Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Specials drummer John Bradbury dies

John Bradbury, drummer of the ska group The Specials died yesterday, according to the BBC.
Bradbury's high energy behind the drum kit was an important part in the sound of The Specials.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Beatles now on Spotify, Apple Music...

From The Beatles' official Facebook account:
On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music is available for streaming worldwide via the following nine services:

Apple Music
Google Play
Microsoft Groove
Napster / Rhapsody
Amazon Prime Music
Slacker Radio


Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21: Frank Zappa's 75th birthday!

Yes, musician Frank Zappa should have turned 75 today. 
He left us too soon 22 years ago, but fans all over the world still play his music. And Radio Dupree joins in by cramming as much Zappa as possible on our playlists, with rare tracks, new edits and the old favourites. Log in, tune in and enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

This week: A Creedence Clearwater Revival anniversary!

Just because we like the band. Not because the anniversary changed the planet or music in any way. But still...

This week back in 1970 (the 16 of December to be exact) Creedence Clearwater Revival had not on, not two, not three but four (4) albums certified Gold in the USA.

Bayou Country (1969), Green River (1969), Willy and the Poor Boys (1969) and Cosmo’s Factory (1970). And, yes, those were the days when an artist/a band could release two albums a year. Let's see Taylor Cyrus and Rihanna Swift do that!  

Friday, December 18, 2015

Here's David Bowie's "Lazarus"!

New song from his forthcoming album Blackstar arriving January 7, 2016.
Or ★ if you prefer to write the album title that way...

So what do you think of the song?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New DVD: Zappa & The Mothers live at The Beat Club

On DVD on December 18: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention at The Beat Club. Germany 1968. 

...which may be the same as this, or maybe better (longer, spiffed up quality etc): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_IDsbnP8QU

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 11: Vinnie Colaiuta with Zappa Plays Zappa

Drummer extraordinaire Vinnie Colaiuta, one of the ultimate guest stars for Dweezil and Zappa Plays Zappa. From yesterday's show at the Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, California.
Vinnie plays on many of Frank's albums,. For new beginners: check out Joe's Garage (1979) first.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 6 - December 2015

1. Gentle Giant - Proclamation
Live in Stockholm 1975 

2. Genesis - Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 

3. Frank Zappa - Heidelberg
One Shot Deal 

4. U2 - With Or Without You
The Joshua Tree 

5. Genesis - Back In N.Y.C.
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 

6. Gentle Giant - As Old As You're Young
The Missing Piece
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Friday, November 27, 2015

Video: David Bowie's Blackstar

His new song from the upcoming album Blackstar released January 8, 2016 has a ten minute video:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Video: Elton John's Looking Up

The first song from his Wonderful Crazy Night album to be released February 5, 2016 has been released with a colourful video:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

200 Motels the Suites - now on Spotify

The performance of Zappa's 200 Motels in Walt Disney Concert Hall 2013 is also available as download, with the exception of the longer tracks:

CD coming soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Happy 70th (+ 2 days), Neil!

Here's a perennial Radio Dupree favourite from Neil Young (Old?) who turned 70 two days ago! Hope that the cake was good. Here's a clip from 1971:

You be the judge!

With half of the month gone this is what the top five looks like:

1. Genesis - Back In N.Y.C. - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
2. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug - Siren
3. Roxy Music - Sea Breezes - Roxy Music
4. Led Zeppelin - The Battle Of Evermore - Led Zeppelin IV
5. Donald Fagen - Out Of The Ghetto - Sunken Condos

What we play here on Radio Dupree is not only determined by what we like. Your thumbs up or thumbs down matters! If you're listening please click the appropriate thumbs up/down, want or buy link to help us play what YOU like to hear.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Mindblowing Zappa studio footage with The Ikettes

A mix between the 1973 Mothers at The Roxy stage and a studio rehearsal.
How incredible to see them rehearse. So much fun and musical talent. The back up vocalists Debbie and Lynn. (Debbie Wilson and Linda Sims of The Ikettes). Frank, in his best mood...

This is a hidden bonus track on the brand new Roxy The Movie. Highly recommended DVD!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 13 - November 2015

1. Genesis - Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers.../...In That Quiet Earth
Wind & Wuthering

2. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974

3. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug

4. Led Zeppelin - The Battle Of Evermore
Led Zeppelin IV

5. Roxy Music - Sea Breezes
Roxy Music

6. The Rolling Stones - Angie
Goats Head Soup

7. Frank Zappa - Advance Romance

8. Donald Fagen - Out Of The Ghetto
Sunken Condos

9. Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Dirty Love
Over-nite Sensation

10. Frank Zappa - Carolina Hard-core Ecstasy
Bongo Fury
11. The Tubes - Haloes - The Tubes
12. Frank Zappa - Muffin Man - Bongo Fury
13. The Zombies - Beechwood Park - Odessey and Oracle
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Frank Zappa's brother Bob talks with Swedish radio about his book

Don't click on the picture (doesn't work). But here is the link:

Bob Zappa talks about his and Frank's early years: "His relationship with our father was very difficult for him."
In English/Swedish.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Steely Dan light up Empire State Building in New York this Thursday

According to this article from Time Out New York fans of Steely Dan can look forward to a special light show Thursday October 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master FM Antenna on the Empire State Building there will be a light show on the building synced to Steely Dan's song FM. The song will play on the radio station WCBS-FM 101.1.

