articles tagged "interview"

Koch Caller Responds To Walker

Friday, 22 November 2013 | ioby
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Buffalo Beast Editor and David Koch impersonator Ian Murphy tells In Our Backyard’s Rebekah Wilce that Gov. Walker unfairly blames his staff and “basically lies” when recounting the now-infamous “Koch Call” in the Governor’s new book, Unintimidated. more »

Texas Johnny Brown

Monday, 22 July 2013 | Art Schuna
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Houston bluesman Texas Johnny Brown died July 1, 2013 at age 85. He was born John Riley Brown in Choctaw County, Missisippi on February 22, 1928. He began in the music business as a member of the Aladdin Chickenshackers and made his first recordings for the Aladdin label backing Amos Milburn as a member of that band. He had a lengthy career and backed a number of artists in addition to Milburn including Ruth Brown, Joe Hinton, Lavelle White, Buddy Ace, Junior Parker and Bobby Blue Bland. He was a frequent studio musician for Duke and Peacock labels in the 1950s. Brown may be most noted for writing the Bobby Bland hit, “Two Steps From the Blues” which became the title song for Bland’s 1961 LP. He stepped away from the music business for a time from the 1960s to the early 1990s. Four of Brown’s recordings from 1949 appear on the Atlantic compilation Atlantic Blues Guitar. Brown finally released an album under his own name, Nothin’ But the Truth in 1996 on the Choctaw Creek label and followed this up with Blues Defender in 2002. Both of these albums are highly recommended if you can find them. I interviewed Texas Johnny Brown in 2002. Click on the title above to access the interview. more »

Monday, July 22 — Alejandro Escovido

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | Access Hour

Helena White, normally a news reporter and anchor at WORT, presents an interview with Alejandro Escovedo of Rank and File and The True Believers….along with samples of his music and perhaps the music that inspires him or is inspired by him. (With Helena’s program, the Access gets back on track after a couple no shows and a schedule shift.) more »

Monday — January 7, 2013 — A program on Madison’s City Bus System

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 | Access Hour

On Monday, January 7, Madison Metro bus user Melvin Hinton will interview individuals associated with Madison Metro Transit, discussing how the Madison Metro system works, how to use it well, and maybe something about the historical successes of its drivers in the bus rodeos of yore. more »

Hubert Sumlin Interview

Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Art Schuna
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  I’m not really great in identifying guitarists just by listening to them but Hubert Sumlin’s tone and style are so distinctive, he’s one of a few I could pick out in a blind listening test. He was born in Greenwood MS in 1931 and past on just last year. Sumlin joined Howlin’ Wolf’s band in 1954 and was with him (except for a few brief lapses) until Wolf died in 1976. His guitar came to define Howlin’ Wolf’s band nearly as much as Wolf himself. Hubert Sumlin had a reputation for being more than a little wild in his youth. When I interviewed Henry Gray (Wolf’s piano player) he told me Wolf would fire Hubert from the band on Friday and hire him back on Monday. Fortunately, Hubert mellowed with age. In Howlin’ Wolf’s funeral program, Hubert Sumlin was referred to as Howlin’ Wolf’s son. I interviewed Hubert in 2005. He was an incredible story teller. He would often end a story by saying “Do you know what I’m saying?” I have to admit, there were times I said yes even if I didn’t know what he was saying because I just wanted to keep hearing those stories. Hubert Sumlin at this time was a gentle soul, but he maintained more than a little mischief. I hope you enjoy this interview. Click on the title above to go to the interview. more »

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