3.01.2015

KIMMER AND MACHINEGUN WITH T MONEY ON TAPDETROIT.COM

T Money Green Kimmer and Dennis Machinegun Thompson

Friday night Dennis Thompson and I were on the air with my buddy T Money Green, Richard "The Weedman" and Rap Star Skigh Illa...We had a blast! Click the photo below to listen to the show.....We had such a great time and we can't wait to go back to TAPDETROIT.COM....Olin Ezra the station owner really kicks ass.......impressive guy.....

Richard The Weedman  was just a gas and Skigh so knowledgeable and beautiful.....listen in gang.

Richard the Weedman, Kimmer, Skigh Illa, T Money Green

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2.28.2015

BACKSTORY BEHIND THE GUITAR SOLOS ON AEROSMITH'S "TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN"?

GUITARIST STEVE HUNTER (Photo taken by BBC documentary producer Chris Rodley)

Cool news today! My pal Karen Ann Hunter the lovely wife of famed guitarist Steve Hunter, wrote a story for my Detroit Rock n Roll Magazine! The article is the true story of who really played the guitar solos on Aerosmith's TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN...The story went viral! Huge story....

Then Karen wrote to tell me that GUITARPLAYER.COM did a story about our story and mentioned my page......LOVE this interaction between magazines! Big fun for me!  

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WHO REALLY PLAYED THE GUITAR SOLOS ON AEROSMITH'S "TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN"? DETROITROCKNROLLMAGAZINE

The Mystery of Aerosmith's "Train Kept A Rollin'" SolosGUITARPLAYER.COM

STEVE HUNTER.COM

 

GUITARIST JIMMY McINTOSH: NEW RELEASE FEATURING RONNIE WOOD!


Guitarist Jimmy McIntosh Releases New Album Featuring Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood!

Featuring guest appearances by guitar legends Ronnie Wood, John Scofield and Mike Stern!

Las Vegas, NV - As a follow up to 2006's 'Orleans to London', guitarist Jimmy McIntosh once again finds himself in illustrious company on his new album 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' This collection of funk, rock, jazz and blues originals showcases McIntosh's considerable six-string prowess and features the Michigan native exchanging incendiary licks with his personal guitar heroes John Scofield , Mike Stern and the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood.

The solid backbeats are supported by Toss Panos (drummer of choice for guitarists Robben Ford and Mike Landau), bassists Dan Lutz, John Humphrey and Keith Hubacher and New Orleans keyboardist Ivan Neville (of The Neville Brothers, Keith Richards' X-Pensive Winos and Dumpstaphunk). This stellar outing was definitely a labor of love for McIntosh.

For 'Jimmy McIntosh and...', McIntosh recruited Scofield and Stern from his home base, Las Vegas. Says Jimmy, “I got to know John and Mike about 12 years ago when there was a Blue Note jazz club in Las Vegas and became good friends with both of them. The Vegas Blue Note was short-lived, but I was there almost every night for the duration of their gigs. I've jammed with Mike several times and asked him, 'If I make another record, will you play on it?' And Mike said 'sure'! Toss Panos, John Humphrey and I went into Toss's North Hollywood studio with Mike when he was in Los Angeles playing with his band at Catalina's.

Mike's playing on this album is just brilliant. Then John happened to come through town with Phil Lesh & Friends just a few months ago. I had mentioned to him that I was doing this album and he said, 'Hey, if you still have room on your CD, I'd love to play on it.' So that came to fruition as well. It was a dream come true for me to create this CD with three major heroes of mine and who have also become very good friends over the years.”

McIntosh's friendship with Ronnie Wood goes back to his solo debut, 'Orleans to London'. Jimmy recalls, “I first met Ronnie backstage at a Stones show in Las Vegas. Ronnie and Keith Richards were hanging out with Bobby Womack in the 'Tuning Room' were they Jam to warm up before the show. Art Neville did me a huge favor and called Jane Rose for me to meet Keith and Ronnie.

It was a wedding gift as I got married a week before (This was April 1999). Anyway a few years later I recorded my first CD 'Orleans To London' and Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville and Mean Willie Green (Neville Bros drummer) played on it. As I was near the end of the project in October 2004 I got in touch with Ronnie Wood through his stepson (Jamie Wood) who was his manager at the time and told him about my project.

Three weeks later my wife and I flew to London and went to Ronnie's house in Richmond were he played on 5 tracks (first takes). Ronnie said, 'I told Jeff Beck about your project and he might come by to play' - I was in shock! About 2 hours later Jeff showed up and ended up playing on 3 tracks. Ronnie said as Jeff was recording,

'You can't believe how lucky you are, he won't play on anything!' I'm not sure what Ronnie told him about the Neville's being on the record but it was amazing having both those guys on the record. Jeff is credited as 'Hot Rod' on 'Orleans To London' because his manager wouldn't let me use his name.

“Ronnie and I hit it off fantastically and stayed in touch so when I started a second record I was hoping he would play on it. I covered a tune from Ronnie's latest album called 'I Gotta See'. Ronnie plays a great solo and outro slide solo on the song. Ronnie and I also played two improvised Jams that open and close the album like bookends. The Jams are just the two of us live in the studio without the band. The Rolling Stones have been my favorite band since I was a kid so getting to work and play with Ronnie is literally a dream come true.

Ronnie is truly a great artist. It's amazing that all of the iconic records Ronnie has played on were mostly first takes on his part. He is really underrated as a musician. I wrote six originals for 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' Ronnie wrote one of the Jams 'Fast Blues' and we share credit on the opener 'Slow Blues'. I covered a few tunes... 'I Gotta See' by Ronnie Wood, 'Demon' by Keith Richards, '32 20 Blues' by Robert Johnson and 'Sophisticated Lady' by Duke Ellington.

Duke Ellington was a friend of my family when I was a little kid and greatly encouraged my interest in music. When I played French Horn in the Junior High School band I told my mom I was going to change something in the music. She asked Mr Ellington if I should do that and he said, 'I think you have a musician there!'

“The record was recorded at Toss Panos studio in North Hollywood. Toss is a great drummer I first heard with Michael Landau. John Humphrey (Scott Henderson Trio) is on bass on most of the record. Keith Hubacher is on bass on two tracks and Ivan Neville plays organ and Piano. Albert Wing who played with Frank Zappa among others plays Tenor Sax on 'I Gotta See' and 'Demon', a Keith Richards cover. Ronnie and Ivan are on both of my records which I'm very proud of. It connects the two projects.”

Born on October 14, 1958 in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Jimmy McIntosh grew up in the small town of Temperance, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 1976, Jimmy attended the Berklee College of Music for two years. Over the years McIntosh has played with R&B singer Doris Troy, Billy Preston, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and backed up Buddy Hackett and Ben Vereen, Since 1990, McIntosh has played regularly in the popular Lon Bronson All-Stars Band, a powerhouse horn band.

The Lon Bronson band had a longstanding weekly residency at the Riviera, where they entertained crowds 'til the wee hours and featured such special guests sitting in as former Doobie Brothers guitarist and producer Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, guitarist Joe Walsh, Members of TOP, comedian (and sometime trumpeter) Drew Carey, bassist-magician-comedian Penn Jillette and former “Tonight Show” guitarist, bandleader and Jay Leno sidekick Kevin Eubanks.

In 1999, following his longstanding engagement with the “Legends” show, McIntosh moved to the Rio Hotel to perform in a show with pop stars Sheena Easton and David Cassidy, then worked for the following two years in Cassidy's touring band. He has subsequently played with pianist-composer David Foster, Donna Summer, Kenny Logins, Gloria Gaynor and played in musical theater productions of “Mamma Mia” and “Jersey Boys.”

And now, after several years, Jimmy's long awaited sophomore album is now available! In closing Jimmy has this to impart, “My new album 'Jimmy McIntosh and...' is a real labor of love and hope people enjoy it!”



NEW AMC TV SERIES MAD MEN POSTER!

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Final Mad Men Poster Released!

The last Mad Men poster has been released. Featuring Don driving away, with his tie undone and the sun setting behind him, what could this mean for the Final Episodes? Tune in to find out when Mad Men returns on Sunday, April 5 at 10/9c. In the meantime, check out a larger version of the poster and watch a trailer for the Final Episodes.

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2.26.2015

KIMMER AND MACHINEGUN LIVE ON TAPDETROIT.COM TOMORROW NIGHT


Machinegun and Kim Maki aka Retro Kimmer be live in the studio with T Money Green on his 5Xl L Radio Show on February 27...Check out the show by clicking the photo or link....talking about REAL DETROIT MUSIC!

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2.23.2015

MOTOWN 25: YESTERDAY · TODAY · FOREVER NEW PBS RELEASE!


