Thursday, June 8, 2017

RAIDERS ON THE RADIO--A compilation of rare Radio Broadcast VINYL

"Brought to you as a public service"--Here's a collection of some of my rarest RAIDER vinyl, mostly from Armed Forces radio shows. There's over an hour of ON THE AIR sounds so get ready for some PAUL, MARK, SMITTY, DRAKE, FANG, HARPO, FREDDY, CHARLIE, JOE JR. and KEITH!!

You can email me for full tracklist

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bq739ikr5j558oj/RAIDER%20RADIO.zip?dl=0

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NIGHTBIRD AND COMPANY Alison Steele 70's Broadcast LPs NILSSON, PAUL McCARTNEY, BEACH BOYS ++

Here's a few Alison Steele "Nightbird & Company" shows for your listening pleasure! The first link features MIKE LOVE of the BEACH BOYS promoting "15 Big Ones," plus HARRY NILSSON with DEREK TAYLOR talking about "A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night." There's also an interview with an obscure 70's band called BAXTER and a nice conversation with the legendary BONNIE BRAMLETT for the "Lady's Choice" album.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wbg2gv0s18q4mee/NIGHTBIRD1.zip?dl=0

Also, enjoy a chat with PAUL McCARTNEY backstage at Madison Square Garden in 1976 talking about "Wings At The Speed Of Sound." AMAZING RHYTHM ACES talk about "Too Stuffed To Jump" and as an amazing finale, hear the Nightbird talk to SLADE!!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g8r0tmmweorzfsb/NIGHTBIRD2.zip?dl=0

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CONWAY TWITTY-Rare 1980 RADIO SHOW Interview

This is a 2LP Radio Show Interview program from September 1980 called "Country Music's Magazine Of The Air" featuring the words and music of CONWAY TWITTY. Taken from the original vinyl, this is a great 2-hour listen for any CT fan!
DOWNLOAD NOW: (limited Dropbox link)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4dqd8azskuii4jq/CT%201980.zip?dl=0

COUNTRY MUSIC’S MAGAZINE OF THE AIR with HARRY NEWMAN
CONWAY TWITTY Guest
September 8, 1980
Side 1
CONWAY TWITTY-The Image Of Me
CONWAY TWITTY-Grand Ole Blues
HANK SNOW-I’m Movin’ On
RED FOLEY-Chatanooga Shoe Shine Boy
CONWAY TWITTY-You’ve Never Been This Far Before
CONWAY TWITTY-Don’t Take It Away
Side 2
MARTY ROBBINS-El Paso
TAMMY WYNETTE-Stand By Your Man
CONWAY TWITTY-This Time I’ve Hurt Her More (Than She Loves Me)
CONWAY TWITTY-What Am I Living For
Side 3
CONWAY TWITTY-Soulful Woman
CONWAY TWITTY-It’s Only Make Believe
JERRY LEE LEWIS-Folsom Prison Blues
EARL SCRUGGS REVUE-Lonesome Ruben
FOXFIRE-What’s A Nice Girl Like You (Doin’ In A Love Like This)
CONWAY TWITTY-Hello Darlin’
CONWAY TWITTY-I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head
Side 4
EDDIE RABBITT-Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)
HANK THOMPSON-A Six Pack To Go
CONWAY TWITTY-Did We Have To Come This Far To Say Goodbye
CONWAY TWITTY-I May Never Get To Heaven
CONWAY TWITTY-For My Woman’s Love

ROLLERAMA--Original and Cover Versions of Songs Made Famous By The Bay City Rollers


22 songs that every Roller fan knows...
but you've never heard 'em like this!

Compiled from my collection of rare and original vinyl, here's a playlist of Bay City Rollers' cover versions, as well as some of the original versions of songs that the band covered. Every song below was recorded, at some point, by the Rollers. I left off the obvious ones--"Keep On Dancing," "I Only Want To Be With You," "Don't Worry Baby" etc. to make room for rarely-heard gems and hard-to-find collector's items. There will also be a follow-up compilation featuring 'tribute' songs and BCR promotional records...coming SOON! ENJOY! And leave a comment if you like what you hear.

