Sunday, July 3, 2016

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

C O M I N G   U P  N E X T 


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APRIL 3RD  2017
Capt. Robert E. Arnold, M.D., USNRR

SHOCKING NEW DEVELOPMENTS UNVEILED
Regarding the Assassination of
Abraham Lincoln

A new examination of the facts surrounding the violent death of President Abraham Lincoln gathered by a retired naval officer and surgeon/coroner raises many valid questions about the generally accepted story of that assassination and its aftermath. The idea for this book arose twenty years ago, after author Capt. Robert E. Arnold, M.D. read an article about the identity and autopsy of John Wilkes Booth. The evidence presented in that article seemed at odds with what the doctor was able to determine from the photographs and written accounts.


3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1 
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APRIL 17TH 2017
A L A N   W H I T E
LEGENDARY DRUMMER WITH 
'Y E S'

Alan White is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock drummers of all-time.  With forty-plus years of performance experience and appearances on over fifty albums, Alan’s dossier reads like a who’s-who of rock legends.  With his consummate professionalism and easy-going nature, Alan continues to be an inspiration to fellow musicians as well as fans.
Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others.
YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.

3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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MAY 1ST 2017
J O H N   S E B A S T I A N
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL 
"Welcome Back Kotter" Theme
For over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band." This the Lovin' Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At first they'd taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources - what we now term "roots music" - and made it sound modern. 
Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did. You know the songs by heart: "Do You Believe In Magic?" "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice." "Daydream." "Younger Girl." "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" "Summer In The City." "Rain On The Roof." "Nashville Cats." "Six O'Clock." "Darling Be Home Soon." "Younger Generation." 

3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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MAY 15TH 2017
J  I  M   
M  E  S  S  I  N  A 
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD-POCO-
LOGGINS & MESSINA
Loggins & Messina, Poco, Buffalo Springfield; these are just a few of the monumental musical groups that singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Messina has been involved with. As an artist his resume speaks for itself, with a string of hits including “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” “Angry Eyes,” “Peace of Mind,” among others. As a producer and engineer he’s done sessions with some of the greatest in rock and pop, such as Kenny Loggins, the Doors, Lee Michaels, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and the aforementioned Buffalo Springfield (where he also replaced bassist Bruce Palmer for the band’s final album).


2016 finds Messina active and creative as ever, with a new live album In the Groove. “The album was made in anticipation of the fact that I changed booking agents to the Roots Agency,” says Messina. “They did a tremendous amount of research and found that there are a lot of areas I had not been to and where people would like to see me. They wanted to book me in those places.”


3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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MAY 29TH 2017
F R A N K   M A R I N O
'MONSTER GUITARIST'
M A H O G A N Y   R U S H

Frank Marino is an invigorating virtuoso and champion guitar slinger who is also considered to be among the greatest players of all-time. The Montreal native and his assiduous band Mahogany Rush were one of the elite monster rock acts throughout the 70s. 


The band performed on several prestigious television music shows including Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special hosted by the notorious Wolfman Jack. Marino jokingly stated that Mahogany Rush was mysteriously omitted from the Midnight Special DVD collector video library released to the public.

Mahogany Rush also played for more than 300,000 people at California Jam II in 1978. The televised concert featured Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Santana, Dave Mason, Foreigner, Heart, Bob Welch (with Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood), Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and Rubicon. 



              3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1

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JUNE 5TH 2017
P E T E R   A S H E R
'PETER & GORDON'
LEGENDARY PRODUCER
L I V E 'ONE ON ONE'

His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine Top 20 records during their career. Their debut single, “A World without Love” – a song given to them by Paul McCartney – went to number one in over 30 countries, including the U.S. and U.K. In 1968, Mr. Asher became head of A&R for the Beatles newly formed record company, Apple Records, where he found, signed and produced James Taylor and worked closely with the Beatles on their individual projects.  During this period he became a key figure in the “revolution” of The Sixties, founding the book shop and art gallery “Indica” (where John and Yoko met and where Allen Ginsberg and William Boroughs visited) and found himself at the centre of an era of profound social and artistic change. 


  In 1971, Asher moved to the U.S. and founded Peter Asher Management, representing James Taylor and, beginning in 1973, the management and production of Linda Ronstadt as well.  
Peter Asher Management became one of the most successful Artist Management companies in the US, handling artists such as Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Carole King as well as James and Linda.

Most recently, it was announced with much fanfare that an official Apple-approved Beatles channel is to premiere on SiriusXM Radio at the end of May and that the programming will include a weekly one hour show, “From Me to You”, hosted exclusively by Peter Asher.



3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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JUNE 12th 2017
B I L L   B E C H T E L
GUITARIST/KEYBOARDIST/ARRANGER
'BRIDE OF CHAOTICA'
Bride of Chaotica's new fourteen song CD serves as a tribute to over a half century of television, broadcasting an array of exotic instrumental tracks ranging from the eerie elegance of the Pink Floyd - meets - Happy The Man incandescence of "Traumerei", to the intense firestorm impact of "Pagan Jeopardy", to the futuristic rendition of the '60's Top 40 folk-rock classic "California Dreamin". Additionally, the band's "live-studio" recording philosophy is embellished here with additional brass, woodwinds, keyboards, and strings on many of the tracks, creating a whole new listening experience for the trio's long time fans and supporters. 
Bride of Chaotica's latest CD 'Ghosts on Television' is available from CD Baby, I-Tunes (through CD Baby), Amazon, and GooglePlay.


Influences: Bride of Chaotica's arrangements are influenced by late '50's- early '60's cool-jazz era artists (Miles Davis/John Coltrane/Wes Montgomery), '70's fusion groups (Return to Forever/Mahavishnu Orchestra), and British psychedelia (Jimi Hendrix/Cream/Pink Floyd).
  3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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JUNE 26 2017
  B   I   L   L  Y    
C   O   B   H   A   M
LEGENDARY DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST
MILES DAVIS
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
'SPECTRUM ALBUM'
Jazz fusion pioneer, drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader …
Billy Cobham has for decades been respected as one of the greatest drummer’s on the planet.
In 1971, John Mclaughlin formed the jazz-fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra with Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird. The original lineup released three critically-acclaimed albums … The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), Birds of Fire (1973), and Between Nothingness and Eternity (live album released in 1973).
In 1973, Billy Cobham released his debut solo album entitled Spectrum. The album was recorded at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Cobham’s core lineup for the album featured guitar virtuoso Tommy BolinJan Hammer on electric piano, moog synthesizer & piano and Lee Sklar on bass. The album featured an incredible mix of jazz, funk, and rock. The recording was hailed as one of the most important albums in the development of the jazz fusion genre and jazz rock era.

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)


             3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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JULY 10TH 2017
S  U  Z  I    Q  U  A  T  R  O
SINGER-SONGWRITER-MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST-PRODUCER-ACTRESS-
'ROCK AND ROLL HEROINE'
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"

  3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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MAY 8th AND JULY 24TH 2017
B O B B Y   C A L D W E L L
LEGENDARY DRUMMER /SONGWRITER
JOHNNY WINTER-EDGAR WINTER-
RICK DERRINGER-ARMAGEDDON-
'C A P T A I N   B E Y O N D'


At the age of 19, Bobby 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.

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.



                3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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                                  AUGUST 7TH 2017
                     R  A  Y    W  A  L  K  E  R
          BASS SINGER WITH THE LEGENDARY
            'J  O R  D  A  N  A  I  R  E  S'
          ELVIS PRESLEY'S BACKUP SINGERS 
It is estimated that Ray Walker has been recorded on more than 200,000 songs  and including his professional recording with the Jordanaires, and is reservedly believed to be the most recorded voice in the history of music.
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. 
Just for the record, that tally includes Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John", Jim Reeves' "Four Walls", Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter", Patsy Cline's "Crazy", Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man", Conway Twitty's "It's only Make Believe", Johnny Horton's "Battle of New Orleans", and, literally, hundreds of others. Through Elvis, the Jordanaires' influence has passed into the mainstream of popular music. Thinking back to a meeting with Beatle member, Paul McCartney, Stoker remembered his telling him, "When Elvis's records came out, we listened to the vocal backing harmonies. They encouraged us to sing harmony."

Ray, occasionally, performs with country crooner Ronnie McDowell, and others, in programs dedicated to the memory of Elvis Presley. 
             3 pm Pacific/6 pm Eastern on BBS RADIO 1
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            The Conspiracy Between John Wilkes Booth 
and the Union Army to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln
By Dr. Robert E. Arnold
ALAN WHITE DRUM SOLO
Y E S  'HEAVEN AND EARTH' LATEST ALBUM
The Lovin'Spoonful "Daydream"
Welcome Back Kotter Theme-John Sebastian

Loggins & Messina "Angry Eyes"
Jim Messina LIVE
 At The Clark Center for the Performing Arts
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush
"The Answer" Extract from the new 'LIVE DVD' 
available soon!

BRIDE OF CHAOTICA NEW RELEASE!
'GHOSTS ON TELEVISION'
Bride of Chaotica"Inside The Gates"
BILLY COBHAM 'SPECTRUM 40 L I V E'
BILLY COBHAM DRUM SOLO
SUZI QUATRO "CAN THE CAN"(1973)
Suzi and Chris Norman "Stumblin In"
Leather Tuscadero!
 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. 
Bobby Caldwell and CAPTAIN BEYOND 1971
You can purchase Lost & Found 1972-1973 -Release date 6/2/2017 on CD and limited edition colored LP at Cleopatra Music and film
ELVIS AND THE JORDANAIRES ON THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW
RICKY NELSON WITH THE JORDANAIRES

RAY WALKER "Live in Concert" at the New Opry House
This CD contains 14 of our All Time Favorite songs by
 Jordanaire, Ray Walker  Order :"Live In Concert” at www.raywalker.net

PETER & GORDON "A World Without Love"
PETER & GORDON "I Go To Pieces"
PETER & GORDON "Lady Godiva"

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