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Audio Archive 23-11-2023 - Return To Forever Plus!( 0:51:56)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Return to Forever was the band that really popularised the merging jazz and other musical forms that became known as 'fusion.' Founded in 1972 by Chick Corea, the band bought to prominence musicians such as Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke. In this show we play tracks from both Return to Forever as well as solo pieces by band members (notably the Chick Corea track Return To Forever which started the whole shebang off). Listen to an hour of beautifully crafted, funky, jazz-adjacent music.
Published: 23/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 16-11-2023 - Patti Smith, Punk Laureate( 0:54:1)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase the massive talent and artistry of Patti Smith. Her contributions to the world of music are huge, but they are only part of her oeuvre, but this is what we focus on this week. From chart success (Because the Night, penned with Bruce Springsteen), to tone-poems set to music, to the sheer energy of pure Rock her music does what art does at the highest level, transcends boundaries. With special guests Television and the MC5.
Published: 16/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 09-11-2023 - Stanley Clarke - Supplying Your Funky Needs( 0:53:50)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. The American Bassist Stanley Clarke bought his instrument to a level of prominence that had been somewhat lacking in jazz to that time. A founding member of the epochal jazz-fusion band Return to Forever (with Chick Corea and Al Di Meola) he went on to sell pout headline tours and make gold records. Featuring some great jazz as well as some superb funk Stanley brings the funky business like few other artists!
Published: 9/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 02-11-2023 - Prog Or Not!( 0:52:4)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. In this show Matt brings in a selection of progressive rock, both old and new. Contrasting between the classic sounds of Santana, Colosseum, Spirit and Sunfighter with modern bands (Oh Sees, Vovoid, Death!), Matt makes the case that progressive music is still being made in the modern rock era.
Published: 2/11/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 26-10-2023 - Eddie's Acquisitions August 2023( 0:56:36)       
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Hosted by Eddie. August was a particularly good month for my vinyl collection (I even got a bonus stamp collection in one album!). This show includes scores from 2nd-hand shops, record fairs and one album was gifted to me. Featuring The Isley Brothers (covering Seals & Crofts!), Santana, Mink Deville and the Crusaders and a special showcase, Rufus Thomas live!
Published: 26/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 19-10-2023 - Gerry Mulligan( 0:57:32)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Gerry Mulligan was a jazz musician who was a major component of the 'cool jazz' movement of the early 1950's. He bought a lightness of tone to the baritone saxophone and was considered a masterful composer and arranger as well as a player. In this show we play a selection of Mulligan playing both standards and his own compositions, Listen to an hour of the coolest of cool jazz!
Published: 19/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 12-10-2023 - Prog Rides Again!( 0:54:47)       
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Hosted by Matt, Eddie and Glen. All three presenters are gathered for another installment of Prog Rock. Drawing from Matt's extensive vinyl collection we play a selection of songs from some bands that you will no doubt recognise and some you wont. We feature; Genesis, Gentle Giant, The Red Buddha Theatre (featuring Stormu Yamashita), Jethro Tull and in the second part of the show we showcase the Japanese prog of Spectrum 3 with a truly epic musical suite of greatness!
Published: 12/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 05-10-2023 - El Chico Strikes Again! - Chico Hamilton( 0:52:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Chico Hamilton was a jazz drummer from Los Angeles who worked extensively in both music and film/television (Gerald McBoing-Boing!). Forming his own band in the 1950's he made a number of albums and even had chart success with Conquistadores. We present a selection of standards and originals from one of the great West-Coast jazzmen.
Published: 5/10/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-09-2023 - Classic Rock - The Rolling Stones vs The Who( 0:54:45)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Two great Rock bands side by side. Although both bands play Rock music their styles are very different, but there are a number of striking similarities between the Who and the Rolling Stones. Both have flambouyant frontmen, extremely talented guitarists, phlegmatic bass players and unique individuals as drummers. Oh, and some great tunes as well. Listen to two great rock acts square off!
