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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #33: Mitch Mann

5/14/2018
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Mitch Mann is one of the great guitar players from Muscle Shoals. He is known around town for his high energy playing on the electric as well as his proficiency on the acoustic guitar. Mitch’s acoustic solo album Blackwater Creek came out on Crazy Chester Records in 2015 and featured guest appearances by Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead), Jimmy Hall and Scott Boyer among others. Mitch plays live with his band the Mojo Mixers, the Alabama Bus Boys and Yellowhammer and is also a member of...

Duration:01:01:09

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #32: Donna Jean Godchaux & David MacKay

5/4/2018
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Donna Jean Godchaux sang background vocals on recordings by Elvis, Percy Sledge, Neil Diamond, Boz Scaggs, Cher and many others before becoming a member of the Grateful Dead. She stayed with the band throughout the 70’s before embarking on a solo career. She’s a member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Her husband and musical collaborator, David MacKay, is a talented bassist. He was a founding member of the Tasmanian Devils and worked with Michael...

Duration:00:58:33

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #31: Daniel Market

4/30/2018
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Daniel Market is a folk singer and songwriter based in Muscle Shoals. Daniel’s highly original songs are full of evocative lyrics, vivid images and captivating stories. Originally from Indiana, he’s also lived in Nashville and Colorado before relocating to Muscle Shoals a few years ago. He’s released five albums including his latest, Almost Alive From Sunset Beach in 2015. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the...

Duration:00:49:52

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #30: David Hood

4/25/2018
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David Hood is one of the most recorded bass players of all time. He was the bass player of FAME recording studio’s rhythm section in Muscle Shoals and later a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section which started the Muscle Shoals Sound recording studio. He has recorded with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Cher, The Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm and many, many more. He toured with Traffic and the Waterboys and is also a member of...

Duration:01:14:10

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #29: Gary Walker

4/11/2018
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Gary Walker is a Nashville music institution. As a songwriter (including hits for Jim Reeves, Carl Smith and Kitty Wells), recording artist (on MGM Records), recording studio owner (Fidelity Recordings), music publisher and pioneering song plugger (Lowery Music), artist manager (Sandy Posey), record producer (Sonny James, Lynn Anderson, and Arthur Alexander) and owner of The Great Escape record & comic book stores, Gary has been an integral part of the Nashville music community for the...

Duration:01:16:14

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #27: Mark T. Jordan

3/26/2018
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Mark T. Jordan is a keyboard player and songwriter who has performed or recorded with Van Morrison (“Tupelo Honey”), Dave Mason, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Taj Mahal, Lyle Lovett, Lee Roy Parnell and many others. Mark’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Randy Crawford, Dave Mason, Link Wray, The Carpenters and Taj Mahal. His current band Big Shoes, that started out as a Little Feet tribute band, has a critically acclaimed new album of originals coming out...

Duration:00:53:37

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #26: Buzz Cason (2)

3/18/2018
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Buzz Cason is a singer, songwriter and publisher. His best known songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Arthur Alexander and many others. This is Cason’s return visit to the Crazy Chester Radio Hour and we talk about some of his classics as well as some of his more obscure songs and recordings. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This...

Duration:01:09:35

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #25: Bruce Channel

3/14/2018
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Bruce Channel is a singer and songwriter who’s number one hit “Hey! Baby” is one of the classic rock & roll songs of all time. Joined by Delbert McClinton who played the signature harp licks on “Hey! Baby”, Bruce toured the UK with the Beatles in the early sixties. He later moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter including writing number one hits for Janie Fricke (Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby), T. G. Sheppard (“Party Time”) and John Conlee ("As Long as I'm Rockin' with You")....

Duration:00:59:11

Podcast Episode 24 - Jimmy Hall (Part 1)

3/8/2018
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Jimmy Hall is a singer, musician and songwriter, known around the world for his soulful vocals and dynamic stage presence. Jimmy had a string of hits as the frontman of Wet Willie including their classic “Keep On Smilin’” and also released four albums under his own name. He also had a short lived band with Dickey Betts, Chuck Leavell and Butch Trucks and has been fronting Jeff Beck’s band for many years. He’s a member of both the Alabama and Georgia Music Halls of Fame. This is part one of...

Duration:00:53:31

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #22: James LeBlanc & Jimmy Nutt

2/26/2018
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Lames LeBlanc is a singer, songwriter and musician who’s songs have been recorded by Travis Tritt (“Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde”), Gary Allan, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, Jo Dee Messina, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. His latest album as an artist is called Nature Of The Beast. Jimmy Nutt is a recording engineer, producer, musician and owner of the NuttHouse Recording Studio. In addition to LeBlanc, he has worked with Jason Isbell, Clarence Carter, Alabama Shakes, Jimmy...

