NEW & USED VINYL RECORDS, CDs, CASSETTES AND MORE IN THE KNOXVILLE – OAK RIDGE AREA

(865) 588-8823

In the Knoxville area?
Come visit us at:

961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

OPEN SATURDAYS
IN SEPTEMBER
10am to 6pm

Our Oak Ridge and Knoxville record stores open today!

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to the grand opening! Our March hours in Oak Ridge will be Saturdays 10am to 6pm, BUT we’re OPEN TODAY, too, until 6pm for all the folks who couldn’t make it yesterday… see you at Wild Honey!

TWO LOCATIONS in the Knoxville area:
961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN  37830

1206 Kenesaw Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919

* Our Kenesaw Ave. location in Sequoyah Hills is also open today — so stop by and find more good stuff there, too!

GRAND OPENING in OAK RIDGE this Saturday Feb. 29th — 10am to 6pm

Our second Knoxville-area Wild Honey Records store will open at 10am this Saturday, February 29th at 961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike! Join us for fresh vinyl, coffee, donuts, and prizes! We’ll have several giveaways for Wild Honey gift cards throughout the day. Record lovers in Farragut… Karns… Clinton… Hardin Valley… Oliver Springs… Kingston… Lenoir City… Loudon… Harriman…Norris… students from Roane State, Pellissippi State, Tusculum University, and King University — come see us on the Oak Ridge Turnpike on Saturday!

TWO LOCATIONS in the Knoxville area:

961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

1206 Kenesaw Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

* Our Kenesaw Avenue location in Sequoyah Hills will also be open 10am to 6pm on Saturday, so stop by and find more good stuff there, too!

See you at Wild Honey!

Oak Ridge Record Store Grand Opening Saturday Feb. 29th

In just 8 days we’ll be opening our second Knoxville-area record store location in OAK RIDGE! Join us at 10 am on Saturday Feb. 29th for fresh vinyl records, coffee, donuts, and prizes! More Wild Honey Records Oak Ridge grand opening details to come…

New record store in Oak Ridge!

What’s Steve painting? Starting Saturday, February 29th — there will be TWO Wild Honey Records locations in the Knoxville area! That’s right… Wild Honey is opening a brand new store in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Record lovers in Hardin Valley… Farragut… Karns… Clinton… Oliver Springs… Kingston… Lenoir City… Pellissippi students — come see us on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in 24 days! More details to come…

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K–R–L–A–Pasadeeeeena!

Sometimes you come across the most random things. Sorting through a large record collection, we discovered some 47-year-old reel-to-reel tapes containing source music for the 1972 Frank Perry film adaptation of Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays. The film lacked a proper score but there are unforgettable scenes of Tuesday Weld’s character driving around Los Angeles flipping the radio dial. Similar to the way in which Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood relies on the boss sounds of Los Angeles radio (specifically 93 KHJ), Play It As It Lays features source music from another Los Angeles heavy hitter, KRLA!

These three in-house reels were provided to the film’s musical coordinator Don Fendley by KRLA’s production staff on June 13th 1972. These tapes have been stored away, unheard since 1972!

Don Fendley helped spearhead the early-1970s Fire Island/Manhattan soul-disco scene, and went on to provide music for New York fashion shows by top designers (Halston, Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Calvin Klein and more). These tapes come from his estate.

>>> LISTEN: sound clip #1 (B. Mitchell Reed)
Here are a few excerpts from the first reel (B. Mitchell Reed, June 9th 1972, during the 7:30am-8:30am hour). The beginning of the tape includes an intentional scanning of the radio dial (to be heard in the film). Notice the “F.P. FILMS” with Frank Perry’s office phone number written on the tape box in the upper left corner. The full tape runs approximately 30 minutes.

>>> LISTEN: Sound Clip #2 (Lee Baby Simms)
Here are excerpts from the second reel (Lee Simms, June 8th 1972, during the 7:00pm-8:00pm hour). The full tape runs approximately 30 minutes.

>> LISTEN: sound clip #3 (KRLA jingles)
Here are excerpts from the third tape… a 1971 production reel containing about 30 crystal clear KRLA jingles/station IDs… plus a drum bed recording session tagged onto the end of the tape! Don’t know who the drummer is… maybe Jim Gordon? The full tape runs approximately 18 minutes.

Lastly, we discovered a copy of Hugh Masekela’s June 1972 LP Home Is Where The Music Is. Don Fendley’s copy of the LP has a handwritten note stating “Several things on this good for soundtrack – Steve.” Not sure who Steve is, but it might be Stephen Burrows, who was a mutual friend of Don Fendley and the film’s costume designer Joel Schumacher. The Masekela music was not used in Play It As It Lays, but it’s an interesting offbeat idea!

In the Knoxville area? Visit us at:
961-A OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE
OAK RIDGE, TN 37830

OPEN Saturdays in September
10am to 6pm

(865) 588-8823

OPEN THIS SATURDAY June 13th — indoor & outdoor record shopping!

Hey Knoxville! Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for our Oak Ridge re-opening! We were happy to discover that we could do social distancing and still have fun… it was great seeing friends again! And after having been closed for 82 days, we were thrilled to have our biggest day in the nine-year history of our store (apart from Record Store Day, of course)! We’ll have the tents out again this Saturday, so please join us (10am to 6pm) for outdoor & indoor shopping at 961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike… See you at Wild Honey!

NEW & USED VINYL RECORDS, CDs, CASSETTES AND MORE
IN THE KNOXVILLE – OAK RIDGE AREA

In the Knoxville area?
Come visit us at:

961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

(865) 588-8823

OPEN THIS SATURDAY June 13th — indoor & outdoor record shopping!

Hey Knoxville! Thanks to everyone who came out last Saturday for our Oak Ridge re-opening! We were happy to discover that we could do social distancing and still have fun… it was great seeing friends again! And after having been closed for 82 days, we were thrilled to have our biggest day in the nine-year history of our store (apart from Record Store Day, of course)! We’ll have the tents out again this Saturday, so please join us (10am to 6pm) for outdoor & indoor shopping at 961-A Oak Ridge Turnpike… See you at Wild Honey!

(865) 588-8823