Connections 42 – Dec 2021

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November’s Connections finished with ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ by Joe Walsh. Bill Szymczyk was the producer so we linked him to…

‘Please Come Home This Christmas’ (1978) by The Eagles. Written by Charles Brown in 1960. We linked band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey as the songwriters of…

‘Desperado’ (1975) as recorded by The Carpenters on their sixth LP, Horizon. The album was mastered by the late great Bernie Grundman so it is he we followed to…

‘Let’s Go Crazy’ (1984) from Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution. Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin played keyboards and guitar on the release so we moved them on to one of their own songs…

‘Satisfaction’ (1989) from their second album Fruit at the Bottom. Susan Rogers was the engineer so we linked Susan as engineer and producer on…

‘Nothing To Nobody’ (1999) by Robben Ford from his Supernatural LP. On the track was keyboardist Russell Ferrante so we linked him to…

‘Spirit Of The West’ (1998) by The Yellowjackets which appeared on their Club Nocturne LP. Doug Sax mastered the album so we followed Doug to…

‘This Christmas’ (2008) by Aretha Franklin from the LP of the same name. Donny Hathaway wrote the song so we linked Donny to him singing a Leon Russell song…

‘A Song For You’ (1970) from Donny’s second album. Gene Paul was one of the engineers on the session and we connected him to the final track of this show…

‘Compared To What’ (1969) by Les McCann and Eddie Harris from their live at the Montreux Jazz Festival album called Swiss Movement.

For the January 2022 show we will link someone from that track. I’ll post extra content on the Connections Show:Paul McKendrick Facebook page

Thank you for your amazing support throughout this year. May I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! See you in 2022.

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Connections 41 – Nov 2021

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October’s show finished with ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ by The Police (1981). Andy Summers played guitar on the song so we followed Andy to the first song of this November episode…

‘The Lazarus Heart’ (1987) from Sting’s second solo LP Nothing Like The Sun. One of the backing singers was Dolette McDonald so we linked her to…

‘Life During Wartime’ (1982) a live version from the Talking Heads double album called The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. Keyboardist Bernie Worrell played additional keys in the extended line-up so we moved him on to…

‘One Nation Under A Groove’ (1978) from the LP of the same name by Funkadelic. The mix engineer was Mike Lacopeli so it’s him we followed to…

‘Brazilian Stomp’ (1987) on the Collaboration LP by guitarists George Benson and Earl Klugh. Harvey Mason played drums on this and on…

‘L.A. Underground’ (1995) by guitarists Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton from the album Larry and Lee. The engineer on the session was Don Murray so we linked him to…

‘Shake You Body Down To The Ground’ (1978) from the Destiny album by The Jacksons. Mike Boddicker played synths on the LP so we connected him to…

‘Short People’ (1977) by Randy Newman from his fifth solo LP Little Criminals. A guest on the LP was Joe Walsh so for the last song on Connections 41 we linked Joe to…

‘Rock Mountain Way’ (1973) from Joe’s second LP The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get.

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Many thanks for your wonderful support, feedback and comments and I’ll see you in December!

Connections 40 – Oct 2021

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Connections 40 was the first show at the new time of 5pm on the 3rd Friday of each month.

September’s Connections finished with John Mayer’s version of ‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ from his Where The Light Is album released in 2008. . Ed Cherney was the mix enginner so we followed him to the first song…

‘Get Rhythm’ (1987) by Ry Cooder from his album of the same name. We then linked Ry as guitar player on…

‘October Road’ (2002) by James Taylor. Again from the album of the same name. Saxophonist Michael Brecker played on the song so we traced him to…

‘Modus Operandy’ (2003) by the Michael Brecker Quindectet release called Wide Angles. John Patitucci played bass so it’s him we followed to…

‘Calima’ (1998) by Gerardo Nunez from his fifth LP Calima. Armenian Arto Tuncboyacyan was the percussionist on the seesion so we were able to link Arto to…

‘Roll Call’ (2002) from drummer Dennis Chambers’ second album Outbreak. Bassist Will Lee was featured so it’s Will we follow on to…

‘Absolute’ (1985) by Scritti Politti on their second album Cupid And Psyche 85. Howard Gray was one of the engineers on the record so we traced him to…

‘Waterfront’ (1984) by Simple MInds from their sixth LP Sparkle In The Rain. Steve Lillywhite produced the album so we linked Steve to…

“Burning With Optimism’s Flames (1980) by XTC from their album Black Sea. Hugh Padgham was assistant engineer to Lillywhite so we followed Hugh to the last song of Connections 40…

‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ (1981) from The Police’s penultimate record Ghosts In The Machine.

November’s episode will link someone from that track.

There was an underlying connection too; many artists in the show mention Parliament/Funkadelic as inspiring them!

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Connections 39 – Sept 2021

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Connections 38 finished with ‘Your Love is King’ by Sade. For the opening song of this program we followed Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) as a songwriter (along with Stuart Matthewman) to…

‘Pearls’ (2009) by India Arie (featuring Dobet Gnahore) from India’s Testimony Vol 2; Love & Politics album. Sade and Andrew Hales wrote the song so we linked Andrew to…

‘Choux Pastry Heart’ (2006) by Corinne Bailey Rae from her eponymus solo record. The engineer for this particular track (co-wriiten with Norwegian Teitur Lassen) was Yvonne Ellis so we traced Yvonne back to…

‘Everytime We Say Goodbye’ (1987) a Cole Porter song recorded by Simply Red on their second album Men & Women. We then heard another Cole Porter song…

‘Anything Goes’ (1956) sang by Frank Sinatra from his Songs For Swinging Lovers release. The guitarist on the session was George Van Epps so we followed George to…

‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ (1968) which is an Ira and George Gershwin song. Engineering the track was Rex Updegraft so we moved Rex to another session he engineered on which was…

‘Keys To The HIghway’ (1968) as done by The Band from their first record Music From Big Pink. It was recorded during the album session but was not used on the LP, only being released as a bonus track on the Deluxe Remaster. We then followed guitarist Robbie Robertson to…

‘Testimony’ (1987) from his first solo album Robbie Robertson. U2 co-wrote and guested on the track so we moved them on to…

‘When Love Comes To Town’ (1988) from their sixth LP Rattle & Hum. B.B. King sang and played guitar on the tune so it was him we followed to…

‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ (1965) from his first live LP Live At The Regal. This blues song was written by Pinetop Sparks in 1935 and was covered by Memphis Slim in 1949 so we finished Connections 39 with another version of this classic song…

‘Everyday I Have The Blues’ (2008) by John Mayer from his Where The Light Is album.

There were several other ‘connections’ within the program, incidents of single parent/divorce, references to ”testify’ and ‘tesimony’.

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