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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #405 on: September 07, 2008, 08:04:36 AM »
Tina Turner's sadly forgotten "Typical Male" appears at 19: a #2 hit, it doesn't appear on her forthcoming (yet another) GH comp.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #406 on: September 07, 2008, 08:46:51 AM »
Here's one I haven't heard since it was on the charts: Billy Ocean, "Love Zone."  He ran off a string of ballads around this time that were all nice and are now all forgotten.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #407 on: September 07, 2008, 09:43:09 AM »
Casey tells a good story about how Carl Anderson landed the Judas role in JCS, before playing him and Gloria Loring (first time I heard this song, it was on the radio, and I initially misunderstood her name to be Glory Alluring!) on "Friends & Lovers."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #408 on: September 07, 2008, 11:56:11 AM »
Gloria Loring (first time I heard this song, it was on the radio, and I initially misunderstood her name to be Glory Alluring!)

ROTFL -- even in your teens, you were scoping out drag names!

And totally agreed on the Tina Turner -- one of her best post-comeback singles IMHO.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #409 on: September 11, 2008, 10:46:04 AM »
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #410 on: September 11, 2008, 10:58:56 AM »
This weekend (9/13-14) Casey70's visits Sept 18, 1976.  The playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3043998.pdf

OMGWTFLOL! Gaz! Lady Flash!!!



another fab lineup from Casey
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #411 on: September 13, 2008, 06:07:40 AM »
Early BOS for Eric Carmen at #40 with the Brian Wilson meets Todd Rundgren "Sunrise."

ETA: And speaking of Brian Wilson, here are the Beach Boys, NTM at 39 with "It's OK."  (I didn't look at the setlist in advance.)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #412 on: September 13, 2008, 06:14:24 AM »
APP's "Dr. Tarr and Professor Feather" is also NTM.  Really enjoying this countdown already.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #413 on: September 13, 2008, 06:52:06 AM »
The backing vocalist sounds a lot better than Diana Ross on (yet another NTM) "One Love in My Lifetime."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #414 on: September 13, 2008, 07:53:18 AM »
"When your body's had enough of me ... I'm gonna love you a little bit more."  What a revolting sentiment from Dr. Hook.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #415 on: September 13, 2008, 08:27:46 AM »
"Summer" hit the Top 10 ... in mid-September?   ???
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #416 on: September 13, 2008, 08:38:10 AM »
Cliff Richard gets taken from behind: Of course she's a devil, woman; why do you think they call it Satan's Alley back there?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #417 on: September 13, 2008, 08:43:23 AM »
I Didn't Know That: that's Sweet Lou Rawls singing the harmony vocal with Sam Cooke on "Bring It On Home to Me."  Is this common knowledge?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #418 on: September 13, 2008, 08:49:41 AM »
#1 Country this week in '76: "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You," by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius.  WTFF is this???
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #419 on: September 13, 2008, 11:21:11 AM »
"Summer" hit the Top 10 ... in mid-September?   ???

it happened a LOT. (See: Sly, First Class...)

Glad you're digging this and it's amazing how many NTMs you're getting -- the APP Edgar Allen Poe LP was quite good, but on 20th Century Records it could only go so far. But it made Clive Davis prick up his ears and the rest is history.
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