Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SOTW - "Rocky Mountain High"

This song forms the basis for one of my oldest musical memories. Yes, John Denver was a staple in my house. And this song was one of my favorites.


Taken from John Denver's Greatest Hits from 1973, this song, like the majority of songs on the album, were rerecorded versions of the songs. However, this version was the only one I knew growing up.

Listen to the "Song of the Week" at 10 am and 10 pm, Wednesday and throughout the week on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Take a listen to the song played on original vinyl below.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nights in White Satin -- Song of the Week

The Vinyl Voyage Song of the week is the quintessential unrequited love song. And it was written by a 19 year old.

From their 1967 release, Nights in White Satin was written by Justin Hayward. The song was inspired by his girlfriend giving him some satin bedsheets.

The Song of the Week premieres every Wednesday on the 10s, am and pm, Central time. It then repeats throughout the week.

Here it is spinning on original vinyl below.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Rainy Days and Mondays--The Song of the Week

I'm not ashamed to admit that I am a fan of the Carpenters. And Karen Carpenter had one of the most majestic voices in pop music.

On the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week, we are spinning "Rainy Days and Mondays." This song is a sublime reflection of that melancholy state we have all experienced at one time or another.

Hear this song on Wednesday, September 6 at 10 am and 10 pm (Central). You'll even hear a clip of Karen singing the song without the music track.

Friday, September 1, 2017

AiV 50th Episode: Time Machine!

Back in 2010, I opened up the boxes of records I had in storage in my basement and was taken back to my childhood and to simpler days. Among the albums, of course, were countless K-tel compilations. I wanted to share this with the world and in 2011, Vinyl Voyage Radio was born. In January of that year, the very first episode of Adventures in Vinyl was released. It featured the first K-Tel album that I purchased: Music Power from 1974.

And now, we are at our 50th episode!

In honor of our 50th episode, I decided to revisit an idea I had a few years ago. What if we created our own K-Tel compilation? There are songs that have punctuated the K-Tel catalog throughout the 70s. These songs were a big part of my childhood.  Last year I posted an idea: If K-tel would release a new album featuring iconic songs from their catalog, what would go on that album? My response was Time Machine.

Originally, my version had just 14 songs. For the 50th episode of Adventures in Vinyl, I decided to go all out. "20 Original Hits, Original Stars!" The album on the show will be comprised of recordings from K-tel Albums between 1972 and 1980. The Best of K-Tel.

Oh, I even made a retro commercial, too:  

The episode Premieres on September 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm (Central). Hear it throughout the month of September. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"Escape" by Journey - The Song of the Week

I've been on a Steve Perry kick lately. Man, I miss him. What a voice. Back in junior high, Journey's album, Escape changed my life. Well, that may be just a little exaggeration. However, it did set in motion my taste in music during junior high. I remember walking the dog, my boombox blasting Journey for all to hear.

The title track of the album had a particular resonance to this 13 year old in 1981. And it is the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week.

This album was so big, it even served as a basis for an arcade game. A very weird arcade game, I must say. A game into which I push countless quarters back in the day.  Check out this below:

Check out my vinyl copy of Escape being played below.

"Escape," the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week, can be heard at 10 am  and 10 pm (Central) on August 30, 2017.  Plus, throughout the week.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Song of the Week - "Cactus Tree" by Joni Mitchell

Hear the song of the week on Wednesday, 10 am and 10 pm (Central) and throughout the week.

Listen to it below played on original vinyl.