New Interview: “Ritmo Joe” Collado Posted in The Funkatologist

Ritmo Joe Collado interview with The Funkatologist

Hey there, just a quick update to let you know that we’ve got another awesome, brand new interview just posted in The Funkatologist section – my long time friend and musical associate, Joe Collado agreed to sit down with us for a detailed interview about his new record, “Ritmo Joe” which just released to critical…

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Rebuild of my Music Production Website

Those of you that know me, might realize that I own and operate a company and website called Groove-Phonic Mastering and Mixing, through which I offer music production services, and via whom I have many musical clients. I’ve just done a complete rebuild-out of the website – check it out if you have a chance:…

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Web Dimensions On the Air with the SEO Show

On the heels of our ICC Keyworkz Product launch, we were invited onto The SEO Show with Frank Schwarz to discuss our philosophies of web building and so on. Here is myself Hugh J. Hitchcock and Web Dimensions COO Tania Shipman live on hangout with Frank. Frank's a fun guy and we always have fun…

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Farewell Johnny! We Knew Ye Well

Sorry to hear of the passing of guitar legend Johnny Winter this last week. I was a huge JW freak back in the day, pretty much learned every song & every riff he played. When I was 13, I made the scene at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, where among the luminaries of the day,…

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MC5- Kick Out The Jams Brothers & Sisters

I saw the MC5 several times live at summer free concerts. They always opened with this (the “obscene” version!) MC5- Kick Out The Jams (Extended) “mc5 doin their thing!” Did you dig the MC5? — Share this to spread the word.  

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Mitch Ryder and Detroit – Rock and Roll

Yeah baby Detroit Rock n Roll rules. Mitch Ryder and Detroit – Rock and Roll “After the Detroit wheels, Mitch had some releases under the name “Detroit” This is one of the best. A version of Lou Reed’s Rock n roll. MORE COWBELL! From m…”   If you dig Detroit Rock & Roll clap ya hands!…

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Captain Jarvis by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock

composed by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock Performed by Noel Pointer Produced by Paul Reiser Released on United Artists Records featuring: Noel Pointer – 5-string electric violin, string arrangements and conducting Will Lee – bass Quentin Dennard – drums Onaje Gumbs – fender rhodes Hiram Bullock – guitar Richard Tee – clavinet Michael Boddicker – Moog, ARP…

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Check out my Jam Stratus-Fear with Jimi Ruccolo and Larry Hirt!

Stratus Fear – FUNKMEISTER featuring Jimi Ruccolo andLarry Hirt Check out this cool jam from Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock’s debut album, FUNKMEISTER featuring my awesome friend and brother, guitarist Jimi Ruccolo and another awesome friend and brother, drummer Larry Hirt. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Some Recent Production Work I Did

I have recently produced an album for an artist from India named Sam Robinson Thalluri. Sam is a very good man and a Christian minister as well. He comes from the Bollywood tradition, but is also very hung up on American Rock and Rhythm and Blues as well as British Rock like Phil Collins. In…

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Quit Cryin’ Redux!

This is a song I wrote in 1988, recorded on analog tape in 1993, brought the analog mixdown into digital in 2008 and finally remixed that and re-mastered in 2012. The song was inspired by a recording session at Cloudborn Studio in 1978 with Lamont Johnson doing recordings for his album “Music of the Sun”.…

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Belita Woods, Soulful Detroit Songstress 1948-2012

Detroit Soul & Funk icon Belita Karen Woods has passed away yesterday (May 14, 2012) of heart failure during an operation. Belita was best known as the lead vocalist for Detroit disco band Brainstorm during the 1970s and 80s. During the 90s and beyond, Belita also gained recognition as the lead singer with George Clinton…

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Digital Recording Magic

When I decided to record my own album, I wanted do a lot of experimental stuff and really try to push the envelope. But I really didn’t know where to start — even though I tried everything, before I was through. After producing four albums on my own, and now having mastered and mixed countless…

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