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Roots of Rock: A Rock and Roll History Podcast
29 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Roots of Rock – Sister Rosetta Tharpe Edition
This is the farewell episode of Roots of Rock! Massive thanks to all our listeners, thanks for checking us out. It has been a ton o’ fun. On this episode, we dig deep, really deep, into a heavy hitter in rock and roll. A lady by the name of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was an amazing innovator, child guitar prodigy, had a spectacular stage presence and was one of the original rock and rollers. She had a pronounced influence on artists that many consider some of the greatest in rock and roll. Artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Littler Richard and many, many more, cited her as an influence. She was a true innovator and the more we find out about her, the more we love her. We hope you’ll feel the same way after this episode. Long live rock and roll!!
14 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
Roots Of Rock Jam Session – Aug 2018 Edition
The Roots of Rock Jam Session for Aug 2018. On this show, Poncho Parker will kick things off by bringing us up to date with all things happening in the world of rock and roll today. After that, your host, Shawn Tompkins, chats with Pete Goodall. Pete is the curator and co-collaborator of an exhibition based on Percy Phillps, a revered sound engineer and record producer who is credited with producing and recording one of the first recordings of an early incarnation of the Beatles, a group called the Quarrymen. Listen in as Pete takes us back to the early days of the Beatles and Percy Phillips and the modern day Percy Phillips exhibition that's a part of the International Beatles week celebrations in Liverpool.
4 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Roots of Rock – July 2018 Update
A quick update from Roots of Rock host, Shawn Tompkins.
69 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Roots Of Rock Jam Session – June 2018 Edition
The Roots of Rock Jam Session for June 2018. On this show, Poncho Parker will kick things off by bringing us up to date with all things happening in the world of rock and roll today. Then, as a great supplement to the last Roots of Rock podcast, which featured and in-depth look at the Guess Who, Howard Mandshein (92.1 City in Winnipeg) provided us with a very cool interview that he did with Burton Cummings back in 2008 (oh, how things have changed since then!). The interview offers some amazing insight into the history of the Guess Who and Burton Cummings as well as some great stories who has lived a lifetime of rock and roll. We also are very excited to bring to a song by the band Little Man called BLVD. Lead singer and songwriter Chris Perricelli lends us his insight about song lyrics inspiration and the roots of his very own rock and roll. Check it out!!
26 minutes | Jun 8, 2018
Roots of Rock – The Guess Who Edition
On this episode, your host, Shawn Tompkins, takes you deep into the history and influences of Canadian rock and roll legends, the Guess Who. Ever wondered how the band got their name? How made it big and who the bands were that they listened to when they were up and coming musicians? Get all that and more on the show that takes you deeper into the music that you love. This episode features men in capes and masks and a band that made a song called "Dr. Feelgood" looooong before Motley Crue ever did! Roots of Rock, where we trace the history and influences of the greatest music ever made; rock and roll!
21 minutes | May 25, 2018
Roots Of Rock Jam Session – May 2018 Edition
The Roots of Rock Jam Session for May, 2018! On this show, Poncho Parker brings us up to date with all things happening in the world of rock and roll today. Then, your host, Shawn Tompkins talks to Roots of Rock listeners about getting lyrics wrong…and how dumb it can make you feel! We heard from all sorts of people and there are some doozies. Ian Sharek had the chance to interview the band Bad Wolves. You’ve probably heard their cover of the Cranberries’ hit, Zombies. Check out Ian’s in depth interview, it rocks!
23 minutes | May 11, 2018
Roots of Rock – Van Halen Edition
On this episode we're going deep into the history of Van Halen. These guys were as big as it gets for a rock band. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Eddie Van Halen’s first instrument wasn’t even guitar! Tune in to find out some cool stories from their early days, trivia about the band and who set them on their path to musical, guitar-tapping greatness. Roots of rock gets you deeper into the music that you love.
79 minutes | Apr 27, 2018
Roots Of Rock Jam Session – April 2018 Edition
The Roots of Rock Jam Session for April, 2018! On this show, Poncho Parker brings us up to date with all things happening in the world of rock and roll today. Then, your host, Shawn Tompkins sits down with the Vince of Rock for an in-depth discussion on Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten. Incredible to think that Ten is already considered a classic, but it is, and probably has been for a while, if we're honest with ourselves. Shawn and Vince have a great time delving deep into one of their favorite albums. Come along, have some fun and learn something new about an album you thought you knew everything about already.
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
Roots of Rock Podcast – One Bad Son – Shane Volk Edition
Roots of Rock traces the influences of the bands you love, featuring interviews, deep cuts and trivia along the way. This month's episode is a special edition. We are joined by Shane Volk, lead singer of One Bad Son! Shane joins your host, Shawn Tompkins for a full-length interview for an insider's perspective on how influences work in the artist's mind. If you're a OBS fan, you don't want to miss this! If you aren't yet a fan of One Bad Son, you will be by the end. Rock and roll!
28 minutes | Mar 23, 2018
Roots Of Rock Jam Session – March 2018 Edition
On this month’s edition of the Roots of Rock Jam Session, your host, Shawn Tompkins talks to radio legend, Donna Halper, the one who is credited with having discovered Rush. We play the full conversation so be sure it check it out. Dr. Donna has some amazing stories from her radio glory days. Rock and roll kids invade the studio and take over the show. We’re checking into whether or not we’ve broken any child labour laws. And as always, Poncho Parker catches you up on what’s happening in the world of rock and roll today. All this hosted by Shawn Tompkins!
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