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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

May 31, 2016

The Amen Break is the most popular, most used, most sampled drum beat in history, and it's appeared on over 2000 separate recordings and spawned new music genres. Hear the story of the song, the track, the sample and the man behind it. We speak to Richard L Spencer, owner of the song 'Amen Brother' and the Amen Break.

May 24, 2016

Eric Spitznagel goes on a journey to find the old record collection. Not copies of the records, the exact ones! The story is detailed in his new book "Old Records Never Die" and he shares some of the tales on today's podcast. Plus we discuss a little known Pink Floyd secret message on their LP The Wall.

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May 17, 2016

John Lennon inadvertently plagiarized a Chuck Berry song that was owned by a mobster and hatched a plan with Phil Spector to correct it. What could go wrong? As it turns out, quite a lot! This is the story of a John Lennon record that sold less than 1500 units and made a lot of lawyers rich.

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May 10, 2016


The Vinyl District is an awesome website as well as application for Apple iOS and Google Android smart phones and we speak to the founders about their contributions and future of the vinyl community. Plus I share an announcement regarding The Vinyl Guide and discuss the hard-to-find status of Prince records.

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May 3, 2016

The Black Album is a mysterious album in the Prince catalog, originally recorded, mastered, duplicated then cancelled with all but a handful of copies destroyed. Today we share the story of the LP, the theories about Prince's change of mind & more. Plus we answer listener email, talk about rap / hip-hop records and...