Bruce is an American singer- songwriter. He is famous for his number 1 hit in 1962 with his song “HeyBaby”. It stayed number 1 for 3 weeks and he had other songs in the Billboard Top 100. Bruce toured Europe in 1962 where the Beatles were the opening band. Some people say that Bruce Channel’s music influenced the Beatles. Bruce became a famous songwriter in Nashville writing songs for artists such as John Conlee, Janie Fricke and T.J. Sheppard. “Hey Baby” has been recorded by many artists over the years including Ringo Starr. “Hey Baby” became popular again after the movie Dirty Dancing.
In my interview you will hear Bruce talking about the early years of 1962 when the Beatles were the opening band for Bruce Channel. You will also hear about the famous harmonica of Delbert McClinton teaching John Lennon and you will hear some amazing stories on Hey Baby, Bruce’s number 1 hit recorded over 200 times with various artists including Ringo Starr. Very special.
My cousin in Nashville, James Pennebaker, is a multi- instrumentalist, playing violin, guitar, mandolin and pedal steel. James has played with many bands and musicians and is currently on tour with Delbert McClinton.
James has played with many different acts such as Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Joe Shaver, Pam Tillis, and Delbert McClinton. James talks about the early years when he heard the Beatles music, his favorite Beatles song and what it is like playing with so many great musicians. Did I mention that he is my cousin (several times removed) and I am glad to have him in my family? I hope you enjoy the interview.
LISTEN TO JAMES’S FULL INTERVIEW HERE (click link)
Here are some highlights of James playing with some great acts.
Lee Roy Parnell – Fresh Coat of Paint (James on guitar)
Delbert McClinton on the Road to Austin – Giving It Up For Your Love
This is my Beatles story about my love of the Beatles and their music. My name is Brandon Rummel. I am 25 years old. I have the privilege to volunteer each week at the KOOP Radio Show, “Off the Beatle Path”. This introduction I programmed and recorded about my love of the Beatles and my Beatles journey. Sometimes people have a hard time understanding me when I speak, but it doesn’t slow me down on my love for the Beatles and their music. Because of this I use a software on IPAD to communicate name TD Compass. Below is the recording from my IPAD. I will tell you why I love the Beatles, play some of my favorite songs, describe my amazing trip to England to see all things Beatles in Liverpool and London and the night I met Ringo Starr. Why do I love the Beatles music – because the Beatles and their music make me happy.
Here are some songs I included in the recording.
In My Life – My favorite song dedicated to my mom. She brought the Beatles into my life. The song is “In my Life” and has special meaning to me. This version is sung by Johnny Cash.
Yellow Submarine – One of my favorites sung by Ringo written by Paul for Ringo.
With a Little Help from my Friends – Ringo ends each concert with this song.
Yesterday – One of the most recorded songs of all time and my mom’s favorite. This is Willie Nelson singing.
All you Need is Love – Because I love the Beatles.
Click the icon to hear my first blog and my story. I hope you enjoy.