The Paul Leslie Hour

Paul Leslie

The Paul Leslie Hour - Helping People Tell Their Stories is a talk show with new episodes at least once a week. Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture. read less
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#1,015 - Aurora Diaz-Plaja Birch
Jun 13 2024
#1,015 - Aurora Diaz-Plaja Birch
#1,015 - Aurora Diaz Plaja-Birch Aurora Diaz-Plaja Birch - The Third World Girl in Buzios from Last Mango in Paris is a special guest on The Paul Leslie Hour. Are you here? We like it when you're here, tuned into The Paul Leslie Hour. Indeed. Ya know, it's fascinating when a photo makes its way around the world, but the person in the picture isn't necessarily known. The inspiration and subject of this episode are connected to an album cover, "The Last Mango in Paris." Ya know it? There's two people in the picture. One of course was Jimmy Buffett, but who was the other person? Hmmm. Do you ever wonder about the story behind a picture? Jimmy Buffett once sang, "A picture's worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman." That's interesting and a good point. A photo at times can spark the imagination. It can even tell a story. Well, our guest, Aurora Diaz-Plaja Birch, has been photographed quite a lot. She said: "Modeling or acting was a very unlikely pursuit for me. As a child I hid from the camera -- even begged my mother not to buy the school photos as I didn't want to trade mine with classmates." Aurora never would've considered a career as a model until working as a waitress at a disco/night club in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The hired photographer asked to do a photo shoot with her. You see he wanted to enter her into a Miss Black Velvet Contest with a $50,000 prize. Here's the thing: to enter the contest, you had to be 21. She wasn't. So the photographer gave her the photographs and encouraged her to take them to a modeling agency. This was the beginning of a career in modeling, but as Aurora puts it, "it was always a means to an end and the end was to travel." From that standpoint, it was a success as she was able to travel to Japan and Spain. But, remember the cover of "Last Mango in Paris"? That picture you could say is what led Paul to try to locate the woman who depicted the "Third World Girl in Buzios." We're pleased to welcome her to tell you all a part of her story. And The Paul Leslie Hour is all about helping people tell their stories, been doing it for a long time. Just go right here, and we thank you! Ummm. If the phone doesn't ring, who is it? Okay. It's time. Shall we begin? The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.
#1,011 - Steve Huntington
May 1 2024
#1,011 - Steve Huntington
#1,011 - Steve Huntington Steve Huntington joins The Paul Leslie Hour for an exclusive interview! Are you here? You meaning, the listener, and here being: The Paul Leslie Hour. Welcome to episode number 1,011 featuring special guest Steve Huntington! Long-standing broadcaster Steve Huntington served as both program director and on-air radio personality. And what a great presence on the airwaves he is! Steve has had quite an experience and added to the enjoyment and interest of people from coast to coast and beyond through terrestrial radio, as well as online and satellite radio. For many of you, Steve Huntington is who you think of when you think about Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville. To us, he’ll always be “the voice of Radio Margaritaville,” but of course that’s just our opinion. But this should be stressed: To say that Steve Huntington played a big hand in what lead to The Paul Leslie Hour is an understatement. You wouldn’t likely be tuned in if it wasn’t for Steve Huntington, and that’s a fact. This episode features an interview with Steve Huntington, a man with vast knowledge about records and radio, but also as you’ll hear he’s an exceptional communicator. He’s got the voice, but also that human element so vital to good radio. Along with Steve you’ll also hear a little from singer-songwriters and recording artists Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby. Just keep in mind folks, The Paul Leslie Hour is made possible by listeners like you. Simply go right here, to give yourself and others the gift of stories. And now, we’ll have just a few seconds of radio silence, in salute to Steve Huntington. Just take a breath or grab a beverage. Plug in your ear buds and take a walk. Just get ready to listen. Here we go.
#1,005 - Steve Cropper
Apr 9 2024
#1,005 - Steve Cropper
#1,005 - Steve Cropper Steve Cropper Interview on The Paul Leslie Hour. Are you here? Yes, you’re tuned into episode #1,005 of The Paul Leslie Hour. Ahh! Yes indeed, we’ve been piling on the good stuff, talking to some of the most iconic people of all time and today is no exception. Paul is so excited about this one that you can hear his heart beating Now, ladies and gentlemen, we’re elated to welcome the one-and-only Steve Cropper — one of the most legendary guitarists in music, a great songwriter, A&R man, record producer and renowned live performer. Steve Cropper, called one of the greatest guitarists of all time, was the rhythm guitarist for Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Cropper had a hand in pretty much every record issued by Stax Records. Cropper has written with everyone from Otis Redding to Eddie Floyd. Just think about all of the great tunes he co-wrote. Man, there’s “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay,” “In the Midnight Hour,” “634-5789,” “Knock on Wood.” No wonder Cropper was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, And then we can’t forget those great instrumentals he co-wrote like “Green Onions” and “Time is Tight.” Steve Cropper just doesn’t stop. Everyone’s talking about this incredible new track he plays on: “Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero,” by Mark Knopfler. If you haven’t heard it, please check it out. It’s to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. It’s got more than sixty fabulous musicians on it, including Steve Cropper. I see that Paul is giving me a thumbs up and okay symbol. It’s time for Steve Cropper, but real quick please subscribe and like The Paul Leslie Hour on Facebook and YouTube, it’s a great help and it keeps you plugged into what we’re doing. The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.