I have been blessed to have many wonderful musicians, singers and songwriters on Between the Lines. From Ray Manzarek and John Densmore of The Doors to Richie Havens and Janis Ian. And musical guests as diverse as Mickey Hart, one of the co-founders of The Grateful Dead, Chaka Khan, avant-garde pianist Sandy Owens and Country Western singer/songwriter Larry Dean.
This week in Los Angeles and many of my markets across the country we go to some of the early roots of rock and roll with Gary U.S. Bonds and his autobiography, By U.S. Bonds.
In our conversation he mentioned how Sam Cooke influenced him by saying: “Do something Bonds!” Sam meant that more important than just singing was to bring your soul into your performance.
When Gary started doing that his success followed right behind. In fact, Bruce Springsteen at an early age felt that soul come out of Gary and said that he became one of The Boss’s big influences and Gary and Bruce even play together on certain occasion to this day.
In fact, when meeting Richie Havens, the soulful experience must have exuded from his pores because when in his presence you actually feel it and it soothes you just being near him.
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