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The Ray Shasho Show with Ray Shasho
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THE RAY SHASHO SHOW is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

Important links:

https://www.publicityworksagency.com/ Publicity Works Agency

www.classicrockmusicwriter.com The Classic Rock Music Reporter

www.classicrockhereandnow.com Classic Rock Here and Now

www.musictriedandtrue.com Music Tried and True

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3:00 pm PT
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3:55 pm PT

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

The Ray Shasho Show welcomes local guitar prodigy Bill Bechtel, June 12, 2017 Bill Bechtel guitarist/keyboardist from St Pete's 'Bride of Chaotica' on The Ray Shasho Show
Ray Shasho Welcomes Peter Asher Legendary Musician,Producer and Manager, June 5, 2017 Peter and Gordon Legend Peter Asher on The Ray Shasho Show
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Monster Guitarist Frank Marino, May 29, 2017 Please welcome legendary guitarist- singer and songwriter for Mahogany Rush … Frank Marino!
Ray Shasho welcomes singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and producer … Jim Messina, May 15, 2017 Loggins & Messina, Poco, Buffalo Springfield; these are just a few of the groups that Jim Messina has been involved with
Welcome the legendary John Sebastian to The Ray Shasho Show, May 1, 2017 For over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric
Ray Shasho Welcomes Alan White 'Hall of Fame' Drummer with 'YES', April 17, 2017 Alan White Legendary 'YES' Drummer on The Ray Shasho Show
SHOCKING NEW DEVELOPMENTS UNVEILED Regarding the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, April 3, 2017 The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth and the Union Army to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln -By Dr. Robert E. Arnold
Ray Shasho Welcomes R&B/Rock Artist/Producer Binky Womack to the show, March 20, 2017 Binky Womack Nephew of R&B Legend Bobby Womack

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Featured Guests

Guest, Ray Walker August 7, 2017
Guest, Bobby Caldwell July 24, 2017
Guest, Suzi Quatro July 10, 2017
Guest, Billy Cobham June 26, 2017
Guest, Bill Bechtel June 12, 2017
Guest, Peter Asher June 5, 2017
Guest, Frank Marino May 29, 2017
Guest, Jim Messina May 15, 2017
Guest, John Sebastian May 1, 2017
Guest, Alan White April 17, 2017
Guest, Binky Womack March 20, 2017
Guest, Henry Paul February 20, 2017
Guest, Ken Hensley February 6, 2017
Guest, Bobby Kimball January 23, 2017
Guest, Carl Palmer January 9, 2017
Guest, John Hall December 26, 2016
Guest, Rick Roberts December 12, 2016
Guest, Ed King November 28, 2016

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Ray Shasho Ray Shasho Lakewood Ranch FL USA Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube The Publicity Works Agency, The Classic Rock Music Reporter, Classic Rock Here and Now, Music Tried and True, Rock Writer, Author Site, Keys and Chords, The Ray Shasho Show
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Talk Show Host, Electronics Entrepreneur, Author, Classic Rock Music Journalist and Director of PR Exposure Now
Biography:

Ray Shasho biography

Music journalist Ray Shasho was dubbed ‘Rock Raymond’ by friends and family for his love of rock music. Since a kid growing up in Baltimore, Maryland he became obsessed with music. In high school, he attended hundreds of rock concerts and even took a job at the famed Capital Centre arena to meet his favorite rock stars before and after their shows. After graduating from a CBS owned broadcasting school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ray became a Top 40 radio deejay in the late 70’s and early 80’s and his life became the music. Unfortunately radio stations trusted computers (Arbitron ratings) over human instincts. It was the early radio jocks who discovered great music and put it out over the airwaves. Radio became mundane when they began mimicking each other based on the Arbitrons.

After his stint in radio, Shasho became an entrepreneur in electronics. Ray and his family owned and operated cutting-edge retail electronic businesses in Washington, D.C.  Shasho witnessed all the technological advancements firsthand and how it affected the music industry. From early transistor radios, record players, reel to reel tape recorders, cassette and eight track tape players, walkmans, CD players to MP3’s. Some of Ray’s clients included … Chuck Norris, James Mason, Ted Williams, Alex Haley, Art Buchwald, Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, John Candy, Jon Voight and General Colin Powell.

Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, Ray’s comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second novel entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington D.C.

In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life. 

Ray’s very first “rock star” interview was Joe Lala who lived in Tampa, Florida. He contacted Joe by way of the internet and scheduled an interview at Joe’s home. Ray was surprised how cordial and amendable Joe was to tell the story about his rock and roll past. Ray and Joe spent hours together reliving his days of playing percussion with Blues Image, Stephen Stills and Manassas, The Bee Gees and Firefall. Joe disclosed stories about jamming with Jimi Hendrix and throwing Mick Jagger out of his hotel room in New York City. After the interview, Joe asked Ray to be his personal assistant and later to help write his own personal memoir.  Shasho was so overwhelmed with the ease of the interview that he immediately began his search for the next one.

Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.

Shasho began asking each legendary musician, singer and songwriter this question … If you had a “Field of Dreams” wish, like the movie, to play or collaborate with anyone from the past or present, who would that be? The question became eminent to the interviewer and interviewee and the responses will surely surprise the most discerning music enthusiast.

Ray is currently the director of ‘The Publicity Works Agency’ promoting authors and musicians across the globe. His new book series is entitled ‘When Life Was All About The Music’-Over 100 Intimate Conversations With The Legends That Set Us Free and should be released in the fall this year. The book addresses the current state of the music business and features over 100 recent conversations with the greatest music artists of our time. Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known.

Here’s a list of the music artists Ray has interviewed for the book and recently on the radio to help promote.

PRINT INTERVIEWS

  • Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)
  • Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)
  • Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)
  • Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
  • Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention)
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)
  • Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)
  • Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Dave Mason (Traffic)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)
  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White)
  • Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)
  • Tommy James (Shondells)
  • Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)
  • Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
  • Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)
  • Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)
  • Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)
  • Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)
  • Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)
  • Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
  • Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
  • Al Atkins (Judas Priest)
  • Paul May (Atkins/May Project)
  • Roger Fisher (Heart)
  • Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)
  • Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)
  • Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)
  • Chris Stein (Blondie)
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012
  • Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)
  • Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Chris Squire (YES)
  • Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)
  • Micky Dolenz(The Monkees)
  • Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective)
  • Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")
  • Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)
  • Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)
  • Steve Hillage(Gong)
  • Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
  • Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)
  • Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)
  • Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)
  • Maria Muldaur
  • Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
  • Tom Rush
  • Gino Vannelli
  • Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Phil Ehart (Kansas)
  • Pete Best (The Beatles)
  • Dr. John
  • Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas)
  • John Kay (Steppenwolf) 
  • Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers)
  • Lita Ford (The Runaways)
  • Robin Trower
  • Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
  • Joey Molland (Badfinger)
  • Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones)
  • Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
  • Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist)
  • Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  • Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
  • Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • Dave Davies (The Kinks)
  • Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
  • Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
  • Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
  • Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
  • Melanie (The Voice of the Woodstock generation)
  • Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
  • Ted Nugent 
  • Corky Laing (Mountain)
  • Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
  • Roger Earl (Foghat)
  • John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers)
  • Julian Lennon 
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Steve Hackett (Genesis)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
  • Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia")
  • Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES)
  • Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway")
  • Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
  • Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
  • Judy Collins
  • Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
  • Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band)
  • Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light")
  • Jann Klose 
  • Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero)
  • Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
  • Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
  • Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
  • Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
  • Darryl Way (Curved Air) 
  • Don Wilson (The Ventures)
  • Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues
  • Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine")
  • Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield)
  • Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star)
  • Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
  • Keith Emerson (The Nice,Emerson,Lake & Palmer)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa,Mahavishnu Orchestra,Jon Anderson)
  • Randy Bachman (The Guess Who,Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Robin Trower -2014 
  • Trini Lopez ("If I had a Hammer," "Lemon Tree")
  • Barry Hay (Golden Earring) 
  • Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) 
  • Nikki Lunden & Lora G. (Lunden Rein) 
  • Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me,"After The Lovin,'" "The Last Waltz")
  • David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears)
  • Dave Edmunds ("I Hear You Knocking")Rockpile
  • Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Rex Pickett (Author of the ‘Sideways’ trilogy)
  • Stanley Livingston (Chip from My Three Sons)
  • Barry Livingston (Ernie from My Three Sons)
  • Marty Ingels (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, Dick Van Dyke Show

