Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Willie Nelson: True Outlaw Stories: On the Road with Willie Nelson - One-Hour Radio Special

I said "-ish", didn't I? :^) Thanks to those who've commented. I hope you enjoy part 2! Link in comments. And look into Willie's newest album, simply titled Country Music.

UPDATE: New Mediafire link in comments, for those who had trouble.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Willie Nelson: My Own Peculiar Way: The Songs of Willie Nelson - One-Hour Radio Special

And the (promo) discs just keep on comin'. I'm happy to add another post featuring the great Willie Nelson to our earlier one of Willie's hard-to-find solo acoustic recordings on Who'll Buy My Memories: The I.R.S. Tapes

This pair of specials was released in 2008 to promote the One Hell of a Ride career-retrospective box set.  The first disc is called My Own Peculiar Way: The Songs of Willie Nelson. It will be followed here tomorrow(ish?) by True Outlaw Stories: On the Road with Willie Nelson. If you only know Willie as a pony-tailed, pot-smoking, tax-dodging, strange-voiced pop-cultural punchline, this is the perfect opportunity to raise your consciousness. He's one of the best songwriters, most creative song interpreters, and most inspiring artists of the past half-century. Check these shows and the solo recordings out, then try Phases and Stages, Red Headed Stranger, and, yes, Stardust as your next steps in discovering him.

Link in comments. Say hello, and tell us what Willie Nelson song or album speaks to you the most!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jimi Hendrix: The Valleys of Neptune Tribute to Jimi Hendrix: One Hour Radio Special [FIXED]

UPDATE: Sorry for the faulty upload in the previous, now deleted, version of this post. And thanks to the ONE COMMENTER who thought to let me know after EIGHTY-NINE downloads! I swear, I don't understand some of you people. I'm sure you have very good reasons for not leaving comments, but you won't even leave one to let me know the damn file wouldn't expand? Now that's carrying leeching to a ridiculous extreme!

Without further ado, HERE's a relatively rare radio special promoting Hendrix' Valleys of Neptune outtakes collection from earlier this year. 

By the way, I won't be posting the Clash special I've mentioned, as I discovered it's still available from Mondo de Muebles, here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Elvis Presley Radio Special (1992)

This is a rare special produced in 1992 to promote the release of the Complete '50s Masters box set. Tracks 1-4 are the four-part special, 5-7 are promos, and 8-16 brief snippets of interviews on specific topics. 

I hope you have fun with it!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sly & The Family Stone: Family Affair - One Hour Radio Special

Another informative and entertaining radio documentary produced under the auspices of Sony Music, this one from 2007, promoting that year's release of the box set and individual reissues of Sly and The Family Stone's seven classic albums for the Epic label. (See here for our post of an earlier, withdrawn CD version of Sly's Fresh album that mistakenly featured alternate mixes.) Any fan of the band's will be interested in the insights herein from Family Stone members Rose Stone, Larry Graham, Gregg Errico, and Andy Newmark, alongside oral historian Joel Selvin and legendary musicians Isaac Hayes and Chuck D. The special is hosted by longtime Rolling Stone journalist Ben Fong-Torres. Sly's own viewpoint is conspicuous by its absence, but that's just the way of the world.

Enjoy the latest in these radio special posts. Some of the artists still to come in our series (not necessarily in this order):

Bob Dylan (yep, another one!), The Clash, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, R.E.M.,
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco, Rickie Lee Jones, Dolly Parton, and more! These posts have been a little slower in coming than I'd like, due to some computer issues on my end, but do stay tuned.

Plus, if this series isn't exactly your bag, don't fret -- more non-radio-special music posts are are on the horizon too, such as Rare Stuff from The Waterboys, and more material from the lovely Mary Margaret O'Hara,

Happy October!

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