Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Doobie Brothers 1971

Originally called "Pud", San Jose's Doobie Brothers got their start from 2 original members getting introduced by one Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. In the early days they attracted a strong following among local chapters of the Hells Angels. Why just check out the cover of their debut album from 1971! The Doobies look like a bunch of hippy punks, ala The Stooges! Who knew?! Too bad the cover pic didn't match the sounds within - But if you grew up listening to The Doobies hits like I did you may enjoy these chill, deep-cuts from that first album.
Dig "Travelin' Man" & "Greenwood Creek". (Click the links below)



Monday, September 17, 2018

1st-Ever Nitro-Retro Spotify Playlist

Check out our Spotify channel! 


Click HERE to listen to our first ever
Nitro-Retro SPOTIFY playlist!

"The 2018 September Playlist"

Enjoy!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Masters of Apprentices Tribute!


Dig these 3 great songs from Australia's Masters Apprentices!

"WARS OR HANDS OF TIME" - 1966

B-side to their first single, "Undecided" (see below)

*Here's what's left of the original lineup in 2015 doing "Wars or Hands of Time".
There's some onstage banter at first, the song starts at 4 minutes in...


"UNDECIDED" - 1966 

A-side to their first single. Big hit in Australia!


"BURIED AND DEAD" - 1967

(promo film)










Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Art & Sounds of Blue Note: JImmy Smith - Home Cookin' LP

Our 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records comes to an end with the Hammond organ maestro Jimmy Smith. His "Home Cookin'" LP recorded in the great jazz-year of 1959 and released in 1961 is easily one of his best and a recommended starting places to experience Jimmy Smith. Dig "Messin Around.


  







Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Art & Sounds of Blue Note: Lou Donaldson - Alligator Boogaloo LP

Day 6 of a 7-day tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to sax super-hero dude Lou Donaldson. He has butt-loads of classic Blue Note album covers (Good Gracious!) but the folks here at Nitro-Retro particularly like the "Alligator Boogaloo" LP released in 1967.
From Wiki: "...
The success of the title track surprised Donaldson: 'We made the date and we were three minutes short. I said we don't have no more material. And the guy said just play anything for three minutes so we can fill out the time. So I just made the riff and naturally the guys could follow it. That's the only damn thing that sold on the record!' DIG.



  
  





Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Art & Sounds of Blue Note: Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' LP


Day 5 of a 1-week tribute to the art & music of Blue Note Records brings us to jazz pianist Sonny Clark and his great "Cool Struttin'" LP from 1958. – Enjoy the memorable & catchy title track.