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LINDA RONSTADT: Interview and Music
The great vocalist comes to the basement record library and talks about how she isn’t really a rock singer.


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WHOSE BROTHER IS THIS?
Chris Jagger, Simon Townshend, Mike McGear, Livingston Taylor … a tribute to rock star siblings and radio parlor game — Whose Brother Is This?


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THE MUSIC OF LOUIS JORDAN
He was the king of rock and roll… before there was rock and roll.


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SAN FRANCISCO, 1978
Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Producer Elliott Peltzman mixes recordings of police radio from City Hall after the Moscone and Milk shootings with classic rock from the same year.


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NORTON BUFFALO
Norton Buffalo, who died of cancer in October 2009, played on hundreds of albums and everybody he played with thought of him as a friend; from the Doobie Brothers and Bonnie Raitt to Roy Rogers and Steve Miller, whose demo of Buffalo’s “Desert Highway” is heard in public for the first time.


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THE WHO
Author Richie Unterberger (“Won’t Get Fooled Again; The Who From Lifehouse to Quadrophenia”) leads a guided tour of Pete Townshend demos and rare Who recordings.


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ALL KEITH
Imagine the Rolling Stones with a different vocalist. An hour of the Stones backing up Keith Richards while he sings. It’s a whole other band


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SF GARAGE
Talk about underground garage – Creedence Clearwater, Count Five, Tommy Tutone, even Grateful Dead – San Francisco garage bands under a psychedelic spell.


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ELVIN BISHOP
The great blues guitar stylist and raconteur visits the basement record library. He’s like Will Rogers with a Les Paul.


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A SALUTE TO THE ELECTRIC SITAR
The Coral Electric Sitar, manufactured briefly in the late '60s by Danelectro, is celebrated on records by Joe South, Box Tops, Stevie Wonder, Steve Miller, Steely Dan, others.


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NEW ORLEANS 78s
Published on September 13, 2010 -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.


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JOURNEY SUPERJAM
Published on August 6, 2010 -Unreleased 1978 live radio broadcast, largely unaired, by Journey with guests including Tom Johnston of the Doobie Bros., Tower of Power horns, others.


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STEVE DOUGLAS: THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL SAXOPHONIST
Published on July 25, 2010 -Exploring the music of the forgotten pioneer who played with everyone from Elvis and the Beach Boys to Bob Dylan and John Fogerty.


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JERSEY BOYS
Published on July 12, 2010 -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.


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LEE HAZLEWOOD 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.


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T BONE BURNETT
Renowned producer and artist T Bone Burnett visits the basement record library to spin some records and discuss his career and new album.


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TOM WAITS
A rare visit from the great songwriter to the basement record library who plays favorite records of his by other artists and some obscure things of his own.


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ROLLING STONES 1971
A 1971 interview with Mick Jagger by the great KSAN dj Tom Donahue, plus rare recordings, focus on the highpoint of the band’s career.


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THE ORIGINAL FLEETWOOD MAC
Long before “Rumours,” Fleetwood Mac started out as England’s most blistering blues-rock band, thanks largely to the extraordinary troubled genius, Peter Green. - Joel Selvin
My Heart Beat Like a Hammer
Cold Dark Night
Long Grey Mare
I Need Your Love So Bad
Black Magic Woman
Albatross
Stop Messin’ Around
World Keeps Turning
Watch Out
Something Inside Me
Man of the World
Rattlesnake Shake
Oh Well (live)
Green Manalishi
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THE SECRET SANTANA TAPES
Never before heard recordings from the reel-to-reel tape collection of original Santana conga player Michael Carabello – live shows, studio sessions with guests such as Eric Clapton. - Joel Selvin
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SAMMY HAGAR
SAMMY HAGAR — A 2005 visit to the basement record library by the Red Rocker, a trip back through his entire amazing career.
Sammy Hagar: Mas Tequila
Van Halen: Good Enough
Summer Nights
Montrose: Rock Candy
Sammy Hagar: Flamingos Fly
Roy Rogers: You Can’t Stop Now
Sammy Hagar: The Real Deal
I’ll Take You There
Red

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JERRY LEE LEWIS
- An hour with the Wild One from Louisiana, Jerry Lee Lewis, featuring interviews from the man himself, and rockin’ tracks selected from his expansive career. - Joel Selvin


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RY COODER
- ”I, “Flathead” himself makes a rare public appearance on the radio, visiting the basement record library to discuss his work in Cuba, East Los Angeles and his new anthology of his cult favorite solo records. - Joel Selvin
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‘FRO DOWN: BLAXPLOITATION SOUNDTRAX
- Rare tracks from ‘70s soundtrack albums featuring players, pimps and a whole host of bad mothers. Shut your mouth. But I’m talking ‘bout Selvin On the City. - Joel Selvin
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STEVE MILLER IN CHICAGO
- From the forthcoming DVD special feature to his new video release, Steve Miller takes a cab ride around his old stomping grounds and recalls the glory days of Chicago blues. - Joel Selvin

PODCASTS

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ANDREW GOLD
Son of an Oscar-winning composer and a famous movie studio vocalist, Gold was more than singer of a couple of dippy TV themes; he was the secret weapon behind the Linda Ronstadt hits, a masterful pop parodist and one of Hollywood’s great rock recording artists. – Joel Selvin


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SAN FRANCISCO'S GREATEST HITS: '67-'68
Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, Big Brother and the Holding Company — San Francisco was the center of the rock universe and these were the landmarks of that golden era.


