Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Dukes of September to tour Australia late 2013?

According to this interview with Boz Scaggs on Australian ABC radio there's talk about The Dukes of September (Boz, Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald) playing some shows in Australia later this year.

Listen to the interview were he also talks about his new album Memphis.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Album designer Storm Thorgerson dies

A handful of album sleeves designed by Thorgerson.
British graphic designer Storm Thorgerson has died at the age of 69.
He designed many classic album covers for artists and groups as Pink Floyd, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Led Zeppelin. Some of his works became iconic, like the cover for Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Peter Gabriel comments Thorgerson's death like this on Facebook: "He was a smart, very gifted artist, who could be warm and nurturing, difficult and obstinate in equal measure. His work was highly original and influential. We will all miss him badly as a man and artist".

April 20, 2013 = Record Store Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Radio Dupree!

We're 10 years old today! On April 16, 2003 we pushed play and has been spreading the good stuff 24 hours a day seven days a week.
With the promise to ourselves to always keep Frank Zappa and Steely Dan on the playlist.

If you missed our Anniversary show last week, don't worry. There's more coming up! But today it is cake all around and hats in the air and great big smiles on our faces here at Radio Dupree!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Steely Dan live 2013: Scheduled dates announced

And here they are! Ripped fresh and somewhat lacking in fancy layout from the official Steely Dan Newsletter published today, April 15:

Tour Dates Announced as of APRIL 15


July 19 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall - Revel Casino
July 20 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands - Sands PAC
July 21 Toronto, ON     Molson Amphitheatre
July 23 Cleveland, OH   Jacob's Pavilion @ Nautica
July 24 Kettering/Dayton, OH Fraze Pavilion
July 26 Louisville, KY  Louisville Palace Theatre
July 27 Detroit, MI     Fox Theatre
July 28 Milwaukee, WI   Riverside Theatre
July 30 Ft. Wayne       Embassy Theatre

Aug 01 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
Aug 02 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
Aug 03 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre
Aug 05 St. Louis, MO   Peabody Opera House
Aug 06 Omaha, NE       Orpheum Theatre
Aug 08 Denver, CO      Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 10 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
Aug 11 Boise, ID       Idaho Botanical Garden
Aug 13 Troutdale/Portland, OR  EMcMenamins Edgefield
Aug 15 Redmond, WA     Concerts at Marymoor
Aug 17 San Francisco, CA Americas Cup Pavilion
Aug 18 Reno, NV        Reno Events Center
Aug 20 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug 21 San Diego       Humphrey's
Aug 23 Las Vegas       The Pearl
Aug 24 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
Aug 25 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre
Aug 28 Austin TX       Bass Concert Hall
Aug 30 Houston, TX     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 31 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Sept 03 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Sept 04 Tulsa, OK       Brady Theatre
Sept 06 Memphis, TN     Mud Island Amphitheatre
Sept 07 Alpharetta/Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept 08 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sept 11 Orlando, FL     Hard Rock Live
Sept 12 Boca Raton, FL  Mizner Park Amphitheatre
Sept 14 Clearwater, FL  Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sept 15 Charleston, SC  North Charleston PAC
Sept 17 Charlotte, NC   Time-Warner Uptown Amphitheatre
Sept 18 Raleigh, NC     Red Hat Amphitheatre
Sept 20 Bristow, VA     Jiffy Lube Amphitheatre
Sept 21 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Sept 24 Boston, NA      Citi Wang
Sept 25 Boston, MA      Citi Wang
Sept 27 Bethlehem, PA   Sands Event Center
Sept 28 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino

Please note:
"Visit for ticket links and schedule updates. And stay tuned for more Live in '13 news coming soon!"

i.e. Expect more dates to be added.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

George Duke plans to release more music by the Duke/Cobham band

Keyoboardist George Duke is digging through the tapes of the Billy Cobham/George Duke band from the mid 70's. He writes on Facebook that it might result in the release of two volumes next year:
"Hey everybody - for you fusion fans I must let you know that I've finally found the time to work on the tracks from the original Billy Cobham/George Duke band featuring Al Johnson on bass and John Scofield on guitar. Not having heard this band and music in a long time I must tell you the playing is pretty amazing! I think I'll be able to release two volumes of music from these recordings so watch out for the first release sometime early next year! By the way, I have a new CD "DreamWeaver" to be released July 16th. I will upload info about that sometime next week along with samples. Peace, GD"

Friday, April 12, 2013

Steely Dan live 2013: Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah

And here's another one! While so far is saying "tour 2013? wtch this space", gigs have started to slip out. The latest addistion is an August 10 show in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Red Butte Garden. Tickets $60-75. Read more here.

