WPKN Archives: Connections: New Sam Phillips, Dylan Live 1966, New and Vintage Music

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, November 18th, 2016
4:03PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 52 minutes

Friday, November 18th, 2016 4:00PM

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Episode: Connections: New Sam Phillips, Dylan Live 1966, New and Vintage Music

Nov 18, 2016 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. New and vintage music. World premiere of new music by Sam Phillips. Previously unreleased live Bob Dylan tracks from his electric 1966 tour with The Hawks (aka The Band), plus tributes to the brilliant Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen and Mose Allison. 

Also new music by Maria Taylor (with Connor Oberst), Paper Pilots, Ty Segall, Alejandro Escovedo, The xx, Richard Barone, Suzanne Vega, Middle Kids, Whilk & Misky, and Charlie Brown (aka Charles C. Brown III). 

Plus Linda Ronstadt, The Kinks, Julee Cruise, The Bobby Fuller Four, Lisa Germano, Brian Eno, Gary Lewis, Lou Reed, Nick Lowe, Mike Raphone of The Squeaky Chairs and whatever happened in the moment. 

The new Sam Phillips release is amazing, and such a nice surprise on very short notice. It's called Human Contact Is Never Easy. Highly recommended!!! Several songs from the new album are premiered here. Features Jay Bellirose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Gorfain on guitar, violin and keyboards, with Sam on vocals, guitar and piano. Includes songs she wrote for the new season of The Gilmore Girls, along with two live recordings from an upcoming film of Sam Phillips Live at Largo at The Coronet in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Sam! 

For more info, and a link for buying the cd, check out Sam's website at: 

In 1966, Bob Dylan went on a world wide tour with The Hawks (later to become The Band). Half the show was acoustic. In the second half, Bob and his band went electric. For some reason, this caused incredible controversy, and quite a bit of booing at some of the venues. Only a year earlier, Bob had toured England with only an acoustic guitar, filmed by D.A. Pennebaker in Don't Look Back. April and May of 1966 was the last full tour by Bob before the legendary motorcycle accident, only a month later. The next tour was 8 years afterwards… with The Band. The sound and feel of the performances in 1966 kept changing over time, partly as they grew as a unit and partly because of their interaction with the audiences on any given night. You can hear Bob interact with the crowd, sometimes with great humor. In this show, there are performances from various locations on different nights. The new box set documents every one of those performances on 36 cds. Here are some examples. There may be more to come in future episodes of Connections. 

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Previous episodes of Connections are available in the WPKN archives, including interviews with Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex and many more), New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, Grammy Award winning singer and author Janis Ian and more. Also special features on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and the British Invasion. 
Here are some direct links: 

Connections: Rolling Stones in mono, Lennon, Bowie, new and vintage music (Oct 7, 2016): 

Connections with Special Guests Richard Barone and Steve Addabbo on Dylan, Dion, Buddy Holly, Beatles, Recording, Producing and more with Live Performances (Nov 4, 2016): 

Includes live performances from Richard's Sorrow & Promises: The Village in the 1960s and Steve Addabbo's new solo album

Connections: Dylan, Beatles, new and vintage music (Sep 23, 2016) 

The Beatles Revolver at 50 plus new and vintage music (Aug 5, 2016): 
(Includes world premieres of music by Alan Menken for A Bronx Tale. Bowie, Stockhausen, Jenny O, Ian Hunter, Annette Peacock and more.)

The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl, Dylan, The Kinks plus new and vintage music (Aug 19, 2016): 

Connections: Blonde on Blonde and Pet Sounds Outtakes, Plus New and Vintage Music (May 20, 2016): 

Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge 1965-1966 and more (Nov 4, 2015)
(The first hour and a half explores previously unreleased songs and outtakes): 


Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge Part 2, New Music and Tony Visconti Interview (Dec 18, 2015) 

Tony Visconti Interview
(Direct link to Dec 18, 2015 conversation about record production, David Bowie, Marc Bolan of T Rex, exploring music and much more):

Connections: Beatles movie premiere, Dylan, new and vintage music (Sep 16, 2016)  

Connections: Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Special with Eric Cocks and Chris Frantz (May 24, 2016):

Connections (Feb 19, 2016): New music from Lucinda Williams, Wild Nothing, Dion, Anna Rose, Hillary Bratton, The Mynabirds, Mavis Staples, Ty Segall, Miike Snow, One Prayer One Sin, Leon Bridges and more. World premiere of music from A Bronx Tale, The Musical by Alan Menken. Plus Beatles, Dylan, Lee Hazlewood, Larry Williams and other vintage music: 

Connections with Eric Cocks (New and vintage music, plus rare demos by Alan Menken and much more, Nov 20, 2015): 

Connections: Stretching Out (Oct 7, 2016) 
        Stretching out with electronic music by Suzanne Ciani, Laurie Spiegel, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin. Plus Beethoven, Sonny Rollins and  John Coltrane. Along with Rolling Stones, Beatles, David Lindley, The Blue Nile and much more!



For more info, updates and occasional videos, please check the FaceBook page: Connections on WPKN 

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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