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Sunday 9am / 10pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vynal-resting-place2-final-021717This week on Vinyl Resting Place for one show – and one show only – we move into the current Millennium – with 3 hours of top ten songs from the first dozen years of this so-called current epoch!  Sunday at 9am and again at 10 PM

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vynal-resting-place2-final-021717Sunday at 9 (am) or 10 (pm) on The Vinyl Resting Place, Its Academy Awards time – during hour 1 we’ll play all 18 AAN (Academy Award Nominated) songs from the Disney Studios. – during our second hour – its Bond; James Bond, and all 6 Bond songs that have been nominated. we’ll then play the reaming nominated songs from 2016 (one of which will win Sunday) – and for our last hour – we play the rest of the AA winners from 1998 to 2014. Even if you can’t bear to watch the actual show – at least the tunes are worth listening to…. Join Willie B on RadioMaxMusic.

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpsunday9amThis week on The Vinyl Resting Place we take a bit of a tour around this great country of ours from Boston, to Kansas, from Chicago to Miami and back to Alabama – In fact, he hit America as well! so tune in (okay – just click) to – 9am Sunday for 3 hours of classic American Vinyl.

Sunday 9am / 9pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpsunday9amThe Vinyl Resting Place will have its last new show of 2016 – and we go out on a different note. Each year we put together a Christmas special – we’ve done “top of the charts” – “Christmas around the world” – “A Country Christmas” – “favorites from the history of recorded sound” – this year we shift gears. We’ll be broadcasting starting at 9am Sunday, as if it were 9PM December 24th. We’ll have celebrities offering their seasonal greetings, and will be linked to NORAD as they track a UFO that looks a lot like Santa!

The program will be available on-demand December 23.

You see Saturday, the 24, is a rare event – Not only is it Christmas Eve, but it is the first day of Hanukkah. So as you light your tree or the first candle of your menorah – replay our show! For two full hours we offer the music of Hanukkah – and not one minute of Adam Sandler (promise).

Then, starting at 11 we bring you a special treat. In each Christmas show we’ve included a couple of tracks from one of my favorites; “Snappy Holidays from the Sonic Underground (a Long Island based outfit that’s been elevating the musical consciousness of the area since 1995!) Well this year – we play the complete album – plus a bonus – One track that appears on the Snappy Holidays album – returned – 16 years later – this time as a duet, and we’ll be playing both versions; this Sunday on In our next (and final) update – we tell you a bit about that track, the ablum on which it made its comeback – and give you a sneak peak into the direction The Vinyl Resting Place will be taking in 2017 – as we start our 12th year on

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpsunday9amThis week we remember some of the many we have lost in 2016 (except Florence Henderson – I’ve learned my lesson) – we play one, two or three songs from just a few of our favorites, and use their Christmas themed songs where we can. We had to leave a few off, and – we have a few weeks to go until 2017, so the list may grow longer. – Sometime in January we’ll fill in with those we had to leave off. Next week its our last show of the year and the season – so we pretend it’s Christmas eve, and play our annual holiday round-up (with all new material, and the same tired old host)

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place Special with Willie B

florence-hendersonThis week the Vinyl Resting Place moves to its new time at 9AM (NY time) – and – since no one (including myself) is up at that time on a Sunday – I can do, pretty much what I want – and no one will ever know 🙂

This week we mark yet another loss in the entertainment world (2016 has been rough!). On Thanksgiving we learned of the passing of Florence Henderson. In her 65 years in show business she did it all – theater, Movies, TV, recordings, supper clubs – and (now) radio!
we present 3 hours with Ms Henderson – with cuts from her cast albums (Fanny, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Girl who came to Supper, Sound of Music), her TV appearances, and an interview or 2.

We round it out in our 3rd hour together with the Christmas album she never made – just in time for the holidays.
So tune in – and discover the Flo you didn’t know on at 9, this Sunday! — with Florence Henderson.

