Chateau Dietrich

If You Would Like to Hear This Record

Because of various problems with public blogs and rights problems, I have decided to take my blog and convert it to a private email. If you’d like to listen to this album (and more) or any other album I am posting here, just send me your email address at radiovickers1@gmail.com and I will put you on my list. Along with this album, I have a gigantic archive of my vinyl digitizations that gets added to every week. I do them myself and de-click them. Most sound pretty darned good, if I do say so myself.
This is not some come on. Just caution on my part. It costs nothing and there’s nothing to join. Just an email address. I have about a hundred people on my list at the moment. Come and join the musical fun.


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Friday, February 17, 2012

My Vinyl Attic – Simon Caine

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I got this album from a dealer in Hamilton. I used to get regular shipments from him. I’m so sad that I lost contact with him. A ton of albums on this site are from his garage. (I think that’s where he had them stored)

Simon Caine

Simon Caine infor stolen from this great site:

1-1 – 100 Fat Hairs


Title: Simon Caine
Company: RCA Victor
Catalog: LSP-4410
Year: 1970
Country/State: Ontario, Canada


1-2 Left By the Riverside


I know nothing about this outfit other than they were from Southern Ontario, formed on 1969 and sported a line-up consisting of singer Simon Caine, keyboard player Pat Godfrey, guitarist Bill Palmer, woodwind player Bruce Pennycook, bassist Dennis Pendrith, and drummer John Savage.


1-3 Scarlet Skies


Produced by George Semkiw, "Simon Caine" was recorded at RCA's Toronto Studios. The first time I slapped this album on my turntable I had to check to make sure I had it set at the right speed.


1-4 High Executioner


For at least a moment I thought I was either playing an album at 45 rpm, or I'd mistakenly slapped a Chipmunks record on ... High, fragile and somewhat shrill, namesake Caine's voice took a little getting use to. That said, once you got accustomed to it, he wasn't half bad. Largely penned by front man Caine, the album offered an entertaining mix of mainstream rock (though several numbers included horn arrangements).


1-5 Walk Out the Door


While nothing here was liable to knock your socks off, there were several first rate tracks. Powered by Bill Palmer's blazing guitar, 'Scarlet Skies' was a killer rocker (though it morphed into a weird slice of avant garde jazz. Before degenerating into a bad Vaudeville freak out, the opener '100 Fat Hairs' was kind of cute and 'High Executioner' sported some interesting and weird lyrics. Yes, if nothing else the album deserved acknowledgement for sporting one of


2-1 Introspection



2-2 This Girl’s Eyes


2-3 Dead Bed Lullaby


2-4 Brown Paper Dream


2-5 Leave It Up To You


That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

My Vinyl Attic – Shirley Eikhard – Child of the Present

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I definitely got this album from my dealer in Canada who used to send me Canadian music. I remember seeing Shirley, when she player Oshawa back in about 1977 or 8. It was a very small club, above some sort of restaurant. She sat on the stage and sang her songs. It made me think what a touch life musicians have.

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Shirley Eikhard - Child of the Present

Album Review
Recorded while still her in her late teens, Child of the Present is a definite step forward for Shirley Eikhard.


1-1 To Love


This second album allows of more of her personality to shine through than the first one did, and the over-production that plagued her debut is gone. Also, instead of being marketed as an Anne Murray protégée, Eikhard is now presenting herself as a singer/songwriter squarely in the Carole King mode (in fact, a peppy, poppy cover of King's "To Love" kicks off the album).


1-2 Sure Thing


The result of all this is a pretty good pop/rock outing with hints of blues, jazz, and country influences. Unfortunately, the backing band, while competent, is not quite up to Eikhard's level, which means that a slow blues like "Leave the Windows Open," which would be incendiary in the hands of Bonnie Raitt's band, is merely OK here.


