Guitar legend, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader of Conan’s Basic Cable Band - Jimmy Vivino - joins me to discuss the classic album that kicked off the jam band era: Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills’ “Super Session” (1968).
Jimmy talks about his long friendship and collaborations with Al Kooper, the career paths that led each of the major players to this record, and tells amazing stories from his own storied career in rock'n'roll, including playing bass with Springsteen in the studio, getting chewed out by Chuck Berry on stage mid-song, jamming with a shirtless Keith Richards, when David Bowie played him a song he wrote about Jimmy’s brother, how nothing on a Beatles record is ‘un-fucked-with’ and why you should always meet your heroes.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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