Harvey Kubernik's March Lion Arrived Bearing an Award Nomination, a Library of Congress Request, and a Plethora of Stellar Reviews
March 27, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsMarch 27, 2019 - Otherworld Cottage Industries title "The Doors: Summer's Gone" by Harvey Kubernik has been nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. So it's only fitting that the current issue #50 of "Ugly Things" magazine contains multi-page Harvey Kubernik penned stories on blues legend Howlin' Wolf and the 60th anniversary of his debut LP "Moanin' at Midnight," and The Doors "Waiting for the Sun" album.
Harvey Kubernik has been asked to write the entry for the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress, the nation's library, on the topic of "The Band" album by The Band. The essay and brief Kubernik bio will be displayed this spring of 2019.
And that seems altogether fitting, according to the March 4th Brendan Driscoll review of Harvey's book, "The Story of The Band," posted on jambands.com, in which he wrote, "What we don't see is dirt … The internecine feuding between band members is acknowledged but quickly forgiven as the Kubernik brothers emphasize positive, harmonious aspects of The Band's history … The multitude of voices, including quotes from the band members and tour crew, journalists and fellow musical luminaries, gives 'The Story of the Band' a certain broad-spectrum authority about its subject, as well as a bit of a documentary film vibe."
On the current "Music Connection" magazine website, Kubernik examines "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus," the Michael Lindsay-Hogg directed 1968 film that will be screening across the U.S. in early April. The article includes Harvey's 2019 interview with Lindsay-Hogg.
And we're only hours away from Harvey's multi-voice narrative "It Happened in Laurel Canyon 50 Years Ago" examining the debut Crosby, Stills and Nash album soon to celebrate a 50th anniversary this spring. Nash, and members of The Doors, were subjects chronicled in Harvey's 2009 book, "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon," and two of Harvey's archive interviews with Graham Nash will be showcased at www.musicconnection.com
And while we're on "Canyon of Dreams," the next "Record Collector News," magazine, due Saturday, March 30th, features Kubernik's cover story on the Wizard of Laurel Canyon, Frank Zappa. Text chronicles the new 40th anniversary Zappa Records/UMe label retail release of "Zappa In New York" and the upcoming Zappa hologram tour "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa." "Record Collector News" magazine also publishes Harvey's interview with bassist Pat Campbell on the just released "Good Old Boys Live Drink Up and Go Home" 2-cd Set, a 1975 live recording with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. The piece implements portions of a 1976 interview Harvey conducted with Jerry. In addition to the print magazine, the stories can be read online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
Harvey's March work displayed on David Kessel's www.cavehollywood.com includes a tribute to drummer and Wrecking Crew member Hal Blaine, and an interview with Charlie Christmas on his debut musical offerings. Harvey's next article for Cave Hollywood, due in the immediate future is "David Bowie and Space Oddity: 50 Years On."
With the passing of singer/songwriter Scott Walker on March 22nd, "Forgotten Hits" Tuesday, March 26, 2019, excerpted a portion of a 2013 interview by Harvey Kubernik conducted with Howard Kaylan of the Turtles, who praised the impact of the epic solo albums Walker created after his stint with the Walker Brothers. (A portion of the Kubernik-Kaylan conducted interview for "Record Collector News" magazine in 2013 was also utilized in writer Richard Sandomir's Scott Walker obituary in the New York Times on March 26th.)
Believe it or not, there's more, and you're welcome to check it all out at Kubernik's Korner.