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Troubled Men Podcast

René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Ro...more

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April 16, 2021

TMP151 Steve Berlin's L.A. Confidential

The record producer and Los Lobos saxophonist reflects on his stellar career, including his early days with seminal L.A. groups like the Blasters, the Flesh Eaters, Top Jimmy, and the Plugz. He was at ground zero for the 70s/80s punk-roots explosion, and he’s produced more cool records than you can shake a stick at. Steve’s seen a lot and isn’t afraid to talk about it. Tonight the Troubled Men are all ears. Topics include a first dose, a bad reaction, a memorial, a first Grammy, the road to L.A., the Soul Survivors, dinner with Gregg Allman, Casablanca Records, a first session, Richie Hayward, Phast Phreddie and the Precisions, the Alvin brothers, the Cathay de Grande, David Lee Roth, the Zero Zero Club, a music store job, a first baritone, Lee Allen’s influence, a first production, Chris D., making “Kiko,” Mitchell Froom, a David Baerwald record, the Smithereens, the Crystal Ballroom, Morphine and Mark Sandman, a new Los Lobos record, remote productions, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Ghost Cave Lament” from “I Used To Be Pretty” by the Flesh Eaters Outro music: “Colossal Head” from “Colossal Head” by Los Lobos ...

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Episode 150

April 09, 2021

TMP150 Luther Dickinson: North Mississippi Allstars

By the time the North Mississippi Allstars guitarist and singer started playing with Hill Country masters R.L. Burnside and Othar Turner, he’d already received a firm grounding in roots music at the knee of his record producer and piano player father, Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan). Luther’s traveled the world spreading the blues rock gospel, but after growing up in the Memphis mayhem of the Mudboy & the Neutrons orbit, the Troubled Men Podcast should feel like a return to the briar patch. Topics include the 150th episode, a vaccine, Holy Week, a letter of reference, the Rolling Stones at Muscle Shoals, the Dixie Fliers, Bill Eggleston, Pat Rainer, “Big Star 3rd,” “Sugar Ditch Revisited,” open tuning, the Mingus bio, a father’s advice, first demos, Roland Janes, the Hodges brothers, ambition, the Black Crows, transcendence, conflict, the Allmans on acid, the Sons of Mudboy, a memorial recording session, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Up and Rolling” and “Call That Gone” from the album “Up and Rolling” by the North Mississippi Allstars ...

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Episode 149

April 02, 2021

TMP149 Rachel Haden: Ready for Takeoff

The bassist and singer is a founding member of That Dog, the Rentals, and the Haden Triplets and a featured collaborator with Weezer, Beck, and Todd Rundgren. As the child of jazz great, bassist Charlie Haden, she and her siblings grew up immersed in music. The forthcoming album “[Simon and The Astronauts featuring Rachel Haden](https://www.ringrecords.org/?fbclid=IwAR0nI4eqvgjcNIYLDI1Y3sD-LilYeGaboioejYaaJ2G942nIUudBnQEtIzA)" is the latest to spotlight her pure vocal tone and sympathetic musical sensibilities. Tonight Rachel joins the Troubled Men and adds a sorely needed touch of grace. Topics include a 2nd dose, taxes, an all-TMP live set, tenant trouble, Gogo, the Haden Family history, Crossroads High School, the Blue Bus, Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, early gigs, Dick Rude, playing drums with Beck, Maya Rudolph, Brad Wood, sober living, the “Rambling’ Boy” sessions, Ry Cooder, Charlie’s influence, “The Queen’s Gambit,” and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “I’m Gonna See You” from “Retreat From The Sun” by That Dog Outro music: “Parallel World” from “Simon and The Astronauts featuring Rachel Haden” ...

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March 26, 2021

TMP148 Stanley Adkins: A Rockin' Man

The frontman for Stanley & the Undesirables led the legendary punk-country outfit that included, at times, George “the Max” Reinecke, Nicky Sanzenbach, Becky Kury, Alex Chilton, Clark Vreeland, and Pete LeBon. A lifelong Chilton friend and protege, Stanley has stalked the golden Memphis-New Orleans-Pensacola triangle for decades and knows where all the bodies are buried. Tune in as he tells some tales and makes his peace with the Troubled Nation and the world. Topics include an anniversary, live gigs, a 2nd dose, a school bully’s comeuppance, TMP guest sightings, HVAC upgrades, Yo Yo Ma, a 1st rehearsal, an accident, the Rhapsodizers, an arrest, MTV, the Violent Femmes, the methadone clinic, Floribama, Ken Stabler, Guitar Slim Jr., Carlo Ditta, the Colt 38 all-stars, Bobby Rush, the merchant marines, stage politics at Tupelo’s, a lost songbook recovered, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or whereever you listen to podcasts. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “I Talk To God” and “Rockin’ Man” by Stanley & the Undesirables ...

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March 19, 2021

TMP147 Delfeayo Marsalis' Jazz Odyssey

The Grammy-winning trombonist, composer, producer, educator and member of the mighty Marsalis family along with father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason joins the Troubled Men for a lively discussion of topics from the sublime to the ridiculous. A veteran of the Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones bands, he currently leads his own Uptown Jazz Orchestra. Delfeayo manages to keep his cool even while those around him are losing theirs. Topics include art gallery openings, vaccinations, a seder taping, reopening guidelines, Texas, a doctor visit, integrated schools, Ben Franklin H.S., Berklee College of Music, Boston, a sleepover, the Marsalis Mansion motel, a mother’s family, mentoring, NOCCA, production aesthetics, session photos, RCA studio A, bass tone, youth crime, social challenges, a walkout, touring, new leadership, the political climate, the future of jazz, musical vitality, a final question, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “7th Ward Boogaloo” and “Raid on the Mingus House Party” from the “Jazz Party” album by Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra ...

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March 11, 2021

TMP146 Carlo Nuccio's Continental Drift

The notorious drummer and songwriter’s resume includes Tori Amos, Marianne Faithfull, Pat McLaughlin, and Dr. John. Carlo returns by popular demand to tell the epic tale of the Continental Drifters’ cross-country trek from L.A. to New Orleans and back that started it all. With Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson, Mark Walton, Gary Eaton, and Dave Catching on board, the story is full of all the thrills and chills you’d expect. Also, Carlo. Lots of Carlo. Troubled? Oh yeah! Topics include a health scare, the staff physician, Charity Hospital, a 4th floor lockdown, a new rat pack, a cold-turkey kick, a bloodletting, good times, bad times, the Drifters at Raji’s, an RV, Gram Parsons’ grave, N.O. gigs, Iris Berry, Shell gas, a fuel filter, a locust plague, a rental scam, Chris Whitley at the Palace, the riots, the Pioneer Chicken stand, cursed artifacts, disasters, earthquake stories, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “Mezzanine” and “New York” from the Continental Drifters self-title album. ...

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