1-3 Walk Away



Eikhard, though, is in fine voice throughout, and this album contains several songwriting gems awaiting rediscovery. As well, the standout track, "I Just Wanted You to Know," presages the jazzier direction Eikhard's career would take some 20 years later. ~ K.A. Scott, Rovi


1-4 I Wanna Know


Biography
Shirley Eikhard began her multi-faceted musical career at the ripe age of 12 when she was paid 15 dollars to sing "Ode to Billy Joe" and "Early Morning Rain." By the time she was 14, she had nailed a contract as a folk and country singer. In 1972, Eikhard began releasing singles and albums ending in a 1978 Greatest Hits album. After a hiatus of about ten years, she returned as a full-fledged jazz singer.


1-5 Play a Little Longer


Shirley Eikhard began her multi-faceted musical career at the ripe age of 12 when she was paid 15 dollars to sing "Ode to Billy Joe" and "Early Morning Rain." By the time she was 14, she had nailed a contract as a folk and country singer.


2-1 Child of the Present


In 1972, Eikhard began releasing singles and albums ending in a 1978 Greatest Hits album. After a hiatus of about ten years, she returned as a full-fledged jazz singer with her Going Home for Blue Note, which won the East Coast Music Award. Jazz wasn't new to Eikhard.


2-2 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore


She had been listening to the likes of Paul Desmond, Chick Corea, Flora Purim, and Cleo Laine, whom she met in 1973 and with whom she continues to correspond. With each ensuing album, Eikhard extended both her performing and composing horizons. This ever-increasing honing of her multifarious talents culminated in End of the Day, released in 2001.


2-3 Best Friend


There she composed the entire play list, played six instruments, produced, and did the engineering, all at her home studio. Like her performing, her skills as a composer were evident at an early age. At 15, she composed a guitar instrumental for Chet Atkins. Although she has been writing since she was quite young, at the urging of Hal David, half of the successful Hal David/Burt Bacharach team, she went on to refine her composing skill.


2-4 Leave the Windows Open


Her songs have since been recorded by such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Anne Murray, Rita Coolidge, Cher, and others. In addition to her own albums, she has appeared as a backup vocalist on albums by Emmylou Harris, Anne Murray, and more. Eikhard's major interests outside of music are the care and feeding of stray animals. Her musical listening preferences, like her performing, are eclectic and include John Coltrane, Ben Webster, Keith Jarrett, and Jeff Johnston.


2-5 – I Just Wanted You To Know


That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Vinyl Attic – White Duck – In Season


If you’d like to listen to this album or any other album I am posting here, just send me your email address at radiovickers1@gmail.com and I will put you on my list.  
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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

This album was purchased in an E-Bay auction. Steve B. had told me of its existence and from that moment, I was ever-vigilant until I captured my quarry. White Duck – In Season is the first musical sighting of one of the greatest American songwriters. The criminally undervalued John Hiatt. Steve had purchased the first White Duck album and been disappointed to find out that Mr. Hiatt was not on it. The second album, In Season from 1972, was pretty hard to track down. Once I got it, I spent a tremendous amount of time getting all the clicks and pops out of it. Now, with this new de-clicking software I have, it takes 30 seconds instead of a whole day and it’s much better. Sigh. If only I could have that time back. But alas, it and my hearing are gone forever.

Luckily, you don’t have to waste your life. You can hear a pretty pristine copy of the album right here. John only has two songs on the LP but Sail Away is one of his finest tunes. The other band members also put in some pretty fine songs. None up to the quality of John’s, however.

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White Duck – In Season

White Duck info stolen from this great site:

1-1 Carry Love


One of rock's best-kept secrets, John Hiatt is one of the most criminally underrated artists in recent decades. He is an immensely talented songwriter with a gritty voice that gives uncommon emotional depth to his songs. His career has spanned three decades and seven record labels.


1-2 Firewater



His 1987 masterpiece Bring the Family was a mild commercial breakthrough; it didn't make him a household name, but it finally brought him recognition and took him to the charts. Hiatt is highly revered by his fellow musicians; his music crosses several genres (rock, country, blues, and others) and numerous artists from all of those genres have covered his songs.


