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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #615 on: October 25, 2008, 09:38:01 PM »
I quite like all three big-hit versions of "Never My Love."  Anyone heard the Sandpebbles version Csaey mentioned?

Nope, but didya know that Blue Swede didn't originate the "ooga-chukka" arrangement of "Hooked on a Feeling"?  Jonathan King (of "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" and "Beach Baby" fame) did it in 1971 and had a UK hit.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #616 on: October 25, 2008, 10:00:44 PM »
Dionne W's got that urge to feel ya!  But she'll back off if you give her some coke.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #617 on: October 26, 2008, 09:02:52 AM »
Casey's '80s are in 1986 this week.  Not a lot of note, but the lovely Anita Baker is in with the fab "Sweet Love."  And in the Top 10: "I saw you - and HIM! - walking in the rain!"  BOS to Oran, flat-blastin' both-a ya.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #618 on: October 26, 2008, 09:24:46 AM »
"I feel a hunger."  (What kind?)  "It's a hunger."  Chartwise I remember this period very well.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #619 on: October 26, 2008, 10:58:16 AM »
"I feel a hunger."  (What kind?)  "It's a hunger." 

er, per the Top40db, the lyric is:

"I feel hungry
It's a hunger
That tries to keep a man awake at night"

So there IS a complete thought there.  But that's a funny TANC, because when Dave played the Kid Rock tune the other day, 3 diff Fogheads called to say "he's rhyming 'things' with... 'things', Dave! Talk about crappy songwriting!"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #620 on: October 26, 2008, 04:22:56 PM »
too bad about KFRC not airing the show -- the station will continue to exist (without jocks) at kfrc.com and there was some hope they'd continue with Casey until the contract runs out. Maybe that's what the marathon 2 weeks ago was about -- meeting some kind of quota.
Unfortunately it sounds like what CBS meant by "you can still hear KFRC's classic hits on kfrc.com" is what we've been getting all week, just automated hits with top of hour network news.  Yesterday they didn't run Casey or Beatles Brunch and this morning no "Backstage with Ben Fong-Torres."  Yes, maybe that Caseython weekend was to fulfill obligations.  Who's really going to listen to this kind of KFRC thru their PC anyway?  Oh well.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #621 on: October 30, 2008, 11:22:37 AM »
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #622 on: October 31, 2008, 01:24:13 PM »
This weekend (11/1-2) Casey70's visits Nov 8, 1975. Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html or here:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3189307.pdf

Woo-hoo!  My all-time #1 favorite song, "Miracles," in the Top 10!  I'll be listening to this one in toto, prolly from home.  Let me know if anyone else will be listening in real time (the Chico 10am ET/7am PT airing?).
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #623 on: October 31, 2008, 01:29:22 PM »
This weekend (11/1-2) Casey70's visits Nov 8, 1975. Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html or here:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3189307.pdf

Woo-hoo!  My all-time #1 favorite song, "Miracles," in the Top 10!  I'll be listening to this one in toto, prolly from home.  Let me know if anyone else will be listening in real time (the Chico 10am ET/7am PT airing?).

I don't DO 7am on Saturday anymore  ;) But I'll be listening Sat nite 7-10pm Pacific. A rainy weekend in SF; a good time to stay in, cook, and "get a taste of the real world".
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #624 on: October 31, 2008, 01:49:02 PM »
This weekend (11/1-2) Casey70's visits Nov 8, 1975. Playlist:
http://www.wbbgfm.com/pages/pp_caseykasem.html or here:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3189307.pdf

Woo-hoo!  My all-time #1 favorite song, "Miracles," in the Top 10!  I'll be listening to this one in toto, prolly from home.  Let me know if anyone else will be listening in real time (the Chico 10am ET/7am PT airing?).

I don't DO 7am on Saturday anymore  ;) But I'll be listening Sat nite 7-10pm Pacific. A rainy weekend in SF; a good time to stay in, cook, and "get a taste of the real world".

I'll try to get online for the Chico show, but cannot promise that Hallowe'en won't take its toll and force me to sleep in. 

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #625 on: November 01, 2008, 07:35:54 AM »
Casey was glad to see Joan Baez return to the chart (in a crummy hotel over Washington Square).  And I am glad to hear Leon Haywood, wanting to do something freaky to you - pimptastic!

Could've done without Frankie Valli's unemotional cover of "Our Day Will Come," though - it lacks Ruby & the Romantics' elegance.

This Melissa Manchester is new to me: "Just Too Many People."  I have to imagine this was offered to Diana Ross first.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #626 on: November 01, 2008, 07:42:11 AM »
"Put it in your peace pipe!"  B.T. Express are smokin', with a hit whose flip side had hit the Top 40 a few months prior, sez Casey.  Lead vocalist was listening to Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Friendship Train" for inspiration, I bet.  Very similar groove.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #627 on: November 01, 2008, 07:51:09 AM »
I was out in kitchen last 15 min's, PC is in den, but I can hear it.  I was in senior year HS in Nov 75, but don't recall 35, 33, 32, 31, 29, the rest of this chart is familiar.  I'm meeting mshray 10am-12 today at Peet's Coffee in Walnut Creek where Dave Morey will be pushing new Live from Archives CD.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #628 on: November 01, 2008, 08:00:36 AM »
I'm not a fan of "18 With a Bullet," but I would have enjoyed getting it in the week when it actually hit #18.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #629 on: November 01, 2008, 08:06:43 AM »
It's an Art Garfunkel twin-spin!  Back to back solo ("I Only Have Eyes for You," which the fastidious copy editors at Time would correct to "I Have Eyes for Only You") and with Rhymin' Simon (the beautifully bitter "My Little Town").
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”