The Vinyl Experience Radio Show

The Vinyl Experience Radio Show Stream The Vinyl Experience Station anytime at iheartradio.com. Hear the hour-long radio show at prn.fm (Fridays 5P ET) and rtds.ca (Sundays 9 and 3 ET)

Welcome to the I HeartRadio Station, and weekly Web Radio Show all about Records! I'm Paul Cavalconte, curator and host of The Vinyl Experience Radio Show and now The Vinyl Experience Station on I HeartRadio. The Vinyl Experience began as a weekly hour-long show on New York's Adult Alternative Rock station 101.9 WRXP. When the station signed off the air in 2011, the show moved to the web. The Progressive Radio Network (prn.fm) presents The Vinyl Experience Radio Show as a live stream each Friday at 5PM ET and on demand in their Archives. Canada's Radio That Doesn't Suck.com (rtds.ca) ecores The Vinyl Experience around the clock on Sundays at 9 and 3. On June 20, 2015, The Vinyl Experience On I Heart radio launched as a 24 hour custom station. Steam it anywhere with the I Heart Radio smartphone app, or on the web at iheartradio.com. 25 years after the advent of the CD promised “perfect sound forever”, an alternate technology is showing gains while CD sales cave to digital downloads, and music fans boil their bulky hard-media music collections down into I Pod stew. The technology on the rise was the very one displaced by the CD market in the first place. The “technology” is Vinyl LP playback—back, and arguably better than ever! As a lifelong enthusiast and collector, I will gather all you need to know about following this fun and rewarding branch of The Rock Experience. -I’ll summarize new releases and reissues, with details not just about the music, but the packaging and pressing quality. -I’ll help de-mystify the specifics of playback, and show you tricks and techniques for spinning records on a budget. (See the "Basics" Blog-post articles) A new generation of music fans crave a more intimate, involving relationship with recorded sound. Most indie and alternative contemporary rock artists insist on vinyl releases, along with standard digital. Big labels are showing new pride in their classic catalogs, offering new vinyl product for the first time in decades, taking greater care than ever before in reissuing treasured titles in deluxe packages, touting better quality mastering and pressing of the record itself, and enhanced detail in artwork reproduction. Hobbyists are discovering the arcane joys of vintage Hi Fi, while modern manufacturers are meeting that growing market head-on with new turntable, cartridge and preamplifier products that improve on classic designs. E-Bay crackles with high-roller auctions of collectible discs that spin astronomical sums. Yes, some sixty years after Columbia unveiled the first commercial 33 1/3 vinyl long-player, records are hot, sexy and here to stay!

Legends of Rock Guitar
11/06/2019

Legends of Rock Guitar

All week on iHeartRadio, The Vinyl Experience goes back to the garden with a continuous play of my special on Woodstock'...
08/13/2019

All week on iHeartRadio, The Vinyl Experience goes back to the garden with a continuous play of my special on Woodstock's 50th. Listen in anytime on the app or on line at iHeartRadio.com/The Vinyl Experience

The master IS the art work. And for the last time—Giles gave us a different, not better, Sgt Pepper. Because (repeat aft...
06/11/2019
The Day the Music Burned

The master IS the art work. And for the last time—Giles gave us a different, not better, Sgt Pepper. Because (repeat after me)The Master Is The Artwork. Now read this and weep deeply:

It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.

06/01/2019
It's Record Store Day weekend, and the 24/7 iHeartRadio station that I curate is your perfect soundtrack to your vinyl-b...
04/13/2019
Listen to The Vinyl Experience Live - The Records That Changed Everything | iHeartRadio

It's Record Store Day weekend, and the 24/7 iHeartRadio station that I curate is your perfect soundtrack to your vinyl-browsing. Download the app and bookmark The Vinyl Experience and Vinyl Jazz! Listen for features on today's exclusive releases, and as always, vinyl-dubs from my personal collection, transcribed on classic HiFi playback.

Listen to The Vinyl Experience Live for Free! Stream Classic Rock songs online from this radio station, only on iHeartRadio.

The photo of Tommy Dorsey is from 1947 at New York City's WMCA radio.  The photo of Donald Fagan is of the now iconic 19...
04/06/2019

The photo of Tommy Dorsey is from 1947 at New York City's WMCA radio. The photo of Donald Fagan is of the now iconic 1982 album The Nightfly. I wish I knew of the Dorsey photo when I interviewed Donald some years back, it might just have been his inspiration.

Remember Mark Hollis by spinning one of Talk Talk’s extraordinary EMI albums, among the most creative and best recorded ...
02/27/2019

Remember Mark Hollis by spinning one of Talk Talk’s extraordinary EMI albums, among the most creative and best recorded of the era. And as a nature-buff, I always appreciated the cartoon-accuracy of this album cover, with Attacus and Antherea moths well depicted

An edgy reminder to always handle by the edges.
11/12/2018

An edgy reminder to always handle by the edges.

