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 “The London Groove Machine”

12 August 2017

Featuring JDubz with Special In-Studio Guest Morgan Lander of Kittie

Intro (8:10)

HowieZowie & The Moog Cookbook doing "Whole Lotta Love" under Local Crew Chief vs. Touring Production Manager.

Whole Lotta Love -The Moog Cookbook (Plays The Classic Rock Hits/1997)

The Moog Cookbook is the name of an electronica band made up of Brian Kehew and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (under the aliases Uli Nomi and Meco Eno) as a parody/tribute to the novelty "Moog records" of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The duo performs exclusively on analog synthesizers, especially Moog synthesizers. The liner notes from their first album proudly proclaims "No MIDI" to demonstrate that they played things by hand, rather than using computer sequencing, which is common for synthesizer music.

The Moog Cookbook released two albums in the mid-1990s featuring instrumental cover versions of alternative and classic rock tracks performed on vintage synthesizers. The pair reunited to record a track for the soundtrack of the 2004 film Moog.

In 2006, the pair independently released a collection of material recorded during their earlier sessions and as part of other projects. This album is Bartell.

The band's name is derived from a 1978 cookbook, Moog's Musical Eatery by Shirleigh Moog, the first wife of synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog.

Ghost Riders in the Sky – Glen Campbell & Roy Clark (Hee Haw/1990)

Rest in peace singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Among Campbell's hits are "Universal Soldier", his first hit from 1965, along with Gentle on My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife", "Galveston", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights". Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories.

Campbell was born in Billstown, Arkansas. He moved to Los Angeles in 1960 to become a session musician. That October, he joined the Champs. By January 1961, Campbell had found a daytime job at publishing company American Music, writing songs and recording demos. Because of these demos Campbell soon was in demand as a session musician and became part of a group of studio musicians later known as the Wrecking Crew.

By 1963 his playing and singing were heard on 586 recorded songs. Campbell played on recordings by Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Jan and Dean, Frank Sinatra, Ronnie Dove, Phil Spector and Elvis Presley. He befriended Presley when he helped record the soundtrack for Viva Las Vegas in 1964. From December 1964 to early March 1965, Campbell was a touring member of the Beach Boys, filling in for Brian Wilson, playing bass guitar and singing falsetto harmonies. After a string of unsuccessful solo albums and single, he had his biggest solo hit yet, reaching number 45 on the Hot 100 in 1965 with a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier". Campbell played guitar on the Beach Boys' 1966 album Pet Sounds. In April of that year, he joined Ricky Nelson on a tour through the Far East, again playing bass.

When follow-up singles did not do well, and Capitol was considering dropping Campbell from the label in 1966, he was teamed with producer Al De Lory. Together, they first collaborated on "Burning Bridges" which became a top 20 country hit in early 1967, and the album of the same name.

Campbell and De Lory collaborated again on 1967's "Gentle on My Mind", written by John Hartford, which was an overnight success. The song was followed by the bigger hit "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" later in 1967, and "I Wanna Live" and "Wichita Lineman" in 1968, remaining on Billboard's Top 100 charts for 15 weeks. He won four Grammy Awards for "Gentle on My Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix". In 1967, Campbell was also the uncredited lead vocalist on "My World Fell Down" by Sagittarius, a studio group. The song reached number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 1969 song "True Grit" by composer Elmer Bernstein and lyricist Don Black, and sung by Campbell, who co-starred in the movie, received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Song and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

After he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for television's The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour variety show, Campbell hosted his own weekly variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, from January 1969 through June 1972. The show's comedy writers included Steve Martin and Rob Reiner. At the height of his popularity, a 1970 biography by Freda Kramer, The Glen Campbell Story, was published.

With Campbell's session-work connections, he hosted major names in music on his show, including The Beatles (on film), David Gates, Bread, The Monkees, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, and Mel Tillis. Campbell helped launch the careers of Anne Murray and Jerry Reed, who were regulars on his Goodtime Hour program.

After the cancellation of his CBS series in 1972, Campbell remained a regular on network television. He co-starred in a made-for-television movie, Strange Homecoming (1974), with Robert Culp and up-and-coming teen idol, Leif Garrett. He hosted a number of television specials, including 1976's Down Home, Down Under with Olivia Newton-John. He co-hosted the American Music Awards from 1976–78 and headlined the 1979 NBCspecial Glen Campbell: Back to Basics with guest-stars Seals and Crofts and Brenda Lee. He was a guest on many network talk and variety shows, including: Donny & Marie and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he performed "Rhinestone Cowboy". He has also appeared on Cher, the Redd Foxx Comedy Hour, The Merv Griffin Show, The Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack, DINAH!, Evening at Pops with Arthur Fiedler and The Mike Douglas Show. From 1982 to 1983, he hosted a 30-minute syndicated music show, The Glen Campbell Music Show.

Campbell made a cameo appearance in the 1980 Clint Eastwood movie Any Which Way You Can, for which he recorded the title song.

In 1999 he was featured on VH-1's Behind the Music, and on A&E Network's Biography and a PBS in concert special in 2001. He also appeared on a number of CMT programs, where he ranked among their Greatest Men of Country Music.

