The Album feature for Christmas Eve is "Dig That Crazy Christmas" from The Brian Setzer Orchestra. An interesting mix of familiar holiday tunes and "rocked up" versions of Standards with the Big Band www.briansetzer.com
The Album Feature for December 17 is from Paul Rodgers: "Muddy Water Blues". Paul celebrates his 65th birthday today. ww.paulrodgers.com
The Album Feature for December 10 is the new one from The Strawbs: "Prognostic" www.strawbsweb.co.uk
The Album Feature for December 3 is Devon Allman's new one, "Ragged & Dirty". www.devonallmanband.com
The Album Feature for November 26 is the new one from Pink Floyd, "Endless River. www.pinkfloyd.com
The Album Feature for November 12 is the brand new one from Cat Stevens: "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" at Stevens (Yusuf ) begins his first North American tour since 1976 in December. He will be in Toronto, Boston (The Wang Centre), New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. www.yusufislam.com
The Album Feature for September 10 is "IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON", the second album from Progressive Rock Group, KING CRIMSON.
The Legendary Band launches their U.S. tour at The Egg in Albany, New York with two sold out shows September 8 and 9.
Other cities on the tour are Philadelphia, Boston, New York City (4 sold out shows), Madison, WI, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The unusual stage presentation features 3 drummers, performing out in front of the rest of the band.
The Album Feature for August 27 is "VANILLA FUDGE". Vocalist and bass player, Tim Bogert, celebrates birthday number 70 that day.
Other bands that Tim has played in: Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice.....That would be Jeff Beck and Carmine Appice.
The Album Feature for August 20 is the latest from YES: "Heaven & Earth" www.yesworld.com
Our Album Feature for August 13th....a tribute to the late J.J. Cale
The Album Feature for August 6th is the brand new one from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: HYPNOTIC EYE www.tompetty.com
THE ALBUM FEATURE FOR JULY 23 is the debut album from the Bee Gees, "BEE GEES 1st" circa 1967 No worries......no disco here. This is a very interesting album. If you're a Beatles fan and like the British Invasion era, you'll probably enjoy this recording. www.beegees.com
The Album Feature for July 16 is the new one from Royal Southern Brotherhood: "heartsoulblood"
The Album Feature for July 9 is "Delta Breeze" from Les Dudek. Les will be playing at The Venue in South Burlington on Tuesday, July 15, presented by WZXP 97.9 www.lesdudek.com
Album Feature July 2 NEW PHISH ! "FUEGO" www.phish.com
The Album Feature for June 25 is the new one from Asia: "Gravitas" www.originalasia.com
Wednesday, June 18 is Paul McCartney's 72nd Birthday. Our Album Feature is his first album: "McCartney" www.paulmccartney.com
The Album Feature for June 11 is from Jack Bruce, his new one: "SILVER RAILS". www.jackbruce.com
We're right smack in the middle of the Discover Jazz Fest this week, so we're featuring a very "jazzy" album on June 4: JOE ZAWINUL "75" (2009)
Joe, a founding member of Weather Report is a legendary keyboardist and composer. He passed through the veil at age 75 in 2007.
THE ALBUM FEATURE FOR MAY 28 is the new one from DAVE MASON: "FUTURE'S PAST" www.davemasonmusic.com
The Album Feature for May 21 is Keb' Mo's recent release: "Bluesamericana" www.kebmo.com
The Album Feature for May 14 is "Katy Lied" from Steely Dan (1975)
The Album Feature for May 7 is the new one from Ian Anderson: HOMO ERRATICUS www.jethrotull.com
Wednesday, April 30, is Willie Nelson's 81st Birthday. Our Album Feature that night will be "Milk Cow Blues" (2000) Willie performs with Susan Tedeschi, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dr. John and B.B. King! www.willienelson.com
The Album Feature for April 23 is the brand new one from Wishbone Ash: "Blue Horizon". www.wishboneash.com
The Album Feature for April 16 is the latest from Robben Ford: "A Day in Nashville" www.robbenford.com
The Album Feature for April 9th is Dave Mason's 1970 Masterpiece, "Alone Together". www.davemasonmusic.com
The Album Feature for April 2 is the brand new one from Mike Gordon: "Overstep"
The Album Feature for March 26 is "IN MY SOUL" from ROBERT CRAY. This brand new release from Robert Cray won't be available in stores until April 1st. www.robertcray.com
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, blues rock icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.
In their April 2011 issue, Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing.” They go on to say that his 1986 breakthrough album Strong Persuader “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues”.
Since the release of Strong Persuader, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honour.
