Thursday, October 01, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 3 - October 2015

1. Peter Gabriel - Excuse Me
Peter Gabriel 1

2. Genesis - The Battle Of Epping Forest
Selling England By The Pound

3. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Celebrating 40 years of Bongo Fury

In October Radio Dupree will play all songs from the great Zappa/Beefheart album Bongo Fury, which was released in October 1975.
As you may know, we select an Album of the Month each month. In September it was Help! by The Beatles (celebrating 50 years). In October it's time for one of Zappa's most profilic albums, a bit underrated we would say. Lots of alternative song versions from later albums too! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bob Dylan contributes to Swedish-Danish crime series

Bob Dylan seems to be a fan of the popular Swedish-Danish crime drama television series Bron (The Bridge), and the somewhat shy music icon even seems to be eager to take part in it.
Sveriges Television reports that the production team received an e-mail from Dylan's agency where they expressed that Dylan liked the series and wondered if the team would like to have a Dylan song in it. And yes, the song that will be heard played on a car radio in the upcoming third season is The Ballad of a Thin Man.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

George Clinton shares a new Parliament track on Periscope

George Clinton funkin' it up on the Periscope patio!

Funk legend George Clinton is still making music. Just a little over one hour ago he played a new, unreleased Parliament track on Periscope - the broadcast-live-from-your-phone app that together with Meerkat have people sharing bits and pieces of their lives with followers all over the planet.

If you want to hear George and his new music you better hurry up and click the link while it is still working. Periscope is one of those social media apps that make clips available for 24 hours.

Here's the link!

And how does the new music sound? Any good? It's funk-tastic!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

16 rare Zappa albums available for download

A new step is taken in the partnership between The Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises.
16 albums that have not been available for digital purchase has now been made available at "all major digital music retailers worldwide".

Completa list of the albums here

Friday, September 18, 2015

Randy Brecker revisits his pop past on new album

How about a 12 minute version of Donald Fagen's New Frontier?
If you say "yes!" you have to give Randy Brecker's new album RandyPOP! a listen.

It is out today (September 18) and features nine of the pop tracks he's played on rearranged, twisted and turned around by Kenny Werner. He also plays on the recording together with David Sanchez, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, Nate Smith and Amanda Brecker.

The whole thing was recorded live at the Blue Note jazz club in New York.

1. New Frontier, 11:49 (by Donald Fagen from Nightfly)
2. Let Me Just Follow Behind, 13:09 (by 'Moogy' Klingman from Bette Midler's Songs For the New Depression)
3. I Can't Quit Her, 12:22 (by Al Kooper from Blood Sweat and Tears' Child is Father to the Man)
4. Hello, It's Me, 9:41 (by Todd Rundgren from Something/Anything)
5. Ghost Writer, 7:53 (by Garland Jeffreys from Ghost Writer)
6. Think, 2:23 (by James Brown from Make it Funky/ The Big Payback)
7. I've Got A Bag Of My Own, 5:29 (by James Brown from Make it Funky/ The Big Payback)
8. Meeting Across The River, 5:34 (by Bruce Springsteen from Born to Run)
9. Late In The Evening, 9:34 (by Paul Simon from One Trick Pony)

Also a Happy Birthday to Randy who'll be 70 in November. And thank you to Gina who gave us the heads up!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Radio Dupree's first Unboxing video

Look out people! Our very first - and perhaps last - unboxing video.

We unpack a few signed goodies from Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin.

Album art gets me curious: Seven Men In Neckties

So I was reminded about the "old" days when leafing through row after row of vinyl records in the record store sometimes had you buying a record just because the cover looked great. Made you curious. Left you with a feeling that you'd like the music on the record once you got it home and put it on the record player.

The reminder was this CD cover among a pile of CD's that I haven't listened to yet:

The Microphone Septet - Seven Men In Necties

To my eyes this looks like my ears will like the music. But I don't know. Will give it a listen and add my thoutghts in a day or five.

-- Neb Stephenson, Radio Dupree 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

So this is why they chose that cover art for the Roxy DVD

Our first impression of the cover art for Roxy The Movie was "Why did they choose this semi bootleg style picture?"
Now we get, picture. For those of you who still do not get it - check out the song Cheepnis on the Zappa/Mothers Roxy & Elsewhere album including Frank's spoken introduction. Conceptual continuity!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015

Steely Dan homage from former Joe Jackson guitarist Vinnie Zummo

"This is an homage to Steely Dan and also to the playing styles of Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, & Larry Carlton. from former Joe Jackson guitarist Vinnie Zummo. It's from my album "Swinging Guitar Sounds of Young America Vol 3" available at iTunes or CD Baby. All instruments & vocals are by Vinnie Zummo but with backup vocals by Janice Zummo."
(Thanks to Pete Fogel for the heads up!)

Sunday, September 06, 2015

New! Trailer from Zappa's Roxy - The Movie

Possible release date: October 30. 
Roxy - The Movie is the long awaited concert film from the Zappa/Mothers stint at The Roxy in Hollywood in December 1973. Some of the material was released on the album Roxy & Elsewhere in 1974.

Formats: Blue-Ray/DVD/CD.Here is one of the websites that announce the upcoming release:

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Lemmy stopped show after two songs

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, frontman of Motörhead, had to stop yesterday's show in Austin because of health problems. 
The footage of the event is quite heartbreaking:

Hope he will recover soon.