An Interview with Chris Blackwell

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I’ve been fortunate through the years to be able to interview some fascinating people from the worlds of sports, music, and movies. Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Rob Reiner, Elton John, and Robert Lamm of the band Chicago have provided some great insights into their chosen professions. One of my dream interviews had been with Chris […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 3-22-12

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A song title not in the song is our theme this week. Here is one from David Bowie that will take up space in your life today! Click the pic to play. David Bowie ( /ˈboʊ.i/ BOH-ee;[1] born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Little Latin Lupe Lu” by The Righteous Brothers

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Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were best known for their smooth blue-eyed soulful sounds as The Righteous Brothers performing heartfelt ballads. But they could rock out too as evidenced by this Bill Medley original that was not only a hit for them (#47/1963) but also The Kingsmen (#49/1964) and Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (#17/1966). […]

Davy Jones and the Chicken

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by Peter Phillips at Rockpool.com Yet another great entertainer has passed away prematurely. Davy Jones had spent his lifetime singing, dancing and acting and is remembered by most people around the World for his work with the Monkees. I was lucky enough to work with Davy a couple of times in the 1970s and 80s and one story stands out […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 3-21-12

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Yesterday would have been John and Yoko’s 43 wedding anniversary. Today our title that doesn’t appear in the song belongs to them. Click the pic to listen. Two versions exist of how Lennon met Ono. According to the first, on 9 November 1966 Lennon went to the Indica Gallery in London, where Ono was preparing her […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Get Down” by Gilbert O’Sullivan

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You can deride ol’ Gilbert O’Sullivan all you want, but you can’t deny the guy wrote his own hits…and they were indelible. Perhaps, his getup of a floppy hat and short trousers didn’t make you stand up and shout…or maybe ballads like “Alone Again (Naturally)” and “Clair” weren’t to your liking. But his 1973 hit, […]

The 3D RadioActivity St. Patrick’s Day show

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The 3D Saint Patrick’s Day show is available for downloading Twenty-six  fine songs from Boomtown Rats, McGuinness Flint,  Rory Gallagher, Enya, Petula Clark, Thin Lizzy, Clannad, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello And The Attractions, Mark O’Connor, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Horslips, The Muppets, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, & The Chieftains,  Dexy’s Midnight […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 3-20-12

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Another song without the title in the song. Great one and most recognizable song by Led Zeppelin today. The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is usually referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, following the naming standard […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Awake” by Canyons Of Static

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Not only do they make the most tasty contemporary mood music around, they also possess the coolest band name in all of rock! Canyons Of Static’s brew of instrumental “shoegaze” music built on layers of feedback is experimental, challenging and downright exciting to listen to. The band consists of husband and wife Ross and Aggie […]

UNC’s Marshall Hurt in Game with Creighton

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Call it sour grapes if you want, but a terrible injustice took place in Greensboro yesterday. Creighton players appeared to be using hard fouls as a defensive strategy in full view of a nationally televised audience. One replay captures a Bluejay player knocking down Carolina center Tyler Zeller. Early in the first half another player […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 3-19-12

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This week we are featuring songs that don’t have the title in the song. Here is a great one from Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde album. Click the pic to play. Blonde on Blonde is American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s seventh studio album, released in May or June 1966 on Columbia Records and produced by Bob […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Got A Job” by The Miracles

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Before there was The Miracles, before there was Berry Gordy and before there was Motown, a talented singer and aspiring songwriter named William Robinson formed a group called The Matadors. The Matadors consisted of Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White, Warren Moore, and Claudette Rogers. They met a hungry promoter named Berry Gordy who had his first […]

Today in Rock History – March 18th

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1967, The UK music magazine New Musical Express announced that former Spencer Davis Group member Steve Winwood was planning to form a new group with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. The ensemble would choose the name Traffic. 1967, Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in the UK. 1967, The Beatles scored their 13th […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour 3-18-12

It’s fun.  It’s classic. It is also free.  THE BEST ROCK ON THE ROCK!!  A brand new VINYL SCHMINYL RADIO HOUR. Click to play! What Vinyl Schminyl is…well in a few words, its Keeping Classic Rock Alive. Through the Vinyl Schminyl Radio podcast we produce, as well as the news we bring to you from […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Whistling Gypsy Rover” by The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

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Patrick “Paddy”, Tommy, Bobby and Liam were the Clancy Brothers and together with Tommy Makem they recorded dozens of records and were responsible for not only introducing America to traditional Irish Folk music, but helping to popularize Folk music all over college campuses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. They were a major influence […]