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RODRIGUEZ

RODRIGUEZ

dennis

December 26th, 2015

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RODRIGUEZ Mike Theodore and I first met singer/songwriter/guitarist Rodriguez through Harry Balk. Harry hired us to do two arrangements on him for his Impact Record label. The record did not sell so Harry dropped him from the label. Later Mike got a call from Rainy […]

MY GUITAR HEROES – KENNY BURRELL

MY GUITAR HEROES – KENNY BURRELL

dennis

December 19th, 2015

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MY GUITAR HEROES – KENNY BURRELL I first heard Kenny Burrell on the radio playing one of his recordings called “Chitlins Con Carne”. My guitar playing friends and I all learned to play that song. I heard Kenny in person at the Minor Key on […]

C.J. & COMPANY

C.J. & COMPANY

dennis

December 12th, 2015

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C.J. & COMPANY C.J. & Company was a disco group from Detroit, Michigan. Mike Theodore and I first recorded the guys in the group as The Strides. The name of that record was “I Can Get Along (Without Your Love)” on M&S Records. Later two […]

JIM GOLD AND THE GALLERY

JIM GOLD AND THE GALLERY

dennis

December 5th, 2015

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JIM GOLD AND THE GALLERY One night Mike Theodore and I were driving down Eight Mile Road in Detroit and we happened to see the bar called “The Poison Apple” where the parking lot was jammed. The sign outside said a live band was appearing […]

MY GUITAR HEROES – CHET ATKINS

dennis

November 28th, 2015

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MY GUITAR HEROES – CHET ATKINS Chet Atkins was one of my first guitar heroes. I heard him play “Poor People of Paris” live on Grand Ole Opry and was amazed at what I heard. The way he played the bass notes with his thumb […]

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