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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #780 on: November 29, 2008, 08:44:58 PM »
Casey plays LRB's "It's a Long Way There" at #32 and says "this is a big one" -- so of course 2 weeks later it peaked at #28.

Best flashbacks of the week: "Love Me", Whinyface Elliman's fine BeeGees cover, and Alice Cooper's "I Never Cry".

Last week on CG I head the Barron Knights' silly parody of "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing": "The Tailor Took My Pants In".  Weird Al would be jealous.  But here's the original. I say "leo" all the time -- does that make me a leo sayer?
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #781 on: November 29, 2008, 08:55:39 PM »
Whose wine? What wine? Whythehell must Frampton whine?

OMG! Casey actually said "Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis too"! And here's another fine forgotten hit: ED&JFC's "Nights are Forever", even if it's one of Casey's patented 90-second edits.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #782 on: November 29, 2008, 09:08:25 PM »
Firefall: "You are the woman!"

"No! it's your turn to be the woman! I was the woman last time!"
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #783 on: November 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM »
BOS: "Nadia's Theme," just for it striking out-of-placeness and the vividness with which I remember it




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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #784 on: November 30, 2008, 09:35:16 AM »
OMGWTFLOL: Commodores, "Just to Be Close to You" (that spoken-word stuff is SO over the top)

heh, those smooth words sound almost like a parody. Lionel Richie's southern accent is really prominent:  "I learnt that muh-tair-eel thangs .. haive no val-yuh."

eta: he's preaching here, and I mean that sorta literally: his cadence and pronunciation are very preacher-like.

Rick Dees and his Disco Duck should go duck hunting w Dick Cheney.  (Say that five times fast.)
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #785 on: November 30, 2008, 02:13:45 PM »
Firefall: "You are the woman!"

"No! it's your turn to be the woman! I was the woman last time!"

Congratulations, you've just ruined this song for me!   :D
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #786 on: November 30, 2008, 05:40:52 PM »
Firefall: "You are the woman!"

"No! it's your turn to be the woman! I was the woman last time!"

Congratulations, you've just ruined this song for me!   :D

Tee hee. WABC's Dan Ingram used to do that joke every time he played the song -- replete with exaggerated drag-queeny voice. Oh, the '70s...
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #787 on: December 01, 2008, 07:05:57 AM »
Meant to mention yesterday: Casey's '80s went to 1985.  Since I was listening to AT40 ardently at this period, nothing was NTM.  We missed by one week a near-forgotten (Ray Parker Jr.'s "Girls Are More Fun" dropped out) but the only tune that seemed close to obscure was the Thompson Twins' "Lay Your Hands on Me."

I assume this week will take us to the late end of the '70s, giving me hope that the following week will be '72.  If every oldies station in America doesn't take a Christmas hiatus, that is.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #788 on: December 04, 2008, 07:35:47 PM »
This weekend (12/6-7) Casey70's has Nov 18, 1972. Playlist in here:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995

Gaz, here's a chart for you:
http://www.oldradioshows.com/at40/121672.html
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #789 on: December 05, 2008, 02:47:26 PM »
This weekend (12/6-7) Casey70's has Nov 18, 1972. Playlist in here:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995


not sure why we're getting a mid-Nov chart in Dec, but this kinda screws up Gaz's hopes for a chart closer to his B-Day.
Good stuff here, tho': Nilsson, Cashman & West's superb "American City Suite", the J-5's "Corner of the Sky" (a song from the B'way show Pippin, which Motown had a major investment in) and my fave Fifth D ballad. But I really don't need the hear "All the Young Dudes" again this week, and (sorry Gaz) Donna Fargo's "Funny Face" is an all-time HFH for me.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #790 on: December 07, 2008, 12:10:38 PM »
This weekend (12/6-7) Casey70's has Nov 18, 1972. Playlist in here:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995


not sure why we're getting a mid-Nov chart in Dec, but this kinda screws up Gaz's hopes for a chart closer to his B-Day.
Good stuff here, tho': Nilsson, Cashman & West's superb "American City Suite", the J-5's "Corner of the Sky" (a song from the B'way show Pippin, which Motown had a major investment in) and my fave Fifth D ballad. But I really don't need the hear "All the Young Dudes" again this week, and (sorry Gaz) Donna Fargo's "Funny Face" is an all-time HFH for me.

A very entertaining chart overall, and the absolute highlight was Casey's playing the full 8-minute version of "American City Suite", a small masterpiece. Sadly, the local airing at noon on KYCY is being pre-empted by college hoops.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #791 on: December 11, 2008, 09:57:53 AM »
This weekend (12/6-7) Casey70's has Nov 18, 1972. Playlist in here:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995

Gaz, here's a chart for you:
http://www.oldradioshows.com/at40/121672.html

Wayback, thanks for providing my b-day chart.  Sorry to have missed this one, but ah well.  Every 1's a winner, even if it's the wrong year, don'tcha know.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #792 on: December 11, 2008, 11:14:44 AM »
This weekend (12/13-14) Casey70's visits Dec 10, 1977. Playlist:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #793 on: December 11, 2008, 11:21:46 AM »
This weekend (12/13-14) Casey70's visits Dec 10, 1977. Playlist:
http://www.957kjrfm.com/pages/events.html?feed=111843&article=4192995

speaking of Dave Mason...

Great stuff there (Ms Ronstadt back-to-back with her own self!), Debbie Boone notwithstanding.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #794 on: December 13, 2008, 07:09:24 AM »
I'm up at 10am for the '77 countdown.

And there are three men in full Santa suits standing in my hallway.

Is it the hash?

Anyway.  Off to a nice start with "As" at 40 (not the full song, alas) and the weird "Love Is Thicker Than Water" debuting at 39.
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”