Monday, October 18, 2010

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 10/16/2010

For the first time in many months a Butcher Cover makes the list at the #5 spot, with a prog classic on Vertigo fetching thirty dollars more. A Northern Soul 45 makes the list again, and classical LP box set gets the #1 spot.

1. LP - Mozart a Paris Oubradous Pathe 7 LP Box Set - $6,999.00

2. 12" - Madonna "Erotica" UK Picture Disc withdrawn - $3,966.17

3. 45 - Lynn Terry "I Got A Good Thing Goin'" / "Till" - $3,716.00

4. LP - Tudor Lodge "self titled" Vertigo - $3,363.40

5. LP - The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" LP Butcher First State Mono Promo with recall letter - $3,331.58

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 8:00PM Eastern / 5:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

New Vinyl Record Talk Tuesday October 19th 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

A trip to Arizona and 20,000 records later and we're back for a few weeks before a trip that will take across five states to 50,000 records.

We'll some treasure we dug out of the boxes. Rare 60's garage from Grains Of Sand, some odd bluegrass 45's I know nothing about (and can't find anything about either), plus some early 60's Rockabilly from Terry Redman.

Plus we'll rant about the season finale of Mad Men, and have the news and Top 5.

Jimi Hendrix Book Contest

The first three emails to my box ( with the words "JIMI HENDRIX BOOK" will win a free copy of this wonderful look at a rock and roll legend.  I have read the book and have to say it is one of the most comprehensive and indepth looks at the humble beginnings to the ride to superstarom.  A great read!  Here's more information:

Becoming Jimi Hendrix

From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius

By Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber

September 18th marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix—the greatest electric guitarist in the history of Rock music. Known worldwide for his unique sound—a combination of feedback, distortion, and other effects that were influenced by Blues, Soul, and R&B—Hendrix toured with acts like Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard. He shot to fame in London in 1966 with his own band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and their hit single “Hey Joe.” But how did James Marshall Hendrix, a poor, high school dropout from a broken home in Seattle, grow to become the rock star known as Jimi Hendrix?

In Becoming Jimi Hendrix, authors Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber explore Hendrix’s formative years—years that have never been examined in-depth before—from his time in New York with his tutor B.B. King, to refusing to work for one of the largest drug kingpins in Harlem, to getting arrested in a civil rights demonstration in Nashville. Featuring information compiled from hundreds of interviews with those who knew him best—many of whom haven’t previously spoken about Hendrix on the record—private letters, court transcripts, FBI files, and personal photos, Roby and Schreiber recount the hardships that helped inspire Hendrix to persevere with his music and become a Rock legend.

With a documentary film due this fall and Valleys of Neptune, a collection of previously unavailable studio recordings, debuting on the Billboard best-selling albums chart at number four this past March, fans still have reason to cheer for Jimi Hendrix—four decades after he has left the stage.

Steven Roby is the author of Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix and he worked for the Hendrix family as editor and publisher of the international Hendrix fanzine, Experience Hendrix. He lives in San Francisco. Brad Schreiber is a journalist, author, and screenplay writer who has won numerous awards and fellowships from such organizations as the Edward Albee Foundation and the National Press Foundation. He lives near Los Angeles.

“Hendrix’s career as a superstar has been well-chronicled; the more interesting details of how he became one are here.” --New York Times

"Most important, the book shows how Greenwich Village was crucial to Hendrix’s 1966 breakthrough." --Rolling Stone

"Assiduously reported...particularly entertaining...Roby and Schreiber seem to have tracked down almost everybody who crossed paths with Hendrix." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Roby and Schreiber provide an insightful account of an artist who perceived his craft differently from any guitarist before or since." --San Francisco Chronicle

Music News & Notes

RISING To Release New Single In November

Denmark's sludge metal three-piece RISING has just posted two new tracks on their MySpace page. The first pieces of music from the band since 2009's critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP will appear on a seven-inch vinyl single, to be released via Red Tape on November 29. According to a press release, the two tracks — "Legacy of Wolves" and "Daughter of The Sun" — display "an even fiercer and aggressive side" of the band than heard on their debut EP.

RISING's debut EP will finally be released on vinyl on November 29 via the German metal/punk-label Pain of Mind. The effort will be a 12-inch release in a limited edition of 500 copies, 150 of which are on white vinyl. Both vinyl releases will be available through RISING's MySpace page, the labels and various mailorders and record dealers throughout the world.


Pink Floyd To Reunite For Charity Gigs ??

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has recently hinted that the band may reunite for a series of charity gigs. Mason stated that the group were considering repeating a similar concept to their last performance at Live 8 in London in 2005.

He told the BBC that they could do "something that's not necessarily for us, but do something for the right reasons and enjoy doing it. That's what I'd like, and I think the others might well see eye to eye,” he said.

Rumours of a full Pink Floyd reunion have increased since Roger Waters and David Gilmour’s recent performance together at a charity gala. The pair stunned guests at the Hoping For Palestine charity gala in Oxfordshire in July when they played a four-song set.


Twiitering West Gains Attention for Album Cover

The controversial Kanye West is at it again. This time, West is drawing attention over the cover art for his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."

The illustration, by painter/sculptor George Condo, depicts a nude West (with a jarring expression on his face) gripping a bottle while being straddled by a naked, winged woman who appears to possess very sharp teeth. West revealed the art here, via Twitpic, with the caption "Banned in the USA!!! They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!"

According to the artist’s label, Island Def Jam, Kanye was strongly advised to consider alternate cover art, but stated he can use the current art if he wants to, and that they would stand behind him.

Kanye tweets again, “In all honesty…I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers.”

This Date In Music History - October 18


Chuck Berry (1926) His song "Johnny B. Goode," was one of the examples of earth music sent out to space.

Ronnie Bright - Coasters (1938)

Russ Giguere - Association (1943)

Gary Richrath - REO Speedwagon (1949)

Joe Egan - Stealers Wheel (1949)

Wynton Marsalis (1961)

Tim Cross - Sponge (1966)

Peter Svensson - Cardigans (1974)

Simon Rix - Kaiser Chiefs (1977)

Ne-Yo (Shaffer Chimere Smith)(1982)

Zachary Efron, actor and singer from High School Musical (1987). As part of the cast had the 2006 US #1 ‘High School Musical’ album and 2007, US #1 ‘High School Musical 2’ album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in US history.

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1947, Laura Nyro, singer songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by Suzanne Vega, Phoebe Snow, Roseane Cash, Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt. She wrote "And When I Die," a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears and "Stoney End" covered by Barbra Streisand. She died of ovarian cancer on April 8, 1997.

Singer and actress Julie London died in 2000, after suffering a stroke. She recorded 32 albums during her career, played the role of nurse Dixie McCall, in the television series Emergency! (1972–1979).

Born on this day in 1952, Keith Knudson, drummer, The Doobie Brothers. Died of pneumonia on Feb 8, 2005 (age 56).

South African reggae star, Lucky Dube was shot dead in 2007 by car thieves when he was dropping his teenage son and daughter off in a Johannesburg suburb. Police said Dube's son and daughter were already out of the car when three shots were fired through the car window, witnesses said the wounded singer tried to drive away, but lost control of his car and hit a tree. Not so lucky.....


In 1956, 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from the King. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.

Peggy Sue Gerron first heard the song named for her when she sees Buddy Holly & the Crickets perform "Peggy Sue" in concert in Sacramento, California in 1957.

In 1957, Paul McCartney made his first appearance with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul played John some songs that he has composed which Lennon contributes, marking the birth of the Lennon & McCartney songwriting partnership.

In 1963, Chuck Berry was released from federal prison in Springfield, Misssouri, where he had served 19 months for transporting a minor across state line for immoral purposes.

Taking a day off from their British tour in 1964, the Beatles go into the studio and complete the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single: "I Feel Fine." They also complete "Eight Days a Week," "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey," "Mr. Moonlight," "I'll Follow the Sun," "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby." "Rock and Roll Music" and "Words of Love."

The Animals began their first US tour in 1964.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band supporting French pop star Johnny Hallyday at the Paris Olympia in France in 1966.

The film 'How I Won the War,' starring John Lennon, premiered in London in 1967.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana when Ringo Starr's apartment was raided by police in 1968. The bust, while not a major deal in England, was used in the 1970s as the reason the US government doesn’t want Lennon to immigrate. Actually, the government felt Lennon was a political radical/troublemaker.

The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on ABC TV's Hollywood Palace in 1968.

The Temptations scored their second US #1 single with "Can't Get Next To You."

Rod Stewart joined Faces in 1969.

Girlfriend Mary Woodson shot herself in Al Green's home in 1974. She shot herself after throwing a pot of boiling grits on Green when he was getting out of the bathtub.

Simon and Garfunkel reunited on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975.

John Denver started a two week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1975 with 'Windsong.'

The Buzzcocks made their first recordings at Revolution Studios, Cheadle, Manchester, England in 1976.

The Buggles were at #1 on the UK singles chart in 1979 with "Video Killed The Radio Star." A studio band featuring producer Trevor Horn, it was the first ever music video shown on MTV in North America.

Huey Lewis and the News went to #1 on the US album chart in 1986 with 'Fore!'

During a gig at The Los Angeles Coliseum, California in 1989, Guns N' Roses front man Axl Rose announced to the crowd that he was quitting the band.

In 1992, Lynn Anderson was released from jail after serving two days in jail in Nashville, TN for a contempt of court sentence for swearing in front of her children.

In 1994, Marilyn Manson, opening for Nine Inch Nails, was banned (for moral reasons) from performing in Salt Lake City. Still, N.I.N. frontman Trent Reznor invited Manson onstage and explained why Manson’s group wasn’t playing that evening. In the process, Reznor shreds The Book of Mormon and tossed it into the crowd.

Nirvana’s live “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah” entered the US chart at #1 in 1996.

Jay-Z started a five week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1998 with ‘Vol 2...Hard Knock Life.’

Metallica performed at the Playboy Mansion in 1998.

In 2002, after a 15 year court battle, New York State's highest court ruled that the Ronettes, did not have the right to share the money earned by their producer Phil Spector through the use of the group's songs in movies, television and advertising. Citing a 1963 contract signed by the group, the court also substantially reduced the amount they stood to gain from royalties on sales of records and compact discs.

In 2005, Madonna admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single "Hung Up." The singer had to seek permission to sample "Gimme Gimme Gimme" and became only the second act that Abba has allowed to sample their work. The Fugees used part of "The Name Of The Game" on their 1996 track "Rumble In The Jungle."

Also in 2005 - ITunes makes available an all-star cover of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" with Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland. Music is by Velvet Revolver. The Sharon Osbourne produced charity single, aids victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian tsunami.

U2's Bono went to Capitol Hill in 2005 to address a group of House Democrats about his concerns over debt relief for impoverished nations and the ongoing global AIDS crisis. The following day Bono lunches with President Bush. In his spare time, he and his bandmates perform a pair of D.C. concerts.

In 2005, an image of a naked John Lennon, taken on the last day of his life, was named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years. The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers.

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Aerosmith in 2007 by fans who bought tickets for a nixed Maui concert. While ticket holders did receive refunds, the action seeks damages for travel expenses and other nonrefundable fees. The group's management claims that Aerosmith bowed out of the show for logistical reasons. However, the lawyer involved in the suit counters that the band was able to play apparently more lucrative shows in Chicago and Honolulu that same week.

The Eagles and the Dixie Chicks co-headline the first of two shows at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in 2007.

Kid Rock tapes an episode of VH1's Storytellers series in 2008. Concert footage features songs from his 'Rock N’ Roll Jesus' album.

T.I. started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with ‘Paper Trail’, the hip-hop artists sixth studio album.

In 2009, a lock of Elvis Presely's hair from his Army haircut sold for $15,000 at a Chicago auction.

In 2009, Aerosmith played the first of two make-up shows required in a settlement that resulted from legal action instigated by fans when the band cancelled a concert on Oahu to play more lucrative shows two years earlier. A concert on Maui comes two days later.