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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

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02:20 min | 2 d ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

01:30 min | 2 d ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Her life career and her new gospel album. Beautiful scars. clayton was born in new orleans. Her father was a minister who preached in a church where. Mary watched family friend. Mahalia jackson sing. After clayton's family moved to california. She made her recording debut. With bobby darrin and toward with ray charles later in the sixties as one of the most sought after backup singers in popular music she recorded. Gimme shelter with the rolling stones. Then came carole king and tapestry neil young and southern man leonard skinner and sweet home alabama rigo star or ammos and then she co starred in the twenty thirteen academy award winning documentary about backup singers called twenty feet from stardom mary. Clayton has also had a string of solo albums beginning in the nineteen seventies and stretching all the way to her new album beautiful scars. The title song and other material alludes in art to a twenty fourteen car accident that resulted in the amputation of both of mary's lakes will hear gwen tompkins conversation with mary. Clinton in a moment but first here is that title track of mary's latest album beautiful scars. These are beautiful. I on this beautiful all that made it this every every cruz wherever. He's always that beautiful that clayton with beautiful scars from.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

07:38 min | 5 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Along. Binned into tip truck style and sleepy dish so is volcano mambo taxi low in the dark and a camel drivers a slow easy mark down the road near bad aures day and these k. Able has to check under the who children she to change to trust. The man was a he. You've found a cool off He tried to be standard. He tried to be mobile. He tried living in a world. Shit free parts and labor but she broke down and she fuel injected login disconnect she could skadden install. She john she cante. There's aw the that was last chance texaco by the great rickie lee jones. Who joins us here in new orleans gwen tompkins also in new orleans. Were speaking on video conference for world. Cafe and i just. I'm so grateful that you were able to talk with us. Rickie lee jones. And you know. I think that you're you're songs have a very long tail and i. I'm just thrilled to be able to go through some of them with you. Thanks so much. Well i wanna save back to you that you know talking with you about my work is always so invigorating. I hang up and leave thinking so much about feeling better and challenged and you make this job joyful. So thank you for bringing your kindness and your intrinsic nature to the world cafe rickie lee jones speaking with world cafe's new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins rickie lee jones. New memoir called last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour is available now special. Thanks sheldon gothenburg. for engineering. The live recordings you heard ricki perform and to world cafes john meyers who produced the session. Be sure to check out world cafes podcast here more of gwent interview with rickie lee jones including stories about relationship with tom waits. I'm kaleo. we'll be back in a moment with more world cafe this message comes from. Npr sponsor. ford the all electric mustang mach e and twelve foot rocket. Take off the rocket launches into the atmosphere while the all electric pony takes off toward the horizon at full speed visit four dot com for a new perspective on range..

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

04:59 min | 5 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"You're listening to the world cafe today. A session with rickie lee jones hosted by our new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins. Gwen says that of all the great debut albums. In american popular music she thinks ricky lee jones self titled nineteen seventy-nine debut is among the best the songs pop with well pop and jazz and poetry and tragedy and compelling characters and humor. The album was a spectacular beginning to a nearly fifty year career in music and it earned jones her first grammy award for best new artist but jones life in music began long before that debut and she shares the pop jazz poetry tragedy compelling characters and humor of her story in the new memoir. Last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour. In the book we learn the back story of any number of songs including the early gem called easy money. We'll hear gwen tompkins interview with rickie lee jones. After a bit of easy money there was a joe backdoor. A couple deals have is on a couple bills. Waiting hands the flip. that's it. this time was up back. That was easy. Money from the nineteen seventy nine album. Rickie lee jones. this is world cafe. I'm gwen tompkins in new orleans. Rickie lee jones has written a memoir called last chance texaco. Chronicles of an american troubadour and joins world cafe from her home. Also in new orleans. Thanks so much for being with us. I know i'm so glad to see you again grin. I'm very happy to see you. I'll boy i mean we live in the same town and we do run into each other on occasion and i recall you to be a very very strong scrabble player. No one can compete with you. Know book i need to get a book study. That scrabble book. We have a date coming up but but rematch deal deal now now. Let's talk a little bit about the book because in your book. Your book your memoir. Describe a remarkable insight. When you're in your twenties in california broke anticipating maybe your last unemployment check and thinking about giving up song. I'm writing and and A friend introduce you to the music. Publisher called bud dain now. He was in the motown building on sunset boulevard bird. Can you read that passage for us. This is really an interesting passage from that you can write. You could write a song about this too. I sat down in a chair in front of his desk and played everything. I had easy money weasel in the white boys. Cool and young blood when i finished as i was leaving but finally offered. I liked that easy money right more like that. I shouldn't sure again. His deal was that i would right show many songs per month for eight hundred dollars a month at my life in nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven. That was like winning the lottery. The day came to sign the contract inter the fraternity of music professionals. A week later ivan escorted me back up to budding office. We got on the elevator. That would raise me up to where. I was gonna have enough money to pay rent and buy clothes. I could even join us. Fall ivan. And i were sitting in buds office. I was reading my new contract pin in my hand. I was looking at the signature page but ras looking at me. I was hesitating looking looking looking until i set the contract down something in me. That warning voice said don't shine. I'm sorry can. I just think about this for a minute. Step by step out from his desk while ivan tonight collided head. Coaching empire Late evan what's going on. Twenty two rickie lee john's. I'm.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

