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