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Sidetrack Liner Notes

Discussions with people with a passion for music. Stories, facts and legends, the kind of information we once got from liner notes. Because if the music is good we want to know more.
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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 21, 2017

Zeke Schein is our guest to discuss his discovery of what many believe is the 3rd photo of Robert Johnson King of the delta Blues and the writing of his new book, "Portrait of a Phantom". This discovery is not without controversy. Zeke lays out the story of finding the photo and his struggles to discover the identity of the 2 men in the photo. Zeke was optimal placed as first salesman an Greenwich Village's Matt Umanov Guitar Shop. He daily was able to share the image with some of the world's most knowledgeable and enthusiastic blues experts and fans. Zeke is an accomplished musician himself and has delved deeply into mastering the Robert John repertoire. His stewardship of the image and writing of the book make for a fascinating podcast. 

Nov 2, 2017

Martin Kelly is best known to SLN listeners for authoring the book "Fender The Golden Age" along with his brother photographer Paul Kelly and previous SLN participant Terry Foster. We visited him outside London where he lives with his wife Sarah Cracknell singer of Saint Etienne for this interview which covers his history and fascination with vintage guitars and amplifiers and his career as a musician, manager, label owner and producer of films. A joyous conversation full of info and details of a life devoted to music and collecting.

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