Florence Agnes Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016) was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. She is best remembered for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Henderson also appeared in film as well as on stage and hosted several long-running cooking and variety shows over the years. She appeared as a guest on many scripted and nonscripted (talk and reality show) television programs and as a panelist on numerous game shows. She was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Henderson hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, on Retirement Living TV (RLTV) during the years leading up to her death at age 82 on Thanksgiving Day, 2016 from heart failure.  – Wikipedia

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpsunday9amNew time for the Vinyl Resting Place.  Enjoy an Encore program from June 2015.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp48OKAY! It’s Over – now it’s time for the nation to begin the process of coming together and working out our differences. Face Book has been released to non-political posts. The masses are once again concerned about the latest tweets from Kim and not the latest scandal – so this week I’m taking one last pot-shot at the former candidates and waving to all the celebrities lining up at the Northern border trying to figure out why Canada hasn’t found their red carpet yet. – Of course Cher is booking passage on the Jupiter shuttle, Director Fury is headed for Africa – but Neve Campbell is just going home to Guelph, Ontario (what will we do without her).

Humor is the best medicine. Here’s the line-up…..

hour 1
Moving to Canada – Hari Kondabolu
lil abner OC – The country’s in the very best of hands
Elvis – It’s Over (live)
Walter Jackson – It’s All Over
Delbert McClinton – It’s Over
Cheneta Jones – It’s Not Over
Soundtrack – how to succeed in Business – Brotherhood of Man
The Brotherhood Of Man – United We Stand
Disgustingly Rich
In Our United States
Beatles – Im A Loser
Judy Collins – Hard Lovin’ Loser (live)
My Country – Even the loser likes to dream
Lesley Gore – I Don’t Wanna Be A Loser
Skyliners – The Loser
Etta James – Losers Weepers (Part 1)

hour 2
Winter In Canada (a message from
Angela Merkel to Prez-elect Donald)
Little River Band – Lonesome Loser
3 Doors Down – Loser
Glee Cast – Loser Like Me
Ricky Nelson – Poor Loser
Contours – Its So Hard Being A Loser
Accidentals – Loser’s Advice
Buck Owens – I’m A Natural Loser
Don Winters – Shake Hands With A Loser
George Jones – World’s Worst Loser
David Houston – A Losers Cathedral
Jerry Lee Lewis – What’s Made Milwaukee Famous
(Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
Red Sovine – Loser Making Good
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – The Loser
Jimmy Castor – Poor Loser
Bob Seger – Beautiful Loser
Brothers Of Soul – I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser
Smith Connection – I’ve Been A Winner, I’ve Been A Loser
Smokie – Loser
David Cassidy – Two Time Loser

hour 3 – Highlights from 3 Broadway Musicals

1. All American
Book by: Mel Brooks
Mar 19, 1962
Ray Bolger, Fritz Weaver and Anita Gillette
Directed by Joshua Logan

2. Mr. President
Music & Lyrics by: Irving Berlin;
Oct 20, 1962
Nanette Fabray, Robert Ryan and Anita Gillette
Directed by Joshua Logan

3. Of Thee I Sing
Music by: George Gershwin; Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin
Book by: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind
original – Dec 26, 1931
our recording – May 5, 1952
Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Jack Carson
Directed by George S. Kaufman

and some closing tunes……
Andy Stewart – Donald Where’s Your Trousers
Tom Lehrer – We Will All Go Together When We Go

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpThis week we review the American Political scene.  We’ve gone to the vaults and pulled out some speeches by Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Silent Cal, Al Smith and more – along with some third party campaign songs – from 1948. and of course the usual mix of odd ball banalities.


Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-kissThis week we celebrate Osculation on The Vinyl Resting place. BTW it’s a term in geometry that describes the place where two curves or surfaces come into contact, or where their common tangent exists. It’s almost as if the two curved lines are kissing.