Recommended viewing spots if you're in New York when it happens:

Brooklyn Bridge
Bryant Park
The Highline
Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront
Hudson River Esplanade
Long Island City
Madison Square Park
Tribeca Park
Union Square
Williamsburg Waterfront

Empire State Building livestream is here:

In addition a Steely Dan fan with the handle @wassilyk has promised to try and Periscope the light show as it happens.

Here's a link for you to figure out what day/time the event is on where you live:

After the show it will most likely be available on the Empire State Building YouTube page:

UPDATE October 30:
Here's the video!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Elton John album arriving February, 2016

Elton John's next album has been announced! It is titled Wonderful Crazy Night and will be released February 5, 2016.

It is Elton's 33 studio album and once again T Bone Burnett is aboard as producer. Davey Johnstone, guitars, and Nigel Olsson, drums, who made up the original trio with Elton back in the day plays on the album. As does bassist Matt Bissonette, keyboard player Kim Bullard and percussionist John Mahon. Veteran Elton collaborator Ray Cooper, percussion, pops in for five of the tracks.

All the above people plus the sound of the first track released; Looking Up, indicate that we'll get a back-to-basics record like the previous two Burnett produced albums The Union (2010) and The Diving Board (2013).


You can choose between the basic 10 track album, the Deluxe version with two additional tracks and more pages in the booklet or the Super Deluxe Box with four extra tracks for a total of 14 on two CD:s , a special 20 page photo/lyrics magazine as well as the 180 gram vinyl version of the album. The vinyl can also be purchased separately.


1. Wonderful Crazy Night
2. In The Name Of You
3. Claw Hammer
4. Blue Wonderful
5. I've Got 2 Wings
6. A Good Heart
7. Looking Up
8. Guilty Pleasure
9. Tambourine
10. The Open Chord

Deluxe CD Bonus Tracks
1. Free And Easy
2. England And America

Super-Deluxe Bonus Tracks
1. Free And Easy
2. Children's Song
3. No Monsters
4. England And America

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lots of new tracks on Radio Dupree

We have replaced a big chunk of the songs that have been spinning on Radio Dupree for a while. 
As you may have noticed, Zappa's Bongo Fury is our Album of the Month, along with alternative versions of those songs. Other new stuff added to our playlists: Steely Dan, Captain Beefheart, Led Zeppelin and more. Why not give it a try!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Join the pre- and post-show meetups for Steely Dan's 2015 Beacon finale!

Coming up later today (Saturday October 17) is the eight and final night of the 2015 run of shows for Steely Dan at The Beacon Theatre in New York.

After nights devoted to the playing of whole albums plus additional hits this final show is presented as "The Most Unforgettable Night of Whatever - Featuring Spectacular Musical Guests, Glorious Tunes and Riffage, and Whatever the Party Calls for!".

Perhaps this night will be something like the "Rarities" and "21st Century Dan" nights of the 2011 run at The Beacon. Nights that Radio Dupree fortunately was able to attend. Rare songs and guests mixed with the hits.

Just like then there will be a pre- and post-gathering for fans wantng to meet other fans. Here's the info as shared on the Dandom Digest and http://dandom.com/danfests/


If you are planning to attend any of the Beacon
Shows, a group of Danfans usually meets pre-show
at the Amsterdam Ale House, 340 Amsterdam Avenue,
NY, NY 10024.

Because we are anticipating a larger group for
the 10/17 show, we are meeting at a place which
we hope will be a little more conducive to group
conversation. Here are the details for the 10/17

Join us for the most unforgettable night of WHATEVER!

Who: You & those of your kind

What: Danfest

Where: SugarBar 254 W. 72 Street; ? Block West of Broadway

When: Saturday, 10/17 - 5 pm; Kitchen opens @ 5:30 pm - order early!

Why: Because we L-U-V you!

Cost: Mention Danfest for No Cover;
Guests are responsible for their own food & drink

Music: All Dan, all the timeŠor at least until 7:30 pm

The Main Event: Beacon Theater is 2 blocks north on Broadway
Depart by 7:45 pm to make The Most Unforgettable Night of WHATEVER!

