Thursday, September 6, 2018

New Music Jukebox for September

Join us TONIGHT for New Music Jukebox, featuring 10 (No, actually 11) new tracks  that are streaming this month on Vinyl Voyage Radio. New Music Jukebox for September premieres TONIGHT at 8pm, Central.

Monday, September 3, 2018

New Music September is Here!

This month we have great new music streaming. Be sure to check listen on Thursday,when we stream even more on New Music Thursday!  The following artists we are highlighting this month.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Brass in Pocket" - The Next Song of the Week

Although it was a song that Chrissie Hynde hated, it was a hit and put The Pretenders on the map. Listen to the Song fo the Week on Wednesday, 10 am and 10pm, Central.

Check out the video. This was the 7th video ever shown on MTV.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aretha: A Celebration TONIGHT 8pm Central

The show can be heard at the following times, central.

Premiere:  August 17 - 8pm

Repeat broadcasts:

Saturday, August 18 - 3 am
Sunday, August 19 - 1pm
Tuesday, August 21 - 6pm
Wednesday, August 22 - 9am and 9pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Last Two Episodes of AiV are available now ON DEMAND

We are now up-to-date in posting AiV to Mixcloud. Here are the last two episodes, including the current show featuring "Denim" from 1981!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Coming Soon - The Frank Sinatra Detention Club

This show has been 28 years in the making. When I first started teaching, I created the Frank Sinatra Detention Club and played "Ol' Blue Eyes" to students when I had to give them a detention. This was not punishment, but a way to make detention more enjoyable for me and perhaps get some kids to appreciate the music of this American legend.

Now, The Frank Sinatra Detention Club is coming to Vinyl Voyage Radio. This show, streaming live every week starting October 7, will feature nearly two hours of music from Frank Sinatra and Friends. It will also include trivia, movie clips and "Extra Credit Frank Sinatra Questions" - the same ones I have been putting on all on my tests for the last 28 years!

Check out the official Frank Sinatra Detention Club website.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Song of the Week - Little Anthony and the Imperials

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

Little Anthong and the Imperials still make appearances. Check out the schedule at their official website. Here is a concert of theirs from 2017.

Listen to "Hurt So Bad" played on original vinyl.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Song of the Week - "Eminence Front" by the Who

Listen to this one in headphones!

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

Or, listen to it now on original vinyl.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

New Music Jukebox - Coming Your Way this August!

The new episode of New Music Jukebox is just what you need for the hot month of August!

New Music Jukebox can be heard at the following times, Central. Click on the link to convert the time to your correct zone!

August 2         8pm
August 9         9am
August 16       3am
August 23       2pm
August 30      10pm

On this episode, we will be featuring the following artists:

The West Coast Feed
The Sea The Sea
The Motions
Subways on the Sun
Gareth Inkster
Jake Koelzer
Esther Moore
Moscow Apartment
Nora Self

We will have over 120 new tracks streaming this month, this is just a sampling of the best of the best!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

New Music for August!

I've spent the last couple of weeks listening to some new music recently released and hand-selected several albums and artists to highlight in August. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists.

Cory Feigen
Esther Moore
The Sea The Sea
Gareth Inkster
Jake Koelzer
Matt Mays
Matthew Ryan
Nate Burgoyne
Mikaela Davis
Moscow Apartment
Natalie Capes
Subways on the Sun
Nora Self
Pamela White
The Devil Makes Three
Shepard Tone
The Chestertons
The Motions
The West Coast Feed

BSC - Elvis Soul

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Song of the Week - Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers"

The Song of the Week premieres at 10am Central and repeats at 10pm Central, Wednesday.

Or, listen to it now on original vinyl.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Song of the Week - "Dog & Butterfly" By Heart

The Song of the Week premieres on Wednesday, 10am and 10pm, Central.

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Vinyl Albums for Sale!

We are beginning to clean out our library. Check out these vinyl albums we are selling this month on Ebay. They are being sold under the name vinylvoyagerecords.

1) Lot of Two Journey Albums: "Evolution"(VG)  and "Frontiers" (VG)
2) "Voices of Liberty" a 1984 EPCOT Center album of patriotic songs. (NM)
3) Mystic Moods Orchestra-"One Stormy Night" with "naughty" album sleeve (VG+)
4) Joan Baez-"Diamonds and Rust" 1980 Half Speed Mastered Audiophile edition (VG+)
5) Vivaldi - "The Four Seasons" conducted by Trevor Pinnock (NM)
6) The Beatles - "The White Album" 1978 Special Edition on white vinyl (VG+)
7) Jethro Tull lot of 4 albums: "Living in the Past" (VG), "Thick as a Brick" (VG), "Stand Up" (VG+), "M.U. - The Best of Jethro Tull" (VG+)

Next on BSC - Elvis songs selected by listeners!