         RADIO INTERVIEWS

  • Claudette King (B.B. King’s youngest daughter)
  • Kevin Godley (10 cc,Godley and Creme)
  • Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
  • Geoff Tate (Queensryche/Operation Mindcrime)
  • Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper,UFO)
  • Beth Hart (World-renowned singer & songwriter)
  • Magic Dick(The J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
  • Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) & Jann Klose
  • Kenny Aaronson (Dust,Stories,Bob Dylan,Joan Jett,New York Dolls,Yardbirds)
  • Ewan Currie (Lead Singer & Guitarist for The Sheepdogs)
  • Ginger Gilmour (Author,Sculptor,Poet,and Ex wife of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour
  • Jamie Glaser (Guitarist for the AndersonPonty Band)
  • Miles Copeland III (Legendary music mogul)
  • Albert Castiglia (Blues Guitarist)
  • Fee Waybill (The Tubes)
  • Janet Robbins (Singer,Songwriter,Multi-instrumentalist,Daughter of Country Music Icon Marty Robbins)
  • Lucie Arnaz (Actress, Singer, Dancer, Broadway star, Producer, and Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) 
  • Dennis Locorriere (The voice of Dr Hook)
  • Wally Palmar (Guitarist & songwriter for The Romantics)
  • Wally Stocker (Guitarist for The Babys)
  • Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker & director)
  • Doug Aldrich (Guitarist & songwriter for The Dead Daisies)
  • Laura & Nikki Lunden (Lunden Reign)
  • Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Rick Roberts (Former lead singer/songwriter/guitarist for Firefall)
  • Rich Little (Master celebrity impressionist & Comedian)
  • John Hall (Guitarist,songwriter for 'Orleans')
  • Carl Palmer (Legendary drummer for Asia,Emerson Lake and Palmer)
  • Bobby Kimball (The legendary voice of Toto)
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
  • Henry Paul (The Outlaws)
  • Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (The Fifth Dimension)
  • Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B legend Bobby Womack)
  • Alan White (Legendary drummer for 'Y E S')
  • John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful,Welcome Back Kotter theme)
  • Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield,Poco,Loggins & Messina)
  • Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
  • Billy Cobham (Legendary Drummer & Jazz-Fusion Pioneer)
  • Suzi Quatro (Rock and Roll Heroine)
  • Bobby Caldwell (Legendary Drummer-Johnny Winter- Derringer- Allman Brothers-Captain Beyond)
  • Ray Walker (The Jordanaires -Elvis Presley's backup singers)
  • Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/ Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records

About Ray’s company The PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY

 https://www.publicityworksagency.com website

The Publicity Works Agency is your business confidant. We’re engaged round-the- clock to build your brand and heighten your celebrity status, by utilizing every media promotional tool and source required to insure a successful publicity campaign. Our savvy team of public relation managers and publicists have dedicated over 25 prolific years in publicity, marketing, journalism, sales, finance and entrepreneurial matureness, and are partnered with vital and influential media professionals and experts to empower maximum exposure.

In today’s fast-paced and state-of-the-art world, an ongoing publicity campaign is essential to rise above the competition and become extraordinary and prosperous. The Publicity Works Agency will thrive to take you to that level of success and beyond.  A personal publicist will be at your beck and call to persistently brainstorm and tweak ideas and to reassure that we’ve orchestrated the very best possible publicity campaign tailored to fit your every need.

THE PUBLICITY WORKS AGENCY … We Shine Only When We Make You Shine

Contact us today at 941-877-1552  or email us at  ray@publicityworksagency.com

Ray’s published novels …

Check-the-Gs-book.jpgCheck the Gs’

The True Story of an Eclectic American Family and Their Wacky Family Business

&

Wacky Shenanigans on F Street (2nd Edition)

-Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington, D.C.

Synopsis …

Wacky-Shenanigans-book.jpgCheck the Gs’ At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gstells a story for everyone who is proud their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.

