Saturday, December 31, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF presents A New Year Salute to AEROSMITH!

WE'RE KICKING OUT THE JAMS ON THIS SPECIAL SATURDAY EDITION "NEW YEAR'S EVE" EPISODE OF THE VINYL SHELF WITH YOUR HOST, THE PIPE!



Tune in as we salute AEROSMITH, with over 40 minutes of RARE, LIVE AEROSMITH from different vinyl sources.



Plus, classic rock music from VINYL by LED ZEPPELIN, MC5, URIAH HEEP and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD...Also, a chapter in the HISTORY OF F.M. RADIO!


LET'S BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A ROCK & ROLL EXTRAVAGANZA!!


"THANKS FOR LISTENING!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE VINYL SHELF VISITS IN 2012!! ROCK ON AND LOVE FROM, THE PIPE!"
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Friday, December 30, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF Last Friday of 2011! All-new episode with THE PIPE!

Today I'm spinning two different ERICs- Mr. CLAPTON & Mr. BURDON along with CURTIS, PRINCE, MICHAEL JACKSON, TRIXIE WHITLEY, SUGARHILL GANG, O'JAYS and lots more BEAUTIFUL VINYL showcased on this week's episode.

Listen this week for another classic ROBERT W. MORGAN segment from 1974, music from the OSMONDS and ED SANDERS talks about MANSON!


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TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR A SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S EVE "VINYL SHELF"!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BLACK DYKE Plays WINGS--As heard on THE VINYL SHELF!


Due to popular demand (believe it or not) and also dedicated to my friend Alex and his fine euphonium work, here's the complete BLACK DYKE PLAYS WINGS LP released in 1979.
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Monday, December 26, 2011

AL WILSON--Radio Show Interview LPs

It's 'show and tell' time and today I'm sharing these rare transcription radio discs as a tribute to the late, great AL WILSON, an American soul singer who is both overlooked and underappreciated (not to mention unrelated). "Show And Tell" was a #1 soul smash that still sounds awesome on the radio today. Hear the story of AL WILSON via radio show interviews including "Sounds Like The Navy" with Sam Riddle from May 1974 and the Army reserve program "Rap N' Rhythm" with host Al Gee at the peak of his "Show And Tell" success.


Listen to Wilson's sweet but husky soul voice showing its heavy side on a hard hitting cover version of CCR's "Born On The Bayou" (and an earlier cover of "Lodi" shows Wilson's Fogerty further fondness). Another one of Al's singles from 1974 is a Carpenters medley!

"Touch And Go" is an obvious re-write of his #1 but dang, it's a really good place to revisit.

AL WILSON LIVES!

SOUNDS LIKE THE NAVY May 1974:
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RAP N' RHYTHM circa 1973:
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Friday, December 23, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF A Supreme Episode!


AN ALL-NEW VINYL SHELF featuring PART TWO of WHO bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE talks about KEITH MOON in a rare 1978 radio interview!

PLUS, a SUPREMES visit to "The In Sound" Radio Program from late 1967...super rare! You'll also hear: STEVE MARTIN, THE BIG BOPPER, NEIL INNES, ROBERT KLEIN, ELVIS PRESLEY and a ROBERT W. MORGAN flashback from 1974. There is NO Christmas music on this one but HAPPY HOLIDAYS to VINYL SHELF listeners all over the world.
A VARIETY OF COOL MUSIC FROM LPs, 45s, 78s, EPs-ALL THIS WEEK ON THE VINYL SHELF, WITH YOUR HOST, THE PIPE!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

BAY CITY ROLLERS Manana 45 1972

Next time you're at a happening party and someone asks you the inevitable party conversation starter question, "Les or Duncan?", you should calmly respond with "actually, I prefer the five singles with Nobby Clark singing."
Now, I've never seen Nobby Clark's name on anybody's FAVORITE Roller list and hearing the original voice and sound of the band's early pre-plaid era Bell singles (most were never released in the U.S.) can be quite a shock for anyone expecting to have their shang a-lang'd.
NOBBY CLARK is actually a fine pop singer with a tone not unlike Bobby Sherman but technically Clark's a better vocalist than Sherman. I mean that in the best way, Bobby and Nobby. It's definitely a 'pop' voice and what you really miss on the early Roller singles is the GUITAR! The sound is lightweight and makes "Give A Little Love" seem like Sabbath. It's even questionable who played on these records but so what!?!?!!
The band's debut 45 in 1971 was a top 10 hit in the UK, a punchy remake of the Gentrys' "Keep On Dancing" (which the band re-recorded in 1975 on their "Once Upon A Star" album with Leslie singing). The second Bell 45, a flop cover version of Tommy Roe's "We Can Make Music," is the hardest to find and was never released in the U.S. at all.

