Running The Voodoo Down: Freddie Stone

In this exceptional new episode of BAMM.tv’s ‘Running The Voodoo Down’, host Micah Dubreuil and guest host Will Magid sit down for an interview with Freddie Stone, guitarist and founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, one of the most influential groups in American popular music. Hear the story of this Bay Area native, now a pastor, and his iconic journey through music, fame, addiction, and of course – the joys and struggles of family.

Running The Voodoo Down – Leading The Band (With Adam Theis and Minna Choi)

Ever had a dozen musicians looking to you for answers? How about eighty? From behind the scenes to on the stage, hear what it takes to lead the band – with Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra and Adam Theis of Jazz Mafia.
Guests: Adam Theis, Minna Choi
Music:
John Vanderslice (feat. Magik*Magik Orchestra) – www.johnvanderslice.com
How To Dress Well (feat. Magik*Magik Orchestra) – http://howtodresswell.com
Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia) – http://www.jazzmafia.com/family/shotgun-wedding-quintet
Joe Bagale (Jazz Mafia) – http://www.jazzmafia.com/family/joe-bagale
Magik*Magik  Orchestra – http://magikmagik.com

The Family Stone – Teaser

This is a bucket list podcast, folks. It’s such a monster of awesome that it’s shaping up to be a 2-parter. Micah even enlisted the help of Trumpeter/Producer/DJ Will Magid to host. What kind of podcast would have us this excited? RTVD sat down with Freddie Stone, Greg Errico, Rustee Allen, Cynthia Robinson, and Jerry Martini of Sly & The Family Stone! We wanted to share the teaser now because there is a monster Sly & The Family Stone tribute this Saturday (January 24) at The Fox Theater (Oakland, CA). What’s more, Micah and Will are both performing.  Listen to the teaser and buy your tickets to the concert here while you can.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv production.

Guests: Freddie Stone, Greg Errico, Rustee Allen, Cynthia Robinson, and Jerry Martini
Music: Sly & The Family Stone

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Co-host: Will Magid
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox

Running The Voodoo Down – Shake, Ramble, and Roll

What makes a person decide to take to the road in a rock and roll band, and what is life like on the other side of normal? An interview with Daniel Blum of Tumbleweed Wanderers.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv production.

Guest: Daniel Blum (tumbleweedwanderers.com)
Music: Tumbleweed Wanderers (tumbleweedwanderers.com)

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox

 

Running The Voodoo Down – Leveling Up

What happens when musical minds get to work in a digital age? New instruments, new ways of learning, and whole new levels of musical interaction. Featuring inventor and “Godfather of Controllerism” Moldover and Anthony Martinez of the Ubisoft game Rocksmith.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv production.

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox

Guests:

Matt Moldover: moldover.com
Anthony Martinez: rocksmith.ubi.com

Music:
Moldover (moldover.com), Erothyme (http://erothyme.net), Andrew Laubacher (www.andrewdrums.com), Benjamin Andrews (benjaminandrews.com), Radiohead (www.radiohead.com), The Ramones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramones)

Running The Voodoo Down – Walking On The Moon (With Roger Rocha)

Reflections on making it as a band with 4 Non Blondes guitarist Roger Rocha: it’s never an easy ride.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv Production – (http://bamm.tv).

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox
Guest: Roger Rocha – Be sure to check out Roger’s killer band – The Goldenhearts – at http://thegoldenhearts.com

Music: 4 Non Blondes (http://www.fournonblondes.com/), The Goldenhearts (http://thegoldenhearts.com), Kelly McFarling (http://kellymcfarling.com), Sioux City Kid (http://siouxcitykid.com), Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review (http://quinndevaux.com), and Benjamin Andrews (http://benjaminandrews.com)

 

Running The Voodoo Down – Notes From The Underground

Ever wanted the story behind that cool underground music venue everyone’s (not) talking about? The cat’s out of the bag at two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest secret spots.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv Production – (http://bamm.tv).

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox
Guests: Jonathan Siegel (viracochasf.com),  and Michael Parayno (bridlandjazz.org)

Music: Sioux City Kid – siouxcitykidmusic.com; The Tectonics; Benjamin Andrews – benjaminandews.bandcamp.com; Kelly McFarling – www.kellymcfarling.com; Andrew Laubacher – www.andrewdrums.com.

Running The Voodoo Down – Words with Friends

How do you pick the words you’re going  to sing every night for the rest of your life as a musician? A lyrical journey with Avi Vinocur and John Elliott.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv Production – (http://bamm.tv).

Credits:

Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineers: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox
Guests: Avi Vinocur and John Elliott

Music by Goodnight, Texas (Avi Vinocur) – www.hiwearegoodnighttexashowareyou.com; John Elliott – www.thehereafterishere.com; as well as Benjamin Andrews – benjaminandrews.bandcamp.com; Kelly McFarling – www.kellymcfarling.com; and Andrew Laubacher – www.andrewdrums.com

Running The Voodoo Down – Blues & The Abstract Truth

When it comes to music, how timely is timeless? A conversation with Quinn DeVeaux about taking the past and making it your own.

Running The Voodoo Down is a BAMM.tv production.

Credits:
Created by Micah Dubreuil
Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen
Producers: Micah Dubreuil, Phil Lang
Sound and Recording Engineer: Micah Dubreuil, Jerad Paul Fox
Guests: Quinn DeVeaux, Kenan O’Brien, Chris Seibert, Cairo McCockran, Asha-ti Tyehimba Ford, and Matthew MacGuillivray
Music provided by Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review (http://quinndeveaux.com). Outro piano by Chris Seibert.

Put a Bird on it

Love the idea of birds in your music? Here are some great tracks with a feathered inclination:

 

Martin Denny:

Denny is a pianist and the “father of exotica,” which has all sorts of uncomfortable 50’s-era connotations, but his niche music sets a scene like no other.

 

(Extra Fun: Check out jazz rebels Sex Mob‘s tribute to Denny: Sexotica)

 

The Meters

 

New Orleans funk masters The Meters should be on every essential listening list (and their legendary drummer, Zigaboo Modaliste, is a Bay Area resident these days!). If you ever wanted to get funky with a chicken – but not do the “funky chicken,” I mean come on – this is your chance.

 

Steve Miller Band

 

Who can resist Fly Like An Eagle?!? (Or 70’s music videos)