1-3 You Caught Me Laughin’


Hiatt made his first recording as a member of White Duck, a country-rock band. Hiatt was on board for the band's second and final album In Season in 1972. The four band members (Hiatt, Don Kloetzke, Mario Friedel, and Paul Tabet) each contribute songs as singers and songwriters. Hiatt's two songs are the record's high points. "You Caught Me Laughin' " sounds like the type of song that would turn up on one of Hiatt's first two solo albums; the other one, "Sail Away", sounds almost like vintage Hiatt. If a John Hiatt box set ever comes to exist, "Sail Away" would be deserving of inclusion.


1-4 Thank You


The songs contributed by Mario Friedel are almost as good as Hiatt's. Nearly half of the songs are written and sung by Don Kloetzke (who has a white duck sitting on his lap in the back cover photo); the quality of his contributions is inconsistent. Kloetzke shines on "Thank You" and "A Girl Who", but he overindulges on "Bull Island Boogie" and "Looney Tune", two oddball novelty songs in which Hiatt is not a credited player.


1-5 Sail Away


Producer: Buzz Cason
Musicians:
▪ John Hiatt (lead and backing vocals, guitar)
▪ Paul Tabet (drums)
▪ Mario Friedel (vocals, guitars)
▪ Don Kloetzke (vocals, backing vocals)
▪ Steve Mendell (bass)
▪ Lump Williams (bass)


2-1 Bull Island Boogie


Recorded at Creative Workshop, Nashville, TN.
Engineers: Travis Turk and Gene Lawson.


2-2 Honey, You'll Be Alright (Do What Ya Gotta Do)


2-3 Lazy Days


2-4 A Girl Who


2-5 Again


2-6 Looney Tune


John’s Wiki page is here:

Here is another great write-up on Mr. Hiatt

That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

My Vinyl Attic – Jeremiah

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I have no idea where I bought this album. It may have been off my dealer in Pennsylvania or I might have purchased it from Record Surplus on Pico in LA. Impossible to say. One would think that it would be stiflingly religious album, by the cover but it’s a rather pleasant pop album. In fact, the musical style and vocals are not that dissimilar from Paul McCartney. This album is well worth a listen.

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Jeremiah

Jeremiah info stolen from this great site:

1—Somewhere Someone


Band Members
- David Brown -- vocals, guitar, keyboards (1971)
- Karl Jarvi -- bass (1971)
- Denny Seiwell - drums, percussion (1971)
- Pat Walters -- lead guitar, vocals (1971)


1-2 Hey Now Baby


backing musicians:
- Kenny Asher -- keyboards
- Russell George -- bass
- Al Rosica -- keyboards
- Stuart Scharff -- bass
- Dave Spinosa -- lead guitar


1-3 Patience


These guys are a mystery to me (and apparently to virtually everyone else since the web doesn't seem to have any real information on them). There are a couple of references that indicate they were led by singer/keyboardist John Jeremiah, but the liner notes on their first self-titled album don't show a John Jeremiah. Anyone out there got the scoop? So what little do I know?


1-4 Sweet Rebecca

Bassist Karl Jarvi and lead guitarist Pat Walters had played in a number of North Carolina-based outfits including The Barons and the Paragons. Jarvi had also been in The New Mix with singer/guitarist David Brown. Drummer Seiwell went on to play with the Chicago-based Aliotta Haynes and then recorded a couple of mid-1970s albums with Paul McCartney and Wings.
1-5 Hey Baby Don’t you Cry


Produced by Allen Mirchin and Joe Palmer, 1971's "Jeremiah" offered up a very likeable set of orchestrated power-pop. Singer/guitarist Brown was credited with penning all eleven songs and displayed a gift for writing Paul McCartney-styled pop - 'Sweet Rebecca', 'Lady Ellen', and 'So Many Ways' recalled those insidiously catchy throwaway tunes that McCartney effortless churned out in the mid-1970s (complete with pounding keyboard stylings).


