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LET'S STAY TOGETHER — Harvey Kubernik hears about the perfect partnership between soul superstar Al Green and Memphis producer Willie Mitchell. Plus, on the 50th anniversary of Green's most famous track hitting #1, we revisit Roy Carr's rave NME review of the Let's Stay Together album... and Green talks later that year to Words & Music's Bob Merlis about "Papa Willie" and his famous Royal recording studio.
I CAN HEAR MUSIC — As he publishes his memoir For the Records, we revisit the back pages of pioneering music scribe Gene Sculatti (left, with Bob Merlis): a defence of the Beach Boys (Jazz & Pop, 1968), a profile of New York soul man Ben E. King (Phonograph Record, 1975) and a potted history of L.A. punk rock (Creem, 1981)...
THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH — In an exclusive audio interview from 2006, Marvin Lee "Meat Loaf" Aday (1947-2022) talks about Bat Out Of Hell (I, II and III), plus you can read a read a transcript of the 2006 conversation with Gavin Martin and a hilarious Andrew Stafford phoner with "Meat" (Time Off, 1995). Not forgetting Harvey Kubernik's 2006 interview with the Ventures' Don Wilson (1933-2022)…
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LIVING IN THE PRESENT — Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson refutes all charges of nostalgia... and talks to Mat Snow about salmon farming and the Stones' Rock and Roll Circus (1988).
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