Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 20 - May 2015

1. The Beatles - I am the Walrus
1967-1970 (Blue)

2. Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe - Order of the Universe
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe

3. Frank Zappa - Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Zappa in New York

4. Electric Light Orchestra - Need Her Love

5. David Bowie - Life On Mars
Santa Monica '72

6. Kevin Coyne - Eastbourne Ladies
Let's Have a Party

7. Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
Alive In America

8. Steely Dan - Rose Darling
Katy Lied

9. The Doors - Easy Ride
The Soft Parade

10. Steve Vai - Viv Woman
Flex-able (25th Anniversary Re-master)

11. Salem Al Fakir - Tell Me - This Is Who I Am
12. Rush - Lessons - 2112
13. Gino Vannelli - Ugly Man - Gist Of The Gemini
14. Donald Fagen - Tomorrow's Girls - Kamakiriad
15. David Bowie - Somebody Up There Likes Me - Young Americans
16. David Bowie - Fascination - Young Americans
17. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Call on Me - Safe As Milk
18. Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years - Alive In America
19. Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream - Living in the Past
20. Deep Purple - Our Lady - Who Do We Think We Are
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Just another un-authorized Zappa album...

The most recent of Zappa bootleg CD's. This one being sold by a well known Scandinavian mail order company (along with other similar products).
The cover art - a rip off of a photo from the booklet from the Carnegie Hall 3 CD set (Vaulternative Records).

Sunday, May 10, 2015

50 years ago today - the birth of The Mothers

On Mothers Day 1965 it was the first time that Frank Zappa's band played under their new name The Mothers. 
One year later they released their groundbreaking debut, Freak Out! By then the record company had told them to change their name to The Mothers of Invention.

And hey, to commemorate Mothers Day there is a new single download on
It sure ain't The 60's Mothers. It sounds more like Zappa's band of spring/summer 1980.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Lots of new tunes on Radio Dupree

This weekend we have replaced a lot of the music on the Radio Dupree playlists. We are not changing to another style of music, but we thought that many of the tunes have been around for a long time so there was time for some new stuff. 
The Album of the Month for instanc. It is Peter Gabriel's obscure soundtrack from the film Birdy. Gabriel fans should recognize several of the tracks on that one since they are pieces picked from older Gabriel songs.
What do you think of the music we play? More Queen? Less Jethro Tull? Write a comment below or send us an e-mail: radiodupreeATyahooDOTse
We'd love to play your requests.

The Duprees

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Louie Louie singer Jack Ely dies

Jack Ely who recorded the classic garage rock tune Louie Louie with his band The Kingsmen has died.

Richard Berry wrote the tune some years before, but it was the 1963 version by The Kingsmen that got the attention. Since then the song has been recorded by numerous other bands, including Motörhead, Black Flag, Jim Capaldi, Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop and The Pretenders.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Donald Fagen's tip o' the hat to Ian Dury and George Clinton

The sixth and final part of Donald Fagen's Coachella tour diary has been published on Rolling Stone. Enjoy all six episodes here:

Part 6

Part 5

Part 4

Part 3

Part 2

Part 1



And for those looking for a physical copy of Donald's diray it is reprinted in the current issue of the magazine.

Look for cover with The Hulk!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Record Store Day 2015 is here!

April 18 and it's time to celebrate record stores and records.
If you're lucky to still have a record store near do drop in and maybe buy some music!

There's a growing number of special releases on this day. Like the above pictured lost Chet Atkins record from 1958.
Recorded at the then-new RCA Victor Studio B in Nashville, this amazing album was cancelled before release—and the very few existing copies are now multi-thousand-dollar rarities.   Now out in a limited Record Store Day 180 gram R.T.I. pressing, from the pristine, original masters!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 10 - April 2015

1. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Call on Me
Safe As Milk

2. Frank Zappa - Suicide Chump
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - Vol. 1

3. David Bowie - Watch That Man
Aladdin Sane

4. Salem Al Fakir - Tell Me
This Is Who I Am

5. Yes - We Have Heaven

6. Donald Fagen - Mary Shut The Garden Door
Morph The Cat

7. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variation 16

8. Carole King - No Easy Way Down

9. Spooky Tooth - I Am The Walrus
Last Puff

10. Little Feat - Truck Stop Girl
Little Feat
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Donald Fagen's 2015 tour diary

And as Steely Dan embark on the 2015 Rockabye Gollie Angel tour Rolling Stone publish the first part of Donald Fagen's tour diary. Here's a link to the first of what the magazine promises is "several installations."

Choice quote:
I'm flying to the West Coast to do a shortish tour, about two weeks. The gigs were booked after we were invited to play at the Coachella festival as a token old-guy band along with AC/DC, whoever they are (I stopped following most mainstream radio rock soon after we put out our first Steely Dan record in '72). Really, I've  heard the name for years, but not sure what they sound like.
UPDATE April 10:

Here's two more parts:

Part 2

Part 3

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Long awaited Zappa CD ready for pre-order

Dance Me This has been stuck in the vault for 20 years or so. One can say that it is the follow up to the synclavier epos Civilization Phase III released in 1994. Now it is ready for pre-order.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Steely Dan biography updated

Cover of the 2015 edition.
"Comprehensive, obsessed with detail, slow-moving and a bit dull: the description applies equally well to both book and band."

Hey! It's not our description but one from a review of the new and updated (as in February 2015) edition of the biography originally released in 1994 and written by Brian Sweet.

We read it back in the early 2000's with the knowledge that neither Donald nor Walter wanted to be interviewed for the book, and that hardcore fans were somewhat ... er ... critical of the contents and book in all.

That being said we found it a great way to get an overview and timeline of the band and look forward to what this updated version might bring. Last edition dates back to 2008.

(And if we ever run into Donald and/or Walter we wouldn't be busy asking what facts in this book are "facts", but rather enjoy a coffee/tea/beer together while watching the sun set ... as only the sun can ... set.)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Record Store Day release: Zappa 200 Motels single

A purple 7 inch single with two pieces from Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, two previously unreleased tracks. 
The first one is Overture from the 2013 concert of 200 Motels, performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. On the flip side: The piece What's The Name Of Your Group?, an original recording from 1971.

What's The Name Of Your Group?