Poco - Cantamos

Strange Varieties - Part 2

Late 1974

Episode date - December 10, 2014

Last week we focused our show on the disparities that existed between the popular styles that came into the foreground in late 1974.

Derek & The Dominos: Layla

Channel 144-8

Episode date - November 28, 2014

When Delaney and Bonnie’s band fell apart, the remaining bandmembers came to Clapton, suggesting that they continue working, only with him as a bonafide frontman.

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Strange Varieties - Part 1

Late 1974

Episode date - December 3, 2014

1974 was a very interesting year for albums, but I spent most of the year obsessed with a new genre called Southern Rock.

Otis Redding: Otis Blue

Otis Redding: Otis Blue

Album #13

Episode date - November 26, 2014

During his lifetime, Otis Redding set the benchmark for soul music. He still defines the genre, and to this day, his music remains as fresh and vital as it was in the mid-sixties.“



Album #12

Episode date - October 29, 2014

Chances are you’ll only be able to find the British edition, but if you’re into collecting moldy old vinyl, I’d recommend the U.S. edition of Them’s first LP.

B.B. King – Live at the Regal

B.B. King: Live at the Regal

Album #9

Episode date - October 10, 2014

Imagine a time when black blues artists actually played to a black audience.

Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night

The West Coast Sound

October 1974

Episode date - October 1, 2014

For better or worse, the west coast pretty much ran the music industry in the mid-seventies.

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

Album #10

Episode date - September 10, 2014

By design, there are precious few jazz albums on my list of ‘alternative albums’ (see my long preamble/rant at the introduction of the book for the specific reasons).

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run

Classic Hit Singles

August 1964

Episode date - August 27, 2014

It’s been a while since we did a show based on hit singles, and since the summer of ’64 was a classic era for pop music, we figured it’d be nice to play a few oldies that have rea

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes

The Ronettes: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes

Album #7

Episode date - August 20, 2014

What??? This record topped out at # 96? What sort of alternate universe/ twisted history of the world have I been living in? I simply cannot believe that this wasn’t a huge hit album.