Vinyl Frontier – Retro Reviews: The Jam – The Gift

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The Jam – The Gift By Andrew David James … Soul is a strange old musical genre. Having fused jazz, blues and gospel, the finest examples of it are tremendous (for the uninitiated watch ‘Blues Brothers’ or listen to some Otis Redding) but then there is the rather turgid and hollow “white soul” that reared […]

Derrick Rose Talks Injuries, Fatherhood

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Derrick Rose met with the Chicago media earlier today and talked about his recent injury in light of the spate of injuries he has already sustained this season.  He explains when it occurred and why he stayed in the game last Sunday versus the Knicks.  Rose was asked about whether he would play in the […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-10-12

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This week we are featuring last songs on some great Classic Rock albums. I pulled out this gem from the Rolling Stones from their album It’s Only Rock And Roll. Been a long time since I’ve heard this one! Click the cover to play. It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll is the twelfth British and fourteenth […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “God Give Me Strength” by Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach

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To me, this was THE SUMMIT…two of my very favorite artists collaborating together for an album and a tour…and one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen! Costello was always a fan of Burt Bacharach, covering his song “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” right from the beginning of his career. Their […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-9-12

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Our theme this week is “Last Songs”. Songs that appeared last in the running order on some great classic Rock albums. Today we have a real nice one from the Eagles. Hope you enjoy it. It’s Marvelous Monday today!! Click the pic to play. The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Snake Drive” by R.L. Burnside

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Along with fellow musician Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside didn’t see any fame until he was well into his ’70s. He spent much of his life living in poverty playing the blues in his native Holly Springs, Mississippi. It wasn’t until he was signed to the Mississippi independent Fat Possum record label in the early 1990s […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour 4-8-12

Happy Easter friends.  Let’s start the holiday off right by listening to a brand new Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “5 O’Clock In The Morning” by Godley & Creme

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Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were one half of British 70s supergroup 10cc, along with Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. After the release of 10cc’s album “How Dare You” in 1976, Godley and Creme decided to leave the 10cc fold in order to record an album to promote an early guitar synthesizer they invented called […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Fire” by Bruce Springsteen

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It boggles the mind the songs that were left on the cutting room floor from Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” recording sessions. There was a plethora of material to choose from due to the legal problems that resulted in a three year span between “Born To Run” and “Darkness.” As a result, […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Mystery Tune #21 4-6-12

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We have a Mystery Tune today to start off the Holiday weekend. Please don’t spoil it for others who want to be surprised. Have a great Easter and Passover and don’t forget this Sunday’s Radio Hour!

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “As I Love My Own” by Aaron Freeman

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He’s better known as Gene Ween of the brownest band around, Ween. After years of touring as a solo act while his buddy Mickey Melchiondo angles the ocean blue, he’s decided to release a solo album of, get this, songs by “poet” and songwriter Rod McKuen. McKuen was a big deal back in the 1960s, […]

Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews – Sihloutte by Shoes

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Review by Elliott Childs of Rokpool The more I hear the words post-punk used to describe bands and records, the more unsure I become of what the hell it actually means. I know that it technically means “after the punk movement” but that seems really bloody vague even for a musical genre. I’ve heard it […]

Dorf on Sports – 4/4/12

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with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin Fred and Andy talk about the opening of Major League Baseball being too long, and recap the Kentucky win over Kansas for the NCAA Title. The Lakers troubles continue, along with the poor attitude of their big man Andrew Bynum. Also, comedian Monique Marvez, who is performing at the Tempe […]

Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 4-5-12

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Remember you saw this video about a million times in 1983 and you couldn’t wait to see it again? Today we have a great one from Stevie Nicks and a great back story to go along with it. Click the pic to play. Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Take Me Back” by Aloe Blacc

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It’s all about the positively sinister groove that is going down on this track from Aloe Blacc’s essential 2010 album, “Good Things.” I think I’m already three cuts deep into this album for “Song Of The Day” posts so far, and there’s plenty more where this one came from! Most people, like myself, first became […]