Wax Wednesdays

Wax Wednesdays

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A Masterclass of Memphis Soul #46
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We are live every Wednesday from The Rooks Return in Fitzroy. Supporting the rookies, playing soul in the only way we know how. Vinyl Only. Come say hi :)

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Nov 30

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We go back into one of our all-time favourite genres and play some Blues Rock. The Stokes may say no more of that, but we say the opposite. Check back to episode #53 to hear the origins of the genre. Feat: Welcome to the canteen Youngbloods Beatles Cream Lindisfarne And whatever lewis played.

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Oct 19

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The parks are back open and with that are the tunes, listen and enjoy.

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Oct 6

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We dedicate this one to the living memory of the screaming eagle of soul, Charles Bradley. We talk about all the stories we've heard of the legendary man, and what he means to us. From a James Brown Impersonator to a 62-year-old debut album under Charles Bradley, listen to his journey.

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Sep 21

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In light of a string of canceled gigs, we decided to give those records a spin. They were getting a bit sad about not being played out or getting drinks spilled on them or even smoke on their wax. Groove away wednesdayswax@gmail.com Tracklistings: Lord Echo - Woah! There's No Limit Yuksek - Cadenza Norma Jean - I'm The Baddest Bitch Terrance Parker - Emancipation of my soul Kenny Dixon - Emotional Content

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Sep 15

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In these lockdown days, here in Aus we decided to reminisce a little bit and dig through our collection to find those records that bring a smile to our faces. Either nostalgic or euphoric or just simpy nice, these are our happiest of records. Feat: Polo & Pan - Pays Imaginaire Black Pumas - Colours Leon Bridges - Smooth Sailin' Warumpi Band - Black Fella, White Fella Michael Kiwanuka - Youn Aint The Problem Beach Boys - Girl From NY City Bileo - You Can Win Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hunnybee Xx

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Sep 7

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Soul is for the soul as we play our rare 45's records, playing mostly local Aussie soul that you can watch us too on youtube. Enjoy Feat: Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y Martha Reeves - Nowhere To Run Saskwatch - I Thought This Was Love K.Auldist - Changes Otis Redding - Shake Barbara Howard - Oh Me, Oh My Curtis Mayfield - Get Down Monophonics - Like Yesterday Jerry Washington - Set Your Soul On Fire Durand Jones - Make A change wednesdayswax@gmail.com

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Aug 31

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Good morning, this is a simple one from us this week. A real quick chat and a nice slow morning mix. Enjoy the grooves and hope you don't miss our voices too much. Get in touch! wednesdayswax@gmail.com

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Aug 18

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What came first, gospel or blues? We go into the origins of Gospel music and talk about Aretha Franklin and the other goats (greatest of all time) of the genre and what it's all about. Feat: James Brown - Old Landmark The Supreme Jubilee - Standing In The Need of Prayer O.V Wright - Everybody Knows The Harlem Gospel Sam Cooke - Chain gang Al Green - God Is Standing By Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace Leon Bridges - River

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Aug 10

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We ventured to Dutch Vinyl with $20 in hand to find 4 records each. A challenge as to who can find the best $5 records, lewis plays the first 4 records and Gideon brings it home at the end. A lot of soul, funk, disco, rock - let us know which you liked more! Music: Swingers - Counting The Beat Tine & Ike - River Deep, Mountain High Diana Ross - Getting Ready For Love The Supremes - Let Yourself Go Smokey Robinson - Being With You Gladys Knight Sharon Jones wednesdayswax@gmaill.com

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Aug 3

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We dig into our most blissful sounds to cheer us up from the Melbourne Lockdown. Easy on the ears, more of a DJ set of lounge house music. Enjoy Email us at: wednesdayswax@gmail.com Music: Cymande - The Message Hieronymus Dros - Heironymus Funk Sonya Spence - Let Love Flow On Andras - Slow Dope Pools - Tubin' Roy Ayers - Green & Gold Lord Echo - Sweetest Meditation St Germaine - So Flute

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Jul 27

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Our concept show goes one concept deeper. We delve into the very idea of what is a concept album and share a few stories from some our most loved concept records of all time. Featuring: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon Marvin Gaye - What's Going On The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club The Who - Tommy BATTS MF Doom King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

