Russ Kunkel shares his essential Bob Dylan songs. In 1970, Peter Asher rang up Russ to come down “to the studio” because George Harrison and Bob Dylan were jamming. It was a night that Russ will never forget and he brings us into that room by sharing memories in this episode. A few months later, Russ gets the call to record with Dylan for his New Morning record. What did these once-in-a-lifetime experiences mean to Russ, how does he feel about those songs, how were the sessions, what has his work with Dylan meant for him personally and professionally? We get into that while enjoying the songs for Russ’s work with Bob Dylan.
Long-time friends and musical collaborators Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar have come together to form The Immediate Family. Tune in this week on Pods & Sods as they each share memories of their careers, pick the essential songs from some of their favorite colleagues, talk about their new album, and much more!
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share some wonderful songs from George Harrison. We talk about George’s lifelong journey of faith, how he approached his death in song, which is his most “rocking” song, his creative friendship with Bob Dylan, his view on the Beatles post-breakup, how his lyrics can lift us up in these particularly challenging times we’re all experiencing, how we might learn lessons from George in how we view our own faults and mortality, and so much more. This one gets deep, and it’s very well worth it.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Nelson Wilbury.
Kevin Godley joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music, the formation of 10cc, his meeting with Paul McCartney, why he left 10cc, branching out with Godley & Creme, what it was like to record with Sarah Vaughan, memories of the Cry video, looking back at some iconic videos such as Girls On Film, Two Tribes and When We Was Fab with George Harrison, his autobiography, his feature film in the works, the new deluxe 10cc box set and his exciting new fan collaboration project called Musicle Memory. And there might be some Trump talk in the mix!
Gary Wright joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his earliest days discovering music and forming Spooky Tooth. We talk quite a bit about his Spooky Tooth days, including working with Mick Jones and the origin of perhaps the best album title of all time – You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw! Of course we cover his friendship with George Harrison, George as a friend, mentor and influence musically. Also the songs he wrote with George – are there more to be uncovered? Above all we talk about his wonderful music from Dream Weaver and beyond, including his career-spanning autobiography and his current and upcoming releases including a new EP, Wonderwheel and the Spooky Tooth boxed set.