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Audio Archive 04-08-2022 - Seriously Prog( 0:53:42)       
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Hosted by Matt. Glen and Eddie. Prog (progressive) Rock is a musical genre that was formed in the 1960's from a fusion of Rock with other musical forms (jazz, folk, classical etc.) We at the Audio Archive do like our prog so this will be the first of several explorations into the strange world of prog. This episode features a selection of 'classic' prog and some artists that we feel fit the prog mode without actually declaring themselves as such.
Published: 4/08/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-07-2022 - Eddie's New Acquisitions( 0:54:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. I thought that 2021 was a great year for collecting vinyls, but 2022 is turning out to be even better! In this episode I showcase records that have fallen into my clutches in the last six weeks or so. Featuring Graham Nash's first solo album, Jaco Pastorius live at Budokan, a 10" disc of Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter and, best of all, Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly soundtrack (that I got for $3!) All this and more on the Audio Archive!
Published: 28/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-07-2022 - Record Fair Scores 2022( 0:57:23)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. In this episode of the Audio Archive we play records that we bought at a record fair held the day before we recorded the show. We got phat loots and a great variety of sounds. I'll just give a partial list of what is on offer: Lee Morgan, Slade, The Moodists, Nektar, Family, Pacific Gas & Electric, Zodiac Mindwarp, Gillan and Herbie Hancock. All these and more on the Audio Archive!
Published: 21/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-07-2022 - Coleman Hawkins - Flying With The Hawk( 0:55:50)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Unusually for jazz musicians Coleman Hawkins had two nicknames, Hawk and Bean. This exponent of the tenor saxophone is credited with moving the insturmrnt out of a supporting role and into the spotlight in it's own right. he was also a supporter of 'modern' jazz although he came from the age of 'trad' jazz. We showcase both standards and songs written by the man and begin the show with the work he became best known for, Body and Soul.
Published: 14/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-07-2022 - Bill Evans, the Gentle Giant of Jazz( 0:54:7)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode of the Audio Archive we showcase the talents of the American pianist Bill Evans. His delicacy of tone was such that Miles Davis sought him out to play on the epochal album Kind Of Blue. We showcase his work with both small combos (which he was primarily known for) and as part of a larger band. He might not be trying to shake you up, but he will surely move you.
Published: 7/07/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 30-06-2022 - Celebrating 7000 with Roxy Music( 0:54:35)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. On This episode of the Audio Archive I celebrate the 7000th entry in my music catalogue, Roxy Music's second album For Your Pleasure. The influence of Roxy Music cannot be overstated, just count the number of New Wave frontmen that took their inspiration in look and sound from Bryan Ferry, or the originality of Brian Eno's work with early synthesisers. A whole hour of brilliantly crafted songs, for your pleasure!
Published: 30/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 23-06-2022 - Two Great Guitarists( 0:54:35)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. This week we bring you a pair of massively talented guitarists who (we feel) don't get the plaudits that they should. From the UK we bring Robin Trower, who played guitar for Procol Harum and has had a long career playing rock and blues primarily using a fender Stratocaster. Our other guitarist could not be more different. Roy Buchanan was an American country-bluesman who employed the Fender Telecaster. He never ache9ived stardom and died tragically young.
Published: 23/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 16-06-2022 - The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart (and Guests)( 0:50:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. It's been a while since I did a comedy show so here we go! Bob Newhart is a great American comedian. I remember him from a TV Sitcom ('The Bob Newhart Show'). He combined surreal material with a deadpan delivery. On this show I play a selection of his skits along with other material by Sytan Freberg and Nichols and May. Listen to some unusual American comedy from the post-WW2 era; dry, surreal and erudite.
Published: 16/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 09-06-2022 - Matt's Prog Rock( 0:52:29)       
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Hosted by Matt, Glen and Eddie. A red-letter day! All three hosts of the Audio Archive are in the studio for the first time since the pandemic began and we have a real treat for you. Matt has delved into his extensive collection and unearthed a selection of Prog (progressive) Rock. I have to note here that his definition of prog is unique to him! This show features Traffic, The Blue Oyster Cult, The Hawklords, Steamhammer, The Oh Sees and Peter Gabriel among others.
