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.
It dawned on me recently that many, many of my favorite musical artistes share a common first name, or a common nickname. So this Saturday night it'll be an "All Hank Edition" of "The Bottomless Pit."
Tune in and enjoy the artistry of Messrs. Snow, Williams, Thompson, Ballard, Marvin, Garland, Jones, Mobley, and Crawford.
That's tonight on "The Bottomless Pit," Saturdays at 10 p.m. EDT, on 90.7FM WFUV and streaming online.