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Legendary New York DJ Paul Cavalconte brings you the only radio show all about records, celebrating the Vinyl LP resurgence and the unique culture of analog recording.

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Legendary New York DJ Paul Cavalconte brings you the only radio show all about records, celebrating the Vinyl LP resurgence and the unique culture of analog recording.

    The Vinyl Experience - VE110 "Far More Drums" - 07.26.19

    The Vinyl Experience - VE110 "Far More Drums" - 07.26.19

    Today on The VE
    Love to hear percussion? We'll turn the beat around and feature some great vinyl records that push the drums way
    up front...and we'll note the annual celebration this week of the rock drummer who became a pop superstar...plus
    some cool relics spun from 45's and even a drum-centric 78. I'm PC and this is the VE
    Peter Gabriel: Rhythn Of The Heat
    Joni Mitchell: The Jungle Line
    The VE with powerful drumming at the heart of Joni Mitchell's "The Jungle Line" from The Hissing Of Summer
    Lawns from 1975, and Peter Gabriel with "Rhythm Of The Heat," off Security in 1982.
    Rhythm, melody and harmony--that's what music is made of. But rhythm comes first...in life too...the beating of our
    mother's heart in the womb programs us to order our world with rhythm.
    Drummer Cozy Cole scored a late 50's hit with ....
    Cozy Cole: Topsy, Part 2
    Cream: Toad
    The VE, drumming it into you this time around, with Ginger Baker bashing out "Toad" with Cream in 1966, and
    Cozy Cole, at the dawn of rock and roll, for "Topsy."
    Drummers have always been flamboyant, but before Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, or even Buddy Rich, the original
    wild-man drummer was Gene Krupa, who's jungle rhythm on Benny Goodman's "Sing SIng Sing" shook the rafters
    at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Around the same time, clarinet-competitor Woody Herman billed his orchestra as "The
    band that plays the blues," and his drummer, Frank Carlson, laid a hypnotic rhythm down for "The Golden
    Wedding."
    Woody Herman: The Golden Wedding
    Led Zeppelin: D'yer Maker
    The VE, Bonzo bashes the drums, and steals the show in "D'yer Maker," Led Zeppelin's warmest and wittiest
    record.
    Some legendary jazz drummers have passed inrecent years....Max Roach, Paul Motian...and just this year, Joe
    Morello, who played "Far More Drums" with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, a cool record not just for the grove, but for
    the pioneering way that Joe's drums were recorded in the early days of stereo.
    Dave Brubeck Quartet: Far More Drums
    side 2
    The VE, with far more than just drums to keep time...Bongos rock--with Preston Epps and Chico Hamilton....
    Preston Epps: Bongo Rock
    Tony Bennett/Chico Hamilton: Crazy Rhythm
    The VE with that crazy dope-smokin' beatnick---Tony Bennett? Together with Chico Hamilton, who appeared as
    himself in the New York-noir classic "The Sweet Smell Of Success." Sal Mineo starred in "The Gene Krupa Story,"
    but the greatest matinee-idol drummer of all--Phil! This past Wednesday was once again, Phil Collins Day in
    Brooklyn, where the hipster parade in honor of the greatest pop-star drummer ever. The record that set Phil apart
    in his solo career...while still cranking out Genesis hits, was this deep, dark tune, ruined by radio overexposure
    through the years...but in spun fro the original vinyl, "In The Air Tonight, and still dramatic as ever.
    Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
    Sandy Nelson Teen Beat
    The VE, drumming thorugh the library with relic, "Teen Beat" by Sandy Nelson...to a classic, from the debut by
    Santana...
    Santana: Soul Sacrifice
    The VE...latin rhythm to ...turn the beat around. Love to hear percussion? In the mid 70's, dance music reigned,
    and this hot 12 inch mix of Vicki Sue Robinson's disco anthem features a hot guitar solo by Steely Dan's Elliot


    Randall
    Vicki Sue Robinson: Turn The Beat Around
    And That's the VE...."Turn The Beat Around...a record that by doing just that, far outclasses the monotonous disco
    genre.
    Love to hear more percussion? Or past Vinyl Experience Shows?...Visit the archives at prn.fm. Please Like and
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    • 57 min
    The Vinyl Experience - Moon Songs Pink Floyd

