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Vinyl Cave: "Bing: A Musical Autobiography" by Bing Crosby

Due to general musical omnivorousness, I've dabbled in listening to Bing Crosby, one of the most commercially successful -- and possibly most influential -- male vocalists of the 20th century. But so far, I've never been sufficiently struck to spin anything more than once. more »

Jan 11, 2015 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Going Up?" by The Bama Lamas

"Going Up?", the new LP by The Bama Lamas, sounds as if it were being beamed direct to your turntable from AM radio circa 1963 ... at least, if one were within range of a radio station that played a lot of frat rock. more »

Jan 4, 2015 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Aerial Ballet" by Nilsson

Along with the resurgence of vinyl reissues overwhelming the market in recent years has come a surprising amount of LPs featuring mono mixes, and not just for albums that don't have a good (or any) stereo mix. more »

Dec 28, 2014 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: Dollar bin diving with Racey, Jeffrey Cain, Dan Sorkin

Believe it or not, I haven't been going too bonkers picking up weird bargain bin LPs lately. It's partly because I still have a pile of past purchases that weren't keepers and need to find new homes, and partly because the pickings have been somewhat slim in recent months. more »

Dec 14, 2014 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Heavy" by Iron Butterfly

Another autumn mini-edition of Record Store Day came and went this past Black Friday. It must be said: Like many other LPs in the current "vinyl revival," the pricing on some of the special releases is getting pretty ridiculous. more »

Dec 7, 2014 2:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Back Door Men" by The Shadows of Knight

One of many children of the Stones to emerge in 1966, The Shadows of Knight blasted out of the suburbs of Chicago via radios across the nation with their cover of Them's "Gloria." Though Them and Van Morrison's original version actually did scrape into the "Billboard" charts in the summer of 1965, it was just a bit too risque to gain much traction with wary radio programmers. Early the following year, in stepped these Midwesterners to ride to the Top Ten with a slightly lyrically-cleansed version. more »

Oct 5, 2014 1:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Love it to Death" by Alice Cooper

Dedicated music listeners probably all have fond memories of the records which sent him or her down the rabbit hole of collecting favorite artists or genres. One disc that warped me as a child was a pretty good-sized hit in 1971: "Love it to Death" by Alice Cooper. more »

Sep 21, 2014 1:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "The Ballad of Todd Rundgren" by Runt

Todd Rundgren has been confounding the expectations of both his hardcore fans and detractors alike since appearing on the national music scene as a member of Nazz in the late 1960s. Nazz's debut album positioned them as UK-influenced hard rockers, but by the second disc the band had morphed into a more piano-based sound, largely due to Rundgren's songwriting. more »

Aug 31, 2014 1:00 PM Vinyl Cave

Vinyl Cave: "Land of 1000 Dances" by Chris Kenner

For a certain type of collector, vintage record label stock advertising sleeves can inspire a search for albums it can take years to locate. One prime example is Atlantic/Atco and its associated labels, which maintained company sleeves well into the 1970s. more »

Jul 27, 2014 1:00 PM Vinyl Cave


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