Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEWS

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What is your favorite track on Secondhand Smoke?

In My Ways - George Lynch
7
10%
Dragonfly - Karl Cochran
5
7%
Stay With Me - John Norum
12
17%
It's Begun To Rain - Audley Freed
7
10%
He's Calling - Jennifer Batten
10
14%
Poppy - Rick Ray
4
6%
Babylon Revisited - Jeff Cloud
4
6%
Try For Freedom - Ronnie Montrose
10
14%
The Answer - Randy Hansen
8
11%
The World Anthem - James Byrd
5
7%
 
Total votes: 72
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rick wrote:Songs played on air from Second Hand Smoke 2/10/06:
WJCU 88.7 FM www.wjcu.org between 6am and 7:30am
1.Randy Hansen - The Answer
2.Ronnie Montrose - Try For Freedom
3.Poppy - R. Ray
4.Jennifer Batten - He's Calling
Got a lot of calls about 'Second Hand Smoke'

WCSB 89.3 FM www.wcsb.org between 9am and 11am
1.George Lynch - In My Way
2.Ronnie Montrose - Try For Freedom
3.R. Ray - Poppy
4.Jennifer Batten - He's Calling
5.Randy Hansen - The Answer
Again a lot of calls on 'Second Hand Smoke'
5 songs , wow, way to go Rick. Let's hope this helps with the sales. Second Hand Smoke is really a fine tribute album.
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Bill Iammarino, right now at 6:40 am EST is playing:
1.He's Calling by Frank off of Eye Of The Storm and then...
2.He's Calling by Jennifer Batten off of Second Hand Smoke
on WJCU 88.7 FM www.wjcu.org
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rick wrote:Bill Iammarino,
I am Marino ? :shock:

Frank's secret radio DJ name... :P
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No, not Frank's secret DJ name...if you look in a phone book that names a fairly common name. Bill Iammarino's a great guy and has been playing Frank's music a "long time"...and continues too.
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Mr. Bill is playing 'He's Calling' by Jennifer Batten off of 'Second Hand Smoke' again on WJCU 88.7 FM 2/24/06 6:56 am ....and 'Poppy' by RRB at 7:05am www.wjcu.org Bill Iammarino is doing a good job of promoting this album.
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A while ago I posted a review on a Dutch website called File Under: http://www.fileunder.nl/archives/2006/0 ... ists_6.php. Here's the translation:

VA - Secondhand Smoke (A tribute to Frank Marino)
(Wildmess Records.)

My guitar hero for the past 25 years or so has been Canadian bluesrocker Frank Marino. Of the older rock fans maybe one in ten will know of him, with younger rock fans one in a hundred is no less than optimistic. Fortunately Marino's career seems to pick up a little since last year. Jim West, owner of jazz label Justin Time Records, is prepared to put some money and effort in promotion and through his contacts with SPV a lot of older material - cleaned up by Marino himself - is rereleased in Europe as well. Coincidentally, a tribute album is released. Coincidentally, because Wild Willy Parsons, webmaster of the Marino web site, has been trying to get it off the ground for years. In the sleeve notes Marino is complimented by Steve Vai and Steve Lukather, who are painfully missing on the list of contributors. Still, that list leaves us with an impressive bunch of names, like George Lynch (ex-Dokken), John Norum (Europe), Ronnie Montrose, Randy Hansen and James Byrd. A nice mix of older and more recent songs with - of course - stunning guitar work. Sometimes a bit close to the original, sometimes in a very surprising rendition, like the electronic but gorgeous cover of "He's Calling" by Michael Jackson's former guitar player Jennifer Batten. The problem with tribute albums is that they are almost by definition not as good as the original, but amongst the loads of tribute albums that are released these days, this is definitely one of the better ones.

The album is only available online.

File: VA - Secondhand Smoke (A tribute to Frank Marino)
File Under: Fitting tribute
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This has become one of my all time favorite's.
Also to retrack my stupid comment:

"Rick Schulz sounds like he must be an accomplished talented musician and does great on the “Reeds.” I’m not a fan of imitation instruments.
If you wanted a sax, get a sax. Is it not supposed to sound like a sax? Then get something else."

Not a bad track here, long live the heart and soul of rock and/or roll!!
Sweet Mother McCree, stir my grits and toss my jambalaya
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wasn't supposed to be anything but what he played...a clarinet......WJCU 88.7 Cleveland, Bill Iammarino is playing the s#!t out of 'Second Hand Smoke' right now on this Friday (3/31) morning.
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Stan Hilborn who has the show 'ADVENTURES IN PLASTICLAND' on CKWR in Canada now has 'Second Hand Smoke' and is airing it. You can listen on the net at www.ckwr.com
You may have to adjust the time/space continuum to your time zone .
Homepage
http://www.hamiltonparanormal.com/stan/
His show airs from 11:59pm Saturday nights to 3am Sunday mornings.
Stan has aired quite a bit of Frank Marino's music over the years.
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rick wrote:Stan Hilborn who has the show 'ADVENTURES IN PLASTICLAND' on CKWR in Canada now has 'Second Hand Smoke' and is airing it. You can listen on the net at www.ckwr.com
You may have to adjust the time/space continuum to your time zone .
Homepage
http://www.hamiltonparanormal.com/stan/
His show airs from 11:59pm Saturday nights to 3am Sunday mornings.
Stan has aired quite a bit of Frank Marino's music over the years.
Adventures in Plasticland is a great radio show. I listen to it when ever I get the chance ( and when I can stay awake). Stan Hilborn is also very open to requests. I'm glad to see that he now has Second Hand Smoke because he will play it.
Thanks for the info Rick.
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