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BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA! 17

February 13, 2014

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA! 17

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              A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS     

 

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow . . AND THE BEATLES!9007130-monument-to-the-beatles-in-ekaterinburg-russia

 

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Just shows to go ya . . . some of us Berkshires musicians really do make it to the big time, and I mean—

 

Appearing on CBS on Sunday night, 50 years to the day when they first appeared in America on the Ed Sullivan show, with original Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney!—

 

Our own Kenny Aronoff, longtime Stockbridge resident, and the local-guy drummer who has had a long and spectacular rock career laying down the beat for stars like Elton John, Bob Seeger and John Cougar Mellencamp!

 

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And so, in honor of Ringo, Sir Paul, the dearly departed John and George, the original Beatles, and also, newly enlisted sideman Kenny Aronoff, we would like to officially declare this month of February, 2014 to be

 

                   Beatles History Month !

 

EARLY BEATLEShere at

 

     BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

 

       On behalf of your hosts, Gene Christy and Rod MacDow, welcome!  We’re gonna party it up from coast to coast, from Portland in the west to the Berkshires in the east, with the Beatles, featuring their tunes and their pictures and OUR MUSIC—because who personified in our lifetimes the soundtrack of our days if not The Beatles?

 

          In fact, let’s listen right now to our own Norm Schaffer, with Mountain Breeze backing him up—NORM LOOKIN GOODdoing the Beatles___

 

 

  CAN’T BUY ME LOVE  

 

 

Just in case you thought the Beatles weren’t popular “across the universe”—check this out–!

 

 

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What a morning to invite Jessica Roemischer to visit with us!  It’s snowing out there in the Berkshires and it’s supposed to go on all day and all night!  Just in time for me and Cam Collins to do our Collins & Christy duo tonight at the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox!  But you see—we go all out for the Beatles History Month—and let not wind, rain, snow or sleet stop us!

 

Here’s Jess with her beautiful piano rendition of Paul’s song to his mother,

 

LET IT BE

 

It’s hard to describe in words, what Jessica does with a piano, but, as she plays most Saturday afternoons at the Chocolate Springs Café, here in Lenox, we are privileged to have her “in our midst,” so to speak—and I recommend heartily to you that next time you’re up our way, don’t fail to treat yourself to chocolates, latte and Jessica, and make your weekend complete.

 

 

JESSICA AT CHOCOLATE SPRINGS CAFE Jessica Roemischer!

 

 

 

                   Right now we’re gonna interrupt ourselves for a live recorded interview—Gene Christy interviewing himself! 

 

I know—it’s all very confusing—but with tongue firmly planted in cheek, here I go interviewing myself!

 

 (Don’t miss it—it’s all Beatles all the time!)

 

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Well, folks, we just had to do it—we made the sacrifice—in honor of

 

Beatles History Month !

 

here at

 

     BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA


The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

The Dossers are, L to R, Rick Marquis on vocals, banjo, and mandolin, Gene Christy on vocals and Roland all-digital accordion, and Bill Morrison, on vocals and rhythm guitar

 

 

 

 

And now let’s hear from my band, The Dossers, with my partners Bill Morrison and Ricky Marquis, doing the Beatles’

 

I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE

 

         

Next up!— Michelle Plouffe of Mountain Breeze

 

MOUNTAIN BREEZE

 

 

harmonizing with partners Tim Farkas and Norm Schaffer on Ringo’s hit re-make of Buck Owens’–

 

ACT NATURALLY

 

 

 

RINGO RINGO PUTS HIS STAMP ON TODAY’S BLOG!

 

 

 

Next, we’d like to call on the Dossers again– this time our own ace vocalist, Rick Marquis, for his soul-sensitive banjo! rendition of–

 

 

AND I LOVE HER

 

Recorded live at The Old Forge, Lanesboro, December, 2013

 

Any Beatles fans out there?  I know you are!  I’m one, too!  As well as my friends!  So, to wrap it up on our Beatles Tribute one-day-only blog-tour, in honor of the world’s favorite band—

 

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 John Lennon, standing outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool

 

 

Here’s Norm Schaffer doing Ringo Starr doing the cover of 50’s girl group “The Cookies” doing Bob Marlette and Sue Shifrin’s immortal rock’n’roll classic–

 

 

  CHAINS

 

Don’t forget, folks, as we tour the Berkshires, USA, this year, in 2014, we’ll be hunting up the best of our local artists on the musical bandwagons of the County, north and south, and so, in the coming weeks we’ll be featuring Anthony Luchi, Mary Verdi, Patrick Gray, Rakish Paddy, Bobby Sweet, Jack Waldheim, the Malibu Brothers, Norm Schaffer, Erin and Duffy, and hopefully many more—

 

 along with our regular Dossers and Gene Christy selections—

 

 

UPCOMING THIS YEAR__2014!

 

          We will have plenty of new, original Gene Christy tunes, recorded here at Christy Studios, some from last year and yet-to-be-recorded, some yet-to-be-written, on the road to 99 good tunes—

 

Because, you see–

 

The Berkshires is not home solely to James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie!—WE ALSO COUNT KENNY ARONOFF  as one of our own!kenny aronoff 2

 

 

So stay tuned, every Thursday, same time, same station, for

 

 

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, visit our friends:

 

Bobby Sweet        at     http://bobbysweet.com/

Rakish Paddy at                   http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at            http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

 

And Jessica Roemischer at             http://pianobeautiful.com/

 

 

Fair thee well, Titanic! 

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. Since you are using my ©2014 theBerkshires24-7.com graphic (without permission), perhaps you could give credit to the website that created and owns the image?
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    • I will certainly be happy to give credit to your wonderful website the next time I use your logo on my blog. I apologize for not asking permission. I don’t make any money doing my blog or anything like that–it’s a labor of love–and since I’m retired and have had to go back to work to pay off my car, I’m not sure I can continue my blog anyway. If you would not like me to use the “We Support” sign, I can do that, too. Again, I’m just an amateuw at this. I didn’t realize any of this was copyrighted. But I do support what you have accomplished with your service. If any questions, just call me at my cell-phone 413-320-2076. Yours sincerely, Gene Christy

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