Monday, October 24, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record ~ Sales Week Ending 10/22/2011

A "Please Please Me" getting the top spot has become about as common as VP Joe Biden saying something that would have had your mother call out to you to run and get your grandfather's medication. The real story this week is that for the first time since the last time someone dropped $25k on a diamond braclet infused Ice Cream Sundae at Serendipity 3, a prevously unknown Soul 45 topped $5k on an audio clip alone - no holy grail status, no spot in Keb Darge's playlist - just the clip in the eBay ad. The Emeralds 45 is a Chicago uptempo dancer that got bidders as excited as they can get. By comparison, the De-Lite's acetate, a known entity with holy grail status (don't know if it's on Keb Darge's playlist but many DJs spin it) gets the #5 spot.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK STEREO black & gold label matrix 1R/1G Dick James credits - $12,932.23

2. 45 - The Emeralds "Catch Me I'm Falling" / "Beware" Vick 302 - $7,199.00

3. LP - Pink Floyd "More" Odeon First Pressing - $4,999.99

4. LP - Leonid Kogan "Beethoven Violin Concerto" Columbia 1052 UK Pressing - $4,943.88

5. 10" - De-Lites "Lover" / "Tell Me Why" Acetate - $3,500.00

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


Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets Bob Seger Collection Coming In November

Capitol/EMI has scheduled a November 21st release date for a new double disc/career-spanning 2CD set Bob Seger collection called 'Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets.' The 26-track collection includes "Night Moves," "Turn The Page," "Hollywood Nights," "Mainstreet," "Old Time Rock And Roll," "Like A Rock," "Her Strut," "We've Got Tonight," "Against The Wind," "Still The Same," and many other Seger classics, as well as the Detroit rocker's two #1 radio singles from this year, "Downtown Train" and his current #1 Classic Rock hit, "Hey Hey Hey Hey (Going Back To Birmingham)."

The collection also includes Seger's rendition of the Holiday classic "Little Drummer Boy," its first appearance on a Bob Seger album, as well as the original mono version of Seger's first hit "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man." All songs on the album have been meticulously remastered from the original master tapes.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band return to the road throughout November and December for the second leg of their hugely successful 2011 North American Tour. The tour's upcoming stops include New York City's Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles' Staples Center, Orlando Calling Festival (Seger's first festival performance since 1980), Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena, Ottawa's Scotiabank Place, Dallas' American Airlines Center, Phoenix's US Airways Center, Oakland's Oracle Arena, and more. Seger will top off 2011 with his 50th concert of the year, a special New Year's show at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. Seger originally conceived his 2011 Tour as a short spring run of 18-20 dates. Due to the overwhelming response from fans, Seger nearly tripled the number of shows.

On September 13, Seger offered fans a Free 6-Track Bonus EP on iTunes to celebrate the release of the digitally remastered multi-platinum Nine Tonight and Live Bullet concert albums. During the one week promotion, Seger gave his fans 1,698,000 free downloaded tracks. Seger & his Silver Bullet Band's live performances have led to record sales in excess of 51 million including 11 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA-certified album awards. Seger holds the distinction in 2010 for the #1 Catalog Album of the Decade for his Greatest Hits, which has sold over nine million copies (U.S.A.) to date, posting an unbroken 17-year streak on Billboard's Top 200 Albums and Catalog Albums charts.

1. Old Time Rock And Roll
2. Hollywood Nights
3. Night Moves
4. Mainstreet
5. Roll Me Away
6. Turn The Page
7. Her Strut
8. Still The Same
9. You'll Accomp'ny Me
10. We've Got Tonight
11. Like A Rock
12. Fire Lake
13. Tryin' To Live My Life Without You

1. Rock And Roll Never Forgets
2. Against The Wind
3. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
4. The Fire Down Below
5. Travelin' Man (Live)
6. Beautiful Loser (Live)
7. Shakedown
8. Shame On The Moon
9. Katmandu
10. Little Drummer Boy
11. Wait For Me
12. Hey Hey Hey Hey (Going Back To Birmingham)
13. Downtown Train


Rolling Stones’ Some Girls Reissue Includes Newly Discovered Track

The upcoming re-issue of the Rolling Stones’ epic 1978 album, 'Some Girls,' will include a recently unearthed unreleased track that will also be issued as a single.

