Many podcasters are actively seeking out and playing new music that’s being released under Creative Commons or is otherwise RIAA-free. I’ve chosen instead to play music that’s fallen through the cracks. All the recordings you’ll hear on the Vinyl Podcast are out of print, meaning you couldn’t buy a new copy if you wanted to. One of the RIAA’s stated objections to digital distribution of music is that, unlike putting a song on a cassette tape for a friend, when you encode that song digitally, you’re making a perfect copy that is indistinguishable from the source version. If you listen to any of my podcasts, you’ll hear that the songs I’m playing are far from perfect. They’re full of dust and scratches and pops, all the little nuances that make vinyl records so much more charming than your average cd or mp3."
Here’s a taster by Gladys Knight and the Pips from the album Motortown Revue Live. Motowns house band The Funk Brothers lay down the groove.