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The DEEP RIVER MUSIC VAULT ~ Show 56~ THE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVALS July 7 ~ 2013
An All-Ages Show of Timeless Music
For Your Listening Pleasure: An eclectic selection of seldom heard songs along the River Timeline, from classic artists, gifted strangers, alien geniuses, all purveyors of the best in Rock, Blues, Pop, Folk, Roots, R&B, and fusions thereof.
The VAULT comes full-circle since our 3rd show last July, celebrating the Anniversaries of the ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVALS with Music Fest Mastermind ALEX COOLEY himself co-hosting and sharing great stories as our in-studio guest for the entire show. A year later, let’s do this again! A selection of Pop Fest Artists’ studio tracks representing that fantastic moment in Popular Music History.
Hour 1: The Atlanta International Pop Festival - July 4th & 5th, 1969 Atlanta International Raceway - Hampton, Georgia - attendance 150,000
Hour 2: The 2nd Atlanta International Pop Festival - July 3rd, 4th & 5th, 1970 Middle Georgia Raceway - Byron, Georgia - est. 500,000 attended.
A GA. Music Hall of Famer and Grammy HEROS Award winner, Alex Cooley’s cultural contribution to this area is incalculable, starting with the sonic boom impact of The Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969, pre-Woodstock, and the follow-up 2nd Festival in 1970, estimated to be a half a million strong. Those who were there were enriched for life by the experience. July 4th and surrounding days mark the 43 and 44rd anniversary of this cultural milestone, too important to be forgotten, as is the best of the spirit of that time. Both events were blazing hot and totally peaceful. Powerful cultural shifts found a soundtrack through emerging sounds in rock and roll, present on those stages. Alex Cooley brought Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and several others on the bill to Atlanta for the first time. The line-ups were insanely good. We’ll talk to Alex about his inspiration for such an undertaking, logistics, and any artist info he can share. Alex Cooley spent the next 4 decades bringing national music talent to the area, while championing local talent all along the way. We are all richer for his ongoing legacy. The man is a national treasure, and we’re lucky Atlanta is his home.
Bonus: We’ll give away River custom-made Atlanta Pop Festival T-shirts (pictured), + tickets to see 1964 – THE TRIBUTE -Sat August 3rd at Variety Playhouse “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth ” - Rolling Stone Magazine.
Somewhere between the weekend and Monday morning, lies The DEEP RIVER MUSIC VAULT, where time stands still for timeless music. Your seat is saved, in the Sunday Night Sub-Terrestrial Radio Listening Room. ~Let's Listen to Records ~
Your host Deborah Reece is a radio veteran who got her start in Athens, GA. While working in radio there, she also pursued music as a singer, fronting her own bands, and working as a featured and backup singer for Randall Bramblett for nearly a decade. Deborah has worked with Atlanta musical greats Darryl Rhodes, Diane Durrett, Ralph Rodenberry, Deep Blue Sun, and Terry Flynn. She continues as a singer with her current band, The Roosters, featuring members of classic Atlanta Capricorn band, Hydra.
It's this affinity for and devotion to music that makes Reece your ideal host for The DEEP RIVER MUSIC VAULT. You'll be hearing different cuts from your favorite River classic artists, discover obscure gems, and meet some of the musicians that have contributed greatly to the region’s unique music scene.
Sometimes we’ll get all local, featuring area artists of interest in The Vault’s “Local Pub”. Sometimes we'll go upstream and into a River Tributary, to discover lesser known but equally great artists, found deep with The River Music Vault.
And as an antidote to all the heady flashbacks we’ll be experiencing, we'll feature a FLASH FORWARD from time to time, giving you a taste of classic artists’ more recent work.
So, calling kids of all ages: let's get together Sunday evenings and time-trip around the Classics, to discover and rediscover timeless classics waiting to be heard. Because the Well is Deep, in The DEEP RIVER MUSIC VAULT.
Check it out! Deborah Reece was featured on North Georgia Leisure in the article "The Girl Behind the Mic"