The King of Blue-Eyed Soul
F E L I X C A V A L I E R E
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER
with THE LEGENDARY
R A S C A L S
FIRST SOLO ALBUM SINCE 1993
“THEN AND NOW”
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ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
Butterflies symbolize change, hope and transformation. They also represent pure joy. Through all his musical journeys, Felix Cavaliere has never lost that same delight. It wasn’t the structured, precise sounds his piano teacher taught him so long ago – for Cavaliere, one of the founders of GRAMMY winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Rascals, he can still recall the moment he heard rock and roll for the first time.
Ensconced by its loose, soulful sound, Cavaliere still infuses that same enthusiasm when he’s talking about a language beyond words: music. His work has never been bolder as it is in his new album “Then And Now.”
“Then And Now” (Atisha Records/Ingram Music Distribution) lands Friday, September 15. The 10-track album comes just over a year after Cavaliere penned “Memoir Of A Rascal” (Ingram Spark).
“This album came about during the pandemic, whereas I needed to really find a way to lift my spirits from not being on stage and touring,” Cavaliere said.
“The ‘then’ songs are the songs that made me want to sing and play. The ‘now’ songs reflect those past influences.” With No. 1 songs like “Good Lovin’”, “Groovin’”, “A Beautiful Morning”, “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”, “People Got To Be Free” and “How Can I Be Sure”, The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s.
For Cavaliere, The King of Blue-Eyed Soul©, making people feel good is fundamental to his illustrious career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame. As a solo artist, Cavaliere connected with a new generation of fans with his hit “Only A Heart Sees” in 1979, and in 2008 Cavaliere worked with Steve Cropper on the Grammy-nominated “Nudge It Up A Notch.” In 2019, Cavaliere was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame. Cavaliere is a 2022 recipient of the Free Speech in Music Award presented by Middle Tennessee University. Cavaliere’s message of peace, love and happiness endures in his music and is likewise threaded through his autobiography, a reminder to never stop listening for the world’s beauty.
“Then And Now” is Cavaliere’s first solo album since 1993’s “Dreams In Motion” (MCA).
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As founding member of ‘The Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere’s message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. In addition to being regarded as the King of Blue-Eyed Soul, Felix is unquestionably a prince when it comes to being socially involved. From refusing to play shows that weren’t of mixed race, to spending a lifetime fighting on behalf of those in need, Felix has always put his actions where his passions lay. “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “It’s a Beautiful Morning”, “You Better Run”, “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart No More”, “People Got to Be Free” are just a small, yet illustrious example of the music Felix has created. Making people feel good has always been primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Musician’s Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; and here within these pages Felix Cavaliere goes deep, all the while reminding us to keep listening for the world’s beauty.
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM
FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
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.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
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