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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1110 on: April 05, 2009, 10:37:43 AM »
Samantha Sang... and the world listened! (sorry, I can never resist that one)

Overall BOS: Whinyface Elliman and the Magician's Assistant's Theme: "If I Can't Halve You"

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1111 on: April 05, 2009, 02:29:26 PM »
-Styx's Fooling Yourself was about 90 seconds long.  No one is fooling anyone w that edit. The Trammps' Disco Inferno was about 2:30. Not even enough time to get my leisure suit even slight sweaty from dancing.


By 1978 there were a LOT more edits than in, say, 1972. And *bad* edits at that. Which is why the show went to 4 hours later in the year.

And which is why 1979 is the great ignored year in these rebroadcasts.

BTW, Casey's '80s this week goes to 1983.  A lot of what we would call Katrinas from Dave, no real OMG moments.  Good story about Rodney Crowell having written Seger's hit "Shame on the Moon" and other people's hits but as yet unable to chart on his own.  Little did they know he'd score 5 C/W #1s off his next solo album.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1112 on: April 05, 2009, 10:49:26 PM »
The XM version had April 2, 1983 where Casey discussed what "may or may not be the wave of the future": the laser read compact digital audio disc. Then cost $1000 with the disc costing $17.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1113 on: April 05, 2009, 10:58:11 PM »
-Styx's Fooling Yourself was about 90 seconds long.  No one is fooling anyone w that edit. The Trammps' Disco Inferno was about 2:30. Not even enough time to get my leisure suit even slight sweaty from dancing.


By 1978 there were a LOT more edits than in, say, 1972. And *bad* edits at that. Which is why the show went to 4 hours later in the year.

And which is why 1979 is the great ignored year in these rebroadcasts.

BTW, Casey's '80s this week goes to 1983.  A lot of what we would call Katrinas from Dave, no real OMG moments.  Good story about Rodney Crowell having written Seger's hit "Shame on the Moon" and other people's hits but as yet unable to chart on his own.  Little did they know he'd score 5 C/W #1s off his next solo album.

This might be the same show I heard on XM. Unlike just about all of you, the 1982-1983 is my favorite era in Casey's countdown. These are to me like 1974 is to Mike.

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1114 on: April 09, 2009, 07:33:49 PM »
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1115 on: April 09, 2009, 08:38:52 PM »
This weekend (4/11-12) Casey70's does April 17, 1976

Dead Dogs! Dead Carpenters! Dead Disco Singers! All this plus Strange Madge (ick!) and ABBA with the Best Connie Francis Record EVAH!
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1116 on: April 12, 2009, 09:18:41 AM »
I enjoyed the forgotten disco-R&B of that '76 set: Blackbyrds, Cate Bros., O'Jays.

Casey's '80s hit April 19, 1986, where BOS goes to Sade, debuting at 37 with "Never as Good as the First Time."  Before that was a New Edition minor charter I'd totally forgotten, "A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes)."
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1117 on: April 12, 2009, 10:06:09 AM »
I enjoyed the forgotten disco-R&B of that '76 set: Blackbyrds, Cate Bros., O'Jays.


Sadly, KFRC moved the show (again) and started it at 7am so I missed the first hour.

But VHMs to Barry M, tryin' to get the feelin' again (several decades before Viagra); Sweet at their Queen-iest with "Action", and John Sebastian's very "Welcome" comeback hit.

And in the Top 10: She was "Only Sixteen" but Ray Sawyer was too stoned to know. And I wonder how Daryl Dragon felt about being called "little man" in front of the whole world. Another VHM the Bellamy Bros, taking a rather Christmassy lyric to the top in April. (It had never really occurred to me until Safeway used it in their Xmas commercials last year -- "it's the season!")
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1118 on: April 12, 2009, 10:33:04 AM »
I enjoyed the forgotten disco-R&B of that '76 set: Blackbyrds, Cate Bros., O'Jays.
Sadly, KFRC moved the show (again) and started it at 7am so I missed the first hour.

But VHMs to Barry M, tryin' to get the feelin' again (several decades before Viagra); Sweet at their Queen-iest with "Action", and John Sebastian's very "Welcome" comeback hit.

And in the Top 10: She was "Only Sixteen" but Ray Sawyer was too stoned to know. And I wonder how Daryl Dragon felt about being called "little man" in front of the whole world. Another VHM the Bellamy Bros, taking a rather Christmassy lyric to the top in April. (It had never really occurred to me until Safeway used it in their Xmas commercials last year -- "it's the season!")
Yes, KFRC keeps screwing with the schedule. Guess for future, we should just plan on 7am, just in case.  The Bellamy Bros was definitely a springtime hit, "it's the season to let your love flow"... everyone make like the birds and the bees!

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1119 on: April 16, 2009, 07:39:42 PM »
This weekend on Casey70's its April 19, 1975 !  The Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3613300.pdf

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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1120 on: April 18, 2009, 07:53:10 PM »
This weekend on Casey70's its April 19, 1975

Quite a first hour, including 2 of the biggest "WTF?" hits of the '70s (which is saying something). First, Benny Bell at #37 with the grandpappy of all novelty records, "Shaving Cream" -- a 1946 song that owed its revival to WNBC radio in NY, which started playing it as a kind of joke, and quickly saw it become their most-requested tune. (And they weren't even a traditional Top 40 station; they were what was known back then as "chicken rock", Top 40 without loud rock songs.)

And then there's Bobby Vinton's cover of the even-older "Beer Barrel Polka" -- the highest-debuting song that week (!) at #33, tho' it would never get higher than that. Zing! Boom! Tah-rarrel! ("tah-rarrel"?)

All this plus debuts by "Bad Time" and "Young Americans"; The Tempts underrated "Shaky Ground", later covered by Phoebe Snow (who's here with "Poetry Man"); Major Harris' ode to premature ejaculation, "Love Won't Let Me Wait"; and -- as if Mr Vinton's Polishness wasn't enuf -- real Germans: Kraftwerk fahr'n' fahr'n' fahr'n' auf der "Autobahn". I was taking German in college at the time, but the song was no help.

And best castanets of the week: The Carpenters' "Only Yesterday".
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1121 on: April 18, 2009, 08:40:24 PM »
WOS: "Bertha Butt Boogie (Pt. 1)" -- I'd forgotten how dreadful that record is.

But BOS Barry Manilow's "It's A Miracle", one of his rare upbeat outings. Meanwhile, Paul Anka sez "I Don't Like to Sleep Alone". Er... well, Mr A., maybe if you weren't such a Male Chauvinist Pig...

And kudos on the looooong version of Rufus' "Once You Get Started" -- the edit usually omits the verse sung by the male vocalist.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1122 on: April 18, 2009, 09:29:08 PM »
WOS2: Hot Chocolate's atrocious "Emma" -- admittedly, death songs are for me what loss-of-virginity songs are for Gaz, but this one is quite badly written, and the vocal histrionics at the end are laughable. A rare miss for a band I normally love.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1123 on: April 19, 2009, 10:45:33 AM »
And at #1: The whipporwill of freedom zaps EJ right between the eyes. That's gotta hurt.
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Re: Casey Kasem American Top 40
« Reply #1124 on: April 23, 2009, 08:44:35 PM »
This weekend Casey70's does April 20, 1974.  The Playlist:
http://www.whnn.com/goout.asp?u=http://images.radcity.net/5874/3626154.pdf