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1.       TINKER’S MOON-Shang-A-Lang
This is an early cover version of the Martin-Coulter hit, released on the Polydor label in 1974. Tinker’s Moon was a Canadian studio band assembled by Montreal producer, Ben Kaye. Three singles were released under this moniker, including “Shang-A-Lang” which reached #23 on the CHUM Radio (Toronto) chart in August, shortly after the BCR version became a UK hit. The single was also released in North America.
2.       KENNY-Give It To Me Now
The original 1973 version of “Give It To Me Now” (found on the Rollers’ debut album, “Rollin’”) was the second single released as ‘Kenny’, which was a studio project of producers Bill Martin & Phil Coulter. Originally, ‘Kenny’ was promoted as a single artist but eventually to compete with the Rollers’ success, a five-piece group was formed. Interestingly, the b-side of this single is entitled “Rollin’” and the song’s verse melody was later re-written as the 1975 Kenny hit, “Fancy Pants.”
3.       THE REFLECTIONS-Remember
Released on the Penny Farthing label in 1972, this is the original version of the BCR hit, written and produced by the team of Bill Martin & Phil Coulter. The chorus of “Sha la la la la la la la, shoo-be-doo ay” is yet to be added at this point. The Reflections version would be re-released in some countries after the Rollers’ version hit the charts.
4.       BIG JOHN’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CIRCUS-When Will You Be Mine
This is the original version from 1974, later sung by Eric & Woody on the Rollers’ “Once Upon A Star” album. Big John is John Goodison, a musical partner of hit producer, Phil Wainman, who also performed and produced 50’s-styled records by the Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus. Together, the pair penned the massive Rollers hit, “Give A Little Love.”
5.       STARBUCK-Manana
This is the b-side of an interesting single released in 1973 featuring a cover of the early Rollers’ hit “Manana.” The pair of Ken Howard & Alan Blaikley wrote and produced a few singles for this duo that featured Martin Briley (who later had an 80’s hit called “Salt In My Tears”) named Starbuck (not the same Starbuck that had a big hit with “Sky High” a few years later). Even the a-side of this record is Roller-related and can be heard later in this compilation.
6.       KENNY-The Bump
By this point in 1975, producers Bill Martin & Phil Coulter turned the ‘Kenny’ name into a BCR-influenced five-piece band and this song, a Roller b-side from the previous year, gets the hit treatment and charted at #3 in the UK.
7.       “CONVOY”-Saturday Night
This track is taken from a budget ‘soundalike’ LP released in the U.S. in 1976 called “Convoy.” Musician credits unknown.
8.       TIM MOORE-Rock And Roll Love Letter
Tim Moore was in a band called Gulliver at the beginning of the 70’s that also featured a young Daryl Hall. He enjoyed a solo career, and wrote hits for artists like Art Garfunkel. Even Keith Richards became a fan when he heard Moore’s 1975 version of “Rock And Roll Love Letter.” Note the extra lyrics not used in the Rollers’ hit cover version.
9.       EDDIE KENDRICKS-Maybe I’m A Fool To Love You
The great Eddie Kendricks from the original Temptations recorded Faulkner/Wood’s classic ballad on a 1978 Arista LP. Great version!
10.   ROGUE-Dedication
Rogue was a band featuring Guy Fletcher, who was the co-writer of “Dedication,” which they released as a single in 1975.
11.   JOHN PAUL YOUNG-Yesterday’s Hero
Two members of the great 60’s band, The Easybeats, wrote and produced the original version of “Yesterday’s Hero” for Australian teen idol John Paul Young in 1975. Producers George Young and Harry Vanda also produced AC/DC.
12.   STRING DRIVEN THING-It’s A Game
Released in 1973, this song was a Les McKeown favorite that made it’s way to a hit title track for the Rollers in 1977. Shel Talmy, known for his work with The Kinks, The Who and also Duncan Faure, produced the ‘string driven’ original.
13.   SHIELDS-The Way I Feel Tonight
Songwriter Harvey Shield released his own version of “The Way I Feel Tonight” as ‘Shields’ in 1977 on Atco Records.
14.   THE SANDPEBBLES-Love Power
This is the original 1967 version, also covered by Dusty Springfield and years later by the great Luther Vandross.
15.   SUTHERLAND BROTHERS & QUIVER-The Pie
Iain and Gavin Sutherland recorded two different versions of this great song (originally in 1972 and again in 1977) that the Rollers performed on stage in their earliest incarnation with Nobby Clark. They finally got around to recording it with Leslie in 1977 and it became a fan favorite.
16.   SUTHERLAND BROTHERS-Every Tear I Cry
Another Sutherland cover that the BCR recorded for their “Strangers In The Wind” album.
17.   BOBBY VINTON-Summerlove Sensation
This is an interesting BCR cover released on Elektra Records in 1978. Bobby Vinton’s version was, like the Rollers’ version, also produced by Bill Martin & Phil Coulter, making it a double collectable.
18.   CHRIS EAST-Where Will I Be Now
This original 1978 version by Chris East (who also wrote the song) has a country-ish feel to it.
19.   STARBUCK-Wouldn’t You Like It
The Rollers recorded Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley’s “Wouldn’t You Like It” with Nobby Clark singing in 1972, but it remained unreleased until 2004. The later, well-known BCR song written by Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood (from the 1975 album of the same name) is a completely different song altogether.
20.    “HUSTLE ‘76”-Saturday Night
Another “fake” version of “Saturday Night” from the 1976 budget ‘soundalike’ LP released in the U.S. called “Hustle ’76.” Musician credits unknown.
21.   ROLLBACK-Remember
A “Stars On” type medley of Bill Martin & Phil Coulter’s 70’s hits released in 1981 as a 7” and also an extended 12” single, spotlighting some of the Roller’s biggest hits, as well as Kenny and Slik.
22.   THE REFLECTIONS-Remember (Part II)
This is the instrumental b-side of the 1972 Reflections single.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

