In a rare move this week on The Bottomless Pit, I'll be drawing heavily from some records that have my name on them, like Hillbilly Music, Thank God, Vol. 1, a compilation album that I put together back in 1990 of post-WWII country music from the Capitol Records vaults. We'll hear some remarkable and vital stuff from Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Rose Maddox (pictured above) and more.
Tonight at 10, I'm happy to report that this week's "The Bottomless Pit" will pick up where last week's show left off: with part two of a salute to producer Tom Wilson. I simply can't think of any record producer with a more excellent and varied legacy. He wins.
Be sure and tune in to The Bottomless Pit this Saturday night at 10 for the first of a two-part salute to a towering figure in late twentieth century popular music, the record producer Tom Wilson.
Please join me tonight at 10 for another "All 45 RPM Edition" of The Bottomless Pit. I try not to do it too often, but I do it whenever I can.
Way back, when I first got interested in popular music, 45s were the coin of the realm. My fondness for these things endures. If, like me, you're a fan of The Catalina Six, Traffic, Bobby Adano, Mel Blanc, The Rationals and Lee Dorsey, this will be the perfect show for you!
I hope you'll tune in this Saturday night at 10 for what will mostly be a Book Club Edition of The Bottomless Pit. The book in question is Peppermint Twist: The Mob, The Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s by John Johnson, Jr. and Joel Selvin with Dick Cami. This book is hard-hitting and action-packed. It also rocks, kicks a** and is fun to read.