Chicago House History: After winning the Columbia College AEMMP student record label contest in 1984, Master Plan (Thomas O’Callaghan and Pepper Gomez), signed with Matt Warren’s Sunset Label. Electric Baile was the first production resulting from the new partnership. Electric Baile, a part of Chicago House history, charted on Billboard and created the trajectory for continued recordings and the collaboration between Pepper Gomez, Matt Warren … Continue reading Electric Baile by Master Plan (1986)
“Ok Boom Boom and Master Plan’s Face the Music is a Pepper tune again but I love it! It’s about being in love with a cocky person who could actually care less about you but is soon about to be forced back to earth. Deep reality and should have gotten more airplay in the day. Loved working with Tony Boom Boom Badea.” Continue reading Pepper’s Picks Number 10: Boom Boom and Master Plan-Face the Music.
The Master Plan photos were a result of my view of the music and the knowledge I had gained in a year of college photography applied to my vision. I had watched as many a fine musician simply not get their foot in the musical door. I always thought that there had to be a way – even though in those days, there weren’t the … Continue reading Pepper Gomez Talks About the Creative Process Of The Master Plan Photos
Master Plan Part 1 Master Plan was the 80s duo made up of Tom O’Callaghan and Pepper Gomez. Tom was a multi-instrumentalist who could virtually play anything he touched and had been a violin player in the Chicago Civic Orchestra which was the training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony. Pepper Gomez was a sitar player, poet, singer and songwriter who joined forces with Tom after … Continue reading Pepper Gomez Tells The Story Behind Master Plan.
It would have been hard to not like Tommy Hanson Funny, welcoming and clearly a master at his craft, Tommy made all the musicians and especially me, feel very at home within the studio that was his second home, Chicago Recording Company. I can honestly say, I barely remember being nervous with him in command. While Matt Warren and Tom O’Callaghan also were integral parts … Continue reading A Tribute to Tommy Hanson By Pepper Gomez
The seventh single that was released on Chicago-based Sunset Records was Kajsa’s debut single, Try, Try Again. What should’ve been just the latest release for the Sunset Records in 1986 marked the end of an era. The story began when Kajsa and Scott Free wrote Try, Try Again, which they recorded at Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio. When the sessions began Kajsa was joined in the studio by some familiar faces. This included engineer and Tom O’Callaghan … Continue reading Kajsa-Try, Try Again (Mansion Mix).
In 1986, Kajsa released what was to be her one and only single, Try, Try Again, which was released on Sunset Records. It was written by Kajsa and Scott Free and was recorded at Chicago Trax Recording Studio. As the sessions began at Chicago Trax Recording Studio, Kajsa was joined Steve Spapperi was about to engineer the studio and Tom O’Callaghan who was responsible for sequencing on Try, Try Again. They watched on … Continue reading Kajsa-Try, Try Again (House Mix).