Published: 28/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-09-2023 - Funkadelic-Parliament P-Funk( 0:54:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Welcome to the crazy world of George Clinton! In the 1970's he fused rock, soul and R+B into a new musical form, Funk. He formed two bands Funkadelic and Parlament to bring his unique vision to the world, in the process he relieved James Brown of his bass player and horn line. In this episode of the Audio Archive we bring you an hour of the pure, uncut funk as the Mothership descends and your host, Dr Funkenstein, emerges in a cloud of fragrant smoke...
Published: 21/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-09-2023 - Blues Legends( 0:51:51)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. This time we have a great selection of blues for you. Five great artists playing some classic blues songs. We feature some of the biggest names in blues: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lightning Hopkins, howling Wolf and Big Bill Broonzy. Listen to an hour of the best blues ever!
Published: 14/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-09-2023 - Indy Throwdown: Moodists vs. Clock DVA( 0:54:7)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode we compare and contrast two rather obscure 1980's indy bands. In the black corner we have the Moodists, an Australian indy-rock band which formed in Melbourne in 1980. And in the other black corner we have Clock DVA, an English industrial band formed in 1978. Have you heard of either band? Which one is the better band? Tune into the Audio Archive and find out!
Published: 7/09/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 31-08-2023 - Ben Webster - Cottontail( 0:52:50)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Ben Webster was an American tenor saxophonist best known for his work with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He used the same saxophone (Ol' Betsy) from 1938 until his death in 1973. His delicate phrasing has to be heard to be believed, but he also earned the nickname "The Brute" for his abrasive personality after a few drinks. We play a selection of standards and Ellingtonia, featuring his signature tune Cotton Tail.
Published: 31/08/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 24-08-2023 - Blue Oyster Cult( 0:55:51)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. All three of us are toget5her in the studio for an hour of Blue Oyster Cult. This American rock band has sold over 25 million records despite being avowedly non-commercial. Drawing from Matt's extensive collection we present tracks from the albums (deep breath): Tyranny & Mutation, Secret Treaties, Agents of Fortune, Spectres, Cultosaurus Erectus, Fire of Unknown Origin and Club Ninja!
Published: 24/08/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 17-08-2023 - 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming.( 0:54:42)       
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Hosted by Eddie. 23 Skidoo were a British band that formed in 1979 as a confluence of the industrial, independent and dance music genres. Bringing a sound heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and Asian music (especially percussion) their sound was like no other band of it's era. In this show we feature The Culling Is Coming a drum ritual that was performed at the first WOMAD Festival in 1982 (in Britain). Wild, unusual and deeply rhythmical this is truly music from the fringes.
Published: 17/08/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 10-08-2023 - Johnny Hodges - The Duke's Right Hand( 0:54:15)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Johnny Hodges was an American alto saxophonist of rare talent. He spent many years as part of Duke Ellington's Jazz Orchestra. In this show we bring the man known as 'Rabbit' out of the shadows and let his saxophone speak for itself. With a selection of great tracks by a great artist, listen to an hour of the man that John Coltrane (!) described as "the world's greatest saxophone player."
Published: 10/08/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 03-08-2023 - Roxy Music - Vaguely Chronological( 0:55:58)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. We welcome Matt back into the studio after a hiatus of several months with this show featuring the mighty Roxy Music. A band that straddled both the popular and esoteric, featuring the talents of Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay (among others), Roxy Music laid the groundwork for many of the New Romantic bands that followed them. We feature both classic tracks as well as some that you wont have heard on commercial radio. Also, welcome back Matt!
Published: 3/08/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 27-07-2023 - All-Star Casts( 0:53:58)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. We welcome Matt back after too long a break. He has bought a selection of albums by those bands formed by groups of 'name' musicians. Often the group's name is simply the surnames of the stars involved. As ever we have an eclectic selection, but this week with extra talent!
