A short, sweet, and random collection of Stax gems brought to you by your hosts Lee McCormack of The Tramps Like Us Podcast, Mr Brian Jacobs, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods. Not a ton of research, not a ton of pontificating, just three friends sharing some of the greatest rock & soul the world has ever known.
In Volume One, we’re unpacking some classics by Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, The Staple Singers, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding with Carla Thomas, and The Veltones.
This year Eric and Craig are joined in Nashville by Mister Brian Jacobs (father of Not Pete Ham Jacobs) for the second annual ROCK N POD EXPO! Enjoy a super jam packed four hour marathon with all of our friends:
Bakko (Cobras and Fire)
Lee McCormack (Tramps Like Us)
Randy W. Hall (That Dandy Classic Music Hour)
Matt Porter (The KISS Room)
Brad Page (I’m In Love With That Song)
Courtney Cronin Dold (Pop!)
Gary Shaller (PODKISST)
Jon Lamoreaux (The Hustle)
Joey Haynie (Rock Strikes Ten)
Wally Norton (CGCM Podcast)
Sonny Pooni (Growin’ Up Rock)
Brian Kramp (Rock and/or Roll)
Julian Gill (KISSFAQ)
Chris Czynszak (Decibel Geek)
Finishing off with a live bootleg recording of Honey Don’t featuring Mister Brian Jacobs on vocals, the smoldering Lee McCormack on vocals and guitar. the powerful and attractive Joe Polo on drums and team player Craig Smith on bass.
See ya next year in Nashville!
Perhaps no work of art has such a powerful connection to the horrific and shocking events of September 11th as Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising album. Powerful, beautiful, painful, heroic, cathartic, vengeful, unifying, inspiring, brave, vulnerable, fearful, loving… it’s all fertile territory and Bruce covers every bit as he responds to the events of September 11th as only the truly great artists can – through his timeless and brilliant work.
In this debut of a new sidecast series entitled The Chronicles of This and That, Eric welcomes Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us podcast, Kimberly Blatz, and Pods & Sods regular Mr Brian Jacobs for this wonderful conversation about this landmark album, it’s meanings, significance and impacts.
One week after the expo, Lee McCormack (Tramps Like Us), Jody Havenot (Podcast Rock City) and Ken Mills (PodKISSt) join Eric and Craig to recap the expo. Stay tuned after the episode to hear the Rock N Pod All Stars play Charismo during the closing jam session!
Charismo (recorded live 8/26/17 at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo)
stereo matrix extracted from video supplied by Ken Mills, Lee McCormack and BJ Kramp
Gary Shaller – guitar
Allen Tate – bass
Lee McCormack – drums
Craig Smith – lead vocals
Bob Bentley – backing vocals
Matt Porter – backing vocals
BJ Kramp – backing vocals (left channel)