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Jul 20

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We're getting deep and sad with this one, but we're here for your lonely hearts. These are the songs for the soul, the love for the heartless and the tissue for your tears. A collection of heartbreak songs as we read the lyrics like poems. Featuring: Tom waits - I hope that I don’t fall in love with you Tesky Brothers - pain and misery Kris lager band - money and loneliness Loleatta Holloway - cry to me Norah Jones - If I were a painter Carole King - It's too late Harry Nilsson - Without You Sam Cooke - Sad Mood

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Jul 13

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We go into the number 27 and tell you the stories of some of the greatest artists of all time and those who will be forever 27. Featured artists: - Jimi Hendrix - Janis Joplin - Otis Redding - Mac Miller - Nick Drake - Baby Huey and the babysitters - Alan Wilson, Canned Heat - Jones, The Rolling Stones - Gary Thain, Uriah Heep

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Jul 7

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An episode for the heavy heads and lonely hearts, songs to warm the ears and really just a giant hug. The songs for the moments of slow and coming-down times. Really sit back to this one.

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Jun 30

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We're back after a week-long absence ...sorry! Our wallets are even emptier as we spent quite a few $$ with some new wax to bring to you. This week we go into the origin of how blues-rock happened ...as it did happen. Featured: The youngbloods Janies Joplin Deep Purple Credence Clearwater ...and whatever Lewis played Music starts at 11.15mins.

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Jun 23

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We dive into Australian music and play clips from Crowded Houses, Paul Kelly and much more, also Lewis is really surprised by Australia's #1 selling artists. Do you know who it is?

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Jun 8

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We're on the get down with this one as we go to the Bronx and talk about the rise of breakbeat. When you take a 4 bar beat loop from any song and scratch the records back and forth for hours and of course the rise of break dancing that is accompanied.

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Jun 2

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Last week we played you the OG's of the sample world and now we play what they have become. From Moodyman to Drake, Joe Cocker to Tupac - it all goes down on this musical quest to find who the royalty belongs to. HINT: no-one, we're all pirates here.

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May 25

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Who created the first beat? The Amen Brothers created something that was sampled over 6,070 times. And we just added one more as we delve into the world of sampling, by going into some of the OG sample creators or simply just artists who everyone took their sound from.

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May 18

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Who's covering who? We talk about bands who started out as tribute and cover bands - some big players. Charles Bradly, The Rolling Stones, and a small little band called The Beatles that you may have heard of from previous episodes. Sit back and be surprised.

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May 12

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Welcome to NEW YORK, where the bagels and music are just better than anywhere else in the world. We introduce you to musicians who call New York home. Stay tuned as we will dive into each borough and tell the stories from Harlem, Hip Hop from Brooklyn the soul of the Bronx, The Disco of the East Villiage and something from Staten Island.

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Apr 29

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We travel to Memphis, Tennessee in the 1960s to find records that are over 60 years old to play for you. We talk about the origin of Memphis Soul, how Stax Records changed a nation and the political landscape of Memphis in the 1960's. Love your favourite Pirates xx

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Apr 22

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We're back! That's right your favourite pirate radio show is back and back to a weekly schedule. We catch you up on all the gigs we've been to that touch on Boogie Festival, The Rookies, Delta Riggs, The Murlocs, A Limp Bizkit Cover Band ...yes you read that correctly. Listen and enjoy. Music starts at 15mins.

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Apr 14

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We're back from a desolate place that we have called isolation and home for the last 2/3 months to get back on the airwaves. We're playing all the records that have been highly played through our time in isolation. We'll also be uploading every 2 weeks now. Enjoy and we missed you too!

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Jun 2020

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We're rewinding to last weeks Golden Plains festival and talk about our highlights and the best musical performance, costumes and all-round debauchery that was Golden Plains Festival 2020.

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Mar 2020

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We delve into our childhoods and dig out the anthems that were ever so nostalgic as we reminisce on our punk days. Featuring Green Day, The Living End, Joan Jett, Fugazi, Joy division.

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Mar 2020

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This week we delve into 1970's and 80s Australian rock. A dive that took us into our uncles collections where we uncovered some Little River Band, The Seekers, Matt Finish, Matt Finish and Angus & Bon. Enjoy.

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Feb 2020

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This week we dive into the sound of the synthesizer and tr-808 drum machine. It's as if you were in the Tron game. Playing some favourites like The Human League, Yazoo, Depeche Mode and then whatever Lewis played. Enjoy.

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Feb 2020

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This week is 80s pop and to be honest, we recorded this when we were cooked, so we hope you enjoy and understand if you just fast forward to the music. It's basically the wedding singer's soundtrack with our own selections. Enjoy.

