Small Town, Big Music book: Kent, Ohio, rocks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jason Prufer by clicking on the video player above!  Some ideas for history books are sitting right in front of our noses, waiting for a smart writer to recognize opportunity and put the puzzle pieces together. That’s kind of how I imagine Jason Prufer’s new book,... Continue Reading →

Nell Carter’s Singing Debut Is A Hit! INTERVIEW 1985

  By Bob Andelman August 23, 1985 Nell Carter hardly needs a break. The compact chanteuse made her world debut as a concert headliner at Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 28 with impressive results. Although Carter is a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, star of the long-running NBC-TV comedy “Gimme A Break,” and recently completed a... Continue Reading →

Michael Franks almost froze those popsicle toes! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Franks, singer, "Popsicle Toes"   By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 4,1986) Michael Franks was in Columbus, Ohio when he heard that Ringo Starr had just recorded one of his tunes, “Monkey See – Monkey Do.” “I was on the road when the record came out,” the singer-songwriter recalls. “Somebody said, ‘One... Continue Reading →

Success followed Joe Henderson’s lost-and-found love story! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Joe Henderson, legendary jazz saxophonist By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 21, 1986) A man and a saxophone, A love story with an O. Henry ending. Once there was a jazz musician. From the time he was born ln Lima, Ohio, 49 years ago, a saxophone never has been far from Joe Henderson’s... Continue Reading →

Al Jarreau sings songs with passion, joy! AUDIO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Al Jarreau, jazz singer, "We're In This Love Together"     (NOTE: On today's show, I'm reaching back in my archives to April 3, 1984 to share a telephone interview I conducted with seven-time Grammy Award winning jazz singer Al Jarreau. Al passed away in 2017 just short of his 77 birthday; I... Continue Reading →

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck at 64! AUDIO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Dave Brubeck, jazz legend     (NOTE -- I had the good fortune to interview jazz legend Dave Brubeck on August 24, 1984. Unfortunately, it was largely a wasted opportunity in that I knew little about jazz at the time and even less about Dave Brubeck, as you'll gather from my initial question.... Continue Reading →

Sonny Rollins legend refreshed in Saxophone Colossus doc! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: TODAY'S GUEST: Robert Mugge, filmmaker, Saxophone Colossus, featuring Sonny Rollins     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with ROBERT MUGGE by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of finger snappers and toe tappers who can talk – unconvincingly – for hours about... Continue Reading →

1309 Remembering the great jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer   (As we continue to mine my print archives for interviews, the 100th anniversary of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald's birth -- April 25, 1917 -- reminded me that it was time to get this delightful conversation I had with her for the St. Petersburg Times on October 25, 1985... Continue Reading →

1237 Superbosses will make you yearn for a better boss! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Sydney Finkelstein, author, Superbosses, Why Smart Executives Fail, Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, director, Tuck’s Center for Leadership     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Sydney Finkelstein by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full... Continue Reading →

Fly, Adam Falcon, fly! Guitarist rocks this joint again! VIDEO INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCE

Today's Guest: Adam Falcon, guitarist, The Light Shines     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Guitarist Adam Falcon, who exclusively previews two songs from his new EP, The Light Shines, by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of drummers who, if they could count... Continue Reading →

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