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 →

Madelyn Victoria is Right Here With You, Mister! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

    Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Madelyn Victoria by clicking on the video player above!  The first time that singer Madelyn Victoria and her brother, guitarist Albert Vallejo, were on Mr. Media, I was struck by their talent and charm. That was four years ago, so I imagine they’ve only gotten better... Continue Reading →

Dan Washburn: Country sung from the Canadian countryside! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Dan Washburn, country singer, "Long Story Longer," "Someone Like You"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Dan Washburn by clicking on the video player above!  Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in... 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 →

Donna Allen: Moving on to life’s better things! INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman Originally published November 21, 1986) (NOTE: I was so happy to finally uncover this profile of singer Donna Allen. Not only did I enjoy her singing and performing, but I had the biggest, hugest crush on her. I could barely talk to her -- and this was at least the second,... Continue Reading →

Charley Pride and the country music color line! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Charley Pride, country music singer, "Just Between You and Me"   (I reviewed and interviewed country singer Charley Pride for this newspaper story published on July 15, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) While much of the world sat glued before television sets Saturday to watch rock ‘n’ roll music from the Live Aid concert,... 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 →

Cristy Lane sings One Day at a Time! 1985 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Cristy Lane, inspirational singer, One Day At A Time (NOTE: This interview with singer Cristy Lane was originally published on June 29, 1985. -- Bob Andelman) It sounds like perfect fodder for a TV movie of the week. A moderately successful country singer from East Peoria, Ill., is dissatisfied with the way the... Continue Reading →

Billy Idol still dancing with self after all the years! AUDIO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Billy Idol, rock star, "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell"     (I was first introduced to the music of Billy Idol by my then-roommate, photographer Dennis Osborne, in the early 1980s. Dennis would bounce around the house to "Dancing with Myself" and it was hard to resist the song's infectious beat and lyrics. I... Continue Reading →

Stomp along with Swedish country singer Hicks! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Hicks, country music singer, guitarist, performing two songs live: "99 Guns" and "Kiss You Like I Mean It"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Hicks by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Nashville country music experts who want to... Continue Reading →

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