Sunday, June 26, 2011

FREDDY WELLER Rare Interview Radio Program

A conversation with music featuring the electric guitar that's come far from the heart of the Southland, FREDDY WELLER! This is from a very rare radio transcription double vinyl called "Country Music's Magazine Of The Air" from December 1980. Freddy talks about his Raider days, his successful country solo career and even his appearance on "Fantasy Island." A rare photo of Freddy onstage with the Raiders...Mark Lindsay joins in on guitar!
There is also music from other great country artists like Johnny Cash, George Hamilton IV, Loretta Lynn, Alabama, Statler Brothers and more. Another very interesting segment is when the DJ plays 3 indie country 45s and explains why everyone can't "make it" in the country music field.
NEXT WEEK: An ALL NEW episode of OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY!



Saturday, June 25, 2011

Celebrating The MUSIC--New MJ Mix of VINYL RARITIES

I dragged out all my Michael vinyl and did a mix of the most interesting remixes and rarities. I couldn't stop. There are some hits sprinkled in here and there, but mostly hard-to-find 12" single versions, rarely heard songs, instrumentals and even some Michael acapella magic.
I kept my mouth shut and just let the music do the talking. I felt lots of joy and a bit of sadness. There will never be another.
Part One: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YC2J2OK7
If you're really digging it, here's Part Two: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MBO32M82
Don't stop 'til you get enough, Part Three for the hardcore fan like me:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FEUO0YVC

Friday, June 24, 2011

A VINYL SHELF Special Presentation--FOREIGNER Super Groups In Concert 1979

From 1979, this rare radio transcription 2LP set features prime Foreigner, in their original incarnation, recorded live in concert during their "Double Vision" tour (at the end Lou yells "Philadelphia" so maybe it's a Spectrum show?). A true SUPER GROUP, listen to Lou Gramm's awesome vocals and Mick Jones' ripping guitar on favorites like "Hot Blooded," "Long, Long Way From Home," "Blue Morning, Blue Day" and the closer "Headknocker." There are also some rarely heard gems like "I Need You" and "The Damage Is Done" that really kill in their live versions. But listener BEWARE: some of the tracks being passed off as "live" are just the album versions with added audience tracks ("Love Has Taken It's Toll," "Tramontane," "Lonely Children" and "Back Where You Belong"). There are some interview segments too with Mick and Lou and even a few quick quotes from Al Greenwood. And check out the credits, this live show was mixed by original Foreigner keyboardist and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald giving it a little extra legitimacy. SET LIST: LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME I NEED YOU BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY LOVE HAS TAKEN IT'S TOLL (LP version, NOT live) WOMAN OH WOMAN COLD AS ICE BACK WHERE YOU BELONG (LP version, NOT live) THE DAMAGE IS DONE Interview AT WAR WITH THE WORLD STARRIDER Interview COLD AS ICE SPELLBINDER LONELY CHILDREN (LP version, NOT live) FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME Interview TRAMONTANE (LP version, NOT live) HOT BLOODED HEADKNOCKER Disc 1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q4XW9RT5 Disc 2 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FOJHV6M6Special thanks to Ronnie for lending me this rare Foreigner vinyl.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MONKEEMANIA 40 Timeless Hits ARISTA 2 LP 1979

I saved my allowance to get this giant double IMPORT LP featuring 40+ hits by the Monkees when it hit the Delaware record shops sometime in the early 80's (released in 1979). An official Australia release on Arista Records at a time when NOBODY was showing the TV show reruns (and still pre-VCR) and 90 percent of the Monkees music was UNAVAILABLE. All you could get in the U.S. was Arista's "Greatest Hits" album with a measly 11 songs. Glenn A. Baker put this comp together. Along with the hits and key album tracks he included various rarities and alternate versions as a treat to true Monkee fans. Each side was crammed with at least 10 songs plus surprises like interview quotes and previously unheard rarities. The sound quality ranged from very good to phase-y cassette dub sound but overall it's an enjoyable audio history of TV's fab four with lots of photos and a large discography including solo releases.This is my original double LP that I transferred to a DAT tape in the early digital recording days. I dug it out and it's a little noisy but still sounds pretty good. Over 2 hours of Micky, Davy, Peter and Mike.
PART ONE:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=55NSPR7K
PART TWO:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IWFYCVVP

Sunday, June 19, 2011

If It's Sunday, It Must Be OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY!

The 3rd episode of OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY finds The Pipe spinning more classic C&W vinyl like CONWAY, FARON, LEFTY, SKEETER, CHET and two different BARBARAs, MANDRELL and FAIRCHILD.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SGX6RLFRPlus GLEN, GEORGE, SAMMI, RAY, ROGER, JOHNNIE AND JACK and more...

Friday, June 17, 2011

VINYL SHELF presents "BROCCOLI"--A New Episode!



THIS WEEK'S WAX MIX WILL PUT SOME RUFFAGE IN YOUR DIET VIA YOUR EARS WHICH WILL BE GREEN WITH INTRAVENOUS ENVY AS WE MUNCH ON "BROCCOLI" AND PUT GROUCHO'S TATTOOED LADY IN THE SPOTLIGHT ALONGSIDE HIS BROTHERS, CHICO AND HARPO TOO...




SAY THE SECRET WORD AND HEAR SOME VALENTINOS, MONKEES, HERMITS, LIZZY, SKYNYRD, CHER and even CHEECH Y CHONG... there's a COUNTRY MUSIC segment with CONWAY, GEORGE, BUCK AND BONNIE and HERB ALPERT does NILSSON!


Plus, we play 'Guys With Weird Last Names' like RUNDGREN and BACHARACH...



THIS WEEK...it's BROCOLLI on THE VINYL SHELF!!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M6B2OGL5

Thursday, June 16, 2011

93 KHJ Los Angeles "30 Boss Goldens" 2LP Compilation

There are many different compilations from the 1960's released all around the U.S. spotlighting popular radio stations in different cities (I have a few including Boston and Philadelphia). This double album features KHJ from Los Angeles, and although there are no DJs heard on the album, they are all introduced on the inside gatefold. The music, however, literally needs no introductions and it plays like a greatest hits of the sixties. A genuine FIVE STAR album featuring rocking nuggets and hard hitting soul. Fine mono sound with just enough surface noise to make it authentic.
From what I understand, this double LP was only available by phone in 1967.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=175Z04R6

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR Live On The Queen Mary 1975

Paul McCartney throws a huge party on the Queen Mary and hires The Meters and Professor Longhair as the musical guests. Can you imagine?? Linda took the cover photo and Harvest Records releases an LP of the event. Awesome.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KEMPYJW4

Sunday, June 12, 2011

OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY--Let's Do It Again

MEL TILLIS, BUCK OWENS, TANYA TUCKER, GRAM PARSONS, MARTY ROBBINS AND KITTY WELLS are just a few of the CLASSIC COUNTRY artists on today's episode of OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY. Join THE PIPE as he spins REAL COUNTRY MUSIC and all from VINYL.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7I3YACA3
A full hour of GOOD COUNTRY like DAVID ALLAN COE, RONNIE MILSAP, STATLER BROTHERS and there's always some GEORGE JONES...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


I love Peter Frampton. I love the Bee Gees. Aerosmith rules and Earth, Wind & Fire are incredible. I'm a big fan of Steve Martin, Alice Cooper and George Burns is a Hollywood legend. Most of all, I'm a HUGE Beatles fan and believe they are responsible for some of the best music ever created. Now how could this movie have went SO WRONG??

I saw this movie twice when I was a kid. The first time was when it first opened and all that I knew was that I enjoyed it more than the first time I saw Star Wars. The second time was with a school friend at the 'budget' theatre and I tried to catch up on what I 'missed' the first time around.

The 'Introducing Sandy Farina' credit should be followed by a 'Farewell Sandy Farina' credit at the end of the movie. And the "all-star" singalong at the end of the film lists ex-Raiders Mark Lindsay and Keith Allison among the celebrity crowd but I have a hard time finding their faces.C'mon, the R.S.O. double soundtrack album can't be all that bad can it? George Martin produced the music and guests like Jeff Beck have to add to the quality, right? Unfortunately, the album is REALLY BAD with hints of disco and over-produced tracks with overblown ideas (the cocaine overflow must have been incredible). The Alice Cooper "Because" is a waste of time, Steve Martin is NOT funny and Frampton's voice is devoid of any soul and Manilow-esque in delivery (sorry Barry, check out "The Long & Winding Road" for Peter's cringeworthy lead vocal). The best tracks on this soundtrack (EWF and Aerosmith) are available elsewhere. Here's your chance to hear for yourself!
Disc 1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HLXCODEA
Disc 2
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JI46H86N

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES RCA Radio Special LP 1980

This is a promo RCA interview LP used to promote Hall & Oates superb "VOICES" album with some revealing interview bits with Daryl and John. John Oates and his wife are big fans of Daniel Lanois' music and I've met him at two of our shows.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY Premiere Episode featuring THE PIPE

HOW-DEEEE!

WELCOME FRIENDS TO OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY WHERE WE'RE NOT AFRAID TO APPRECIATE SOME TRUE AMERICAN HONKY TONK NOW AND AGAIN...60 MINUTES OF 'REAL DEAL' C&W FROM THE PAST FEATURING YOUR HILLBILLY HOST, The Pipe.

Join us for the PREMIERE EPISODE today featuring music from HANK WILLIAMS, LORETTA LYNN, THE BROWNS featuring JIM ED BROWN, WEBB PIERCE, DONNA FARGO, WARNER, PORTER, WILLIE, WAYLON, JOHNNY (CASH & PAYCHECK) and lots more! Over 20 classic country songs per episode!

www.megaupload.com/?d=NULN8ZDR

Friday, June 3, 2011

VINYL SHELF All New BAD BLOOD Mix!

Hop aboard the turntable for some rare ELTON JOHN interviews and music this week on THE VINYL SHELF with your host, The Pipe...LORD CHOC ICE is in the spotlight AND we also take some old BOB SEGER records off the shelf along with RAY CHARLES and classic BILL HALEY & THE COMETS too...THE BUCKINGHAMS and THE ASSOCIATION bless us with some soft rock and DONOVAN takes us for a swim...and you don't wanna miss the ridiculously rare Spanish 45 version of "Francene" by ZZ TOP now do ya?!! http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YJR9YY9S