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was announced in April 2008 that Campbell was returning to his signature label, Capitol, to release his new album Meet Glen Campbell. The album was released on August 19. With this album, he branched off in a different musical direction, covering tracks from artists such as Travis, U2, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jackson Browne, and Foo Fighters. It was Campbell's first release on Capitol in over 15 years. Musicians from Cheap Trick and Jellyfish contributed to the album, as well. The first single, a cover of Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", was released to radio in July 2008.

Following his late 2010 Alzheimer's diagnosis, Campbell embarked on a final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band. His final show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California. After the end of the tour, Campbell entered the studio in his home town Nashville to record what would be his final album, Adiós, which would not be revealed until five years later. According to his wife, Kim Campbell, he wanted to preserve "what magic was left", in what would be his final recordings. In January 2013, Campbell recorded his final song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", during what would be his last recording sessions. The song, which is featured in the 2014 documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, was released on September 30, 2014, with the documentary following on October 24. On January 15, 2015 Campbell and fellow songwriter Julian Raymond were nominated for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

In April 2017, Campbell's final album, Adiós, was announced, featuring twelve songs from his final 2012–13 sessions. The album was released on June 9, 2017.

The London Groove Machine Pilot  (A Show Within A Show)

{Guest Blogger – JDubz}

The London Groove Machine concept is all about celebrating the London music scene, especially local artists and their music. With that in mind, we put together a block of music by bands that are rocking the scene these days. And since our guest was Morgan Lander of Kittie, we chose some heavier bands to fit the theme.

Block 1 [JDubz' Jukebox]

Wild Child - Vultures Playing Ruckus (Wild Child EP/2017)

Blood - The White Swan (Anubis/2016)

Sick of You - Legal Kill (Vol. 1/2017)

The first tune is a brand new single – not even officially released yet – by power trio Vultures Playing Ruckus. ‘Wild Child’ is the title track from the band’s forthcoming EP. They’ll be hosting a release show at Rum Runners on September 29. Great band, great guys. And a very heavy tune! They’ve been working hard on taking their live show to the next level, too, and it shows. Check them out!

Next was a nod to Kittie with a track by doom rockers The White Swan. The band features Morgan Lander’s sister (and Kittie’s drummer) Mercedes Lander on lead vocals and guitar. The band has released two three-song EPS: Anubis in 2016 and The White in 2017. They play slow, heavy, melodic stuff that’s getting a lot of attention in the rock world, for good reason. We chose ‘Blood’ from the Anubis EP for the show. So heavy!

The final tune for the block was ‘Sick Of You’ by Legal Kill. It was a natural for the show, not just because it’s heavy, but because the band cites King’s X as an influence and presumably is named after a King’s X song. If you’ve listened to Saturday Morning with Howie Zowie over the past year, you know we’ve done several shows about King’s X. J.W.’s favourite band hands-down. Their influence is definitely heard in Legal Kill’s music, but LK has its own sound too. They’re young guys and they have become a real buzz band in the city this year. Keep an eye on them!

Block 2 - Morgan's Picks

Snortin' Whiskey - Pat Travers (Crash & Burn/1980)

Marilyn Manson – Dogma (Portrait of an American Family/1994)

Kolossos – Karkaos (Children of the Void/2017)

We asked Morgan to send us some music that reflects her influences as a songwriter. Surprisingly, Pat Travers came in the package. She says her parents used to play Pat Travers when she was a kid, and ‘Snortin’ Whiskey’ reminded her of that. That aside, the tune is heavy and riffy, and it got into Morgan’s blood when she was just a kid. Its influence came out later when she started writing.

Next was Marilyn Manson. Morgan talked about being one of the very few goth kids in her high school. Marilyn Manson was peaking in those days, and you can definitely hear the connection between his riffs and vocals and some of Kittie’s stuff. We settled on Dogma for the show – the rare MM song we could play without wearing out the ‘bleep’ button!

Last up was Karkaos, which is a band from Montreal. They aren’t so much an influence on Morgan’s writing, but they are friends of hers and she wanted to share the song ‘Kolossos’ because she sang on it. It gives a sense of what she’s into these days and, no surprise, it’s a heavy, slamming tune. She sounds great on it too!

Block 3 - Kittie

My Plague - Kittie (In The Black/2009)

Never Come Home - Kittie (I've Failed You/2011)

We put Morgan a bit on the spot with this one. J.W. chose the songs and asked Morgan to talk about them. ‘My Plague’ was straightforward enough, but ‘Never Come Home’ from the I’ve Failed You CD is a bit of a deep cut. The songs were chosen because they display the band’s brutal heaviness in the first case, and more melodic side in the second. Morgan told us that Kittie often opened their shows with ‘My Plague’ and it’s one of her favourite Kittie songs. They never played ‘Never Come Home’ live, but it has more of a commercial sound with clean vocals that showcases Kittie’s versatility.


Follow Me Down – Adam Wendler [feat. Morgan Lander] (Never Go Unknown/2017)

We played the show out with Morgan Lander as you’ve probably never heard her. She brought us the song ‘Follow Me Down’ by Adam Wendler from his Never Go Unknown CD, released in 2017. It’s a gentle folk song, and Morgan sings beautiful harmonies on it. The many voices of Morgan Lander!

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