Brett Harris In Conversation Interview Posted on PodOmatic Podcast Page… Plus, Brett Live!

brett harris 2My in-depth interview with singer-songwriter Brett Harris is now available for listening and downloading from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page.

PrintBrett’s new album, Up in the Air, is a fantastic collection of wonderfully realized pop songs. We’ve been playing Brett on Pure Pop Radio for awhile; I’m happy to have him in the interviewee’s seat.

Up in the Air is an album you’ll want to be playing in your home and on the go. This is nothing less than a terrific collection of 10 wonderful pop songs delivered with skill and heart.

brett harris guitar 2tree hourse lounge 1Brett played songs from Up in the Air and across his catalog during his wonderful set performed this past Friday night, February 26, at Washington, D.C.’s Tree House Lounge. A converted row house only a hop, skip and a short jump from local eatery Sicilian Pizza, Tree House’s stage is situated on the second floor. The venue is notable for its policy of setting sound levels based on the vocalist’s volume. This is the first time in recent memory I can remember being able to make out every word being sung. Hats off to the Lounge.

brett harris guitar 2brett harris guitar 4As you can see from the photos, Brett is completely invested in his songs, all of which were delivered with strong conviction. Accompanied by his deft acoustic guitar playing, he sang his heart out. My wife and I were tremendously affected by his performance.

Artists and music fans alike will tell you that it is important to get out of the house and go see and hear music performed. I second that emotion; there is nothing like seeing a performer, fully invested in their songs, connect with people. Brett is a very special performer, surely going places as he makes his mark on tour and on record. Don’t miss Brett’s new album, Up in the Air, releasing this Friday, March 4, listen to and/or download my interview with him, and check his website for his upcoming live dates.

brett and alan 1

Alan Haber and Brett Harris

alan and janet selfie

Daily Planet ace photog Janet Haber and Alan Haber

(Photos of Brett Harris performing at the Tree House Lounge, and of Brett and me, were lensed by ace Daily Planet senior photographer, photojournalist and Pure Pop Radio Station Manager Janet Haber.)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

alan-micAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below. (And dig our new, coolness-adorned logo from musician Jamie Grant (McPherson/Grant)!)

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Harpers Bizarre’s Dick Scoppettone and Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley Star in Pure Pop Radio’s Three-Night Soft-Pop Spectacular

steve stanleydick scoppettone 1I am proud to announce that Harpers Bizarre’s Dick Scoppettone (pictured at left) and Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley (pictured at right) star in Pure Pop Radio’s three-night-long salute to Harpers Bizarre next Tuesday, March 1, Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3. A wonderful array of soft soundin’ music and talk awaits you.

(Join our Facebook event page by clicking here. You won’t want to miss a minute of this exciting event!)

harpers bizarre complete singles collectionNext Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Dick Scoppettone will be my guest on very special editions of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, all airing at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). On Tuesday night, March 1, you will hear all about the history of Harpers Bizarre and the pre-Harpers band, the Tikis. Best known for their top 15 ’60s smash, “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy),” Harpers Bizarre recorded four wonderful albums of delicious soft pop that featured brilliant originals and early songs from such future songwriting and performing stars as Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks.

You’ll hear Dick talk about songs that appear on Now Sounds‘ new and most welcome CD, Harpers Bizarre: The Complete Singles Collection (1965-1970) . You’ll hear him tell wonderful stories about recording with musicians who went on to great careers, including Glen Campbell and members of the Wrecking Crew. On Wednesday night, March 2, Dick talks about the importance of melody in songs and waxes poetic about more great Harpers Bizarre numbers.