Album Feature for March 19th JETHRO TULL "BROADSWORD & the BEAST" 1982
The Album Feature for March 12 is the brand new one from SAVOY BROWN GOIN' TO THE DELTA. Savoy Brown is One of the longest, continuously running, blues/rock bands in the world today, formed in London in 1966. www.savoybrown.com
THE ALBUM FEATURE FOR FEBRUARY 5 is TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN from CAT STEVENS (1971)
The Album Feature for January 29 is "Second Winter" from Johnny Winter, who will be playing a show at Higher Ground this weekend.
The Album Feature for January 22 is the brand new one from Bruce Springsteen: "High Hopes". www.brucespringsteen.com
The Album Feature for December 18 is "NEW".......the latest from Sir Paul McCartney. www.paulmccartney.com
Our Album Feature for December 4......the latest from Montreal's Arcade Fire, "Reflektor" www.arcadefire.com
James Marshall Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942. We celebrate what would have been the 71st Birthday of JIMI HENDRIX by presenting "AXIS BOLD AS LOVE".....from the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE as our Album Feature on November 27. www.jimihendrix.com
The Album Feature for November 20th .....what would've been Duane Allman's 67th birthday......is the 1969 debut of "THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND"
The Album Feature for November 13 is "LIGHTNING BOLT".......brand new from PEARL JAM. www.pearljam.com
The Album Feature for November 6 is a brand new one from famed guitarist and "Mountain" man, Leslie West. The title is "Still Climbing".
The Album Feature for October 16 is "Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe" (1989)
The Album Feature for October 9 is the brand new one from Gov't Mule: "Shout", featuring guest performances by Dr. John, Ben Harper, and Steve Winwood and other notable musicians.
Our Album Feature for October 2nd is brand new......the latest from Dave Keller: "Soul Changes" Dave will visit the WZXP studio in the near future for an on air Conversation and tunes. www.davekeller.com
The Album Feature for September 25 is the brand new one from Elton John (with Bernie Taupin): "The Diving Board".
Our Album Feature for September 18 is the latest from Jimmy Buffet: "Songs From St. Somewhere". (2013)
The Album Feature for September 11 is "What Now" from Deep Purple. This recording was released in the Spring of 2013.
Album Feature for July 31 is the brand new one from Buddy Guy: "Rhythm and Blues". Buddy Guy plays at The Flynn Theater on August 6
The Album Feature for July 24 is the brand new one from Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks: MADE UP MIND. It won't be available in stores until August 20.
Anyway...... The Album Feature for July 3 is certainly "All American". John Fogerty "WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE" featuring many guests performing Fogerty tunes, including Bob Seger, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert. This recording was released on May 28, 2013 and features some new material as well. www.johnfogerty.com
The Album Feature for June 26 is "ROAD TO FOREVER" (2012) from former Eagle, Don Felder. Don Felder is also author of the book, Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles. Don Felder is from Gainesville, Florida, and was Tom Petty's (!) guitar teacher. www.donfelder.com
The Album Feature for June 19 is the brand new one from James Montgomery and his band: "From Detroit......To the Delta". James Montgomery was the headliner at two Burlington Blues Festivals presented by The Album Station. www.jamesmontgomery.com
The Album Feature for June 12 is the brand new one from David Bowie: "The Next Day" www.davidbowie.com
Our Album Feature for June 5 is the brand new one from The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY. www.hmjamzbluesband.com
PROCOL HARUM 1967 DEBUT ALBUM FEATURE WEDNESDAY MAY 29 8 PM 97.9 - WZXP
DOORS Keyboard Player, Ray Manzarek, passed through the veil on May 20 at age 74. Our Album Feature for Wednesday May 22 is the 1967 debut of "The Doors", released in January of that year. Awesomely intelligent, Ray's book, "Light My Fire.....My Life With the Doors" is well worth a read.
The Album Feature for May 8 is TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS (1996) from WARREN HAYNES. Warren will be playing with Gov't Mule in Portland Maine on May 30 and in Boston on May 31. www.warrenhaynes.com
The Album Feature for April 24 is from Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: "GET UP" www.benharper.com
The Album Feature for April 17 is Richard Thompson's new "ELECTRIC" www.richardthompson-music.com
It's a Vintage Recording this week on April 10th's Album Feature, "OGDENS' NUT GONE FLAKE" (1968) from The Small Faces. www.thesmallfaces.com
The Album Feature for April 3 is "Turquoise" from Devon Allman. www.devonallmanband.com
Our Album Feature for March 20th is the brand new release from Justin Hayward, "SPIRITS OF THE WESTERN SKY".
Justin Hayward, lead guitarist and vocalist of the legendary rock band, The Moody Blues, is one of the most prolific singer-songwriters in music. Winner of four ASCAP Awards, Justin's Nights In White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Question, The Voice, Your Wildest Dreams and I Know You're Out There Somewhere, name just a few of his worldwide hits. Performing and recording for more than 40 years with the band, during which the group has sold more than a phenomenal 60 million albums, Justin Hayward has been a driving force in the band's success.
