CP S15 EP24 2021

Monday June 14 2021 – ON THE ROAD AGAIN! This week visiting Pueblo and KOYC LPFM. Next week’s MCRS = Brent Loveday (Reno Divorce). NO TOP 5 this week .. sorry. I compile those on Sundays and I was on the road.

Next week’s show includes new music from Nathaniel Rateliff, Bryan Gisburne, Dechen Hawk and Slow Caves. Don’t forget you can hear the latest on CP2021 on Spotify and Youtube.

The Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14) in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO.  SEE SHOW LINEUP

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING (MMMM)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
(P) Shanna in a Dress – Boulder Song – Shanna in a Dress LIVE! (2021)
Cary Morin – Jamie Rae – Dockside Saints (2020)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – My Last Black Scarf – Unentitled (2011)
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul – Vacate My Heart – Keep On Climbin’ (2021)
Heavy Diamond Ring – Unknown Legend – The Brightest Light EP (2021)
Katie Herzig – Wish You Well – Apple Tree (2008)
Michael Trent – The Winner – The Winner (2010)
(N) Eddie Turner – Dignify Me – Change In Me (2021)

The Railbenders – Hard Road – The Medicine Show (2018)
Caitlin Cannon – Mama’s A Hairdresser – The TrashCannon Album (2020)
Gerald Albright – Taking Control – G (Bonus Version) (2016)

HOUR 2

Neil Diamond – NYE DENVER 1999 – America (1999)
(N) Flobots Me & You (Happy 2gether) (2021)

Claire HeywoodLetter Day (2020)
Porlolo I QUIT (2019)
Musketeer Gripweed – Rich Man’s Child – More Than Ever (2021)
David Starr – I’ve Got to Use My Imagination – Touchstones (2021)
Zephyr – I Am Not Surprised – Sunset Ride (1974)
Boulder – Help Yourself – Boulder (1979)
(P) Dressy BessyI’m Still Here (2021)
Zoe Berman Edit Delete and Save (2020)
Chris Daniels & The Kings – Funky to the Bone – Funky to the Bone (Featuring Freddi Gowdy) (2015)
Adam Bodine – Surface Service – Scenes of Changery (2021)

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CP S15 EP22 2021

Monday May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day 2021 – the unofficial kickoff to the summer vacation season and outdoor live music season, and there’s a lot of that going on right now. Welcome to post-COVID 2021. Of course that doesn’t mean all things are rosy in the world of live music. Please check your local listings.

No major changes in this week’s TOP 5 with just some repositioning and the addition of punk band Discomfort Creature entering due to high spins from Indie 102.3 last week.

In this week’s MMMM: Younger Colorado music fans likely will not know who Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner is. If you were around Colorado in the late 70s and early 80s you might remember Eddie from his days as the lead guitarist for the band Zephyr before Candy Givens died in January 1984.

Eddie disappeared from the scene after Candy died, showing up briefly in Ron Miles Electric Band before being resurrected in 1995 as lead guitarist on five Otis Taylor albums.

Produced by legendary Colorado-born bassist, songwriter and producer Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Elton John) Change In Me is Eddie’s fourth solo album since 2005’s Rise Again which won him the 2006 Blues Foundation Award for Best New Artist Debut.

Middle Class Rock Star is a podcast hosted by  Andy Sydow.  Every week or so I feature a 7 to 8 minute segment featuring  a conversation Andy has with some of our scene’s top music makers and industry personalities.  This week’s guest is Leftover Salmon bassist and producer Greg Garrison.

TOP FIVE WK END MAY 29 2021

  1. LEFTOVER SALMON – Brand New Good Old Days LP (Mar-21)
  2. COLE SCHEIFELE – The Hideaways LP (Jul-21)
  3. PORLOLO – No Praise, No Blame EP (June-21)
  4. DISCOMFORT CREATUREDiscomfort Creature LP (Apr-21)
  5. WEST SIDE JOE & THE MEN OF SOUL – Keep On Climbin’ LP (Apr-21)

TOP 5 and TOP 30 charts are pulled from published spins at 13 Colorado non-profit community/public and college radio stations.  Designed to benefit non-commercial public and college radio stations, record promoters and artists are among those most likely to benefit from the detailed search function.