See you there!


Post Beacon Party
Sat 11:30 PM · The Bitter End · New York, NY
by Razor Boy Music, Inc.

Immediately following the Saturday 10/17 Steely
Dan show at the Beacon, let the music and party
continue with those of your kind at the legendary
Bitter End.

A Musical Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra

*** OZ NOY
Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Israeli born
guitarist Oz Noy has made a huge impact on the
local and international music scene. His live
band is a rotating carousel of some of the top
musicians in the world, including Steely Dan
drummers Keith Carlock and Vinnie Colaiuta and
bassists Will Lee and Anthony Jackson. A must see!

"jazzy, cool, deadpan vocals and sophisticated
keyboards clearly evoke Steely Dan" -Music
Industry News Network


Buy advance tickets for reduced admission and raffle
Enter the code CUSTERDOME for the Steely Fan
Special which includes half off admission ($5)
and automatically enters you in a raffle to win
Steely Dan memorabilia including:
* Official program from the 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame awards ceremony
* Original Alive in America poster (18x24)
* Unused messenger/computer bag from the 2003 Everything Must Go tour (15x13)
* Remo drum head signed by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker
* Art Crimes '96 European Tourbook
(more prizes may be added as I go through my closet)

You must enter the code CUSTERDOME for discounted
admission and raffle. (Winner need not be present
to win).

Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1484430711884809/
Tickets - http://steelyparty.brownpapertickets.com/

Friday, October 16, 2015

John Fogerty's memoir is here!

Since the second vinyl single I ever bought was Creedence Clearwater Revival's Up Around The Bend and the second vinyl album I bought was Cosmo's Factory by that very same group, John Fogerty has been a lifelong part of my interest in music.

After Creendence Clearwater Revival broke up a lot of stuff happened that kept him out of the limelight for years. So when I saw that he was releasing his memoirs this autumn I was intrigued. I was hoping that I'd get a bit more of an insight into what happened and who John Fogerty is.

So yesterday it dawned on me that the book was out. Titled Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music it has been available since October 6 and a quick search on Google Play Books had me buying a copy for 75 Swedish kronor. About 15 USD or 6 GBP.
And ... so it happened that I had bought my very first digital book!

Further investigation informed me that there's also an audio book version with John himself reading. Perhaps something Santa brings me this Christmas?
For the time being it's time to read the book that is descibed this way on johnfogerty.com:

​The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary","Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. ​

By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.
And yes, there are a few Creedence classics as well as Fogerty solo stuff on the Radio Dupree playlist right now.

- N.S.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

AC/DC in Sweden '76: played during intermission in a dance band venue

Talk about cultural clash. When hard rocking AC/DC did their debut in Sweden 1976, they were booked as entertainment act during intermission on a dance band stage in the Swedish countryside.
Here is a link to a radio documentary about the odd event:

And hey! It's in Swedish. And we don't know if it's possible to listen outside Sweden. But still...

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Gail Zappa dead at 70

GZ and FZ, London 1972.
Gail Zappa, widow of music artist Frank Zappa, passed away yesterday after some time of illness. 
She was the one who ran Frank's business. She wasn't loved by all his fans. Some of them thought she did not allow the music to be heard, trying to forbid festivals to perform it etc. 
Many seem to forget that she had a great impact on Frank's output over the years, and that she indeed released a whole bunch of Frank's music after his death.
Arthur Barrow (bass player with Frank 1978-80) comments on Facebook: "She could be hard to get along with sometimes, but Frank really loved her."
R.I.P. G.Z.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Steely Dan at The Beacon 2015; October 6 - 17

Yes, we got this email from The Beacon the same day that the 2015 run of Steely Dan shows kicked off. With the headline of "Eight nights of Steely Dan - Great seats just released" we sure wih we could've been there. Maybe next time.
Here's hoping that the fans attending will have some great nights and memories!

Steely Dan
Tuesday, October 6 - Saturday, October 17 - 8 Shows!

Don't miss Steely Dan at The Beacon Theatre! Great Seats Just Released!
Steely Dan will be offering their New York fans an opportunity to hear the band's three-decade-plus record catalogue when Walter Becker and Donald Fagen take The Beacon Theatre stage for an eight night residency starting tonight, October 6, 2015. The band has previously performed historic multi-night stands at the Beacon in 2009, 2011 and 2013, staging complete performances of several of their classic albums in their entirety along with "Popular Demand" and "Greatest Hits" evenings.

Musicians performing with Steely Dan include: Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone, Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, with Paulette McWilliams, Carolyn Escoffery, and Cindy Mizelle offering up the sublime vocal harmonies emblematic of that utterly unique "Steely Dan sound."

Steely Dan's Beacon Theatre concerts:
October 6Aja & Hits
October 7Greatest Hits
October 9Gaucho & Hits
October 10The Royal Scam & Hits
October 13Aja & Hits
October 14Greatest Hits
October 16By Popular Demand
October 17"The Most Unforgettable Night of Whatever - Featuring Spectacular Musical Guests, Glorious Tunes and Riffage, and Whatever the Party Calls for!"

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 3 - October 2015

1. Peter Gabriel - Excuse Me
Peter Gabriel 1

2. Genesis - The Battle Of Epping Forest
Selling England By The Pound

3. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Celebrating 40 years of Bongo Fury

In October Radio Dupree will play all songs from the great Zappa/Beefheart album Bongo Fury, which was released in October 1975.
As you may know, we select an Album of the Month each month. In September it was Help! by The Beatles (celebrating 50 years). In October it's time for one of Zappa's most profilic albums, a bit underrated we would say. Lots of alternative song versions from later albums too! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bob Dylan contributes to Swedish-Danish crime series

Bob Dylan seems to be a fan of the popular Swedish-Danish crime drama television series Bron (The Bridge), and the somewhat shy music icon even seems to be eager to take part in it.
Sveriges Television reports that the production team received an e-mail from Dylan's agency where they expressed that Dylan liked the series and wondered if the team would like to have a Dylan song in it. And yes, the song that will be heard played on a car radio in the upcoming third season is The Ballad of a Thin Man.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

George Clinton shares a new Parliament track on Periscope

George Clinton funkin' it up on the Periscope patio!

Funk legend George Clinton is still making music. Just a little over one hour ago he played a new, unreleased Parliament track on Periscope - the broadcast-live-from-your-phone app that together with Meerkat have people sharing bits and pieces of their lives with followers all over the planet.

If you want to hear George and his new music you better hurry up and click the link while it is still working. Periscope is one of those social media apps that make clips available for 24 hours.

Here's the link!

And how does the new music sound? Any good? It's funk-tastic!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

16 rare Zappa albums available for download

A new step is taken in the partnership between The Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises.
16 albums that have not been available for digital purchase has now been made available at "all major digital music retailers worldwide".

Completa list of the albums here

Friday, September 18, 2015

Randy Brecker revisits his pop past on new album

How about a 12 minute version of Donald Fagen's New Frontier?
If you say "yes!" you have to give Randy Brecker's new album RandyPOP! a listen.

It is out today (September 18) and features nine of the pop tracks he's played on rearranged, twisted and turned around by Kenny Werner. He also plays on the recording together with David Sanchez, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, Nate Smith and Amanda Brecker.

The whole thing was recorded live at the Blue Note jazz club in New York.

1. New Frontier, 11:49 (by Donald Fagen from Nightfly)
2. Let Me Just Follow Behind, 13:09 (by 'Moogy' Klingman from Bette Midler's Songs For the New Depression)
3. I Can't Quit Her, 12:22 (by Al Kooper from Blood Sweat and Tears' Child is Father to the Man)
4. Hello, It's Me, 9:41 (by Todd Rundgren from Something/Anything)
5. Ghost Writer, 7:53 (by Garland Jeffreys from Ghost Writer)
6. Think, 2:23 (by James Brown from Make it Funky/ The Big Payback)
7. I've Got A Bag Of My Own, 5:29 (by James Brown from Make it Funky/ The Big Payback)
8. Meeting Across The River, 5:34 (by Bruce Springsteen from Born to Run)
9. Late In The Evening, 9:34 (by Paul Simon from One Trick Pony)

Also a Happy Birthday to Randy who'll be 70 in November. And thank you to Gina who gave us the heads up!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Radio Dupree's first Unboxing video

Look out people! Our very first - and perhaps last - unboxing video.

We unpack a few signed goodies from Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin.


Album art gets me curious: Seven Men In Neckties

So I was reminded about the "old" days when leafing through row after row of vinyl records in the record store sometimes had you buying a record just because the cover looked great. Made you curious. Left you with a feeling that you'd like the music on the record once you got it home and put it on the record player.

The reminder was this CD cover among a pile of CD's that I haven't listened to yet:

The Microphone Septet - Seven Men In Necties

To my eyes this looks like my ears will like the music. But I don't know. Will give it a listen and add my thoutghts in a day or five.

-- Neb Stephenson, Radio Dupree 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

So this is why they chose that cover art for the Roxy DVD

Our first impression of the cover art for Roxy The Movie was "Why did they choose this semi bootleg style picture?"
Now we get the...eh, picture. For those of you who still do not get it - check out the song Cheepnis on the Zappa/Mothers Roxy & Elsewhere album including Frank's spoken introduction. Conceptual continuity!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015

Steely Dan homage from former Joe Jackson guitarist Vinnie Zummo

"This is an homage to Steely Dan and also to the playing styles of Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, & Larry Carlton. from former Joe Jackson guitarist Vinnie Zummo. It's from my album "Swinging Guitar Sounds of Young America Vol 3" available at iTunes or CD Baby. All instruments & vocals are by Vinnie Zummo but with backup vocals by Janice Zummo."
(Thanks to Pete Fogel for the heads up!)