02:33 min | 7 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"He can explain it better tonight. I can obvious obviously but what it really does. I think his theory is basically like we kind of evolved from these people who were not always in these comfortable situations and so all of this stuff is kind of inside of us basically And we can control our nervous system. It's just it's kind of gotten it's gotten week so it it. It reacts now over the slightest little thing so if we can basically do some training to breathe into uncomfortable situations. It's like exposure. Therapy for your autonomic nervous system i so that's kind of what i've learned To be an it it'll just be this rush of endorsements. How long have you been doing this. I've been doing this. How i wanna say january of twenty really. Yeah really. yeah. And i've i really really really kinda started getting into it once once the pandemic hit because it was kind of You know it was a stressful time. We got yanked off the road. I don't know you know when the next you know paycheck's gonna come don't know when the next you know you don't know when we're going back you know we're the first to go out last comeback so it was. It was a stressful time. You know and so. I had to really kinda just like do all that. I could just check in with myself in kind of put this kind of like know really nude renewed sense of self care routine kind of into my life and that was that was just one of those One of those pieces. Well i'm gonna take your advice. I'm gonna keep at it and if if and And if it all works out for me and i live through the experience. I'm going to credit you with liz. Don't credit off. okay women off. Well thank you so much for being with us David shaw is releasing his first solo album anytime now. Mr shaw joined us here from new orleans I'm gwen tompkins. Thank you so much for spending time with us. It's been a real pleasure. Thanks for having me. This was This is honestly. This is delightful. One of the funnest interviews. I've ever done and i've done a lot. Well thank you. I've had a ball. Thank you so much. I'm going tompkins in new orleans and this is world cafe..

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

01:56 min | 7 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Shaw with promised land from his upcoming solo record. This is world cafe gwen tompkins. We're talking with david shaw. Both of us are talking remotely here in new orleans. Have you noticed that. There's kind of a bill withers vibe in your voice when you're singing this is one of my god. I can't believe you just said. I love that as like the biggest compliment that i could ever get thank you. He's he is one of my top two. You know like he's right there like favorite singers songwriters. It's just his. His songwriting is so relatable to everyone. Yes and everyday things like lovely day. Use me you know. I mean all these better off dead. You know who hasn't felt. I mean who hasn't felt like that you know. There's just so many things that i don't know just so plain spoken and in the pulling spoken nece so eloquent bill bellwether evacuate so people we all know his really well known songs and yet there are others to like Didn't that one song he wrote About vietnam called. i can't write left hand right left handed yet. Oh my gosh. Does that tell you everything you need to know about what. It's like to be maimed in war. You know i mean that's that's a special sewn and just to pool that like it so that lyric right there says so much more than just what it says. And that's the beauty. I feel like of bill withers. He takes these phrases and the way that he frames them in the song. It always makes you go. It's always this mo. I'm getting chills just talking about it. Let's listen to that song. I can't write left handed. This is from bellwethers nine.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

