The Four Freshman took this song to the top twenty back in 1956 and the Wilson brothers were listening. And while The Beach Boys certainly were influenced by the Freshmen, the Freshmen were in turn influenced by vocal groups of the Big Band Era like The Pied Pipers and The Modernaires, as well as the […]
“Ram” is one of my all-time favorite albums…pretty close to the top of the heap in my estimation. I just listened to the newly released vinyl mono mix of this record today for the first time. The mono mix hasn’t been in circulation since its original release as a radio station promo back in 1971. […]
This week is disco week..not disco songs but songs by classic artists that kind of touched the disco era from 1975-79. Today we have Boz Scaggs from his great 1976 album Silk Degrees. His players on this album eventually became the band Toto. Check it out please. Great back story here. Click the pic to […]
By John the Secretary ….In the early 1970’s David Bowie was starting to make waves after nearly five years of trying to make his mark in music. ‘Space Oddity’ had given him a deliciously topical hit in the late sixties but ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ had not given him the much craved momentum he […]
Nothing prepared rock fans for the transformation that took place in the mid-70s when Jeff Beck joined forces with producer George Martin on his albums “Blow By Blow” and “Wired.” Beck, of course, was well known as the blues-based British rocker from the Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group who dabbled in jazz, but cut […]
One of our best!!! A brand new Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour. Today we pay tribute to Robin Gibb and Donna Summer on our first holiday of the Summer! Click the logo to play!
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Frank Zappa’s “Joe’s Garage” records. As usual, Zappa’s heart was in the right place when it came to issues like government control, censorship and organized religion, and he certainly could play guitar. But I never really got off on Zappa’s scatological and somewhat immature lyrical side. “Joe’s Garage” […]