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#480 - Roger Nichols

The Paul Leslie Hour

480 - Roger Nichols Roger Nichols is a special guest on The Paul Leslie Hour. On this episode we are in the presence of one of the world's great songwriters. Composer, musician & recording artist Roger Nichols gives a rare interview. He is one of the people I have most wanted to interview on The Paul Leslie Hour. Why? He has composed some of the most captivating music ever. Here are some of the great songs co-written by Roger Nichols: "We've Only Just Begun," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," and "Rainy Days and Mondays" all recorded by the Carpenters. "Out in the Country" was recorded by Three Dog Night and R.E.M. All of these songs he co-wrote with Paul Williams. He also wrote "Times of Your Life," with Bill Lane, which was a hit for Paul Anka. Nichols also records with his own group: Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends." He's talented in so many ways. As a musician he's a mulit-instrumentalist who can play guitar, bass, piano, and violin. It's a great pleasure to welcome an artist who composed songs sung by some of the greats of all time. Everyone from Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra Jr., Art Garfunkel and Barry Manilow, just to name a few. He's right here on The Paul Leslie Hour. What a thrill! The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.


30 Oct 2020

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Nancy Sinatra, a band called Split Enz. Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends.

D-Sides, Orphans, and Oddities

Sir Monti Rock III - Wooly Bully (1981)  Quality control would have seen that the title on the label doesn't match the sleeve.  Marcia Strassman - The Flower Children (1967) Mrs. Kotter!? NO!!!  Jan & Dean - Vegetables (1973) Jan and Dean (under the name Laughing Gravy) on a single released in 1968 and later under Jan and Dean on their 1971 Jan & Dean Anthology Album and in 1974 on their Gotta Take That One Last Ride album. The version on Gotta Take That One Last Ride contains additional instrumental and vocal overdubs by Brian Wilson and American Spring in 1973. That's this version.  Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra - Things (1967)  Nancy Sinatra - Flowers In The Rain (1998) Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine (1968) Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning (1967)  A one-of-a-kind record, even for that era.  Ross Bagdasarian - Come On A My House (1966) AKA David Seville, the man behind The Chipmunks.  Ben Colder ‎– Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day) (1968) AKA Sheb Wooley. Gilbert Neal - You Better Be Home Soon (2016) Split Enz - Maybe (1975)  Split Enz - Sweet Dreams (1976) Split Enz - Poor Boy (1980) Split Enz - Bold As Brass (1977) The Everly Brothers - Lay It Down (1972)  So hard to lay it down.  The Everly Brothers - Carolina In My Mind (1969) The Everly Brothers - Yves (1970) The Pozo Seco Singers - Changes (1967) The Pozo Seco Singers - Look What You've Done (1966) The Pozo Seco Singers - If I Fell (1966) The Tingling Mother's Circus - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1968)  The Tingling Mother's Circus - 90 Magic Wonders (1968) The Tingling Mother's Circus - Sky Diver (1968) Roger Nichols and the Small Circle Of Friends - A Little Help From My Friends (1968)   Roger Nichols and the Small Circle Of Friends - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1968) Roger Nichols and the Small Circle Of Friends - Didn't Want To Have To Do It (1968)  Roger Nichols and the Small Circle Of Friends - Love Song Love Song (1968) I love this song. The turnaround just gives me chills. Every time. Too short!! The Millennium - I Just Want To Be Your Friend (1968)


20 Jun 2020

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Come To The Sunshine 164 - Roger Nichols

Come To The Sunshine

In an episode first aired on January 27, 2020: DJ Andrew Sandoval features singles by Claudine Longet, The Fifth Estate, The Coronados, The Goodthings, The Birdwatchers, The Flock, The Changin' Times, The Waphphle, The Underground, Dick Campbell, The Tygers, The Changing Image, The Spokesmen, The Tuesday Club, Bobby Ray, Camp Hilltop, The Byzantine Empire, The Springfield Rifle, Harry's Group and The Chuck Barris Syndicate.In part two, he explores the work of composer/producer/arranger, Roger Nichols. Including performances by The Sundowners, Two Of Each, Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends, The Monkees, The First Edition, Royalty, The Match, Linda Ball, Tony Scotti and Harpers Bizarre.


28 Jan 2020

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WCA #259 with Lenise Bent - The smell of tubes, Leon Russel's studio, Roger Nichols, Mike Chapman, Cancer, Networking and Diversification

Working Class Audio

Lenise Bent is an American audio engineer who has worked in both the music and film industry. She was one of a handful of women working in the Hollywood recording studio business in a technical role during the 1970s, and was the first woman to receive an RIAA Platinum album for her engineering of AutoAmerican by Blondie.In this episode we discuss: The smell of tubes Leon Russel's studio Surviving as an assistant Working with Mike Chapman Working with Roger Nichols Cancer Working in post-production Networking Diversification Links and Show Notes: Lenise on Instagram: @lenisebent Lenise On Facebook: https://bit.ly/2DDocSZ NARAS: Woman's Audio Mission: Support WCA - Go Ad Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Credits: Guest: Lenise Bent Host: Matt Boudreau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab

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2 Dec 2019

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