Next on Blue Suede Connection, Dan and TL play songs selected by their listeners. Not to be missed. This episode streams at 3pm Saturday and repeats at 3am Sunday (all times Central)

More information about Blue Suede Connection can be found at their website:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: "Tales From PA 6" by Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander

One of the new albums we are featuring this month is Tales From PA 6, by Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander.

Back in 2016, the duo released their first venture together, Dupont Back Porches. That album was spontaneous, quickly produced and recorded. It was raw, emotional and actually felt as if it were recorded on a porch and you were there for the making of it.

Tales From PA 6 sounds different. It is more polished. It is more thoughtful. It feels like these two have been playing together for years, actually. Their voices compliment each other and nicely underscore the stories they tell.

The title of the album is a reference to a road running through northeastern Pennsylvania, where they both live. The idea was to construct an album telling stories that may have occurred along that road. I have never been on that road, as far as I know. I have only been to the region once. But location does not matter here. We all have roads like this running near our homes, all pointed in the same direction.

The stories they tell are universal and articulate; powerful ruminations on life, family, love and death.  Working class values run deeply in each track, and the current political climate boils ever so slightly under the surface and actually explodes full-force in the last track, entitled "A Greater Generation." This track was inspired by the students from Parkland, forcing the nation to confront some ugly truths about life in America. "A greater generation waits," they sing. "To kick these bastards out."

That song is a powerful, hopeful reminder that where we are now is not necessarily where we will end up. It is a great bookend to an album that begins with the somber, but emotionally charged anthem "I Ain't Gonna Grow Old in this Place Anymore."

Spin the bottle..wiffle ball...catching fireflies 
while Daddy takes a powder and never says goodbye 
Ten jobs in 4 years and the bank closing in 
just a picture in a scrap-book now...a casualty of sin 
My mother working double shifts out at the Wal-Mart store 
well I ain't gonna grow old in this place anymore 

In between those two songs are stories about people and families you may have met along your road. "Amantha Ray" tells the story of someone who got up and left, leaving friends and lovers, "looking for something and ain't found it yet."  Likewise, "Morning Eyes" tells the story of someone wanting to leave, but can't:

When the head says run and the heart says stay 
it's time to find a bottle and look the other way 
Gotta burn it down to save it….toss the embers in the air 
Act like all this is normal….and like we do not care  

"As Good a Choice as Anyone" is about taking chances and not giving up, no matter how easy that choice would be:

You want to scream but it doesn’t make sense 
To waste your words in your own defense 
And you’re told to embrace the thing you hate 
Because good things come to those who wait 

Don’t give up 
A change is gonna come 
Don’t give up 
I can feel it rustling in the wind 
Take my hand 
We’ll go wandering through the dark 
We’re as good a choice as anyone 
To find the light again 

One of my favorite tracks is "Rolling On," again featuring both Flannery and Alexander, belting out an alternating chorus about "growing up" and "growing old" and featuring a plethora of characters who are familiar to each and everyone one of us; again highlighting the universal nature of these stories:

Every other Christmas / you try to make it home 
Trying to recognize the faces / that they send you on their phones 
Heads hung heavy / in the morning light 
The same empty bottles / and the same old fight 
Uber to the airport / and you fall into the bar 
Wondering how you managed / to even get this far 
All their eyes like slits / only open on a dare 
Looking for their love / not their thoughts and prayers 
But you’re rolling on...rolling in / Chasing away the childhood sin 
Growing up growing old / Tired of doing what you’re told

Tales from PA 6 is an exceptional album of rock-driven acoustic story-telling  It is clear that music is a passion that consumes them both. As a result, the songs in Tales from PA 6  are thoughtful, mature and empathetic stories that have a familiarity that rings true no matter what road you are on.


You can listen to the whole album below and purchase it here by naming your own price.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Song of the Week - "Don't Make Me Over" by Dionne Warwick

This week we are going back to 1962 for the song that started the career of Dionne Warwick. The song is "Don't Make Me Over," played on an original 1967 copy of her Dionne! album.

The Song of the Week premieres on Wednesday at 10am (central) and repeats at 10pm. Or, listen to it below played on original 1967 vinyl.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

A New Supersized Episode of AiV- The Hot Ones from 1978!

This is the first time we are featuring a double album on AiV. Join us as we spin The Hot Ones, a great double K-Tel album from 1978. Premieres on July 7th at 12:30 pm, central.

