My Reel Tapes: #2

This is the second post in a series with playlists from my audio reel tapes that were recorded from FM radio broadcasts during the 60’s and 70’s that I liked. I decided to create Spotify playlists so I could listen to the music again, and share with others. And it’s a lot cheaper than converting all those tapes to DVD, and better quality too. This brings back lots of memories for me, and I hope you enjoy them too.

I listened to these songs on Progressive WOWI-FM 103 radio (pronounced Wow-Wee) from Norfolk, Virginia in February 1971 while stationed at Langley Air Force Base during the later stages of the Vietnam War. I attended a Jefferson Airplane concert nearby on the lovely campus of William & Mary in historic Williamsburg, Virginia during July 1972. If interested, I have included old radio broadcasts at the end of this post.

Tape 2 – 15 songs, 57 min


Here are albums featured in this playlist.

Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane (2004) – 15 songs, 1 hr 10 min


Tarkio Road by Brewer & Shipley (1970) – 10 songs, 37 min


Madison Blues by Fleetwood Mac (2007) – 29 songs, 2 hr 9 min


Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan (1965) – 9 songs, 51 min


Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane (1967) – 17 songs, 58 min


Fifth Dimension by The Byrds (1966) – 18 song, 1 hr 1 min


Kinks (Super Deluxe Edition) by The Kinks (1964) – 56 songs, 2 hr 6 min


Stephen Stills by Stephen Stills (1970) – 10 songs, 38 min


The Best of the Byrds: Greatest Hits – Volume II by The Byrds (1971) – 11 songs, 30 min


The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan (1975) – 24 songs, 1 hr 17 min


Greatest Hits: Procol Harum by Procol Harum (1996) – 12 songs, 55 min


One Toke Over The Line: The Best of Brewer & Shipley by Brewer & Shipley (2001) – 14 songs, 50 min


Jefferson Airplane Takes Off by Jefferson Airplane (1966) – 19 songs, 1 hr 1 min


Progressive WOWI-FM 1970-1975 – 20 tracks, 10 hr 53 min

There’s a web site on The Skinny of Progressive WOWI-FM with information about the people, station, stories, and music. Progressive WOWI-FM 1970-1975 has a Wikipedia page and Facebook page. Now it’s the #1 station in mainstream urban format with Hip-Hop and Rap.

Photo credit: Volunteers @ Amazon (album cover)

6 thoughts on “My Reel Tapes: #2

    • Well I don’t collect records, but I have a collection of records. I bought them new, but now they’re pretty old. I guess that make them “vintage”. Probably quite a few crates of them, and my son has some of them. I haven’t played them for a very long time, but maybe I will now.


  1. I have a retired friend who buys and sells them. He is looking for late 1950s , early 1960s Rock and roll and jazz that are in good condition. Do you have an interest? As for me , I am strictly a listener.

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