Published: 27/07/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 20-07-2023 - Buddy Rich - Big Swing Face( 0:52:56)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Buddy Rich wasn't two when his parents incorporated into their vaudeville act. No surprise that he went on to become a bandleader and one of the most influential drummers of all time in any genre. Listen to an hour of big-band music at its most entertaining, with special guest Mel Torme.
Published: 20/07/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 13-07-2023 - Magazine - Indy-Rock Supergroup( 0:52:51)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. In 1977 Howard Devoto left the Buzzcocks and founded his own band, Magazine. He wanted to explore new musical directions and recruited a very strong lineup to do this with. I have all four albums from their classic period (1977 - 1982) as well as the live album Play. Magazine did not last long but they left a great legacy that still stands up 40-odd years later.
Published: 13/07/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 06-07-2023 - Nick Cave - The Early Years (R-Rated)( 0:54:18)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this show I'm featuring the powerful and confronting music of Nick Cave, an Australian singer, author, poet, screenwriter, composer and actor. In the early 1980's he was very much the wild man of off-centre music, with wild performances and provocative material. I feature selections from records with names like Drunk On The Pope's Blood and Mutiny in Heaven so be warned, this show goes hard - just like it's source.
Published: 6/07/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 29-06-2023 - Don Byas - Moderately Obscure( 0:54:58)       
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An eclectic music (and sometimes comedy) show from Eddie, Matt, and Glen and their extensive vinyl collections, produced by Manawatū People's Radio with support from New Zealand On Air. Hosted by Glen and Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase an artist who, through no fault of their own, did not get the recognition they deserved. Don Byas was an American saxophonist who spent the majority of his career playing in Europe and never got the attention his great talent deserved. After all this is the man that Count Basie shoulder-tapped when he needed a replacement for Lester Young. Listen to an hour of cool jazz and rich tones played by a master of his instrument.
Published: 29/06/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 22-06-2023 - Silverfish and Guests (R18)( 0:50:32)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this show I'm playing late-1980's punk rock, so be warned! The band I'm showcasing is The Silverfish, a British band that didn't make many records but boy-o-boy they made an unholy racket. Get ready to have the wax knocked out of your ears with an hour of unrestrained mayhem! With guests Arsenal, Tar and the mighty Butthole Surfers as guests.
Published: 22/06/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 15-06-2023 - Charlie Christian: The Man With The Electrified Guitar( 0:52:5)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. As if being a truly great jazz guitarist wasn't enough. Charlie Christian might not have been the first person to put an electric pickup on his guitar but his name goes down in history as the first lead guitarist. Starting with Benny Goodman's band he moved the guitar out of the rhythm section and made it a instrument for jazz solos in its own right. He never got to see the full effects of what he started but few people have influenced modern music to such a degree, a true innovator.
Published: 15/06/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 08-06-2023 - Children's Hour Featuring Max Cryer( 0:51:25)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Well, it has been a while since we did a storytime show so we are pulling out the big guns for this one! The first half of the show features Max Cryer with a couple of stories and songs (including Ray Columbus as a guest!) while in the second part of the show we have the classic 'Sparky and the Talking Train.' Something here for children of all ages!
Published: 8/06/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 01-06-2023 - Phil Manzanera - 801( 0:53:27)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. When your career begins as the lead guitarist for Roxy Music there isn't really anywhere up you can go. But Phil Manzanera certainly didn't go downhill after his stint with that band. This show covers his post-Roxy work, both solo albums and as part of the mega-supergroup 801. Listen to some of the best Prog-Rock played by the best musicians, the list of stellar contributors is far to long to list here, just awesome.
Published: 1/06/2023 11:00:00 p.m.

An eclectic music (and occasionally comedy) show hosted by vinyl enthusiasts Eddie, Matt, and Glen who provide a themed show each week from their extensive record collections.

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Produced By: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio

Language: English

Category: Music

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