A friend often referred to Hi Fi as a "one man, one dog hobby."  It's the late night solitary listening moments that rev...
08/04/2018
Frank Sinatra's Classic Hi-Fi System

A friend often referred to Hi Fi as a "one man, one dog hobby." It's the late night solitary listening moments that reveal the most. Here's a guy who knew from late night sessions. Swell listening room, Frankie. And that fruit bowl-full of fresh cig packs keeps the hobby happy AND healthy!

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Nashville Cats... buy records here.
06/28/2018

Nashville Cats... buy records here.

06/16/2018
The Rolling Stones - Vinyl Unboxing Trailer

Playing favorites with The Boys

Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie unbox The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 - 2016, for the very first time! This limited edition collector's item is out n...

While the hopes of an all-analog revisiting of anything Rolling Stones are forever dashed, the humble tone and good deta...
06/14/2018
How the Rolling Stones' Massive New Vinyl Box Came Together

While the hopes of an all-analog revisiting of anything Rolling Stones are forever dashed, the humble tone and good detail of this article suggest that the forthcoming Vinyl Stones Motherlode won't be more Sucking In The Seventies.

"Imagine the original version of each album turned up to 11," engineer Miles Showell says of remastering 15 of the band's LPs for a new collection

It’s what’s spinning.
04/24/2018

It’s what’s spinning.

While the abandoned Tappan Zee bridge rusts along side it's shiny new Hudson river replacement, this vintage record labe...
12/09/2017

While the abandoned Tappan Zee bridge rusts along side it's shiny new Hudson river replacement, this vintage record label recalls it's glory days. Jazz keyboardist and composer Bob James honored his New York suburbs home base with this boutique label in 1975. Hear a cut from it on this week's VE show, archived at prn.fm, and airing at 9 and 3 round the clock Sundays on rtds.ca.

The ubiquitous record album of garage sales and dollar-a-disc bins, "The First Family" is a charming artifact of an inno...
11/25/2017
Opinion | He Played Kennedy. Then He Became Himself.

The ubiquitous record album of garage sales and dollar-a-disc bins, "The First Family" is a charming artifact of an innocent time that ground to a halt on 11/22/63. As did Vaughn Meader, almost.

Vaughn Meader became famous for his presidential impression. He ended his life in obscurity, but beloved.

11/15/2017
RCA AUTOMATIC 45 RPM CAR RECORD PLAYER MODEL AP-1 1961 DESOTO - YouTube

The warbling on Angel Baby is hilarious, sounds like aliens. (Not that Ive had any experience in that area. 51. Ok I'll stop)

HERE IS MY RCA AUTOMATIC 45 RPM CAR RECORD PLAYER MODEL AP-1 IN MY1961 DESOTO. IT WAS EASY TO INSTALL, JUST PLUG IT INTO THE BACK OF THE RADIO AND CONNECT A ...

Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else
10/18/2017
Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else

Every crate digger’s nightmare: Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else

If there’s one thing all record collectors have in common, it’s the experience of running into Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass innumerable times…. like literally, every time you go into a record store you haven’t been to already. If you’re flipping through the A...

Interesting that they have bypassed "Red Book" altogether, offering SACD and Vinyl as a combo. While this is a spotty wo...
08/13/2017
Their Satanic Majesties Request - 50th Anniversary Special Edition [2 LP/2 SACD Combo]

Interesting that they have bypassed "Red Book" altogether, offering SACD and Vinyl as a combo. While this is a spotty work artistically, it sure is ear-candy.

50th Anniversary Special Audiophile Edition limited hand numbered. Special Edition foldout packaging includes restored original Lenticular, not available for over 30 years.180gm Vinyl and Hybrid SACD versions of both Mono and Stereo versions of the album. Both recordings newly remastered by Bob L...

Oddly enough, no "Benn Jordan" albums have turned up in my racks of wax.  Read on...http://www.bennjordan.com/blog/?p=69...
08/06/2017
Benn Jordan | I’m Sorry, But No More Vinyl.

Oddly enough, no "Benn Jordan" albums have turned up in my racks of wax. Read on...http://www.bennjordan.com/blog/?p=697

I’m Sorry, But No More Vinyl. This post is going to sting a lot of my readers, so let me introduce a previous version of myself. I used to frequent record shops in South Chicago and flip through old jazz, gospel, funk, and house records on a weekly basis. The most exciting part of that experience is...

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you friggin rock paul cavalconte. you know EVERYTHING about music, don't you? you are so much better than jonathan schwatz who was gasping for breath before he got busted on nyc. but on FUV also? in italian, we call it trotting AND galloping. fits you perfectly mr horseman. i LOVE your style. grazie. caroleena
Is it possible for someone to contact me about a very unique collection of albums .. the collection belonged to rod Carson who just passed away. He was the founder of the radio station wmmr in Philadelphia.
What are the first few songs on The Rolling Stones piece that you play periodically? There is one that I don't recognize- but I like it