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by jeremylr
on 22/5/10
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Jimmy, thanks for bringing Robbie Dupree to the show as well as your spot-on Michael McDonald impression. I was afraid the audience would laugh too much & interrupt the song.

I had always heard "Steal Away," but I never knew who sang it; now I've purchased the song. It's cool that you give artists who are likely forgotten by younger folks & the media another break. Keep up the good work, & I appreciate you re-introducing me to more good music,

Jeremy Roberts
Alapaha, GA (uh-lap-uh-haw)

1st P.S. Rolling Stones Week was amazing! I got to meet & talk with Chuck Leavell this year as well as see Taj Mahal live, & they're like a fine vintage wine. Mick, Keith, & Charlie, not bad at all, either. I'm keeping these shows for posterity. It was a shame that Keith wouldn't play while Dr. John was there, since Dr. John did some vocals on EXILE

P.S. Wish you could locate Bobbie Gentry, who had a huge hit with 1967's "Ode To Billie Joe;" she dropped out of sight around 1979

Some other retro acts who might be good fits on the show [& I'm also working on iTunes playlists for them]:

1. The Beach Boys
2. Brian Wilson

3. Solomon Burke (Rolling Stones covered his "Cry To Me" & "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love")

4. Mark Lindsay (lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders)

5. Try to reunite The Monkees, or try to get them individually [Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, & Davy Jones are all touring this year)

6. See if Sly Stone could be booked on show (he's erratic I know)

7. Jerry Lee Lewis while he's still here (viewers would tune in & media would cover imo)

8. See if Cat Mother could reunite & perform (Jimi Hendrix produced their debut LP in 1969)

9. David Allan Coe (outlaw country artist in the '70s)

10. Dwight Yoakam (not that old, I know)

11. Larry Gatlin (country songwriter; big in the '70s; just wrote a song called "Johnny Cash Is Dead (And His House Burned Down); was indeed friends with Cash

12. REO Speedwagon (were excellent in the '70s before they became famous; just got into their early stuff)

13. Ricky Skaggs (great country/bluegrass innovator)

14. Wynonna Judd (one of the best female all-around genre defying voices out there today; will tour & get big business later this year with the reunited THE JUDDS)

15. Garland Jeffreys (heard his '70s rocker "Wild In The Streets" on "Life On Mars" tv show last year; lives in New York if I'm not mistaken)

16. Glen Campbell

17. Merle Haggard

18. Creed Bratton of THE OFFICE has just released a new album; see if he would perform; was a member of THE GRASS ROOTS, popular late '60s/early '70s folk/rock band but you may know this)

19. Al Green

20. Finally, this brand-new artist from Atlanta was on Letterman this week; discovered her then, & she's amazing, almost a female version of James Brown; her name is Janelle Monae, a protege of Diddy