13:27 min | 7 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Shaken by david. Shaw who joins us from new orleans. I'm going tompkins in new orleans as well and this is world cafe. David shaw welcome to the program. And congratulations on your soon to be released album. Thank you this. This song shaken that has already been released It really gets moving in in a way that so connecticut so exciting. I feel as if i need to be wearing tassels dance to take know like kind of like an old school vibe you know and maybe you feel you. I'm right there with yes. I'm supposed to go. We should i think we should wear. We should've worn down the road. So let's let's it's true. It's so true but what's also interesting and and this also is it kind of runs as a theme through your work that i've seen in listen to so far. Which is that you marry. These extraordinarily Kinetic beats wonderful sort of feet. Tickling beats along with lyrics. That don't shy away. From the sadness of a song you know and i never know how much biographical information to glean from video but shakan has a video and you're in it and there's a younger version of you in it as well and despite the joy in the music. That kid is having a hard time. Because i know you're from ohio and hamilton ohio rain. Hamilton ohio is that right and also. What does this i mean. Is that a story about your life that you recognize that that was a there was a time in my life when i had to go through some of that and i think you know. That's that's the thing that a lot of kids go through. Especially now you know they got. They have even more stuff to deal with. I feel like with the with the invention of social media. And i really you know i just The song started from a place of like self care. I needed to kind of do something for myself. And i realized that i just wanted to show this part of me this other of this very vulnerable side of myself to say. Hey you know like even though you know you could be feeling really bad about something and people are doing this and that to you may find of s making fun of that those differences those things that you could be feeling like god why. Why aren't they more like that person. Hawaii anymore like that person that can really be your strength and those are the things that you need to of. Think about and go all right. I'm different and i'm going to turn that into something and all these feelings are new. You don't you don't know you don't even think about it. You know it's like i had anxiety as a kid. I didn't even know what that feeling was. I had no idea. I just knew that. I didn't feel good and i didn't know you know what i'm saying like i literally. I didn't even know. I didn't know how to place that until i was twenty twenty one. Somebody said that things diety man. I'm like what wild wild and so was your mom. Was your mom and nurse issue nurse. She was a nurse she was. She's a nurse. I a photograph of her and she was wearing like the most pristine white. Tailored looking nurse's uniform. And i thought about that is like the quintessential nurse and everybody's mind. That was her. I think that was her graduation. And so yeah on the on this album you you do have a song that that explicitly mentioned your mom. I think it's called something to this feeling but But when i listened to a song called i'll be your man. Okay i think to myself now. That man loves his mother right song. It's a song between lovers. But the protagonist in the song is saying that. He's he wants to be everything that a mother would want her son to be. Because there's a particular relationship between mothers and sons and a son has seen his mother struggle in life. Then he knows what she's missing and maybe Wants to be that kind of person to to someone. He falls in love with me to a woman he falls in love with could. yeah absolutely. And that's that's growing into be you know for my mother and my lady. Sam so yeah. I'm i'm just doing all the work that i can possibly do. I have setbacks dislike everybody else but you know. It's a work in progress. Let's just say aren't we all. Aren't we all well. This is world cafe featuring singer songwriter. David shaw in new orleans. He's lately of the revivals but now working on a solo album that soon to be released. I'm gwen tompkins. Also in new orleans and we're going to hear an exclusive live recording made especially for world cafe. It's the song we've been talking about. It's called out. Be your man by david saw. Let's listen to two as a threes game wanted. Hey are saying indisposed. Sweden last so much doing spin hall long term old bridge words. Silence wouldn't david shaw with. I'll be your man. Alive exclusive recording for world cafe. The song will be on his upcoming album. Which should ask. Is there a name to this album. That we know of You know i'm going back and forth on that. That's one of the things that i'm learning from. The situation is dave. You gotta make decisions okay. Well we'll just call it the baby. Okay that's right. that's what we got a baby. We had a baby right now with the babies covenant. But we don't know well. This is world cafe featuring singer songwriter. David shaw in new orleans. But what brought you from hamilton. Ohio to new orleans to live all those years ago So i just Graduated college. And i was thinking about. You know i was like. I'd really just kind of like made the decision that i really wanted to pursue music and just really see if i could do it just i was just gonna. I'm just on like all right. I'm gonna do this if fail so be it. I'll be having fun. You know i was thinking about new york or la or nashville and my room. My girlfriend at the time had a roommate from college. Who had just randomly hit her up like said. Hey you guys thinking about moving somewhere might as well might become down to new orleans and we checked it out. And when i moved when i kinda came down i was like. Oh my god okay. This is the place where i wanna be. This is a music culture city. This is not a music business city you know. This is a city just full of art at every turn so yes. I moved down to new orleans and i was. I was actually helping with the rebuild. After katrina was working with the gas company that got like the contract to put in all of the pipe. Why route the city like the basically to completely replace every bit of pipe in the city. So i did that for two years. I wanna say two three years and that's why this really really really amazing boss. That would let me leave. Go on tour. He would let me work from the road. I mean he really really really disbelieved in me and that was one of the you know there's people throughout our lives that you know take a special interest for whatever reason and he was one of those people and i'm just so grateful for him because i don't think i would have been able to kind of make it through that incubation period And you know get on the other side of that so now now you want to say thanks scott. I'm blair that's a wonderful. And so you know it's it's it always happens this way in in in music where band will work forever And then you know be called An overnight success you know so you know. The revival is sort of came on the band to come on everyone's radar and around two thousand fifteen yup and and all. But how long did it take you all to become an overnight. Success the latter part of ten years. Full ten-year chuck a full decade. Nobody knew about us. I mean we had i want. I don't want to say nobody we had really You know we had hit the ground running. And we played every nook and cranny from key west to Spokane washington you know and every place in between this is world cafe. I'm going tompkins in new orleans. Talking with david shaw. Who's to neighborhoods away from me in new orleans or making remotely. He is the co founder and lead singer of the band the revivalists and he's going to be launching his first solo album soon. The most the most overtly political song. That you have david. Shaw on your Your new solo record is a song. That's called promised land yup and it was released before the presidential election here in the united states. Does it relate..

