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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #225 on: June 14, 2008, 09:11:43 PM »
OMG!  BOS2 to Herb Alpert's "Diamonds," which I'm not sure I've heard in 20 years.  And I'm still not clear on whether Janet Jackson actually appeared on this record.

Greg plays that one quite often on CGSS. Are you joking with the Janet J remark? If so I'm not following your logic.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #226 on: June 14, 2008, 09:16:00 PM »
I was actually going to post on "Ariel"!  I wish I could warm up to it, but to my ears it's only Gun Hill Road's "Back When My Hair Was Short" with different period details. 

TOTALLY different head. Totally.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2008, 11:09:23 PM »
"Lucille" at #5 brought back memories; it was a favorite of my dad's (he used to tell a joke whose payoff line was "you picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel").

Slightly off-topic (since I didn't hear the ATF Gaz is referencing), but whenever I think of  Lucille, I'll always think of Country Dick Montana and the Beat Farmers' wacky take on it, where Dick builds it into an angry, profanity-laced rant against "that goddamned ignorant kcufing c*nt Lucille--you BITCH!!!" Lowbrow, yes, but still funny as hell. I miss that band.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #228 on: June 15, 2008, 02:52:21 PM »
OMG!  BOS2 to Herb Alpert's "Diamonds," which I'm not sure I've heard in 20 years.  And I'm still not clear on whether Janet Jackson actually appeared on this record.

Greg plays that one quite often on CGSS. Are you joking with the Janet J remark? If so I'm not following your logic.
The rumor I'd heard at the time was that it wasn't actually Janet on the record, that the female vox were solely Lisa Keith done in pure mimickry style, Janet's name being added to give the record a sales/visibility punch.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #229 on: June 15, 2008, 08:36:48 PM »
OMG!  BOS2 to Herb Alpert's "Diamonds," which I'm not sure I've heard in 20 years.  And I'm still not clear on whether Janet Jackson actually appeared on this record.

Greg plays that one quite often on CGSS. Are you joking with the Janet J remark? If so I'm not following your logic.
The rumor I'd heard at the time was that it wasn't actually Janet on the record, that the female vox were solely Lisa Keith done in pure mimickry style, Janet's name being added to give the record a sales/visibility punch.

Hmm. I'd never heard that, but it seemed pretty clear to me that it was her; wasn't she in the video?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #230 on: June 20, 2008, 10:57:11 AM »
This weekend (6/21-22) "AT40-The 70s" is from June 14, 1975 (didn't they just do '75 a few weeks ago?!) The playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2774539.pdf

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #231 on: June 20, 2008, 11:09:20 AM »
This weekend (6/21-22) "AT40-The 70s" is from June 14, 1975 (didn't they just do '75 a few weeks ago?!) The playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2774539.pdf

Damn! Country crossover RULES!  Gaz will get to hear Boomer Castleman's "Judy Mae", as well as Tanya Tucker's "Lizzie & the Rainman".  And of course Ray Stevens' fantabulous cover of "Misty" -- one of my favorite remakes EVER.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #232 on: June 20, 2008, 11:41:33 AM »
This weekend (6/21-22) "AT40-The 70s" is from June 14, 1975 (didn't they just do '75 a few weeks ago?!) The playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2774539.pdf

Damn! Country crossover RULES!  Gaz will get to hear Boomer Castleman's "Judy Mae", as well as Tanya Tucker's "Lizzie & the Rainman".  And of course Ray Stevens' fantabulous cover of "Misty" -- one of my favorite remakes EVER.
I really appreciate these reminders.  This is gonna be a good weekend.  (Seeing an old friend from London tonight and seeing the Yankees with another friend on Sunday.)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #233 on: June 21, 2008, 06:37:22 AM »
This weekend (6/21-22) "AT40-The 70s" is from June 14, 1975 (didn't they just do '75 a few weeks ago?!) The playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/2774539.pdf

Damn! Country crossover RULES!  Gaz will get to hear Boomer Castleman's "Judy Mae"
Quite possibly the most fucked-up theme for a hit tune ever, next to "Timothy."  Yikes.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #234 on: June 21, 2008, 07:07:17 AM »
This is indeed a treat.  I really enjoyed that Ray Stevens cover of "Misty," and I have to give a nod to Gladys's l-o-n-g opening monologue to "The Way We Were."  But BOS to Smokey Robinson's ode to spambot-preventing character sequences: "Baby That's a CAPTCHA."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #235 on: June 21, 2008, 07:22:58 AM »
She's in control, her worries are few: Carly Simon gets her new attitude dancing at #24.  With - I didn't know that! - Carole King on the backing vox.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #236 on: June 22, 2008, 12:31:04 AM »
XM has added Rick Dees' show from the 80's and 90's on weekends now too as well as Casey's show.
I'd be interested in hearing a few of those.  It was Dees's more casual and celebutastic take on the show that informed Ryan Seacrest's current embarrassment of the concept.

I had a chance to hear some of Rick Dees' old show on Saturday. It was from June 17, 1989 with guest host Michael Damian. Much different style then Casey's shows. Less serious and it is more casual. It's like a morning FM show. Interestingly, Rick Dees is still on the air with his top 40 show (on rick.com) where he has 3 different versions of the top 40, "Hit Radio", "Hot Adult" and "Rhythmic".

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #237 on: June 22, 2008, 05:38:10 PM »
In at #33 on Casey's '80s, one I haven't heard in years: "Sentimental Street."  This one tugs a nerve for me.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #238 on: June 27, 2008, 10:00:02 AM »
This weekend (6/28-29) AT40-The 70's visits June 24, 1972. The playlist:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #239 on: June 27, 2008, 12:59:42 PM »
This weekend (6/28-29) AT40-The 70's visits June 24, 1972. The playlist:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?sid=22371&nid=119

can't wait for this one! Ree-Ree's "All the King's Horses" is a lost gem; the Wayne Newton is HFH cheeze personified. And ah lurves the Condoleeza Bros & Sister Rice, "Too Late To Turn Black Now" ;)
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