Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bonus album--K-tel's "20 Hits of the 60s" on AiV

Last month, we spun K-Tel's 20 Electrifying Hits from 1972. Included with that album was a bonus album called 20 Hits of the 60s.

And that is what is on the platter for this episode of Adventures in Vinyl.

This album contains songs from Tommy James, Lovin' Spoonful, The Turtles and many more.

You can hear this current episode at the following times (all central):

Saturday 12:30 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 am

Or, you can listen at anytime via Mixcloud.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Monday, July 4, 2016

K-Tel Countdown!

Today, at 12 noon begins the Independence Day K-Tel marathon. 10 Classic K-tel albums from the 70s played in a row!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

K-Tel Independence Day Marathon--2016

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with some classic K-Tel albums from the 70s?

Join us starting at 12 pm (central) for a marathon of 10 classic K-Tel albums played in a row.

Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Here are the albums we will play:

1. Starflight, 1979
2. Blockbuster, 1976
3. 22 Explosive hits, 1972
4. Superbad, 1973
5. Dynamite, 1974
6. Star Power, 1978
7. Music Express, 1975
8. Disco Mania, 1975
9. Music Machine, 1977
10. Power House, 1976

Going back to 1972 for "20 Electrifying Hits" on AiV

Okay, I am little behind in getting new episodes of AiV on the air. But today is the day! Episode 38 features the great K-Tel compilation from 1972 entitled, 20 Electrifying Hits.

This album features some great tracks from BJ Thomas, James Brown, Beverly Bremers, Honey Cone, Sly and the Family Stone and many, many more. A great collection of early 70s hits.

The album also contained a bonus album: 20 Hits of the 60s. We'll be spinning that album next month on Adventures in Vinyl.

New episodes of Adventures in Vinyl can be heard on Vinyl Voyage Radio at the following times (central):

Saturday 12:30 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 am

You can also listen tot his episode and all past episodes of Adventures in Vinyl on demand via Mixcloud.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

K-Tel's "Together" Next on AiV

This month on Adventures in Vinyl, we will be taking a trip back to 1979 for K-Tel Records' Together. This collection of soft rock hits features Firefall, Ambrosia, Melissa Manchester, Heatwave and many more!

Plus, as always, we'll go through the major events of the year and list the top 10 songs of 1979.  Movie clip Madness features a great movie from 1979 about a horse.

Here is the commercial for the album which was played on television back in 1979:

The new episode Adventures in Vinyl can be heard on at the following times (central):

Saturday 1:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 am

Retro Repeat episodes can be heard at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and 10:00 am on Thursdays.

Don't forget, you can always listen to every episode on MixCloud.

Friday, March 4, 2016

HERC's K-Tel Albums and the K-Tel Scale

A K-Tel aficionado who goes by the name of HERC runs a site called K-Tel Kollection 1973-1983. On this site he evaluates K-Tel albums based on his proprietary "K-Tel Scale." This scale is pretty cool and it produces a score that measures how good a K-Tel album was. The scale is based on numerous charts and each song is evaluated based on its chart placement and the formula then kicks out a number. The higher the number, the better the K-Tel album.

I've been reading his site for awhile now. It is truly fascinating and it is very apparent that HERC knows his K-Tel.

I recently mentioned his site in a post about the K-Tel album, Horizons.

Back in January, I posited the question: If you could put together the best of K-Tel in one limited edition collector's vinyl, what would you include?

My choice would be an album I called Time Machine. This album features 14 of my favorite songs from previous K-Tel albums.  I even designed a cover:

A couple of weeks ago, HERC decided to run my K-Tel album through his K-Tel scale in a post entitled, "Another Long Lost K-Tel Album?" The result:  31.21. Not a bad score, actually. Are you listening, K-Tel?

Not only that, HERC put this album of mine up on Spotify. Now you can actually listen to my dream K-Tel album.  Thanks, HERC!

Don't forget to jump on over to HERC's site. You will not be disappointed.