|A Night at The Flamingo Show, MAC, Birmingham|
Robin Valk's latest Lives In Music interview follows hot on the heels of his recent interview with Brian Travers, this time it's Ricky Cool who joins Robin in the studio (well Ricky's house actually) for another fantastic insight into music heritage. Robin says:
Ricky Cool is a veteran... who adores veteran music. He's a walking encyclopedia of US roots music, and he's no slouch about the UK music scene over the past 50 years. In this episode, l get schooled about harmonica playing, and we get a fascinating look at what it meant to be in bands struggling to get ahead through the 70s, 80s, 90s, and on into this century. Things are - different - now. The latest incarnation is a very slick and entertaining operation, which harks back over 50 years to the mid-60s days of ska and organ groove.
Be warned: there's one teeny little bit of louche behaviour described. A swear word. But it's not sweary.
Ricky Cool's website for history and gig updates
Lives in Music honours and showcases those who have spent their lives in music: those who make it, and those who are key to music projects.