Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bowiefest on Radio Dupree!

It's No Game! Join our walk Up The Hill Backwards and Scream Like A Baby!
The Radio Dupree executives have pulled out that neat album with the guy in the Pierrot costume on the front. We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of David Bowie's Scary Monsters album (his last masterpiece. Well, OK, Bowie At The Beeb released in 2000 was pretty nice too).

Hereby we announce the start of our September Bowiefest. Soon all tunes from the album will be spinning on Radio Dupree, plus some related stuff.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Donald Fagen interview

Here's the link to a new interview with Donald Fagen in Rolling Stone. Mostly about the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue tour he is out on with Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, but a Steely Dan fan can spot a few addiotional tidbits:

- The Steely Dan tour of Australia in November that was mentioned in a Billboard article looks less likely to happen as the Dukes of September is adding some dates in December. Quote:
We're gonna do some more Dukes dates in December. There's been a lot of requests for these shows and now that people have seen them, we're getting lots of requests to do more.

- A new Steely Dan album is definitely a possibility. It will just take some time. Quote:
We've been talking about an idea for a couple years. You know, hopefully we'll get around to it. We've never rushed. Were from the mid-'60s generation or something where you know — it's not show business for us.

- And Donald will get back to finishing his new solo album once the Dukes tour is done. At the same time Walter Becker seems to enjoy some free time. Quote:
We need a summer off, just to cool it for a summer. He (Walter) was working on his own project and I had started one too, which I'm going to get to as soon as this is over.

I suppose the Becker project mentioned is his 2008 album Circus Money, or could it be something new? Recording? Producing? Writing that musical based on Steely Dan songs?

Friday, August 27, 2010

From the land of post-Genesis: The return of Phil

Does this drummer look familiar? He did his last solo record back in 2002 and we thought that he had just about retired, but...

Phil Collins has recorded an album's worth of Motown, Stax and soul covers that will be here September 13. And without further ado we give you Phil, a few friends and Heatwave:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Two more King Crimson anniversary albums

King Crimson's 40 th anniversary continues and the mail order company Discipline Global Mobile is now taking pre-orders for two more albums in the anniversary series. Now it's time for In The Wake Of Poseidon and Islands.
Each album comes in 5.1 surround mix, original album mix and new album mix, plus bonus tracks - session takes, rehearsals and mixes....on one DVD-A and one CD.


The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue songs

Today is Sunday 22 August and time for the third show for the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue. At the Belmont Country Club in Loudoun, Virginia to be precise.

Full touring schedule here!

We were thinking of something different to do and since they do a bunch of covers we turned to Spotify and compiled a playlist of the songs performed on stage so far. So if you have access to Spotify you can enjoy the original versions of the songs here:

The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue songs playlist.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue premiere!

Yes, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs kick of their joint tour, and what better time to join the subscribe to the Dandom Digest to read about and discuss The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue and Steely Dan?

If you'd subscribed you would've had these links hours before you can read them here!


These links lead to info about the show and songs that a few of you with a tickets to go see the show just might not want to know in advance. You know who you are. ;)

USA Today text and video.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Beatles' red and blue albums remastered

The red album and its blue companion have been digitally remastered for CD.

Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music announce that The Beatles’ original 1973 compilations, 1962-1966 (‘Red’) and 1967-1970 (‘Blue’) have been digitally remastered for worldwide CD release on October 18 (October 19 in North America).
Due to the press release both 2 CD packages include expanded booklets with original liner notes, newly written essays by Bill Flanagan, and rare photos.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Björn Ulvaeus of Abba dislikes X-Factor

ABBA legend Bjorn Ulvaeus tells The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday that he finds reality music shows such as The X-Factor 'cruel'.
Ulvaeus accuses TV talent contests of killing creativity in British music:
'They want to polish off the corners to make them all smooth and mainstream. I think that's wrong'.
Not bad for a guy who once was in a group that by Swedish left redicals were considered as something very bad, mainstream and commercial.

Read more:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bandleader Jack Parnell dies

The British drummer and bandleader Jack Parnell has died at the age of 87. Parnell was bandleader on The Muppet Show and musical director on The Benny Hill Show.

Read BBC's story on Parnell by clicking the headline above.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Donald Fagen remembers vintage Sci-Fi

Yes, this pic of DF is very much copyright donalfagen.com, where it appeared way back when the page was new. Or maybe it was over on steelydan.com? Anyway, it is probably a still from Taxi cab confessions that was done to promoter Everything Must Go. Haven't seen those clips in years. They were funny. Better get that DVD from the shelf and pop it in the player! Looking forward to the next post, Donald! And the album.Over on donaldfagen.com there's a new text from Donald Fagen.
It's titled The Cortico-Thalamic Pause: Growing Up Sci-Fi.

May we recommend that you do like us and read it while listening to The Nightfly.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Radio Dupree Top 13 - August 2010

1. Santana - Treat

2. The Tubes - God-Bird-Change

3. Steely Dan - Doctor Wu
Katy Lied

4. Blue Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

5. Krantz Carlock Lefebvre - Rock
The Hudson Sessions

6. Stevie Wonder - Race Babbling
Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants

7. Paul Simon - All Because Of You
One Trick Pony

8. King Crimson - Cat Food (single version)
In The Wake Of Poseidon

9. Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas (LP)
Hot Rats

10. The Police - Miss Gradenko

11. Peter Gabriel - Red Rain - So
12. Jethro Tull - We Used To Know - Stand Up
13. Pink Floyd - Fearless - Meddle


Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree.

We managed to compile a Top 13 this month. A chart featuring recurring names like Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel, The Police and Pink Floyd. And a Pink Floyd cover pops up at 3 by the band Blue Floyd. It's not the first time they're on the Radio Dupree chart.
It is, however, the first time for the three man band of Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, first names Wayne, Keith and Tim. And with a loooooong track at that: over 9 minutes. And talking of long songs makeing the chart there's also Stevie Wonder at 6 with a song clocking in at 8:45.

Our number one this month is Santana with a tarck from the 1969 debut. The very same group and album was number one in April this year. That time the track was You Just Don't Care.

We do. Care, that is. And keeping an eye on this chart is one way of understanding what you, the listener wants to hear. So if you listen to Radio Dupree and like or don't like a song, please press the appropriate button and help the station sound even better!

Also; while the names of the artists may be familiar it's usually not the most played hits we feature. We go a bit deeper and feature album tracks and other stuff that doesn't get played as much as it should.

Suprise of the month: Not one single track from our Album of the Month for July; Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones, made the chart. Let's see how this month's AOTM fares. It's Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July.