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358 – Talking Doo Wop and Little Richard with Cheryl of Omnivore Recordings

Cheryl Pawelski is one of the founders of Omnivore Recordings – since 2010 they’ve issued over 400 releases, including archival albums from the Beach Boys, Big Star, Gene Clark, Lone Justice, Jellyfish, the Raspberries, Buck Owens, the Knack, the Staple Singers and NRBQ, just to name a few.  From their website description, the label says that their releases contribute to “the ongoing conversation between artists and their audiences.” 

Cheryl won a Grammy for Best Historical Album in 2014 for Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, and has been nominated for several others.  Omnivore has just signed a deal for the rights to reissue music from CoEd Records, one of the legendary labels of the doo wop era, featuring The Duprees, The Crests, The Rivieras, Adam Wade and others.

Cheryl provided much of the original artwork of these classic releases from her personal collection. We chat how her label acquired the rights to this hallowed material. Besides doo wop, we also chat upcoming releases from Little Richard and NRBQ.

#239 – Billy Vera – Little Richard Box: Directly From My Heart

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Musician, actor, TV theme singer, voice-over announcer  – Billy Vera is all of those things.  He scored several R&B hits in the late Sixties, including “Country Girl, City Man,” a duet with Judy Clay.  But, Billy is best known for his surprise #1 hit in 1987, “At This Moment,” which gained popularity from being included on the hit TV show Family Ties.  Yet, he’s also an avid music historian – writing liner notes to countless CDs.

His latest project is penning the notes to the brand new Little Richard box set called Directly From My Heart, from Specialty Records, and Concord Music Group.