Tuesday, March 5, 2013

22 Explosive Hits (Vol. 2) on Adventures in Vinyl This Month

This month on Adventures in Vinyl we are going back to 1972 for the K-Tel classic, 22 Explosive Hits, Vol. 2.

Yes, this is "Volume 2"; volume one came out a year earlier.

This album features Derek and the Dominoes, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lobo, the Chi-Lites, James Brown and Olivia Newton-John.  All "Original Hits" and "Original Stars."  The album runs a total of 57 minutes and is, like usual, heavily edited.  "Layla," for example, is a mere 2:33; the original runs 7:11.

But that's the glory of K-Tel.

This album also features The Fortunes, an English group known for their harmonies.  The song on this collection is "Rainy Day Feeling."  However, they were also the voice of Coca-Cola at the time, singing their commercials featuring the slogan "The Real Thing."  Here's the Fortunes again:

Join us this month on Adventures in Vinyl for a musical time trip back to 1972.  We will play 22 Explosive Hits, Vol. 2 in its entirety.

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

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