Currently 11 Colorado radio stations utilize Spinitron.

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HOUR 1

Axe – Rock N Roll Party In The Streets – Offering (1982)
Zephyr – Don’t Come Back – Heartbeat (1981)
(D) Eddie Turner – Standing on the Frontline – Change In Me (2021)

Last Call Romance – If It’s the Last Thing That I Do – Double Funeral, Vol. 1 EP (2020)
The Lumineers – Cleopatra – Cleopatra (2016)
YaSi Guilty (2021)
Antonio Lopez – The New Warrior – Roots and Wings (2021)
Zuba – Imagine Freedom – The New Cruelty (1996)
Sweet Water WellZoeology (1995)
(D) SOLOHAWK Wave (2021)

The Apples In Stereo – Same Old Drag – New Magnetic Wonder (2007)
Mama Lenny and the RemedyParty Girl (2020)
Peter Sommer – Looks Like This – Tremolo Canteen (2010)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way – Rocky Mountain Way (1975)
(D) The High Hawks – Singing a Mountain Song – The High Hawks (2021)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Demons – Demons (2020)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters – New World Arisin’ – New World Arisin’ (2017)
Leftover Salmon – Show Me Something Higher – Something Higher (2018)
Leftover Salmon – Left Unsung – Brand New Good Old Days (2021)
(D) Cole Scheifele – Company Clothes – The Hideaways (2021)

Esmé Patterson – My Young Man – All Princes, I (2012)
Down Time – Hurts Being Alive – Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Scott Martin – The Meaning of Midnight – Alone at Sunset (2018)

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The Colorado Sound S8 EP15 April 2014

Big news this week!  The String Cheese Incident is playing a free show on the “hill” in Boulder April 28th.  And our pal David Glasser at Airshow Mastering blasted this on his FB page … couldn’t be happier brother Dave.   Stop by and congratulate our friend when you get a chance …

grammy“I’m tickled and proud to report that I’ve been elected a Governor of the San Francisco Chapter of NARAS (The Grammy folks). San Francisco? Well, Colorado does not have a local chapter and our vibrant music scene is underserved by NARAS. But over the past year, the San Francisco chapter has reached out to Colorado and sponsored several events in Boulder and Denver. MusiCares, a service of NARAS has helped many Colorado flood victims since the September flood. This is just the beginning. I look forward to being a part of this activity. Colorado musicians – if you are not a NARAS member you should seriously consider joining, and affiliating with the SF Chapter. If you are already a member, I look forward to meeting you.

Factoid #1 – the Grammy statues are Made In Ridgeway Colorado!

You can call me Guv’na.”

Zephyr, HeartbeatCOMING NEXT WEEK:   the on air debut of a lost Colorado classic from 1982,  Zephyr’s “Heartbeat” .. the last record recorded by Candy Givens, David Givens and Eddie Turner before Candy died in 84.  There are a couple of videos on YouTube, but the album itself has been sitting in Eddie Turner’s basement for 30 years.  I have never been able to locate a copy.  Until now.  Thanks to Kevin Clock (one of the engineers who recorded the original album)  at Colorado Sound Studios for preparing the old vinyl for airplay, since I’m all digital here.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Candy Given’s death from alcohol and ‘ludes.  Could be the reason for this msg left on my FB page:  “HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY ! Young Goat  Hey, did you see where David Givens is releasing a 3 CD expanded/deluxe release of Zephrs’ very first lp ? Yuppers, one disc of the original lp ( remixed/remastered ), the other two are previously unreleased material : a CD of studio outakes and demos and the third CD is of a concert they did at Tulagis’.”  WHOA!  

zephyr, box set 2014A quick look at David Givens page led me to Amazon … where you can preorder the boxset.  

Some of Colorado’s most legendary and enduring musicians who played in Zephyr are still around playing today … they include Otis Taylor, Jock Bartley (Firefall), and Eddie Turner … Eddie’s been showing up on the blues jam scene lately with Eric Boa and the Constrictors, as he rehabs from a hand injury he sustained several months ago.