RADIO REWIND--4 more JIM PEWTER shows from 1968!

To finish off this batch of Armed Forces Radio Show LPs, here are four more "Musty Dusties" shows from the great DJ, Jim Pewter. Lots of amazing music on these. Turn them up and ENJOY!

Oh yeah--all of the current shows on my blog will be deleted on September 30 to make room for more exciting radio shows from the past. Get 'em while you can!
Pewter sure gets creative on these playlists, never going for the obvious hits. The first and third shows feature rare R&B oldies along with rarely heard rockers from Davie Allan and Eddie Cochran.

The second show from May 16
th features then-current psychedelia with a two-song spotlight from the latest Bob Dylan album of the time, “John Wesley Harding.” The normal oldies are replaced by Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge, Canned Heat, The Doors and Big Brother & The Holding Company. Far out!

The final show here (from June 1968) is a "car club special" with spins by The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale and more. I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I did.




1.       JIM PEWTER May 10, 1968 #270
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
HUEY “PIANO” SMITH & THE CLOWNS-Everybody’s Whalin’
THE OLYMPICS- Private Eye
MOONGLOWS-Most Of All
OSCAR McLOLLIE & JEANETTE BAKER-Hey Girl-Hey Boy
RAY BARETTO-El Watusi
FREDDIE SCOTT-Are You Lonely For Me
LITTLE JOEY AND THE FLIPS-Bongo Stomp
DAVIE ALLAN AND THE ARROWS-Theme From The Wild Angels
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
 
2.       JIM PEWTER May 16, 1968 #274
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
BOB DYLAN-Drifter’s Escape
CANNED HEAT-Rollin’ & Tumblin’
VANILLA FUDGE-You Keep Me Hangin’ On
SMOKEY AND HIS SISTER-Creators Of Rain
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY-Intruder
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE-Wait Until Tomorrow
THE DOORS-End Of The Night
BOB DYLAN-John Wesley Harding
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
3.   JIM PEWTER May 24, 1968 #280
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
THE DESIRES-Rendezvous With You
EDDIE COCHRAN-Milk Cow Blues
THE CHANTELS-Every Night (I Pray)
HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS-The Switch-a-roo
BILL DOGGETT-Night Train
THE CRESTS-Sweetest One
THE PARAGONS-Twilight
LITTLE RICHARD-Keep A Knockin’
JAMES BOOKER-Gonzo
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
Episodes 1, 2, 3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wjh30b6mn297l85/JIM%20PEWTER%20%233.zip?dl=0

BONUS EPISODE "CAR CLUB SPECIAL"
 
1.       JIM PEWTER June 5, 1968 #288
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
THE BEACH BOYS-Shut Down
RONNY & THE DAYTONAS-G.T.O.
JAN & DEAN-Schlock Rod Part 1
THE BEACH BOYS-Spirit Of America
DICK DALE & HIS DEL-TONES-The Victor
JAN & DEAN-Drag City

THE BEACH BOYS-Custom Machine
DICK DALE & HIS DEL-TONES-Firing Up
THE ROUTERS-Let's Go
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RADIO REWIND--More JIM PEWTER Radio Shows

