Ep076: Steve Hackett from Genesis to The Night Siren

Ep076: Steve Hackett from Genesis to The Night Siren

Steve Hackett placed an ad in a local paper and was hired into Genesis, who then went on to make music history. This progressive rock legend joins us on The Vinyl Guide to tell tales of the day, share perspective on the world of now and play a track from his new album "The Night Siren", available at HackettSongs.com.

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Ep075: The Death & Burial of Robert Johnson

Ep075: The Death & Burial of Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson's death is surrounded with speculation and mystery however blues historian Gayle Dean Wardlow shares the facts around this part of music history. Plus we play a track from the Hayes McMullan album "Everyday Seem Like Murder Here" from Light In The Attic Records.

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Ep074: Delta Blues Historian Gayle Dean Wardlow

Ep074: Delta Blues Historian Gayle Dean Wardlow

Gayle Dean Wardlow started a record collection in the 1960s by knocking on doors in the deep south but soon he was also collecting stories and facts about the blues musicians he loved, including Charlie Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Willie Brown & more. Today we talk to Mr Wardlow about these musicians and their wild stories plus we discuss a rarely known bluesman Hayes McMullan who's material has just only just been released.

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Ep073: CJ Ramone - American Beauty

Ep073: CJ Ramone - American Beauty

CJ Ramone grew up tough, joined the Ramones and got a a whole lot tougher. CJ shares memories of the band, his time with Joey and Johnny and brings us up to speed with his new album 'American Beauty', complete with a new track for The Vinyl Guide audience.

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Ep070: Blue Note Recording Artist Larry Ridley

Ep070: Blue Note Recording Artist Larry Ridley

Larry Ridley has played with some of the biggest names in music; John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, the list goes on and on. Larry sits down with us today to talk about his history, what is was like recording w Rudy Van Gelder & the Blue Note team, playing in NYC clubs in the 50s & 60s and his friend Lee Morgan, the subject of a new film "I Called Him Morgan", out this week.

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Ep069: Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

Ep069: Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

Okay, I'm a bit stunned today; my musical hero is on the show. Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet has a long chat with us on his youth, the records that inspired him, the records he made, thoughts on the record industry and the future is for Monster Magnet. It's a deep one folks, Dave is a guy with a considered opinion on everything, so enjoy this discussion with the Space Lord himself!

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Ep067: Buzz Osborne of Melvins, Fantômas & Crystal Fairy

Ep067: Buzz Osborne of Melvins, Fantômas & Crystal Fairy

This week Buzz Osborne aka King Buzzo, most notably from The Melvins, talks about his early days, the records that inspired him, the collectible Melvins vinyl, how to make it in the music business and his new project Crystal Fairy, featuring Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes on vocals and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez from The Mars Volta and At The Drive In, alongside himself and Dale Crover. It's an interview as only Buzz will give, full of sardonicism and entertaining as can be. Plus we share a track from Crystal Fairy, which can be picked up at Ipecac.com. Do it up!

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Ep066: Off the Rails with Rudy Sarzo

Ep066: Off the Rails with Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo is living the American and Rock & Roll dream; he fled Communist Cuba, resettled into the United States and got his big break playing with Ozzy Osbourne, a referral from his friend and guitar legend Randy Rhoads. Rudy talks about this time of his life, his friendship with Ozzy and Randy, the good times, the tragic times and how he moved forward. Plus we talk with record collector Mike Vague on a recent Beatles discovery from their early years!

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Ep065: The Amazing World of Steve Poltz

Ep065: The Amazing World of Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz grew up in Southern California, met Elvis, Sinatra & Liberace, learned guitar, wrote a #1 hit and continues to put in the work to hone his craft and grow as an artist. It hasn't always been easy but it sure looks like a lot of fun and today Steve tells his story, shares his songwriting process and plays a song just for the Vinyl Guide audience. Plus a record nerd news update, all in today's episode!

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Ep064: Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Ep064: Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Yes! Angelo Moore of Fishbone joins us to discuss his career, his records, their live show, his industry peers, his positive outlook, optimism and side projects including Brand New Step, Project N-fidelikah and more. It's a very honest interview from a guy who's seen it all and influenced many of the greats in your record collection. Listen in and enjoy!

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Ep063: The Beatles Records on Vee Jay with Bruce Spizer

Ep063: The Beatles Records on Vee Jay with Bruce Spizer

In 1963 The Beatles were unknown in the USA and couldn't secure a record deal until Vee-Jay Records, a nearly broke Chicago-based rhythm & blues label, agreed to take them on. The next two years was an adventure in legal backflips from various record labels who were clamouring to hold onto the world's most popular band.

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Ep062: Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, Dio, The Last in Line & More

Ep062: Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, Dio, The Last in Line & More

Guess who's on the show today? It's Vinny Appice, the heavy metal drumming legend who's played with everyone from Black Sabbath to to Rick Derringer to Dio to John Lennon. Today he shares his history, how he got his start, how he came to share the stage with John Lennon while still in high school, the call to join Black Sabbath, the evolution to Dio, Heaven & Hell, The Last in Line and all things in between. Plus we review some of his vinyl record history and call out some collectibles you may want to keep an eye out for.

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Ep061: George Clinton of Parliament, Funkadelic and More

Ep061: George Clinton of Parliament, Funkadelic and More

George Clinton, architect of the P-Funk sound and the most sampled man on planet Earth, joins us today to discuss his career, his music, his legal battles, his recognition from the Smithsonian Institution, his vinyl records and yes....even his diapers. It's an episode filled with funk, plus a tutorial on some rare George Clinton records you want to keep an eye out for.

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Ep060: Ben Blackwell of Third Man Records, 2016 Recap & Special Guest

Ep060: Ben Blackwell of Third Man Records, 2016 Recap & Special Guest

Ben Blackwell is a chief at Third Man Records, Cass Records, Official Archivist of The White Stripes, drummer of the awesome band 'The Dirtbombs' and still finds time to be obsessive about his record collection. Today he shares the details on his approach to vinyl and some behind the scenes info from the most interesting record company in the world, including how the Jack White 'Lazaretto' Ultra LP came to be. Plus we recap 2016 and I have a special interview with someone who is a big fan of mine, and me of them.

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Ep059: Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite

Ep059: Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite

This week we're honored to have Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite, a man who has played with many of the great blues musicians in history. Charlie shares his history, his stories growing up in Memphis alongside Elvis & Johnny Cash, to moving to Chicago and playing in all the joints on the South-side with countless blues musicians. 

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Ep057: Dave Morell Kissed the Great White Wonder

Ep057: Dave Morell Kissed the Great White Wonder

Dave Morell has a fascinating tale about meeting John Lennon, trading records with him and taking custody of Lennon's very own Beatles 'Butcher-Cover'. Clearly the best record collecting story ever. PLUS we have a special episode coming up featuring new recordings from the night of Lennon's death, listen for more details.

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