THE BOOK/ THE RADIO SHOW/THE BLOGS

By Ray Shasho

 

  Just Released

    Second Edition

  

Wacky Shenanigans

        On F Street

      Proud to be Politically Incorrect in Washington D.C.

Check the Gs

   ISBN-13: 978-1450298605

At an age when most kids are just getting rid of the training wheels on their bicycle, Ray Shasho entered into a crazy world of secret lingo and bullying sales tactics at the Chin Lung Art Gallery, his father's retail store on the corner of Thirteenth and F Street in Washington, DC. Check the Gs is the true story of how this bizarre family business changed his world forever. Raised by a Cuban Catholic mother and Syrian Jewish father, Shasho made his first sale at the age of six and never looked back. Life in the family business (and in the Shasho family) was never boring. From FBI interrogations to angry mobs, each new day at the Chin Lung Art Gallery brought with it new adventures. Check the Gs tells a story for everyone who is proud their family and heritage but not afraid to laugh at its many eccentricities, and for anyone who has ever worked in retail and experienced its humorous situations and misadventures.

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The Classic Rock Music Reporter

-Ray Shasho Music Blog 

Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known. On December 22nd, 2010 after publishing his first novel entitled Check the Gs, an awe-inspiring personal memoir about growing up in the family business; Ray Shasho joined Examiner.Com as a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. Examiner is a division of the Clarity Media Group, owned by AEG one of the largest sports and entertainment companies in the world … AEG Live promoted The Rolling Stones ‘50 & Counting’ tour. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life. Shasho has interviewed over 100 rock legends in a span of two years.

Classic Rock Here And Now

-Ray Shasho Music Blog

 

 

Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.

Music Tried And True

-Ray Shasho Music Blog

 

Music Journalist Ray Shasho has been on a rock and roll pilgrimage to help promote and save the greatest music the world has ever known. Proficient musicians, singers, and songwriters are what made the music so great!

The blues, jazz and rock and roll are America’s contribution to the arts, so why are we not fighting to preserve our own musical legacy and culture?  

Rooted from the early blues pioneers, the longevity of rock and roll is second to none. But in a blurred instance those legendary rock heroes that we were so accustomed to hearing every time we turned on our radio’s had mysteriously vanished from the mainstream. The music of the 1960’s, 70’s and even the 80’s were an important juncture in all of our lives. So many of us timeline life’s precious moments with the music we remember, when the music was so great, when the music mattered. 

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

-Ray's Radio Show on BBS

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods. 

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 Some of the Legends

Ray Shasho has   Interviewed and Promoted Include ...

 

Joe Lala (Blues Image,Stephen Stills and Manassas)

Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds,Renaissance)

Eric Burdon (The Animals,War)

Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

Mark Volman (The Turtles,Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention)

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow,Deep Purple)

Gregg Rolie (Santana,Journey)

Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad)

Dave Mason (Traffic)

Jon Anderson (YES)

Ronnie Montrose (Montrose)

Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Levin Torn White)

Billy Sherwood (YES,Circa)

Tommy James (Shondells)

Stanley Sheldon (Peter Frampton)

Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Todd Rundgren (Utopia)

Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers)

Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)

Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen)

Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky)

Demetri Joannou (Blue Moon Harem)

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)

Al Atkins (Judas Priest)

Paul May (Atkins/May Project)

Roger Fisher (Heart)

Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer)

Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band)

Tommy Roe (Sheila,Sweet Pea,Dizzy)

Chris Stein (Blondie)

Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)-2012

Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings)

Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly)

Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Chris Squire (YES)

Gary Puckett (The Union Gap)

Micky Dolenz(The Monkees)

Michael Des Barres (Silverhead,Detective)

Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover")

Colin Blunstone(The Zombies)

Suzi Quatro(Queen of Rock)

Steve Hillage(Gong)

Lou Gramm (Foreigner)

Annie Haslam(Renaissance)

Johnny Winter

Paul Kantner(Jefferson Airplane,Jefferson Starship)

Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth)

Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd)

Maria Muldaur

Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)

Tom Rush

Gino Vannelli

Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)

Phil Ehart (Kansas) 
Pete Best (The Beatles)
Dr. John
Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas) 
John Kay (Steppenwolf)  
Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) 
Lita Ford (The Runaways) 
Robin Trower
Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) 
Joey Molland (Badfinger) 
Marky Ramone (Dust,Ramones) 
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist) 
Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
Gary Lewis (The Playboys)
Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
Dave Davies (The Kinks)
Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Burton Cummings (The Guess Who)
Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver")
Melanie
Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist)
Ted Nugent  
Corky Laing (Mountain) 
Cherie Currie (The Runaways) 
Roger Earl (Foghat)
John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers) 
Julian Lennon  
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) 
Steve Hackett (Genesis) 
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge,Cactus,Beck,Bogert & Appice)
Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie", "Rainy Night in Georgia")
Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Asia,YES) 
Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway")
Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues)
Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys)
Wayne Swinny (Saliva)
Judy Collins
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -2014
Jack Bruce (Cream,West Bruce & Laing,Robin Trower, Big Blues Band)
Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light") 
Jann Klose  
Andy Summers (The Police,Circa Zero) 
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) 
Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) 
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) 
Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) 
Darryl Way (Curved Air)  
Don Wilson (The Ventures) 
Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues 
Jonathan Edwards("Sunshine") 
Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood,Sweat & Tears,Bob Dylan,Mike Bloomfield) 
Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star)
Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride")
Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer)

Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jon Anderson)

Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, BTO)

Robin Trower -2014 

Trini Lopez (“If I had a Hammer,” “Lemon Tree”)

Barry Hay (Golden Earring)

Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues)

Nikki Lunden/Lora G. (Lunden Rein)

Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me")

David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Dave Edmunds (Rockpile)

Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)

Recent Radio Interviews:

Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)

Claudette King (The Bluz Queen, Daughter of B.B.King)

Patrick Moraz (Keyboardist from YES/The Moody Blues)

Kevin Godley (10 cc co-founder/drummer)

Billy Sherwood (YES, Circa)

John Payne (Asia)

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)

Steve Hackett (Genesis)

Geoff Tate (Queensryche)

Tommy James (the Shondells)

Corky Laing (MOUNTAIN)

Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper, UFO)

Beth Hart (World-Renowned Singer & Songwriter)

Magic Dick (J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (International Music Sensation)

Gary Lucas (Captain Beffheart) & Jann Klose

Marky Ramone (Dust, Ramones)

Kenny Aaronson (Dust, Stories, Bob Dylan, Rick Derringer, Joan Jett, New York Dolls,Yardbirds)

Jon Anderson (YES, AndersonPonty Band)

Jamie Glaser (AndersonPonty Band)

Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs)

Miles Copeland III (Legendary Music Mogul)

Ginger Gilmour (David Gilmour’s Ex Wife)

Albert Castiglia (Blues guitarist)

Fee Waybill (The Tubes)

Lucie Arnaz (Actress,Singer,Dancer & Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz)

Janet Robbins (Daughter of Marty Robbins)

Roger Earl (Legendary drummer for FOGHAT)

Wally Palmar(Singer,Songwriter,Guitarist for The Romantics)

Dennis Locorriere(The Voice of Dr Hook)

Wally Stocker (Lead guitarist for The Babys)

Tony Palmer (Legendary British filmmaker and director)

Doug Aldrich (Lead Guitarist for The Dead Daisies)

Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)

Ed King (The Strawberry Alarm Clock/Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Rick Roberts (The Flying Burrito Brothers/Firefall)

Rich Little (Legendary Impressionist & comedian)

John Hall (Orleans)

Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake and Palmer, Asia)

Bobby Kimball (Lead Singer of Toto)

Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)

Henry Paul (The Outlaws)

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (The 5th Dimension)

Binky Womack (Nephew of R&B Legend Bobby Womack)

Alan White ('YES')

John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful)

Jim Messina (Loggins & Messina)

Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)

Billy Cobham (Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Spectrum album)

Suzi Quatro (Rock & Roll Heroine)

Bobby Caldwell (Legendary drummer-Allman Brothers-Johnny Winter-Derringer-Armageddon-Captain Beyond)

Ray Walker (Bass singer for ‘The Jordanaires’-Elvis Presley’s backup singers)

Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon/Legendary Producer/ Head of A&R dept. for The Beatles Apple Records

Todd Rundgren (NAZZ,Utopia)

Candice Night (Blackmore’s Night)

Roger Fisher/Mike Fisher (Heart)

Ian McDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner)

Malik Shakur (Cousin of Tupac Shakur)

Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz Group/wife of Carlos Santana)

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Nona Hendryx (Labelle)

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant)

Steve Hunter (Lou Reed, Alice Cooper)

Steve Fossen/Mike Derosier (Original members of ‘HEART’)

Keith Thibodeaux (Actor who played Little Ricky “I Love Lucy” & original drummer of ‘David & The Giants’)

Chuck Negron (The voice of Three Dog Night)

Alannah Myles (“Black Velvet”)

Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

 

Kevin Martin (Candlebox)

 

Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

 

Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)

 

Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne drummer)

 

‘Melanie’ Safka (Songwriter/Musician/

 

The voice of a generation)

 

Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals)

 

Michael Des Barres (Silverhead/Detective/

 

‘Murdoc’ villain McGyver TV series)

 

Ivan Browne (The Lemon Pipers “Green Tambourine”)

 

Corey Glover (Living Colour)

 

Tommy Bolin Tribute with Joe Vitale

 

and Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh & Barnstorm)

 

Mark Andes (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Heart, Firefall)

 

Jock Bartley (Firefall)

Rupert Holmes ("The Pina Colada Song")

Eddie Devil Boy Turner (Blues Guitarist)

Prairie Prince(The Tubes/Todd Rundgren)

John McNally (The Searchers)

Stephen Bishop ("On and On")

Bobby Goldsboro ("Honey")

Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)

David Huff (David and The Giants)

Greg X Volz (PETRA)

John Lodge (The Moody Blues)

Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief)

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