Lest We Forget/2018
A Musical Celebration of Lost Genius
broadcast version • online version
"LEST WE FORGET/2018" is a music special
whose sole purpose is to celebrate and honor some of
many important musicians who sadly passed away in 2018.
It is a series of musical tribute segments that feature
some of the finest studio musicians in both Nashville,
TN and Philadelphia, PA. Many segments were taped at
MOXE Recording Studio in Nashville, TN. Others were
taped at Forge Recording Studio in Philadelphia, PA
and SubCat Studios in Syracuse, NY.
"LEST WE FORGET/2018" was produced by Ace
Entertainment, Inc., under the direction of veteran
producer Tom Emmi,
with support from The Yamaha Entertainment Group, Yamaha
Scandinavia, Sire Basses, Gibson Guitars, The Lake
George Arts Project, The Brook Lenfest Foundation and
Fontanel Nash ville.
Proceeds from the distribution of this program will
support the efforts of various charities that seek
to either aid musicians in crisis and/or support music
education in schools.
...and many more!
• JASON ESKRIDGE
• STEVE ADELSON
• RICK CUA
• JOHN ENGLAND
• TRACY SILVERMAN
• JACK PEARSON
• PAT BERGESON
• DAN DUGMORE
• MICHAEL WHITTAKER
• VICTOR WOOTEN
• MATTHEW LEE
• JERRY DOUGLAS
• LELAND SKLAR
• STEVE LUKATHER
• BAKITHI KUMALO
• MAUREEN MURPHY
• WILL McFARLANE
• HENRIK ENGQVIST
• GEORGIA MIDDLEMAN
• DAN SHAFER
• BELA FLECK
ED KING - "Sweet Home Alabama"
PATRICK WILLIAMS - "MTM Theme"
RANDY SCRUGGS - "Both Sides Now"
MATT MURPHY - "Soul Man"
HUGH MASEKELA - "Grazing In The Grass"
ARETHA FRANKLIN - "A Change Is Gonna Come" &
"Baby, I Love You"
DENNIS EDWARDS - "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"
FOUNTAIN - "People Get Ready"
CECIL TAYLOR - "Autumn Leaves"
ROY CLARK - "Alabama Jubilee"
IN MEMORIUM - "Amazing Grace"
EMERICK - Beatles Medley
JIM RODFORD - "Hold Your Head Up"
LARI WHITE - "Now I Know"
TONY JOE WHITE - "Rainy Night In Georgia"
JOE OSBORN - "Memphis"
PETER "MARS" COWLING - "Born Under A Bad Sign"
DIDIER LOCKWOOD - "Time To Time"
ALEXANDER SEVASTION - "Flight OfThe Bumblebee"
EDWIN HAWKINS -"Oh Happy Day"
Examples of episodes:
Randy Scruggs was a music producer, songwriter and guitarist. He won four Grammy
Awards and was twice named Musician of the Year at the Country Music Association
Awards. He was the middle son of Earl Scruggs.
Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress,
and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel. At the age of 18,
she embarked on a secular career, first recording for Columbia Records, and later
with Atlantic Records. Hit songs such as “Respect,” “Chain
of Fools,” “Baby, I Love You,” and “(You Make Me Feel
Like) A Natural Woman” propelled her past her musical peers. By the end
of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as “The Queen of Soul.”
Maureen Murphy - Vocals
Dennis Edwards was an American soul and R&B singer who was best known as
the front man in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards sang with the group
from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989.
Victor Wooten – Bass
Alexander Sevastian was a well-known virtuoso Russian-Canadian accordionist.
Much of his early education and early career was in Russia before relocating
to Canada in 2001. Sevastian won numerous prestigious accordion competitions
and developed an impressive and extensive worldwide solo career.
Cecil Taylor was an American pianist and poet. Taylor was classically trained
and was one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an energetic,
physical approach, resulting in complex improvisation often involving tone clusters
and intricate polyrhythms.