Monday, November 8, 2021

DION RELEASES NEW ALBUM WITH ALL-STAR CAST ENTITLED 'STOMPING GROUND' EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO


 D  I  O  N

RELEASING NEW ALBUM 

on November 19th

entitled 'STOMPING GROUND'

with guest artists

 Boz Scaggs … Mark Knopfler … Eric Clapton

 Peter Frampton … Patti Scialfa

 Bruce Springsteen … Billy F Gibbons

 Keb’ Mo’ … Sonny Landreth

Joe Bonamassa and many more!

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

DION and his music have long represented a special time and place, reflective of a moment when a song could mean so much. When a singer could sum up what it means to be young, in love and on top of the world. R & B, blues, doo-wop and that first wave of rock all influenced Dion’s approach to music. “I Wonder Why” was Dion’s first hit with The Belmonts and over the next two years the group earned a reputation not only for topping the charts, but for creating some of the most vital and exciting doo wop music on the American scene.

With songs such as “I Wonder Why,” “A Teenager In Love” and “Where or When,” Dion & The Belmonts earned their place in music history. The great music kept coming as Dion ventured out as a solo artist in 1960, racking up a string of #1 hits. Over an incredible four-year run he cut one classic after another from the rollicking “Runaround Sue” to the driving “Lovers Who Wander” to “The Wanderer.” He quickly rose to the top ranks of recording artists. In 1968 Dion shot to the top of the charts once again with “Abraham, Martin and John,” a song that was as much an anthem for that era as his early hits had been for theirs. What followed in the ‘70s and ‘80s was a string of acclaimed LPs, many of which reflected his early interest in roots music.
He turned increasingly to folk blues and gospel, again earning a reputation as an innovator. 
In 1989 Dion entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the Hall’s earliest honorees, he was inducted just one year after the Beatles and Bob Dylan and at the same time as the Rolling Stones, Otis Redding and the Soul Stirrers. In over six decades he has never stopped writing, recording and performing new music. His voice is unmistakable. His music is original and entirely his own. His story is more relevant than ever.

Purchase


DION


STOMPING

GROUND

 Pioneering rock n' roll singer/songwriter Dion delivers yet another powerful collection of timeless blues with Stomping Ground. It's the follow-up to his universally acclaimed Keeping The Blues Alive Records debut, Blues With Friends, from 2020. Dion has yet again enlisted the music world's most iconic and talented stars to bring his blues to life.

Available November 19th 2021 at amazon.com


ALSO

D I O N’ S

BOOK

Dion: 

The Wanderer

 Talks Truth

(Stories, Humor & Music)

by Dion Dimucci (Author), Mike Aquilina

Dion came up out of the Bronx in the 50s and tore through the music charts in a ferocious display of talent. He continued to make great music while slowly returning to his Catholic roots. His hard-won wisdom filters through his stories whether he's recalling how he went shopping with John Lennon and ended up on the cover of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band or what it was like to travel in the Jim Crow South with Sam Cooke.

available at amazon.com


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D I O N

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Discography

Dion and the Belmonts

Year  Album       

1959  Presenting Dion and the Belmonts     

1960  Wish Upon a Star with Dion and the Belmonts      

1967  Together Again

1973  Live at Madison Square Garden 1972

Dion

Year  Album        

1961  Runaround Sue    

Alone with Dion  

1962  Lovers Who Wander      

1963  Dion Sings to Sandy      

Ruby Baby 

Donna the Prima Donna 

Love Came to Me 

1968  Dion 

1969  Wonder Where I'm Bound       

1970  Sit Down Old Friend      

1971  You're Not Alone 

Sanctuary   

1972  Suite for Late Summer   

1975  Born to Be with You      

1976  Streetheart 

1978  Return of the Wanderer

1979  Fire in the Night

1980  Inside Job   

1981  Only Jesus 

1983  I Put Away My Idols     

1984  Seasons      

1985  Kingdom in the Streets

1986  Velvet & Steel     

1989  Yo Frankie 

1992  Dream on Fire

1993  Rock N' Roll Christmas 

2000  Déjà Nu      –       

2003  New Masters       

2006  Bronx in Blue      

2007  Son of Skip James

2008  Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock 

2011  Tank Full of Blues

2016  New York Is My Home

2020  Blues with Friends

2021  Stomping Ground

 








D I O N

APPEARS WEEK OF

DECEMBER 15TH 2021 

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube




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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

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