Fresh Air, Hal Blaine and James Fallows - Terry Gross

Fresh Air, Hal Blaine and James Fallows

By Terry Gross

  • Release Date: 2001-05-09
  • Genre: Arts & Entertainment
  • ℗ © 2001 WHYY-FM

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Summary : Fresh Air, Hal Blaine and James Fallows

Studio drummer Hal Blaine and an archive interview with journalist James Fallows on this edition of Fresh Air. Hal Blaine's distinctive sound could be heard on thousands of recordings from the late 1950s and on for 25 years. He played on the hit records, Be My Baby by The Ronettes, Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, I Got You Babe, by Sony and Cher, Mr. Tambourine Man, by The Byrds, Monday, Monday by The Mamas and the Papas, Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra, and many, many more. Last year, Blaine was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. James Fallows is the national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and the author of Looking at the Sun. In this 1994 interview, Fallows examined political and economic systems that arose in East Asia, which challenged Western principles of capitalism and democracy. Fallows argues the impact of Asia on the West has been hidden by America's false perception about the "success" of individual enterprise and rights in the area. He predicts Korea, Taiwan, and "Greater China" are the most likely countries to dominate the region economically. (Broadcast Dates: May 9, 2001 and April 20. 1994)

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