Sunday, November 01, 2009

Oldfield, Duke and Zappa topping our chart

The Radio Dupree monthly chart is here! Some weeks ago we tossed in a couple of excerpts from Mike Oldfield's classic Tubular Bells, and heureka, one of them reached the number one postition. Then George Duke, Frank Zappa and Yes follow.
The top 20 also includes two pieces each by Mahavishnu Orchestra and David Bowie.
What about our Album of the Month then? Did you listeners enjoy Zappa's Hot Rats album to the degree that it even managed to reach the Radio Dupree chart? Well, no...and yes. Willie The Pimp reached number 3, but it is the live version from the Fillmore East album. The original Willie almost made it. Nr 21.
Bognor Regis is another Hot Rats related tune, and this obscure promo single b-side reached position number 6. Bognos what? you might wonder. Well, this instrumental was recorded during the Hot Rats era but did not surface until three decades later. As the story goes it came from a promo single (or test pressing of a single) that Frank gave to a D.J. in the UK. It was a well kept secret for years.

1. Mike Oldfield
- Tubular Bells (excerpt) - Tubular Bells
2. George Duke - The Once Over - My Soul - The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings
3. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Willie The Pimp - Fillmore East, June 1971
4. Frank Zappa - Zomby Woof - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1
5. Yes - Sweetness - Yes
6. Frank Zappa - Bognor Regis - 1970 promo single b-side
7. The Bee Gees - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight - All This And World War II (various artists)
8. Donald Fagen - The Night Belongs To Mona - Morph The Cat
9. Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger - Breakfast In America
10. Rhinoceros - You're My Girl - Rhinoceros
11. King Crimson - Exiles - Larks' Tongues In Aspic
12. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond - Birds Of Fire
13. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lazy Music - Unconditionally Guaranteed
14. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire - Birds Of Fire
15. Paul And Linda McCartney - Eat At Home - Ram
16. David Bowie - Survive - BBC Radio Theatre
17. David Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul - Aladdin Sane
18. Talking Heads - The Great Curve - Remain In Light
19. King Crimson - Cirkus - Lizard
20. David Sancious - East India - Forest Of Feelings


Anonymous said...

I always liked them but the older I get, the more I dig those old George Duke recordings!

Neb & Siggy said...

A good thing they released "My Soul - The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings", several Duke albums crammed onto 4 discs!
//Siggy "Rashid"