Jul 182014

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ep62Hinky Dinky Time on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio, episode 62: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Eastern Time.

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The Warner Brothers Loss Leaders, 1969-1980
Beginning in 1969, Warner Brothers began selling samplers of music by artists on Warner Brothers, Reprise and other, associated labels. These samplers were comprised of a diverse array of artists and styles and were generally presented as double albums which sold for $2. They advertised on the inner sleeves of normal catalog product, in magazine ads, in promotional flyers and at point of sale displays. If you’re of a certain age, these come-ons were ubiquitous.

Labels represented:
Bearsville, Berserkley, Bizarre-Reprise, Brother-Reprise, Capricorn, Casablanca, Chrysalis, Curtom, Dark Horse, DiscReet, Island, Little David, Loma Records, MGM, Palladium-Reprise, Paradise, Pentagram, Reprise, Sire, Straight-Reprise, Viva, Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers-Raccoon, Warner Brothers-Spector, Warner Brothers-Virgin, Warner-Curb, Warner-Reprise, Warner-RFC, Warner-Tattoo, Whitfieldblue

Special thanks to:
Barry Hansen, Todd Everett, Charlie Haas, Ed Ward, Chaz Hill, Pete Johnson, Bob Merlis, George Kovacik and Denny Angelle

Warner Brothers Loss Leader Links

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Artist: Title: Album:
Uncle Michael Hinky Dinky Time Open  
The Everly Brothers -Wildman Fischer T For Texas-Lord of the Manor The 1969 Warner Reprise Songbook
Family Second Generation Woman The 1969 Warner Reprise Songbook
The Fugs Wide, Wide River The 1969 Warner Reprise Songbook
The Pentangle Sweet Child The 1969 Warner Reprise Songbook
Your DJ Speaks:
The Everly Brothers Empty Boxes The 1969 Warner Reprise Record Show
John Renbourn Transfusion The 1969 Warner Reprise Record Show
GTOs Time The Big Ball
Captain Beefheart Ella Guru The Big Ball
Norman Greenbaum Jubilee The Big Ball
Small Faces Flying The Big Ball
The Mothers of Invention WPLJ The Big Ball
Fifth Avenue Band Nice Folks The Big Ball
Your DJ Speaks:
Harper’s Bizarre Soft Sounding Music Schlagers!
The San Sebastian Strings Body Surfing With The Jet Set Schlagers!
The Kinks When I Turn Out The Living Room Lights The Big Ball
The Association Dubuque Blues Schlagers!
Mason Williams Cowboy Schlagers!
The Neon Philharmonic Cowboy Schlagers!
Miriam Makeba For What It’s Worth Schlagers!
Your DJ Speaks:
Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Love Land Schlagers!
Dion You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Schlagers!
Judy Henske & Jerry Yester St. Nicholas Hall Zapped
Jimmy Webb P.F. Sloan Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
John Simon Elves Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
John Gordon & Larry Lipades Radio Spot: Chip Dip Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
Your DJ Speaks:
John Gordon & Larry Lipades Radio Spot: It’s The Plastic Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
Lovecraft Love Has Come To Me Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
Fleetwood Mac Tell Me Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies
Long John Baldry It Ain’t Easy Hot Platters
Ron Nagle Marijuna Hell Hot Platters
Halfnelson Biology 2 The Whole Burbank Catalog
Your DJ Speaks:
Warner Bros. Television Sgt. Preston of the Yukon The Whole Burbank Catalog
Daddy Cool Eagle Rock The Whole Burbank Catalog
Jackie Lomax Lavender Dream The Whole Burbank Catalog
Arthur Alexander It Hurts To Want It So Bad The Whole Burbank Catalog
Jesse Collin Young It’s A Lovely Day Middle of the Road
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Write Me Down Middle of the Road
Beach Boys Caroline No Middle of the Road
Your DJ Speaks:
John Fahey Steamboat Burbank
Alice Cooper Public Animal #9 Burbank
Tower of Power Down To The Nightclub Burbank
Roxy Music Virginia Plain The Days of Wine and Vinyl
Bonnie Raitt Too Long At The Fair The Days of Wine and Vinyl
John Cale Paris 1919 Appetizers
Your DJ Speaks:
Deep Purple I’m All Alone Appetizers
Labat Amphibian Chaff All Singing, All Talking, All Rocking
Peter Yarrow Wayfaring Stranger All Singing, All Talking, All Rocking
The Sopwith Camel Dancin’ Wizard All Singing, All Talking, All Rocking
Tim Buckley Sally Go Round The Roses All Singing, All Talking, All Rocking
Osibisa Go Hard Goods
Denver, Boise & Johnson The ’68 Nixon (This Year’s Model) Hard Goods
Your DJ Speaks:
Terry Melcher Dr. Horowitz Hard Goods
Graham Central Station Waiting Hard Goods
Kiss Strutter Hard Goods
Good Rats Back To My Music Deep Ear
The Meters Jungle Man Deep Ear
The Peter Peter Ivers Band Alpha Centauri Deep Ear
Doug Sahm Tex Mex Trip Groover’s Paradise Deep Ear
Your DJ Speaks:
Montrose I Got The Fire The Force
Mike McGear Norton The Force
Kenny Rankin In The Name Of Love The Force
Allen Toussaint Country John Burbank’s Finest: 100% All Meat
Curtis Mayfield So In Love With You Burbank’s Finest: 100% All Meat
Emmylou Harris Bluebird Wine Burbank’s Finest: 100% All Meat
Your DJ Speaks:
Randy Newman Birmingham I Didn’t Know They Still Made Records Like This
Leo Sayer One Man Band I Didn’t Know They Still Made Records Like This
Little Feat One Love Stand The Works
Bellamy Brothers Let Yor Love Flow Supergroup
Michael Franks Monkey See, Monkey Do Supergroup
Billy Joe Shaver Texas Uphere Tennessee The People’s Record
Your DJ Speaks:
Rod Stewart The Killing of Georgie The People’s Record
Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Express Yourself Cook Book
Eddie Hazel California Dreamin’ Limo
The Henhouse Five Plus Two In the Mood Limo
The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band What a Way to End it All Limo
Your DJ Speaks:
Bootsy’s Rubber Band Bootzilla Collectus Interruptus
Prince Soft & Wet Collectus Interruptus
Van Halen Runnin’ With the Devil Collectus Interruptus
Sex Pistols God Save the Queen Collectus Interruptus
Devo Mongoloid Pumping Vinyl
Your DJ Speaks:
B52’s Rock Lobster A La Carte
Lowell George I Can’t Stand The Rain Monsters
Tin Huey Hump Day Monsters
The Roches We Monsters
Your DJ Speaks:
Talking Heads Drugs Eclipse
The Ramones I Want You Around Eclipse
Bob Marley & the Wailers Wake Up and Live Eclipse
The Korgis If I Had You Eclipse
Your DJ Speaks:
The Modern Lovers I’m Straight Troublemakers
Gang of Four Damaged Goods Troublemakers
Urban Verbs Subway Troublemakers
Public Image Public Image Ltd. Troublemakers
Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star Troublemakers
Your DJ Speaks:
Your DJ Speaks: Fleetwood Mac Albatross  

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