Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Song of the Week - "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra

Last week we listened to "Don't Let the Sun Catch you Cryin'" by Gerry and the Pacemakers. I wasn't planning on staying in the 60s this week, but I finally stumbled upon a nice copy of this record in my favorite used record store. Nancy Sinatra released her debut album Boots in 1966. And here is her hit song, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."


Listen to the Song of the Week every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, Central.  Watch the video below, featuring the original video made by Nancy Sinatra for video-jukeboxes. 



Vinyl Voyage Radio Live with a 105 Year Old Record

We recently went live on Twitter and played several old 78s, including one that is 105 years old. Check out the video below.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Song of the Week - "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"


On this Song of the Week, we are playing a classic from 1964--actually, a 1977 re-release of a classic from 1964. This is "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" by Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The Song of the Week streams every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm (central) and then throughout the week.  Listen to it being played on original vinyl below:



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Show: Blue Suede Connection!

Like Elvis? We sure do here at Vinyl Voyage Radio. We are excited to announce a new show: Blue Sued Connection, hosted by Dan Hawthorne and Patricia Garber.  We will air episodes of this show every Saturday at 3 pm (central) and every Sunday morning at 3 am (central).

Information about Blue Suede Connection can be found on their website and Facebook page.



Blue Suede Connection comes to us from WRGG, broadcasting from Greencastle, Pennsylvania.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SOTW - "If I had a Rocket Launcher" by Bruce Cockburn


The song of the Week can be heard first on Wednesday at 10am and 10pm Central on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Or, you can listen to it now played on original vinyl.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Playing Anthony Frizzell's 1974 K-Tel album on the next AiV

I love finding albums that were at one time owned by others who wrote their names on the cover or the label. I recently purchased a K-Tel album and discovered that it was owned by Anthony Frizzell. His neat signature appears across the label of side 2 of Today's Super Greats, Part-2.


This is a great album, with 14 hit songs that span 1970-73.  The artists include Rod Stewart, Dawn, Shocking Blue, Joe Simon, Chairmen of the Board and many more.

You can hear this episode at the following times (Central) through the month of April:

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



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Introducing New Music Jukebox

We are premiering a new show on Vinyl Voyage Radio: New Music Jukebox. Each month, we will feature 10 tracks form the new music we are featuring that month.  The premiere episode airs on April 5, 2018 at 8pm, central.


On this episode, we will be featuring

Emanuel Casablanca, "I Got What You Want"
Forest Fire Gospel Choir, "Fancy You"
Tow'rs, "Revere"
Daniel Hardin, "Someday"
One Day Remains, "You Don't Worry Child"
Tomasina, "Somebody"
Weary Space Wanderer, "Seasons to Change"
The Wet Secrets, "Give It To Me Straight"
Punchline, "Darkest Dark"
Michael McDermott, "This World Will Break Your Heart"

Listen to it on-demand via Mixcloud


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Song of the Week - "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" by the Monkees

This comes from the personal collection of my friend, Renee. She had given me a bunch of her old albums and when going through the boxes, I discovered that she was a huge Monkees fan.


This week's Song of the Week comes from the Monkees' fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  It is "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" Hear it on Wednesday April 4 at 10am and 10pm, Central. And then throughout the week.

Or, listen to it now, played on Renee's original 1967 album.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar, Easter Sunday Presentation

This is an Easter tradition here at Vinyl Voyage Radio. Join us for a special broadcast of the Original Jesus Christ Superstar 1970 recording on original vinyl. 1pm Central, Easter Sunday.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Song of the Week: A 70s Classic

We are going back to 1975 for this week's Song fo the Week,. If you lived during the 70s, you know this song. It is a 70s classic: "Wildfire" by Michael Murphy.


Hear the Song of the Week at 10am and 10pm Central every Wednesday on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Or, listen to it now, spun on original vinyl:



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Song of the Week - "Love Resurrection" by Alison Moyet

This week we are going back to 1984 for "Love Resurrection," from Alf, the debut solo album of Alison Moyet.


Listen to the Song of the Week at 10 am and 10 pm, Central - Wednesday on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Or, listen to it now on original vinyl:



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Song of the Week - "Roll Me Away" by Bob Seger


It's almost Spring and this song makes want to hop in the car and drive. Just drive. "Roll Me Away" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band may be one of the best driving songs. Ever.

Listen to "Roll Me Away" at 10am and 10pm, Central on March 14. It then repeats throughout the week.

Or, listen to it now played on original vinyl.




Sunday, March 11, 2018

Next on Adventures in Vinyl - "20 Power Hits, Vol. 2" from 1971

This month on Adventures in Vinyl, we are going back to 1971 for a great compilation, 20 Power Hits, Vol. 2.  We featured Volume 1 in 2015, now we are going back to hear the sequel.

