Sunday, April 20, 2014

Edwyn and Soho on Record Store Day

The sun was out and people as well for Record Store Day 2014 in London and Berwick Street Market.

Radio Dupree spent a couple of hours taking in the sights, smells and sounds.
We managed to catch Edwyn Collins 20 minutes on the main stage.

It was fun seeing people exited about music and record stores!

40th anniversary edition of Zappa's Apostrophe (')

Good news and bad news when it comes to the Frank Zappa areas. Let's start with the good ones: There will be a 40th anniversary release of Zappa's successful album Apostrophe ('). 
The special Record Store Day 7 inch vinyl single is sort of a sneak preview. The B-side Down In De Dew, alternate mix, is probably among the extra material for the 40th anniversary edition of the album.
Bad news: We get reports that the Mothers of Invention drummer Billy Mundi has passed away. He was in the band in 1966 and 1967 when he quit to join Rhinoceros. R.I.P.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Record Store Day 2014 is today!

Today is Record Store Day and since Radio Dupree is on a weekend trip to London, England we'll celebrate the vinyl, the CD and whatever sound carriers that there have been and still is in the capital city of England/UK.

Here's a 15 minute film made in England on Record Store Day 2013. And here's the link to recordstoreday.com where you can read up on the whole thing.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steely Dan 2014 tour: 53 dates announced

The press release (also quoted on Steely Dan's Facebook page) says:

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will bring Steely Dan to the road in 2014, taking their "Jamalot Ever After" Tour across the U.S. and Canada. Opening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon on July 2, the tour is set for 47 shows before concluding at Baltimore, Maryland's Pier Six Pavilion on September 17. Visit http://steelydan.com/ for a full list of dates and on sale details.

A quick glance over on steelydan.com lists not 47 but 53 shows between July 2 and September 17. But what the hey! As they say; "the more the merrier"...

And that last phrase gives us hope that there might be additional dates added in the next two months leading up to the first show of the tour. There's even a handful of months after the tour and before Christmas that could include some dates overseas. Could and ... dare we say ... should? There. We said it. Not that we know anything about any additional touring plans.

Being fairly laidback and easygoing guys here at Radio Dupree we choose to end this post quoting Doris Day:

Que sera sera!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Zappa sideman Brock in Zappa/Bach project

Napoleon Murphy Brock, former lead singer in Frank Zappa's band, plans a project with music by Bach, Zappa, Hendrix, Miles Davis, Satie, Schubert and George Gershwin.
At least one concert is planned, at St. Katharinen Kirche in Hamburg, Germany on July 16. The ensemble includes Swedish pianist Mats Öberg. Rumours say that there may be a concert in Öberg's old hometown Umeå as well. Umeå is Cultural Capital of 2014 (along with Riga of Latvia).
Napoleon Murphy Brock.

Napoleon Murphy Brock was a member of Zappa's band between 1973 and 1976 as a vocalist, flutist, saxophone player and occasionally also as keyboard player.

http://www.arf-shop.zappanale.de/index.php?cPath=3_14


Friday, April 04, 2014

Oklahoma City third date on Steely Dan 2014 tour

The third and latest date added to the 2014 Steely Dan tour is Oklahoma City on July 21. Here's the list so far with the San Diego tickets going on sale tomorrow April 5!

Jul 17 San Diego CA - Humphrey's - Tickets on sale April 5
Jul 21 Oklahoma City, OK  - Chesapeake Energy Arena  - Tickets on sale April 11
Aug 8 Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Events Center -  Tickets on sale April 25

steelydan.com
facebook.com/SteelyDan

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New Gil Scott-Heron album for Record Store Day

Record Store Day on April 19 is approaching and with it more than 640 exclusive releases. Among them this vinyl only 3000 copies limited album recorded back in 2008 and featuring striped down versions of some of Gil's songs.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Second Steely Dan date for 2014 tour

A second date on the 2014 tour is out! August 8 will see Steely Dean playing The Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Ticketmaster start selling the tickets April 28. 


Radio Dupree Top 20 - April 2014

1. King Crimson - Formentera Lady
Islands

2. Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Albert's Shuffle
Super Session

3. Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen - Eye Needless
God Save the King

4. Yes - Does It Really Happen
Drama

5. Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World
Crimson/Red

6. Jimi Hendrix - Message to Love
Live At Woodstock (2 CD)

7. Walter Becker - This Moody Bastard
11 Tracks Of Whack

8. David Bowie - Young Americans
Young Americans

9. David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers
Hunky Dory

10. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
David Live

11. Steely Dan - Slang Of Ages - Everything Must Go
12. Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky - Dark Side of the Moon
13. Steely Dan - Night By Night - Pretzel Logic
14. Yes - Turn of the Century - Going for the One
15. Frank Zappa - When No One Was No One - Guitar
16. Steely Dan - Charlie Freak - Pretzel Logic
17. Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Frevo Basgado - Friday Night in San Francisco
18. Deep Purple - Help - Shades of Deep Purple
19. Stevie Wonder - Creepin' - Fulfillingness First Finale
20. Supertramp - Rudy - Crime of the Century
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Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Sunday, March 30, 2014

First date announced for Steely Dan 2014 tour

Message on steelydan.com (click!)
After Toto member Steve Lukather mentioned a Steely Dan tour on his Facebook page Friday it took just a day for official confirmation via an update on steelydan.com and the Steely Dan Facebook page.
And the name of the tour is apparently the Jamalot Ever After tour.

On a side note we see that the homepage text says that early info on the tour will be on the Steely Dan Facebook page, so a shift in focus from the homepage to the social media page. Hopefully they won't go all the way like donaldfagen.com did. That now redirects to his Facebook page and has for quite some time.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Looks like Steely Dan is touring in 2014


After each and every Steely Dan tour the fans have wondered if there will be a new tour next year. And the aftermath to the 2013 tour hasn't been any different.

An added difficulty is that drummer Keith Carlock who's played with Steely Dan since 2003 early this year announced that he's joining Toto. Keith has been in the studio recording with his new band and Toto has 2014 tour dates lined up that would make it hard to fit in another long Steely Dan trek like the most recent. And as Steely Dan lately has toured every other year; 2009, 2011 and 2013, it could perhaps indicate that 2014 would be a no-tour year.

But a Facebook update from Toto member Steve Lukather may be interpreted as saying that Steely Dan will be on the road again this year:

Well NEVER dull in Toto world. As it seems the news is
OUT.. yes we are very happy and honored to have Hungate and do the USA tour with us. Nathan is busy with Foreplay and his solo career now and is leaving. He was great but like Simon.. He needed to go with his own career and we are all still great friends. That is ALL I am saying for now. Keith is the only drummer on our record and will be IN the band but there is ONE last Steely Dan tour he was committed to this Aug BEFORE we asked him to join. The amazing drummer and pal Shannon Forrest is going to do the USA dates with us and Keith will return. 2015 permanately.

So, apparently, "there is ONE last Steely Dan tour he was committed to this August". And that looks like another autumn tour for Steely Dan. Right?

UPDATE March 30, 2014:

Yes. The tour will happen. Click here for all our posts about the Jamalot Ever After 2014 tour.