Sunday, September 06, 2015

New! Trailer from Zappa's Roxy - The Movie

Possible release date: October 30. 
Roxy - The Movie is the long awaited concert film from the Zappa/Mothers stint at The Roxy in Hollywood in December 1973. Some of the material was released on the album Roxy & Elsewhere in 1974.

Formats: Blue-Ray/DVD/CD.Here is one of the websites that announce the upcoming release:

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Lemmy stopped show after two songs

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, frontman of Motörhead, had to stop yesterday's show in Austin because of health problems. 
The footage of the event is quite heartbreaking: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/motorhead-lemmy-stops-show-austin/?trackback=fbshare_mobile_top

Hope he will recover soon.

Radio Dupree Top 17 - September 2015

1. Cream - World of Pain
Disraeli Gears

2. U2 - All Along the Watchtower
Rattle and Hum [Vinyl]

3. Genesis - The Fountain Of Salmacis
Nursery Cryme

4. Emerson Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning

5. Jethro Tull - Love Story
Living In The Past

6. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac [Remastered]

7. Frank Zappa - Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar

8. Queen - Long Away
A Day at the Races

9. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - Transylvania Blue Suede Shoes
The TLG Collection

10. The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
The Very Best Of: Strawberry Letter 23

11. Genesis - Firth of Fifth - Selling England by the Pound
12. The Alan Parsons Project - The Raven - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
13. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money - Abbey Road
14. Deep Purple - Strange Kind Of Woman - Made In Japan
15. Genesis - Match Of The Day - Spot the Pigeon
16. Talking Heads - Seen And Not Seen - Remain In Light
17. John Fogerty - Eye Of The Zombie - Eye Of The Zombie
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Zappa's Roxy movie out in October

October 30 seems to be the release date for the long awaited concert film from the Zappa/Mothers shows at The Roxy, Hollywood, December 1973. 
It will be released on Blue-Ray/DVD/CD. Here is one of the websites that announce the upcoming release:

Sunday, August 16, 2015

David Gilmour: Pink Floyd are over

Left to right: Roger Waters, Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright.
"I'm done with it. I've had 48 years in Pink Floyd..."
Long time Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour tells Classic Rock Magazine that there will be no more Pink Floyd. NME publishes the story too.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Zappa/Mothers footage from Newport 1969

This short but very nice film footage from Newport Jazz Festival 1969 has emerged on YouTube recently.
It includes snippets from A Pound For A Brown On The Bus and Sleeping In A Jar as well as other material.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Filmmaker and illustrator Jane Aaron dies at 67

She did animations on the Sesame Street television series, illustrated children's books and made short films.
Radio Dupree came across her name when she collaborated with Donald Fagen, and we'll just quote our own post from April 2010:

Back in the second half of the 1980's Donald Fagen wrote the music to three short films directed by Jane Aaron; Traveling Light, Set In Motion and This Time Around. The connection being that Jane's brother Peter had been at Bard College at the same time as Donald and Walter Becker.

Two of the three videos can be enjoyed on the internet. More on Jane in this Animation World Network article.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 15 - August 2015

1. Pink Floyd - Childhood's End
Obscured by Clouds

2. David Clayton-Thomas - Call It Stormy Monday
David Clayton-Thomas!

3. The Beatles - I am the Walrus
1967-1970 (Blue)

4. Jesus Christ Superstar - Damned For All Time/Blood Money
Jesus Christ Superstar - Musical (OST)

5. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

6. Yes - Long Distance Runaround

7. Frank Zappa - Would You Go All The Way?
Chunga's Revenge

8. Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here

9. Donald Fagen - Weather In My Head
Sunken Condos

10. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope
A New World Record

11. Jeff Simmons - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up - Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
12. The Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More - The Fillmore Concerts
13. Jimi Hendrix - 3 Little Bears - War Heroes
14. Walter Becker - Darkling Down - Circus Money
15. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac [Remastered]
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Elton John's Rocket Hour on Beats 1 now streaming on demand

Apple Music has decided to make Elton John's weekly show on Beats 1 Radio available on demand. You can listen whenever you like.

