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The King Biscuit Flower Hour archive
posted by Ardiril (41 comments total) 78 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. Flashbacks. Thanks for this.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 6:03 PM on July 26, 2012


And all this time, I thought it was the King Biscuit Flour Hour.
posted by hippybear at 6:06 PM on July 26, 2012 [20 favorites]


There's more than one way to get baked.
posted by Ardiril at 6:07 PM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sweet. Used to listen to King Biscuit religiously back in high school.
Looking at the list, I saw this entry...

A Flock of Seagulls Jun 1, 1983 Grand Ole Opry

I would have killed to see the look on Porter Wagoner's face when Mike Score walked onto that stage.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:11 PM on July 26, 2012 [7 favorites]


Oh...oh my. So much awesomeness (a fair bit of mediocrity as well) but what a lovely page. Thank you for sharing this!
posted by smirkette at 6:13 PM on July 26, 2012


It was an intentional pun (King Biscuit Flour + flower power) but when they wrote it out it was "Flower Hour." Usually.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:14 PM on July 26, 2012


Time trip, wow whoa wow.

I'm listening to the Boomtown Rats now thanks to this post.
posted by vers at 6:15 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


There was a King Biscuit Flour? I thought it was just a weirdo random (wannabe) 60s thing.
posted by DU at 6:20 PM on July 26, 2012


Sorting by date may make browsing a bit more conducive.
posted by Ardiril at 6:22 PM on July 26, 2012


... or not. ;-P
posted by Ardiril at 6:23 PM on July 26, 2012


King Biscuit Flour sponsored the first blues radio show, King Biscuit Time. The rock show was named in honor of that show and it's sponsor. I think King Biscuit Flour had closed or was closing by the time the rock show began.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:23 PM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Stupid iPad "corrected" its to it's. Rarr rarr.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:24 PM on July 26, 2012


Ardiril, marry me?
posted by Splunge at 6:32 PM on July 26, 2012


Wow. I have the album of the 1982 Waitresses show that was released in 1997, but I had no idea this existed. There goes a bunch of time and money.
posted by immlass at 6:35 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy crap. There are no words.

Wish there was a way to queue things -- there's just too much here.
posted by mudpuppie at 6:35 PM on July 26, 2012


My favorite KBFH was Elvis Costello supporting Get Happy!! in 1980. Delicious madness.
posted by mykescipark at 6:38 PM on July 26, 2012


What is this? I don't even.
posted by Mojojojo at 6:42 PM on July 26, 2012


Favorited and bookmarked. Great stuff in there and a great find. Thanks for sharing - I have vague memories of listening to the Flower Hour at some point or another but probably would never have remembered or gone looking without this kind of prompt.
posted by Gronk at 6:45 PM on July 26, 2012


TALKING HEADS AT CBGBs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mudpuppie at 6:47 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks-great post. Making me very nostalgic...
posted by Isadorady at 6:51 PM on July 26, 2012


Loving the alphabetical view... Johnny Mathis, followed by Johnny Rotten. Fastway, The Fat Boys, and Ferlin Husky.

This is amazing. I'll be in a nostalgia hole for a while here.
posted by shecky57 at 6:59 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I saw the title and my first thought was that this would be 40s and 50s era recordings of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and others from the old radio show.

I shouldn't be disappointed, because this stuff is pretty good too, but still...
posted by wabbittwax at 7:06 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh. Oh hell. Oh hell yes.
posted by Occula at 7:18 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have the Waitresses album, too! Knew Chris Butler for a while at the turn of the century. Interesting guy, good egg. The sax solo at the end of that version of "Christmas Wrapping" sounds very sad somehow.
posted by pxe2000 at 7:20 PM on July 26, 2012


I was going to jump in here and say, "Now if only there was an app for this + then I'd be able to stream it to anything Bluetooth capable." Then I find out it's at Wolfgang's Vault and thus that all is true. Damn you!
posted by yerfatma at 7:29 PM on July 26, 2012


I never knew about Wolfgang's Vault, but the King Biscuit Flower Hour is something that I remember for sometimes falling asleep to. Wow on both of these items. Thanks!!
posted by wenestvedt at 7:33 PM on July 26, 2012


I wonder what this archive is equivalent to in number of vinyl records or cassette tapes.
posted by stbalbach at 8:03 PM on July 26, 2012


King Biscuit Time continues to air weekdays at 12:15 pm on KFFA AM in Helena, Arkansas. First broadcast on November 21, 1941, it is the longest-running daily American radio broadcast.
posted by Ardiril at 8:50 PM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Note: That link probably deserves an FPP of its own.
posted by Ardiril at 8:51 PM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


HOLY SHIT! Thank you so much for this.
posted by LarryC at 9:00 PM on July 26, 2012


Now confirmed (mp3 link, @ 19:40) -- King Biscuit Time is the longest running blues show in the world.
posted by Ardiril at 9:00 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got through C and realized I've seen way too many of these people live.

ALso, no Bauhaus.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:04 PM on July 26, 2012


Best I can do, mate. Bauhaus 1999
posted by Ardiril at 11:49 PM on July 26, 2012


I knew of King Biscuit Flower Hour, but had no idea these were available online. Great.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:01 AM on July 27, 2012


Thanks. Closest thing to a time machine I'll ever see.

I'll be humming all morning...
posted by incandissonance at 7:03 AM on July 27, 2012


Wow! I still have a cassette I made from the radio broadcast of King Crimson on King Biscuit. It must have been the 1984 show I see on the list . . .
posted by Man-Thing at 7:15 AM on July 27, 2012


And suddenly it's an Emmylou Harris morning.
posted by booth at 7:29 AM on July 27, 2012


http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/performers/concerts/genres/reggae.htm
Rockpile! Rockpile? When it comes to reggae, they're no Fabulous Thunderbirds.
posted by bendybendy at 8:18 AM on July 27, 2012


Something is seriously amiss when Sha Na Na is the second highest rated appearance.
posted by wensink at 10:29 AM on July 27, 2012


I love this site! I talk about the King Biscuit Flower Hour to people with them all looking at me as if I made the whole thing up. Thanks for the archives!!! (and for validating that I am not imagining it all!)
posted by Yellow at 11:25 AM on July 27, 2012


Sweet! The Good Rats - Tasty. Goodbye productivity.
posted by cmdnc0 at 12:38 PM on July 27, 2012


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