Saturday, October 02, 2010

EPISODE194 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week on Talking 80s Music, we focused on the life of late blues/rock/jazz artist Jeff Healey. Often cited as one of the best blues guitarists of the decade, he and the Jeff Healey Band were a breath of fresh air and recorded, "Angel Eyes," an enduring wedding song for many. We played a retrospective mix, "My Little Girl," "When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Technically-speaking, things went well and we are getting past some of our limitations on the live show. (We just take a short break to call back in.) It's never easy to talk about an artist that has passed away but, to Martin, this was a story that had to be told. One thing that he forgot to mention is that Healey's final jazz album with the Jazz Wizards, Last Call, was released in April. It must be said that retinoblastoma is something that with early detection can be treated. Take plenty of photos of your children (as if you have to be told that.)

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