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

04:50 min | 7 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"This message comes from. Npr sponsor nerdwallet. They bring together the smartest credit cards mortgage lenders and more so you can compare and shop all in one place for all your money. Questions turned to the nurse at nerdwallet dot com. You're listening to the world cafe. I am kallio before. David shaw made a friend in new orleans and co founded. A band called the revivalists and before he recorded platinum selling songs with said ban toured the world over and opened for the rolling stones and before he was asked to donate his pants to the rock and roll hall of fame. He used to sit alone on a sports playing acoustic guitar and singing songs for fun. So it's no surprise. The cia is set to release his debut solo album this spring. It's full of songs that tell stories with a full heart and a danceable beat and today. We'll get a sneak preview of some of those new solo tunes as david shaw performs and talks to world cafe's new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins. So let's get into it. A live recording of shaken david shaw here on the world cafe. The wow same. Your daily way say side..

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

02:12 min | 9 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"That was just as twenty twenty by dumpster funk recorded live at two patine is in new orleans for world cafe. I'm gwen tompkins. In new orleans speaking remotely with ivan neville who is also in new orleans so ivan neville you have a son who is under the age of ten you know and And so you know that child is growing up in a world that you did not grow up in your child has is growing up in a in a in a in a more time that you know. That child is growing up in a world in which there has been an african american president of the united states. But then you have the torch. Lloyd's of the world. These situations right difficult and so do you. Do you anticipate having to sit that child down and explain you know the challenges of being african american in the twenty first century. And if so what what are you going to say. What is the world. And so what i say at home right now but i've big about it. I'm thinking divided. And he's very he's very smart smart little kid you know and very observant and very Knows what's going on around him and he sees me sees me is mom dog in a dvd. We try not to say too much about some stuff. We'd six joy being sexual you know what. I'm sure we're going to have a lot of talks. And i have some soul-searching due to say the right thing so this year i have never as a founding member of the new orleans based funk manned dumpster funk their latest album coming out this spring is called. Where do we go from here. I spoke with us from new orleans. I'm goin' tompkins in new orleans and this is world cafe. Thanks so much for joining us. You've been great. You just read thank you. Thank you very much a pleasure. You just heard. Our new orleans correspondent gwen tompkins talking to ivan neville and live performances from his band. Dumpster funk. I'm rain address. Thanks for listening to world cafe from npr..

