Sunday, April 27, 2014

Drummer Morgan Ågren plays with Crimson ProjeKCt

Swedish drummer Morgan Ågren will join The Crimson ProjeKCt as a stand in for a few dates this summer.
Will play double drums with Pat Mastelotto, we learn via Facebook from mr. Ågren.

The dates:
31/7 Aschaffenburg (DE) - Colos Saal
1/8 Breitenbach am Herzberg (DE) - Burg Herzberg Festival
5/8 L'Aquila (IT) - Blues Sotto le Stelle

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Edwyn and Soho on Record Store Day

The sun was out and people as well for Record Store Day 2014 in London and Berwick Street Market.

Radio Dupree spent a couple of hours taking in the sights, smells and sounds.
We managed to catch Edwyn Collins 20 minutes on the main stage.

It was fun seeing people exited about music and record stores!

40th anniversary edition of Zappa's Apostrophe (')

Good news and bad news when it comes to the Frank Zappa areas. Let's start with the good ones: There will be a 40th anniversary release of Zappa's successful album Apostrophe ('). 
The special Record Store Day 7 inch vinyl single is sort of a sneak preview. The B-side Down In De Dew, alternate mix, is probably among the extra material for the 40th anniversary edition of the album.
Bad news: We get reports that the Mothers of Invention drummer Billy Mundi has passed away. He was in the band in 1966 and 1967 when he quit to join Rhinoceros. R.I.P.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Record Store Day 2014 is today!

Today is Record Store Day and since Radio Dupree is on a weekend trip to London, England we'll celebrate the vinyl, the CD and whatever sound carriers that there have been and still is in the capital city of England/UK.

Here's a 15 minute film made in England on Record Store Day 2013. And here's the link to where you can read up on the whole thing.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steely Dan 2014 tour: 53 dates announced

The press release (also quoted on Steely Dan's Facebook page) says:

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will bring Steely Dan to the road in 2014, taking their "Jamalot Ever After" Tour across the U.S. and Canada. Opening at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon on July 2, the tour is set for 47 shows before concluding at Baltimore, Maryland's Pier Six Pavilion on September 17. Visit for a full list of dates and on sale details.

A quick glance over on lists not 47 but 53 shows between July 2 and September 17. But what the hey! As they say; "the more the merrier"...

And that last phrase gives us hope that there might be additional dates added in the next two months leading up to the first show of the tour. There's even a handful of months after the tour and before Christmas that could include some dates overseas. Could and ... dare we say ... should? There. We said it. Not that we know anything about any additional touring plans.

Being fairly laidback and easygoing guys here at Radio Dupree we choose to end this post quoting Doris Day:

Que sera sera!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Zappa sideman Brock in Zappa/Bach project

Napoleon Murphy Brock, former lead singer in Frank Zappa's band, plans a project with music by Bach, Zappa, Hendrix, Miles Davis, Satie, Schubert and George Gershwin.
At least one concert is planned, at St. Katharinen Kirche in Hamburg, Germany on July 16. The ensemble includes Swedish pianist Mats Öberg. Rumours say that there may be a concert in Öberg's old hometown Umeå as well. Umeå is Cultural Capital of 2014 (along with Riga of Latvia).
Napoleon Murphy Brock.

Napoleon Murphy Brock was a member of Zappa's band between 1973 and 1976 as a vocalist, flutist, saxophone player and occasionally also as keyboard player.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Oklahoma City third date on Steely Dan 2014 tour

The third and latest date added to the 2014 Steely Dan tour is Oklahoma City on July 21. Here's the list so far with the San Diego tickets going on sale tomorrow April 5!

Jul 17 San Diego CA - Humphrey's - Tickets on sale April 5
Jul 21 Oklahoma City, OK  - Chesapeake Energy Arena  - Tickets on sale April 11
Aug 8 Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Events Center -  Tickets on sale April 25

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New Gil Scott-Heron album for Record Store Day

Record Store Day on April 19 is approaching and with it more than 640 exclusive releases. Among them this vinyl only 3000 copies limited album recorded back in 2008 and featuring striped down versions of some of Gil's songs.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Second Steely Dan date for 2014 tour

A second date on the 2014 tour is out! August 8 will see Steely Dean playing The Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Ticketmaster start selling the tickets April 28. 

Radio Dupree Top 20 - April 2014

1. King Crimson - Formentera Lady

2. Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Albert's Shuffle
Super Session

3. Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen - Eye Needless
God Save the King

4. Yes - Does It Really Happen

5. Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World

6. Jimi Hendrix - Message to Love
Live At Woodstock (2 CD)

7. Walter Becker - This Moody Bastard
11 Tracks Of Whack

8. David Bowie - Young Americans
Young Americans

9. David Bowie - The Bewlay Brothers
Hunky Dory

10. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
David Live

11. Steely Dan - Slang Of Ages - Everything Must Go
12. Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky - Dark Side of the Moon
13. Steely Dan - Night By Night - Pretzel Logic
14. Yes - Turn of the Century - Going for the One
15. Frank Zappa - When No One Was No One - Guitar
16. Steely Dan - Charlie Freak - Pretzel Logic
17. Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Frevo Basgado - Friday Night in San Francisco
18. Deep Purple - Help - Shades of Deep Purple
19. Stevie Wonder - Creepin' - Fulfillingness First Finale
20. Supertramp - Rudy - Crime of the Century
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree