Danny Seraphine shares his 10 Essential Chicago songs. Spanning all eras of the iconic band Chicago, Danny picks his favorites, shares memories of early drumming influences, some childhood memories, some really detailed and wonderful stories about the formation of Chicago, colorful memories of playing a mob bar with an owner that insisted on singing Sinatra songs with the band, locking with Terry Kath as a bass player and guitarist, the very first time the original Chicago lineup played together, meeting and working with percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, what happened to Al Kooper’s video recording of the band’s first studio sessions, sharing influences with The Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire, getting fired from the band, what it meant to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his old bandmates, where he is now with performing live, and much more.
For the XVIIIth episode of SamePageCast, Jimmy Pardo (“daddy” and “your hero” on Never Not Funny, The Chicago Expert In The Room) joins Megan and Craig for a look at the first XV Chicago albums. At least that’s the plan: can these three get through the entirety of the Columbia years in ninety minutes and still manage to get sidetracked repeatedly? You’ll have to listen to find out!