Review …

…“This book takes you away to a time that will never be repeated in America. Where families worked together, ate together, and passed down the family business. Ray tells us his story and you are locked in from the first page. You live inside his family's retail store; when retail meant something before the Best Buys & WalMarts took away the shopping "experience." You're next to Ray when he attends rock concerts by real artists in the Baltimore & Washington DC area. This is a guy that lives & breathes two things: family & music. It’s a beautifully written book that I couldn't put down … Highly recommended!”

… By Mr. Fitzroy Format: Hardcover

 

Featured Guests on BBS Radio Talk Show Programs

Featured, Guest, Billy Cobham June 26, 2017

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 03:00 pm

Guest, Billy Cobham

Guest Name: 
Billy Cobham
BILLY COBHAM ART OF THE RHYTHM SECTION RETREAT
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and educator
Guest Biography: 

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES

LEGENDARY DRUMMER & JAZZ-FUSION PIONEER

B I L L Y   C O B H A M

In 1969 Billy Cobham co-founded the fusion group Dreams, which also featured Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Don Grolnick, Barry Rodgers, and Will Lee. The following year he was invited to join Miles Davis's group and contributed to four pivotal recordings by the trumpeter, including Bitches Brew (where he collaborated with guitarist John McLaughlin) and Tribute to Jack Johnson. 

Mahavishnu Orchestra was formed by McLaughlin in 1971 with Cobham, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird. They released three acclaimed albums (beginning with Inner Mounting Flame) before the band was dissolved and Cobham chose to launch his solo career with Spectrum, one of the definitive albums of the jazz-rock era. 

During the 1970s and '80s, he recorded steadily as a leader for Atlantic, CBS, Elektra, and GRP, collaborating with artists ranging from George Duke, John Scofield, and Tony Williams to Jack Bruce and the Grateful Dead, both on stage and in the studio. 

Cobham was engaged by UNICEF in 1992 to work with autistic outpatients and street children in Santos (near São Paulo), Brazil, in a musical project of several years' duration. "The street children fell into my realm of operations almost by chance, as it was not part of my original mandate," he says. "But due to the unavoidable specter and shadow cast by so many little personalities with big hearts and so much time to ponder life without parental direction, it was inevitable that I would find myself working with them-some of the brightest minds harboring raw talent that I have ever witnessed to date. The shame of it all was that many would never have the opportunity to use their gift." 

In '93 Cobham performed, recorded, and produced at the WOMAD Festival (World of Music, Arts and Dance) with Peter Gabriel, Nigeria's Okuta Percussion, and Farafina from Burkina Faso. (His association with WOMAD continues to this day: over the last several years he's conducted sessions in performance techniques at the University of Bath Spa in England, and he is now an Official Patron of WOMAD in Bath.) 

His current collaboration with the Cuban group Asere has been ongoing since their first performance together at the WOMAD Festival in Reading in 2002. A new CD, De Cuba y de Panamá, is due for summer 2008 release, and a DVD, A Latin Soul, directed by John Hollis, is already out. That package contains live concert footage, two documentaries, and a bonus CD with live and studio tracks. Cobham and Asere will be touring the U.K. this fall. 

In 2011 Cobham began teaching drums online at The Jazz and Fusion Drum School.

In 2013, Cobham celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of Spectrum CD by touring in USA, Canada and Europe with the Spectrum 40 Band. Also that year, Purple Pyramid Records released the Billy Cobham Compass Point two-CD set, recorded live at Compass Point hotel in the Bahamas in 1997, which was never released before.

Early 2014 marked the release of the much-anticipated "Tales from the Skeleton Coast", which is the third installment of the four recordings produced as a commemoration and celebration of Cobham's mother and father, both of whom were musicians. 
In the summer of 2014, Cobham released a live CD recording from the celebrated Spectrum 40 tours, which dazzled audiences around the world in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spectrum CD, the defining album of the jazz-fusion genre. (Spectrum 40 LIVE)

Drumming legend and jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham will bring his highly acclaimed Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat back to the Mesa Arts Center for its second year, offering an immersive educational program for drummers, bassists, guitarists and keyboard players. Geared for advanced students to music educators and working professionals alike, the intensive curriculum is designed to give experienced musicians a range of opportunities to delve into the finer points of working as a cohesive unit in the rhythm section from Billy Cobham, along with Dean Brown (guitar), Ric Fierabracci (bass), Gerry Etkins (keyboards), and global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo.

In the words of program founder Billy Cobham, “The unique format of the program allows participants to explore and expand their artistry, develop and refine their band and focus on the all-important elements of teamwork and collaboration, so that all types of instrumentalists can benefit and learn from the perspective of each one of our coaches.”

Through a variety of learning experiences, including interactive lectures, discussions, demonstrations, playing exercises, and nightly jam sessions, participants will discover how to …

Gain and build trust among fellow Rhythm Section musicians in performance.

Stay in sync with yourself so that you can control what you play through your instrument while receiving information from your colleagues in the Rhythm Section.

Keenly listen in performance, interpret what is offered by your fellow players and offer effective musical ideas in return.

Control tempo and provide a sense of security in performance.

Present a more harmonious musical character through heightened awareness.

Remain in control of syncopated musical ideas within the performance.

The Retreat will also offer a musician enrichment program, “Social Media on Steroids conducted by marketing expert Dan Shinder, to help musicians better leverage social media in promoting their music and their brands.

The Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat culminates with a special Saturday night performance with Billy and the Spectrum 40 Band at the Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Piper Theatre at 7:30 pm  (1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201 near Phoenix, Arizona)

Enrollment for the program is now open, with spaces limited for each of the four Instrument categories of drums, guitar, bass and keyboards. For more information and to register, visit: www.billycobhamretreat.com

The Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat Enrollment for the program is now open, with spaces limited for each of the four Instrument categories of drums, guitar, bass and keyboards.For more information and to register, visit: www.billycobhamretreat.com

For more information about Billy Cobham and very latest news and concert dates visit … www.billycobham.com

Billy Cobham on Facebookwww.facebook.com/officialbillycobham

Billy Cobham on TwitterBilly Cobham @gladbash

 

Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spectrum CD

Featured, Guest, Suzi Quatro July 10, 2017

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 03:00 pm

Guest, Suzi Quatro

Guest Name: 
Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro 'Rock and Roll Heroine' on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: 
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Actress
Guest Biography: 

AFTER 53 YEARS SUZI QUATRO ROCKS HARDER THAN EVER!

RAY SHASHO WELCOMES

THE ROCK AND ROLL HEROINE TO HIS SHOW

SUZI QUATRO, fourth of five children, born under the sign of Gemini, on June 3rd, 1950, in Detroit Michigan.She was raised in a musical family, including 3 sisters and one brother, who all played various instruments. Suzi herself made her debut on stage playing bongo’s in her father’s jazz band, "The Art Quatro Trio".

From an early age she studied classical piano and percussion, then aged 14, began an all girl band with elder sister Patti, called "The Pleasure Seekers". Suzi was ‘told’ she would be playing bass guitar, which was as tall as her! she a quickly became the lead singer and front person, this band toured for 7 years, very successfully, releasing a few singles along the way ,then changed their name to cradle in 1969.It was in this band, a couple of years later, that Mickie Most; (producer) came to a concert, and offered Suzi a solo contract. She flew to England in 1971 to begin her journey to fame.

Soon after Suzi began working with  now legendary songwriters Chinn and Chapman (Mike Chapman also produced) , which resulted the huge hit, “Can The Can”, which went to number one in May 1973, and went on to sell two and a half million copies worldwide. Between 1973 and 1980, Suzi Quatro featured in the British charts for no less than 101 weeks, and has sold to date over 55 million records, and still counting. Her hits include “48 Crash”, “Too Big”, “Devil Gate Drive”, “Daytona Demon”, “The Wild One”, “She’s in Love With You”, “Mama’s Boy”, “If You Can’t Give Me Love”, “Rock Hard”,  and a million seller in the USA., ‘Stumblin In’ a duet with Chris Norman 

From 77-79 Suzi spread her wings and landed a part on the worldwide hit TV. Series ‘Happy Days’, playing Leather Tuscadero opposite Henry Winkler and Ron Howard.  She continued to act in other shows including, Minder, Dempsey and Makepeace, and more up to date, Absolutely Fabulous and Midsummer Murders. In 1986 Suzi made her West End debut playing the leading role of Annie Oakley in Irving Berlin’s ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ for which she received great critical acclaim. 1988 Suzi spread her wings again, and hosted her own talk show called ‘Gas Street’ which ran for a year.

1989 Suzi was one of the first rock and roll acts to go to Russia, where she performed for over half a million people in just six weeks. 1991, She was triumphant again, realizing a lifelong ambition by writing the music and lyrics, along with Shirlie Roden, and starring in ‘Talullah Bankhead’  it ran for its full season of 5 weeks, and Suzi received amazing critics, even though they were not officially allowed into review the show.

Jan, 1999 started Suzi’s radio career with BBC radio 2, which is ongoing today.  Suzi has done her own weekly programs, and many special documentaries including Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Patsy Cline, and a recent special on her home town of Detroit. Suzi has met, interviewed or played on stage with most of her hero’s.   Suzi is a very popular DJ. Even being nominated for music broadcaster of the year at the Sony radio awards in 2006 1999 also saw Suzi honored in ‘This Is Your Life’, complete with famous red book. They caught her on her 56 date UK tour, onstage at the Palladium... completely off guard; there were a few expletives that had to be edited out!!

In 2006 Suzi released the autobiographical album, “Back to the Drive”… which has become the fans favorite worldwide. Suzi also made an appearance alongside Charles Dance in the theatre, in a play called “Exonerated at this time”. Unzipped, Suzi’s Autobiography was released in 2007 and has done extremely well worldwide... getting to number 2 in the Australian charts where she continues to tour.  The next tour in 2013 will be her 29th down under!!! Current release, produced by long time collaborator Mike Chapman, ‘In the Spotlight’ which is now also available in Limited Edition with an extra CD of unreleased Suzi compositions called ‘In the Dark’, and an enhanced CD with a video of ‘Strict Machine’ and the now legendary Suzi tribute to her absolute hero, Elvis Presley, ‘Singing With Angel’s, which she recorded in Nashville with James Burton on guitar, and Elvis’s original backing vocal group, the Jordinaries.

Recently Quatro performed at the third “Remember the Child” Dick Wagner memorial fund concert at the MotorCity Sound Board. Proceeds went to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which include Beaumont Children’s Hospital and Flint’s Hurley Children’s Hospital, providing music therapy and music instruction to hospitalized children. Wagner’s old friend Mark Farner, who rocketed to fame with Flint’s Grand Funk Railroad, headlined the roster of talent, along with Suzi Quatro and the Pleasure Seekers.

Suzi also recently finished a very successful 19 date, thirty second tour in Australia and even sold out the Opera House.

Suzi celebrates over 53 years of performing … and eloquently states … "I WILL RETIRE WHEN I GO ONSTAGE, SHAKE MY ASS, AND THERE IS SILENCE"

You can purchase Suzi Quatro’s novel Unzipped …Suzi tells her story of life behind the scenes and in the thick of it, working, partying and rocking with other legendary figures such as Noddy Holder, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop. 

And Through My Eyes -Poetry and Reminisces … available now at amazon.com

Also purchase Suzi Quatro’s latest CD The Girl From Detroit City A four CD set, the first ever career-spanning anthology from the Queen of Rock N Roll as she celebrates 50 years in the music industry. 

Twitter … https://twitter.com/Suzi_Quatro

Official Fan Club Facebook Page … https://www.facebook.com/SUZI-QUATRO-OFFICIAL-FAN-CLUB-106218856068295/

Four CD set, the first ever career-spanning anthology from the Queen of Rock N Roll as she celebrates 50 years in the music industry.

Featured, Guest, Bobby Caldwell July 24, 2017

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 03:00 pm

Guest, Bobby Caldwell

Guest Name: 
Bobby Caldwell
Ray Shasho Welcomes Legendary Drummer and Songwriter Bobby Caldwell of 'Captain Beyond'
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Musician,Songwriter,Singer,Producer
Guest Biography: 

LEGENDARY DRUMMER AND SONGWRITER

B O B B Y   CA L D W E  L L  

TALKS ABOUT HIS INCREDIBLE ROCK AND ROLL PAST

ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

 

Bobby Caldwell started playing at the age of ten and by fourteen was playing professionally with many rock groups in the state of Florida, but primarily “Noah’s Ark”, out of Tampa.  After signing with Decca Records and releasing two singles, the band played constantly throughout the Eastern U.S.  After paying his dues, fate stepped in.

At the age of 19, he was asked to join Johnny Winter’s new super group “Johnny Winter And”.  This group featured Rick Derringer and Randy Hobbs, formerly with the McCoy’s of “Hang On Sloopy” fame.  The album “Johnny Winter And Live” was recorded in New York and Miami and became a top ten best seller and Johnny’s highest charting album.  Bobby also played on Johnny Winter’s “Saints and Sinners” album, recording with Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer and the late Dan Hartman

Rick Derringer asked Bobby to play on his first solo LP “All American Boy”, which was recorded entirely at Caribou Ranch in Colorado.  This partnership produced the classic top ten hit, “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo.”

While touring with the Allman Brothers Band as a third drummer and percussionist, BC had the pleasure of playing with them at the Filmore East when they recorded their historic album, The Allman Brothers, “Live at the Filmore East”.

In the early to mid seventies, Captain Beyond arose from the ashes of Iron Butterfly, Johnny Winter And, and Deep Purple.  Introduced to Phil Walden by the late Duane Allman, the band signed with Capricorn Records.  Captain Beyond’s first album remains a progressive rock cult classic to this day.  The band enjoys heavy airplay on satellite radio and a large following in Europe and the far East.  Bobby’s contributions to the music, lyrics and song arrangements are evident throughout

Following Captain Beyond, he was enlisted to join the supergroup Armageddon.  Founded by the late Keith Relf from “The Yardbirds,” Armageddon comprised of England’s renowned super guitarist, Martin Pugh, Bobby Caldwell and Louis Cennamo.  The group produced one album for A&M Records.  Once again, Bobby was a major contributor to the song writing and direction of the band.

In the early 1980s, MCA Records offered Bobby a solo deal.  The album was unfortunately never completed.  Through the 80’s and 90’s Bobby continued to sing, write new material and play drums while fronting his own band before moving back to Florida from Los Angeles for family obligations.

Recently, Bobby has been playing with the reformed Captain Beyond, as well as many other projects.  He is a dedicated professional, always looking for new and exciting musical ventures.

Highly spiritual, Bobby also holds a Masters Degree in Metaphysics and is an Ordained Metaphysical Minister. He neither smokes, nor drinks, nor uses drugs and lives an extremely clean lifestyle.  He is truly a sincere, humble and caring artist.  His love and motivation to create new music is, as it has always been, steadfast and unwavering.

 

CONCERT DATES FOR CAPTAIN BEYOND

6/3/17 -    Ace's Live Music                                         

Bradenton, FL                          

http://aceslivemusic.com/ticketsale/

6/22/17 -The Golden Pony                                         

Harrisonburg, VA                     

6/23/17 - Cafe 611 "Maryland Doom Fest"                 

Fredrick, MD

8/16/17 - The Earl                                                       

Atlanta, GA

8/18/17 - The Pour House Music Hall                           

 Raleigh, NC

8/20/17 - Kung Fu Neck Tie                                         

 Philadelphia, PA

8/22/17 - Saint Vitus                                                   

Brooklyn, NY

8/25/17 - "The Bear's Den" Seneca Niagara Casino     

Niagara Falls, NY

10/28/17 - Ram's Head Live "Days of Darkness fest"   

Baltimore, MD

Much more to come

 

You can purchase Lost & Found 1972-1973 -Release date 6/2/2017 on CD and limited edition colored LP at Cleopatra Music and film http://cleorecs.com/home/

For more information about Bobby Caldwell and show dates for Captain Beyond visit www.theofficialbobbycaldwellsite.com and www.officialcaptainbeyond.com

Release Date June 2nd 2017

Featured, Guest, Ray Walker August 7, 2017

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, August 07, 2017 03:00 pm

Guest, Ray Walker

Guest Name: 
Ray Walker
Ray Walker was the Bass Singer in "THE JORDANAIRES" for 54 years
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Singer,Pastor,Teacher
Guest Biography: 

BASS SINGER RAY WALKER

WAS A MEMBER OF "THE JORDANAIRES"

FOR 54 YEARS

LEGENDARY BACKUP SINGERS FOR ELVIS PRESLEY 

 

Ray Walker dropped out of school in 1955, moved to Centerville, Tennessee, where he helped to build a radio station, WHLP, worked with the local Church, and, became the youngest school principal in the history of Tennessee. He came back to college in 1956 and graduated in June 1957, with a BA Degree in Speech, Music, Bible, and, Education; worked for Werthan Bag Company during the Summer. By that time Ray and wife Marilyn's third child was on the way.

