Flashback: The Bert Sommer Interview, Part II

October 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Yesterday, we gave you Part I of the 1985 vintage “Sarge Blotto’s Hot Seat” video interview with the late, great singer-songwriter Bert Sommer.

As promised, here’s Part II:

“Sarge Blotto’s Hot Seat” was produced and directed by Real George.

Stay tuned here at Nippertown.com for more vintage video from the vaults of “Sarge Blotto’s Hot Seat” and “Real George’s Backroom” coming soon.

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Bert Sommer: From Woodstock to Albany

August 11th, 2009, 3:07 pm by Greg

bertLong one of Nippertown’s most colorful, charismatic and talented musicians, Bert Sommer is getting some long-overdue respect.

Finally.

Sadly, it’s nearly 20 years after his death in Albany, where he spent the final seven years of his life playing solo and with such bands as the Fabulous Newports and B.W. & the Poor Boys around town at clubs like Quintessence and Doc McCutcheon’s.

But 40 years ago, the 20-year-old Sommer made his concert debut in front nearly half a million people at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Yes, his concert debut.

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