Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Footprints” by Miles Davis Quintet

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They were known as Miles Davis’ second great quintet featuring Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Wayne Shorter on sax and Tony Williams on drums, but to some, they were his most important lineup, featuring Miles surrounded by a talented group of musicians who were much younger than he was. The first great […]

Movie Review – The Three Stooges

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There is hardly a day that goes by that something doesn’t remind me of the Three Stooges. Very possibly because I have pictures and posters of them all over my house. But also because so many of their lines pop up into my head and I love using them in conversation. Needless to say that […]

Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews: Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man

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By Andrew David James …When Manics song writer Nicky Wire announces their new album is the band’s last attempt at ‘mass communication’ it sets the average long term fan of the band on edge.Manic Street Preachers should not be consciously trying to communicate with the masses. They can be themselves or try something different thus inadvertently succeeding in doing so […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-16-12

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This week we feature songs having to do with TIME. Today’s is a great one from “Slowhand” himself..Eric Clapton. Please click in to play. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Barracuda” by Cliffie Stone

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Talk about your double entendre record…well, I’ve never! This rude but somewhat right Rockabilly stomper by Cliffie Stone would never get passed the censors of today. Perhaps they didn’t know any better back in the late 1950s… Country musician, Stone was one of the first A&R guys at Capitol Records back in the late 1940s […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “He’s My Baby” by Jean Shepard

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There was an interesting time during the late 1950s where straight Country ‘n’ Western music melded with then-burgeoning Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, giving birth to classic Rockabilly. Capitol records was a hotbed for Rockabilly recording crossover artists like Ferlin Husky, Faron Young, Wanda Jackson, Hank Thompson, Jerry Reed, Gene Vincent and Skeets […]

Movie Review – Titanic in 3D

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When George Lucas had a chance, he made some minor tweaks to the Star Wars movies. More color and new scenes were added to his sci-fi classic. Fifteen years after James Cameron’s blockbuster “Titanic” became the first movie to gross a billion dollars, the famed director had a chance to fix inaccuracies or take advantage […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sixteen Saltines” by Jack White

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He may have changed his color schemes from red and white to blue for his first solo record, but this song isn’t a White of a different color musically…and that’s a good thing! As the NY Times recently stated, he’s a “Jack Out-Of-The-Box” when it comes releasing records. In an effort to try alternative means […]

Alex Karras Has Dementia, Suing NFL

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Here’s a pretty sad story making the rounds today.  The former Detroit Lions defensive lineman is part of a group of 69 ex-players suing the NFL, claiming the league didn’t do enough to protect them from head trauma and other serious brain injuries.  Many people will only remember Karras as the dad in the TV […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-13-12

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Our last “Last track” this week belongs to Elton John from his great album Tumbleweed Connection. Please give it a listen today. Next week’s songs will be about time. Have a great weekend!! Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Fair Weather Fans” by The Baseball Project

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Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, The Baseball Project is a home run of an album! Featuring members of Dream Syndicate (Steve Wynn), REM (Peter Buck), The Minus 5 and The Young Fresh Fellows (Scott McCaughey) and Golden Smog (Linda Pitmon), this collective has released two albums of baseball-centric tunes with guests that include […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-12-12

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From a little known album by Fleetwood Mac today’s “Last track” comes from the Rumours classic! Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Malkin Jewel” by The Mars Volta

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They call it “Math Rock,” but folks my age call it Progressive…and proggy rock is alive and kicking 2012 style in the form of The Mars Volta. Guitarist-producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala were originally members of the influential band, At The Drive In, who just reformed for a tour this summer including a […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-11-12

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Last Songs from great Classic Rock albums is our theme this week. Today’s is one of my favorites from Paul McCartney and Wings Band On The Run album from 1973. Saw it live at Wrigley Field last summer!! Click album cover to play. Band on the Run is an album by Paul McCartney & Wings, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “A Change Of Horses” by Ian Anderson

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They said it couldn’t be done! Ian Anderson created a sequel to Jethro Tull’s classic 1972 album, “Thick As A Brick” answering the question “What ever happened to Gerald Bostock?,” the fictional character at the heart of the original album. Well, 40 years later and now we have “TAAB2″ or “Thick As A Brick 2″ […]