Posts From Harvey Kubernik

Sam Cooke, By Those Who Knew Him

“Sam had a big influence on anybody,” said soul singer Bobby Womack. “To me, cancer would be good if Sam gave it out. I’m serious.”

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Merry Clayton on ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Tapestry’ and Her New Release

The singer on the Stones’ classic: “They played me the song and asked if I could put somethin’ on it…I said, ‘Stop and tell me what all this stuff means.'”

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Leonard Cohen’s “Gloomy” ‘Songs of Love and Hate’ @50: A Look Back

“My tunes often deal with a moral crisis. I often feel myself a part of such a crisis and try to relate it in song,” Cohen once said in an interview.

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Doors Drummer John Densmore on His New Book, Spirituality & More

“I am still on that road. We all are; we have embarked on a journey of spirit in our human bodies as we proceed down our path,” says the drummer.

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Rock Hall Inductee Bobby Womack: R&B Legend, Friend of Rock Stars

His songs were recorded by the Stones, Janis and many others, and he counted them among his friends. And man, did he have some stories!

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Dylan, Cash Producer Bob Johnston on the Nashville Sessions

“I was standing by the soundboard and I said to Dylan, ‘Listen, man, you ought to come to Nashville sometime.’ He just went, ‘Hmmm.'”–producer Bob Johnston

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Ray Manzarek on The Doors’ 6 Studio Albums: The ‘Lost’ Interviews

“Robby or Jim would come up with the original idea. But boy, the four of us would get together, change and modify and polish the songs.”–Ray Manzarek

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Documentary on ’60s R&B Star Billy Stewart Airing on PBS Stations

The film is the first to tell the story of this exceptional but unsung talent whose hits included “Summertime” and “I Do Love You.”

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‘The Day the Music Died’: 1st-Hand Recollections of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper

For young rock ‘n’ roll fans, the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper was a huge shock. What was it like to actually see them?

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