By the time the Rollers third single "Manana" was released in mid-1972, the personnel was solidified with ALAN and DEREK LONGMUIR, ERIC FAULKNER, JOHN DEVINE and NOBBY. The song was a hit throughout Europe and was released as a single in many countries with different picture sleeves. When I visited Spain a few years ago, a record shop there was playing a Spanish cover version of "Manana"! Written and produced by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, the Rollers version won the 4th Radio Luxemburg Grand Prix International at the Nouveau Theatre in Luxemburg and went to the top 10 in Germany. It's a pretty odd sounding single!

The b-side is a Nobby Clark original called "Because I Love You." Nobby usually had the b-side on these early singles. The "Manana" single was only released in the U.S. as a promotional copy on the Bell label with the STEREO version on one side and the MONO version on the other side.

UK Bell 45
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Rare U.S. Stereo/Mono Bell 45
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CLINT HOLMES Radio Interview LP January 1975

"My name is Michael, I got a nickel, I got a nickel, shiny and new.
I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy, that's what I'm gonna do"

Man, what memories those words and that melody conjur up! How can you NOT recall that melody and song especially if you were a youngster at the time? Even if you forced your mind to try and forget it!? It's kinda creepy and scary and uncomfortable. The proverbial playground in MY mind would be working overtime trying to forget that I ever even HEARD this song. And I never even owned a copy of the record. But wait a minute...is it really that bad?







Years later, when this song re-surfaced in the jukebox in my mind (via a 70's compilation), I realized it wasn't a children's record at all and the production was pretty solid and who was this guy singing? He has a pretty good voice!




All questions are answered with this rare radio transcription LP is called "Sounds Like The Navy" featuring host Sam Riddle interviewing the singer, Clint Holmes, in the early years of his successful musical career. OK, I admit I kinda like 'Playground' now.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

CHRISTMAS Re-Broadcasts (for further rock & roll holiday listening)

In case you missed it (or if you're just too lazy to scroll through my blog), here are the links for last year's VINYL SHELF Christmas episodes (in 2 parts, just like this year's). Originally available during the holiday season of 2010, these episodes make for fine listening with your roasting chestnuts and gift exchanging.
EPISODE 1 2010:
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EPISODE 2 2010:
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Friday, December 16, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF presents BUCK OFF!






THIS WEEK ON THE VINYL SHELF--

Part One of an unearthed vinyl treasure...a cool radio program from 1978 featuring an interview with WHO bassist, JOHN ENTWISTLE recorded shortly after the death of Keith Moon.




Plus, ultra rare 60's radio show "The In Sound" with Buck Owens interview and music...Stan Freberg promo only segments...STAPLE SINGERS and DR. JOHN talk about drugs and sing about better days and ways...GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL, and that new CARS smell...




You never know what THE PIPE's gonna play next...unless you DOWNLOAD NOW!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

THE MISSING LINKS

BY SPECIAL REQUEST--Thanks Raoul and keep rockin'...
Disc 1
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Disc 2
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PRO 529 Originally posted September 20...you do the math...
Plus, here's an AWESOME bonus 2 LP sampler:
PRO 569 APPETIZERS
Disc 1
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Disc 2
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

the kids from: C.A.P.E.R.

