Interviews
Interview: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack), November 14, 1978.

Interview: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack), November 14, 1978.

Interview with Dr. John (Mac Rebennack), November 14, 1978, by Peter Stone Brown This interview took place on Dr. John’s tour bus right before a show at the Bijou Café in downtown Philly.  I’d been a fan of Dr. John at this point for about ten years, since his first album Gris-Gris, and had been...
Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

I was a Rick Danko fan from the first note of the first song he sang on Music From Big Pink, “Caledonia Mission.”  There was something in his voice that grabbed me immediately, some incredible mixture of twang and soul that was not only inviting but also very honest and very real. I’d seen Rick...
Interview: Al Kooper, March 1994, WMMR Studios, PA.

Interview: Al Kooper, March 1994, WMMR Studios, PA.

This interview was done the last week of March in 1994 at what at the time, the studio of WMMR, once the number one FM rock radio station in Philly. Al Kooper, at the time a Nashville resident was in town to promote a new album ReKooperation , an instrumental album that was a tribute...
Interview: Carl Perkins, October 31, 1978 at the Bijou Café, Philadelphia , PA.

Interview: Carl Perkins, October 31, 1978 at the Bijou Café, Philadelphia , PA.

Recorded on October 31, 1978 at the Bijou Café, Philadelphia , PA  This interview took place backstage at the Bijou Café right before Carl Perkins was to do his first show in Philadelphia in years with a band that included two of his sons.  It was a rare occasion and I don’t believe he ever...
Interview: Fats Domino, November 9, 1978, Palumbo’s Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.

Interview: Fats Domino, November 9, 1978, Palumbo’s Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.

Fats Domino, by Peter Stone Brown, November 9, 1978, Palumbo’s Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA. It was impossible to escape Fats Domino’s music growing up.  “Blueberry Hill,” “I’m Walkin’,” and “Walking To New Orleans” were staples of Top 40 radio.  But Fats didn’t seem to come up North to play too often.  This show took place in...
Interview: John Lee Hooker, October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Interview: John Lee Hooker, October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.

October 1977, at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA.   John Lee Hooker was one of my all-time favorite blues singers. This interview was done between shows in the basement of the Main Point, a legendary music club in the Philly suburbs. This was my first time seeing Hooker, and luckily he was playing solo,...
Interview with Professor Longhair (June 10th 1979)

Interview with Professor Longhair (June 10th 1979)

Interview with Professor Longhair (June 10th 1979), by Peter Stone Brown Make no mistake about it, New Orleans R&B would not have been what it is without Professor Longhair, Henry Roeland Byrd, and there are some people who say rock and roll wouldn’t have happened without him. He had an amazing, original way of playing...
Interview: Arlo Guthrie, Summer of 1976, at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA.

Interview: Arlo Guthrie, Summer of 1976, at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA.

Interview with Arlo Guthrie by Peter Stone Brown, Summer of 1976, at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA. Sometime during 1976 a friend got me involved with a local radio station that at the time featured what was referred to at the time as folk on a daily basis. I quickly learned that musicians were...
Interview: George Jones, August 1976, at Sunset Park, West Grove, PA

Interview: George Jones, August 1976, at Sunset Park, West Grove, PA

George Jones Interview, August 1976, at Sunset Park, West Grove, PA, by Peter Stone Brown George Jones to me is the greatest Country & Western singer of all time. His voice can stretch and slide and twang, but it’s the intensity, the feeling he puts into it that cuts right through you. This interview was...
Interview with Muddy Waters at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA, July 31, 1978.

Interview with Muddy Waters at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA, July 31, 1978.

“Is there anything I would like to see or conquer?” An Interview with Muddy Waters at the Temple Music Festival, Ambler, PA, July 31, 1978. I guess I first heard Muddy Waters in 1965 when my brother bought The Best of Muddy Waters. There was something about the sound of the guitar on “Louisiana Blues”...
Interview: Levon Helm, March, 1981

Interview: Levon Helm, March, 1981

Levon Helm March 6, 1981 This interview took place before a show at a now gone club Emerald City, which was just across the river from Philly in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The building was originally the legendary (originally in Philadelphia) nightclub, the Latin Casino, where people such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean...
Interview: Hank Ballard at the Locust, Theater, Philadelphia, PA. February 23, 1980

Interview: Hank Ballard at the Locust, Theater, Philadelphia, PA. February 23, 1980

(If you own the rights to this photo,please contact and we will be happy to make arrangements.)There was this company in Philadelphia called Sherjam and in the winter of 1979-1980 and maybe the following year they put on a series of great R&B concerts at the Locust Theater. One of the shows featured Hank Ballard,...