Thursday, July 28, 2011

RECORD STORES & VINYL SCORES The Pipe on the road 'Record Store Diary'

A new feature in which THE PIPE hits the record shops and you're there with him. Only the good shops will be spotlighted. Back on the road again and on the hunt for VINYL. Brian Blade told me about SOM RECORDS in D.C. and it ended up being right around the corner from the hotel. On the way there I saw the legend, Dick Gregory, walking down the street. SOM's entrance is downstairs from the street and not unlike Laverne and Shirley's apartment. It's cramped and the bins are packed but I scored a few choice pieces like WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM Soundtrack and a nice STONES interview rarity. Definitely worth a look.

The familiar red awning of GENERATION RECORDS in the Village on Thompson St. is a sight for sore eyes and always has a ton of quality vinyl downstairs and don't forget to check the rows of new arrivals.
GOOD RECORDS on 5th Street in NYC was probably my favorite shop that I hit on this tour. What looked like an average DJ/funk/soul shop turned into a goldmine for this rocker. Lots of high quality rock vinyl was just being put in the bins as the store turntable cranked some classic Isleys. Perfect shopping music. I scored some clean goodies like the CRAZY HORSE album, INTRODUCING SPARKS with a sticker on the shrinkwrap, LOU REED's "Rock & Roll Animal" and for a measly $40 I got a crisp, clean original stereo FREAK OUT! by The Mothers.
Highly recommended for vinyl shoppers who don't want to pay typical New York prices.

DAVE'S RECORDS in Chicago (2604 North Clark St.) is a long-standing vinyl only store that is always worth stopping in for a look. I picked up the new deluxe PAUL McCARTNEY vinyls ("McCartney" and "McCartney II") and had a nice conversation with 'Dave' or someone like him at the counter.

I love the sign on the door that says "NO CDs" and it's true. I also get sentimental when I walk by the former Tower Records location further down the street.


It was my second trip to Peoples Records in Detroit in less than a year and both times I scored some goodies and was treated with kindness by the staff without even trying to be treated at all. There was a original gatefold copy of "Buckingham Nicks" laying in a stack on the floor and it looked clean. No price sticker though. I asked the guy behind the counter how much he would want for this and he gave it the once over twice and said "I don't know, twelve bucks?" Sold. He then looked it up on eBay and said one had recently sold for $100. The LP was gripped firmly in my hands. I wasn't about to let him change his mind about the price. He looked me in the eye and said, "If I see that you sell this on eBay, I'll be heartbroken." I tried to reassure him, "No it's for me!"

A few minutes later, a couple came in to try and sell some beat up soul 45's including a few by the Temptations. The guy explained that he couldn't use any of them much to the disappointment of the couple who thought for sure they were sitting on a goldmine of vinyl. "I've got boxes of Temptations 45's back there" and "Have you ever heard of The Telltones on the Wanda label? Me neither, but that's the kind of stuff people are looking for, the more obscure 45's." The couple sighed and then the record store guy opened the cash register and gave them 2 bucks and thanked them for their time and trouble for coming to the store. Nice guy!

Now I'm not saying to take your junk down there and the guy will feel sorry for you and pay you off, but I will say they have a ton of 45's in white boxes that could take up a whole afternoon and also that the 'New Arrivals' section of LPs is a great place to start in the store. I was there with Brian and Trixie who also bought some choice titles and the employees also hipped us out to The Lollipop Shoppe. Before we left, the guy put "Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch on the turntable and I'm not sure if he was testing my Fleetwood Mac knowledge once and for all to see if I was just in for a quick Stevie/Lindsey eBay cash-in but once again I proved my worthiness by having a Welch conversation.


Additionally, I found a cool CBS pressing of "Some Girls" mint in shrinkwrap. How many copies of "Some Girls" do I need?? I believe my other 'most bought' albums would be "Headquarters," "More Of The Monkees," "The Monkees," "Paul Revere And The Raiders Greatest Hits" and "Difford & Tilbrook."

Peoples are planning on moving next to the Magic Stick sometime in the near future and I say LONG LIVE PEOPLES AND DETROIT.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

ULTRA RARE Gilda Radner Interview Radio LP

This is a radio transcription LP from 1980 called "The Warner Bros. Music Show" spotlighting GILDA RADNER's "Live From New York" album that you can find elsewhere on this blog. John McGhan interviews Gilda and she tells funny stories about Shirley Ellis, The Chantels, Candy Slice and hanging out with the Stones.
GILDA FANS RULE!
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Friday, July 22, 2011

FINAL VINYL--Season Finale Episode of THE VINYL SHELF!


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THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE VINYL SHELF AND MY 3RD SUCCESSFUL SEASON...DON'T WORRY--LOTS MORE TO COME!! SOON!! WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED. LOVE FROM THE PIPE!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BOB SEGER Noah 1969 Capitol LP

Someone has just repro'd this rare SEGER vinyl and I bought one at Amoeba. Good album, but so strange that there's so much emphasis on System member Tom Neme because Bob Seger was having trouble writing follow-up songs to "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man." Although Neme has a Steve Marriott style and isn't half bad, I wish there was more rockin' Seger and less filler stuff like "Cat." Overall, this LP is an interesting chapter in the Bob Seger history.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=73PNOMGL

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BOB SEGER The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week 1982

GREAT and ultra rare early 1982 radio interview LP featuring Detroit's best, BOB SEGER. Learn about the night Ronnie Wood got thrown off the Silver Bullet Band stage and the truth about Bob's fears of following up the "Night Moves" album.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JHDOF4DX

Sunday, July 17, 2011

All-New OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY Episode

Today's ALL NEW episode of OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY is dedicated to the great FERLIN HUSKY who passed away in March just after I recorded this show.
Join your host, THE PIPE, for another hour of CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC from VINYL featuring KITTY WELLS, BUCK OWENS, SONNY JAMES, MERLE HAGGARD, WILBURN BROTHERS, PORTER WAGONER and many more!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DCEKRQYU

Friday, July 15, 2011

ACCIDENTALLY ON PORPOISE--The Vinyl Shelf Returns!