Other dates announced on on various concert arenas pages as well as on this blog:

Ravinia Festival, Chicago homepage show two dates for Steely Dan. August 1 and .

August 21: Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in San Diego. Apparently already sold out.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The first official photo book on ABBA

There is a lot of things going on around ABBA, although the group was disbanded 30 years ago: The ABBA museum in Stockholm will open on May 7, Agnetha Fältskog is about to release her new solo album and today it was announced that the first major official photographic book on ABBA is planned for release in April 2014.

The official ABBA site tells that "Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid are contributing with their foreword and providing comments and personal insights to accompany the 500 classic, rare and previously unseen images in the book"

The name of the game...uh, the book? ABBA – THE PHOTO ALBUM.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Radio Dupree Top 20 - April 2013

1. Bloomfield Kooper Stills - Really
Super Session

2. David Bowie - Rosalyn
Pin Ups

3. Jimi Hendrix - Somewhere
People, Hell & Angels

4. Jimi Hendrix - We Gotta Live Together
Band of Gypsys

5. Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'
Live at Woodstock

6. David Bowie - Andy Warhol
Hunky Dory

7. Donald Fagen - Planet D'Rhonda
Sunken Condos

8. The Rolling Stones - Gotta Get Away
Out of Our Heads

9. King Crimson - Indoor Games

10. Brand X - Act Of Will
Do They Hurt?

11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wait Until Tomorrow - Axis: Bold as Love
12. Hedningarna - Kruspolska - Kaksi!
13. Donald Fagen - Slinky Thing - Sunken Condos
14. The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By - Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)
15. Paul McCartney & Wings - Got to Get You into My Life - Concerts for the People of Kampuchea
16. Jimi Hendrix - Power of Soul - Band of Gypsys
17. Jesus Christ Superstar - Heaven on Their Minds - Jesus Christ Superstar (rock opera)
18. Edgar Winter - Take it the Way it is - Edgar Winter Album
19. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog - Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
20. Jimi Hendrix - Izabella - War Heroes
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Slightly late but with an even more retro feel  than usual. And it's a first time number one as well; that one off collaboration between Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills released in 1968. Bloomfield and Stills never played together for the record, but that's a story for another time.

Three Hendrix in the Top 10 and a couple more on the lower half of the chart = business as usual as it has been for the past six months or so.

David Bowie's new one; The Next Day, came in a bit late in the month. Late enough to stay our Album of the Month for April as well. Didn't make the Top 20 this time around, but two old Bowie tracks did. Maybe it just needs some time, like Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos? It was our AotM in October but didn't chart as well then as it does now.

Keep listening, keep voting and check out the result in early May!

The Radio Dupree 10 year anniversary broadcast!

Wanna hear the story of Radio Dupree? Join station managers Neb and Siggy's special radio show.
Radio Dupree celebrates 10 years! The Dupree team Neb Stephenson and Siggy Huckle make a rare appearance on Radio Dupree this week with a special 10 year anniversary show.
Join us and hear the story of Radio Dupree. Send us your entries in our t-shirt giveaway. (
Then there is a lot of well chosen music and other fun.
The one hour show is broadcast twice a day this week: 7 AM - 8 AM and 7 PM - 8 PM GMT.
(US and Canada eastern time: 2 AM - 3 AM and 2 PM - 3 PM)

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Now you can pre-order your Trout Mask Replica

In january 2012 Gail Zappa told the radio station Rockline about future projects and mentioned that the Zappa Family Trust would "revisit Trout Mask Replica", the Captain Beefheart album that Frank Zappa produced and that was released in 1969. Now you can pre-order it:

So why should you order this one? You may already have it on CD. Good question. Well, this is how they explain it:
"We here at UMRK determined that the TMR Master was damaged somewhere in the years of it's return orbit. The Vaultmeister created almost in its entirety a new Master from our own Vault safety copies. And as if that wasn't enough chocolate for your Sunday sundae, we had Bob Ludwig remaster the Work for you. What you now have available to you is the definitive TROUT MASK REPLICA. Be the judge. Be the jury. Be the bongo. Be the fury!!!"

Nice, but we at Radio Dupree are actually happy with our copy of the old 2 LP set. Good enough!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Steely Dan live 2013: San Diego August 21

A third date on the expetected-but-not-yet-officially-announced 2013 Steely Dan tour was revealed when Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in San Diego published its coming attractions. Steely Dan is inked in for an August 21 concert.

Here's our previous post on Steely Dan live 2013.