Monday, April 27, 2009

Classic Rock Videos

Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 04/25/2009

1. LP - Leonid Kogan "Kogan Plays Beethoven" EMI - $5778.00 - Start: $9.99 - Bids: 25

2. LP - Lee Morgan "Presenting" Blue Note - $2,927.00 - Start: $750.00 - Bids: 14

3. 45 - Pat Lewis "No One To Love" / "(I Owe You) Something" Solid Hit - $2,309.99 - Start: $376.99 - Bids: 13

4. 78 - Frank Stokes "What's The Matter Blues" / "Take Me Back" Victor - $2,075.00 - Start: $500.00 - Start: 5

5. 45 - Ernest Ranglin "Skalvouv!a" / "Free Form" Kentone - $2,025.00 - Start: $99.99 - Bids: 5

5. LP - George Harrison "All Things Must Pass" EMI UK - $2025.00 - Start: $24.99 - Bids: 5

A classical LP makes the top of the list this week, and for once it is not a record of a performance of Bach. A Leonid Kogan performance of Beethoven bids way up past its previous high to sell for well over $5.7k. In the #2 spot a Lee Morgan LP on Blue Note sells for over $2.9k.

A northern soul 45 from Pat Lewis on Solid Hit bids to a little over $2.3k. The #4 spot goes to a blues 78 on Victor, this one from Frank Stokes, and it sells for well over $2k.

A 45 and an LP tie for the #5 spot. A reggae 45 from Ernest Ranglin on Kentone, and a sealed UK pressing of George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" both bid to one quarter over $2k.

As always, thank you to Norm at for this wonderful data!

100 Greatest Drum Beats

Britain's Rhythm magazine has chosen their list of the 100 Greatest Drum Beats of All Time. Enlisting the help of people like Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), Joey Jordinson (Slipknot), Thomas Lang and Peter Erskine, the editorial staff put together their list of 100 great rhythms that span from 30's jazz to current material.

Here is the top 25:

1. The Funky Drummer (Parts 1 & 2) - James Brown (Clyde Stubblefield)
2. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
3. Cissy Strut - Meters (Zigaboo Modeliste)
4. Take Five - Dave Brubeck (Joe Morello)
5. Back in Black - AC/DC (Phil Rudd)
6. Won't Get Fooled Again - Who (Keith Moon)
7. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra (Gene Krupa)
8. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (Dave Grohl)
9. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet (Mick Tucker)
10. Cold Sweat - James Brown (Clyde Stubblefield)
11. Raining Blood - Slayer (Dave Lombardo)
12. Rosanna - Toto (Jeff Porcaro)
13. Roxanne - Police (Stewart Copeland)
14. One - Metallica (Lars Ulrich)
15. Good Times, Bad Times - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
16. Blue Monday - New Order (Oberheim DMX drum machine)
17. We Will Rock You - Queen (Roger Taylor)
18. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop (Hunt Sales)
19. Quadrant 4 - Billy Cobham (Billy Cobham)
20. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 (Larry Mullen, Jr.)
21. Superstition - Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder)
22. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (Ginger Baker)
23. Come Together - Beatles (Ringo Starr)
24. Midlife Crisis - Faith No More (Mike Bordin)
25. Sexy MF - Prince (Michael Bland)

I looked at the top 100 and I know that these types of lists are very subjective, but I see two glaring ommissions, Bruce Gary (The Knack) with "My Sharona" and John Lennon's "Instant Karma," (with the drums being played by Alan White). Both of these cuts feature fantastic drum 'riffs' and would certainly make my top 10. Additionally, Ringo Starr is such an under appreciated talent, you mean to say that only one Beatles cut made the list? And what about Mick Fleetwood? Any comments?

To see the rest of the list, visit:

Vinyl Art to Hang in Hard Rock Hotel

Congrats to my friend Daniel Edlen, whose amazing Vinyl Art is catching on!!

New artwork to be displayed in high-end suites.

Hollywood, FL, April 26, 2009 --( A series of three pieces of Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen, reproduced by ArtScans Studio, Inc. through Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Inc., is being installed in 23 suites at the newly remodeled Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

The original portraits on vinyl records of Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, and John Lennon were scanned and printed at ArtScans Studio's highest resolution onto rag paper and framed individually in silver-leaf. They will be displayed above the headboard in the Beacon and Fillmore Suites once the rooms go through their stage of the remodel.

About Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen:

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is handpainted acrylic portraiture of musicians and entertainers on original vinyl pressings of the subject's recordings. Working largely on commission, Vinyl Art gives people back what they lost going digital with their music. People can once again gather and personally celebrate their music, their culture. Vinyl Art has been seen in several individual and group shows since Edlen began selling his unique portraits on vinyl late in 2006.

Boutiques in southern California and Austin, Texas sell works on consignment as well. Pieces have also been given as contest prizes by radio stations in Phoenix, Arizona and sold at auction by music-related charities.

For more information, call 480-239-1688, email or visit online at