The Vintage Underground is a monthly radio show that uncovers and explores obscure or lesser-known music through the ages, from the folk music of the British Isles and the U.S. to the screaming psychedelic sounds of the sixties and beyond. Live guests from various musical backgrounds will be invited regularly onto the show to perform English-language folk music in their own particular style. The show is broadcast monthly in Vienna on Radio Orange and is hosted by  Marcos John Arrow aka Boxer John (U.K.) and Travis Leggett (U.S.) If you like rare old records, music history and live folk music, this show is really the one for you. Follow the show at

The Vintage Underground 20 (Rock Dandy and The Light-Footed Troubadour: Sixties Picks and a German Folk Guest Spot)  

On this show, I'll be presenting some obscure and less obscure tracks from the 60s with a nice mixture of feel-good and melancholy. Our guest will be the highly original talent of Jan Rohrweg who will be presenting us with some vintage record picks and chatting with me about musical influences before performing some of his own unique compositions in German. As a finale, myself and Jan will perform a mixed language version of the old German protest song, "The Peatbog Soldiers" (Die Moorsoldaten). Enjoy :-)

Boxer John:
Jan Rohrweg:

Barclay James Harvest "Mother Dear"
Atomic Rooster "Winter"
The Grateful Dead "Ripple"
The Who "Boris The Spider"
Traffic "Dear Mr Fantasy"
UFO "C'mon Everybody"
The Kinks "Dandy"
Roger Miller "Not in Nottingham"
Reinhard Mey "Nicht In Nottingham"
Jan Rohrweg "Sisyphos"
Jan Rohrweg "Anders Wo"
Jan Rohrweg "System Analyse"
Boxer John & Jan Rohrweg "The Peatbog Soldiers (Die Moorsoldaten)"

The Vintage Underground 19 (Voices Part 1) 

This episode concentrates soley on those artists I believe to stand out from the crowd as sounding totally unique and soulful. Most fall into the singer/songwriter and country genre. Some are already well-known whereas others, I can guarantee, are not :-) Enjoy.


Ray Materick "One Thing I'll Never Ask Is Why"
Bob Dylan "Seven Curses"
Nico "Chelsea Girls"
Rex Holman "Here In The Land of Victory"
Sam Signaoff "Blue Duck Fly to North Country"
Melanie "Peace Will Come"
Blaze Foley "If I Could Only Fly"
Johnny Cash "Country Trash"
Mickey Newbury "Write a Song a Song/Angeline"
Tim Buckley "Pleasant Street"
Lee Hazlewood "Run, Boy Run"

The Vintage Underground 18 ( Wild Spreading Roots: Folk & Songwriter) 

On today's show, we'll be presenting a selection of rare folk and songwriter music from the 30s through to the 70s. Our special guest is Mickey Murphey from Northern Ireland who will play some instrumental folk guitar tunes live before joining one of the hosts for a final song. Enjoy :-)

Boxer John:
Mickey Murphey:


Eric Anderson "Today Is The Highway"
Fred and Vinvola Redden "Banks of the Claudie"
The Humblebums "Mary of the Mountains"
Folkdove "The Dark Eyed Sailor"
Fred Townsend "Seamus O Brian"
Mississippi John Hurt "Candy Man Blues"
Odetta "John Henry"
Sweeney's Men "Dicey Reilly"
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior "My Son John"
Warren Fahey & The Larrikins "Gum Tree Canoe"
Wizz Jones "Sally Free and Easy"
Mickey Murphey "Ski Slope Shuffle"
Mickey Murphey "Tohair Dom Do Lamh/ Off To California"
Mickey Murphey "Fragile"
Boxer John & Mickey Murphey "Blues Run The Game"


The Vintage Underground 17 (Gone To Pot: Obscure Sixties Mixed Bag)  

This month we'll be introducing an eclectic mixture of sixties singers. There was a theme for the show to begin with but it soon went to pot and ended up being whatever we pulled out of the bag. Our guests will be the incredibly talented Bryan Benner and the Pool Boys who play a couple of live songs before joining me on a song for the finale :-)

Boxer John:
Bryan Benner & The Pool Boys:


Jim Sullivan "Jerome"
Lee Michaels "Carnival of Life"
Norman Greenbaum "Marcie"
Sonny Bono "My Best Friend's Girl Is Out Of Sight"
Tim Buckley "Hallucinations"
Timothy Leary "What Do You Turn On When You Turn On?"
Cher "Needles and Pins"
Alan Price "Changes"
Andrew Leigh "The Magician"
David Hemmings "Backstreet Mirror"
Bryan Benner and The Pool Boys "Glorious Summer"
Bryan Benner and The Pool Boys "Silent Love"
Boxer John with Bryan Benner & The Pool Boys "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound"


The Vintage Underground 16 (Good 'Ol Boys & Good 'Ol Times: Country/folk from 30s to 70s) 

In this episode, myself and Travis will unearth some nice old folk country tunes and talk a little bit about the artists behind them. Our guest spot will be filled by Douglas Linton (U.S.) and his friend Anja (AT)who will bang out a couple of beautiful old folk tunes about the Titanic, along with an original, before joining me for one last song to see you guys out. Enjoy :-)

Douglas Linton: