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Audio Archive 26-01-2023 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band( 0:54:22)       
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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.
Published: 26/01/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 19-01-2023 - Soundtracks( 0:53:11)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. This episode of the Audio Archive features the soundtracks from four great films. Cinema and music have always been closely linked, but in some films the music plays a major role and we have selected two pairs of great films. In the first half we feature the Blues Brothers (starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) and the Jim Jarmusch film Mystery Train, playing some classic R&B, Rock and Roll and Blues.
Published: 19/01/2023 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 29-12-2022 - Japan( 0:53:3)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Japan were an English band that formed in Catford (South London) in 1974. The name was initially a placeholder until the band could think of something else, they never did. Associated with the New Wave movement more because of their clothes and manner rather than their music, which had more depth and nuance than many other bands of that genre.
Published: 29/12/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 22-12-2022 - The Crusaders( 0:54:39)       
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Hosted by Eddie. The Jazz Crusaders formed in 1960 and shortened their name to widen their appeal in 1971. They were able to play in many styles and reached their commercial apex with the 1979 release Street Life featuring Randy Crawford on vocals. This show features tracks from Soul Shadows (a Japanese compilation), Free As The Wind and Scratch (a live set). Scratch is notable as the cover is bright pink, a visual pun, as it is the colour of Pepto-Bismol an American brand of antacid.
Published: 22/12/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 15-12-2022 - Son Of Prog( 0:55:58)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. At the Audio Archive we love complex music and one of these genres is Prog(ressive) Rock. Expanding on the basic forms of rock and blues music Prog takes in many other musical styles and adds extra artistic elements. This show is one of a series in which we explore this fascinating music, one hour at a time. In this episode we feature Family, Isotope, Spirit, Jack Bruce, Laura Nyro and Genesis.
Published: 15/12/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 08-12-2022 - The Genius Of Bud Powell (R18)( 0:55:57)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. On the Audio Archive we have a number of artists that we return to again and again. Bud Powell, a fantastically talented jazz pianist, is one of those. His influence on the world of jazz is enormous but he is almost unknown outside of that. This is yet another chance to hear one of the absolute best pianists I have had the privilege of listening to as he plays a selection of standards and his own compositions.
Published: 8/12/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 01-12-2022 - New York circa 1980( 0:51:23)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In the late 1970's/early 1980's the music scene in New York was extremely diverse and we try to capture some of that feel in this show. The first half of the show features Sugar Hill records (and the birth of Hip-Hop) while the second part covers acts that appeared at the infamous CBGB's club. Featuring an array of acts such as Blondie, the Ramones, Grandmaster Flash, Television, Talking Heads and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. This show can only scratch the surface of 80's NY.
Published: 1/12/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 24-11-2022 - Public Image Limited( 0:52:8)       
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Hosted by Eddie. With the dissolution of the sex Pistols, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) formed a veritable supergroup to further his musical ambitions. His aim was to create an anti-rock band to play anti-music. In this episode we track the early years of Public Image Limited (PiL). We showcase the self-titled first album, Second Edition (also released as Metal Box in a metal box) and also take a listen to the late 80's album Happy?
Published: 24/11/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 17-11-2022 - Axis of Groove( 0:53:43)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. We are trying something new with this show. We are taking two very different artists (Robert Palmer and the Meters) and showcasing them using the point at which they connected (Allen Toussaint - New Orleans Producer/Composer). We also feature Robert Palmer's first major group, Vinegar Joe (with Elke Brooks), Doctor John and Little Feat (the is a Lowell George connection here as well!)
Published: 17/11/2022 9:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 10-11-2022 - Great Indy Rock - Blurt and Young Gods( 0:52:50)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this episode I feature two great, yet obscure, bands. While Blurt formed in England in the late 1970s and the Young Gods in the 1980s they both approach their music with both energy and imagination. Listen in to hear some great off-beat music.
Published: 10/11/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 03-11-2022 - Blues Triple Threat( 0:49:6)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase three great American bluesmen; Washboard Sam. Memphis Slim and Big Bill Broonzy. Each was a talented musician in their own right, but when they combined their talents (featured here on the Washboard Sam selections) they create some awesomely bluesy music!
Published: 3/11/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 27-10-2022 - Charles Mingus( 0:54:31)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Charles Mingus is considered to have been one of jazz music's greatest composers and performers. His great talent, refusal to compromise his artistic integrity and volcanic temper led to many fraught scenes, on-stage eruptions and arguments and even fistfights with his fellow musicians. Listen to classic tracks such as Better Git It In Your Soul, The Chill Of Death and (with the NZ connection) Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (which is a eulogy dedicated to Lester Young).
