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Tribute to the late Dan Daniel and other radio DJs who made records as well as played them….

Vinyl Experience # 301

Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
Dan Daniel: Is That All There Is?
Scott Muni: Letter To An Unborn Child
Rick Dees: Disco Duck
The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson): Chantilly Lace
The Guess Who: Clap For The Wolfman
Jim Lowe: The Green Door
Herb Oscar Anderson: Hello Again
The Lone Twister (Murray Kaufman): The Lone Twister
Vik Venus (Jack Spector): Moonflight
Harry Chapin: W.O.L.D
David Bowie: DJ
Kinks: Around The Dial
Sam Cooke: Having A Party
Rosko (with Richie Havens): Desiderata

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Vinyl Experience 128

Dead Heart Bloom: Someday Will Not Come Again
Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks (instrumental)
Jack White: Love Interruption
Joe Walsh: Analog Man
Lucero: Sometimes
Elbow: Every Bit The Girl
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Heart In Your Heartbreak
Robbie Robertson: He Don't Live Here No More
Rome feat. Norah Jones: Black
The Shins: September
Two Door Cinema Club: Do You Want It All
Wilco: Art Of Almost
Paul McCartney/Wings: Mull Of Kintyre.

Today on the Vinyl Experience, summer's here and the time is right to spin some of today's best vinyl 'cause time flies whether you're having fun, or not.  I'm Paul Cavalconte and this is the Vinyl Experience.

Dead Heart Bloom: Someday Will Not Come Again
Foster The People: Pumped Up Kicks (instrumental)

Last summer's "feel good hit of the summer" stripped down....that vinyl only instrumental of Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks"  echos last year's expectations, and to begin, Dead Heart Bloom, with a song about managing expectations.  

Jack White--busiest man in music without a band ...but he's a one man band....and the vinyl experience's most active advocate.  Jack Went solo within the past year, but kept his musical direction on course...

Jack White: Love Interruption
Joe Walsh: Analog Man

Playing that new one by Joe Walsh for the analog man, Jack White. The Vinyl Experience with vinyl goods from the past year. Country rockers Lucero came back stronger than ever. Here's "Sometimes," on the Vinyl Experience.

Lucero: Sometimes
Elbow: Every Bit The Girl
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Heart In Your Heartbreak

The Vinyl Experience with Brooklynites Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Heart In Your Heartbreak.  Also Elbow: Every Bit The Girl. Robbie Robertson broke the news about Levon Helm's terminal condition at this year's R&R H Of F induction ceremony.  A year earlier, he released a smart collection of personal new songs, and brought friends from Trent Reznor to Eric Clapton along for the ride. Here's Robbie Robertson: He Don't Live Here No More

Robbie Robertson: He Don't Live Here No More
Rome feat. Norah Jones: Black

Danger Mouse is an overachiever for the very best kind busy producing all sorts of music, along with his own projects like Broken Bells with James Mercer, and Rome, featuring Norah JOnes on "Black". Speaking of Mercer, The Shins latest offering features this song, serving as a reminder that summer will slip away faster than we can catch it.  Here's "September."

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Vinyl Experience 177

Queen with David Bowie: Under Pressure
Queen: Message Of Love
David Bowie: Cat People
Kinks: Living On A Thin Line
John Wesley Harding: Like A Prayer
Jefferson Airplane: Pretty As You Feel
Grateful Dead: Eyes of the World
Marvin Gaye: Come Get To This
Michael Franks: Eggplant
Elton John: Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
Bob Dylan: Visions Of Johanna
Nat Cole: Mona Lisa 

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The Vinyl Experience 124

Bee Gees: First Of May
Faith No More: I Started A Joke
Janis Joplin: To Love Somebody
Sarah Vaughn: Run To Me
Astrud Gilberto: Holiday
Al Green: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Donna Summer: Hot Stuff/Heaven Knows
Blondie: I Feel Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers: I Feel Love
Tom Tom Club: Love To Love You Baby
Happy Mondays: Stayin' Alive
The Bird And The Bee: How Deep Is Your Love
Eve's Plum: If I Can't Have You
Bee Gees: Nights On Broadway

Today on the Vinyl Experience, 2 musicians who carried the record industry to unimaginable heights. No matter what side of the rock-disco debate you may have been on in the 1970s, there's no denying that The Bee Gees and Donna Summer made an indelible mark. So let's put together some of their songs, and some reflections of their music. I'm Paul Cavalconte and this is the Vinyl Experience.

Bee Gees: First Of May
Faith No More: I Started A Joke

The Vinyl Experience with Killing Joke's version of the pre-disco BGs hit "I Started A Joke," and The BGs at the start with "First Of May." Robin Gibb was the lead singer back then, and the songs had a folky-psychedelic Beatles feel.  These early songs lent themselves to interpretation by divas...and here are 3 great female voices with 3 early BGs hits....

Janis Joplin: To Love Somebody
Sarah Vaughn: Run To Me
Astrud Gilberto: Holiday

The Vinyl Experience, remembering Robin Gibb with 3 great diva takes on early BGs songs.  Bossa nova queen Astrud Gilberto did the BGs late 60s smash "Holiday" on her album "September 17, 1969." Jazz master Sarah Vaughn tenderly rendered "Run To Me," which was also a hit for Dionne Warwick. And Janis Joplin belted out "To Love Somebody" on "Ive Got Dem Ol Kosmic Blues Again."  Another chart-topping hjit that Robin sang lead on was "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" in 1971.  That same year, on the album that made him a star, "Let's Stay Together," Al Green does a soulful reading...

Al Green: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

The Vinyl Experience with The BGs first era. We'll pick it up shortly with unique renditions of their late 70s hits but first, the game changer the voice that launched the Disco revolution. Donna Summer ....

Donna Summer: Hot Stuff/Heaven Knows

(Clip)  So much industrial and alternative rock couldn't have been without Donna Summer and producer Giorgio Moroder's records....not to mention the new top 40 era that Michael Jackson and Madonna carrien don into the 80s....

Disco and punk co-incided, but they didn't necessarily clash. Blondie performed this cover of Donna Summer's seminal trance classic "I Feel Love" at their own height in 1979....

Blondie: I Feel Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers: I Feel Love
Tom Tom Club: Love To Love You Baby

Donna ruled at Studio 54, while Talking Heads sweated it out on the Bowery at CBGBS, Dona Summer's alternative influence with Tom Tom Club's :"Love To Love You Baby," Flea feeling the deep bass of "I Feel Love" with RHCP, and Blondie's take opt he same song, from a live B side....

Once Donna Summer kicked off the endless night that was disco, the BGs were ready for re-invention, the BGs Saturday Night Fever Era through the ears of some impressionable fans.... Happy Mondays...

Happy Mondays: Stayin' Alive
The Bird And The Bee: How Deep Is Your Love

A tender song that The Bird And The Bee do justice, "How Deep Is Your Love," as The Vinyl Experience salutes Robin Gibb one of the BGs biggest hits was a cover...Yvonne Eliman take "If I Can't Have You" to #1, and Eve's Plumb took it to a grunge place

Eve's Plum: If I Can't Have You
Bee Gees: Nights On Broadway

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