Published: 9/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 02-06-2022 - Alligator Records Blues Show( 0:52:3)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Alligator Records was founded in 1971 with the express purpose of showcasing Rhythm and Blues music. In this episode Matt brings the blues and then some! We feature names that aficionados will know; Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor, Roy Buchanan and Johnny Winter. But we also feature lesser known blues players such as Son Seals, Lonnie Mack and Fenton Robinson. Tune in for a hour of great blues!
Published: 2/06/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 26-05-2022 - Lou, Louis and Louis (plus mystery)( 0:51:19)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. This week we feature three artists linked by the name Louis (or Lou). I'm not going to tell you which Louis' I'm featuring, you will have to listen in! The show will be mainly jazz though, so that's a hint. This show also features a special Mystery Song that I discovered while researching this show. Listen in and all the mysteries will be resolved.
Published: 26/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 19-05-2022 - Eddie's New Acquisitions( 0:52:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Like 2021, this year is turning out to be a great year for getting both new and second-hand vinyls (and CDs). In this episode I play selections from recent acquisitions, mainly birthday presents. I showcase the great new album by Robert Plant and Alison Krause, Raising The Roof (thanks to Matt and Shar) and records by Scott Walker and The Beach Boys (thanks Stuart). I also feature the Canadian Bruce Cockburn and the UK band Squeeze.
Published: 19/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 12-05-2022 - Black Women In Rock( 0:52:31)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Rock music has a reputation of being an unfriendly place for both women and people of colour, so when you are both of these things the odds are surely stacked against you. In this show I showcase Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, two black women who have made their own music their own way. This episode is dedicated to Tony, who first championed Joan Armatrading to me back in the 1980's, thanks for opening the door.
Published: 12/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 05-05-2022 - Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Virtuoso( 0:54:10)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Listen to an hour of one of the best jazz trumpeters ever! Dizzy Gillespie was a true virtuoso and a major figure in the bebop movement, bringing Latin rhythms into jazz. A single hour is scarcely enough time to do more than introduce a man considered to be one of the best.
Published: 5/05/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 28-04-2022 - Matt's Modern Rock.( 0:55:16)       
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Hosted by Matt and Eddie. Matt is very happy that we have out of hours access to the studio again, this is only his second show since the pandemic began! He has come in with an armful of great contemporary rock records for your listening pleasure. We feature Black Mo7untain, Monolord, Green Lung, All Them Witches and Death (the European proto death-metal band as opposed to the American rock outfit).
Published: 28/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 21-04-2022 - Earth, Wind and Fire( 0:50:0)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this edition we take you back to the world of the 1970's when disco was king! Earth, Wind and Fire are one of the best-selling musical artists of all time and a glance at their songbook demonstrates why. In this show we also feature the band's backing singers, The Emotions, another extremely talented group. Step back in time, disco wasn't that bad!
Published: 21/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 14-04-2022 - The Band - Classic Americana( 0:52:43)       
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Hosted by Eddie. The Band were an American phenomenon. Drawing together strands of Rock, Country and Rhythm and Blues (among others), they discovered a music that transcends each of those categories. Extremely popular and influential, their legacy can be heard in many contemporary artists (the whole alt-country movement for instance). We play some hits and some more obscure tunes. Also in this episode we feature a Double Take, the same song by two very different artists.
Published: 14/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 07-04-2022 - Classic 70's British Rock( 0:53:20)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. It's still possible to get great vinyl records for $1 if you know where to look. Case in point, I scored a copy of The Faces disc Ooh-La-La for a buck from the Red Cross Shop. This is a great record and inspired me to do a show on 70's British Rock. I'm playing some great songs by some great bands! Featuring The Faces (of course), Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Slade and Mott The Hoople.
