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Bill Ashford

Convinced as a kid that real people resided inside his family’s gaming console radio, Ashford was destined for the life in music and broadcasting. Initial album possessed: Bix Beiderbeck, on 78s, a Xmas present from his father. Well-traveled simply because an military brat, including a year or two in post-WW II European countries, surviving in Landsberg, Germany. Initial records bought; “Sexy Methods” with the Spiders (78 rpm), and “Rock and roll Night and day” by Costs Haley (45 rpm). Ashford’s initial flavor of radio was a a visitor appearance of the Shared Radio Network record present when he is at senior high school. He proceeded to go into radio full-time in 1963, where he provides remained, pretty much, ever since then. A major lifestyle change emerged, when in 1966, Ashford begun to satisfy artists who had been vacationing through Fayetteville, N.C., where he was functioning at WFNC. Fred Neil, Tom Hurry, Joni Mitchell, Judy Roderick, and Spanky & Our Gang had been among many who sang at an area coffeehouse, like a pit end on the brand new York Town to Coconut Grove circuit. Ashford and Roderick started composing music jointly, pitching it to Vanguard, Elektra, ABC, and afterwards Shelter and Atlantic, with whom they might eventually sign. On the other hand, a vacation to NEW YORK opened up Ashford’s ears towards the “underground” development of WOR-FM and WBAI-FM, and he understood immediately which method the blowing wind was blowing. He returned to NEW YORK, immersed himself in the brand new music, and had taken the chance to be engaged using the infancy of KMYR-FM in Denver, Co, among the first of many stations to check out the business lead of Tom Donahue’s KMPX-FM, as well as the earlier mentioned N.Con. stations. Afterwards would arrive KRNW-FM (the daddy of KBCO-FM), Boulder, and a stint at KMPX-FM, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, accompanied by the outrageous KFML-FM in Denver. In 1971, Ashford and his composing partner agreed upon with Atlantic Information. That which was to have already been a single task for Judy Roderick, ultimately became one record by Sixty Mil Buffalo. What implemented was the most common story. The music group split up. The songwriting relationship splintered in the middle-’70s. During this time period, Ashford do some freelance composing, including a radio discharge package for Freddie King’s initial record for Shelter Information, and radio areas for Tumbleweed Information. Ashford after that undertook a radio and lifestyle odyssey that extended from Tx through the midwest, back again to Colorado and finally to Florida, where he resides along with his wife and three daughters. He matters as particular his participation within a 1975 meeting call discussion with John Lennon (which he still provides) as well as the documenting in 1992, of “Floods of South Dakota,” which he co-wrote, by Tim & Mollie O’Brien because of their Remember Me record around the Sugars Hill label. Ashford is currently operations supervisor and morning sponsor at WOCA, Newstalk 1370, Ocala, where he discussions entirely an excessive amount of and interviews music artists, authors, doctors, cops, educators, wanks, politicians, lobbyists, and lunatics. In his free time, he proceeds to create lyrics and plays a part in All Music Guideline. Desert Isle Picks Susan Ashton Angels of Mercy (Sparrow) Seaside Boys Pet Seems (Capitol) Beatles Magical Secret Tour (Capitol) Beatles Plastic Spirit (Capitol) Beatles White colored Recording (Capitol) Blind Trust Blind Trust (Polydor) Blind Melon Soup (Capitol) David Bromberg Midnight around the Drinking water (Columbia) Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello (Elektra) Byrds Notorious Byrd Brothers (Columbia) Ray Charles Genius (Atlantic) Marc Cohn Marc Cohn (Atlantic) Ry Cooder Ry Cooder (Reprise) Sam Cooke Live in the Harlem Square Membership (RCA) Cowboy Junkies Trinity Program (RCA) Mls Davis Sort of Blue (Columbia) Mls Davis Porgy and Bess (Columbia) Delaney & Bonnie THE INITIAL (Elektra) Derek & the Dominos Layla (Atco) Bob Dylan Bloodstream for the Paths (Columbia) Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia) Eagles Hell Freezes Over (Geffen) Costs Evans A STRAIGHTFORWARD Matter of Conviction (Verve) Fleetwood Macintosh The Dance (Reprise) Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits (Atlantic) Marvin Gaye Anthology (Tamla) Arlo Guthrie Washington State (Reprise) V/A The Harder They Arrive OST (Shelter/Mango) Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball (Geffen) Pal Holly 20 Golden Greats (MCA) Popular Tuna Live on the Boarding Home (RCA) Chris Isaak Forever Blue (Warner) Jars of Clay Jars of Clay (Silvertone) Robert Johnson Full (Columbia) B.B. Ruler Indianola Mississippi Seed products (ABC) Tag Knopfler Golden Center (Warner) Leo Kottke Position in My Shoes or boots (Personal) Ronnie Street One for the street (Isle) (Transfer) Small Feat Sailin’ Sneakers (Warner) Live Throwing Copper (Radioactive) Like Forever Adjustments (Elektra) Lyle Lovett And His Huge Music group (MCA) Paul McCartney Flaming Pie (Columbia) Memphis Minnie Memphis Minnie (Arhoolie) Thelonius Monk Necessary (Blue Notice) Vehicle Morrison Moondance (Warner) Vehicle Morrison with Georgie Popularity How Long Offers This Been HAPPENING? (Verve) Fred Neil Bleecker & MacDougal (Elektra) Randy Newman 12 Tunes (Reprise) WITHOUT DOUBT Tragic Kingdom (Stress) Tim O’Brien Crimson on Blonde (Sugars Hill) Aged & in the manner Old & in the manner (Rounder) Roy Orbison All Period Greatest Strikes (Monument) Joan Osborne Relish (A&M) Twila Paris Cry for the Desert (Swan Tune) Oscar Peterson Trio Extremely High (Verve) Poi Pet Pondering Pomegranate (Club/Nothing) Otis Redding Tale (Atco) Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (VeeJay) R.E.M. Monster (Warner) Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson (Geffen) Judy Roderick Girl Blue (Vanguard) Rolling Rocks Exile on Primary St. (Atlantic) Linda Ronstadt Basic Dreams (Asylum) Leon Russell Leon Russell (Shelter) Examples The Last Move (W.A.R.) Seven Mary Three American Regular (Atlantic) Paul Simon Hearts and Bone fragments (Warner) Paul Simon Graceland (Warner) Frank Sinatra Capitol Years (Capitol) Sixty Mil Buffalo Nevada Jukebox (Atco) Press Piccadilly Collection (A&M) Fishing rod Stewart Classic (Mercury) Subdudes Lucky (Atlantic) Keith Sykes I’m Not really Strange (MCA) Adam Taylor Hourglass (Columbia) Journeying Wilburys Touring Wilburys, Vol. 1 (Warner) Townes Vehicle Zandt The Past due Great (Poppy) Wallflowers LOWER the Equine (Interscope) Joe Walsh Barnstorm (ABC) Ben Webster AT THE JOB in European countries (Prestige) Hank Williams 24 Greatest (MGM) Jackie Wilson Tale (Epic) Dwight Yoakam Buenos Noches from a Lonesome Space (Reprise) Neil Youthful Everybody Knows THAT IS Nowhere (Reprise)

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