C.A.P.E.R. = CIVILIAN AUTHORITY FOR THE PROTECTION OF EVERYBODY, REGARDLESS


"the kids from: C.A.P.E.R." was a popular Saturday morning children's television series in 1976 and 1977. If you grew up with it, you get it. If not, you probably won't. Kind of a 70's version of the Monkees (Don Kirshner is Executive Producer and the LP is on Kirshner Records) but (l-r) P.T. (Steve Bonino), Bugs (Cosie Costa), Doc (John Lansing) and Doomsday (Biff Warren) were mainly crimefighters who sang good pop songs on the side (arranged by Paul Shaffer and written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, Ron Dante and members of The Tokens among others). The Kids only 'sang' the songs featured on each episode and were never seen holding or playing instruments.
There are some good websites and you tube clips out there so check out the zany quartet especially to hear the BEST song from the show that's left off of the album...the Theme From The Kids From C.A.P.E.R.!

The four Kids also got some pretty good coverage in the teen mags during their quick 14 minutes.

Tracks:
WHEN IT HIT ME (THE HURRICANE SONG) Sung by Doc
TIT FOR TAT Sung by Bugs
I WANNA LOVE YOU Sung by Doc
FUN IN THE JUNGLE Sung by Doomsday
SAY IT Sung by P.T.
LIKE A HERO IN THE MOVIES Sung by Doc
ROCKETS AND STARS Sung by P.T.
LULLABYE GIRL Sung by Doc
EVERYBODY LOVES HER Sung by P.T.
RIDIN' A RAINBOW Sung by Bugs
WRAP UP ALL MY DREAMS Sung by Dochttp://www.megaupload.com/?d=QM38PSO1

Saturday, December 10, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF Presents...CHRISTMAS Episodes Part Two

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY...







...AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!
EPISODE #2:
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Friday, December 9, 2011

THE VINYL SHELF Presents...The 2nd Annual CHRISTMAS Episodes!

Photo by 'aintme'
HOP ABOARD THE TURNTABLE! IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AT THE PIPE'S PLACE AND HE'S GOT ALL HIS CHRISTMAS VINYL STREWN ABOUT THE FLOOR AND AROUND THE TREE.LOTS OF FUN, SURPRISES AND GREAT MUSIC!


ARE YOU TIRED OF THE SAME OLE CHRISTMAS CRAP YOU HEAR EVERYWHERE FROM THE CAR RADIO TO CVS?? TUNE INTO THE VINYL SHELF FOR COOL YULETIDE TUNES--TWO DIFFERENT EPISODES WITH OVER TWO HOURS OF RARELY HEARD HOLIDAY GEMS BY THE KINKS, THE BEATLES, BOB SEGER, BIG STAR, DEAN MARTIN, FRANK SINATRA, BILLY SQUIER, MICHAEL JACKSON, THE THREE STOOGES, BUCK OWENS, MAHALIA JACKSON, GENE AUTRY & MANY MORE!

EPISODE #1:
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Eve With BURL IVES Decca LP

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A 1957 Decca Records LP collection by the very man himself, Burl Ives, singing yuletide folk songs for your Christmas listening pleasure. Many of these tracks were originally released as a 10" long player entitled "Christmas Day In The Morning" but this 12" version contains four additional tracks including popular favorites like the opener "Silent Night," "Twelve Days Of Christmas" and "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear."
These early recordings are not as popular or as easily found as Burl's 1965 Decca album "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" but they're just as essential for December vinyl spinning.

Tune in TOMORROW for an ALL-NEW Christmas episode of THE VINYL SHELF!

Friday, December 2, 2011

CHAOS!! THE VINYL SHELF Returns!

This week, SWAMP DOGG gets into a predicament whilst riding a rat and Radio CHAOS is on the air (The Pipe plays both sides of an ultra rare Liberty Records 45 from 1959)...RAT ON!



...plus, deep dark cuts from LPs by THE CONGOS, 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS and JOHN FAHEY aka BLIND JOE DEATH...

...also, Radio Transcription Discs from September 1974 with music from ELTON, ROBERTA, CHICAGO, BARRY WHITE and HELEN "even if you're not" REDDY.....plus NILSSON's biggest hit...You'll hear BRAND NEW music from THE MUGGS from Detroit, IKE & TINA, SIR DOUGLAS plus a great song from SANDY DENNY, seen here masquerading as John Paul Jones...THIS WEEK! MUSIC MANIA ON THE INTERNET'S MOST POPULAR VINYL PROGRAM--THE VINYL SHELF!
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