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:14 min | 9 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Goody that was united nations stumped by dumpster funk. I'm gwen tompkins in new orleans and this is world cafe. Ivan neville is a founding member of the band and he plays keyboards and sings. And he's joining us remotely also from new orleans. Welcome thanks for inviting me to be part of this lovely gathering. We got going on here well. United nations stomp is a great opening song for a concert. It's even a better opening song for this conversation but you know we should mention that dumpster funk performed a slew of songs a live and recorded them for world cafe. And you recorded these songs at tina's in new orleans which is one of the nation's and maybe even the world's great performing spaces yes beloved lawn sacred spot that's right to lipponen. Yeah exactly and so now. This is the thing though you know over the years you andrew dad aaron neville you must plant their ten thousand times over the years and so but. What's it like to play tip. Patina is now in an empty venue audience. It's cool just to walk in that place. You know especially now so good going hanging out in their few times. I've been in there recently but without people in there and so big difference and then when you stop new pins rough you. You gotta just keep going. You know different. That's a different format that we've been having to get used to in this day and age right now this this new normal that live through right now this absolutely this new normal and dumpster funk has been very helpful particularly to tip tina's owned by another band in new orleans galactic floors and their lack here. Yeah and they and you perform with them you perform with them and you all are you all have participated in fundraising efforts to keep that club live. It was their dream to buy that. Club tip tina's and and it'd be a shame to see it go down it really would. And this pandemic definitely don't want to see that avid tompkins in new orleans and ivan neville of the band dumpster funk is also a new orleans where speaking remotely for world cafe. It's such a wonderful band dumps to funk because You have these. You've got three singers as you say. You've got of those three singer sarah to bass players. You've even had three bass players on a recording once when you had flee record with you all from the red hot chili peppers and you've got you've got horn section. You've got a drummer who never seems to get tired. Kevin devon devon young. You can you can go. And then you've got you've got this sort of ever youthful guitarist. Cousin ian neville. You know who looks. I have to say like malcolm gladwin. Glad well he's like this public intellectual..

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:31 min | 11 months ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

