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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1125 on: April 24, 2009, 08:18:11 AM »
This weekend Casey70's does April 20, 1974.  The Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3626154.pdf

a fine way to celebrate Casey's Birthday -- he'll be 77 (!) on Monday.

a much younger Casey:

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1126 on: April 24, 2009, 09:24:18 AM »
Some fine stuff in this week's chart, good forgotten soul from Billy Paul, Bloodstone, JB and The Staples, country crossover from Charlie Rich and Sammy Jo, 3DN giving Leo Sayer his first chart credit, the Helen Reddy version of "Keep on Singin", and my beloved Marvin/Diana duet, "mah mah mahma-stake"!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1127 on: April 25, 2009, 07:30:39 AM »
This weekend on Casey70's its April 19, 1975 !  The Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3613300.pdf

This is the one Chico Oldies is playing *this* morning.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1128 on: April 25, 2009, 08:21:10 AM »
This weekend on Casey70's its April 19, 1975 !  The Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3613300.pdf

This is the one Chico Oldies is playing *this* morning.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1129 on: April 25, 2009, 08:37:43 AM »
Odia Coates, soothes, relieves Paul Anka from having to sleep alone.

John, what time does that Canadian station start its countdown?
http://radiotime.com/station/s_31245/The_HAWK_1039.aspx
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1130 on: April 25, 2009, 09:08:33 AM »
Odia Coates, soothes, relieves Paul Anka from having to sleep alone.

John, what time does that Canadian station start its countdown?
http://radiotime.com/station/s_31245/The_HAWK_1039.aspx

It started noon my time.  So now I've got both Hot Chocolate's "Emma" playing in the '75 set in Chicao and Billy Paul's underrated "Thanks for Saving My Life" on the '74 in Canada.  Great songs (yeah Mike), not so great as a mashup.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1131 on: April 25, 2009, 09:09:34 AM »
Odia Coates, soothes, relieves Paul Anka from having to sleep alone.

John, what time does that Canadian station start its countdown?
http://radiotime.com/station/s_31245/The_HAWK_1039.aspx

it just started at 9 AM pacific time -- noon for you.  I heard the last part of #39, The Guess Who.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1132 on: April 25, 2009, 09:20:35 AM »
'75 BOS: Ben E. King, "Supernatural Thing" (those backing vox = !!!); VHM to "Before the Next Teardrop Falls."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1133 on: April 25, 2009, 09:33:15 AM »
OMG, Albert Hammond's "I'm A Train" is a earwormy blast from the past.  I used to sing this all the time...  I'm sure I sounded as annoying as the song itself!   
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1134 on: April 25, 2009, 10:18:11 AM »
I've got both Hot Chocolate's "Emma" playing in the '75 set in Chicao and Billy Paul's underrated "Thanks for Saving My Life" on the '74 in Canada.  Great songs (yeah Mike).

She kills herself because ... she couldn't get acting/modeling work, even tho' everyone told her she would be a star? Bleccch. It's "Honey" with a better backbeat.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1135 on: April 25, 2009, 10:25:09 AM »
'75 BOS: Ben E. King, "Supernatural Thing" (those backing vox = !!!)

A song I didn't think much of at the time; I appreciate it more now as part of the BEK oeuvre and as classily-produced early disco. But those lyrics...  "I break out/In little bitty green spots"?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1136 on: April 25, 2009, 10:27:45 AM »
OMG, Albert Hammond's "I'm A Train" is a earwormy blast from the past.  I used to sing this all the time...  I'm sure I sounded as annoying as the song itself!   

It still astounds me that this silly thing got to the Top 40, but "Free Electric Band" didn't.  ???  ???  ???  And if you've never heard his "Air Disaster", check it out.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1137 on: April 25, 2009, 11:56:44 AM »
it was cool to hear the orig Ooga-chaka-Ooga-Ooga-chaka- arrangement of Hooked On A Feeling by England's Jonathan King. 

"I can't stop this feeling deep inside of me," he sang.  I'll bet he couldn't, b/c he was eventually convicted of having the sex with some young lads: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_King
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1138 on: April 25, 2009, 07:16:14 PM »
I've got both Hot Chocolate's "Emma" playing in the '75 set in Chicao and Billy Paul's underrated "Thanks for Saving My Life" on the '74 in Canada.  Great songs (yeah Mike).

She kills herself because ... she couldn't get acting/modeling work, even tho' everyone told her she would be a star? Bleccch. It's "Honey" with a better backbeat.

But I will agree on the Billy Paul -- the man deserved far more pop success than he ever got. "Me & Mrs. Jones"... and this, which peaked at 37? Criminal. His fab disco rework of "Only The Strong Survive", which I've come to love thanks to CG, never even charted pop in the US.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1139 on: April 25, 2009, 07:36:21 PM »
OMG, Albert Hammond's "I'm A Train" is a earwormy blast from the past.  I used to sing this all the time...  I'm sure I sounded as annoying as the song itself!   

It still astounds me that this silly thing got to the Top 40, but "Free Electric Band" didn't.  ???  ???  ???  And if you've never heard his "Air Disaster", check it out.

And hearing this tonite, I realize it owes more than a bit to Cat Stevens' "Tuesday's Dead", but the Cat Man would in turn write "Banapple Gas" the following year, which sounds kinda like "I'm a Train".
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