June 16th, 2014
The next time the round table convened, it was a slightly different group: Keltner, Krampf, Colaiuta, Porcaro and Marotta. You'll hear the radio on in the background...it seems to me someone or two asked for some sports game to stay on, so that's annoying. Who knew 20 years later I would be sharing these with the public?
May 21st, 2014
In this first part of the 1984 L.A. Studio round table, the amazing drummers who convened at my apartment that day were Shelly Manne, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta and Craig Krampf. Later that month we had part two at which Hal and Shelly couldn't make it, but Jeff Porcaro and Rick Marotta could. These conversations are priceless and being able to listen to them all these years later makes it an entirely different experience. Check out the free sample below:
February 7th, 2014
More incredible L.A. studio roundtable to hear...lots of good producer stories, the great insane Bee Gees story that Jeff tells and the very funny story of Jeff and Mike's art on their heads.
February 3rd, 2014
Well, thanks to my partner in crime, Ed Eblen, who so painstakingly spent hours and hours of technical work transferring the analog to digital, we now have Part 1 of the Roundtable everyone has been awaiting! For those who don't recall, it was Jeff Porcaro, whose contagious laugh will get you laughing, Vinnie Colaiuta, who has another great laugh to be sure, Jim Keltner, Harvey Mason, Mike Baird, Denny Fongheiser and Steve Schaeffer who arrived a little late to my home in Reseda, CA in 1990. Wait 'til you actually hear this...all the laughter and carrying on. I almost feel guilty that I got to be there. I am so happy to share this with you.
July 26th, 2013
Here it is...part 3
of the soundstage interview and Jeff's Rickie Lee Jones
story. Finally you get to hear him tell it, not just read it. He also talks about producers, engineers and how to take care of your aches and pains.
July 16th, 2013
The long awaited part two of the sound stage interview where Jeff breaks down some of his most notable tracks, song structure and influences and so much more...
May 16th, 2013
The one and only JEFF PORCARO! This is from 1983 around the time of ToTo IV. As a matter of fact after interview Jeff was going to the studio to put percussion on the MEGA hit AFRICA.