Click this link to hear the most recent episode:

Saturday, August 01, 2015

McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace re-issued

Paul McCartney's early 1980's albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace "will receive lavish multiple configuration reissue treatment including exclusive 2015 remixes". The re-issue will also include "a treasure trove of previously unreleased tracks and never before seen video, and much more", as the press release puts it.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Peter Gabriel 1-4 reissued - including the German albums

Peter Gabriel's first four solo albums will be reissued on vinyl in October. Each album half speed-remastered and cut to lacquers at 45 rpm, so you'll get one album divided on two discs, for better sound quality. The reissue project includes the two albums that were translated and where Gabriel sings in German.

Mojo has the story:

...and it's even better described here: http://petergabriel.com/news/double-vinyl-peter-gabriel/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Pink number one for August?

Almost at the end of July, and listeners have been voting for favourites on the Radio Dupree playlist.
As of today here are the Top 5 currently played "new" tunes that has made an impact. Let's see what happens in one more week! And keep on voting by pressing a like, wishlist or the like. To like.

1. Pink Floyd - Childhood's End - Obscured by Clouds
2. David Clayton-Thomas - Call It Stormy Monday - David Clayton-Thomas!
3. Zappa - Would You Go All The Way? - Chunga's Revenge
4. Santana - Transformation - Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality
5. Electric Light Orchestra - Tightrope - A New World Record

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gail Zappa approves Frank documentary

Director: Alex Winter. Planned for release: 2017. The project has the blessing of the Zappa Family Trust and the filmmakers will have exclusive access to the Zappa Vault, a huge collection of music recordings and film footage.


Greg Lake 1981 London show on CD/vinyl

King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer veteran Greg Lake's concert from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, November 5, 1981, will be released on CD and vinyl by Purple Pyramid Records.
The concert recording features ELP and King Crimson tracks such as Lucky Man, Karn Evil 9, 21st Century Schizoid Man and In The Court of The Crimson King.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Don Henley album (finally) set for release

It's bee in the works and talked about for for the past five years or so, but Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years now has a release date; September 25 2015.

Cass County is the title and you can read more about it on donhenley.com. Two songs are already out:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yes continues after death of Chris Squire

"It's certainly going to be hard without him, but he called me and asked me to keep everything going regardless of what happens," drummer Alan White tells Billboard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91

Bikel as the narrator Rance Muhammitz in Zappa's 200 Motels.
Theodore Bikel, who many readers of this blog know as the character Rance Muhammitz in Frank Zappa's movie 200 Motels, has died.
Others may know him from Fiddler on the Roof and Star Trek: The Next Generation.


Friday, July 17, 2015

David Gilmour's new solo album Rattle The Lock set for September

Nine years after his latest solo album On An Island David Gilmour har announced his new record titled Rattle That Lock. The album will be out September 18, but the title track - inspired by a French train jingle(!) - is out as of today. You can hear it here (and on Radio Dupree!):

The album cover is designed by Hipgnosis and the lyrics is once again written by his wife Polly Samson. David has produced the record together with Phil Manzanera.

David will go on tour in Europe in September. All dates are sold out. That will be followed by an US tour in March/April 2016. Tickets go on sale today (Friday July 17).

More on the tour and the album coming in a few different versions with various bonus stuff here: davidgilmour.com


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Keith Richards announces new solo album

With the latest studio album from Rolling Stones 10 years old and more than 20 years after his previous solo record, Keith Richards has a new one in the works. Titled Crosseyed Heart it is set for release September 18.

More on the record on keithrichards.com.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Big success for McCartney in Stockholm

Paul McCartney in Stockholm July 9, 2015. Photo: Sigurd Huckle/Radio Dupree.
Sir Paul's concert in Stockholm, Sweden on July 9 was nothing but a success. It lasted for 2 hours and 45 minutes and featured 40 (!) songs from his long career. 
The song selection was great, mostly Beatles songs of course but also some fine songs from his post Beatles carreer.

Paul was in top shape and moved around the stage so easy that one had to wonder if he he really is 73 years old.
The band was top notch and played really heavy on some songs.

Some of the highlights were Blackbird (Paul solo), Live And Let Die, Birthday, and from the final encore; Helter Skelter (very heavy!) and the Abbey Road finale Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End.
Epic, Sir Paul!

One of the surprises this night was when the band segwayed into Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady at the end of Let Me Roll It. No vocals on Foxy Lady but here Paul showcased his abilities on the electric guitar. Paul took the chance to tell one of those nice little stories, this time about Hendrix playing gigs in the UK in the 60's and that he used his whammy bar so much that the strings got out of tune. Before the next song Jimi tried to get in contact with Paul in the audience and ask him to send up Eric Clapton to tune the guitar. But Clapton just smiled and shook his head and said something like: "You tune that guitar yourself." Jimi could surely have used a Floyd Rose.

