Sunday, September 26, 2010
On this episode, we are pleased to present an interview with Mr. Walter Breuning in celebration of Mr. Walter Breuning's 114th Birthday. He was born September 21, 1896 and according to the Gerontology Research Group, he is the oldest living human being in the entire world. Walter Breuning was born in Melrose, Minnestota. In 1918, he moved to Great Falls, Montana where he worked for the Great Northern Railway. He was married to Agnes, a woman who was a railroad telegraph operator from Butte. She passed away in 1957. They had no children and Mr. Breuning never remarried.
Walter Breuning has lived through part of the 19th Century, all of the 20th Century and lives into the 21st Century. He says he can remember his grandfather talking about his experiences in the American Civil War and recalls the day President William McKinley was shot in 1901 as the day he got his first haircut.
Mr. Breuning dresses in a suit and tie daily and exercises every day. We are pleased and honored to welcome him for a special interview. Along with a conversation, we will be playing music from every single decade of Mr. Breuning's long life. That's over 100 years of music. Join us as we watch the evolution of music and talk with a man who's message can be appreciated by all.
Elvis Presley is known to all as the King of Rock 'n Roll. From his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi; Elvis Presley was one of the most popular singers and icons of the 20th Century. His influence continue to grow and Elvis Presley music is still loved by all ages around the world.
In Atlanta, Georgia there was a girl with a Rock 'n Roll Dream...Meet Shawn Williams, a girl who loves Elvis and knows that although the King is Gone, he still lives on...in the heart of the people. She decides to start an all female tribute band to perpetuate the King's music and in 2010, the Pelvis Breastlies are born.
Recorded at Real 2 Reel Studios in Atlanta, Georgia we invite you to meet Shawn, Erin, Davi, Katy and Elizabeth and enjoy live musical performances from their band: The Pelvis Breastlies. Listen in for a full hour of music and interviews. Viva Las Pelvis Breastlies on The Paul Leslie Hour!
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"The Paul Leslie Hour" proudly presents an exclusive interview with the legendary John B. Sebastian of Lovin' Spoonful fame. His songs are loved all over the world - ("Do You Believe In Magic?" "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" "Daydream.")
You'll hear the songs that changed a generation and an exclusive interview recorded backstage at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
Troy Allan is a singer/songwriter and musician from Vidor, Texas. He plays rhythm and some lead and does solo shows singing everything from originals to country to island music and classic rock. Troy was influenced as a kid by Willie and Waylon, and George Strait all the way to Van Halen...with a side of James Taylor.
Troy has released his first CD entitled ONE MAN ONE GUITAR, as well as his first full studio "Just South of Corpus" cd. That CD was the 2008 Texas Music Awards Top 5 Finalist for Male Vocalist, and Song of the Year for the title track. Troy has been the Bass player for a Tropical Rock band called Hannas Reef for 3 years. Troy learned he had a very rare stomach cancer--Linitis Plastica. It is the fastest growing cancer known to man and also the most deadly. Troy stumbled across this disease early and made a full recovery. Due to the silent growth and virtually no symptoms from this cancer, Troy has taken it upon himself to alert the masses. He has learned since his Stomach removal surgery in January 2010 that he is now the longest living person with Linitis Plastica. After learning this, Troy launched the "TROY ALLAN CANCER FREE 100 HOUSE CONCERT TOUR."
One of those house concert tour dates was in Georgia. He stayed at the home of Monte Tolar and we had the opportunity to catch up with Troy Allan and even have him perform a mini-concert for the benefit of all those who would like to listen in.
Rick Coleman, author of Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n Roll returns to continue the discussion on the one and only Fats Domino!
This episode is a tribute to a man who was once a guest on this program. He was one of the first inductees into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Along with Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry he is one of the founding fathers of Rock 'n Roll. He is the legendary Fats Domino.
Who is Rick Coleman? Rick Coleman is the foremost authority on Fats Domino and the author of the critically acclaimed book "BLUE MONDAY: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n Roll." He also contributed articles for Rolling Stone, Billboard and Offbeat magaziine. His book BLUE MONDAY is the first ever biography of Fats Domino. Fats Domino is a somewhat reclusive rock 'n roll star--interviews are rare, but Rick Coleman's friendship with Fats allowed him the opportunity to interview Fats Domino on several occasions. The interview we present here and the music from Fats Domino may inspire you to Walk to New Orleans, find your Thrill on Blueberry Hill, or to be a Wheel Someday, Walk Someone Home or maybe just Let the Big Beat Keep You Rockin' In Your Seat...
Who is Clarence Henry? He's most known to the world as "Frogman" Henry who came into the world of music with his trademark croak in his debut song "Ain't Got No Home." Other hits including "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do," both from 1961. The latter appeared in the 1994 major motion picture "Forrest Gump," sparking a revival to Frogman's career which has endured to this day.
In 1964, Clarence "Frogman" Henry opened 18 concerts for the Beatles in the United States and Canada, but his approximate two decades of performances on world-famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana have been seen by multitudes of tourists and locals alike. His recordings and performances have won him fans of all ages and backgrounds. Many famous musicians have cited Frogman as an influence including Paul McCartney, Paul Shaffer, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Bono of U2 and Mark Sandman of Morphine among many others.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry has been recognized by the Rockabilly Music Hall of Fame and in April 2007, "Frogman" was inducted into the prestigious Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. We invite you to listen to Frogman's story--in his own words, recorded in his home in New Orleans. We also invite you to listen to some of the best music we've ever heard!
Who is Harry Connick, Sr.? It depends on who you ask! In the state of Louisiana, Connick was the district attorney of the Parish of Orleans from 1973 to 2003.
Harry Connick, Sr. is also a singer of many of those great classic songs the world seldom has the good fortune to hear these days. Like Harry Connick, Jr. his illustrious and talented son, Senior is also a crooner. Along with an exclusive interview recorded in his home, we will be featuring a variety of great songs including selections from Connick's two albums "New Orleans...My Home Town" and "All of Me." Tune in and hear some of the greatest songs ever written, sung by a man who can sing 'em!