new liner notes
Donna Summer: Encore (33 CD box set)
label: Crimson Productions (2020)
features foreword by Giorgio Moroder plus new interviews with Pete Bellotte, Michael Omartian, Bruce Sudano, and more, plus exclusive 24-artist tribute.
JOHNNY MATHIS & THOM BELL
What an honor to interview both JOHNNY MATHIS and THOM BELL about I'M COMING HOME, the classic album that Thom produced for Johnny in 1973. We discussed how the collaboration came together and why it remains a special moment in each of their respective careers. Read the interview on PopMatters.
"The Soulfulness of David Bowie" Interview with Carlos Alomar & Robin Clark at the Brooklyn Museum
On July 15 2018, I had the privilege of interviewing Carlos Alomar and Robin Clark about "The Soulfulness of David Bowie" onstage at the Brooklyn Museum! It was the closing day event of "David Bowie is." Photo: © 2018 Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.
It was a true privilege and pleasure to interview Linda Ronstadt about the 40th anniversary of SIMPLE DREAMS (1977). We discussed each song on the album, which included her renditions of songs by Roy Orbison ("Blue Bayou"), the Rolling Stones ("Tumbling Dice"), Buddy Holly ("It's So Easy"), and Warren Zevon ("Poor Poor Pitiful Me"). Thanks to PopMatters for publishing the interview, which you can read here. Additional thanks to Waddy Wachtel ("Maybe I'm Right"), J.D. Souther ("Simple Man, Simple Dream"), and Eric Kaz ("Sorrow Lives Here") for their thoughtful and heartfelt comments about Linda's recordings of their songs on the album.