Sunday, 25 September 2022

California - ep.81 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. This week we visit The Golden State, The Land of Milk and Honey, The Grape State, otherwise known as California. Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 81 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/california-ep81-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 25th September 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1. Redwing - California Blues (7”)
Fantasy - IS 20102 (1971)
2. Jefferson Airplane – Lather (12”)
RCA – NL 83797
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising (7”)
Old Gold – OG 9569 (1985)
4. Redbone - Chant: 13th Hour (7”)
Epic - EPC 7351 (1971)
5. Tower Of Power – Only So Much Oil In The Ground (12”)
Warner Bros. Records - K1000 (1975)
6. Redeye - Games (7”)
Pentagram - PE 204 (1971)
7. Celest Hardie - Thank You Love (7”)
Loadstone - 3955 (1975)

Next week it's all jazz as we hear from some of the musicians who were in the famous 1958 photograph A Great Day in Harlem.


Monday, 19 September 2022

New Wave - ep.80 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. This week we ride the crest of the New Wave. The genre of pop music from the late 1970s and early 80's that flirted with synth-pop and post punk with a sense of humour and style. Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 80 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/new-wave-ep80-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 18th September 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1. Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi (7”)
Sire - 6078 616 (1978)
2. The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (7”)
Island Records – WIP 6524 (1979)
3. - Le Banana Split (7”)
Arabella - 100878 (1979)
4. The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd (12”)
Virgin – V 2192 (1981)
5. Devo - Whip It (7”)
Virgin - VS 383 (1980)
6. Spider Murphy Gang - Skandal Im Sperrbezirk (7”)
EMI  - 1A 006-46 381 (1981)

Next week we visit California, with vinyl inspired by its residents and the events that shook it's musical roots.



Monday, 12 September 2022

State of the Nation - ep.79 The Vinyl Thread


War, inequality, injustice, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing. Apart from inspiring people to sing about them. Join Natalie this week on The Vinyl Thread as she explores the State of the Nation. 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 79 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/state-of-the-nation-ep79-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 11th September 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1. Edwin Starr – War (12”)
Motown (1975)
2. The Specials ‎– Ghost Town (7”)
Two-Tone Records ‎– CHS TT17 (1981)
3. Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction (7”)
Old Gold – OG 9173
4. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – Sheriff Fatman (12”)
Big Cat – ABB 101 (1990)
5. Red Guitars – Good Technology (7”)
Self Drive Records – SD 009 (1984)

Next week we ride the crest of the New Wave with synth-pop and post-punk music from the 1978 to 1981.

Monday, 5 September 2022

Days of the Week - ep.78 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. Monday to Sunday in just 20 minutes on this episode, including I Met Her On Monday, Fat Tuesday, Johnny Wednesday B.A, Jeudi Pop Pop, Friday On My Mind, Saturday Sun, and La Domenica. Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 78 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/days-of-the-week-ep78-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 4th September 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1. The Mills Brothers - I Met Her On Monday (10”)
Brunswick - 3436
2. The Grant-Lyttelton Paseo Jazz Band - Fat Tuesday (10”)
Parlophone - R.3543
3. Ivan Brown And His Calypso Music – Johnny Wednesday B.A. (10”)
London Calypso – CAY.102
4. Mickey 3D - Jeudi Pop Pop (12”)
Parlophone – 0190296766169 (2021)
5. The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind (7”)
United Artists Records – UA 50106 (1966)
6. Nick Drake - Saturday Sun (12”)
Island Records – ILPS 9105 (2013)
7. Cochi E Renato - La Domenica (7”)
RCA Milano - M7 (1969)

Next week Natalie takes over the show with a State of the Nation special.


Monday, 29 August 2022

Street Musicians - ep.77 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. This week we visit 6 streets named after musicians or bands including AC/DC Lane (Melbourne, Australia), Rue David Bowie (Paris & Dunkirk, France), Lorne Greene Way (Ottawa, Canada), David Grohl Alley (Warren, USA), Billie Holiday Court (Baltimore, USA), and Rue Pierre Perrin (Maubeuge, France). Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 77 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/street-musicians-ep77-the-vinyl-thread/

Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 28th August 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1. AC/DC – Let There Be Rock (12”)
Atlantic – K 50366 (1977)
2. David Bowie - Suffragette City (12”)
RCA International – INTS 5063 (1980)
3. Lorne Greene - Ringo (7”)
RCA Victor – 86.428 (1965)
4. Nirvana - All Apologies (12”)
Geffen Records – GEF 24536 (1993)
5. Billie Holiday - Swing Brother Swing (7”)
Bravo! Records  - BR 374 (1965)
6. Pierre Perrin - Je Suis Fou ... Tu (7”)
Ricordi  - 45 S 206 (1962)

Next episode we have a whole week of songs from Monday to Sunday in just one 20 minute show.



Monday, 22 August 2022

Shades of Black - ep.76 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. This week we are exploring the many shades of black, including Ivory, Jet, Ebony, Mars and Midnight black. Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 76 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/shades-of-black-ep76-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 21st August 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1.Burundi Ste├»phenson Black – Burundi Black (7”)
Barclay – 61398 L (1971)
2.Sons Of Kemet - Black (12”)
Impulse! – 00602435621661 (2021)
3.Stevie Wonder - Black Man (12”)
Motown – ZL72131(2) (1976)
4.The Four Freshmen - Midnight Sun (12”)
Capitol Records - ST 2168 (1964)
5.Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (12”)
Universal Records – 173 412 8 (2017)

Next week we share shellac and vinyl from bands or musicians who have had streets named after them.


Monday, 15 August 2022

World War II Songs - ep.75 The Vinyl Thread


Welcome to The Vinyl Thread with Natalie and Alban Low. This week we have patriotic, defiant, sentimental and poignant music from Britain during World War II . Join us for 20 minutes of vinyl and shellac, we spin flea market finds and auction lots into a themed selection for you to enjoy. 

Listen to episode 75 of The Vinyl Thread here - https://www.mixcloud.com/AlbanLow/world-war-ii-songs-ep75-the-vinyl-thread/


Originally broadcast on Radio Nope on the 14th August 2022. Listen to other shows on Radio Nope at www.radionope.com

Tracklist
1.Joe Loss And His Band (Vocal: Chick Henderson) – Wish Me Luck (12”)
World Records - SM 381
2.Harry Roy And His Band (Vocal: Bill Currie) – Tiggerty Boo! (12”)
World Records - SM 382
3.Geraldo And His Orchestra (Vocals: Dorothy Carless) – Yes, My Darling Daughter (12”)
Records - SM 383
4.The Raoc Blue Rockets Dance Orchestra (Vocal: Eric Tann and Lee Street) – Ma, I Miss Your Apple Pie (12”)
World Records - SM 384
5.Harry Roy And His Band (Vocal: Harry Roy, Marjorie Kingsley and Renee Lister) – You Are My Sunshine (12”)
World Records - SM 385
6.Joe Loss And His Orchestra (Vocals: Elizabeth Batey) – I'm Going To Get Lit Up (12”)
World Records - SM 386
7.Geraldo And His Orchestra (Vocal: Sally Douglas) – Lili Marlene (12”)
World Records - SM 387

Next week we explore vinyl and shellac representing the Shades of Black.