Finishing up Pure Pop Radio’s three-night-long salute to Harpers Bizarre, I speak to Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley on an extra edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on Thursday night, March 3 at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Steve talks about how The Complete Singles Collection was put together, and gives his thoughts on the band that has captured the imaginations of soft pop fans worldwide for more than 50 years. Plus, he gives pop fans some very cool nuggets about upcoming Now Sounds releases!

harpers bizarreharpers bizarre feelin groovyOn a personal note, I’ve been listening to and loving the sound of harpers bizarre secret life ofHarpers Bizarre since the group’s very first album, Feelin’ Groovy (featuring 59th St. Bridge Song) came out in 1967. That record and the group’s other releases–Anything Goes, The Secret Life of Harpers harpers bizarre 4Bizarre, and Harpers Bizarre 4–are as important to me today as they were when they were released. These records bathe me in a warm glow to this day. I simply can’t get enough of them.

inside storiesAnd for those of you who can’t get enough of this wonderful group, we’ve got a number of fun featurettes which pair various Harpers Bizarre songs with Dick Scoppettone’s inside stories. These will play throughout Pure Pop Radio’s broadcast days. You won’t want to miss them.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!I hope that you will join me and listen to Pure Pop Radio’s three-night-long salute to Harpers Bizarre, one of the greatest, most important soft pop groups ever to make records. Mark your calendars: The group’s Dick Scoppettone is interviewed on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday and Wednesday nights (March 1 and 2) at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT); Now Sounds’ Steve Stanley joins me on the show on Thursday night, March 3, also at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

See you on the radio for some great soft soundin’ music!

– Alan Haber

Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

In Conversation Interview with Emitt Rhodes Producer Chris Price is Now Posted on Our PodOmatic Podcast Page

chris priceAlan Haber: Proud Music Geek!Alan Haber’s in-depth interview with Emitt Rhodes producer Chris Price, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on February 16, is now posted on the show’s PodOmatic podcast page for listening and downloading.

emitt rhodes rainbows endDuring the interview, Chris takes listeners on a tour of his magical time with Emitt, from the friends’ initial meeting in 2006 to Chris’s production of what may well wind up ranking as fans’ favorite Rhodes recording. The album, Rainbow Ends, releases this Friday, February 26, on CD and vinyl from Omnivore.

Emitt Rhodes

Rainbow Ends, tracks from which we are now proudly playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio, brings pop classicist Emitt Rhodes back into the spotlight with terrific songs so good they could only have come from this master of the pop form. Supporting Emitt on this album is a band stocked deep with top-flight musicians–many, if not most, familiar names to pop fans: Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Jason Falkner, Fernando Perdomo, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, Bleu and many more.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!Click here to listen to and download Alan’s interview with Emitt Rhodes producer Chris Price. While you’re on In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page, why not listen to and/or download any of the nearly 60 other interviews with melodic pop music artists? You’ll love them all.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Brett Harris Visits Alan On In Conversation; This Week’s Specialty Shows Pop!

Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio

Before we get rolling today, make a note to visit these pages this coming Wednesday, February 24, when we’ll be making a special announcement about next week’s three-night broadcast celebrating one of our favorite major melodic pop groups. Meanwhile…

Our specialty shows are overflowing with riches this week. Well, that’s the case every week, if we’re being honest…and we are! Plan to be sitting in front of your Internet radio receptacles at 8 pm ET all this week for some great programming.

Printbrett harris 2This week’s all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation features Brett Harris, whose new album, Up in the Air, is a fantastic collection of wonderfully realized pop songs. We’ve been playing Brett on Pure Pop Radio for awhile; we’re happy to have him in the interviewee’s seat. Of course, in addition to hearing all about this terrific artist and his new album, you’ll hear three songs that will direct you to purchase Up in the Air when it releases on March 4. (Airs 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) this Tuesday, February 23)

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), we present to you another rousing edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. On the docket: the usual, inviting varied opening set, with songs from Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison; a track from McCartney’s ballet, Ocean’s Kingdom; and a tribute to Buddy Holly, featuring interpretations of Holly’s songs from the Beatles and the Crickets, among others. (Airs 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) tonight, Monday, February 22)

needle meets vinylThis week’s collective spin on Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl includes music from classic artists such as the Beatles, the Smiths, Barbara Lynn, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Sam Cooke, and James and Bobby Purify. As usual, it’s all played from vinyl. A treat for the ears! (Airs 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) this Wednesday, February 24)