MOTOWN 25:
YESTERDAY · TODAY · FOREVER

LEGENDARY MOTOWN 25 TV SPECIAL 
PUBLIC TV STATIONS NATIONWIDE
ON FEBRUARY 28, 2015

MOTOWN: BIG HITS & MORE
EXCLUSIVE BOXED SET OF MOTOWN HITS 
FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED VERSIONS OF CLASSIC SONGS

Motown 25: Yesterday – Today – Forever, an updated version of the legendary Motown 25 TV Special, will premiere on most public television stations on February 28, 2015 at 8pm ET, then will repeat immediately following. TJ Lubinsky, executive producer and co-host of public television’s “My Music,” series has created a 7-CD set of original Motown Hits, classic album tracks and rarities to accompany the airing of this classic special.

Titled Motown: Big Hits & More, the boxed set is a compelling collection of not just “the same old songs,” but many of the radio hits, regional hits and flip side favorites from the Gordy, Soul and Tamla/Motown labels. “I had the chance to grow up from New Jersey to South Florida to Pennsylvania, so I heard Motown on the radio not only in the Garden State, but also in New York and especially in Philadelphia”, says Lubinsky. “This gave me a special taste for different flavors of classic Motown that each region of the country loved to hear on the radio.

"In putting together this unique 7-CD set, I wanted to create a unique package that featured all these great songs, including 25 new stereo mixes of classic songs," Lubinsky elaborates. "We had the extraordinary opportunity to go through the Motown archives and have access to the original tapes and sessions, going back to the original stages and pre-mixed stages of recording sessions done at Hitsville gave us so many amazing surprises. Most often the songs went much longer than the fades we are used to hearing – and sometimes even extra verses were uncovered, like Smokey Robinson and The Miracles ad-libbing the line, 'the tracks of my tears, I’ve been crying for years' which has never been heard before because it was on the original session tapes past the fade-out on the 45."

The entire CD collection will be available to members that pledge to public television stations during the February 28 national broadcast of Motown 25 (8pm ET, 7pm CT - check local listings), and at www.treasurycollection.com. Motown 25 is under license from Berry Gordy’s West Grand Media and jointly distributed by StarVista Entertainment and TJL for public television stations.



Track Lists: Motown: Big Hits & More 7-CD Set
CD #1
1. Money - Barrett Strong
2. Shop Around – The Miracles
3. Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
4. The One Who Really Loves You – Mary Wells
5. Do You Love Me – The Contours
6. Stubborn Kinda Fella - Marvin Gaye
7. You Beat Me To The Punch – Mary Wells
8. Two Lovers - Mary Wells
9. You Really Got A Hold On Me – The Miracles
10.  Come And Get These Memories - Martha & The Vandellas
11.  Beachwood 4-5789 – The Marvelettes
12.  Too Strong To Be Strung Along – The Marvelettes
13.  Hitch Hike - Marvin Gaye
14.  Fingertips, Pt. 2 - Stevie Wonder
15.  A Breath Taking Guy – The Supremes
16.  Mickey's Monkey – The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
17.  Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas - EXTENDED MIX
18.  Quicksand - Martha & The Vandellas
19.  I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying – The Miracles
20.  The Girl's Alright With Me – The Temptations
21.  Contact On Love - Stevie Wonder
22.  Leaving Here - Eddie Holland

CD#2
1. The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations
2. I Want A Love I Can See – The Temptations
3. You're A Wonderful One – Marvin Gaye
4. In My Lonely Room - Martha & The Vandellas
5. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
6. My Guy Mary Wells
7. Looking For The Right Guy – Kim Weston
8. I Like It Like - That Miracles
9. Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
10.  Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
11.  Would I Love You – The Miracles
12.  How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
13.  Girl Why You Wanna Make Me Blue – The Temptations
14.  Needle In A Haystack – The Velvelettes
15.  Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes
16.  Ask Any Girl – The Supremes
17.  Without The One You Love – Four Tops
18.  Since I Lost My Baby – The Temptations
19.  You Lost The Sweetest Boy - Mary Wells
20.  Sweet Thing – The Spinners
21.  Baby Love – The Supremes
22.  My Girl – The Temptations

CD #3
1. Come See About Me  - The Supremes
2. Shotgun - Jr. Walker & His All Stars - EXTENDED MIX
3. Nowhere To Run - Martha & The Vandellas
4. Don't Look Back – The Temptations
5. I'll Be Doggone - Marvin Gaye
6. Ooh Baby Baby – The Miracles
7. Back In My Arms Again – The Supremes
8. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
9. Tracks Of My Tears – The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
10.  A Fork In The Road  - The Miracles
11.  It's The Same Old Song - Four Tops
12.  Nothing But Heartaches – The Supremes
13.  Ain’t That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye - EXTENDED MIX
14.  Take In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) - Kim Weston
15.  My Baby – The Temptations
16.  Everything Is Good About You – The Supremes
17.  I Hear A Symphony – The Supremes
18.  Uptight  - Stevie Wonder - EXTENDED MIX
19.  My World Is Empty Without You – The Supremes
20.  Since I Lost My Baby – The Temptations
21.  Put Yourself In My Place – The Elgins
22.  Going To A Go-Go – The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX

CD #4
1. Get Ready  - The Temptations - EXTENDED MIX
2. He Was Really Sayin' Something – The Velvelettes
3. This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers - EXTENDED MIX
4. Ain't Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
5. Truly Yours - Spinners
6. Shake Me, Wake Me - Four Tops
7. Whole Lot Of Shaking In My Heart – The Miracles
8. You Can't Hurry Love – The Supremes
9. I Guess I'll Always Love You – The Isley Brothers
10.  Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Four Tops
11.  What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin - EXTENDED MIX
12.  Blowing In The Wind - Stevie Wonder - EXTENDED MIX
13.  Reach Out, I'll Be There – Four Tops
14.  You Keep Me Hanging On – The Supremes
15.  Heaven Must Have Sent You Elgins - EXTENDED MIX
16.  Beauty Is Only Skin Deep – The Temptations
17.  All I Need – The Temptations
18.  I'm Ready For Love - Martha & The Vandellas
19.  Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Four Tops
20.  Since You've Been Gone  - Four Tops
21.  (Come Round Here) I'm The One You  Need Miracles
22.  A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder - EXTENDED MIX

CD #5
1. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone – The Supremes
2. Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage – The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
3. Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas - EXTENDED MIX
4. Don't Mess With Bill – The Marvelettes - EXTENDED MIX
5. Bernadette - Four Tops - EXTENDED MIX
6. I Got A Feeling - Four Tops
7. I'm Losing You – The Temptations
8. 7 Rooms Of Gloom - Four Tops - EXTENDED MIX
9. I'll Turn To Stone - Four Tops
10.  I Was Made To Love Her – Stevie Wonder
11.  More Love – Smokey Robinson & Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
12.  You're My Everything – The Temptations
13.  Your Precious Love - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell
14.  Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell
15.  I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
16.  I Wish It Would Rain – The Temptations - EXTENDED MIX
17.  I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
18.  Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye
19.  I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
20.  If You Can Want – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
21.  The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game – The Marvelettes - EXTENDED MIX
22.  Reflections – Diana Ross & The Supremes

CD #6
1. Dance Party  - Martha & The Vandellas
2. Jamie - Eddie Holland
3. Let Me Go The Right Way - Supremes
4. The Only One That I Love – The Miracles
5. Third Finger, Left Hand - Martha & The Vandellas - EXTENDED MIX
6. Forever - Marvin Gaye
7. The Impossible Dream – The Temptations
8. There's No Stopping Us Now – The Supremes
9. More, More, More Of Your Love - Miracles
10.  Come On And See Me Tammi Terrell
11.  I'm Still Loving You - Kim Weston
12.  Keep On Loving Me - Frances Nero
13.  S.O.S. (Stop Her On Site) – Edwin Starr
14.  If My Heart Could Tell A Story - Edwin Starr
15.  Behind A Painted Smile – The Isley Brothers
16.  I've Passed This Way Before – Jimmy Ruffin
17.  You'll Lose A Precious Love - Temptations
18.  Loneliness Has Made Me Realize (It's You That I Need) -  The Temptations
19.  Just A Little Misunderstanding – The Contours
20.  It's Easy To Fall In Love With A  Guy Like You - Martha & The Vandellas
21.  It's A Good Good Feeling – The Miracles - EXTENDED MIX
22.  What's So Good About Goodbye – The Miracles

CD #7  (Motown 1970s)
1. Ball Of Confusion - Temptations
2. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
3. War - Edwin Starr
4. Stoned Love - The Supremes
5. I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth
6. It's A Shame - Spinners
7. If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight & The Pips
8. I'll Be There - Jackson Five
9. Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
10. Love Machine - Miracles
11. Brick House - Commodores
12. You And I - Rick James

ONCE UPON A TIME:QUEENS OF DARKNESS PREMIERES MARCH 1


The Queen of Darkness — Maleficent, Ursella and Cruella — are ready to get their wicked revenge and they're teaming up to unleash a whole new chapter of hell in Storybrooke land.

See the new season's trailer below...

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Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Colin O'Donoghue

Where we left off.....