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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Song of the Week--"Let It Be" by Aretha Franklin

It was a hard weekend, with the news coming out of Charlottesville. As usual, I turn to music and placed a 1970 album on the platter from Aretha Franklin.

Her cover of "Let It Be" moved me. This is the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week.

Listen to this song at 10 am and 10 pm, Central TODAY and throughout the week on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Or, if you want to hear it now, click on the link below.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Adventures in Vinyl - Episode 49 - Emotions, 1978

We are setting the time machine to 1978 for our 49th episode of Adventures in Vinyl. On the platter: the K-tel soft-rock infused Emotions. This album features soft-rock greats by Seals and Crofts, Crystal Gayle, Player, Kenny Nolan, the Commodores and many, many more.

This episode premeires August 12 at 12:30 pm, central.

Catch it throughout the month on Saturday, 12:30, Sunday 4 pm and Wednesday 2 am -- all times central.

Or, listen to it on-demand via Mixcloud.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Song of the Week--"Kentucky Rain"

"Kentucky Rain" was the first hit of Elvis Presley in the 1970s. And it is the Vinyl Voyage "Song of the Week."

Listen to the Song of the Week on August 9, 2017 on the 10s, AM and PM, Central. Plus, throughout the week.

Watch and listen to it play on original vinyl.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Glen Campbell Tribute

Today, we lost an American icon. Join us for a special 30 minute tribute to Glenn Campbell.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Song of the Week: "Adiós" by Glen Campbell

2017 saw the release of Glen Campbell's album, Adiós.  It is his 64th studio album and his last.

In the final stages of alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell recorded the album after his last tour in 2012. According to his wife, it was to preserve the "magic."

And magic it is. The album features many songs that Campbell had always wanted to record, but never did, including the Harry Nilsson classic: "Everybody's Talkin'."

The final song on the album, penned by Jimmy Webb, a long-time collaborator with Glen Campbell is this week's song of the week. It is the title track.

Instead of playing the usual vinyl version of the song, below is the recently released music video. It is an amazing bittersweet farewell to a career that has spanned almost 60 years.

Hear the Song of the Week on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10 am and 10 pm (Central/-5 GMT) and throughout the week.