Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Song of the Week: A Day in the Life from Sgt. Pepper 50th Aniversary Edition

"A Day in the Life" is one of the the greatest songs ever written. It brilliantly blends together two different Lennon and McCartney tunes and ends Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  I just recently purchased the 50th Anniversary Edition on vinyl.  It was remixed from the original tapes by George Martin's son, Giles.

This, perhaps, is the way Sgt. Pepper's was meant to be heard.

You can hear this track on Vinyl Voyage Radio on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10--am and pm, central time. Or, if you can't wait, listen to it below as it plays on the turntable.

Grab some headphones. It'll be worth it.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Song of the Week: Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells

This is the first "official"week of summer. I know, it's probably felt like summer much longer. It's been hot here for the last month or so.

What better way to celebrate summer than with the quintessential summer song?  I'm talking of course about "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James and the Shondells.  This song was released in 1969 and, for me, represents the essence of the late 60s.

Check out this song being played on vinyl below. Listen to the Song of the Week presentation on Vinyl Voyage Radio at 10am and 10pm (Central/ -5 GMT) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and throughout the week.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Song of the Week: "Anna Begins" by Counting Crows

Premiering on Wednesday is "Anna Begins" by Counting Crows, this week's Song of the Week. This song is off a new 180g copy of their debut album, August and Everything After which was released in 1993.

Here is a video of the first time this album was played.

New episodes of the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week can be heard every Wednesday, at 10 am and 10 pm (Central time/ -5 GMT) and at various other times during the week.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Song of the Week: "Why Can't I Touch You?" by Ronnie Dyson

The first time I heard this song, I thought a woman was singing. But no, it was Ronnie Dyson, one of those rarities in music who had an incredible vocal range.

Ronnie Dyson got his start at the age of 17 in the musical Hair. This is the title track from his debut album released two years later in 1970.

This song is from a musical called Salvation and is Dyson's first hit.

New episodes of the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week can be heard every Wednesday, at 10 am and 10 pm (Central time/ -5 GMT) and at various other times during the week.

Take a listen to the song on vinyl below.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Music Magic, this Month on Adventures in Vinyl

This month we are going back to K-Tel for the 1978 compilation Music Magic.  This album features some top hits from 1978--mostly disco, but also some Foreigner and Steely Dan thrown in for good measure.

This album comes from a listener's suggestion. If there is a K-Tel album you'd like to hear, let us know.

Hear Music Magic on the weekends throughout June, 12:30 pm (Central/ -5 GMT) Saturday and 4pm (Central/-5 GMT) Sunday. Plus, 2am (Central/ -5 GMT) Wednesday.

All episodes of Adventures in Vinyl stream on demand at Mixcloud.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

ABBA Merch Anyone?

In my copy of ABBA's Greatest Hits Vol. 2, I found this ad for ABBA merchandise. The ad also states that ABBA will be going on their first North American tour in 1979.

Man, I can sure use one of those "disco visors."