Friday, December 23, 2005

Happy Holidays!

Neb and Sigurd here wishing you all a superb weekend and Happy Holiday - whatever you call it and however you celebrate it!

And here's the official RadioDupree Christmas Chart of our currently most popular tunes as voted by our listeners:

1. Frank Zappa - Mudd Club - Thing-Fish
2. The Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight - Here Is Christmas
3. Donald Fagen - New Frontier - The Nightfly
4. Nouvelle Vague - Too Drunk To Fuck - Nouvelle Vague
5. Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There? - The Wall
6. Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again - Here Is Christmas
7. Jethro Tull - Another Christmas Song - Here Is Christmas
8. Steely Dan - Slang Of Ages - Everything Must Go
9. Mojo Nixon - Trim Yo' Tree - Horny Holidays
10. Jeff Beck - Shapes Of Things - Truth

Chistmas gifts galore! Donald, Frank ... and Walter!

Walter BeckerIt does feel like Christmas over here at RadioDupree! With the news of upcoming albums from our favourite artists arriving like gifts in time for Christmas.

December has been full of the stuff:
* Donald Fagen's third solo album officially named, with track titles and a possible "early 2006 release".
* Frank Zappa delivers another set of goodies from the vaults in the form of Joe's XMasage.
* Frank Zappa (again!) due to relsease an album of a live stuff from the early 70's; Imaginary Diseases.

Let's add this weeks news about Donald confirming a solo theater tour to promote his album, and also being quoted in Rolling Stone saying that Steely Dan companion Walter Becker (pictured above) is busy in New York recording a new album of his own.

Good news indeed!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Yet another new Zappa release!

The Zappa Family Trust seem to have another goodie ready for release.
It's a CD entitled Imaginary Diseases and seem to consist of live recordings by the so called Petit Wazoo band.
This was the stripped down band that went on tour in the US and Canada in the fall of 1972 right after the Grand Wazoo tour was finished. Zappa found the Grand Wazoo big band too big for a touring band. The Petit Wazoo included Jim Gordon, Tony Duran, Earl Dumler, Tom Malone, Dave Parlato and others and had more of a blues feel compared to the Grand Wazoo orchestra.
RadioDupree is just about to put one of the tracks from this new release on the playlist.

Monday, December 19, 2005

New CD by Wasa Express

Åke on the job in 1976.

Swedish prog/fusion veterans has released a new CD.
The Wasa Express guys (including the slightly mad Åke Eriksson on drums) were kind of fusion heroes in Sweden in the late 70's.
I do not remember how long ago it was since their previous album came out...but it sure wasn't yesterday.
The new CD is entitled Wasa Express Goes To Hollywood.
We are just about to upload one sneak preview track on our playlist.
/ Siggy

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Weekend music

Carolina MiskovskyTime to deliver some music for the weekend, and I thought I'd point you in the direction of Swedish TV4:s video thingy. Fresh from this past Friday you can find our friend Carolina Miskovsky singing two of her songs:

Remember Me

Like Wine

But there's also other performances on video including The Cardigans and Roxette frontman Per Gessle under his new moniker Son of a Plumber.
Or how about some Soundtrack of our Lives?

OK. Go explore!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Elton in Stockholm

I did see Elton John and the band perform in Stockholm on December 3.
Sat in the third row and this is a picture of drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone, both veterans of Elton's band.

Thought I'd post at least one picture just to get the show outta my system and onto this blog.

I've seen Elton about five times, and this evening he was in better form than in many a year/show. He was having fun between numbers and serving up a few of his tried and true numbers slightly rearranged.

As a longtime fan it was a night to remember. And I will!


Elton John tour program 2005
The Peachtree Road tour program front

Thursday, December 15, 2005

New: Joe's XMASage

Zappa's Joe's XMASage
"New in the Corsaga of your dreams.
More Adventures circa 1963 from the Vault.
More Holiday Spirit (ooh to oh!).
Festive - Fervent - Fabulous!"

1. Mormon Xmas Dance Report
2. Prelude To "The Purse"
3. Mr. Clean (Alternate Mix)
4. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?
5. The Muthers/Power Trio
6. The Purse
7. The Moon Will Never Be The Same
8. GTR Trio
9. Suckit Rockit
10. Mousie's First Xmas
11. The Uncle Frankie Show

Sounds on

RadioDupree has listened to the sound snippets on
Why Don’tcha Do Me Right? seems to be a previously unreleased version.
There are also radio/interview selections that sound like The Uncle Frankie Show.

There album also seem to include the entire tune Bossa Nova Pervertamento. I appears in a short form on the Mystery Disc CD, with talk mixed over the music.
On this new CD it is probably the one entitled GTR Trio.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Weekend music

Asha AliI know the weekend's almost over, but I thought I'd resurrect the "weekend music"-posting that I've run here from time to time.

Basically just a link to some music I find interesting and most often just stumbled upon while traveling the Internet more or less without a plan.
If the music is Made in Sweden it's even better. Nothing wrong with supporting your own country.

So here we have a woman from Stockholm named Asha Ali. I picked up her five track EP released in September and the record company describes her as Jeff Buckley meets Joni Mitchell in a suburb to Stockholm.

It's pretty low-key and soulful.

Today I found the video to one of her songs and if the Buckley/Mitchell line got you interested I suggest you go watch it here.
It will open up a player with a few other videos/artists as well.

And perhaps continue by visiting her homepage

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Q-Unit in da houseLike the fun in a mashup? You know, taking two or more songs and mixing them together. If you answer "yes" to that you might want to check this link out:

It will bring you to a site offering an 11-track mash-up of Queen and 50 Cent titled Q-unit. It will probably be stopped pretty quick by the record company/companies, but as I type it's still there. And, IMHO, pretty fun to listen to. Especially if you're familiar with the music of Queen and 50 Cent.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Donald's next one!

Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen getting ready to morph the cat...

The latest news regarding Donald Fagen's upcoming solo album is that the title will be Morph the Cat. Nine brand new tracks and due "early next year". Read more about it on the RadioDupree homepage, where you can also find a lot of other interesting stuff to read including our Album of The Month; Pink Floyd's The Wall.