October 31, 2017

Living In The USA With Steve Miller

 

A new 4-LP Steve Miller Band collection was recently released. Ultimate Hits spans his entire career and also includes eight previously unreleased recordings.

Ultimate Hits features 40 songs from Miller’s long career, starting with a recording of 5-year-old Miller talking to his godfather, electric guitar pioneer Les Paul. The collection then winds through some of Miller’s best and most popular tracks — including his first No. 1, “The Joker”; “Fly Like an Eagle”; and “Abracadabra,” another No. 1 single — while making room for some never-heard cuts.

Among those new recordings are live versions of favorites like “Living in the USA,” demos (including an early version of “Take the Money and Run”) and a previously unreleased take on the R&B classic “In the Midnight Hour.” (Courtesy Ultimate Classic Rock)

I chatted with Steve Miller 1n 2004. Enjoy!

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October 29, 2017

“There’s a New Kid In Town. Everybody’s Talking”

The Eagles were in Detroit Friday night at the new Little Caesars Arena.  Based on every report and review it was “spectacular.” I came across an interview I did with Don Henley back in 2004. Have a listen. Enjoy!

 

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October 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Chad Smith!

Happy Birthday Chad Smith!  I caught up with Chad back in March, 2014.  Simply put, you will not meet a nicer person.  Enjoy!

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October 23, 2017

My “Classic Conversation” With Glenn Frey

Hi everybody and welcome to the Ken Calvert “Classic Conversations” Podcast.

I’ve come across thousands of hours of interviews that I’ve had stored in my basement for over 35 years. Cassettes, DATs and Reel to Reel.

I’m guessing that right now I have about 600 repaired edited and cleaned up about as well as they can be.

With the Eagles playing the LCA on Friday, October 27, 2017 – I thought I’d go back and feature an interview I did with Glenn Frey in 2012.

Glenn and I were friends going back 40 years. His passing was a genuine punch in the gut. “Say it ain’t so?” Glenn passed in January 2016.

The Eagles now feature Glenn’s son Deacon. It’s shocking how much Deacon looks and sounds like Dad. He played his first gig with the Eagles July 16, 2017.

So, here’s my interview with Glenn Frey talking about a lot of things. The purpose of this interview was to talk about a gift to his parents in the form of an album called “After Hours.” A great collection of “Old School Vocal Pop”. Enjoy and come back and visit with kencalvert.net soon.

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October 20, 2017

If You Like Classic Rock – You’ll Like My Classic Conversations

This past spring my basement flooded.  For the 7th time!  I had no choice but to remove everything from the basement to a friend’s warehouse.  It turned out to be a blessing.  I found a treasure trove of radio artifacts, including hundreds of cassette tapes and DATs (Digital Audio Tapes).  I had no idea what I would find on those tapes, let alone the quality.  The cassettes are decent and most of the DATs are very good.  So far, I have downloaded over 500 interviews ranging from Milton Berle to Iggy Pop.

Please come back to kencalvert.net and I will be featuring fresh circa interviews regularly.  You’ll hear George Carlin, Paul Stanley, Burton Cummings, Glenn Frey, Barret Strong, Gary Owens, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed McMahon, Davey Jones, Chris Farley, Roger Ebert, Mark Fuhrman, Milton Berle, Iggy Pop and my shot at singing with the Howling Diablos featuring Jimmy McCarty.  Here’s just a quick sample.

 

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