Friday, September 26, 2014

Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes Complete coming this November

The legendary and much bootlegged Basement Tapes that Bob Dylan recorded with The Band in 1967 will finally get an official release November 2014.

The description promises a 6-disc set including 138 tracks compiled from meticulously restored original tapes. A 120 page deluxe-bound book containing rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia plus extensive liner notes.

Looks like the perfect XMas gift for those that got the 47 disc Complete Album Collection Vol. 1 last year.

Donald Fagen inducted into Shalom Life's Jewish Hall Of Fame

Shalom Life descibes itself as "Canada's largest independent Jewish news source site". Founded in 2009 it runs a Jewish Hall Of Fame adding new inductees every week:

Since the dawn of time, Jewish people have contributed greatly to various fields, from sports to entertainment to politics to porn. With our Breakthrough Jew feature, we recognize those who are up and comers in these various industries, identifying those great innovators and leaders in the contemporary world who are making a mark on society that will last a lifetime.

With the Jewish Hall of Fame, we recognize the remarkable advancements members of our community have made on today's society. These are people who have truly changed the world, and have earned the respect and praise of the members of today's younger generation.

ShalomLife’s Jewish Hall of Fame is our ongoing tribute to the greatest Jews who have ever lived.

And this week's inductee is none other that Donald Fagen. And here's a link to the sites page on him being inducted.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Umeå Jazz Festival 2014 Guest of Honor: Mats Öberg!

We're happy to report that Radio Dupree favourite Mats Öberg has been announced as the Guest of Honor at this year's Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden.
Here's a short clip of him at the piano with Jonas Knutsson during today's press junket.

In a radio interview he talked about early menmories of the festival. How he three years old went to see Sara Vaughn with his parents and he evetually played for the first of many times at the young age of 13.

Umeå Jazz Festival is 47 years old this year and runs October 21 - 27.

Check out some more Mats Öberg clips on YouTube!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Pink Floyd album out on November 10

The new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, will be released on November 10.
The album is dedicated to the band's keyboardist Rick Wright  (1943-2008). The recordings began in 1993 during the Division Bell sessions and the album is mainly instrumental.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

1970's hit machine pondering comeback


"Too poppy for prog rock, too glossy for heavy rock, too unstylish for glam rock and just way too over the top for punks."

Who are we talking about? Electric Light Orchestra and Jeff Lynne! Who according to this article in the Telegraph made a great return show and might be tempted to make a comeback.

Read more here:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pattie Boyd talks about the years with George Harrison and The Beatles

Here is a very nice interview with Pattie Boyd who was married to George Harrison and later Eric Clapton.
Last weekend she took part in the opening of an exhibition of her photos from that time. The exhibition can be seen at the Guitar Museum in Umeå, Sweden. Swedish radio did this nice interview with her:
Pattie Boyd signing posters and chatting with people.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Peter Gabriel gets prog music award

The British artist Peter Gabriel has been honoured at the annual Progressive Music Awards for a music career that has spanned five decades.

Read more here - BBC News

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rare find: Zappa/Varèse tape

A rare set of reel tapes featuring a 1981 tribute to composer Edgard Varèse, hosted by Frank Zappa, has been found in a vault in New Jersey, USA.
The concert featured Joel Thome's Orchestra of Our Time and was recorded at The Palladium, N.Y.C. on April 17, 1981.

Listen here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yes, there will be a Kate Bush live DVD

There has been speculation among fans of Kate Bush wether her current run of shows in London would be recorded for a DVD/Bluray.

A few of those attending the September 16 show have reported that they've received a letter informing them that their seats have been changed. And the reason is the recording off the show for an upcoming DVD.

There's unconfirmed talk that the recordings will be of three shows;  16, 17 and 19.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

New Bowie compilation with a few new songs

This image used for promotion has nothing to do with the artwork for the collection.
David Bowie celebrates 50 years of recorded works with a new compilation album.
The title is Nothing Has Changed and compiles tracks from every period of Bowie’s career. The release features a new single - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), that will be released as a limited edition 10” single and digital download. The single has another exclusive 2014 recording on the B-side: 'Tis A Pity She’s A Whore.

The album also features a previously unreleased Let Me Sleep Beside You from the Toy album sessions.

UK release date: November 17th
US release date: November 18th

And as we expected the album will be released in all sorts of formats that are very different from each other. In the good ol' Bowie tradition. Hmm...

Read more here (

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Radio Dupree Top 18 - September 2014

Released in 1974, number one
on Radio Dupree in 2014!
1. Gentle Giant - No God's A Man
The Power And The Glory

2. Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Free Form Funkafide Filth
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!

3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
Axis: Bold as Love   

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

5. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
In the Court of the Crimson King

6. George Duke - For Love
Three Originals

7. Jefferson Airplane - The Last Wall Of The Castle
The Best Of

8. David Bowie - Letter to Hermione
Space Oddity

9. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
Dark Side of the Moon

10. Walter Becker - Somebody's Saturday Night
Circus Money

11. Frank Zappa - We're Turning Again - Have I Offended Someone?
12. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part III - Three of a Perfect Pair
13. King Crimson - Dig Me - Three of a Perfect Pair
14. 10 cc - Good Morning Judge - Deceptive Bends
15. Janelle Monae - Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (Feat. Esperanza Spalding) - The Electric Lady
16. 10 cc - Modern Man Blues - Deceptive Bends
17. The Electric Light Orchestra - Laredo Tornado - Eldorado
18. Frank Zappa - Stink-Foot - A Token of His Extreme (Soundtrack)

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

New here!
Hey! It's Gentle Giant from Great Britain topping the September chart followed by guitars galore; Carlos Santana, Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix.
King Crimson sneaks in three tracks, Walter Becker, 10 cc and Frank Zappa two each. And among all these "senior" artists and Radio Dupree favourites we find a real youngster and newcomer to our chart at 15; Jeanelle Monae!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

All Ian Dury's 8 studio LP's in one box

Box set with bonus 12"
Edsel Records will release a box set of 8 albums by the British artist Ian Dury. The set includes all of Dury's studio albums, from New Boots and Panties (1977) to Mr. Love Pants (1998).

Monday, September 01, 2014

Kate Bush sets new chart record

With eight albums simultaneously in the UK Top 40 album chart Kate Bush this week becomes the first female in chart history to do just that.  All of course thanks to the hoopla surrounding her comeback to the stage 35 years after her first and so far only tour.

But eight albums in the Top 40 isn't where it ends. An additional three of her albums make the Top 75:

6    The Whole Story
9    Hounds Of Love
20  50 Words For Snow
24  The Kick Inside   
26  The Sensual World
37  The Dreaming
38  Never For Ever
40  Lionheart
43  Aerial
44  Director's Cut   
49  The Red Shoes

And speaking of Kate Bush we'll check out one of the sold out shows on September 13 as well as having her Never For Ever as our Album of The Month here on Radio Dupree.