An ALL-NEW episode of the internet's best radio program--


THE VINYL SHELF!!

Starring THE MONKEES, THE VENTURES, THE ESSEX, HELLO PEOPLE, CHRISTOPHER MILK, GRAPEFRUIT, MOTT THE HOOPLE, MOMS MABLEY, WILLIE NELSON and lots more great tunes from VINYL featuring your host, The Pipe, who rummages through piles of records to find those special ditties no one else would dare to play! Come on over!


YOU'LL ALSO HEAR THIS WEEK:
A live set from MUDDY WATERS, rare HUDSON BROTHERS b-side, REPLACEMENTS flexi, and a trip to SESAME STREET! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

RICK SPRINGFIELD The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week 1982

This rare radio interview LP from 1982 was broadcast just as Rick Springfield was enjoying his "Jessie's Girl" success and his second RCA album was being prepared for release.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=A6JH5KHS

Sunday, July 10, 2011

OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY--The BEST in Classic Country Music

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DAVE DUDLEY, DEL WOOD, FLOYD CRAMER, RED SOVINE, WEBB PIERCE, JACK GREENE and JOHNNY BOND
are just a few of the classic COUNTRY MUSIC artists you'll hear this week on OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY.This week, THE PIPE spins C&W vinyl like TAMMY WYNETTE, BRENDA LEE, RAY PRICE and CHARLEY PRIDE. Don't miss it!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A VINYL SHELF Special Presentation--THE CARS Innerview


The Cars are back! Their new album "Move Like This" sees the return of Ric Ocasek at the wheel, driving the classic sound and lineup once again (although Ben is missed and Elliot's guitar has taken a back seat).

Here's a really cool radio transcription LP from 1980 called "Innerview" which features a conversation with Ric about his group, almost getting killed on his way to the interview and why your pet catepillars are not safe around him.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1XWCIVDX
P.S. Label says 1976, but that's just the copyright date for "Innerview" itself. Great commercials throughout!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

STEVIE WONDER The Showtime Radio Special LP

This is a Westwood One Radio LP featuring interviews & music by STEVIE WONDER that was sent to radio stations to coincide with a live F.M. radio stereo simulcast concert in the early 80's.Hosted by Sid McCoy ("Soul Train" announcer), there are many interesting comments from Stevie and also some cool U.S. Army commercials. WONDER FOREVER!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G2UBVWRV

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY Returns!

THANKS to everyone for listening to OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY and I'm glad you're digging it!! This week--SUSAN RAYE, MEL STREET, ERNEST TUBB, MINNIE PEARL, BOBBY BARE, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, DON GIBSON, TANYA TUCKER and many more classic C&W artists all from VINYL.
Plus MOE & JOE, RED, PEE WEE and a #1 hit from THE POSSUM!

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

FREDDY WELLER The Roadmaster LP 1972

By request, here's a classic C&W LP by FREDDY WELLER released in 1972 (while he was still a member of the Raiders) and produced by Billy Sherrill. A pretty solid album with most songs co-wrote by Weller and featuring The Jordanaires on backing vocals.

THE ROADMASTER - LET'S MAKE THE MOST OF TONIGHT - SHE LOVES ME - LONELY WOMEN MAKE GOOD LOVERS - WHO DO YOU LOVE - BALLAD OF A HILLBILLY SINGER - THERE'S AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER - GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY - BARS HAVE MADE A PRISONER OUT OF ME - SWEET SOUNDS OF LOVE - AN OLDIE, BUT A GOODIE
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NOTE: This roadmaster, yours truly, is hitting the road today with Daniel and BLACK DUB so I think this LP is the perfect post for the day. And please don't fret, there's lots of vinyl goodies scheduled for the coming weeks including the FINAL EPISODES of THE VINYL SHELF (3rd season) along with 3 more hours of OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY. STAY TUNED!

Oh, and Chaoscott71, I got your letter and THANKS for getting in touch and the kind words. Best from The Pipe.........

Friday, July 1, 2011

VINYL SHELF Hot! Fresh new mix with The Pipe

THE ROOF, THE ROOF, THE ROOF IS ON FIRE!! LEFT EYE'S BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE WITH A RARE SOLO 12" CALLED "HOT!" SOMEONE GET THE FIREHOUSE BECAUSE THIS MIX IS SMOKIN'!!

DIVERSE AS HELL...NO ONE CAN TELL...WHERE IT'S GOING NEXT...MERLE OR T. REX?...ONE THING'S FINAL...IT'S ALL FROM VINYL...GIVE IN TO THE HYPE...IT'S TIME FOR THE PIPE... This week hear the sounds of THE OUTFIELD and extended mixes by PRINCE AND RICK SPRINGFIELD (No! not together...I wish!)..."Cool Places" is a rare live version and we can all watch the 20 Dollar Sack Pyramid and do the Curly Shuffle...

Curly Q. Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ON0NDX1L

FINAL 3 EPISODES OF THE THIRD SEASON--THANK YOU FOR LISTENING