Episode 161

July 01, 2021

01:28:19

TMP161 Dave Alvin: King of California

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Manny Chevrolet René Coman
TMP161 Dave Alvin: King of California
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TMP161 Dave Alvin: King of California
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He’s a Grammy-winning songwriter, singer, guitar player, record producer, and founding member of the legendary Blasters, who burst onto the early L.A. punk scene with a powerhouse mix of rockabilly, blues, country, and r’n’b. Major label records and worldwide touring followed. With teenage mentors like Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker, and a stellar career of solo recordings and top-tier collaborators, Dave has probably seen every scoundrel west of the Pecos. He spots the Troubled Men a mile away.

Topics include a return to miserable, Jazzfest, Father’s Day, a flashback, a freaky-looking dog, troubled loners, Downey, the Carpenters, a sweet spot, musical cousins, L.A. radio, Jimmy Rabbit, Mom and Dad, Lee Allen, the Ash Grove, a music lesson, headhunting, getting signed, the Go-Go’s, Chris Gaffney, Dale Spalding, “The Third Mind,” and much more.

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Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break music: “Marie, Marie” from “American Music” by the Blasters

Outro music: “On the Way Downtown” from “From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings” by Dave Alvin

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