WPKN Archives: Connections with Special Guest Steve Addabbo

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, November 16th, 2018
4:22PM to 6:52PM

2 hours, 30 minutes

Friday, November 16th, 2018 4:01PM

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Episode: Connections with Special Guest Steve Addabbo

Nov 16 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks, featuring my friend and very special guest, Steve Addabbo, a multi-talented engineer, producer, singer, songwriter, studio owner and excellent storyteller. As an engineer, Steve has mixed four Bob Dylan box sets, including the recently released More Blood, More Tracks… covering every take of every song from Dylan's legendary Blood On The Tracks sessions. We talk about how he approached that and how he made it sound so clear and intimate. 

We also talk about his work as a producer, discovering and producing Suzanne Vega and how he approached recording some of her best known works, such as Luka. Also his productions of his friend Eric Andersen, Jane Olivor (covering Gene Pitney, and how Steve got Gene to sing on the track), Once Blue (featuring an artist whose work was to become much better known later), and what it took to own and run a very successful New York studio for more than 30 years, which is still going strong. 

Also featured is a live version of one of Steve's brilliant songs, My Emmylou. 

Plus talk about The Byrds (and seeing McGuinn, Hillman and Stuart), the legendary B bender, recording techniques and philosophy, various jokes and theories, along with newly released and vintage music by The Beatles (White Album outtakes), Bo Diddley, Elliott Randall, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, and of course Bob Dylan, Suzanne Vega, Jane Olivor, Once Blue, Actual People (courtesy of Tina), The Squeaky Chairs and possibly more. 

Thanks for tuning in! 

Great thanks to Steve Addabbo on so many levels! 

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Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

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