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GOLDEN AGE OF INSTRUMENTALS
From Cozy Cole to James Booker, Booker T. to Duane Eddy, the art of the instrumental for 45 RPM single.


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VIETNAM -THE WAR ON RECORD
Taken from the exhaustive 13-CD box set from Germany’s Bear Family Records (courtesy Country Joe McDonald). Produced by Elliott Peltzman.


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FAKE BANDS
From the Monkees to Spinal Tap, movies and television have always been making up rock bands who then have to make records. A collection of the greatest hits by the never were’s.


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AHMET ERTEGUN
A look back at the founder of Atlantic Records through the records he produced; Ray Charles, Sonny and Cher, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters.


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VAN COMES TO AMERICA
Van Morrison’s bumpy route to rock stardom started with the trip to California where his first band, Them, broke up and continued when he was brought to New York City to make “Brown Eyed Girl” with a batch of session musicians and Brill Building record producer.


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HIT THAT JIVE JACK: THE SLIM GAILLARD STORY
“To Slim Gaillard,” wrote Jack Kerouac in “On the Road,’ “life was just one big O-rooni.” The little known jazz jivester, who hung and swung with Dizzy and Bird, made the scene with all the cats, and strummed and played groovy numbers like “Flat Foot Floogie.” Very vouty.


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THE TIKI ROOM
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.


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SAL VALENTINO
The great vocalist behind “Laugh Laugh” visits the basement record library to talk story and share some rare records from San Francisco’s first hit rock group.


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YOUNG PHIL SPECTOR
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.


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ORGAN ROOM
Published on August 20, 2010 -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.


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CHARITY RECORDS
Published on August 3, 2010 -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? Bono's teen-pop take on "What's Goin' On" for AIDS in Africa? There are all down here in the basement record library.


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THE MUSIC OF JACK NITZSCHE
Published on July 25, 2010 -From “The Lonely Surfer” to “Up Where We Belong,” from arranging the historic Wall of Sounds sessions for producer Phil Spector to cutting movie soundtrack albums with Captain Beefheart and Miles Davis, the late Jack Nitzsche had one of the most amazing careers in music ever.


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GEORGE MARTIN: THE MAN BEHIND THE BEATLES
Published on July 12, 2010 - 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.


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DONOVAN
Donovan stops by the basement record library to discuss his career and play some of his classic hits, plus some more rare musical gems.


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BIG AL ANDERSON
Published on June 28, 2010 - Nashville songwriter and guitarist with NRBQ for many years, Anderson sits in at the basement record library to talk over his career.


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BOOKER T.
The Memphis soul immortal visits the library to play records and discuss his career.
Booker T. and the MGs: Green Onions
Otis Redding: Ole Man Trouble
Booker T. and the MGs: Hip Hug Her, Double Crossing Time, Slim Jenkins Place
Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign, Cold Feet
Carlos Santana: Watch Your Step
Neil Young: Sittin’ On the Dock Of the Bay
Boz Scaggs: As the Years Go Passing By
Willie Nelson: Imagine


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THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA
Published on May 25, 2010 - A special one-hour devoted entirely to composer Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
Are You Hung Up
Who Needs the Peace Corps
Stinkfoot
Peaches En Regalia
Dog Breath Variations
Black Napkins
Igor’s Boogie, Pt. 1
RDNZL
Igor’s Boogie Pt. 2
The Grand Wazoo
You Didn’t Try to Call Me
Montana


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SLY STONE IN NORTH BEACH

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CHRIS ISAAK AND KENNY DALE JOHNSON
Chris Isaak and his drummer Kenny Dale Johnson visit the basement record library for banter, quips and live performances straight out of their cable TV show.
Nino Tempo & April Stevens: Deep Purple
Everly Brothers: Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
Chris Isaak: American Boy
Wicked Game
Lovin’ Spoonful: Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
Johnny Burnette & Rock ‘n Roll Trio: Tear It Up
Lonesome Train
Chris Isaak: So Lovely
Dark Moon
Gone Riding
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ATTACK OF THE KILLER B’S
Rare B sides from the Beatles, Stones, Mellencamp, Seger, Van Halen, others.
Beatles: You Know My Name
Bob Seger: Fortunate Son
Rolling Stones: Miss You (disco)
John Mellencamp: Cold Sweat
Frank Zappa: Find Her Finer
Police: Da Do Do Do (Japanese)
ZZ Top: Francene (Spanish)
Peter Gabriel: Shock the Monkey (German)
Jimi Hendrix: Gloria
Van Halen: Happy Trails
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THE GREATEST UNKNOWN GUITAR PLAYER: ROY BUCHANAN
- He never lived the reputation down. A retrospective of the tragic life and brilliant career of the master of the Telecaster. - Joel Selvin
 

 

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