Troubled Men Podcast

The Troubled Men for Troubled Times discuss good times and air grievances over cocktails.

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TMP #59 Allyn Robinson Swings In

After a lifetime of playing drums with a who's who of musicians, the New Orleans native has lots of tales to tell. From his tenure with the mighty Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, where he drove the 11-piece horn section and hired a young Jaco Pastorius on bass, to his long history with Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Allyn has proven he can handle anything. Let's see how he handles the Troubled Men.

Topic include a definition, a summer parade, another festival, an anniversary, Charlie Brent, Loyola Music School, David Lee Watson, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Lon Price, Lee Thornburg, Cranston Clements, Tony Klatka, The Barn in Miami, the Jackie Gleason Show, Last Kiss, Red Rodney, Tower of Power, the 3-piece rhythm section, road girls, Circles, the Georgia roots of soul, Luther Kent and Trick Bag, Ward Smith, Jimmy Weber, Bob Gable, A.J. Pittman, Eric Langstaff, Brian O'Neal, Jazz Excursions, a climate change, Cary Boquet, an early lesson, two jokes, a Treme childhood, Al Jackson, The Monkey Speaks His Mind, a bank visit, Walter Reed, house fires, unfettered capitalism, the thrill of music, Tab Benoit, Jaco Pastorius, a tragic loss, the demise of Bourbon St., and much more.

Outro Music:Circles by Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders from the album "Cochran"

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TMP #57 Rob Cambre Connects the Dots

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TMP #55 The Stalker Files Revisited

The Stalker Files Revisited

TMP #54 Susan Cowsill On Her Own

Susan Cowsill On Her Own

TMP #53 Bruce Barielle Masters the World

Bruce Barielle Masters the World

TMP #52 Nicole Pavy On Night Duty

Nicole Pavy On Night Duty

TMP #51 Jimbo Mathus Unzips

Jimbo Mathus Unzips

TMP#50 Rik Slave Gets Loose

Rik Slave Gets Loose

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René Coman sits down with the original Troubled Man, Manny Chevrolet, over cocktails at the Ring Room, in the heart of an old-school New Orleans social haunt. Manny is an L.A. native who had been through the Hollywood wringer by his late 20s. He then moved to New Orleans to become a perennial candidate for mayor and make a feature film about it. René is a New Orleans native who's been in the music biz wringer since he was a child. They are the Troubled Men for Troubled Times.

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