Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Today I sit down with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee John Lodge, Bass Player and Songwriter of The Moody Blues.

This man is responsible for some of FM radios biggest hits including I'm Just A Singer In A Rock n Roll band and Ride My See- Saw.

We dig into growing up in Birmingham, His love of the Fender P-Bass, The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and Buddy Holly.

On this episode I also run down my top 10 records of 2021 so tune in and enjoy.

Happy New Year 

Candles Lit

DDR

 

Direct download: John_Lodge_final_mix_Moddy_Blues.mp3
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Today my friend Gareth Liddiard of Tropical Fuck Storm returns to the show to talk all about their new album Deep States which came out a few months back.

This band is absolutely next level and have been on heavy rotation in my life since first hearing about them a couple of years ago.

Gareth also has a new side project called Springtime and they also have a new record out.

Gareth and I dive into the challenges of recording a record during the Pandemic, Songwriting and life in Australia.

Do yourself a favor and go and listen to this bands entire catalog.

Happy Holidays Delraisers.

DDR

Direct download: Gareth_tropical_fuck_storm_final_mix.mp3
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Today on a brand episode of Let There Be Talk my guest is Stax Records and Booker T & The M.G.’s legend Steve Cropper.

This man has played guitar with everyone Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett John Lennon, Ringo Starr, The Blues Brothers and hundreds more. We sit down and talk about his incredible life in the music biz including his recent Grammy Nominated Record “Fire It Up”.

I’ve told this story many times before one of the best concerts I ever saw was Neil Young backed by Booker T & The MG’s at the Shoreline in the Bay Area. I still think about that show all the time.

Tune in anywhere you listen to podcast including my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts 

Direct download: STEVE_CROPPER_FINAL_MIX.mp3
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Today we celebrate the work of the legendary Rock n Roll Photographer Mr Jim Marshall with my guest Amelia Davis.

Amelia is the owner and manager of Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

Amelia stops by the show to talk all about the new fantastic documentary on Jim called Show Me The Picture The Story Of Jim Marshall.

You name the artist and Jim has the most Iconic photo of them ever. I loved this film and it was an honor to talk to Amelia.

This episode is brought to you by Rolling Stone 500

In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears’ home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement, 2007’s Blackout. Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums revisits the album at a time when Spears’ music — and the raw treatment she received from the public and the press — is being revisited and rethought in a big way. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears’ closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like “Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears’ made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears’ critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Be sure to tune in on Amazon Music.

Listen to Rolling Stone 500: http://wondery.fm/RS500_LTBT 

 

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