2-1 I Saw Your Picture in the Paper


'Hey Baby Don't You Cry' went back into the Beatles catalog sounding like 'Rocky Raccoon'. Similarly he had a highly commercial voice that occasionally recalled Eric Carmen doing his best Paul McCartney imitation. Emmitt Rhodes would be another good point of comparison. That was good news if you were a fan of McCartney's commercial leanings. Virtually every one of these songs would have sounded good on top-40 radio. Highlights including the pretty ballad 'Somewhere Someone', 'I Saw Your Picture In the Paper' (one of the best Beatlesque songs I've ever heard), 'The Lady Lives with Me', and the atypical rocker 'David Blue'.


2-2 The Lady Live With Me


The downside was that like McCartney, these guys occasionally got too clever and soppy for their own good. Too many ballads gave the album a 'sounds-the-same feel'. The album would have earned another star had they shaken up the tempo with a couple more straight ahead rockers. Elsewhere the unsung hero was guitarist Walters. His tasteful solos managed to salvage even the most sentimental schlock - check out his power chords on the ballad 'Hey Now Baby', 'So Many Ways', or the rocker 'Roll It Over'. Even with those criticisms this one was worth scoring. It's also an album I keep coming back to.


2-3 David Blue


2-4 Roll It Over


2-5 Lady Ellen


2-6 So Many Way


That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

My Vinyl Attic – Perth County Conspiracy - Kanada

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I think I bought this album in Canada (not Kanada). Probably at Star Records in Oshawa but I can’t really remember. There are some good tracks on this one. Probably not as consistent as Does Not Exist but well worth the listen, nonetheless. It was apparently recorded in Germany.
I can remember several of these guys being interviewed on the old Rainer Schwartz “Night Music” show on TV Ontario. I had no idea who they were, being just a young sapling at the time. I remember they said the first album should have been a double and their double live album should have been a single. I shall be posting bother of those in the future, so you’ll be able to make up your own mind about it.

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Perth County Conspiracy – Kanada

Perth info stolen from here:

Perth County Conspiracy, also known as Perth County Conspiracy (Does Not Exist) was a Canadian folk music group based in Stratford, Ontario. It was formed in 1969 and was active until at least 1977. The founding members were guitarist-singers Richard Keelan (formerly of the American band The Spike Drivers)and Cedric Smith, who were joined by Terry Jones (guitar, vocals), Michael Butler (bass) and George Taros (piano, vocals) and other friends and family members.

1-1 Old Ways/Hooray For the Farmer


1-2 Breaking Down the Walls


After two major label albums for CBS, the group went independent and released a string of records on their own. Bob Burchill (guitar, vocals) joined the group in 1973. They lived together as a commune, similar to the Grateful Dead. The music is characterised by its message-oriented lyrics and unconventional arrangements. The 1970 self-titled album features Shakespearian dialogue and audio collage elements mixed with folk and folk rock music that might place it in the genre of psych folk.


1-3 Heart of the Beast


1-4 Mother’s Blues


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1-5 Memory Stains – Lining Up To Go


1-6 Live With Me On Earth


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2-1 Touch a Spark


2-2 Military Spectatorship


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2-3 Richard’s Down


2-4 Dance of the Fat – You’re Growing


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2-5 Pioneer Song


2-6 The Voice in the Wilderness


Info about Perth County (The place)

Their Wiki page is here:

That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Vinyl Attic – Papa Nebo

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I bought this album back in Oshawa at the Canadian Tire Mall near the Beer Store. I think it was called Brewer’s Retail back then. It was the only place you could buy beer and they kept banker’s hours. I like this album, especially the first song, which is top notch stuff. The violin gives it a very nice musical flavor. I sure miss that record store. I found lots and lots of interesting albums there in the wire, cheapie racks.
This album is available on CD, so I will only be putting up a sampling of the songs.  I have put up some of these songs before in a blog, but I have remastered them here and I think the sound is superior. (of course not as good as the CD, but then again, this is the way it would have been heard, back in the day.