This episode can be hear throughout the month of July at the following times, central:

Saturdays 12:30 pm
Sundays 4 pm
Wednesdays 2 am

Friday, July 6, 2018

Elvis in 1977, Next on Blue Suede Connection

I really hadn't been exposed much to Elvis when I was growing up in the 70s. When he died in 1977, it barely registered. Now, 41 years after his death, I have developed an immense appreciation and respect for Elvis.

Still, Elvis was not taken seriously by the entertainment industry in 1977. Which is a shame, because he could still rock.

On the next episode of Blue Suede Connection, Dan and TL dispel the myths of Elvis in the final year of his life. This is a great episode, not to be missed.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

New Music Jukebox, July 2018

We've got some scorchin' new tunes for this July. Check out the best tracks on this month's New Music Jukebox.

This month, we are featuring over 100 new tracks from almost two dozen artists. Listen to the best tracks on this month's New Music Jukebox, premiering on July 5 at 8 pm, Central.

You can also listen tot he episode on demand via Mixcloud:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

New Music, July 2018

It's scorching hot this July and we have the music to prove it. This month, we have over 100 new tracks for you from a variety of different artists. From acoustic to pop, from jazz to alternative, singer-songwriter to good old rock and roll.

Click on the artists below to learn more.

Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander
*Repeat Repeat
Liz Kennedy
Babu Menos
Monika Borzym
Carly Bannister
David Haerle
Daily Shoes
Kristina Johnsen
Matilda Pratt
Pastel Dream
Rabbits to Riches
Stacey Chan
The Hell and the Quiet
The Maudlin Fee
Victoria Vox
Serena Romero 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Song of the Week - "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones

Sticky Fingers is my favorite albums from the Rolling Stones. And this is, perhaps, the greatest rock ballad ever recorded.

Listen to the Song of the Week on Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, Central. Then, it repeats throughout the week.

Or, listen now to it being played on original vinyl.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Song of the Week - "Hell is for Children"

In light of the situation on the US southern border where thousands of children have been separated from their parents, we are highlighting "Hell is for Children," the passionate and angry song about child abuse from Pat Benatar on this week's "Song of the Week."

Children as young as three months old have been separated from their parents and sent all over the country. The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services of Texas (RAICES) is one of the largest immigrants and refugee organizations in the country, providing legal services to immigrants and their families.   Consider donating by clicking the image below.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Song of the Week - Petula Cark's "Who Am I"

I grew up on Petula Clark and this album was a constant in my household. This week, we are spinning "Who Am I" by the "First lady of the British Invasion" from her 1968 greatest hits compilation.

Listen to the Song of the Week every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, central. Or listen to it now played on original vinyl:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Next on Blue Suede Connection - Elvis from Hawaii

In 1973, Elvis made television history by performing a live concert via satellite, broadcast all over the world. On the next Blue Suede Connection, Dan and TL take us to 1973 for a look (and a listen) to that historic concert!

Listen at 3pm (central) on Saturday June 16 or 3am (central) on Sunday June 17.

More information about Blue Suede Connection can be found here.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Song of the Week- "Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton

Getting a head start on this week's Song of the Week, and it's a good one: Brook Benton's 1969 classic, "Rainy Night in Georgia."

Thye Song fo the Week can be heard every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, Central. And throughout the week.

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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

NMJ-June 2018

Check out the retro K-Tel style ad for this month's New Music Jukebox! This month on the show, we are featuring 10 tracks from the artists we are highlighting this month: The Empty Pockets, Three Star Revival, Needtobreathe, Angie Aparo, Wild Harbors, Laura Carbone, TallMyth, The Record Company and Kate Tucker. Give the show a listen at the following times:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez, the Next Song of the Week

We are going back to 1975 for this one---one of the greatest songs from Joan Baez. Actually, this is from a 1980 "half-speed mastered" edition of the album. It sounds great!

Listen on Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, Central. Then, thoughout the week. You can listen to it played below on original vinyl. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

K-Tel's "Circuit Breaker" - Next on AiV

This month on Adventures inVinyl, we are going back to 1979 for "Circuit Breaker" - a great K-Tel compilation featuring hits from Foreigner, Leif Garrett, the Babys, Anne Murray and many, many more!

Adventures in Vinyl can be heard every weekend at 12:30 pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday (Central time). In addition, the episode can be heard every Wednesday at 2am, central as well.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Vinyl Voyage Radio is a Torontocast Station

Vinyl Voyage Radio is a music program featuring songs played on original vinyl and produced by Bell, Book and Camera Productions. The program is streamed from Montreal, Canada by TorontoCast. 

TorontoCast, and the programs it hosts, are fully licensed by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, known simply as SOCAN. Torontocast is responsible for all legal, financial and technical aspects of its broadcast services under its agreements with SOCAN.