Ray continued working for the local Church and, in the Fall began teaching school in Davidson County Schools, where he was Assistant Principal, Coach, and commanded a split seventh and eighth grade class. It was April 1958 now, and through a business call to David Lipscomb College, Ray was put in touch with the Jordanaires by his former Choral Director. Gordon Stoker had called there, just prior to Ray's call, to see if the Music Department knew of a bass singer who might fit their requirements. When Ray spoke with the professor, he said to give them his name, which the professor did. Ray was called that afternoon, auditioned at 11:00 that evening, was called at the school the next day and asked to go to Hollywood to do some recording. The school board let him off, he went, came home and completed his school year of teaching, and joined the Jordanaires, officially, June 1, 1958. 

Since that time, while working with the Jordanaires, he had a successful, daily, morning show, "YOUR OWN TIME" on the ABC Channel in Nashville in 1976.  Ray has done modeling, numerous radio, television, magazine and newspaper commercials (locally and nationally). He was a deputy sheriff (as a liaison between trouble youth and distraught families) for twenty-some years and, as were all the Jordanaires, an honorary member of the Tennessee Governor's Staff in Tennessee for many years.

Among the accolades the group has received during his tenure with The Jordanaires is induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the NACMAI (North American Country Music Association International) Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and others.  Ray was inducted into The Rockabilly Hall of Fame, individually, in 2013.  He was, also, awarded the "Avalon Award", the highest award given for contribution and accomplishment by his alma mater', David Lipscomb University, in 2005.

During the early 1960s, Ray Walker, Neal Matthews, Jr., Hoyt Hawkins and Gordon Stoker helped mold the genre of Country Music known as "The Nashville Sound", singing backup harmonies to such artists as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Loretta Lynn, Rick Nelson, Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others to numerous to mention.

Also known for his solo recordings, Walker has helped in the development of albums and CDs of a cappella composition performed, among others, by the Freed-Hardeman University Singers and the Harding University Choir. For years, he served as song director for "The Amazing Grace" Bible program, produced by the Madison Church of Christ in the Nashville suburb.  Marilyn was awarded "THE HEART OF A SERVANT AWARD" for her work with battered women.

Ray has over 600 a cappella worship songs recorded, reportedly being heard in 77 nations. Walker has been recorded nearly every week since he was 13 years old.  He began singing in public at 6 years old. In the late 1940s, Ray was recorded, first time, on his Dad's wire recorder every week until he was 18; in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and 2000s, he was sometimes recorded on 200 songs a week, as aids in church worship in spirit and truth series. Ray has found time to be involved in over three thousand sing-outs, youth rallies, appearances of his own.

Up to 2013, it is estimated that Walker has been recorded on more than 200,000 songs  (including repeats for different services and classes), and including his professional recording with the Jordanaires, and is reservedly believed to be the most recorded voice in the history of music during his 66 years of performing.  
Ray Walker is currently one of the ministers of the Waverly Church of Christ in Waverly, Tennessee.  Ray continues to lead singing for congregations of the Churches of Christ.

Ray was the Bass Singer in "THE JORDANAIRES" for 54 years and 345 days, when upon the passing of Gordon Stoker, March 27, 2013, "THE JORDANAIRES" as a group, officially, came to an end.  Ray, occasionally, performs with country crooner Ronnie McDowell, and others, in programs dedicated to the memory of Elvis Presley. 

 

PURCHASE …

Ray Walker’s

"Live in Concert"

at the New Opry House

This CD contains 14 All Time Favorite songs by Jordanaire, 

Ray Walker 

For more information about Ray Walker and The Jordanaires

visit …

http://www.raywalker.net/  or www.jordanaires.net

Ray Walker’s "Live in Concert" at the New Opry House

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