Joining the return to in-person broadcasting, NuFone Rick and the XL II 90 Live Music Radio Hour returned to the airwaves in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 31. Taking full advantage of the return to the studio, NuFone Rick did the first of a two-part “#LiveOnVinyl” special.
Opening with personal favorite track off the first live album he ever owned, NuFone spun “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” from The Allman Brother’s At Fillmore Release.
NuFone brought some just released music to the Madison airwaves, playing “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad” and “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” from the Tedeski Trucks Band’s Layla Revisited (Live at Lockn’), released in July. Both tracks feature Trey Anastasio of Phish on guitar and capture a 2019 performance at the Lockn’ festival that recreated the legendary Derek & The Dominoes album in full.
Hour 1 closed out with “Positively 4th Street” and “The Harder They Come” off of Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia’s Live At Keystone, before signing off with a “Cosmic Charlie” from the Grateful Dead’s Fillmore West 1969.
NuFone got right back into it in the second hour, opening with Etta James burning things down with some inspired scat singing on “What I’d Say” on the appropriately titled “Etta James Rocks the House.” Next up was King Curtis blowing it out on Live At The Fillmore West, including covers of “Them Changes” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” The hour came to a close with “Cities” and “Wolfman’s Brother” off of Phish’s 1997 release, Slip, Stich & Pass.
Part 1 of “#LiveOnVinyl” is available for two weeks on the archives. NuFone Rick returns with part 2 of his “#LiveOnVinyl” show this Friday night, from midnight to 2 AM.