HOTLINE TO THE UNDERGROUND BY JOE VIGLIONE

The Beatles, Steve Keith, Kat Quinn, Mary Gatchell, Barry Wilson, Cindy Latin

BEATLES
54 hours of film footage from the Let It Be movie now available on the underground railroad and nowhere else. Peter Jackson, whose film about World War 1 was amazing, especially for the post script on how Jackson resurrected so much damaged film. Here Paul McCartney tells Howard Stern on the air that: “It is great,” a video floating out there on YouTube has a tremendous take on the song “Get Back.”

It’s a tease, for sure, but a good tease. While Dylan and the Velvet Underground unload their vaults, the Beatles have been very precise, too precise, actually, with their catalog. But hasn’t it occurred to McCartney, Jackson and Howard Stern that the rabid Beatles fan base would be happy to sit through all 54 hours…two and a quarter days…I mean, c’mon, what a festival that would be.

BARRY WILSON dot Org will lead you to a number of platforms where you can hear Wilson’s heartfelt and perfectly played music. It’s his interpretation which is most stellar, just give a listen to the first track on the Willow Tree which I tuned in to on Spotify. That leadoff track is an amazing reworking of the John Denver classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” It’s uptempo and driving, only wish Denver were hear to give it a listen. http://www.barrywilson.org/

CINDY LATIN: While you are on Spotify listen to a bit of a change in direction for Cindy Latin with “What Do I Do.” Cindy’s elegant voice plays over marvelous instrumentation, adult pop with integrity in lyric, presentation and production.

STEVE KEITH: From Cindy’s “What to Do” to Keith reinventing Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” As interesting as Barry Wilson’s revival of a John Denver composition, Steve Keith’s http://www.baselines.com always has great material. It features @therealmadamez on vocals and @turbomaus on guitars with Keith on production and all the other instruments. One could do a complete radio show of just covers and re-explore the melodies and grooves that are still the soundtrack to our lives.

KAT QUINN writes us about her song “I Could Use a New New Year” – Let’s celebrate this beautiful new beginning with a brand new song, “I Could Use a New Year.” Stream and save it on Spotify, find it at Apple Music, or your favorite music platform. I had fun making this with my dear friend, Pablo Sebastian 🙂 Also, I had the pleasure of writing and singing this song for a new lifetime trailer: New commercial featuring my song The Legend!! Had a blast making this one with @hvtchmusic! Huge thanks to @lifetimemovies for the great spot. Be sure to tune in for the Legends of a Lifetime!! (Song is currently unreleased) …to which we say CONGRATS, Kat, with “The Legend.” “I Could Use a New Year” is superb…cutesy 60’s pop that Lesley Gore would adore.

MARY GATCHELL: has her “You’ve Been On My Mind” on Spotify. It made it’s way up on the platforms – Soundcloud, YouTube etc. a few Januarys back, but it is still so exciting and were I to put a music radio show together instead of my all-talk stuff on Friday nights on ActivateMedia.org I would play all these songs in this column in a row. World class music with stunning voices, production and that elusive intangible that makes you want to play ‘em all repeatedly.

Napua Davoy has Peter Calo (who has worked with Mary Gatchell) producing a political song which rocks like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Ohio” from a different perspective, and a different time decades later. Strong, powerful and effective. Look up “A Liar” on YouTube by Napua Davoy “I pour gasoline upon a fire/Pledge Allegiance to a liar…to a liar…” https://youtu.be/K9KjQzpSJvQ

Well the most truthful guy you’ll ever find is my dad and Peter Calo just worked with us on his album…49 years and four months in the making! The legendary Rob Fraboni (Keith Richards, Stones, Bob Marley catalog, Dylan’s Planet Waves, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Cocker…on and on and on) mastered the CD “My Way” by Salvatore B. Viglione. Recorded in August of 1971 with more recordings in 1972 and a song engineered in 1986 by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s drummer, Joe Pet in Medford, I’m amazed that the tapes held up for half a century… Listen to the song “Up in Maine” which dad wrote around 1960 and which we completed on December 8, 2020 at Wellspring Sound. https://tinyurl.com/upinmaine
Yes, that’s this writer around 9 years of age in the YouTube.

Well, spring into New Year’s this weekend… send your music to my e mail demodeal {@}yahoo.com The Demo that Got the Deal radio show and CD series. Next week we’ll discuss the new Bee Gees documentary film that north shore filmmaker Erik Taros worked on. Erik was also involved in the recent Beatles’ film Eight Days A Week, he’s well known on the Boston scene. We’re also working on CD reviews of Ricky Byrd (solo, of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) and Paul McCartney III.

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