Sunday, July 3, 2011

Beer, Brats, Fireworks and K-Tel

Having a backyard Independence Day celebration?  What better accompaniment than classic K-Tel?

Starting at 1 pm (CT) on the Fourth of July, the Vinyl Voyage will present a marathon of all episodes of Adventures in Vinyl, featuring classic K-Tel albums from the 1970s--a great soundtrack to your Fourth of July Celebrations.

We will be featuring the following albums starting at 1 pm, central:

Music Power, 1975 
Music Express, 1975
Disco Mania, 1975
Dynamite, 1975
Fantastic, 1973
Block Buster, 1976

These are full episodes of Adventures in Vinyl and include not only the K-Tel albums but also trivia, headlines and movie clips.  You'll hear over 130 classic tracks from K-Tel---that's over 7 1/2 hours of music!

As they say in the commercials: "All Original Hits!  Original Stars!"

Take an extended trip to the past with the magic of K-Tel.

Adventures in Vinyl--the only radio show dedicated to the lost art of the K-Tel record compilation.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Next Up: Block Buster, 1976

I was 8 years old when I got Block Buster.  It was 1976.  The year before Star Wars.  Yeah, that was a defining moment in my life.  Up until then, all I had was K-Tel albums like this. 

And this is a good one:  Block Buster.  It must have been released early 1976 as most of the songs are from the previous year.  "Fly, Robin, Fly" by the Silver Convention.  "Sky High," by Jigsaw.  "Swearin' to God" by Frankie Valli.  "That's the Way (I Like It" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

And my favorite in this collection:  "Why Can't We Be Friends?" by War.

Block Buster is the featured K-Tel album on Adventures in Vinyl this month. You can hear the album in its entirety on Saturday mornings at 11 am (CT) and Sunday afternoons at 4 pm (CT).

In addition, Adventures in Vinyl can be heard whenever you want.  That's right. If you want to hear Adventures in Vinyl on Wednesday at 1 pm, you can.  Just send us an email or call us at 206-350-9978 and we will play the episode at your convenience.  How's that for service?

Adventures in Vinyl is the only radio show dedicated to the lost art of the K-Tel record compilation.