08:42 min | 1 year ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"This is world cafe. I'm Rena deras a little over a hundred years ago. New Orleans had a red light district known as story Ville. And if you were a man looking to visit but you didn't know where to start you might pick up a blue book. Not the kind used in school. The Blue Book of Story Ville was a catalog. It described the city's many brothels and prostitutes and it helped to inspire the latest album from our guest. Don Happy happy grew up in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies playing string instruments in funk bands but somewhere along the way that he reached for a Banjo. He explored traditional jazz and became a noted interpreter of the New Orleans Music Canon as well as a composer of classical works. Don KNAPP spoke with world. Cafe'S NEW ORLEANS correspondent gwen Tompkins back in February before New Orleans. Went into lockdown will hear that interview after this live recording the song I would if I could from dawn. Bobby's latest album. The Blue Book of Story Ville you know if I could. You know. Treat you also now. That was the status quo old. Baby you get good loving like you should. I wou if I if I could Juno. We'll hold you really tie if I could. You know a live my dreams baby. Thrill me so you know romance all day. That's what I say. I live nine good. You know hold really tie. If I could Geno I will live my dreams baby a thrill me so yeah you know Romance Day. That's what I say. Time Com high. If I could hold you really tie if I could do live my dream tonight. Dream Baby Real missile on. Yeah you know Romance Day. That's what I say if I who I could that's done happy with if I could I would. That's a wonderful song. It's on your latest album. The Blue Book of Story Ville now people who are from New Orleans. No that a blue book is not for taking notes or writing an exam right. This is adult education. Some able. Do you know the Blue Book pertained to the Old Red Light district in in New Orleans called Story Ville. That's what is commonly called. Which was the Jason to the French quarter that offered legal prostitution as well as other sort of elements of the sporting life? Gambling dancing that sort of thing and you know the these books are not. They're not common anymore. I mean they're very very rare difficult to find but I did find one that I want you to look at. This is not an original it so it's a copy of an original that is owned by one of the partners who owns Octavia books. I'm here in New Orleans local bookstore. This was a book that was given to her. Mother's third husband when he was fourteen years. Old Let me give it to you while what a gift very Christmas honey. Talk about a right of passage so old so the book is actually blue. It's navy blue and it has all it's very small though. It's kind of almost the size of like a pamphlet even though it's a bound book and at the time back then it was sold for. I don't know twenty five cents or fifty cents or something like that but it was a book for presumably for white men who were either coming to town or who were living in town to sort of be able to navigate this you know nine hundred Thousand Square Block area of Story Ville and all of the brothels within and and many of the women who worked at the brothels I mean within that area there were thousands of women. Who will working ED FOR PIANO? Tuner in there isn't advertised. Walton King of Piano Tuners. Fourteen O five canal street but then they're also sort of ads for the actual establishments that are run by women here. Let's see here's one Miss W. O. Barrera at three forty one north Basin Street. It says this is one of the few places where a person can visit and leave with the sole satisfaction of having been in the midst of an array of beautiful women who know how to cleverly entertain the most festivus gentlemen. It has been her mark in life to make friends and keep them while. It's such code. Language isn't there. Yeah fastidious gentlemen which I guess would suggest we have clean. Women are women are without disease right. Yes so when you were when you were contemplating story. Ville and and the music that you wanted to write. What drew you to. What drew you to this part of town. And actual you know low volume you know. When New Orleans turned three hundred years old I I had it in my mind to write some songs connected to different things in the history or connected to the culture or are connected to experience of seeing experiences. I've had grown up in New Orleans and so did some reading and that's when I actually found out about the Blue Book and I thought it was cheese looked at a Nike a catalog for women. That's my first thought was like his mail order. You know and I mean in a way. It's kind of dark so yes. It's very dark in kind of sad in a way. But you know I didn't want to write a sad song so I just kind of made fun of it but not really but I I did it in a way that I hope would make you think but then enjoy song too. It's true it's true and so I think that's leading US actually to the song. This is the title song from the album. The Blue Book of Story Ville Would you grace us with its presence? Yeah Yeah let's see happen.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"Right back. Call box array at someone and how Mama their rags of many every piece was small and I didn't have a cold and it was a way down and fall mamas together so an angry peas with that was Dolly Parton. Coda of many colors. I've talking to Gwen Tompkins. She is our new New Orleans correspondent here on World Cafe You are back in New Orleans now known for being a pretty lively city but as recording it They were recording. Is Friday April third? A lot of people are staying home right now I'm talking to you from my apartment in Toronto right now. What's it like in New Orleans today? Well it is fairly quiet. I'll tell you that it's very quiet here People are you know. People are becoming accustomed to a whole new way of living in New Orleans right now. A lot of people on tend to be drawn to this part of the world because people in New Orleans are friendly. People will talk to you on the street. People will address you as a total stranger and really say how are you and they kind of wait until you answer before they before they move on you know so this this is a place that has a very personal touch and I remember talking for instance to Rickie Lee Jones who had lived in California for some years and then returned to New Orleans To live because for that very reason she said you know I never had a human. You know easy human interaction on the streets of Los Angeles but in New Orleans people kind of you kind of make you feel at home. And that's very true of this place so we are learning to be friendly without touching each other and within a six foot you'll meet like outside of a six foot margin. You know that being said. I think that it's very scary here right now because so many musicians are here and they make their living with their weekly gigs every On a regular basis they make their living in live performance. They're not as married to You mean to putting out albums for instance but they But they are married to that kind of give and take between themselves and their audiences. You know every pitcher need to catch her and and that's what the audience is the Catcher. And of course This week we got the terrible news. That Ellis Marsalis has died Ellis Marsalis was a really He was the grand statesman of modern jazz music in New Orleans and the man was He died at the age of eighty five in in those years that he split chiefly in New Orleans. You know he you know he had touched the lives of so many musicians and made so many musicians even those who don't play more jazz as a as a concentration you know. He made them better musicians by his work ethic by his professionalism and also by some pretty brutal but but Helpful advice that he gave to musicians. I wonder if you could give us a Vivian. Ellis Marsalis track. We could we could throw out all boy there are there are a lot You Know He. He never thought of himself as particularly gifted as a composer but he has written some beautiful songs and one of them. That I absolutely love is called after That was Ellis Marsalis. I'm talking to Gwen Tompkins. The New World Cafe New Orleans correspondent So before the pandemic for all of this happened Gwen.

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World Cafe

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on World Cafe

"I I really am happy about this. I love New Orleans. I Love World Cafe. This is a perfect match and I'd love to give the World Cafe listeners. Little idea of what you do where you are you host a music show called music inside out at ww. In New Orleans Could you tell us a bit about that? Show while music inside out is a is a program that my My colleague and friend Lifelong Friend Lynette. Johnson and I started back about eight years ago or so back in two thousand twelve. And of course it's our belief that so much of American music has been Influenced by the music and cultural Landscape of Louisiana and And so we want to tell people about it and we want people to be able to hear a song no matter what song it is on the radio and be able to experience it and at the same time. Know where it's coming from know why that lick is there. No why that syncopation is there so when you hear a song like rock steady which is one of my favorite aretha Franklin songs in the world and you're like Oh my God. That beat is so amazing and single patient is amazing and it means something to you in a way that you don't understand why but you love it more than any other song that makes you dance and then you realize that's Dr John Playing Percussion on that song you know and and it's by no mistake because there are so many artists who from here who as side men or who has producers have brought in certain musical sensibilities and licks and things like that into songs that are not even you know superficially related to this area but that makes these songs so much more interesting. I want to Throw a little clip of rock steady on just so we can hear what you're talking about there. Offi ARETHA Franklin rock steady. I've talked to Gwen Tompkins..

