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Jim Keller (Founding Member of Tommy Tutone)


Welcome to Roadcase, a podcast exploring the live music experience.This episode features an interview with Jim Keller, co-founder of Tommy Tutone and co-writer of the 80s sensation, "867-5309/Jenny." But Jim is way more than an 80s icon -- and in this conversation, while we do talk about what it was like to jam what is possibly the most famous phone number in rock, we spend time talking about Jim's deep devotion to the live music jam scene and his collection of musician friends he affectionately calls The Usual Mess.  Jim has also been managing the career of the classical composer Phillip Glass for over 30 years so this guy has covered some major ground.  For more information: http://www.roadcasepod.com or http://lnk.to/roadcaseTo support Roadcase on Patreon, please visit: http://www.patreon.com/roadcasepodContact: info@roadcasepod.comTheme music: "Eugene" (Instrumental) by WaltzerRoadcase is produced by Josh Rosenberg and Soothsayer MediaContact: info@soothsayer.media


12 Feb 2021

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Interview with Jim Keller of Tommy Tutone

Bringin' it Backwards

Together with American Songwriter, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jim Keller over Zoom video! Jim Keller has shared "Find My Shadow," a brand new song and video from his upcoming album By No Means (February 12). While each song on the new album features Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo on guitar, this new offering is particularly special for the legend's work accentuating Keller's rich bass notes on vocal duties. The pair are joined on "Find My Shadow," and throughout the new album, by the top-notch rhythm section of Michael Urbano (Todd Rundgren, John Hiatt) and Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon), as well as by producer Mitchell Froom (Randy Newman, Crowded House) - who also hosted the recording sessions in his Los Angeles home studio as seen in the accompanying "Find My Shadow" visual. Keller adds: "what I love about the song is the melody is upbeat and happy, like a Roger Miller tune, but the lyrics are really about being lost." Listen to "Find My Shadow" and watch the in-studio visual via American Songwriter: https://americansongwriter.com/jim-keller-of-tommy-tutone-fame-debuts-new-single-with-david-hidalgo/Pre-order By No Means here: https://ffm.to/bynomeans“Keller has a knack for making seemingly simple lines sink a little deeper, especially when you add them all up in connection with the world-weary gravitas of his rumbling voice.... but it's Keller’s songwriting, wry and understated, yet always gently stirring, holds center court.” - American SongwriterBy No Means marks the next chapter in one of music’s most unusual careers. In addition to his lauded solo work, Keller penned the smash hit “867-5309 / Jenny” as a member of Tommy Tutone in the 80s and has served as Philip Glass’ manager over many of the intervening years. His songs have earned high praise from Tom Waits, who noted they “make me feel like I have big plans, no worries and all my hair.” Keller also counts Nels Cline and Marc Ribot as supporters and collaborators, and they are among over two dozen musicians who’ve re-worked “Don’t Get Me Started,” another track from By No Means, over the past year. Check out all those performances here: https://www.jimkellermusic.com/dont-get-me-started-video-project/We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod  #foryou #foryoupage #stayhome #togetherathome #zoom #aspn #americansongwriter #americansongwriterpodcastnetworkListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bringinbackpod/support


3 Feb 2021

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Sheriff of Nottingham, Ja Rule, Tommy Tutone - What Was Trending

What Was Trending

Hey! Welcome! I would like to introduce you to the What Was Trending Podcast! A podcast that will show up in your feeds early every morning to talk about what was trending the day before.


29 Jan 2021

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Old Gold - Eps. 54 - Tommy Tutone: “867-5309/Jenny” - An IDTU Music Retrospective

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Toilet Romance Pop Rock


12 May 2020

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TNN RADIO ~ April 21, 2019 show with Tommy Tutone


SHOW # 1016 Check out our April 21st show which features an interview with the legendary, Tommy Tutone!

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26 Apr 2019

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TNN RADIO ~ April 21, 2019 show with Tommy Tutone


SHOW # 1016 Check out our April 21st show which features an interview with the legendary, Tommy Tutone!

1hr 53mins

26 Apr 2019

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Songs About Jenny: Dissecting the Name Phenomenon That Appears in Music From The Killers to Tommy Tutone

Rhapsody In Reverie

Our hosts shake things up this week to bring you their first-ever themed episode! Adrienne and Katarina dive headfirst into the surprising multitude of songs about Jenny that exist in our world by artists like The Killers, Taking Back Sunday, John Denver and Tommy Tutone. Who is Jenny? Why is everyone writing songs about her? Why is she such a heartbreaker? And was Jenny really a friend of mine? Listen and find out!


11 Sep 2018

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Loving Life Podcast

In this episode, I spend some time with Greg Kihn and talk about naming his band "The Conspirators", then I talk with Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy and how excited they are to play in Phoenix. Finally, I round it our with Tommy Tutone and playing on the tour as well. Great guys. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


19 Aug 2018

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86753O9 Jenny by Tommy Tutone


Can you imagine getting a hundred phone calls a day for, not only a person that doesn't live there, but a person that doesn't even exsist? That's the nightmare that hundreds of people (some probably named Jenny...) have had to endure for nearly 40 years. For a good time, dial up this weeks episode as the guys try not to hang up on, Tommy Tutone's 1981 mega hit, "86753O9 Jenny". https://www.patreon.com/rss/earfoolpodcast?auth=YKLY39UqS8tlql2lQnxtsZs_d9jaVNkK


20 Jun 2018

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Episode 134 - The Story of "867-5309/Jenny" with writer Alex Call and singer Tommy Tutone

The Hustle

This week we are going deep on one of the most iconic songs ever. "867-5309/Jenny" hit #4 on the US charts back in 1982 and has never left the public consciousness. It has to be the most famous phone number in history. First up this week we talk to the man who wrote that song, Alex Call. Alex began in the band Clover dating back to the height of the Haight/Ashbury days in San Francisco. Also notable about Clover is this is where a young Huey Lewis begins his career as well. By the early 80s, the band was over, Huey had moved on, and Alex was desperate for some success of his own. Luckily, he wrote this track, as well as hits for Pat Benatar, Southside Johnny and his old pal, Huey. He's still making music today. After Alex we hear from Tommy Tutone himself and how that song has affected his life. Tommy was never able to reach those heights again and has had a primary job in computers for around 25 years now. These days he plays the occasional nostalgia show and is brutally honest about the ups and downs of his life. These two are pretty fascinating! http://www.tutone.com/

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28 Nov 2017