Santana - Aye Aye Aye (2003)

New Monsoon - The Sound (2005)

AriSawkaDoria (2006)

Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers (2006)  

 

COMPILATIONS

Novus Sampler (1988)

Big Bang: In the Beginning Was a Drum (1994)

All Day Thumbsucker Revisited (1995)

New Spirits in Jazz (1996)

New Spirits in Jazz, Pt. 2 (1997)

Guitar Zone (1998)

World of Drums & Percussion (1998)

Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' (1999)

World of Drums And Percussion, Vol. 2 (2000)

Miniatures, Vol. 2 (2000)

Ritmo de la Noche / Rhythm of the Night: The Very Best of Latin Jazz (2002)

Story of the Blues [Sony] (2003)

Mojo Presents (Can) (2004)

Soul to Soul, DVD & CD [Rhino] (2004)

Blue Note Plays Sting / Various (2005) 

 

FILM & TELEVISION COMPOSITIONS

Tempest (1982)

Film, directed by Paul Mazursky

Children of Time Square (1986)

Television, directed by Curtis Hanson

Return (1986)

The Bedroom Window (1987)

Film, directed by Curtis Hanson

Blue Movies (1988)

American Chronicles (1990)

Television, directed by David Lynch

The Take (1990)

Crossing the Bridge (1992)

 

FILM APPEARANCES

Woodstock (1970)

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Stamping Ground (1970)

Fillmore (1972)

Soul to Soul (2004)

Featuring the 1971 music celebration in Ghana, West Africa. Performers: Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, Les McCann and Eddie Harris, The Staple Singers, Voices of East Harlem, Santana

A Night at the Family Dog (2005)

Featuring a 1970 concert


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SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!




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CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

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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

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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.

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