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

08:14 min | 2 years ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Scott Simon. What happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau mom until Shawn Levy's, new book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood, most hideaway the scene of innumerable assignations binges debauchery and Volve in some of the film industry's most famous names, Jean Harlow, Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, PJ Liederman, who writes our theme music. And I'm just getting started Shawn Levy, an accomplished by film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau books fit in to and stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on a rise, and it's situated a curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Hawaii from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray the film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof in moody, almost prohibitively cerebral. But he was a party animal, isn't it? He lived a Chatto month for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood and sell many, oh, both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab hunter Anthony Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter and they began a two year relationship, they double dated they had starlets on their arms, but they were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy and one role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel and raise some sharp questions for me. He checked into the hotel gathered last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine at he had started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck. He was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly people like Robert deniro, Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was administered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime fatal dose of heroin and cocaine. And this raises questions to me about the what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont. Because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is the report when leaving guests to their own business becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence and the LA district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served in a bar and goes out and Rex their car, we're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Baluchis death? That fixed the shadows reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Joe Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business Goond relatively few rooms at the Chateau marmot. What's it like to stay there? If say you're a proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Illinois and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think could be J, Liederman wrote, our theme music has ever been a guest there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the Neons. Shawn Levy, his book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you before television before the ater net. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any other nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War. Soups. The Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere. They've got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish conquistadors, and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel.

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KCRW

08:08 min | 2 years ago

"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KCRW

"Until Shawn Levy's, new book, the cash Alon sunset life death? Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood storied hideaway the scene of innumerable. Assignations binges debauchery is involve in some of the film industry's most famous names. Jean Harlow Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, BJ Liederman, who writes our theme music. And I'm just getting started showing Levy, an accomplished by and film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau both fit in to stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on a rise, and it's situated curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Away from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof in moody, almost prohibitively cerebral, but he was a party animal wasn't it? He lived at Chatto more month for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood end sell many, oh, both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab under Anthony. Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and it was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter, and they began a two year relationship, they double dated. They had starlets on their arms. They were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy. And when a role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel, and it raised some sharp questions for me. He checked into the hotel gathered last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine and he started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck he was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly. People like Robert deniro Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was at ministered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime fatal dose of heroin, and cocaine and this raises questions to me about the, you know what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont, because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is report with leaving guests to their own business. Becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence. And the L A district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served at a bar and goes out and Rex their car, we're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Baluchis death? That fixed the chateau's reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Jean Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business boomed relatively few rooms at the Chateau Mont. What's it like to stay there? If say you're a proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Eleanor and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting a luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think that BJ Liederman wrote our theme music has ever been against there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the VO Hemans. Sean, let me his book that castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Before television before the internet. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any other nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War. Soaps, the Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere, bathed got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish Kista door, and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel.

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"gwen tompkins" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