Here’s another CD’s worth of early 1968 Jim Pewter radio shows from Armed Forces Transcription vinyl. A variety of 'oldies' programming and the LPs are in good shape for the most part. ENJOY!
SPOILER ALERT! I am sharing the track listings below--listen first and see how many you can guess!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/my72m3v5whvstk0/JIM%20PEWTER%20%232.zip?dl=0


      1. JIM PEWTER February 3, 1968 #205
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
GENE McDANIELS-Point Of No Return
THE 4 SEASONS-Working My Way Back To You
MARY SAWREY-Those Memories Of You
THE DRIFTERS-Come On Over To My Place
BOBBY BLAND-Turn On Your Lovelight
JIMMY REED-Go On To School
THE FLAMINGOS-I’ll Be Home
KATHY AND LARRY-Magic Island
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

2. JIM PEWTER February 15, 1968 #209
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
CHARLIE GRACIE-Butterfly
THE COASTERS-Charlie Brown
ROSIE & RON-So Dearly
THE YELLOW BALLOON-Yellow Balloon
OTIS REDDING-Mr. Pitiful
BRENDA LEE-I’m Sorry
THE HAPPENINGS-See You In September
THE ALLEY CATS-Puddin N’ Tain
JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES-Come On Train
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

3. JIM PEWTER April 8, 1968 #246
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS-Monday, Monday
THE VELVELETTES-He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’
THE JIVE FIVE-Hully Gully Callin’ Time
JIMMIE RODGERS-Secretly
THE 4 SEASONS-Big Man In Town
EDDIE HOLLAND-Leaving Here
THE SHIRELLES-Will You Love Me Tomorrow
BILLY JOE ROYAL-I Knew You When
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

Thursday, July 16, 2015

RADIO REWIND--Rare Jim Pewter Radio Transcription LPs 1967/1968


I picked up a big stack of these Armed Forces radio show LPs not knowing who Jim Pewter was. I’m glad I took the chance. His show (featured here from 1967 & 1968) finds him playing “oldies” and “musty dusties” before the classic songs had even aged much, as well as current bands. Pewter chooses obscure 45s and weird seldom-heard titles by Ersel Hickey, Charlie Gracie, Buddy Holly and The Alley Cats...and then he’ll slip in The Grateful Dead (first album!!), the Seeds and he even devotes one whole show to the great Johnny Ace!

Pewter was a musician as well as a DJ and I noticed he even slyly plays some of his own tunes (The Pewter Pals was his band, and also Mary Sawrey gets a spin, Pewter wrote an a-side for her). The shows go by quick (25 minutes per side) and they all feature a nice mix of rock and soul. I have to admit I had to look up a few of these titles because I wasn’t familiar with some of the deep cuts. I found 10 LP sides worth of Pewter broadcasts, and the first 3 (conveniently fits onto 1 CD) are available below. ENJOY! More shows to come…

ARMED FORCES RADIO & TELEVISION SERVICE LP Transcriptions Disc #1

1.  JIM PEWTER December 14, 1967 #169
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
ROY ORBISON-Mean Woman Blues
SHIRLEY ELLIS-The Nitty Gritty
THE THREE CHUCKLES-Runaround
SKIP & FLIP-It Was I
JACKIE WILSON-Shake! Shake! Shake!
MARY SAWREY-A Lover’s Plea
ERSEL HICKEY-Hangin’ Around
THE PEWTER PALS-Shame, Shame On Jane
THE VISCOUNTS-Dig
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

2. JIM PEWTER January 2, 1968 #177
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
GUY MITCHELL-Singing The Blues
RITCHIE VALENS-La Bamba
DON & JUAN-What’s Your Name
THE SHANGRI-LAS-Long Live Our Love
THE GRATEFUL DEAD-New, New Minglewood Blues
THE SEEDS-Painted Doll
BUDDY HOLLY-Rock Around With Ollie Vee
SHIRLEY ELLIS-The Nitty Gritty
SANDY NELSON-Drums A Go-Go
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

3. JIM PEWTER January 5, 1968 #180
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
JOHNNY ACE-Don’t You Know
JOHNNY ACE-Never Let Me Go
JOHNNY ACE-No Money
JOHNNY ACE-The Clock
LEE ALLEN-Walking With Mr. Lee
JOHNNY ACE-Saving My Love For You
JOHNNY ACE-Pledging My Love
THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS-Last Night
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yo34mvi3dg02zt9/JIM%20PEWTER%20%231.zip?dl=0