Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekly chart July 29

1. Jimi Hendrix - Highway Chile - War Heroes
=. Emerson Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning - Trilogy
3. Giles Giles & Fripp - Why Don't You Just Drop In (2) - The Brondesbury Tapes
=. Frank Zappa - It Must Be A Camel - Hot Rats
5. Frank Zappa - City Of Tiny Lites - Sheik Yerbouti
=. The Beatles - Clarabella - Live At The BBC
=. Spyro Gyra - Catching The Sun - Catching The Sun
=. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Bernie's Farm - Absolutely Free
=. Billy Cobham - Red Baron - Spectrum
10. Jimi Hendrix - Tax Free - War Heroes
=. Christian McBride - Aja - Sci-Fi

And that's the way it shapes up this week.
While we're on the subject of charts and pupularity. Live365 who host Radio Dupree markets itself as an alternative to commercial radio. On live365 you can play whatever music you like. OK. Fine.
At the same time they publish charts over the most played songs and ... surprsise! Those charts look eerily like commercial radio's charts. Same artists, same songs.

And to a certain extent that is also true for the Radio Dupree charts. Although we rarely play stuff that can be heard on current Top 40 radio, we have a core of artists that our listeners like. Most of the new - or rather new old - stuff we try to add is neglected or given the thumbs down.
Commercial radio might very well be on to something playing the same old same old over and over again. The familiar works best on Radio Dupree as well.
Is there anything as an adventurous listener left on this planet? Has there ever been? We all find our "musical homes" and refuse to take in anything else?

See for yourself in our brand new monthly chart as we update our website next weekend. Any surprises? We doubt it...

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