Paul McCartney changed instruments a lot during the evening. Started off with the old Höfner bass and then he used severeal different electric and acoustic guitars.
Paul commented the many changes of instruments something like this:
"You may wonder why all these changes of guitars. But we want to let you know that we have them and we want to show off."
Half way through the show he told the story of the song Blackbird, that it is sort of a civil rights movement song. The lads had noticed how afro-americans were treated in the US south:
"We wanted to encourage them."
A funny story came at the end of the show around the song Back In The USSR. Paul told the audience about when Wings was the first rock group to play on the Red Square in Moscow (in 2003). There were many officials/hotshots around to see them and the Russian defense minister was one of them. He came up to Paul: "Hey Paul, you know the first record I bought was Love Me Do."

The songs performed in Tele2 Arena, Stockholm on July 9, 2015:
Eight days a week
Save us
Got to get you into my life
One after 909
Temporary secretary
Let me roll it (plus Foxy Lady)
Paperback writer
My Valentine
Nineteen hundred and eighty-five
The long and winding road
Maybe I'm amazed
I've Just seen a face
We can work it out
Another day
Hope for the future
And I love her
Here today
Queenie eye
Lady Madonna
All together now
Lovely Rita
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the benefit of Mr Kite!
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Band on the run
Back in the USSR
Let it be
Live and let die
Hey Jude

Encore I:
Another girl
Can't buy me love

Encore II:
Helter skelter
Golden slumbers
Carry that weight
The end


Thursday, July 09, 2015

So what music did Elton John play on his Beats 1 Rocket Hour?

Answer: As expected a mix of old an new. Mainly new. Here's the playlist for his first show that aired this week.

Ship To Wreck - Florence + The Machine
Shine - Years & Years
Go Out - Blur
Everyday - Mick Ronson feat. Rod Stewart & Miguel
Like An Arrow- Lucy Rose
Get Into It - The Strypes
Don't Play That Song Aretha Franklin
Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
An Open Heart - Bright Light Bright Light
Lonely Town - Brandon Flowers
Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Love Revolution -  Will Young
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Future Pleasures - White
Go - The Chemical Brothers
Blue Monday - New Order

More on Elton John's Rocket Hour.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 20 - July 2015

1. Frank Zappa - Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
Joe's Menage

2. Deep Purple - Coronarias Redig
Singles & EP Anthology 68-80

3. Frank Zappa - Shut Up'N Play Yer Guitar
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

4. Genesis - Twilight Alehouse
Genesis Archive, Vol. 1: 1967-1975

5. Frank Zappa - Jezebel Boy
Broadway the Hard Way

6. Steely Dan - Black Friday
Katy Lied

7. Jethro Tull - Cross-eyed Mary

8. Santana - Transformation
Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality

9. Pink Floyd - Time
Dark Side of the Moon

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

11. Alfred E. Neuman - It's A Gas - Fink Along With MAD
12. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Inca Roads - One Size Fits All
13. Art Of Noise - A Time to Hear (Who's Listening) - And What Have You Done With My Body, God?
14. Steely Dan - Everyone's Gone To The Movies - Katy Lied
15. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Po-jama People - One Size Fits All
16. Cat Stevens - Sitting - Catch Bull at Four
17. Jethro Tull - One Brown Mouse - Heavy Horses
18. David Bowie - Little Wonder - BBC Radio Theatre
19. Art Of Noise - The Long Hello - And What Have You Done With My Body, God?
20. Mark Masters Ensemble - Aja - Everything You Did
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Yes bassist Chris Squire dies

Chris Squire, one of the co-founders of the group Yes passed away yesterday. 
The news comes from the other band members on the band's Facebook page:
"It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona. We will have more information for you soon."

In May Squire was diagnosed with leukemia.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Elton John gets his own show on Apple's Beats 1 Radio

Part of Apple's new music offering is the 24/7 radio station Beats 1 starting Tuesday June 30.
The stations three main radio DJ:s are Ebro Darden, Julie Adenuga och Zane Lowe, but there will also be room for shows by people like Dr Dre, Pharrell, St. Vincent and Elton John!

Elton's weekly show is titled Elton John's Rocket Hour and is said to offer an eclectic mix of old and new music. What that means? Tune in next week!

More on Beats Radio 1 here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Bowie box out in September

...containing six albums - from Space Oddity to Pin Ups, plus the Santa Monica '72 live album and the soundtrack from the Ziggy Stardust film, plus a collection of oddities. 
The say this is the first in a series of David Bowie box sets. Release: September 25th (Parlophone Records).


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Walter Becker's Circus Money is seven!

Yes. This week it is seven years ago since Circus Money was released. A great album back then and we think that it is even better in 2015!

So we're featuring it on Radio Dupree. Every single track. On the playlist. Now.

11 Tracks of Whack and Circus Money. The next and third one is hopefully on the way and in the works. (The world would be a better place with a third Walter Becker solo album in it!)


