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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #90 on: April 17, 2008, 09:16:19 AM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" is from April 10, 1971. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

wow, VERY sorry to have missed that one... fabulous early-'70s stuff from the days when Top 40 radio played LedZep side-by-side with Andy freakin' Williams!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #91 on: April 18, 2008, 11:26:40 AM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 14, 1973. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #92 on: April 18, 2008, 11:36:39 AM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 14, 1973. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

OMFG! a major flashback of a chart from my favorite year.  I'll be staying in tomorrow nite, for sure.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #93 on: April 19, 2008, 09:00:48 AM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 14, 1973. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

A very fun listen: Joe Simon was new to me, as were the Judy Collins and Ronnie Dyson tracks.  Some trivia I learned at EMP: "Killing Me Softly With His Song," on its way down from #1, was arranged by Deodato (who also appears on this countdown).
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #94 on: April 19, 2008, 10:09:06 AM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 14, 1973. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

A very fun listen: Joe Simon was new to me, as were the Judy Collins and Ronnie Dyson tracks.  Some trivia I learned at EMP: "Killing Me Softly With His Song," on its way down from #1, was arranged by Deodato (who also appears on this countdown).

I'll be listening tonite. Looking forward to the New Seekers' take on "Pinball Wizard", which I barely recall, tho' it spent a month in the Top 40. And any week I get to hear Vicki Lawrence is a good week.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #95 on: April 19, 2008, 07:09:55 PM »
This weekend's non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 14, 1973. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

A very fun listen: Joe Simon was new to me, as were the Judy Collins and Ronnie Dyson tracks.  Some trivia I learned at EMP: "Killing Me Softly With His Song," on its way down from #1, was arranged by Deodato (who also appears on this countdown).

I'll be listening tonite. Looking forward to the New Seekers' take on "Pinball Wizard", which I barely recall, tho' it spent a month in the Top 40. And any week I get to hear Vicki Lawrence is a good week.

Damn, I haven't heard the Staples' "Oh La Di Da" in decades -- am I crazy or does this sound like the Osmonds' "Down By The Lazy River"?  And it's followed by the Ohio Players' first, "Funky Worm". Like 9 cans o' shaving powder!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #96 on: April 19, 2008, 07:39:47 PM »
wow, I'd forgotten that the J-5's "Hallelujah Day" was a the-troops-are-coming-home-from-Vietnam anthem! And the Ronnie Dyson hit Gaz mentioned ("One Man Band [Plays All Alone]"), was a Thom Bell production.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #97 on: April 19, 2008, 07:41:35 PM »
wow, I'd forgotten that the J-5's "Hallelujah Day" was a the-troops-are-coming-home-from-Vietnam anthem! And the Ronnie Dyson hit Gaz mentioned ("One Man Band [Plays All Alone]"), was a Thom Bell production.

Several of the J5 songs of that period ("Halleljuah Day," "Corner of the Sky") are missing from the "definitive" comp I bought a few years ago.  I ought to amend.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #98 on: April 19, 2008, 10:14:35 PM »
wow, I'd forgotten that the J-5's "Hallelujah Day" was a the-troops-are-coming-home-from-Vietnam anthem! And the Ronnie Dyson hit Gaz mentioned ("One Man Band [Plays All Alone]"), was a Thom Bell production.

Several of the J5 songs of that period ("Halleljuah Day," "Corner of the Sky") are missing from the "definitive" comp I bought a few years ago.  I ought to amend.

I still have the 3-disc vinyl "Anthology" from the mid-'70s, which made me very popular at my college radio station. It had every charted J-5 single up to 1975, as well as MJ's solo hits and a couple of Jermaine's.  "Corner..." is one of my fave forgotten J-5 hits -- few remember it's from the B'way musical Pippin (of which Motown Corp was a major investor).
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #99 on: April 20, 2008, 10:48:53 AM »
Casey's '80s chart this week is Apr 21st 1984 -- a treasure trove of some of my worst WOS's: "Sister Christian"... "Leave it"... "Oh Sherrie"...

Sadly, I tuned in too late to hear Shalimar's fab "Dancing in the Sheets", but BJ's "The Longest Time" almost makes up for it, and Weird Al's "Eat it", H&O's "Adult Education" and Tracey Ullman are yet to come. And -- OMG! -- Willie & Julio's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"! Cheeze for brunch!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #100 on: April 20, 2008, 12:24:21 PM »
Casey's '80s chart this week is Apr 21st 1984 -- a treasure trove of some of my worst WOS's: "Sister Christian"... "Leave it"... "Oh Sherrie"...

Sadly, I tuned in too late to hear Shalimar's fab "Dancing in the Sheets", but BJ's "The Longest Time" almost makes up for it, and Weird Al's "Eat it", H&O's "Adult Education" and Tracey Ullman are yet to come. And -- OMG! -- Willie & Julio's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before"! Cheeze for brunch!

Ms Ullman is #10, part of a Top Ten that features FIVE songs that Dave has never played:

Rick Springfield, "Love Somebody" (talk about a forgotten hit)
Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me"
Pointer Sisters, "Automatic"
Culture Club, "Miss Me Blind" (highlight of the day for me)
Lionel Richie, "Hello"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2008, 10:14:17 AM »
This weekend's (4/26-27) non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 9, 1977. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2008, 10:34:18 AM »
This weekend's (4/26-27) non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 9, 1977. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

OMFG! Disco Central! Haven't heard Silvetti's "Spring Rain" since '77, certainly.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2008, 06:08:18 AM »
This weekend's (4/26-27) non-XM "AT40-The 70's" will be from April 9, 1977. The playlist: www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

OMFG! Disco Central! Haven't heard Silvetti's "Spring Rain" since '77, certainly.
That one was new to me.  And this is only the second time I've ever heard Ambrosia's take on "Magical Mystery Tour."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2008, 06:14:13 AM »
"Hello, baby ... Are you married?"
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Wow, I've never even heard OF Facts of Life (the R&B act) before!
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