According to Reuters, producer Don Was discovered the recording, which was made by the Stones while they were working on 'Some Girls' in Paris. The song, “No Spare Parts,” features Mick Jagger on electric piano, Keith Richards on acoustic piano, Ron Wood on pedal steel guitar, Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass, according to Universal Republic Records. The label went on to say the recording was produced by engineer Chris Kimsey in early 1978, and that it features a “country guitar twang, subtle groove and soulful storytelling.”



Returns December 11th in Downtown Los Angeles 12pm - 6pm on Dec 11, 2011. The event is being held at the Grandstar Jazz Club, 943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012. Entrance is Free w/ Canned Good, a billion dollars w/out.


Vendors arrive as early as 9am for setup, we have Breakfast available & Coffee too, courtesy of Corazon de Jah, and local Chinatown cafe's. Spend your Sunday afternoon under the California Sun..

Resident DJ's, share rare selections from their record collections,


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Top 10 Albums – October 24, 2011

Here are the Top 10 Records sold at Shop Radio Cast for the week of October 18 – October 24, 2011:

1. Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon LP
2. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods LP
3. Trampled By Turtles / Motion City Soundtrack – Wait So Long/Disappear 7″
4. Between The Buried And Me – The Silent Circus 2XLP
5. City and Colour – Sometimes 2XLP
6. Jon Snodgrass – 5 State Record LP
7. City And Colour – Little Hell 2XLP
8. Lizzie Huffman – Pretty Old Soul 10″ (w/ free Coozie, Automatic Download)
9. Mock Orange – Nines & Sixes LP
10. Angels and Airwaves – Love: Part One & Two 2xCD / DVD (Deluxe)


and in music history for today:

Big Bopper (born Jiles “J.P.” Richardson, Jr.) was born in 1930 (died in 1959).

In 1960, Neil Sedaka recorded "Calendar Girl", which will reach #4 in the US early the following year.

In 1960, Brenda Lee reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with "I Want To Be Wanted". It was her fourth US Top Ten hit of the year, but only reached #31 in the UK.

In 1960, Frank Sinatra had the #1 LP in the US with "Nice 'n' Easy", which will spend nine weeks at the top of the Billboard stereo album

In 1962 James Brown's appearance at the Apollo Theatre in New York was recorded for a live album called 'Live At the Apollo.' The LP would go on to sell over a million copies and earn a reputation for being one of the finest concert albums ever made and was listed at #24 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

In 1970, Santana scored their first US #1 album with 'Abraxas.'

In 1970, President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use.

In 1970, Pink Floyd were at the top of the UK album chart with 'Atom Heart Mother,' the group's first #1 LP. In the US it peaked at #55 and went Gold in March 1994.

In 1973, John Lennon launched another round of litigation against the US government, claiming that his phone has been tapped and that he is under constant surveillance.

In 1977, filming began on The Buddy Holly Story starring Gary Busey.

In 1978, Keith Richards was convicted in a Canadian court on a drug charge and received a one year suspended sentence, as well an order to play a benefit concert. The Rolling Stones fulfilled that obligation by performing at a charity concert for the blind in Oshawa, Ontario early the next year.

In 1980, the Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist. Since 1962, McCartney wrote or co-wrote 43 million-selling songs and sold over 100 million records.

In 1987, Michael Jackson held the top spot on the Billboard singles chart with "Bad". It was a #3 hit in the UK and reached the Top Ten in ten other countries.

In 1988, the John Fogerty vs. Fantasy Records case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road."

In 1989, Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Madonna's album "Erotica" was released in 1992.

In 1995, 'It's A Mystery' was released by Bob Segar & the Silver Bullet Band. It was their first studio release in four years.

In 2002, record producer Tom Dowd died of emphysema. He recorded albums by many artists including: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield, The Drifters and Otis Redding.

In 2005, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker opened a sold-out, three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden.

In 2006, revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest-earning dead celebrity. Cobain’s work earned $50 million in the 12 months before October 2006, compared with Presley’s $42 million. Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35 million.

birthdays today (among many others) include: Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine) (49), Ben Gilles (Silverchair) (32), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) (75) and Dale Griffin (Mott the Hoople) (63)

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