The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 21-25

The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 21-25


Episode 21

This week on The Jay Jay French Connection is Blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa! Joe began his career at the age of 12, opening up for the one and only B.B. King. He has had a remarkable solo career since – releasing upwards of 13 studio albums, 17 live albums & 3 collaborative albums. Don’t miss Jay Jay and Joe discuss their extensive guitar collections, the influence of blues guitar legends – then & now, recording techniques, and being lifelong students of the blues. Don’t miss this one!

Episode 22

This week on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music is “Supermensch” Shep Gordon! Shep is one of the most legendary talent managers in the music indisustry – and he has the stories to back it. Shep has run the gamut of artists he’s worked with – from Alice Cooper to Teddy Pendergrass, and Blondie to Frankie Valli. Hear these two talk all things music management, and share stories from their long runs in the music industry. Be sure to check out the documentary “Supermensch”, produced & directed by Mike Myers, to learn even more about Shep’s story.

Episode 23

This week on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music, is the one & only Doc McGhee! Doc is one of the most well known American music managers in the history of rock – working with the likes of Kiss, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue & Scorpions, just to name a few. Tune in to hear Doc & Jay Jay discuss the ins & outs of music management, share their best advice, and swap some of their most memorable stories.

Episode 24

Legendary writer & film producer Jonathan Taplin is this week’s guest on The Jay Jay French Connection! Hear Jonathan tell inside stories from Woodstock & The Newport Folk festival, and talk about what it was like working with artists such as The Band, Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary & Janis Joplin. Taplin’s extensive career in production also includes working on films such as Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets & The Last Waltz, which he discusses with Jay Jay. Be sure to check out Jonathan’s new rock memoir book, “The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life” all about his extraordinary journey in the worlds of rock n roll & pop culture.

Episode 25

Renowned recording producer & engineer Eddie Kramer joins Jay Jay on this week’s episode! Eddie has had an incomparable impact on the world of Rock n Roll, working with everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin & The Cure, to Anthrax, David Bowie & Buddy Guy. Hear Eddie share stories of his remarkable journey, & discuss a the unbelievable lineup of artists whose careers he has helped immensely – only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!