Faith Hill – This Kiss
The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
Petula Clark – Kiss Me Goodbye
Louis Armstrong Feat. Sy Oliver’s Orchestra – A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Mary Chaplin Carpenter – Shut Up And Kiss Me
Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
April Stevens Feat. Henri Rene Orchestra – Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh
Bobby Darin – I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
Jo Stafford – Kissin’ Bug Boogie
Whitney Houston And Enrique Iglesias – Could I Have This Kiss Forever
Keith Urban – Kiss A Girl
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Karen Chandler – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Penguins – Kiss A Fool Goodbye
Dinah Shore & Tony Martin – A Penny A Kiss
Nia Peeples – Kissing The Wind
Aaron Tippin – Kiss This
Georgia Gibbs – Kiss of Fire
Coasters – One Kiss Led To Another
Fabian – Kissin’ And Twistin’
Brian Hyland – Sealed with a Kiss
Impressions – Just One Kiss From You
Elton John – Kiss The Bride
Exile – Kiss You All Over
Jim Mundy & Terri Melton – Kiss You All Over
Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones – Kiss
L.F.O. – I Don’t Wanna Kiss You Goodnight
Brooke Allison – The Kiss-Off (Goodbye)
Toby Keith – You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This
Chris Brown (Ft. T-Pain) – Kiss Kiss
Ashley Tisdale – Kiss The Girl
Taylor Swift – Last Kiss
Lady Antebellum – Just A Kiss
P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Luke Bryan – Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Gloriana – (Kissed You) Good Night
Carly Rae Jepsen – This KissMichael Landon – Gimme A Little Kiss
Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
The Adelphis – Kiss-A-Kiss
Michael Ray – Kiss You In The Morning
Betty Everett – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
Billy Grammer – The Kissing Tree
Lil Louis – French Kiss
Davis Sisters – You Weren’t Ashamed To Kiss Me Last Night
Gary Shelton – Kissin’ At The Drive-In
The Drifters – Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies
The Shangri-las – Give Him A Great Big Kiss

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

bob-dylanThis week on the Vinyl Resting Place, we profile a fellow called Bob Dylan. Hey, if the Swedes think he’s such a big deal, might as well get in line. We’re preparing three hours of the Music of Mr Dylan – most performed by him, but there will be a few guest stars like Judy Collins, The Byrds, Manfred Mann and more.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-selloutThis Sunday – the Vinyl Resting Place sells out! That’s it – Now I know we’re going to annoy our regular listener – but we’re going pop-hits-top-of-the-charts same stuff everybody else plays sell-out. I’ve gone through the 9,783 recordings that hit the Hot 100 charts since January 1 2000 – I’ve put together a playlist with the following criteria:

1. The recording had to have been available on vinyl (well I can’t completely sell-out) – does not matter if its 12″, 7″, album or single. This, oddly, only eliminated about 741 songs (and none were a real loss).

2. The recordings had to not, well, suck. This eliminated 8,6113. of the 432 recordings remaining – pick out roughly 45 that I’d actually listen to with the volume on, and there you have it.

Now, some of these are really great songs, that will be turning up on people’s playlist for the next 30 years. Some got so much airplay, that you just cringe when they come on – but when you factor in the charm of distance – you begin wondering “what ever happened to that song, I used to hear it all the time”

Some are just fun – and a few are down right beautiful – Here’s the list I came up with. – If you don’t see a 21st Century favorite – let me know.  (next week it’s back the the regular format, sorry) See Ya’ll on Sunday…

2000 Christina Aguilera Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)
2016 Rachel Platten Stand by you
2015 Rachel Platten Fight Song
2001 Pink Get The Party Started
2000 Ricky Martin She Bangs
2000 Bon Jovi It’s My Life
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya And Pink Lady Marmalade
2001 Jennifer Lopez Love Don’t Cost A Thing
2003 Bowling For Soup Girl All The Bad Guys Want
2000 Faith Hill Breathe
2001 Enya Only Time
2002 Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This
2006 Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten

2002 Vanessa Carlton A Thousand Miles
2001 A.T.C. Around The World (La La La La La)
2009 Jay Z + Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind
2001 Lee Greenwood God Bless The U.S.A. (2001 Single)
2002 Avril Lavigne Complicated
2002 Calling Wherever You Will Go
2002 Puddle Of Mudd Blurry
2002 Jimmy Eat World The Middle
2002 Kylie Minogue Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
2003 Kid Rock (Ft. Allison Moorer) Picture
2002 Puddle Of Mudd She Hates Me
2003 Evanescence (Ft. Paul Mccoy) Bring Me To Life
2004 Sheryl Crow The First Cut Is The Deepest
2006 K.T. Tunstall Black Horse And The Cherry Tree

