”Takin A Walk-Music History on Foot”
One man’s mission to celebrate the music scene of Greenwich Village

One man’s mission to celebrate the music scene of Greenwich Village

December 5, 2022

Richard Barone is the author of the terrific book "Music and Revolution-Greenwich Village in the 60's" and he joins Buzz Knight for this episode.

Richard is a musician and professor and he is passionate about the village music scene.

Show Notes here to learn more.

One Man's Mission to Share his Love of the Greenwich Village Music Scene with Richard Barone

When we think of the term “musical range,” I think you have to actually think of Greenwich village in the sense that in the 60s, the village was such a hotbed of styles and personalities. The village is accorded the backbone of singers, song writing, and folk singing, because of this incredible range of poets and a live feeling of what was going on. You still feel it today, but it is different from the 60s. So, it’s rather fitting that our guest today, on taking a walk, is not a stranger to the musical range.

 

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ, as frontman of The Bongos and then helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut “cool blue halo,” Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. Richard has spent decades navigating the musical neurons of the village with his great new book, Music and Revolution. This book is about Greenwich Village in the 60s. By the end, Richard will transport you in time. You will feel as if you are going through a meditation, you are part of. Get the experience of this amazing village with Richard Barone.

 

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Key Highlights from the Episode

[00:01] Meet Richard Barone from Greenwich Village

[01:45] Richard’s inspiration for authoring his book, Music+Revolution

[03:21] Save the village movement

[04:47] How a Sunday afternoon in a restaurant felt like in the 1960s at the village

[06:43] Big poets at Greenwich Village in the 50s

[11:00] A lunch Richard had with Barry Kornfeld

[12:30] Several musical figures that you should know, as Barone mentions in his book

[12:50] Richard Farina

[19:51] Janis Ian

[23:31] José Monserrate Feliciano

[25:10] Fred Neil

[28:09] Philip David Ochs

[32:44] Comparing the music of the 1960s to that of 2020

[35:34] Ending the show and call to action

Notable Quotes

  • Compared to the 1960s, many songs do not address anything. Older songs were guided by a message or theme.
  • Many people sing songs in 20222, but it does not bring togetherness of people to enjoy and feel it. In the 60s, concerts were packed with people of all races and ages.

Get Richard’s Book

  1. Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B4FDSY5B/

Connect With Richard Barone

Website: http://www.richardbarone.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richardbarone/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/RichardBarone

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichardBaroneOfficial

Email: rbm@richardbarone.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/richardbarone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promo/One man’s mission to share his love of the Greenwich Village music scene.

Promo/One man’s mission to share his love of the Greenwich Village music scene.

December 3, 2022

Promo for episode releasing later this week with musician/author/professor Richard Barone.

Nashville celebrates Giving Tuesday

Nashville celebrates Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2022

Nashville is a giving community and this episode celebrates some of the great work of a number of amazing charities and nonprofit organizations both in Nashville and across the country.

RJ Curtis is The Executive Director of The Country Radio Inc. which puts on one of the best conference events ever-Country Radio Seminar and he highlights the stellar work of St. Jude Hospital.

Check them out here. https://www.stjude.org

Martha Earls is a powerful artist manager in music city with one of the fastest rising stars in Kane Brown on her roster and she highlights two organizations-Oasis Center from Nashville https://oasiscenter.org and the Boys and Girls Club nationally https://www.bgca.org.

Artist Russell Dickerson proudly supports cult2vate https://www.cul2vate.org  and amazing Artist Manager Kerri Edwards with her roster including Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell asks your support of The MS Society https://www.nationalmssociety.org 

Boston Celebrates Giving Tuesday

Boston Celebrates Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2022

In celebration of the global movement Giving Tuesday which celebrates the good work of countless charities and non profits we single out the work of a few Boston based entities.

The Home Base Program for Veterans and their families is an amazing collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital and The Boston Red Sox.

Retired Brigadier General Jack Hammond runs the organization and his passion and leadership is something to marvel at.

Check out Home Base here.     
https://homebase.org

Easter Seals of Massachusetts does amazing work helping children and adults with disabilities and President and CEO Paul Medieros leads a brilliant team of committed professionals.

