Brian Nalepka, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings

“The first record album that I ever bought? You know, I’m trying to think back. My mother worked at a store that I think is now gone called Grandway. They were like a 1960s’ version of Wal-Mart, I guess. She worked in the record department, and she used to bring home a lot of free demo records, and I remember that’s how I got most of my records.

“But the first record that I remember buying was an album by the Monkees. I’m ashamed to admit it, but you know what? I still listen to the Monkees. I still like them. And a lot of those Monkees records featured the best studio musicians around and songs by songwriters like Neil Diamond and Carole King, so it was actually pretty high quality stuff.”

Bassist Brian Nalepka and the other members of the Manhattan Rhythm Kings join nine-time Tony Award-winning song-and-dance man Tommy Tune in “Steps In Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance” for a one-night-only performance at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 7:30pm on Thursday (August 11). Tix are $25, $45, $65; VIP $100.

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