Leslie Mandoki - 30th Anniversary Celebration Of Mandoki Soulmates. Featuring EXCLUSIVE, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED Live Recordings With Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, Greg Lake, David Clayton-Thomas, Gary Brooker And More!
Leslie Mandoki has been the leader of Mandoki Soulmates, the European-based supergroup, since he fled from Communist Hungary. He has assembled remarkable lineups of world class musicians. This is the band’s 30th Anniversary celebration.
This episode contains EXCLUSIVE, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED live recordings featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull singing “Locomotive Breath”, Jack Bruce of Cream singing “Sunshine Of Your Love”, Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer singing “Lucky Man”, David Clayton-Thomas of Blood Sweat and Tears singing “Spinning Wheel”, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum singing “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, Chaka Khan, Peter Frampton, Tony Carey and others.
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Leslie and I discuss the following:
- His father’s advice: Live your dreams and don’t dream your life
- Escaping Communist Hungary at age 22 to Germany
- Formed Mandoki Soulmates as a combination of progressive rock and jazz fusion, with so many superstars
- “Locomotive Breath” with Ian Anderson (Jack Bruce, John Lord, Chris Thompson, Peter Frampton, Greg Lake)
- “Sunshine Of Your Love” with Jack Bruce (Ian Anderson and Peter Frampton)
- “Lucky Man” with Greg Lake (Jack Bruce, Ian Anderson, Peter Frampton, John Helliwell, Chaka Khan, Bobby Kimball)
- “Spinning Wheel” with David Clayton-Thomas (Corey Henry, Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, John Helliwell, Bill Evans, Al DiMeola, Mike Stern)
- “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” with Gary Brooker. With Mikhail Gorbachav introducing the performance!
- “Old Rebels” with Chris Tompson (Mike Stern, Richard Bona, John Helliwell)
BOBBY M AND THE PAISLEY PARADE is Robert’s forthcoming album. Featuring 10 new songs and guest appearances by John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Carey (Rainbow) and international sitar sensation Deobrat Mishra. Called"ALBUM OF THE YEAR!" by Indie Shark. Praised by Steve Hackett (Genesis), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Gary Puckett (Union Gap), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul and Mary), and David Libert (The Happenings).
LIVE AT STEELSTACKS is the 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band. The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike.
“Captivating!” Elliott Randall (Steely Dan)
“PGS burns down the house!” Tony Carey (Rainbow)
“Full of life!” Alan Hewitt (The Moody Blues)
“Virtuoso musicians!” (Melody Maker)
“Such a great band!” (Hollywood Digest)
The album can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.
ALL OF THE TIME is Robert’s recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song that's light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love.
“Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!” Melody Maker/5 Stars)
“Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!” (Pop Icon/5 Stars)
“Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” (Mob York City)
Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
THE SHAKESPEARE CONCERT is the album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, recorded "live" in the studio. It’s been praised by Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jim Peterik (Ides Of March), Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) and Sarah Class (British composer). Reviews: “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
THE FALL OF WINTER is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM HANDBOOK is Robert's Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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