Vinyl Voyage Radio is a non-profit program. You will not hear ads on this station for which any compensation was given.  We pay a monthly fee to TorontoCast to help cover licensing and royalty payments to SOCAN.

SOCAN has deals with all the major rights organizations in the world, so our stream is legal and artists and composers are compensated, even if the artists aren't Canadian. From the SOCAN website:

A SOCAN licence gives you permission to use copyright-protected musical works from anywhere around the world. Through agreements with international performing rights organizations, SOCAN issues licences for all music used in public by businesses in Canada, no matter to which society the creators belong. SOCAN then transfers the corresponding monies to the appropriate society, and vice versa.

More information about licensing can be found at Torontocast and SOCAN.

The licensed stream for Vinyl Voyage Radio can be found at:

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Song of the Week - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Listen to the Song of the Week every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm, Central. Then, it repeats periodically throughout the week.

This song was ripped from a 1978 re-issue of the "White Album" on bright, white vinyl. Unfortunately, the video I posted to Youtube was "blocked in all countries." Damn.  Shoulda known.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Song of the Week, Year 1 Playlist

Listen to all of the Songs of the Week (well, most of them anyway) and watch them being played on original vinyl. Every week, I record a video of the song being played on original vinyl, and capture the audio through some nice equipment so it sounds as it should.

Here are the songs from May 2017 to May 2018.  Enjoy.

Watch on YouTube.

Song of the Week - "America"

This week, we are going back to 1968 for Paul Simon's best composition: "America," played on original vinyl from Bookends.

The Song of the Week can be heard at 10am and 10pm central, every Wednesday. You can also listen to it being played on original vinyl below.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Song of the Week - Over the Rhine

One year ago, we started this venture known as "The Song of the Week." The first song we played was a track from my favorite band, Over the Rhine. Now, in week 53, we are doing it again. Perhaps this will become a Vinyl Voyage "Song of the Week" tradition.

"Lifelong Fling," this week's "Song of the Week" streams at 10am and 10pm (central) and then throughout the week. 

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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Song of the Week Anthology

We have wrapped up a year of Song of the week! Catch up on the last 12 songs played. The Song fo the Week Anthology can be heard on Wednesday at 8am and 8pm (central), plus Thursday at 3am (central)

Or listen to it on demand via Mixcloud:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Ending the Season with "Wish You Were Here"

We have officially been doing The Song of the Week for one year. We end Year One with one of the best tracks from Pink Floyd: "Wish You Were Here."

Listen to the Song fo the Week every Wednesday at 10am and 10pm (Central).

Watch and listen to it being played on original vinyl below:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

This Month on AiV: "Hot Tracks" from 1983

This month, we are featuring the K-Tel album Hot Tracks, released in 1983.

This album features some great 80s tunes. Check out the commercial below:

Listen to Adventures in Vinyl every Saturday at 12:30pm, Sunday at 4:00pm and Wednesday at 2am. All times Central.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Music for May 2018

We have some great new tracks being featured on Vinyl Voyage this month. Every Thursday is New Music Thursday, featuring more tracks by these artists. This month, we have over 70 new songs by dozens of artists. Check out our show, New Music Jukebox for a sampling of the best tracks of the month.

Artists this month include:

Alex reade
Buffalo Tom
Curtis harding
Emma Lentino
Grand Canyon
Gregory Darling
Jacob Everett Wallace
Jade Bird
Jessie Baylin
Kyshona Armstrong
Lorne Clarke
Patric Johnston
Sabeel Azam
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Settling Houses
Shakey Graves
The Summer Kills
Tom Flannery and Bret Alexander
Vinicius Galant
Wes Kirkpatrick

New Music Jukebox, May 2018

This month, we have some great new music. Check out New Music Jukebox to hear the best tracks of the month. All told, we have over 70 new tracks being featured this month!

On New Music Jukebox, we are highlighting the best of the month-10 songs by 10 artists. The artists include:

New Music Jukebox for May, 2018 premieres 8pm on May 3. It then repeats every Thursday at different times. Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Song of the Week - "Working Class Hero" by John Lennon

Join us this week for a track from John Lennon's first solo album, John Lennon/The Plastic Ono Band released in 1970. The song of the week can be heard at 10 am and 10 pm, Central - then, throughout the week on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Or, listen to it now played on original vinyl:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blue Suede Connection: The '68 Comeback Special!

This week on Blue Suede Connection, Dan and TL take a look at the great 1968 Elvis Comeback Special, which aired on NBC. Join them for two hours of music and memories. Check out Blue Suede Connection on Facebook.

Saturday 3pm Central and Sunday 3am Central

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.