Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Rant N' Rave with The Razz" Music Documentary Slideshow

"Rant N' Rave with The Razz" is a music-slideshow documentary of the expansive career of music legend Mr. Larry Raspberry. No doubt you'll enjoy this colorful journey of one of the musical greats of our times! Click-on title above for video.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Big Star Documentary Film

A friend emailed me that the Memphis indy TV channel recently aired a two hour documentary on Big Star. I'm assuming that's probably the same production that I licensed a couple of my photos to a couple of years back. I promoted their second album "Radio City" and traveled to L.A. & N.Y. with Ardent Records P.R. man John King. On the N.Y. trip the group played at the famous club Max's Kansas City. Funny thing though, the album wasn't setting the world on fire as it's release came in the middle of the Columbia/Epic Records vs. STAX Records distribution dispute. Ironically, the band was more popular 20 years after their demise than upon their initial launching. Here's a pix that I took in L.A. that was included in the documentary film and taken at Tower Records in Hollywood with John King from Ardent and Charlie Shaw Tower manager while holding up a copy of "Radio City" by Big Star. We hope all Big Star fans can appreciate these timeless photos!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Classic Photo STAX Veterans


Seen here is legendary drummer Mr. Al Jackson Jr. (1935-1975) of Booker T. & The MG's and Mr. Don Nix, a founding member of classic instrumental group The Mar-Keys. Photo captured in the late 1960's at the Denmark railway station while chatting about their historic European tour that opened the doors for many STAX artists. Both Jackson & Nix would further their careers with expansive artist endeavors that included solo projects, songwriting and the production of other major recording artists. It should be further known that Al Jackson Jr. and Don Nix were both pioneers in a expansive period of American music history that influenced many globally known artists for years to come including the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many more.