Published: 27/10/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 20-10-2022 - Can( 0:55:24)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In This episode of the Audio Archive we showcase the German group Can. Founded in the 1960's and drawing from jazz, electronica and avant-garde art they created a body of music that has become vastly influential. We play tracks from several great albums, notably the epochal Tago Mago. Listen to what was the future of music 50 years ago, and still is today!
Published: 20/10/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 13-10-2022 - Sonny Rollins - The Vinyl Show( 0:55:24)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Sonny Rollins is rightly known as the 'Saxophone Colossus.' He is one of the most influential living jazz musicians. In this show we play a selection of tracks drawn from our vinyl collections. The albums we showcase here are; Saxophone Colossus, Freedom Suite and Way Out West. Compare and contrast with our other show using our CDs.
Published: 13/10/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 06-10-2022 - Sonny Rollins (the CD show)( 0:56:5)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. In this show we play the work of one of the greatest living jazz artists, Sonny Rollins. For this show we are using our collection of Sonny Rollins CDs. Featured albums are Horn Culture, Work Time and the Cutting Edge (featuring the incomparable Rufus Harley playing Jazz bagpipe!)
Published: 6/10/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 29-09-2022 - Matt's 2022 Rock Scores( 0:51:43)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. We had thought that last year was great, but 2022 has been even better for our vinyl collections. In this episode Matt plays some of the great Rock and Blues he has acquired this year. We showcase some classic British Rock Bands; Procul Harem, Uriah Heep, King Crimson, ELO, Wishbone Ash and Roxy Music. The Blues are represented by The Johnny Winter Band, Jack Bruce and Rory Gallagher. An hour of the good stuff!
Published: 29/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 22-09-2022 - Obscure Indy Showcase( 0:53:44)       
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Hosted by Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase two lesser-known British bands from the post-punk era. The Associates (a Scottish band) featuring tracks from their singles compilation Fourth Drawer Down. The Comsat Angles (from Sheffield) made several albums but never found the recognition afforded other acts.
Published: 22/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 15-09-2022 - The Fall - The Early Years( 0:55:21)       
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Hosted by Eddie. The Fall were a British band that defied any attempt to force them into a pigeonhole. Led by the inspirational and acerbic Mark E. Smith the Fall put out over 30 albums in a career that lasted from the 1970's to the late 2010's. In this episode we showcase the Fall from the late 1970's to about 1983, featuring tracks from the albums Dragnet, Live At The Witch Trials and Grotesque. Listen to some of the most truly original independent music made in the 20th century.
Published: 15/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 08-09-2022 - Chuck Berry - The Father Of Rock N Roll( 0:50:37)       
Episode Information
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.
Published: 8/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 01-09-2022 - Miles Davis - Electric Miles( 0:55:45)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Miles Davis is one of the world's most well-known jazz musicians. In the late 1960's he changed his entire repertoire and musical style and adopted a modern sound that introduced elements of rock, soul and funk into his music. This episode of the Audio Archive takes you back to that time with selections from two great albums; On The Corner and the epochal Bitches Brew.
Published: 1/09/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 25-08-2022 - Matt's Clearance Sale Scores( 0:53:22)       
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Hosted by Matt. Eddie and Glen. If you are a regular listener to the Audio Archive you will know that one of our passions is collecting records. Recently Matt obtained a large number of new vinyls in a clearance sale and this show is the result. We feature an eclectic selection of both old and new music for you, from great old sounds such as the Meters and Ohio Players to new music from Ty Segal, Sleater Kinney and the New Orleans band Cha Wa (check these guys out, they are awesome!)
Published: 25/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 18-08-2022 - Eumir Deodato( 0:56:15)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode we showcase the talents of the Brazillian jazz-fusion musician Eumir Deodato. You may not recognise the name but we think that you may well recognise his music as it was widely used in film and television. We play a selection of his work that covers many, but not all, of the many facets of this diverse musician.
Published: 18/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 11-08-2022 - Classic Comedy: The Goons( 0:57:54)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. If you grew up in New Zealand in the 50's, 60's or 70's you were probably exposed to the Goons at some point. A trio of (very) eccentric talents in the form of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe created a surreal world that they bought to life on live radio. This episode of the Audio Archive features two Goon Shows complete with musical interludes, as they were broadcast. We feature; The Rent Collectors and The Nasty Affair At The Burami Oasis.
Published: 11/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 04-08-2022 - Seriously Prog( 0:53:42)       
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Hosted by Matt. Glen and Eddie. Prog (progressive) Rock is a musical genre that was formed in the 1960's from a fusion of Rock with other musical forms (jazz, folk, classical etc.) We at the Audio Archive do like our prog so this will be the first of several explorations into the strange world of prog. This episode features a selection of 'classic' prog and some artists that we feel fit the prog mode without actually declaring themselves as such.
Published: 4/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.