Duration:00:51:23

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #22: Rob Galbraith

2/20/2018
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Rob Galbraith is a Nashville based music maverick. He discovered R&B legend Clifford Curry in Knoxville back in the sixties and has been Ronnie Milsap’s producer for over 30 years. Galbraith is also a songwriter, publisher and occasional artist who has released a handful of funky albums including the underground classic Nashville Dirt. This episode was recorded Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas...

Duration:00:59:28

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #21: Gary Talley

2/13/2018
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Gary Talley is the guitarist of the Box Tops, the legendary band known for classics like “The Letter”, “Cry Like A Baby”, “Choo Choo Train” and “Soul Deep”. Gary has also recorded or performed live with Willie Nelson, Dobie Gray, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Billy Preston and Sam Moore of Sam & Dave. His songs have been recorded by Keith Whitley, James Cotton and T. G. Sheppard and he’s also known as a guitar instructor whose tutorials have been published by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and...

Duration:00:52:06

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #19: Jess Rotter & Teddy Morgan

1/30/2018
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Jess Rotter is an artist and illustrator who designed a string of record covers for the Light In The Attic label including the superb Country Funk compilations. She’s also illustrated and published a book called I’m Bored and designed shirts and clothing, often with a music theme. Teddy Morgan is a producer, engineer, songwriter and musician. Morgan released a handful of blues and roots albums as an artist before branching out as a producer. He’s worked with John Oates of Hall & Oates and...

Duration:00:59:45

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #17: Billy Swan

1/15/2018
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Billy Swan is a legendary artist, musician, songwriter and producer who’s musical fingerprints are all over the musical map including some of the most influential records ever made. His record of “I Can Help” was a big hit for Swan in 1974 and was later recorded by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. He’s also produced Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” and has played in Kris Kristofferson’s band for many years. Donnie Fritts makes a surprise cameo halfway through the show....

Duration:00:57:45

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #16: Mark Narmore

1/8/2018
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Mark Narmore is a hit songwriter, artist and musician who had his songs recorded by Josh Turner, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Blackhawk, Craig Morgan, Alabama, Brandy Clark and many others. His song “That’s What I Love About Sunday” was the most performed song on country radio in 2005. In 2009, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame awarded Mark with a bronze star. His most recent album, This Old Wurlitzer, was released in 2016 on Crazy Chester Records. This episode was recorded at Noble...

Duration:01:24:27

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #15: Dickey Lee

1/2/2018
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Dickey Lee is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame with many number one songs to his credit. His signature song “She Thinks I Still Care” has been recorded hundreds of times including classic recordings by George Jones, Elvis Presley, Anne Murray and Leon Russell. As an artist, Dickey had a string of rock & roll hits in the 50’s including “Patches” and “I Saw Linda Yesterday” before having success as a country artist in Nashville. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s...

Duration:00:45:38

Podcast Episode 14 - Michael "Supe" Granda

12/26/2017
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Michael “Supe” Granda is a member and co-founder of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, one of the quintessential Americana bands of the past 50 years in addition to releasing a string of eclectic albums on his own. He’s also been performing a children’s show under the name Silly Grandpa and is active as Santa Claus during Christmas time. Supe has also written an autobiography called It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils where he talks about his life in and around music. This...

Duration:01:11:56

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #13: Jill Sternheimer & Alison Fensterstock

12/18/2017
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Jill Sternheimer is the Director of Public Programming at the Lincoln Center in New York City where she’s been programming two of the major summer festivals: Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Alison Fensterstock is a New Orleans based freelandce music writer and radio personality at WWOZ 90.7 FM. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville during Americanafest. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and...

Duration:01:02:24

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #12: Michael Gray

12/11/2017
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Michael Gray is a curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and has been responsible for many of its worldclass exhibits including exhibits on Ray Charles, Nashville’s vast Rhythm & Blues history and its most recent one, Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats. Michael has a deep love and understanding for all kinds of music and their cultural and historical impact, especially southern rhythm & blues and soul. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer...

Duration:00:58:44

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #11: Charlie Taylor

12/3/2017
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Charlie Taylor is a songwriter who has written songs with many of the great southern songwriters including Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and Buzz Cason. He’s also released three albums as an artist including his latest When We Were Young (Now We Are Wise) on Gullwing Records. He’s also worked extensively in the fundraising world including organizing many music related events. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Buzz...

Duration:01:16:09

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