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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Ep056: My Damage by Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!)

Ep056: My Damage by Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, OFF!)

We don't throw the term "legend" around too much but today is very appropriate; Keith Morris, founder & former lead singer of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF! joins us to talk about his career, his music, his life, his unique perspective and of course his record collection. We go deep on this one and share information on Keith's new autobiography "My Damage", a fascinating read through his life and the early days of punk rock. Plus a short record-nerd tutorial on Black Flag and SST's 1st record "Nervous Breakdown"; early pressings fetch several hundred dollars, today we share what you need to know to spot one.

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Ep055: Chris Robinson & Record Store Day Black Friday

Ep055: Chris Robinson & Record Store Day Black Friday

This week, we have Chris Robinson formerly of The Black Crowes and now with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and we're talking about his history, his music and of course his massive record collection. Chris is quite the vinyl collector and can't seem to stay out of record stores while on tour. Check out the new LP "If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now" available now, as well as the tour dates for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. And this week we also plunder through the new Record Store Day 'Black Friday' release list. Lots of stuff there, mark your calendars for Friday November 25!

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Ep053: Holiday Gift Guide for Vinyl Collectors & Frank Sinatra Acetates

Ep053: Holiday Gift Guide for Vinyl Collectors & Frank Sinatra Acetates

This week we discuss some great options for vinyl record enthusiasts on your gift list; rather than buying them another record which they may or may not enjoy, how about getting them an accessory that will go well with their hobby? We discuss a few options plus we talk to a record collector who recently ran across some rare Frank Sinatra acetates that once belong to Ava Gardner. A great story on finding a piece of music history that can be yours for the right price!

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Ep052: Mike Doughty: The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns

Ep052: Mike Doughty: The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns

Mike Doughty is one of my favourite artists; beautiful songs, striking lyrics, melodies that stick in the head for days and he's prolific, so there's more of him to enjoy. Today he stops by The Vinyl Guide and discusses his craft as well as his new LP "The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns" available now. Plus we feature a special track for listeners of The Vinyl Guide!

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Ep051: Fat Mike of NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords & More

Ep051: Fat Mike of NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords & More

Fat Mike from NOFX, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes and of course head honcho at Fat Wreck Chords, the famed independent punk label drops by to talk about his history, running FatWreck.com for 25+ years, shares some road stories and discusses the new NOFX Record 'First Ditch Effort'. Also included is the new NOFX track "6 Years On Dope"!

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Ep050: Failure's Fantastic Planet w Kellii Scott

Ep050: Failure's Fantastic Planet w Kellii Scott

In 1997 Failure had it all; a growing legion of fans, a community of supportive artists and a fantastic creative effort in the album "Fantastic Planet".

Then....they broke up. 

Nearly 20 years later they mended fences, personally and creatively, and began the next chapter, releasing the album "The Heart is a Monster" and now touring the US and beyond. Today we talk to Kellii Scott of the band about the arc of Failure and their recent return to studio and stage.

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Ep048: A Brief History of the 8 Track Tape

Ep048: A Brief History of the 8 Track Tape

You've seen them at yard sales, you've noticed them in 2nd hand shops, you may have actually owned or listened to them in the past, but do you know the history of the 8 track tape? It's pretty fascinating and it's thanks to innovators and businessmen like Earl 'Madman' Muntz and Bill Lear that started the personal music craze. Hear the story along with some secrets various artists his within the tracks of the 8 track tapes!

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Ep047: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Ep047: Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde was a phenomenal Southern California band who had great songs and lucky enough to be recognized for their work; hits like "Joey", "Heal It Up", "Mexican Moon", "Caroline", "Tomorrow Wendy", "God Is a Bullet"....I could go on..... Lead singer Johnette Napolitano joins us to talk about her incredible career, the songs, the stories and why the music always needs to be the most important focus in this industry. Johnette also grew up in SoCal and has many stories of working with and around legends of music and art.

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Ep046: The Story of Deep Purple, Machine Head & Smoke On The Water

Ep046: The Story of Deep Purple, Machine Head & Smoke On The Water

On December 4, 1971 the worlds of Deep Purple, Frank Zappa and Claude Nobs collided in Montreux Switzerland. What was almost a massive tragedy turned into one of the most popular and enduring songs in the history of rock and roll music. We tell the full story, complete with interviews of Don Preston, keyboard player for The Mothers of Invention. Plus we discuss the upcoming Pink Floyd Box Set "The Early Years, 1965-1972".

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Ep045: Kick Out The Jams w/ Wayne Kramer of The MC5

Ep045: Kick Out The Jams w/ Wayne Kramer of The MC5

In 1969 the MC5 released their debut album "Kick Out The Jams" and, although the band was relatively short-lived, this release set the pace for future punk rock and garage bands around the world. Today we dive deep into this record as well as speak to Wayne Kramer about the stories, the controversies, the band's other releases, what it was like being in the MC5 and his life since. For more info on Wayne's recent activities go to JailGuitarDoors.org.

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Ep044: John Tefteller - World Famous Record Collector - Pt 2 of 2

Ep044: John Tefteller - World Famous Record Collector - Pt 2 of 2

Pt 2 of 2: John Tefteller scours the world for some of the rarest records; his collection of Blues 78s is unmatched, many of them the only copies in existence! John hunts for these records, spends remarkable sums purchasing and restoring them so he can share his finds with the world. Today he tells some stories and shares some music with The Vinyl Guide audience!

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Ep041: Record Roadtrip to Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima

Ep041: Record Roadtrip to Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hiroshima

We're on the road, this time to Japan which is a cratedigger's version of heaven, without all that annoying harp music. We visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima for an unprecedented record roadtrip extravaganza, give tips for those of you planning to make the excursion one day, plus we speak to two great shops, Best Sounds in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo and Hitozoku Records in Kyoto!

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