This album features Tommy James, The Guess Who, Dawn, the Partridge family and many, many more.

Check out the original commercial below. You can hear this episode at the following times, Central:

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





Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New Music for March


It's New Music Thursday! Throughout the month of March, we'll be playing selections from these artists:



Kate Tucker

We will be streaming selections from her new album, Something for Nothing






Selections from Weekends & Holidays








Carmanah

Selections from Speak in Rythms







Selections from Maniac






Plus songs by

Aaron Bergbusch
Buttonfly
Erika Wennerstrom
For Keeps
Gareth Inkster
Kacey Fifield
The Copper Altar

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Elvis Costello is The Song of the Week



 "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" by Elvis Costello is the week's Song of the Week.  Here it on Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, central and throughout the week. Or, click play below.



Sunday, March 4, 2018

All Episodes of Season 1 of Mix Tape Memories Available on Demand

Did you miss any episodes of Mix Tape Memories? Or, do you wish to listen to some again? All episodes are available on-demand via Mixcloud. Click here to access the page or listen below.

Click "Up Next" to see the entire playlist.  Enjoy!







Saturday, March 3, 2018

Song of the Week Anthology, Weeks 31-40


We recently wrapped up 40 weeks of the "Song of the Week." Join Bruce Janu as he looks back and plays the last 10 weeks of  "Song of the Week."

All times Central:

Saturday, March 3  4 pm
Sunday, March 4    1 pm
Wednesday, March 7 8 am and 8 pm


Or, listen at any time via Mixcloud:


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Song of the Week- "It Must Be Him" by Vikki Carr

This week we are going back to 1967 for the great Vikki Carr and her hit, "It Must Be Him." This is a song that played all the time in my house growing up.


The Song of the Week premieres at 10 am (central) every Wednesday and repeats at 10pm and throughout the week.

Or, listen to it on original vinyl below:




Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Music Thursday

Every Thursday we will be featuring new music by new artists! Check out some of those artists below for the Month of February!




"Angels"
Andy Michaels feat.Kerry Ironside  








"Docs"






"Yellow"
Solomon Maxx







"Over and Out"
UriMel






"Everything"
Taylor Leonhardt










"Sorry"









"Two Stupid Kids"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Song of the Week - "High Hopes" by Bruce Springsteen

The choice of this song was inspired by the brave students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, now dedicated to changing standing up to the gun lobby and turning inept politicians.


The Song of the Week premieres at 10am Central every Wednesday and then repeats at 10pm and throughout the week. Listen to it on vinyl below.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Song of the Week - "Always on My Mind"

What better song is there for Valentine's Day than Willie Nelson's 1982 classic rendition of "Always on My Mind"?  There are over 300 recorded versions of this song. Willie's in one of the best.



This week's "Song of the Week" drops on Wednesday, February 14 at 10am and 10pm Central. It then repeats throughout the week.  If you like, you can listen to it on vinyl right now.




Saturday, February 10, 2018

This Month on Adventures in Vinyl: High Energy (1979)

This month we have a great K-Tel album on the platter: High Energy from 1979. This album features hits from Blondie, the Pointer Sisters, Chic, Styx and Foreigner.



Check out the commercial below:


Episode 55 of Adventures in Vinyl Premieres at 12:30 pm (Central) on February 9.  Check it out throughout February at

12:30 pm Saturdays
4 pm Sundays
2 am Wednesdays


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Song of the Week - "Edge of Forever" by The Dream Academy

Yep. This brings me back to my senior year of high school. And Ferris Bueller.


The song of the week premieres every Wednesday at 10 am, Central. It repeats then at 10 pm and throughout the week.

Listen to it spin on original vinyl below.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Tonight-the season finale of Mix Tape Memories!

Tonight, we are playing a tape I named in honor of my sister who often complained to my parents when I was looking at her. "He's Looking at Me!" features songs from the 90s, mainly--plus some late 80s as well.

U2, the Sundays, John Mellenacamp, KD Lang, the Dream Academy and the Indigo Girls are on this tape, just to name a few.

The show premieres tonight, February 2 at 8pm, Central.  Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Missed our 2017 Retrospective? Listen to it On Demand



Our 2017 retrospective is now available on-demand.

This episode features many of the artists we lost in 2017, including Fats Domino, Gregg Allman, Chris Cornell, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy and many more.

You can listen to it at any time via Mixcloud.





Tuesday, January 30, 2018

"Lines on My Face" - The Song of the Week

This song is the quintessential Peter Frampton song--so soulful and heartbreaking. It's hard to believe he was only about 22 or so when he wrote it. This is "Lines on My Face," the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week.