2007 Colbie Caillat Bubbly
2005 Joe Nichols Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
2004 Gretchen Wilson Redneck Woman
2008 Katy Perry Hot N Cold
2008 Sara Bareilles Love Song
2010 Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are
2011 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory
2012 Karmin Brokenhearted
2010 Lady Antebellum Need You Now
2013 Robin Thicke Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharr)
2013 One Direction Story Of My Life
2014 Sara Bareilles Brave
2013 P!nk Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)
2014 Meghan Trainor All About That Bass


Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-tvThis week radio goes TV – well actually radio goes internet which goes TV – 3 hours of themes from some of your favorite TV shows – had to leave about 100 or so off – but here’s the core (be sure to listen Sunday at Noon to The Vinyl Resting Place)

hour 1
Stan Freberg – Tele-Vee-Shun

detective/cop shows

Rhythm Heritage – S.W.A.T. Theme
Mike Post – Theme From Magnum P.I.
Al Jarreau – Moonlighting (Theme)
Cagney and Lacey
Charlie’s Angels
Dragnet – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
Hawaii 5-0
Hawaiian Eye (Werner Mueller)
Police Woman
Theme From ‘Perry Mason’ – Ray Conniff
[Billy Goldenberg] Kojak -Theme
Rockford Files (Henry Mancini)
Mannix (Billy May)
Mancini – Peter Gunn
Mancini – Mystery Movie Theme
Quincy ME
Lalo Schifrin – Mission Impossible
Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Frank Chacksfield))
law And Order (Daniel Caine Orchestra)

Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)

—> Hour 2

angel and the reruns – buffy come back
Brady Bunch
Car 54, Where Are You
Donna Reed Show
Chico And The Man
Courtship Of Eddie’s Father
Everywhere You Look [Full House]
F-Troop (1965-67)
Facts Of Life
Gomer Pyle, USMC
Flying Nun
I Love Lucy (Wilbur Hatch)
Jackie Gleason – Melancholy Serenade
That Girl
The Andy Griffith Show (Studio Artist)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Love is All Around (Mary Tyler Moore TV Theme Cover)
John Sebastian – Welcome Back
MASH – Suicide is Painless (from MASH film)
Theme From Hogan’s Heroes – Bob Crane
Patty Duke – Theme From The Patty Duke Show (Cousins) (First Season Version)
pratt & McClain – happy days
Nanny And The Professor
Room 222
The Dick Van Dyke Show (Frank Chacksfield)
Family Affair
Curt Massey – Petticoat Junction
Green Acres
Mayberry RFD

——>hour 3

The Ballad Of Jed Clampett – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
stairway to Gilligan
Gilligan’s Island (1964-67)

Kids shows
Sandy Becker theme – That happy feeling
The Archies
Top Cat
The Flintstones
Tennessee Tuxedo
Speed Racer
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Josie and the Pussycats
Huckleberry Hound
George Of The Jungle
Felix The Cat
Casper, The Friendly Ghost
Bowling For Soup – Jimmy Neutron Theme
fraggle rock theme
The Muppet Show Theme
Peanuts Theme Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christm
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Captain Kangaroo (Puffin’ Billy)
Howdy Doody

Joey Scarbury – Greatest American Hero Theme
Adventures of Superman (50’s TV- George Reeves)
Al (He’s The King) Hirt – Green Hornet Theme
Batman (Neil Hefti)
[Mark Snow] The X-Files – TV Version
twilight zone
The Munsters
I Dream of Jeannie (Hugo Montenegro)


Bat Masterson
Frankie Laine – TV Themes – Rawhide (superb quality) stereo
Have Gun, Will Travel

Midsomer Murders
Monty Python – The Liberty Bell

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-1968Today on the Vinyl Resting place – starting at noon – it’s 1968 all over again. We replay some of the big news events of the year – along with 42 songs – right off the pop charts of the year (plus one hanger on by the Royal Guardsmen). By and large, by today’s standards, most of the pop hits of the days would be called easy listening or MOR – but back then – they provided an odd background to a year filled will social unrest and violence, and war, and, a trip around the moon – here are the songs you’ll hear (if you listen for 3 hours) – in alphabetical order by artist…