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Papa Nebo

Info Stolen from this great site:

Artist: Papa Nebo
Title: Papa Nebo
Year: 1971
Format: LP
Label: Atlantic


1-1 Lazy Day


PAPA NEBO which ultimately morphed into FREE BEER was described by legendary music exec Ahmet Ertegun who personally signed them to Atlantic Records as so fresh it’s amazing, an artist with a girl violinist, a jazz saxophone( Bob Mintzer, now leader of the Yellow Jackets), classical piano, hard rock guitar and soft country rock harmonies”.


1-2 Live in Missouri


Two years later the group splintered into FREE BEER headed by Michael Packer & Sandy Allen, two of the founding members of Papa Nebo. Free Beer recorded one album for Buddah and two albums for RCA. Produced by Alan Lorber.


1-3 Smile In the Sky

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2-1 I Feel It Inside



2-2 Smooth Pat


The Free and Papa Nebo albums have been reissued on Cd through the Iris Music Group at http://store.irismusicgroup.com/ (J.J. Hildreth)

That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off.

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.

My Vinyl Attic – Armando and His Orchestra - One Night in Venice

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This is Radio Vickers in the new Radio Vickers format. These are just songs I’m listening to at the moment. It might be a Finnish Thrash Metal song, a pop song or some piece of jazz. And you can listen along. I also have three bands, there videos are scatter hither and yon around my site. If you could give one or two of them and eye and an ear, I’d be ever so grateful.

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Well, I’ve been transferring my digital transfers back onto my computer from CD’s that I made about 10 years ago. Some of these albums, I don’t even remember transferring in the first place. Mostly, they’re in much better shape that I remember them being. Or perhaps my hearing has deteriorated so much in the past decade, that they just sound better because I can no longer hear the imperfections. They have to come off the CD’s been storing them on because most of my recordable CD’s from even five years ago, don’t play anymore. The info on the data discs I made is not accessible. If anyone else out there has stuff on recordable CD’s, I’d advise them to back it up now.

I think this is One Night In Venice by Armando and his Orchestra. (If there’s anyone out there who can confirm it, I’d be ever so grateful.) I know the title of the album and have a vague recollection that the above is the cover. If so, then this great little slab of vinyl is from 1956 and all the track titles are correct. If not, then I have no idea, until I managed to dig the real record out of my loft. Anyway, this is just such a time machine. You can just imagine sitting in your parents (or grandparents) living room and listening to this on the stereo cabinet. The plucked violins, the vocals, (which sound like they’re right out of Star Trek in places) it’s just so 1956.

Armando and his Orchstra
On Night in Venice

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1-1 Una Notte A Venezia


1-2 Xe Bel


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1-3 I Me Dise Ch'el Tempo Xe Belo


1-4 La Biondina In Gondoleta


1-5 Venezia La Luna E Tu


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1-6 Notorius


2-1 Laguna Argentata


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2-2 Maschere Veneziane


2-3 Da Chez Nous


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2-4 Voga Voga


2-5 Vecchia Europa


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2-6 Souvenir D'italie


That’s all for today. This is Radio Vickers signing off. CHOW!

NOW! If you could watch a couple of our humble videos, we would love you to death.

Death of The Author Brigade – I Am Your Waitress – A song for the working masses. Especially the working masses employed in the catering business.


Death of the Author Brigade – The Boy Next Door – A 60’s tinged classic.


Death of the Author Brigade – Simple Song – Kat will break your heart.


Don’t Tell Betsy – The beginning and end of all Zombie love songs.


Don’t Tell Betsy – On My Mind – A Stonsey-sexy rocker.