Exploring the music of the forgotten pioneer who played with everyone from Elvis and the Beach Boys to Bob Dylan and John Fogerty.
Welcome to paradise. Put on a Hawaiian shirt, toss a chunk of pineapple in your cocktail and join us for the exotic world of the basement record library, from Santana to Martin Denny.
From the collection of Chris Strachwitz, vintage New Orleans R&B from Lloyd Price, Dave Bartholomew, Professor Longhair and others, off the original 78 RPM pressings. Hear what the CDs are missing.
After graduating high school in Los Angeles, 19 year-old Phil Spector went to New York to serve an apprenticeship, working with Leiber and Stoller and others on a succession of unsuccessful singles that are among the rarest records in the basement record library.
Cocktails are served. The organ is ready. Pull up a chair and enjoy an evening at the organ room with Booker T., Lee Michaels, Jimmy Smith, and many surprise guests.
Unreleased 1978 live radio broadcast, largely unaired, by Journey with guests including Tom Johnston of the Doobie Bros., Tower of Power horns, others.
After We Are the World there were a slew of all-star charity records you never heard. Remember Ferry Aid? Or Michael Jackson’s all-star tribute to 9-11, released only on the Internet? There are all down here in the basement record library.
Bob Gaudio of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons visits the basement record library to talk about the Jersey Boys musical and play some of their classic hits.
An audio biography of the record producer who signed the Beatles and remained behind the glass through the band’s entire career, Sir George Martin.
From producing Duane Eddy to singing duets with Nancy Sinatra, we trace one of the great iconoclasts of American music through to his final sessions last year.