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Some Odds & Ends I hope you are ready for, as I am unfettered even by a Theme.
And I Am Ready!
As I was playing the first Set, the title of the album of one of the songs reminded me of Alan Freed.
Further, something triggered a memory of him being born in December.
Turned out I was right- Dec. 15th, 1921.
He's the legendary DJ from the early 1950's, and the man who supposedly gave Rock & Roll its name!
Freed made many contributions to Our Music, as he played Blues and Rhythm & Blues Artists on his show, and caused some uproar over it.
He also held racially integrated concerts when that was something very much out of the ordinary.
He was hugely successful first in Cleveland, then New York City, before the Payola Scandal claimed him as a casualty.
There are many Rock songs about him or connected to him, and I'll be playing some in tribute.
And they will NOT all be from the 50's.
Here are the links for some Good Music To Be Introduced To Or Remember, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:


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Comment by Mike Pell on December 13, 2015 at 8:13am
It appears I can't play Music without falling into some kind of theme, lol!
I constantly make connections.
I think I saw American Hot Wax, might be when I was drinking but I have a good memory of it.
I know I saw the The Choirboys!
Expect the middle part  was more in your wheelhouse.
Alan Freed and Tim McIntyre both died in their 40's?
Thanks for the listen and writing, I've had bronchitis which is why the reruns,
Comment by Jon on December 8, 2015 at 9:15am

Well, it's kind of a theme, isn't it? I mean it has to do with Alan Freed so that's a theme right there. Right?

Anyhoo, have you even seen "American Hot Wax"? It's about Alan Freed. Good movie. Saw it many, many years ago, thought it was a really good movie back then, but haven't seen it since, at least that I can remember. And the actor that played Freedm Tim McIntire, was in other really cool movies like "Brubaker", "The Gumball Rally" and "The Choirboys". Why am I telling you this? I DON'T KNOW!!!! But, they're all cool movies and if you haven't seen them, you need to do so. 

Interesting listen, kind of liked the middle part the best with Neil Young and Dire Straits, but overall it was fun.

Hey, did you know that Alan Freed and Tim McIntyre both died in their 40's? Is that eerie or am I looking to deep into something I shouldn't be looking into at all?


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