    The Vinyl Experience - Moon Songs Pink Floyd

    "VE 279 Moon Songs Pink Floyd: Brain Damage/Eclipse Frank Sinatra: Oh You Crazy Moon David Bowie: Moonage Daydream The Band: The Moon Struck One Cat Stevens: Moonshadow Rolling Stones: Moonlight Mile Artie Shaw Orchestra: Moonglow Joni Mitchell: Moon At The Window King Crimson: Moonchild Nat Cole: Moon Love Tom Waits: Drunk On The Moon Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune "

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    The Vinyl Experience - Great American Stories

    The Vinyl Experience - Great American Stories

    VE 181 7/5/13 7 Great American Stories


    Van Morrison: Almost Independence Day
    The Doors: LA Woman
    Tom Waits: Burma Shave
    Marvin Gaye: Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
    Bob Dylan: Joey
    Bruce Springsteen : 4th Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
    The Band: Acadian Driftwood

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    The Vinyl Experience - Apples and Oranges

    The Vinyl Experience - Apples and Oranges

    VE 126 Apples and Oranges
    Richard Dawson: Apples And Oranges
    Pink Floyd: Apples And Oranges
    Pink Floyd: If
    Bread: If
    Roberta Flack: Feel Like Making Love
    Bad Company: Feel Like Making Love
    Bon Jovi: Runaway
    Del Shannon: Runaway
    Jefferson Starship: Runaway
    Ringo Starr: Photograph
    Def Leppard: Photograph
    Cars Bye Bye Love
    Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love
    Radiohead: High And Dry
    Rolling Stones: High And Dry
    Five Satins: In The Still Of The Night
    Frank Sinatra: In the Still Of The Night
    Today on the VE... a real cool theme that will have you connecting the dots thorugh the next hour of music--but
    first, let's begin with a salute to actor and game show master Richard Dawson, who died last week, but left this 45
    RPM relic as part of his show business lagacy. I'm PC and this is the VE :
    Richard Dawson: Apples And Oranges
    Richard Dawson, at the height of his Hogan's Heroes fame, with the psychedelic novelty record, "Apples And
    Oranges." Funny...didn't Pink Floyd releaase a single with the same title at about the same time? (Pink Floyd:
    Apples And Oranges, est & fade) ....and so, my eureka moment....struggling with a theme for this week's Vinyl
    Experience...it's right there...like apples and oranges...some songs can share the same title, but be very
    different..case in point--let's stay with with Pink Floyd, and a cut from their 1970 album "Atom Heart Mother," called
    "If, " and follow that with a very different group, song of the same title, and similar emotional tenor...can you guess
    who it will be ...
    Pink Floyd: If
    Bread: If
    The VE with Bread, and Pink Floyd...two groups as different as apples and oranges, and two different, but relatable
    songs with the common title of "If." See how this works. OK.. Let's stay in the early 70's....1974 specifically, when
    two songs, both on Atlantic Records, shared the same title, and the distinction of being two of the year's bigest
    hits...
    Roberta Flack: Feel Like Making Love
    Bad Company: Feel Like Making Love
    The VE....Feel Like Making Love, by Bad Company, and Roberta Flack. As different as Apples and Oranges...let's
    keep it going , two entirely differnt eras of rock and roll, but two teen-idol bad boys, each debuting with a song
    called "Runaway."
    Bon Jovi: Runaway
    Del Shannon: Runaway
    The VE, Apples and Oranges...the songs Runaway by Del Shannon ion 1961, and Bon Jovi, who was an infant the
    year that came out, but shot to stardom in '83 with his tune. How about a bonus "Runaway" ?!
    Jefferson Starship: Runaway
    The VE....same title, different songs. Like apples and oranges...or paintings and.... photographs...
    Ringo Starr: Photograph
    Def Leppard: Photograph
    The VE....I know you've got the hang of this by now
    Cars Bye Bye Love
    Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love


    Apples and oranges, and Cars and Everly Brothers, "Bye Bye Love," on the VE. There are so many twin title
    songs, we'll have to do a sequel hour some time....but for now, just time for another couple of sets...this one is
    Radiohead's most covered tune
    Radiohead: High And Dry
    Rolling Stones: High And Dry
    The Rolling Stones first attempt at a country-blues tune, and with fine harmonica by Mick jagger, on Aftermath's
    "High And Dry," and Radiohead, wit thie lonesome cowboy ballad "High ANd Dry," a tune Thom Yorke dislikes, but
    artists as diverse as Sugarland and Jamie Cullum, adore...they'e done their own versions...apples and oranges
    indeed. Let's wrap it up with some greasers, and the original skinny kid singer from the neighborhood....
    Five Satins: In The Still Of The Night
    Frank Sinatra: In the Still Of The Night
    And that's the VE. As simple as The Five Satins, as sophisticated as Sinatra.....

