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Frank Gutch Junior: The Saga of the Coolgroove, Part Three: Jim Colegrove in Dreamland; New American Farmers: The Farmacology Sessions; Revisiting My Past: an Interlude; and just the skimpiest of notes…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by segarini

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Judging by the positive reactions to the various music documentaries being filmed these days, I am assuming that music history is not a bad thing.  I mean, we have always had the tomes and films of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and their like to while away our time and before that there had been real movies documenting the different eras, but a large portion of the music public seems to be open to more today, some enough to follow film festivals for early screenings of films about The Wrecking Crew and Big Star, to name two of the most popular.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Jim Colegrove, Part Two: The End of the Age of Innocence

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2014 by segarini

FrankJr2Jim Colegrove, for those who don’t know, started in the music business before The Beatles were The Beatles— for you young turks, like, the Stone Age.  He has spent his decades in music— making it, producing it, listening to it— doing just about everything one can do with it.  He has forgotten more about music and the business than most of us will ever know.  Lucky for us, though, he took notes.  This is an historical look not only at the life of Jim Colegrove, musician, but Jim Colegrove, human; at the times and the changes both musically and culturally.  It is Part Two if his story.  Before you read this, you might want to read Part 1:  Jim Colegrove, The Early Years (click here—not required, but it would give you some background which might come in handy.

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Frank Gutch Jr: Jim Colegrove, The Early Years; Small Label Magic; plus the oh so magnificent Notes…..

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by segarini

FrankJr2His name is Jim Colegrove but I know him by his AKA, Coolgroove, because that is how I want to know him.  He’s no youngster, a few years older than myself (I’m a fossil), and has been a guitar playing fool all of his adult life and most of his childhood.  If I asked him if he thought when he was young that he would be still playing today, I am sure he would say no.  It was a dream back in the fifties when he got his first guitar.  He has relived that dream every day since because when he isn’t playing music, he’s thinking it.  He got the bug early and the reason I’m telling you is that I got the bug too.  I had a chance to live it but in those days you had to be a special breed to stick it out.  I had the talent.  I just didn’t have the discipline.  Jim had (has) plenty of both.

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