34 episodes

John and Jason are vinyl collectors, crate diggers, and music lovers. Each episode they share stories of vinyl discoveries, pressing details and record lore. Featuring guests who share their musical passion and beyond. It's a vinyl gold rush - stake your claim!

Vinyl Ventures John Wheeler & Jason Rich

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John and Jason are vinyl collectors, crate diggers, and music lovers. Each episode they share stories of vinyl discoveries, pressing details and record lore. Featuring guests who share their musical passion and beyond. It's a vinyl gold rush - stake your claim!

    Vinyl Ventures #34 - A Talk with Nick Light-SVP of Artist Development & Touring for RCA Records-Sony Music

    Vinyl Ventures #34 - A Talk with Nick Light-SVP of Artist Development & Touring for RCA Records-Sony Music

    As the AC/DC song goes - It's a Long Way to the Top if Wanna Rock and Roll.  Vinyl Ventures had a chance to sit down with Nick Light, (a record company executive) and learn how he got to the top.  One day out of High School his career started as a roadie at the Ritz (now Webster's Hall).  With some connections in the industry, Nick moved to California and started working his way through the record business.  It was a circuitous route, but along the way he developed lasting relationships and connections that set him up for future success.  So, buckle up, Vinyl Venturers...this is a fantastic talk.  

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Vinyl Ventures #33 - Essential Albums 4: A New Hope

    Vinyl Ventures #33 - Essential Albums 4: A New Hope

    You asked for it, you get it; another essential albums show. Listing 100 essential albums each is no small task, and on this 4th installment, the guys right the ship.  After doing only 9 albums each on the last Essential Albums show they take this show to 11!  Tune in and get your groove on.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Vinyl Ventures #32 - Deep Disc Dive into David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

    Vinyl Ventures #32 - Deep Disc Dive into David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

    On the second (long overdue) 3D episode, we dive into an epic (and of course) essential album by the thin white duke.  We re-enlist the assistance of our "Fifth Beatle" Bill Hayse.  Not sure where the other two members are coming from, but you get it.  Bill is our third team member and his research on these 3D episodes is invaluable. Until the release of Ziggy, Bowie's releases had not had tremendous success. David had even explored being a mime, and was influenced, in a way, by Bob Dylan's acid dealer (now that's a tease)!  This album really introduced the world to David Bowie, and propelled him to mega-stardom.  Enjoy this fantastic discussion...it was definitely worth the wait.   

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Vinyl Ventures #31 - Essential Albums 3: The Return of the King

    Vinyl Ventures #31 - Essential Albums 3: The Return of the King

    In a their continued quest to name 100 essential albums the Vinyl Ventures crew list another number nine, number nine, albums each. Since the guys are not putting albums in order, each show list will contain some big hitters in the music world. Lists tend to favor the list makers taste, and The Return of the king is no different. The guys have some top notch releases on the show, enjoy.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Vinyl Ventures #30 - 1972, new releases from the Stones, Elton John and Pink Floyd.

    Vinyl Ventures #30 - 1972, new releases from the Stones, Elton John and Pink Floyd.

    1972, a 50 year celebration. How many albums do Jay and John have from 1972...a lot. It was a great year for music. America had settled into the 1970s after the decade of change the 1960s. Music changed from pop, Motown sing along songs to Heavy Metal, Progressive, Experimental and Singer Song Writers. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Vinyl Ventures #29 - A Vinyl Celebration

    Vinyl Ventures #29 - A Vinyl Celebration

    Tis' the season as the saying goes. Tis' the season to celebrate. To close out the year the guys thought it would be a good time to celebrate vinyl. Not just an ordinary celebration but a celebration of vinyl that puts a smile on our face or celebrates a specific day or event. Like any Vinyl Ventures episode the guys have fun with this list and discuss a bunch of vinyl they have not talked about in previous episodes.  Let's celebrate!

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

giabuonfiglio ,

Top notch show!!!

These guys are great !! Just discovered this podcast & you should too. Just two laid back dudes discussing vinyl, music , stereo equipment, etc. right up my alley,they make you want to join in on the conversation-wish I could........

The Wrecking Yard ,

Good show Good dudes

A show for music lovers.

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