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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #375 on: August 30, 2008, 07:38:57 PM »
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #376 on: August 30, 2008, 07:49:04 PM »
Mac Davis is a guilty pleasure at #38 with "One Hell of a Woman." 

"guilty" because you realize what an embarassingly awful lyric it is?  Tom Jones and Paul Anka could almost be forgiven for "She's a Lady" in '71, but sheesh, this makes "Behind Closed Doors" seem like a feminist anthem.  Of course, this *was* the year of "You're Having My Baby"...
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #377 on: August 30, 2008, 07:58:40 PM »
Giddy-up! Giddy-up! Hi-ho Tower of Power!  VHM "Don't Change Horses...", and Casey got their city-of-origin right this time!

of course, if you change horses in the middle of the stream, you could end up with a wet willie.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #378 on: August 30, 2008, 08:45:56 PM »
WOS: Fancy, at #25, with "Wild Thing."  I don't have the stomach.

I surely had not heard that one since '74; it got zero airplay in NYC yet still managed to peak at #14 nationally. Indeed, a pretty worthless cover.

OTOH, Blue Swede's "Never My Love" was a nice flashback, a completely forgotten Top 10 single, and a lot less gimmicky than their ooga-chucka'd "Hooked on a Feeling".  But I had forgotten it was written by the Addrisis.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #379 on: August 30, 2008, 09:57:20 PM »
"Clap for the Wolfman" had a clearly different voice doing the Wolfman Jack parts - was there a radio edict against other stations using his voice/character?


WTF?  I'm not aware of there being any other version (if such an edict existed the song never would've been a hit).  I'll be listening closely tonite.

Well, I heard Wolfman Jack as always. Dunno what you heard.

And a special achievement award to Ms Reddy for making me smile 3 weeks in a row. VHM Paul Williams for writing a lovely tune.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #380 on: August 31, 2008, 05:42:49 PM »
"Clap for the Wolfman" had a clearly different voice doing the Wolfman Jack parts - was there a radio edict against other stations using his voice/character?


WTF?  I'm not aware of there being any other version (if such an edict existed the song never would've been a hit).  I'll be listening closely tonite.

Well, I heard Wolfman Jack as always. Dunno what you heard.
Reruns of old Wolfman Jack shows air after the Lost 45s on WODS, and I usually hear the intro, whose theme is CFTW; maybe it's the other way around and Wolfman re-recorded his lines for the show?  Anyway, it just sounded different from what I was expecting; sorry for the false alarm.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #381 on: September 01, 2008, 03:34:41 AM »
I don't know when his show is on but Wolfman Jack is played on XM Radio's 60's channel.

Casey's XM 80's show was from September 1, 1984 which included songs I don't even remember: Rick James' 17, Only when you leave by Spandau Ballet, Donna Summer's version of There goes my baby and The Lucky One by Laura Branigan. The chart also included Cyndi Lauper's She Bop. I would of paid a lot money to hear Casey explain what the song meant on the air.

For the record the top 5 that week were - What's Love Got to do with it - Tina Turner, Missing You - John Waite, Stuck on You - Lionel Richie, Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr, When Does Cry - Prince.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #382 on: September 05, 2008, 06:59:07 AM »
This weekend (9/6-7) Casey70's is from Sept 2, 1972.  Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html
PS- you can listen via that Ohio station Sat & Sun mornings and Tuesdays 7pm ET.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #383 on: September 05, 2008, 07:29:16 AM »
This weekend (9/6-7) Casey70's is from Sept 2, 1972.  Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html
PS- you can listen to it via this Ohio station Sat & Sun mornings and Tuesday eve's (7pm ET).

Fabulous stuff!  Rick Springfield's "Speak to the Sky"! Sonny & Cher turning the Budweiser commercial ("when you say Bud") into a hit single! and a real rarity -- "Small Beginnings" by Flash, a Yes/ELP clone.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #384 on: September 06, 2008, 06:38:39 AM »
This weekend (9/6-7) Casey70's is from Sept 2, 1972.  Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html
PS- you can listen via that Ohio station Sat & Sun mornings and Tuesdays 7pm ET.
At #40, funny to hear Bud commercial turned love song (or is it other way 'round?) by Sonny & Cher, showcasing Sonny's 'singing' voice.  Oops, Casey makes a mistake: at #39 he cites Moody Blues 'Nights In White Satin' as being from 1968 album 'In Search of the Lost Chord' when it is from their '67 LP 'Days of Future Passed.'  At #37, Streisand sure sounds Aretha-esque in latter half of that tune.  At #36, Dutchmen Mouth & MacNeal's naughty pub rocker 'How Do You Do' and at #35, it's Rick Springfield's first hit.  I understand he's got a new CD out.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #385 on: September 06, 2008, 07:09:38 AM »
At #27 and #26, a couple of favorite sing-along-when-by-yourself songs from back then, Bee Gees 'Run To Me' and Bobby Vinton 'Sealed With A Kiss'.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #386 on: September 06, 2008, 07:13:06 AM »
At #27 and #26, a couple of favorite sing-along-when-by-yourself songs from back then, Bee Gees 'Run To Me' and Bobby Vinton 'Sealed With A Kiss'.
The former appearing on - ta-dah! - Sweet & Hoffs' Under the Covers.

I woke up late, am an hour behind you, enjoying some NTM Staple Singers.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #387 on: September 06, 2008, 07:21:19 AM »
At #27 and #26, a couple of favorite sing-along-when-by-yourself songs from back then, Bee Gees 'Run To Me' and Bobby Vinton 'Sealed With A Kiss'.
The former appearing on - ta-dah! - Sweet & Hoffs' Under the Covers.
I woke up late, am an hour behind you, enjoying some NTM Staple Singers.
'morning, Gaz.  I was up at 5:45 on a Sat, so enjoying all of AT40.  Yes, I have that 'Under the Covers' CD, a fun project.  Yes, also NTM today were that Staples tune, Babs tune, Flash, and at #24 the Detroit Emeralds, sounding like the Temp's.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #388 on: September 06, 2008, 07:32:26 AM »
Didn't know the cover of Raspberries LP was scratch'n sniff!  What a great rocker at #20, the McCartney-esque 'Go ALL the Way!'

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #389 on: September 06, 2008, 07:56:16 AM »
At #18 and #17, a couple more tunes we used to sing along with back in the 70's, Daniel Boone's 'Beautiful Sunday' and Nilsson's 'Coconut'!   I don't remember #16, the J5's 'Lookin' Thru The Windows'.  Speaking of the J5, this news item yesterday:
Jackson reunite at awards show
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jWjWP95HkbjJYJPEhk5yF_74Fo3AD930FDU02
But where was Michael?
"I don't know," Marlon told The Associated Press before the show. "I think he's in Egypt riding a camel or something."  (is that code for he's off humping a 10-yr-old boy?)