Music Talks

Episode 48 - Richard Tooth - Mr.Bootleg

June 24, 2021 Terry Smith Season 3 Episode 12
Music Talks
Episode 48 - Richard Tooth - Mr.Bootleg
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My guest in this episode is Richard Tooth, a colleague and friend who I have always known to have a long and deep love of music. 
 
 An extended Playlist, curated by Richard,  containing almost 100 different artists is testament to the fact that Richard's tastes are wide and varied. But anyone who knows him is aware that there is one band that sits above all others for him, and they have for approaching  50 years and that is The Grateful Dead. 
 
 We talk about being a "Dead Head”, how important Bootlegs were to that community and how technology changed the production and consumption of Bootlegs over the years. 
 
 In what was a delightful conversation we also covered a whole range of other topics including: 
 
 

·        His epic US road trip in the 70's

·        Attending Glastonbury in the 80's 

·        How ZZ Top led him to IBM

·        A magical musical experience in a traffic jam 

·        Finding a musical middle ground with his son

·        Discovering his next great musical love (Pearl Jam)

·        The sad passing  of his friend Matthew Seligman who played with Bowie at Live Aid. 

 

Richard's Song Choices are: 

·        50's - Bill Evans - Peace Piece 

·        60's - Booker T & the MG's - Time Is Tight 

·        70's - Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil 

·        80's - ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' 

·        90's - Guru (feat. Donald Byrd)  - Loungin' 

·        00's - Mozart - Dove Sono (Marriage of Figaro) 

·        10's - Pearl Jam - All The Way 

·        20's - the Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You 

In addition to the 57 songs and artists mentioned in the episode Richard provided a further 34 songs he wanted included. The complete (& extended) playlist can be found at :  

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7aLqMCzUWsjBzfK36M8l2o?si=e68bd7fc7b554755




 



Intro & Background
The 50's - Bill Evans - Peace Piece
The 60's - Booker T & the MG's - Time Is Tight
The 70's - Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil
The 80's - ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
The 90's - Jazzamatazz - Loungin'
The 00's - Mozart - Dove Sono ( Marriage of Figaro)
The 10's - Pearl Jam - All The Way
The 20's - The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You
Final Thoughts & Close