They can be found here.

https://www.easterseals.com/ma/

 

Janice Hoffman is The CEO of Wide Horizons for Children in Waltham Massachusetts and they make a global impact in the vital adoption movement for children.

https://whfc.org

If you want to support Giving Tuesday here https://www.givingtuesday.org

 

 

 

A Legacy Media Personality and his path to success

A Legacy Media Personality and his path to success

November 25, 2022

Gene Lavanchy is one of Boston's most beloved media personalities who has been a fixture at WXFT Television in Boston.
Join host Buzz knight as they walk and talk in Walpole Massachusetts about his career and some valuable lessons.

One of the best in the music business tells his story.

One of the best in the music business tells his story.

November 21, 2022

Steve Leeds is a music and recording industry executive and currently VP of Talent and Industry Affairs at SiriusXM and he joins host Buzz Knight on this episode of Takin A Walk in Greenwich Village.

Steve has deep connections in the entertainment industry among music labels, film studios, managers and artists and is well respected among his peers.    

Promo for upcoming episode with a music industry executive with a storied career.

Promo for upcoming episode with a music industry executive with a storied career.

November 19, 2022

This episode is coming out later this week with long time music executive Steve Leeds.

He is currently VP Talent and Industry Affairs at Sirius XM.

A Man Who Changed The Face Of Rock N Roll

A Man Who Changed The Face Of Rock N Roll

November 14, 2022

Join Host Buzz Knight on this episode of Takin A Walk with legendary music maven Danny Fields as they walk and talk in Greenwich Village.

Danny is the former manager of Lou Reed and The Ramones.

Here are show notes.

Danny Fields: A Man who Changed the Face of Rock N Roll from Greenwich Village

New York City is a city of neighborhoods, and Greenwich Village is no exception. Its cobblestone streets, historic brownstones, and lively restaurants make it one of the most frequented neighborhoods. It's also a place for people to live and work who want to stay in the heart of Manhattan without having to face the costly living costs. One unique thing about this neighborhood is that it's very diverse regarding race, culture, and geography.

 

Greenwich Village is a lively, urban neighborhood with many cafes, bars and restaurants, jazz clubs, Broadway productions, and historical brownstones. It can be a great place to explore as a tourist. Writers and poets, artists and radicals, runaway socialites, and others seeking freedom from conventional lifestyles have long flocked to this spot, lit most famously by the counterculture figures of the 1950s and '60s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, and others. Take this walking tour with me, Buzz, and Danny Fields to better orient yourself in the Village and to hear more about his music career.

 

Danny Fields is an American music manager, publicist, journalist, and author. As a music industry executive from the 1960s to the 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in punk rock history.

 

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:01] Episode intro with Danny Fields and a chat about Greenwich Village

[04:56] The year that Danny moved into Greenwich village

[09:06] Danny’s views on how things have dramatically changed in Manhattan

[15:20] Concert groups at Greenwich Village

[26:09] How various streets have changed their names over time

[27:50] A bit about some best historic hotels in Greenwich Village

[30:12] What Danny gets himself busy with currently

[32:04] Know more about one of  this village’s historic street

[34:53] A theatre where Danny managed the Ramones

[45:41] Ending the show and call to action

Connect With Danny Fields

Website: http://dannysaysfilm.com/Danny_Says/Danny_Says.html

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/dannysaysfilm/

Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Fields

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannysaysfilm/

 

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Promo/Upcoming episode releasing later this week with A man who changed the face of rock n roll.

Promo/Upcoming episode releasing later this week with A man who changed the face of rock n roll.

November 12, 2022

Join Buzz Knight and Danny Fields takin a walk thru Greenwich Village.

Danny is the former manager of Lou Reed and The Ramones.

The spellbinding story of the ten most dramatic days of a presidency

The spellbinding story of the ten most dramatic days of a presidency

November 10, 2022

Join us for this bonus Friday edition of Takin A Walk with Cody Keenan 
Cody was speechwriter for President Obama and has a new book called  “Grace” 

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