Spirits of the Western Sky, Justin's first solo album since 1996's The View From The Hill, features his trademark vocals & guitar work on tracks such as One Day, Someday, On The Road To Love & the lead off track In Your Blue Eyes. Not to be missed are the three country & bluegrass-influenced tracks What You Resist Persists, Broken Dream & It s Cold Outside Of Your Heart.THE ALBUM FEATURE FOR MARCH 13 IS "PEOPLE, HELL AND ANGELS" FROM JIMI HENDRIX. www.jimihendrix.com
The Album Feature for February 27 is "Blak and Blu" from Gary Clark Jr. www.garyclarkjr.com
Spirit was an American jazz/hard rock/progressive/psychedelic band founded in 1967 and based in LAX. Their 2nd album "The Family That Plays Together" is our Album Feature February 20th. 8 pm 97.9 FM WZXP. Lead Guitarist, vocalist & major songwriter, Randy California would have turned 62 on 2/20/13
The Album Feature for February 13 is "Joe Bonamassa - Beacon Theatre - Live From New York" www.jbonamassa.com
Elephants of Scotland is a Burlington, Vermont based Progressive Rock Group. Their debut recording, "Home Away From Home" will be our Album Feature on February 6.
You can see and hear Elephants of Scotland, live and in person on Monday, February 11, presented by Nectar's and WZXP. www.elephantsofscotland.com
The Album Feature for January 30 is from an Addison County, Vermont band called Panton Flats. This is their self-titled debut recording.
The Album Feature for January 23 will be the James Montgomery Band's debut, FIRST TIME OUT from 1973. Members of the band: James, Peter Malick, David Case, Billy Mather, Peter Bell, Chuck Purro and Larry Washington James Montgomery and his band headlined the Album Station's Burlington Blues Fest two years in a row.
OUR ALBUM FEATURE FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19th is "NEW POSSIBILITY" - GUITAR MASTER JOHN FAHEY'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM
John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly
influential. John Fahey was Leo Kottke's guitar teacher. In 2003, he was ranked 35th in the Rolling Stone "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list.
The Album Feature for December 5 is Marillion's "Sounds That Can't Be Made" (2012) www.marillion.com
Our Album Feature for November 28 is the new one from young Blues Lady, Joanne Shaw Taylor: ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER. www.joanneshawtaylor.com
The Album Feature for November 21 is the brand new one (first in nearly a decade) from Neil Young with Crazy Horse, PSYCHEDELIC PILL. www.neilyoung.com
Our Album Feature for November 14 is Mark Knopfler's new one, PRIVATEERING. Mark is touring with Bob Dylan in the U.S. right now. This coming week he will be playing with Bob in Montreal, Boston and Brooklyn, NY. An extended tour of Europe will take place in Spring and Summer of 2013, including 6 nights at The Royal Albert Hall in London. www.markknopfler.com
Our Halloween Night Album Feature is Jeff Wayne's musical version of WAR OF THE WORLDS.
In hindsight, it seems almost incredible: 34 years ago, a young musician named Jeff Wayne (who at the time primarily wrote music for commercials) fell in love with H.G. Wells' much-loved book The War of the Worlds, and decided to make a musical version of it. Star Wars had just put people's minds into outer space, musical theatre was hugely successful, and long, anthemic orchestral prog-rock was all the rage. Wayne was inspired by all these elements and decided to gather together his peers and make a musical-mixed-with-spoken-word album, with the script taken directly from the famous book. This was by no means a soundtrack to a movie; in fact, all of the visuals were to come straight from the listener's minds (hard to imagine in today's video-oriented world.) The two-LP set featured Sir Richard Burton as frontman, along with some of the leaders of the progressive rock world who joined in on the fun. Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, "Rock On" vocalist David Essex and Thin Lizzy lead Philip Lynott each did more than sing on the record, they took a part in the musical play, performing key roles alongside the aforementioned dramatist Burton.
Amazingly, the eccentric project was a massive success, selling over 13 million copies and staying on the U.K. charts for over 260 weeks straight. DJs and bands--including the Orbital and Todd Terry--still use WOTW samples to inspire their own works. Unquestionably, the genesis of electronica can (in part) be mapped back to the War of the Worlds' use of sound experimentation and synthesized grooves.
The Album Feature for October 24th is Michael Burks' latest and final album: "Show of Strength". Michael passed through the veil in May at the age of 54.
Our Album Feature for October 17th is "Listening", the brand new one from Ben Taylor, son of James and Carly.
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD......OCTOBER 10 ~ ALBUM FEATURE THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY STRONG DEBUT ALBUM. BAND MEMBERS INCLUDE: DEVON ALLMAN, MIKE VITO & CYRIL NEVILLE. www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com
ALBUM FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBER 19 is the BRAND NEW ZZ TOP: " LA FUTURA" www.zztop.com