CRASHING THE PARTY WITH MARC AND MIRIAM
With Marc and Miriam
CRASHING THE PARTY blows a hole into any preconceived notions of Doo-Wop – original vocal group music – twice a week, in two hour episodes, on two different stations, available worldwide and beyond via our CTP 24/7 audio archive. Hosts Marc and Miriam trade rarities and obscurities from their respective collections of shellac in unscripted wild rides that are sure to surprise, amuse, and excite the heck out of listeners.
The show pulls from music from the soaring sounds of the 1940’s to the wilder sounds of the early 1960s. It’s no nostalgia trip, and although uncommon and unknown records are the focus, there is also a celebration of the key records which impacted the rhythm and blues charts and forged a path into radio and the general population. The idea is to show off a largely misrepresented and misunderstood, double decade era that produced countless records on labels large and small, and which was a pivot point to many new sounds for many generations of vocal group fans.
CRASHING THE PARTY also has an immediate focus on the back story – the originators in the world of record collecting who elevated their passion for rock n’ roll of the vocal group persuasion into lifelong endeavors. First-time interviews with the the collector gods who were the earliest to find the artists, labels, and records themselves, and who shared their knowledge through the years now tell their own stories – how they got hooked on the sound, and where that love for vocal group sounds has taken them.
MIRIAM LINNA is the wax maven at New York record label, Norton Records and publisher of Kicks Books and Kicks Magazine, endeavors which exist to celebrate the unsung heroes of rock n’ roll music. Miriam loves to hoard, play, and rave about records, and is particularly hopped up about the Doo-Wop sounds of New York City and the inevitable and much wished-for KINKS REUNION! She lives in the borough she calls home, Brooklyn USA.
MARC MILLER has spent most of his life in and around music. He started buying records at age five. He’s a little older now and shows no signs of quitting. After managing record stores in high school and college, Marc landed a job at famed WBCN, Boston when he was 19. There he was the Music Director and a DJ in addition to being a producer. Marc left Boston to help put WXRK (K-Rock, New York) on the air for which he is still doing penance. There he was a DJ, Assistant Program Director, and morning show producer. After a few years he gratefully accepted an offer to help start up MUZE, a music database company where he stayed for 20 years. He and his records reside in an undisclosed location in New England.