Jimmie Spheeris

1970's singer/songwriter Jimmie Spheeris created a fantasy-carnival world on his four albums for Columbia Records. He won over devoted fans as he toured the U.S. But his sudden death in the early 1980s meant that all that lingered were echoes. That is, until an Internet designer named Andy Markley met the singer's former bass player, Johnny Pierce, over the internet. They began working together to bring Spheeris' music back. The fans rallied, and now, all of Jimmie's CD's, including an unreleased recording, Spheeris (Rain Records RR006), are in stores. Liane talks with Markley and Pierce, and we get to sample some of this long-unheard music.



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