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
10am to 6pm in JUNE

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!

Black Friday 2019 in Kingsport and Knoxville!

Cool BLACK FRIDAY releases are rollin’ in… with more arriving tomorrow! Everything you see here in this gallery will be available at BOTH Wild Honey locationsKINGSPORT and KNOXVILLE. Quantities will be very limited on many Black Friday exclusives. We’ll be open from 8am to 8pm at both locations with lots of indie exclusives, rare vintage vinyl, and great gift ideas… see you at Wild Honey on Black Friday!

BLACK FRIDAY
November 29th
8:00am to 8:00pm

1206 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

4209 Fort Henry Drive
Kingsport, Tennessee 37663

Storage Dig: MUST-HAVES PART 2!!! Saturday Nov. 23rd in Knoxville

It aint over! Here’s the second half of our MUST-HAVE vintage LPs from storage. Some of these are super-rare! Just in time for holiday gift giving. These will be in the Knoxville shop at 10am on Saturday November 23rd… see you at Wild Honey!

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

OPEN Saturdays in July
10am to 6pm

(865) 588-8823

Here they come!

The first bunch of online orders were shipped today! Our NEW ONLINE STORE was a bit overwhelmed by traffic last night — especially in the first hour we launched — so if you weren’t able to get through, please try again. We just added another batch of great vinyl to the shop moments ago. Just click ONLINE SHOP in the menu above… see you (online, for now) at Wild Honey!

https://www.wildhoneyrecords.com/online-shop

NEW! Wild Honey Records now has an ONLINE SHOP!!

Hi everybody! We hope you’re well and safe at home. If you’re looking for some new tunes, we’ve got good news… today, we’re launching the Wild Honey Records online store… kicking things off with more than 100 popular titles (hopefully something for every taste!). If you’ve been meaning to check out that album your friend has been raving about for years, now’s a great time! Carefully packed LPs can be delivered by mail to your door (or held for you at our Knoxville location until we re-open, if you prefer). The online shop is easy to use and we accept all major credit cards. Check it out here:  https://www.wildhoneyrecords.com/online-shop

Staying at home…

Music is magic. It can soothe or make you wanna move –– and nobody does it better than Brazil! Here’s 10 uplifting albums we’ve been enjoying at home this month. Check them out!

Time for listening…

Guess it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy those wonderful records in your collection! In case you missed our post on Monday, we’ve temporarily closed the doors at our stores. For the sake of our local community, we don’t want to tempt people to be out (we all know records are “essential,” but they’re not essential). Be well… and see you at Wild Honey again soon!

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

Here they come!

The first bunch of online orders were shipped today! Our NEW ONLINE STORE was a bit overwhelmed by traffic last night — especially in the first hour we launched — so if you weren’t able to get through, please try again. We just added another batch of great vinyl to the shop moments ago. Just click ONLINE SHOP in the menu above… see you (online, for now) at Wild Honey!

https://www.wildhoneyrecords.com/online-shop

NEW! Wild Honey Records now has an ONLINE SHOP!!

Hi everybody! We hope you’re well and safe at home. If you’re looking for some new tunes, we’ve got good news… today, we’re launching the Wild Honey Records online store… kicking things off with more than 100 popular titles (hopefully something for every taste!). If you’ve been meaning to check out that album your friend has been raving about for years, now’s a great time! Carefully packed LPs can be delivered by mail to your door (or held for you at our Knoxville location until we re-open, if you prefer). The online shop is easy to use and we accept all major credit cards. Check it out here:  https://www.wildhoneyrecords.com/online-shop

Staying at home…

Music is magic. It can soothe or make you wanna move –– and nobody does it better than Brazil! Here’s 10 uplifting albums we’ve been enjoying at home this month. Check them out!

Time for listening…

Guess it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy those wonderful records in your collection! In case you missed our post on Monday, we’ve temporarily closed the doors at our stores. For the sake of our local community, we don’t want to tempt people to be out (we all know records are “essential,” but they’re not essential). Be well… and see you at Wild Honey again soon!

(865) 588-8823