New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our irregularly updated #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm. Listen in @tunein at http://tun.in/sfAtE
Although we usually highlight new albums in the Album of the Week slot, this year we head back 50 years to the release of the O’Jays breakthrough album. The group had been around since the late 1950s, but it was Back Stabbers that took them to the big time, particularly with the single “Love Train” which was their biggest and best known hit. This album belongs in any serious soul collection and has been described as “the Pinnacle of Philly soul”.
New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our irregularly updated #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday. Listen in @tunein at https://tunein.com/radio/New-Zealand-Net-Radio-s305138/
We usually highlight new music in our Album of the Week slot, but Elton John just turned 75, and he’s an absolute legend! So this week we’ll enjoy some selections from his latest greatest hits package, Diamonds (the 3CD Deluxe edition). The first CD I bought back in 1994 was “The Very Best of Elton John” but this latest package was worth getting with a really comprehensive selection of great music.
On this day in 1957 (yes that’s 61 years ago) Elvis Presley started an eight week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with “All Shook Up”. This record went on to be the top seller of the year, with over 2 million copies sold. Listen shortly for this #classicgold track @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
Fifty four years ago the legendary Rolling Stones released their very first album. It is filled with the R&B beloved of the band, with one composition by Jaggers/Richard (Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)). Listen after 2 for a #classicgoldtrack, the Stones cover of “I’m A King Bee” in glorious mono! Listen on @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
On this day in 1971 this song hit number 1. It went on to become one of the best-selling singles of all time, and what a wonderful joyous song! Listen on @tunein after 12 for this #classicgoldtrack https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
After 12 we’ll be playing the Rolling Stones track “Brown Sugar”, celebrating 47 years since its original single release on 16 April 1971. It reached the top 10 in most countries (no. 11 in New Zealand!) and is of course one of their signature tracks. Listen on @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
#onthisday in 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailer’s fifth album, Catch A Fire was released. We’ll play “Stir It Up” as a #classicgoldtrack after 12. Listen on @tunein ad free through New Zealand https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
We’ll be playing some tracks from this #classicalbum this afternoon to celebrate 49 (yes 49!) years since its release. This album marked yet another phase in Bob Dylan’s career as he fully immersed himself in Country music. Surprisingly perhaps, unlike his transition to electric instruments the shift was welcomed. The album was one of his best sellers of all time and the three singles from the album achieved significant airplay – I Threw It All Away, Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With you. We’ll play all three this afternoon between 12 and 3pm as Classic Gold tracks. Listen on @tunein
One distinctive feature of our music blend is the mix of old and new. Every now and then we engage in a bit of nostalgia and press play on a Classic Gold Track. This song is absolutely outstanding, Classic Gold in every possible sense.
Written by the legendary Bob Dylan it was first heard on his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, an album often rated as one of the greatest albums of all time. Although this original version by Dylan is great, look out for the cover by UK 60s band Manfred Mann. Their version features German artist and musician Klaus Voormann playing the flute (better known for his association with The Beatles and his photography and design of their Revolver album cover). The 60s cover is the classic although a later variant of the band (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) also covered it.