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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Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Roger Miller - Featuring Dang Me



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There are no real good pics of this cover that I could find so I took this one myself.  Excellent sound on this record.  I don't hear any pops or clicks or distortion.  Miller was a bit of an under-achiever later in his life but had some real talent early on.  This is pretty enjoyable stuff. 

 01 Chug-a-Lug


02 The Moon is High
03 Private John Q
04 Lou's got the flu
05 It takes all kinds to make a world
06 feel of me
07 Dang me
08 Got 2 Again
09 I Ain't Comin' Home tonight
10 that's why I love you like I do
11 Squares make the world go round
12 If you want me to

 Roger Miller Featuring Dang Me! is Smash Records' third configuration of Miller's debut album, originally released in 1964 as Roger and Out and soon thereafter as Dang Me!/Chug-A-Lug to advertise the hit singles. Miller unveiled his unique scat-singing novelty persona on these 11 cuts, and enjoyed two of the biggest hits of his career. The album is packed with songs that were widely covered, from the oft-quoted "The Moon Is High" ("and so am I") to "If You Want Me To," which could have been the blueprint for one of Jeff Foxworthy's standup comedy routines. Some lesser-known but highly entertaining songs are tucked in between, like "Squares Make the World Go Round" and "Got 2 Again." Here is the birth of one of the most beloved and original sounds in American country music.


My Vinyl Attic - The Anthony B. Quarrington Limitation Pesents - Top Ten Written All Over It (1978)



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The sound on this record is great.  No problems that I can here.  It's quite silly in spots and folkie/poppy in others.  I guess one of the real draws for this record is that Daniel Lanois' involvement.  Also, it's Canadian.  That's a big positive for Radio Vickers. 

 01 hawayah (hawaii)


02 ship of zion
03 atlanta
04 carnival
05 just like-ceremony
06 streetcar angel
07 behind those swinging doors
08 angel's cry
09 lumsden st. beanery
10 child of the rain
11 king kong

Friday, October 4, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Van Stoecklein - The Grey Life (1968)



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The vinyl sounds in really good shape.  The first song is reminiscent of Glen Campbell mixed with John Harford.   




Info brazely stolen from Red Telephone 66
Visit this site - there's great info on all kinds of bands and albums.


If I didn’t know better, I’d swear that Val Stoecklein was a fiction; an amalgam of various sixties casualties that came from the overactive mind of some fledgling novelist or screenwriter.
Val somehow managed to take Nick Drake’s overwhelming shyness, Phil Ochs’ bipolar disorder, Syd Barrett’s disastrous experimentation with LSD, and Roky Erickson’s experience with ECT, and blend them all into one truly unfortunate soul. Although he lived for another quarter-century, it could fairly be said that by the time of 1969′s Grey Life, he was already unreachable.
What’s masterful about the album is that it takes advantage of the listener’s innocence. The album is ostensibly a series of harmless vignettes concerning love gone wrong. At first, it seems to draw upon the same regal melancholia as Pearls Before Swine. It’s as though you are staring at a beautiful, sad painting hanging on a wall.
But as the album continues, the sense of melancholy expands exponentially. This is no mere tale of bittersweet parting. No, she’s not coming back! She doesn’t love you! She never loved you, she never wants to see you again, and the baby isn’t yours! When the record ends with the words “I feel like dying!”, the only reply is cold, desolate silence.
It’s too late by then. The listener is shocked by the revelation that there is nothing beautiful here at all! Grey Life is a desolate swampland, a journey through Stoecklein’s own private hell! Rather than commiserate with him, you frantically looking for a way to escape before you’re trapped here too! Where Ochs and Drake found resignation, Stoecklein finds sheer unabating agony. It never quite left him. After hearing this harrowing album, I fear it may never quite leave me! (ochsfan RYM)
Track Listing
  1. Say It’s Not Over
  2. Now’s The Time
  3. I can’t Have Yesterday
  4. Color Her Blue
  5. French Girl Affair
  6. Morning Child
  7. Possibility I Was Wrong
  8. Seven Days Away From You
  9. Sounds Of Yesterday
  10. I’ll Make It Up To You
  11. Second Ending
  12. All The Way Home
  13. I Wonder Who I’ll Be Tomorrow




My Vinyl Attic - Kasentetz-Katz - Super Circus (1968)



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The condition of this album is really good.  Almost no distortion or pops and clicks.  It has that Buddha Records sound.  Very goofy and not typical silly pop from the period.

Sample Song
01 - Shake



01 Shake
02 let me introduce you
03 easy to love
04 log in fire
05 quick joey small
06 i'm in love with love
07 n.y. woman
08 up in the air
09 I got it bad for you
10 rumble '69
11 super circus

My Vinyl Attic - Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods - self titled (1974)



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The sound is great on this one, albeit very 70's pop sounding.  There are some enjoyable songs from the period including Billy Don't Be a Hero.

01 girl don't make me wait

 02 who do you think you are
03 fool's way of love
04 hang your lamp in the window
05 deeper and deeper
06 goodnight and good morning
07 billy don't be a hero
08 goodbye holly, goodbye
09 keep on believin' love
10 don't every look back
11 the last blues song
 




Info Stolen shamelessly from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Donaldson_and_The_Heywoods



·                    Robert Walter "Bo" Donaldson

·                    Mike Gibbons -

·                    David Krock -

·                    Rick Joswick - l

·                    Gary Coveyou -

·                    Baker Scott - 

·                    Richard Brunetti

·                    Mike Adams- lead vocals from late 1975-1978 then again when the group reformed in 1996 and started doing retro shows until 2008 when he joined The Ultimate Stones to become "Mick Jagger" in the Greatest Rolling Stones Tribute band.




Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Bobby Darin - Twist With Bobby Darin (1961)


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 Considering the age of this vinyl, it's in excellent condition.  No distortion and I don't hear any real problems through the speakers.  Bobby was a talented guy.  He may have had his ups and downs but it was all entertaining.


 01 bullmoose


02 early in the morning
03 mighty mighy man
04 you know how
05 somebody to love
06 multiplication
07 irresistible you
08 queen of the hop
09 you must have been a beautiful baby
10 keep a walkin'
11 pity miss kitty
12 I ain't sharin' sharon.

My Vinyl Atttic - Dillinger - Dillinger (1974)


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The sound is really good on this record.  Nice music too.  I bought this at Record Surplus on Pico.  It is a radio station copy and I don't think it was played much.  Well worth checkingout.

 01 People

02 City Man
03 Nature's Way
04 Live and Return


The write-up is stolen from this site.  They are selling a CD copy.  Mine is from the original vinyl. 


 Dillinger album for sale by Dillinger was released Jun 06, 2006 on the Unidisc label. Dillinger (not to be confused with the reggae band of the same name) was a Canadian progressive band from Toronto, Ontario. The band's debut self-titled album was originally released on the Daffodil Records label in 1974. The album contains three original songs composed by the band and a superb cover of the song "Nature's Way," originally done by Spirit on The 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus album. Dillinger's music is a complex, guitar-and-organ fronted progressive sound which moves from jazz to blues and features a variety of instruments including piano, synthesizers, flute, sax, acoustic and electric guitars bass, and percussion. In places the band sounds like Santana, while in other places like Iron Butterfly or Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Dillinger has a unique sound for a Canadian band that attracted more attention in Europe than it did in North America. With long songs and drawn-out solos, Dillinger is more or less one of your typical early-'70s progressive bands, nothing special, but nonetheless interesting and typical of the genre. This release by Unidisc is a straight reissue of the original album at a budget price and contains no bonus tracks. ~ Keith Pettipas.