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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #195 on: May 31, 2008, 05:42:22 AM »
#31, "Son of Sagittarius".
He rides this groove nicely - I dig.  Amazing he didn't do more in the disco era.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #196 on: May 31, 2008, 05:52:13 AM »
Gettin' with the kissin'! Huggin' and-a lovin'!  On and on!  Gladys & the Pips gets BOS, if such a thing can be offered a Casey countdown.

And now a guilty pleasure, Mac Davis, "One Hell of a Woman."  Like a gentle, ahem, kitten in his hand.  (Mac later acknowledged that he nicked the chords from "Satisfaction" for this.)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #197 on: May 31, 2008, 11:04:59 AM »

And now a guilty pleasure, Mac Davis, "One Hell of a Woman."  Like a gentle, ahem, kitten in his hand

So Mac had cat-scratch fever years before the Nooge!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #198 on: May 31, 2008, 05:29:58 PM »

And now a guilty pleasure, Mac Davis, "One Hell of a Woman."  Like a gentle, ahem, kitten in his hand

So Mac had cat-scratch fever years before the Nooge!
Indeed, the original lyrics of his other big hit were "I believe in nookie / I believe in wang dang sweet poontang."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #199 on: June 01, 2008, 12:03:06 PM »
Took me over an hour to get a clean connection to the Klassic Kasem ‘80s countdown of 6/4/83. But quite a lineup of forgotten hits:

39 – Pat Benatar, “Looking for a Stranger”
35- Christopher Cross, “No Time For talk”
32 – Jim Capaldi – “That’s Love”
29 – BeeGees, “The Woman in You”
27 – LRB, “We Two” (I barely remember this one, far from their best)
26 – Champaign, “Try Again”
12 – Rick Springfield, “Affair of the Heart”
9 – Laura Branigan, “Solitaire” (NOT the Sedaka/Carpenters hit)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #200 on: June 05, 2008, 11:24:15 AM »
This weekend (6/7-8) AT40-The70's is from June 19, 1971. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2731276.pdf
or at www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #201 on: June 05, 2008, 05:59:41 PM »
This weekend (6/7-8) AT40-70's is from June 19, 1971. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2731276.pdf

DAMN! Some fabulous stuff in this one -- set yer alarm, Gaz!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #202 on: June 07, 2008, 06:06:14 AM »
This weekend (6/7-8) AT40-70's is from June 19, 1971. The playlist:
www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2731276.pdf

DAMN! Some fabulous stuff in this one -- set yer alarm, Gaz!
Intro'ing Carly Simon at 27, Casey quotes a source/review comparing Carly to Janis Joplin, "with Judy Collins's refinement and Grace Slick's energy."  In the words of Don Pardo - "Can I hear that again?!"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #203 on: June 07, 2008, 06:24:12 AM »
Nassau's gone funky!  Miniskirts, maxi skirts, afro hair-do - ugh!  BOS at #23 with the Beginning of the End, with VHM votes to Gladys Knight & the Pips ("I Don't Want to Do Wrong") and the Fortunes doing the second-best Four Seasons knockoff ever ("Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again").  WOS to Tom Jones's "Puppet Man" (embarrassing, and I like the 5Ds' version).
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #204 on: June 07, 2008, 06:30:27 AM »
I'd never realized that the J5 and Isaac Hayes versions of "Never Can Say Goodbye" were contemporaneous.  I'd've thought a bigger lag between the former and the latter.

Ooh!  8th Day!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #205 on: June 07, 2008, 06:43:26 AM »
The second JCS entry here, the near-title track, is introduced as being by Murray Head and the Trinidad Singers.  Never heard of them.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #206 on: June 07, 2008, 11:27:20 AM »
I'd never realized that the J5 and Isaac Hayes versions of "Never Can Say Goodbye" were contemporaneous.  I'd've thought a bigger lag between the former and the latter.

Clifton Davis made a whole lotta residuals that year.  Fabulous stuff, and I'm looking forward to hearing Brenda & the Tabulations' Fan-Tab-Yoo-Luss "Right on the Tip of My Tongue" -- "Didn't you KNOW?? Couldn't you SEE IT???"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #207 on: June 07, 2008, 03:44:40 PM »
The '80s set rewinds us to 1988, when Van Halen were debuting with the forgettable "Black & Blue" and Steve Winwood was debuting with the Booker-T-able "Roll With It."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #208 on: June 07, 2008, 05:12:17 PM »
BOS 1988: S-S-Samantha Foxx, "Naughty Girls Need Love Too."  No more games in the moind!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #209 on: June 07, 2008, 09:34:36 PM »
XM has added Rick Dees' show from the 80's and 90's on weekends now too as well as Casey's show.