Published: 7/04/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 31-03-2022 - Ahmad Jamal - A Life In Jazz( 0:51:26)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Ahmad Jamal was born in 1930 and began playing the piano at the age of three. He is still active and his latest release is dated 2019. We play an eclectic selection of both his own works, works that he popularised and an outlier (a Steely Dan cover!) Listen to the music of a man who was praised by Miles Davis for his "space, discipline and lightness of touch."
Published: 31/03/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 24-03-2022 - Eddie's Old-New Blues( 0:52:14)       
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Hosted by Eddie. This show is devoted to the blues that I have bought over the last year. I showcase Professor Longhair's Last Mardi Gras along with tracks by Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and Sonny Boy Williamson (featuring a young Jimmy Page!) Kick back for an hour of top-shelf R'n'B.
Published: 24/03/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 17-03-2022 - Ska!!!( 0:53:30)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. Ska is a musical form that both of us have enjoyed for many years, so we are very happy to bring you some great tunes in this show! We draw mainly from the Two-Tone period of Ska that dates from the early 1980s, but also play some more recent, Kiwi ska. Featuring great bands such as The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and the Bodysnatchers we also play a tunes by Kiwi band Skapa and Palmy's own Screaming Orgasms. This show had us dancing in the studio!
Published: 17/03/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 10-03-2022 - Bud Powell - Jazz Genius( 0:54:23)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. Bud Powell is one of jazz's more influential figures that few people (outside of jazz fans) have ever heard of. A truly great talent, his piano playing is simply next level. Sadly, he died tragically young, his life blighted by mental health issues compounded by addiction and the times that he lived in. We play a selection of jazz standards and a number of his own compositions. Listen and discover why the word most commonly associated with him is 'genius.'
Published: 10/03/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 03-03-2022 - R18 - The Cramps - Psychobilly Party( 0:52:33)       
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Hosted by Eddie. Few bands can be said to have engendered a whole genre of music. The Cramps are one such band, without them we would not have Psychobilly. They have been one of my fave bands for many years, great riffs, way-out lyrics and a truly sick sense of humour all come to this party! Featuring selections from Songs The Lord Taught Us, Psychedelic Jungle, Big Beat From Badsville, Date With Elvis, Flamejob and the live album Rockin' And Reelin' In Auckland NZ.
Published: 3/03/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 24-02-2022 - Erroll Garner( 0:52:39)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode of the Audio Archive we feature Erroll Garner, a jazz pianist that we believe deserves wider recognition. A musical prodigy (he began playing at 3 and never learned to read music) his style falls between the stride of Fats Waller and the 'ivory tickling' virtuosos that would follow (Peterson, Tatum, Powell).
Published: 24/02/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 17-02-2022 - 70s Kiwi Rock( 0:51:9)       
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Hosted by Glen and Eddie. In this show we go back in time 50 years or so to a very different New Zealand. I will never forget seeing the Kiwi band Golden Harvest playing on the children's TV show What Now in the late 1970's, you didn't see to many folk attack their guitar with their teeth back then (or now for that matter). So we begin the show with a couple of songs from them and then play selections from compilations of that era, especially the Loxene Golden discs from 1971 and 72.
Published: 17/02/2022 11:00:00 p.m.
Audio Archive 10-02-2022 - Charlie Parker - The Bird Flies( 0:55:5)       
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Hosted by Eddie and Glen. In this episode we showcase Charlie Parker, the virtuoso saxophone player who optimises the totality of the jazz artist. Known as 'Bird' his enormous talent, fantastic ability, struggle with his mental health and addiction, and finally his tragic and untimely death have left a an enduring legacy. We play a selection of standards and more obscure works and hope that you tune into hear one of the best jazzmen ever!
Published: 10/02/2022 11:00:00 p.m.

An eclectic music (and occasionally comedy) show hosted by vinyl enthusiasts Eddie, Matt, and Glen who provide a themed show each week from their extensive record collections.

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