Ben Blackwell is a chief at Third Man Records, Cass Records, Official Archivist of The White Stripes, drummer of the awesome band 'The Dirtbombs' and still finds time to be obsessive about his record collection. Today he shares the details on his approach to vinyl and some behind the scenes info from the most interesting record company in the world, including how the Jack White 'Lazaretto' Ultra LP came to be. Plus we recap 2016 and I have a special interview with someone who is a big fan of mine, and me of them.
This week we're honored to have Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite, a man who has played with many of the great blues musicians in history. Charlie shares his history, his stories growing up in Memphis alongside Elvis & Johnny Cash, to moving to Chicago and playing in all the joints on the southside with countless blues musicians.
Recently discovered tapes showcase news reports from the first hour of John Lennon's death, December 8, 1980.
Dave Morell has a fascinating tale about meeting John Lennon, trading records with him and taking custody of Lennon's very own Beatles 'Butcher-Cover'. Clearly the best record collecting story ever. PLUS we have a special episode coming up featuring new recordings from the night of Lennon's death, listen for more details.