So, as I’m writing this blogpost this morning … David Givens and I are PMing at FB … he remastered Heartbeat … and is sending it over for this week … oh man … seriously???  NICE! Thanks David …

Seriously, I feel like it’s Christmas … Happy 4/20 Colorado 🙂

I am also getting pretty excited for The Colorado Sound Presents Head for the Hills at the Mishawaka on May 17.    Tickets at www.themishawaka.com  Check out this performance from H4TH at the Mish in 2012 ….

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK  

Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon) is gone, and Taylor Sims (Bonnie & the Clydes, Spring Creek Bluegrass) is in – from our friends at the Daily Camera/SecondStoryGarage … the NEW Great American Taxi

PLAYLIST S8 EP15 APRIL 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Mr. Bojangles” [single] (1970)
Poco “C’Mon (Live)” from The Essential Poco (2005)
Subdudes “Poor Man’s Paradise” from Street Symphony (2007)
(N) Crucifix “Heaven” from The Beginning (2014) 
The Fray “Love Don’t Die” from Helios (2014)
Dragondeer “Castaway” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
El Toro de la Muerte “Like A Ghost” from Dancer These Days (2011)
Megan Burtt “Got A Feeling (w/ Bop Skizzum)” from In Good Company (2013)
Selina Albright “Why Does Life” from Brighter (2013)
Rob Drabkin “Little Steps” from Little Steps EP (2013)
(D) Bonnie and The Clydes “Evening Turns To Ashes” from Music For People (2014)
Emmitt-Nershi Band “Road of Destruction” from New Country Blues (2009)
Janine Santana “Red Clay” from Soft As Granite (2008)
Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! – The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology 1969-1972 (2000)
Manassas “Colorado” from Manassas (1972)
(D) String Cheese Incident “Let’s Go Outside” from Song In My Head (2014)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Hey Delila” from Black Beehive (2014)
Dianne Reeves “32 Flavors” from Beautiful Life (2014)
Selasee Atiase “Pray for Me” from African Gate (2010)
Danielle Ate the Sandwich “Faith In A Man” from Like A King (2012)
Five Iron Frenzy “Into Your Veins” from Engine of a Million Plots (2013)
David Starr “Alive Again” from Alive Again (2013)
Railsplitters “Jackson Town” from The Railsplitters (2013)
The Holler! “Yellow Moon” from Gratitude (2011)
Manuel Lopez Trio “Samba Grubinho” from Searching Out (2013)

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Zephyr – Heartbeat – A Lost Classic

One of the greatest bands in Colorado music history was Zephyr.  By the time lead singer Candy Givens died in 1982, the band was a trio that featured Candy (vox, harmonica), David Givens (bass, guitars), and Eddie Turner (guitar, backup vocals) with a rotating cast of drummers and other sidemen that included Ken Lark, Gordon Ray Pryor Jr, and others.

Along the way from 68-82, the band also featured the likes of Tommy Bolin on guitar, Jock Bartley (Firefall, Gram Parsons) on guitar, Otis Taylor on bass, Eddie Turner on guitar, Bobby Berge on drums and other local heroes.

wpid-img_20140415_084004_674.jpgIn 1982, the band released their final record – “Heartbeat.”  In 1982, Candy died – and with her death, so too the album.  Until now.

 

eddie turner, chris k, heartbeat recordMonday – April 14, 2014 – Eddie Turner and me at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids with a sealed original copy of “Heartbeat.”  I’d been waiting for 20 years to get a copy.  As far as I know, I’ll be the first radio dj in CO to play cuts from this album since 1982 – if ever.

Interestingly, the band also recorded a couple of videos, as that was the early years of MTV – and Zephyr was prepared to move into the 80s with Heartbeat …

So, here’s what to expect.  Over the next couple of months “Heartbeat” will be the featured “New Album” of the month selection … for us history types, of course 😉

More to follow so stay tuned.

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SSpokesBuzz Fort Collins logopokesBUZZ, a  Colorado 501C3 with a mission to AMPLIFY THE COLORADO MUSIC SCENE, DEVELOP OUR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, PROMOTE COLORADO AS A PROGRESSIVE CULTURAL DESTINATION, and GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES.  Please visit the website for information on bands that SpokesBUZZ supports, as well as shows and more.  www.spokesbuzz.org.

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