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 19 - June 2015

1. Frank Zappa - What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
Philly '76

2. Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll - Season of the Witch

3. Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
Alive In America

4. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Call on Me
Safe As Milk

5. Love - The Daily Planet
Forever Changes

6. Captain Beefheart - Grow Fins
The Spotlight Kid

7. Peter Gabriel - The Heat

8. Peter Gabriel - Slow Water - Birdy
Music From The Film (Remastered)

9. Brian Eno & David Byrne - Regiment
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

10. The Who - Magic Bus
Live At Leeds

11. Jethro Tull - Cross-eyed Mary - Aqualung
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made of Sand - Axis: Bold as Love
13. Chicago - Byblos - Chicago VII
14. The Beatles - The Fool on the Hill - 1967-1970 (Blue)
15. Frank Zappa - Inca Roads - The Lost Episodes
16. Supertramp - School - Crime of the Century
17. The Moody Blues - Steppin' In A Slide Zone - The Best Of The Moody Blues
18. Elvis Costello - This Years Girl - This Year's Model
19. Mats/Morgan Band - Softma - Thanks For Flying With Us
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Friday, June 05, 2015

Happy Birthday John Fogerty!

CCR: John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, Tom Fogerty and Stu Cook.
That guy on the left is John Fogerty. He's about 25 years old and the photo is the cover of the single Up Around The Bend by the group Creedence Clearwater Revival released in 1970.

It is also my very first rock record after a Swedish kiddie LP and a pop ditto single.
John Fogerty is still making and playing music. A few days ago (May 28) he celebrated his 70th birhday.

A perfect time to add some extra Creedence Clearwater Revival as well as John Fogerty solo stuff to the Radio Dupree playlist during June.


-- Neb Stephenson

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Grateful Dead farewell show in cinemas all over the world

Fare Thee Well. With close to 50 years around legendary U.S. band Grateful Dead has decided to quit with three already sold out shows in Chicago.
The four original members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will be joined on stage by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano).

In Sweden six cinemas will show the July 5 show on July 6 and cinemas in other parts of the world will do the same. More info here! But Radio Dupree is still surprised, as the band hardly can be called a household name although it has been around since the 1960's.
In the U.S. movie theatres will livestream all three shows.

Adding to the festivities there's also a limited run of 6 500 copies of the box set 30 Trips Around The Sun containing 30 live shows from 1966 - 1995 for a total of more than 73 hours of music on 80 CDs. Yep. A pretty BIG box!
You can also get it on a limited edition USB stick in high definition (FLAC 96/24) and mp3. 1 000 copies made. The price for these collector items? 699.98 US Dollars.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Short Zappa update on Dance Me This

Message from zappa.com/Barfko-Swill: 
Dear People of Earth,
Just in time for FZ’s half birthday we are pleased to confirm that we WILL commence shipping Dance Me This the week of the Summer Solstice. Until then, the pre-order shall remain in effect.
And let’s also talk about ZAPPA 101: 200 MOTELS, Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performed at Disney Hall by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
And yes. There will be Vinyl.
And we hope to see you at the Movies!
the barfies

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Not buying any music? How about a premium book of music photos?

With sales of CD:s and other physical means of sharing music falling, artists and the musiv business more and more focus on touring and other means of making money. How about a book? An expensive book? How about £395/$600/€549?

"No!" you say? Then you're probably not part of the music loving audience prepared to pay premium price for a concert ticket. Or even better a concert package including some perks like a hotel, behind-the-stage-tour or wine and cheese before the show.

You're also not part of the ... more "mature" audience that have the memories and the money. And it's somewhere here that Ormond Yard Press in London, England fits in.
Making and selling photo books featuring artists like Rolling Stone, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush and Pink Floyd.

The very latest book is about Bob Dylan and feaures photos by Ken Reagan taken during the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. He was the official photographer of the tour and this is part of how it is presented on the publishers homepage: 

Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan will contain the very best of Ken Regan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue photographs of Bob Dylan - a tour on which he was official photographer. Incredibly, Ken’s Bob Dylan photographs have never been the subject of a dedicated book of their own, and many of the photographs in the book have not have been published before. 

This will be the sixth limited edition ultra-large-format book by our publishing arm, Ormond Yard Press, and follows on from titles featuring Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Kate Bush. 

 The edition size for Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan is reassuringly small - just 750 individually numbered copies are being offered to collectors worldwide. 

Full size Bob Dylan photo book from Ormond Yard Press
A lovely book of photos for sure. And previously a prime target mainly for hardcore collectors. But these days there is a growing number of fans with money ready to spend to get the exclusive and expensive stuff.
Right now it's on pre-sale for £195/$298/€271. Read more about the book here.