Los Angeles and San Francisco are tied as America's capitals of sin and triumph — at least for Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers, who fashioned a "soundtrack" for both cities with their debut collaboration, Translucent Blues.
Manzarek (L.A.) is best known as The Doors' organist and producer of the first five X albums; Rogers (S.F.) is a blues guitar ace who worked closely with John Lee Hooker during the icon's later years. With alternating vocals, Rogers' searing guitar and the jazz-inspired cool of Manzarek's keyboards complement and contrast each other marvelously as they scrutinize the Golden State's dark underbelly.
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They get some North Texas assistance on this show, courtesy of area favorites RTB2 and Whiskey Folk Ramblers.