This episode drops on January 31 at 10am and 10pm, Central. You can also catch the episode at the following times, Central:

Thursday 6am and 6pm
Friday 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 3 pm and 10pm
Monday 2am
Tuesday 4pm

Or, listen to it now on Vinyl:


Friday, January 26, 2018

S1E11: "Tape 3"

You can tell by this picture that "Tape 3" is no high quality tape. Yeah, these tapes came in bags of four. Yes, bags. They did not have cases. I spent hours sitting by the radio, getting ready to hit record whenever a song I liked came on. These were the first mix tapes I made.

I kept a log of the songs in a little spiral notebook.

This tape comes from around 1981 and features songs recorded from Chicago radio stations. I listened to Chicago DJ Steve Dahl everyday and this tapes includes several of his songs that he recorded. he was like the Chicago version of Weird Al. There is also a snippet of DJ Brant Miller, who is now a weatherman on Chicago TV.

This tape premieres tonight on Mix Tape Memories, 8 pm central.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Song of the Week: "Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond

I've been a Neil Diamond fan all of my life. To celebrate his 77th birthday on January 24th, we are featuring his first hit song from 1966...and one of his best: "Solitary Man."


The Song of the Week segment premieres at 10am, central and repeats at 10pm.

Listen to the song played on original vinyl from his 1973 Double Gold LP.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

"It's 4 O'Clock in the Morning, Dammit!" Next on Mix Tape Memories

On this episode of Mix Tape Memories, we are going back to the early 90s for an awesome mix tape. This tape features Elton John, U2, Michelle Shocked, Til Tuesday, Van Morrison, 10,000 Maniacs, Indigo Girls, Concrete Blonde, Tori Amos and many more!


Season 1, episode 10 premieres Friday night at 8pm, Central. Then it repeats next Wednesday at 1am and 1pm Central.


Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK Day 2018: The Resistance Continues

It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States; a day dedicated to the memory and ideals of the civil rights leader. And in today's climate, there is no message more important.

Join Vinyl Voyage Radio for a special MLK Day presentation, featuring music from Mavis Staples, Nina Simone, 2Pac, Staple Singers, Bobby Womack, the Temptations, Jerry Moore and Common. The theme of this year's episode is "The Resistance Continues."



You can hear MLK Day 2018: The Resistance Continues on Monday, January 15, 2018 at
2pm and 8pm, Central.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Missed "It Won't Rain All the Time?"

If you missed S1E8 of Mix Tape memories, you can now listen to it on-demand via Mixcloud. In fact, all episodes can be streamed. Or, you can listen to it below.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Epilogue: A 2017 Retropsective

We lost some giants in the musical world in 2017. Join Vinyl Voyage Radio as we pay tribute to those we lost.This special presentation features songs from Glen Campbell, Chris Cornell, Fats Domino, David Cassidy, Gregg Allman, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry and several more.


This special presentation can be heard at the following times. Click on the time to add it to your Google calendar:

Saturday, January 13  4pm
Sunday, January 14, 1 pm 
Tuesday, January 16  1 am and 9 am
Wednesday, January 17 6pm
Friday, January 19  10 pm
Saturday, January 20 2 am
Sunday, January 21 3 am



Mix Tape Memories S1E9: Many Songs #5

Created c. 1995, "Many Songs #5" is a mix tape steeped in 80s alternative music. When was the last time your heard "Bitchin Camaro" by the Dead Milkmen?



This is the featured tape on this week's Mix Tape Memories. This tape can be heard on Friday, 8pm Central. It then repeats on Wednesday 1am and 1pm, central.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

K-tel's Greatest Album: Rock 80, Next on AiV

This is the pinnacle of K-Tel greatness. Released in 1980, this album introduced me to Pat Benatar, Blondie, the Ramones, Cheap Trick and Joe Jackson.

We featured this album back in 2011 and I think its time for a revisit. Listen to this album in its vinyl glory on the new episode of Adventures in Vinyl, spinning this month on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

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


Friday, January 5, 2018

Next on Mix Tape Memories - A Tape steeped in 90s Goodness!

Tonight on Mix Tape Memories we are going back to the early 90s for a mix tape I called, "It Won't Rain All the Time." The name comes from the first song on the tape, taken from the soundtrack to The Crow.

This episode of Mix Tape Memories premiers on January 5, 2018 at 8pm, Central.  Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Song of the Week - "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" by Todd Rundgren

Happy New Year!  The song of the week is a track from Todd Rundgren's 1972 release, Something/Anything?  Listen at 10am and 10pm (Central) on January 3, 2018 and throughout the week.


Listen to the entire song played on original vinyl below:



Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Antique Audio: a 100 Year Old Jass Record

On the new episode of Antique Audio, we take a listen to an historically significant album from 1917. Released on the Victor label, "Livery Stable Blues" by the Original Dixieland Jass Band is considered to be the first recorded Jazz album.

But this is problematic. The song is not the first Jazz song. Nor is this band the first jazz band.

Like much of American popular culture, Jazz was co-opted from artists in the African American community.

Check out the episode below.