M*CARBO Brotherhood

M*CARBO RADIO: (What Are You Listening To?)


#1131

Miller was born in Milwaukee and raised in Dallas. In 1966 he moved to San Francisco and formed The Steve Miller Blues Band, which was shortened to The Steve Miller Band when they signed with Capitol Records the next year.

He’s a huge fan of blues music. When music went digital, he hired college kids to transfer his blues albums onto a hard drive, and ended up with 6000 tracks. John Lee Hooker is one of his favorites.
His biggest influences as a guitarist are Les Paul and T-Bone Walker. When Miller was 4 years old, Les Paul taught him his first chords. When Miller was 9, Walker taught him how to play lead guitar. Miller also learned a great deal about songwriting from Walker.


#1132

I’ve loved Joanna Conner since the very first listen! Never judge a book by it’s cover, eh? This gal can flat tear up some blues! Started to post that very vid the other day but you beat me to it!

Edit: Did not realize it was posted so long ago! I go back to find it and have now used up all my likes-again! Never realized so many ‘gun nuts’ would have such great musical tastes! Have recently discovered John Prine and his wonderful song writing talent. And for you Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle fans (I are a big 'un, too!), I think and hope you’ll like this guy. Here is Benjamin Tod and his Lost Dog Street Band:

Bein’ as it’s Tuesday, how about a two-fer? Better yet, it’s a Steve Earle cover!


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#1135

@SnuffySmiff Having only recently discovered John Prine you have a real treat ahead of you. You’ve got so much to discover, and it’s worth every minute of the journey. You will find songs that are slow, or arranged in a way that makes them not one of your favorites, and then find a different version that is done differently and you will hear and experience it in a completely new way.

John Prine is one of the great American songwriters and treasures. His humor and amazingly unique outlook and perspective of life and the world, put into song and story, is like no other.

Something I read a long time ago, which I can’t find now but I will keep looking for, really endeared him to me and has stuck with me all these years.
Growing up in Kentucky, he hadn’t had much experience with the world yet, and was kinda’ innocent.and naive.
When he first started playing in bars etc, he didn’t know that bands would play the same cover songs each night or weekend. He didn’t know that’s how it was and people didn’t mind hearing the same songs over and over again.
So not only was he playing all his own original songs he had written instead of cover songs, he would go back to his room at the end of the night and write an entire new set of songs for the next night or weekend he was playing again.

Prine still remembers the first three songs he performed on any stage: “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There,” and “Paradise.” With humility, he recalls, “I sang those three songs and people just sat there and looked at me. I thought, ‘Wow, those are really bad.’ They wouldn’t even applaud.”

Prine won his first Grammy for the 1991 album, The Missing Years , and he joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. The Grammy Hall of Fame inducted his 1971 self-titled debut album in 2014.

Two years later he accepted the PEN New England’s Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. At the age of 70, he was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2017.


#1136

My favorite local radio station (about 90 mi north of me) is KECH 95.3 FM
Here is the KECH live stream for everyone to enjoy.

And I would like to hear from each of you. What is your favorite radio station?


#1137

@jeffing65 Ya know what I will be Listening to Now’ Thanks Jeff, How’d your Birthday Go’
Survive it!:sunglasses:


#1138

@DivaMarie Yes, I knew you would like that.:+1:
And birthday is today so surviving so far. Snowing like mad here right now.


#1139

Favorite is at my Alma mater (sp?) - WHUR 96.3. I listen to Majic 102.1.


#1140

@jeffing65
Happy Birthday, Jeff. Have an awesome day!!! Not just an ‘awesome’ snow day… Big smiles!


#1141

Yes Still snowing here Again! can we say got our A***'S Handed to us this Month!:face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#1142

Up here in the hills we can’t get much of anything decent-especially FM. Growing up thru HS and afterwards it was 96 Rock only (WKLS 96 FM-strictly album oriented and arena rock) as I did not dance and HATED anything even similar to disco! Everything else was Top 40 It had one damn fine run-32 YEARS at the same format-from 1974 to 2006, an Atlanta record! It is and will always be infamous for their “Friday Five o’clock whistle”

They ran that religiously @ 5:00 PM-every Friday. One Friday in particular, I was nearly home from work(having slipped out early) and was out on the west side of town and as it began, I grabbed my van’s 2-way microphone, keyed it and kept it glued to the radio speaker. Little did I know that the company owner, the boss and several other big wheels were right in the middle of a radio demonstration for the GM Doraville plant in N. Atlanta!!
They could never prove for sure it was me or I likely would have been un-employed! But, thankfully, they made the big sale anyway and that is probably what saved my butt
There were 2 or 3 other rock stations in town but one played what I called ‘bubblegum’ rock and the rest were all Top 40 but I refused to ever listen to anything but 96 Rock. Back then, if you did not have a 96 Rock auto tag on the front of your ride-and it HAD to be mounted upside down-you were not worth even talking with! You were just a mere nobody! Ha!

a little more history

Wow! Had no idea there was so much on YT about 96 Rock!

About the only station I have found closest in line to 96 Rock is a small mid-GA station located in Fort Valley GA and it serves the Macon area- Q106.3

WQBZ 106.3 FM

Now? it’s either the internet (deep jams DOT net which I HIGHLY recommend!!!), CD’s and YT for the tunes I like


#1143

@SnuffySmiff
During my ROCK days I listened to WMMR 93.3 FM.


#1144


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When in Reno, rock as Reno rocks!!


#1145

So have you had yer daily dose of MF today? No, I’m talking Mother’s Finest- one VERY popular local bunch way back in the day in Atlanta! Saw them at Six Flags Atl probably a half-dozen times in the late 70’s and they are still touring today! Why the lead singer-Sweet Baby Jean Kennedy never had a multi-million dollar singing contract is beyond me-that gal can belt it out like nobody’s biz!!

How they ever got away with this song and it’s title I’ll never know!


#1146

I wonder if she is related to Harrison Kennedy?

Update edit. Not related to Harrison Kennedy.
However I found something more interesting that I did not know. When the band was formed they recruited Gary Moore to play guitar. How about that?

And @SnuffySmiff Great reply on 96 ROCK :+1::+1::+1: That’s what we want to hear. I know what it’s like growing up with no descent, or even modern stations within range. And what a big deal it was when one finally came into being or eventually got a big enough transmitter that you could pull it in with a good receiver. When I was in HS there was only one good rock station. KJOT 105.1 J105 in Boise, 120 mi away. A good car stereo and antenna would receive it in stereo without too much phase and crackle. And if you could get it then that was the only choice, otherwise you were an idiot or not from here. LOL


#1147

@jeffing65

Wow! Did not know that! Gary Moore was about the most under-appreciated guitarist ever!


#1148

@SnuffySmiff

I agree. And he is one of the masters. Like Clapton, Warren Haynes, and the like. I have posted some Gary Moore in the past. One was on oct 18 if you want to scroll back to it.


#1149

Yet another greatly under-appreciated artist IMHO is another slide bluesman, Sonny Landreth…


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#1151

On 19 March, Eric Clapton joined the Allman Brothers Band on stage at The Beacon Theatre in New York City for the first of two historic guest appearances. Other guests that evening were Susan Tedeschi and Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule.

  1. Introduction
  2. Key To The Highway
  3. Dreams
  4. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
  5. Little Wing
  6. Anyday
  7. Layla
  8. Ending