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"Com and the listeners of QA, we do expect rain today, fifty three degrees right now in San Francisco, this weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon. What happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau more mom until Shawn Levy's, new book, the castle on sunset life death? Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau Mont rolls out the history of Hollywood's. Storied hideaway the scene of innumerable assignations binges debauchery involve in some of the film, industry's most famous names, Jean Harlow, Howard, Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, Johnny Depp, Lindsay, Lohan, PJ Liederman, who writes our theme music, and I'm just getting started showing Livy an accomplished, biographer and film critic, joins us Now, Sean, thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. How does the Chateau books fit in to stand above the Hollywood landscape? Well physically it actually stands above the sunset strip. It's right on the eastern edge of the strip on on a rise, and it's situated a curve. So if you come toward it from the east from Hollywood into West Hollywood, it kind of disappears. The road takes. Hawaii from it before you quite register it spiritually, it's been sort of a hideaway was built as an apartment house. So for decades it didn't have the amenities and public spaces of a hotel and each unit was very self enclosed with a kitchen in your own private entrance in some cases. So it's been sort of an open secret. It's right there in plain sight. But yet, it's very private locale, let me ask you about one of the names from the early days to nNcholas Ray the film director. I have always thought of him as kind of aloof and moody almost prohibitively cerebral. But he was a party animal wasn't he, he lived a Chatto Mont for six years, and during that time he made a lot of films. And he also entertained a lot of guests. He threw a regular Sunday afternoon Suare that began at the swimming pool and ended in his bungalow with you Bongos and refer it being the mid fifties. And during that time he. He wrote cast rehearsed and directed rebel without a cause and much of his cast came around to his hotel. He was sexually involved with his stars Natalie wood and sell many both of whom were underage, and what's amazing to me in this day and age is that people knew what was going on in nineteen fifty four and nobody's sorta blinked at it. Tab hunter Anthony. Perkins met by the pool in the days when it would have been dangerous for both of their careers to meet almost anywhere. Yeah. The swimming pool was built in nineteen forty eight and it was the only public place at the hotel again. It didn't have a restaurant or bar, and it became sort of a party spot for gay Hollywood. The hotel had this reputation for discretion. So when Tony Perkins was staying there. He was introduced to tab hunter, and they began a two year relationship, they double dated. They had starlets on their arms. They were sitting next to each other at all these events. And this kind of a bittersweet romance, I think tab was really in love and Tony was kind of a career guy. And when role came up that they both wanted, Tony took it and ran. The sad story of John Belushi, I think, is essential to the legend of this hotel and raise some questions for me. He checked into the hotel again, last February nineteen eighty two. He wanted to work on the film, but was kind of coming apart, wasn't he? He was using cocaine and he started using heroin because he was in his words researching the role as a punk rocker and wanted to do the method thing, I don't know if he was enabled by people, but the people who were best able to control, or, or at least protect him more back east and they were trying to get him back east, but he was working on at least two film projects, and he was sort of running amuck he was not shaving or bathing. He wasn't eating properly. People like Robert deniro Robin Williams. Harry dean, Stanton were in and out of his bungalow using drugs with him. And he was administered by a woman who pled guilty to the crime, fatal dose of heroin, and cocaine and this raises questions to me about the what happens at the Chateau Marmon stays at the Chateau Mont, because famous names were coming and going. Everyone knew that John Belushi was doing hard drugs and his bungalow, by the way, those are legal as well as self destructive is the report when leaving guests to their own business becomes negligent. The hotel was not charged with negligence and the LA district attorney was certainly out for scalps at the time, we don't even know what happens when someone is over served at a bar and goes out and corrects their car. We're still not holding bartenders responsible. I think it's similar case and in the hospitality business. If you're seeing to be monitoring the activities of your guests, you might wind up bankrupt because people won't stay there. Ironically. Or, or incongruously is it Belushi death? That fixed the shadows reputation in the firmament of Hollywood misbehavior. Absolutely. When Belushi died suddenly people who had driven passed it every day for their whole lives and not quite known what it was new exactly what it was. And some people requested to stay in Baluchis bungalow the artist Joe Michel Basquiat who himself died of an overdose. Rick James who was always seemingly in trouble with drugs and alcohol. So for the to the chagrin of ownership and yet to their financial security because the hotel was kind of wobbly in its finances at that time it wound up cemented, the place in the public consciousness and business boomed relatively few rooms at the Chateau marmot. What's it like to stay there? If say you're proctology from Springfield, Illinois. There are sixty three rooms and they start at about six hundred bucks a night so successful. Springfield, Illinois, and the six hundred dollar room is barely big enough for the bed and the legs. Thank you need to walk around it. They've done a wonderful job of suggesting luxurious passed from the nineteen forties or fifties. That actually never existed, back in those days, it was a cheap hotel today. It's a luxury hotel screenwriters used to stay there for months at a time. No screenwriter could afford to do that today. I need is quite opulent, very beautiful, and any reason to think it'd be Liederman wrote our theme music has ever been a guest there. I can't see why not it's for the creatives as well as the though, Hemans. Shawn Levy, his book, the castle on sunset life death. Love art and scandal at Hollywood Chateau mama. Thanks so much for being with us. Thank you. Before television before the ater net. There were radio soap operas from the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties, Cuba, exported, more radio serials than any of the nation in the Spanish, speaking world. Even Fidel Castro was a fan after his revolution Cuban immigration, Miami began to make their own original Spanish-language radio soap operas better known as radio novellas now to lane. University is digitizing large collection of those programs. Gwen Tompkins has more on these Cold War soups. The Latin American library at two lane has some of the earliest written materials ever circulated in the western hemisphere. They've got a letter dated fifteen twenty one and signed by the Spanish Kista door and our non Cortes. But some of the oldest stories in the world are here on reel to reel.

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