Al Hirt – Keep The Ball Rollin’
American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
Bill Cosby – Funky North Philly
Bill Medley – I Can’t Make It Alone
Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues
Bobby Goldsboro – Autumn Of My Life
Booker T. And The MG’s – Soul-Limbo
Buckinghams – Susan
Cliff Nobles And Co. – The Horse (Long .17)
Dionne Warwick – Promises, Promises
Don Fardon – (The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation
Ed Ames – Who Will Answer
Fats Domino – Lady Madonna
First Edition – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Four Seasons – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Frank Sinatra – Cycles
Glen Campbell – Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
Grapefruit – Dear Delilah
Happenings – Music Music Music (Long .13)
Intruders – (Love Is Like A) Baseball Game
Irish Rovers – The Unicorn
Johnny Rivers – Summer Rain
Judy Collins – Both Sides Now
Lettermen – Goin’ Out Of My Head…Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Lulu – Best Of Both Worlds
Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
Mason Williams – Baroque-A-Nova (Long .51)
Mason Williams – Classical Gas
Max Frost And The Troopers – Shape Of Things To Come
Mills Brothers – Cab Driver
Nancy Wilson – Face It Girl, It’s Over
Ohio Express – Down At Lulu’s
Patti Page – Little Green Apples
Ray Stevens – Mr. Businessman
Sandpebbles – Never My Love
Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 – Scarborough Fair
Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 – The Fool On The Hill
Stone Poneys (Ft. Linda Ronstadt) – Different Drum
Sweet Inspirations – Sweet Inspiration
Tom Jones – Deliah
Turtles – Elenore
Vogues – Turn Around, Look At Me

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-daysThis week its a choice of days, no, not the H.L.Mencken anthology, but songs about the various days of the week.

Hour 1

Queen – Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
A Lighter Shade Of Brown – Sunday Afternoon
Ann Margret – Never On Sunday
Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday
Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down
Dolly Parton – Chicken Every Sunday
Harptones – A Sunday Kind Of Love
Nat ‘King’ Cole – That Sunday, That Summer (stereo LP)
Bobbie Gentry & Glenn Campbell – Sunday Mornin’
The Irish Rovers – Whisky On a Sunday
Thelma Houston – Saturday Night Sunday Morning
Anne Murray – Sunday School To Broadway
Connie Smith & Nat Stuckey – Sunday Morning
Margaret Whiting And Jimmy Wakely – Let’s Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning)
Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday (Single Version)
Jay And The Americans – Sunday And Me
Shirelles – I Met Him On Sunday
Shenandoah – Sunday In The South
Brotherhood Of Man – California Sunday Morning
hour 2

Mamas & The Papas – Monday, Monday
Carpenters – Rainy Days And Mondays
Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Fats Domino – Blue Monday
Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoon
Rolling Stones – ruby tuesday
Stevie Wonder – Tuesday Heartbreak
John Lee Hooker – Wednesday Evening Blues
Johnny Cash – A Wednesday Car
Royal Guardsmen – Any Wednesday
Jim Croce – Thursday
Johnny Mathis – Sweet Thursday
Johnny Otis – Thursday Night Blues
Love And Kisses – Thank God It’s Friday
Easybeats – Friday On My Mind
Glee Cast – Last Friday Night
Al Jolson-Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go (With Friday on a Saturday Night)
Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child
hour 3

Bandana – Jukebox Saturday Night
Alabama – Louisiana Saturday Night
Bill Green – Texas On A Saturday Night
Freddy Quinn – Tennessee Saturday Night
Hank Snow – On A Tennessee Saturday Night
Neil Diamond – Brooklyn On A Saturday Night
Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night
Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Frank Sinatra – Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)
The Drifters – Saturday Night at the Movies
Sandpipers – Come Saturday Morning
Cat Stevens – Another Saturday Night
Chicago – Saturday In The Park
Earth, Wind & Fire – Saturday Nite
C Notes – Last Saturday Night
John Fogerty – Almost Saturday Night
Bay City Rollers – Saturday Night