    • 58 min
    The Vinyl Experience - Summer Solstice

    The Vinyl Experience - Summer Solstice

    VE 179 Summer Solstice
    Miles Davis: Summertime
    The Band: Time To Kill
    XTC: Season Cycle
    Ray La Montagne: For The Summer
    B52s: June Bug
    The Kinks: Wonderboy
    Love: The Good Humor Man
    Lovin Spoonful: Rain On the Roof
    Small Faces: Itchycoo Park
    Tony Bennett: Lazy Afternoon
    Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows
    Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
    Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
    Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
    Today on the VE--celebrating the summer solstice with songs to roll out the season. I'm PC and this is the VE:
    Miles Davis: Summertime
    The Band: Time To Kill
    XTC: Season Cycle
    Happy Sumer Solstice from the VE. "Season Cycle" came from XTC's album Skylarking. That record, and the one
    before it, Stage Fright by the Band were produced by Todd Rundgren, some 16 years apart. Rick Danko's song "
    Time To Kill' captures the easy free feeling of early summer with many sweet days ahead---- God Willing And The
    Creek DOn't Rise...that's the title of Ray La Montagne's 2009 LP featuring the song "For The Summer'
    Ray La Montagne: For The Summer
    B52s: June Bug
    "Cosmic Thing" was one of the great LP comeback stories..for The B52's...from it, "June Bug." Summer Solstice
    Celebration. spining some records from the 60s that havent lost innocence, or freshness. As the Kinks sing,
    "everybody's looking for the sun...."
    The Kinks: Wonderboy
    Love: The Good Humor Man
    Lovin Spoonful: Rain On the Roof
    A couple of American bands--Love and Lovin Spoonful...sandwiched in between British legends The Kinks...and
    this summer essential by Small Faces....
    Small Faces: Itchycoo Park
    The VE Summer Solstice celebration continues with a couple of great word-picture songs, by artists who come from
    far corners of the galaxy..but still places where summer comes...
    Tony Bennett: Lazy Afternoon
    Pink Floyd: Grantchester Meadows
    As dissimilar as Pink Floyd and Tony Bennett are, they seem to be on the same page when it comes to summer
    daydreaming. From Ummagumma, early Floyd and "Grantchester Meadows" fly-swat and all...and from an early
    June night at Carnegie hall in 1962, Tony Bennett in his prime, with the tulip trees a bloomin and the beetle bugs a
    zoomin on a Lazy Afternoon.
    Summer is a state of min dtoo. If you're havin gtrouble getting into it, take refuge in these songs by Wilco and then
    Oasis...
    Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
    Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
    Oasis, from the LP with the summer tite What's The Story Morning Glory..and Wilco with the title cut of 2008's Sky
    Blue Sky. Finally on the VE...if all we've heard hasn't convinced you that it won't be long till summer comes--this
    one will do it.
    Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town


    And that's the VE...Thin Lizzy makes it official...summer's here and the time is right....to download some VE shows
    you may have missed in the PRN archives and on demand at rtds.ca. Please spread the word around via
    facebook, follow me on twitter, I'm PC

    • 56 min
    The Vinyl Experience - Revolution Rocks Against Me!

    The Vinyl Experience - Revolution Rocks Against Me!

     Revolution Rocks Against Me! I Was A Teenage Anarchist (band version) Pete Seeger: This Land Is Your Land Peter Paul & Mary If I Had A Hammer Jefferson Airplane: We Can Be Together Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon The Beatles: Revolution Phil Ochs: Love Me I'm A Liberal Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm Taj Mahal: Bourgeois Blues Odetta: No More Auction Block Siouxsee & The Banshees: Strange Fruit The Weavers: Woke Up This Morning Dire Straits: Industrial Disease Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers CSNY Ohio "

    • 52 min

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