Friday, February 5, 2010

Upcoming Adventure in Sound Episodes!

Here's what's happening in February on my weekly radio show, Adventures in Sound:

(All shows will air Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., CST, on 91.7 FM, KOOP Austin; or online at

Feb 6: Special two hour show (from 1 to 3 p.m.) Salute to Chess Records, with all of the superstars (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, etc.) featured. Plus equally great sides from Elmore James, Johnny Shines, Hound Dog Taylor & more.

Feb 13: A very happy birthday show for my lovely wife, Erica. An hour of Beatnik and Beat era recordings. Everything from How to Speak Hip to Jack Kerouac.

Feb 20: A look at the 1960s folk-rock boom, with the big names (Dylan, They Byrds, The Beatles, etc.) along with the lesser known talents ( such as Fred Neil and Mimi & Richard Farina).

Feb 27: The first weekend of KOOP's Spring 2010 Membership Drive. Please show your support for Adventures in Sound (and community radio).

Requests for the show:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Recent Listens...

First, thanks to everyone for their nice comments; glad people look forward to my blog!

I've added a few details in my profile, with more to follow this week. Additional info (links, interests, etc.) are coming soon!

For now, I've a few comments on some music I've been enjoying a lot lately:

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

Amazing that this was recorded in one day! Four beautiful, extended pieces dedicated to God. Doesn't seem long at all, and goes by all too quickly. Something I've listened to many times at work last week.

V/A: Where the Action Is, Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 -1968

Fantastic box set of 1960s Los Angeles garage, pop, folk-rock & more! Some of the bands I wasn't familiar with, but (nearly) all of the heavyweights are here: The Byrds, The Doors, Love, The Music Machine, The Seeds, etc. Great that the collection start with The Standells "Riot on Sunset Strip." A wonderful Valentine Day's gift from my wife.

Muddy Waters: The Complete Plantation Recordings

Where it all began (record wise) for McKinley Morganfield. Muddy on acoustic guitar, mostly unaccompanied. Also has some great examples of him playing with a rowdy string band. Plus interview segments with Alan Lomax & John Work (the folks who recorded this). Get the reissue on MCA, the sound quality blows away previous reissues of this stuff.

Plus, lots more Muddy & Howlin' Wolf (mainly for my Chess Records show last week); Fletcher Henderson 1925 to 1934 sides; lots of 50s Beat & Beatniks records (again for my radio show); Nick Drake demos & more.

And many, many more!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Howdy Everyone!

And welcome to the first blog for The Vintage Voice. I've been doing research on vintage (pre-1970) music & movies for over two decades, and host a weekly radio show, Adventures in Sound. It airs on KOOP Austin, 91.7 FM (online at

This blog will focus on my passion for older music and movies. I enjoy sharing my interests and hobbies with people every week on my radio show, and hope you enjoy them as well.

Feel free to contact me with your feedback!

Dennis Campa