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Jan 2020

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Welcome to the first one of the year and what better way than to look back at our young selves and reflect on the best records from 2010-2020. We discuss the rolling stones top albums of the decade and then what our very own are. Features: Mac Demarco The Murlochs The Rookies The XX Asgeir Solange Michael Kiwenuka Charles Bradley

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Jan 2020

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We turn back the clock and take it back to the 90s to discuss house music. The scene that was happening all around the world and share just some awesome stories from Eric Berkhinfand. Enjoy.

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Dec 2019

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This week we discuss everything that was 2019. The best gigs, shows and releases of the year as well as the anniversaries and tours. Speaking about when Lauryn Hill came to Melbourne, Tora latest release and The Rookies stay weird release launch party. Enjoy.

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Dec 2019

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We delve into the notorious stories of metal rockstars from the 80s, discussing the debauchery acts of Ozzy Osbourne, Nicki Sixx and some modern stories from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard ...of course. Enjoy this episode of Glam Metal!

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Dec 2019

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We celebrate everything that is California, the music, the artists and everything that has come out of one incredible state. Everything from the beach boys to jungle and war's lowrider.

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Nov 2019

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Gideon and Lewis battle to the funk! It's a battle where each pirate chooses 3 records to battle against each other and the funkiest set wins the funk crown. Who will it be?!?! Listen and let us know.

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Nov 2019

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We do a deep dive into The Beatles, talking about our best records from our collection and everything that they are, were and will still be. We also give our review of Yesterday and talk about the stories behind the records.

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Nov 2019

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We discuss everything about Australian music, from our favourite artists, festival and the scene that makes it so great. Featuring artists such as Hiatus Kayote, Tora and Andras Fox with Oscar Key Sung. Enjoy.

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Oct 2019

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This week we delve into live music and go back in time to live shows from Central Park, Arc De Triomphe, Newcastle city hall and vegas. Playing rare recordings of War, Simon & Garfunkel, Sammy Davis Jnr, Lindisfarne and more.

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Oct 2019

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This week is all in spanish. Not really but the music mostly is, as we deep dive into Latino and Cuban music featuring artists we can't pronounce. But Lewi does try his hardest. Enjoy!

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Oct 2019

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We're talking about Indie music or really independent labels and the rise of the genre in the UK. Gideon reflects about his time in London and Lewis talks about the time he saw King Krule live. Featured artists: Radiohead Little Triggers The Japanese House King Krule Arctic Monkeys Tom Misch

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Sep 2019

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Woodstock 1969 - A 50 year anniversary tribute podcast talking about the historical event, what went down, how did it happen and who played and why it was so incredible. We go through the live recordings from the event playing the following artists: Richie Havens Country Joe Mcdonald The Who Crosby Stills & Nash Credence clearwater Joan Baez Sly & The Family Max Yasgur Jimi Hendrix

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Sep 2019

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We're back! Gideon returns from his trip abroad with some records he bought from Seoul, as Lewis shares his most recent purchases. If you'd like the track names, sorry I don't speak Korean but can send you album covers. Email: info@about-blank.co

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Aug 2019

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This week Gideon and Lewis choose one label each from their collection to share with you. Sorry we've been away, the podcast will return August 28th - Gideon is in Seoul digging deep for records right now.

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Aug 2019

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Gideon and Lewis pick up from last week and open the floor to the greatest singer songwriters of all time featuring a heavy discussion of what that entails, our very own and the rolling stones top 10 singer songwriters of all time. Enjoy.

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Jul 2019

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This week Gideon & Lewis talk about their favourite female artists of all time. Involving a discussion on whether genres should be a thing or not. Featuring Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Carole King and more.

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Jul 2019

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Gideon and Lewis battle it out. Lewis chose the side of Punk and Gideon chose Post-Punk as they play 3 records each to see who has the better records. Let us know what you think!

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Jun 2019

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It's Melbourne Music Festival, Lewis and Gideon indulge in what's on offer and share some of their most loved Jazz records. We also have a surprise pirate, Gez who joins the show.

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Jun 2019

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This week Lewis & Gidz confess their love for deep house and get lost in rhythm and sound as we take you on an adventure through the warm synths that is deep house. Playing records from the label house of kolour with artists like luvless, harvey sutherland, jack J, chez damier, roy trent and others.

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May 2019

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This week we take it back to the 1960s and celebrate the records we stole from either our parents or from local Melbourne record fairs. Features records from Bob Dylan, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Animals and a couple of others. Enjoy.

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May 2019

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