#1447 A Little More Line

Everyone needs some wiggle room here & there.
Old Time Religion Radio Hour is back LIVE after my brief absence. I’ve got a new daughter, a flask full of whiskey and an hour of vintage rock, soul and more for your aural enjoyment. Damn good way to spend a chilly evening. Let’s boogie.

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Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

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It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start.

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Robert Fripp was a different story. “21st Century Schizoid Man” hooked me on King Crimson and Fripp’s white-magic guitar wizardry right away. When they were heavy they were SO heavy, but Fripp would always take you on a journey high and low and all points in between. I’m not exaggerating when I say, for my young self, it was a revelation.

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In 1972 the pair decided to cut a record together. Using two tape machines Eno alternately recorded and looped Fripp’s guitar playing, creating two aurally dense tracks that each took up one full side of the LP.

The album was released under the title “No Pussyfooting” on Island Records in late 1973, and everyone just HATED it. It didn’t chart in the U.S. or the U.K. and was dismissed by critics and even the label.

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After a successful solo career from Eno, several more awesome King Crimson records, and a re-release in the ’80s, “No Pussyfooting” built up a respectful following as an early entry in what became a collaboration that, 41 years later, is still going strong.

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Check out this week’s episode for an excerpt from Side A of “No Pussyfooting” in the OTRRH Archive at http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour/1446-thingummyjig.html

#1446: Thingummyjig

I spend quite a bit of time each week figuring out what songs I’ll use for the bumper music during the show. It serves to keep the momentum rolling during the bits where I have to do some talking and connect one block to the next. So this week I decided to use the hour to highlight some of the instrumental treasures the ’60s & ’70s left us. Archives below, enjoy and have a great week!

Linda Lyndell, rocking that Dusty Springfield vibe…

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Linda Lyndell was a 22 year old Gainsville girl who’d cut her teeth singing soul on tour with a number of soul legends. Otis Redding got her in at STAX, and her 2nd single “What A Man” peaked at #50 on the Billboard chart in 1968.
Some groups, both black & white, didn’t like a white girl singing “black” music & after a wave of threatening letters Linda retired from the biz and went back to Florida. Though rumors say she’s planning a comeback…
Featured on the latest #OTRRH, in the Archive:
http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour/1445-mad-about-the-girl.html

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Meet Alice.

Because of the young lady on the left I’m going to be much quieter these next weeks.

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I have some brand new prerecorded shows lined up starting with the Halloween special this Weds, and the latest episode (feat tunes from #RobbieBasho #HowardWales #EddySenay & more) airs Tues at 10pmBST/5pmEST on http://www.AffinityRadio.net.

If that’s not enough hit up my Archives at:
http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour
or
http://m.mixcloud.com/OldTimeReligionRadioHour.

Thanks to everyone for the support & well wishes, I’ll be live on-air again in a few weeks!

R.I.P. Jack Bruce

Well, that’s a pretty big one.

The man cultivated a real thunderous bass sound, whether with Cream or any of his other heavy blues projects. Every group he was in was a “supergroup” before the term even existed in rock music.

Then he nurtured his psychedelic side throughout his solo albums, often adopting a folksy feel, keeping it tender.

Whether or not you like everything he did (I don’t, to be honest) you can’t deny Jack was a huge presence in a crazy and amazing time in rock history.

Much respect. Rest easy, Jack.

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OTRRH & Affinity Radio!

Hi everyone,

You might have already heard this news, but it bears repeating.  In addition to being able to hear all the vintage power of the show on it’s home station, BBOXRadio.com, some nice folks in the UK have decided syndicate OTRRH every week!

Every Tuesday at 10pm BST (that’s 5pm here in NYC) you can hear the latest episode streaming on http://www.AffinityRadio.net.  The folks over there have been nothing but kind so far, and are just trying to keep vintage music alive via their small online operation in Kent, UK.

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Thanks so much to everyone who continues to listen, and again to the nice folks at Affinity.  Now my UK listeners can hear the show late Tuesday if they like, instead of first thing Thursday morning.  I’ll continue to get this great music out into the world every way that I can!

-Adam E. Industry

Not a gospel show. Psychedelic, soul, hard rock vintage rarities & their modern offspring. LIVE every Sat 10:30amEST BBOXRadio.com & Tues 10pmUK AffinityRadio.net!