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayOn Things We Said Today, our Beatles experts consider the legacy of the group and how it will be handled in the future. What will be released as far as new audio and video are concerned? How does streaming audio affect this? Find out as Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn consider all the angles. It’s another fascinating discussion you won’t want to miss. (Airs 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) this Thursday, February 25)

everylittlethinglogo-smallEvery Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

Nneedle meets vinyleedle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

purepoplogoAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Listen to and Download Terry Draper’s February 9 Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

terry draper photoTerry Draper’s February 9 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is now available for listening and downloading from the show’s PodOmatic podcast page.

terry draperDuring the program, Terry takes listeners on a tour of his latest release, Searching. The album’s clever songwriting and three-dimensional arrangements, not to mention top-flight performances from Terry and guests such as Jamie Hoover and Ray Paul, and the usual vivid artwork created by Ted Jones, whose mark was indelibly left on the many Klaatu albums he illustrated, sit center stage. It’s another rousing hour with one of melodic pop music’s greatest artists.

Click here to listen to and download Terry Draper’s February 9 appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. While you’re there, why not listen to and download nearly 60 additional interviews with great melodic pop music artists that Alan has conducted? You’ll love ’em all!

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android or iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Emitt Rhodes’ Rainbow Ends: Go Inside the Album with Producer Chris Price Tomorrow Night on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

emitt rhodes rainbows endOnly 11 days to go until the release of Emitt Rhodes’ first album in 43 years: Rainbow Ends joins the pop craftsman’s peerless catalog on February 26, courtesy of Omnivore Records, in both CD and vinyl formats.

chris price

To get you ready for the February 26 release of Rainbow Ends, producer Chris Price joins Alan Haber tomorrow night, February 16, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation for an extensive, in-depth look at the album. (Alan was among the first critics to review Rainbow Ends. If you missed the review, click here to read it.) During the interview, Chris takes listeners on a tour of his magical time with Emitt, from the friends’ initial meeting in 2006 to Chris’s production of what may well rank as fans’ favorite Rhodes recording.

Emitt Rhodes

Emitt Rhodes, Hawthorne, California. 16 October 2015.

Rainbow Ends, tracks from which we are now proudly playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio, brings the pop classicist back into the spotlight with terrific songs so good they could only have come from this master of the pop form. Supporting Emitt on this album is a band stocked deep with top-flight musicians, many, if not most, familiar names to pop fans: Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Jason Falkner, Fernando Perdomo, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, Bleu and many more. During the interview, you’ll hear three songs from Rainbow Ends, and Emitt’s cover of a favorite Bee Gees song, “How Can You Mend a  Broken Heart,” which was first released as a limited edition vinyl 45 for Record Store Day 2014 and subsequently included on a Bee Gees tribute album.

emitt rhodes farewell to paradiseemitt rhodes mirroremitt rhodes emitt rhodesPure Pop Radio is your home for this exciting salute to Emitt Rhodes, leading up to the long-awaited release of Rainbow Ends on February 26. To celebrate, in addition to airing Alan’s extended interview with producer Chris Price tomorrow night, February 16, we’ve added to our playlist the lion’s share of tracks from all of Emitt’s albums, including Rainbow Ends. We’ve also added the bulk of tracks appearing on the Merry-Go-Round’s Listen, Listen: The Definitive Collection. All of these tracks, and more, are now playing in rotation on our air.

In the meantime, why not click on one of the listen links below so you can enjoy our continuous, original 24-hour stream of the greatest melodic pop in the universe? Enjoy!

purepoplogoAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

Listen to Pure Pop Radio on the go using your Android and iOS devices! Download Our Mobile App.

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes