Sunday, April 22, 2012

Miss Shake It (live) - Tommy Conwell and the Little Kings

A performance of Miss Shake It by Tommy Conwell and the Little Kings on PRISM. The 90's! This track can be found on Tommy Conwell and the Little Kings' Hi-Ho-Silver!

Work in Progress

Screencap of Audio Rumble rockumentary in Adobe Premiere.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers - Playlist | Cleveland 1991

In the Audio Rumble Collection, a performance by Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers live in Cleveland at The Empire. 

Recorded live on 100.7 WMMS. 

The playlist:

- Nice n Naughty
- Guitar Trouble
- Rock With You 
- If We Never Meet Again
- I’m 17 
- Do Right
- Moanin’
- Love’s On Fire
- Everything They Say is True
- Hard As A Rock
- Walkin’ on the Water
- I’m Not Your Man
- Workout 

- Let Me Love You Too
- Here I Come

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark [1929-2012]

From Philadelphia Inquirer
Dick Clark, who brought rock music into America's living rooms every afternoon, shaping tastes and making careers, died of a massive heart attack this morning.
"The world's oldest teenager" was 82.
Tommy Conwell talks about Dick Clark getting him to crowdwalk at the 1989 American Music Awards.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Return of Tommy's Guitar

Interview with Tommy Conwell (1990's) about the return of his stolen guitar, a 1969 Guild X500, with an autograph collection that includes engravings from Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Dickey Betts, John Lee Hooker, Steve Jones, Johnny Ramone, Chubby Checker and Chrissie Hynde.

Copy of article about the initial theft:
The Boston Globe, 7 December 1990

Rumblers Get Unlucky
Philadelphia rockers Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, who recently played the Paradise, had their equipment truck stolen later that night from their hotel. The truck was recovered, but the instruments were gone, including Conwell's one-of-a-kind Guild guitar with signatures from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chrissie Hynde, John Lee Hooker and others.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

First Concert Review

A review of Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers' first gig from University of Delaware's student newspaper. 

The Review | February 28, 1984

     (Chaz) Molins returned to the stage to play bass in the evening’s second set, the debut performance of the Young... Rumblers. With Mike Walls on drums and Tommy Conwell on guitar and vocals, the Rumblers played about 45 minutes of cover tunes and originals in a style Conwell called “wild white-boy blues.” Though there was little variety throughout the set, the dancers responded enthusiastically to the steady rock rhythm, simple bass line and heavy distorted guitar. Conwell’s voice has a George Thorogood rasp that is well suited to his music, which Glare called “cool rockabilly/rock and roll blues.” Conwell shares with several other rockers a penchant for over-the-head and behind-the-back guitar playing. The audience brought the Rumblers back for an encore of the beach classics “Hawaii Five-O” and “Walk, Don’t Run.”

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm 17 (Acoustic) - Tommy Conwell

Tommy Conwell performs an acoustic version of I'm 17. Local Los Angeles affiliate, 1990.

Friday, April 6, 2012