Sunday, August 30, 2020

60s/70s/80s Hits



  • The Cars - Let's Go
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Hey You
  • Elvis Presley - Way Down
  • Sweet - Blockbuster
  • John Stewart - Gold
  • Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay
  • Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
  • Ashton, Gardner & Dyke - The Resurrection Shuffle
  • Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
  • Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)
  • Prince - When Doves Cry
  • The Hollies - Bus Stop
  • Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
  • Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
  • Peter Frampton - I'm In You
  • Gary Wright - Love Is Alive
  • Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
  • Four Seasons - C'mon Marianne
  • Silver Convention - Get Up And Boogie
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
  • Jon Astley - Jane's Getting Serious
  • Simon & Garfunkel - Fakin' It
  • Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
  • The Monkees - Words
  • Sniff 'n The Tears - Driver's Seat
  • Crabby Appleton - Go Back
  • The Young Rascals - You Better Run
  • Poppy Family - Where Evil Grows
  • Donna Fargo - You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Genesis - Paperlate
  • Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
  • M+M - Black Stations White Stations
  • B-52's - Legal Tender
  • Michael Sembello - Maniac
  • Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
  • Olivia Newton-John - Magic
  • Silver - Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang
  • Spinners - One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
  • Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
  • Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
  • The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon
  • Mason Williams - Classical Gas
  • Glen Campbell - Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
  • Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
  • David Bowie - Starman
  • Dawn - Candida
  • Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
  • Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
  • Rufus - Tell Me Something Good

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mince Tarts



The Monkees - Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky
The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
The Merry-Go-Round - Mother Earth
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone
The Knickerbockers - I Can Do It Better
The Association - Standing Still
The New Colony Six - Things I'd Like To Say
Bee Gees - Kitty Can
The Rolling Stones - My Obsession
The Electric Prunes - Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less)
Love - Que Vida!
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy vs. The Red Baron
Pink Floyd - Candy And A Currant Bun
Capt. Beefheart & His Magic Band - Moon Child
Manfred Mann - My Little Red Book
Christopher - The Race
Johnny C & The Blazes - Inferno
The Who - Circles
Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coalmine
The Pretty Things - Don't Bring Me Down
The Strangeloves - Night Time
The Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
Sonny & Cher - The Beat Goes On

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mars in Aries



Beck - Earthquake Weather
Moor Mother - The Myth Hold Weight
Mindless Self Indulgence - Bring The Pain
Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Psychosis Safari
U-Bahn - Beta Boyz
Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel
The Messthetics - Drop Foot
Nomeansno - It's Catching Up
Idles - Never Fight A Man With A Perm
Oh Sees - Psy-Ops Dispatch
Wizard Rifle - Tears Won't Soften Steel
Queens Of The Stone Age - Monsters In The Parasol
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Sue Egypt
Richard Dawson - Civil Servant
Rico - Sanctuary Medicines

Thursday, July 16, 2020

FM Rock: February 1971



Jimi Hendrix - Straight Ahead
Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Dave Mason & Cass Elliot - Walk To The Point
Baldwin & Leps - Beg Your Sweet Pardon
Van Morrison - Blue Money
Seatrain - I'm Willin'
Jerry Reed - Amos Moses
Ringo Starr - $15 Draw
Redeye - Mississippi Stateline
Cowboy - Use Your Situation
Bronco - Civil Of You Stranger
Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do
Paul McCartney - Oh Woman, Oh Why
Elton John - Ballad Of A Well Known Gun
Grateful Dead - Box Of Rain
Caravan - And I Wish I Were Stoned/Don't Worry
Perth County Conspiracy - Midnight Hour
Genesis - Looking For Someone
Argent - Sleep Won't Help Me
Linda Ronstadt - (She's A) Very Lovely Woman
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Barbarian
Fever Tree - She Comes In Colors
Mountain - My Lady
Wishbone Ash - Phoenix
Patto - Red Glow
Sugarloaf - Tongue In Cheek
David Bowie - Width Of A Circle
John Lennon - Mother
King Crimson - Happy Family
Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Uriah Heep - Bird Of Prey
J. Geils Band - Wait
ZZ Top - Squank
Gospel Oak - St. Anne's Pretension
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Messin' With The Hook
T. Rex - Diamond Meadows
Faces - Had Me A Real Good Time

Thursday, July 9, 2020

FM Rock: January 1971



Butterfield Blues Band - Everything Going To Be Alright
Janis Joplin - Move Over
Lovecraft - We Can All Have It Together
David Bowie - Black Country Rock
Bloodrock - Dier Not A Lover
Sir Lord Baltimore - Lady Of Fire
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
John Lennon - I Found Out
Guess Who - Hand Me Down World
Led Zeppelin - Out On The Tiles
Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
Damnation Of Adam Blessing - No Way
Grand Funk - Heartbreaker (live)
Euclid - It's All Over Now
Frijid Pink - Black Lace
ZZ Top - Just Got Back From Baby's
If - I'm Reaching Out On All Sides
McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone
Elton John - Where To Now St. Peter
George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness
Derek & The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues
Bee Gees - Lonely Days
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Seen The Rain
Arlo Guthrie - Fencepost Blues
Quicksilver - What About Me?
Gary Wright - Get On The Right Road

Grateful Dead - Sugar Magnolia
Santana - Hope You're Feeling Better
Seatrain - 13 Questions
Andy Pratt - Records + Records (Records Are Like Life)
Biff Rose - The Promise
Nilsson - Think About Your Troubles
Conception Corporation - Love Of Grass
Yoko Ono - Why
Juicy Lucy - Thinking Of My Life
Climax Blues Band - Flight
Chicago - Free
Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
Spirit - Animal Zoo
Harvey Mandel - Baby Batter
Ten Years After - I'm Coming On
Sky - How's That Treatin' Your Mouth, Babe
Free - Ride On A Pony

Sunday, June 28, 2020

70's Pop Deep Cuts



Neil Diamond - Mama Don't Know
The Walker Brothers - Walkin' In The Sun
BJ Thomas - Happier Than The Morning Sun
Stevie Wonder - Girl Blue
Paul McCartney - Single Pigeon
Paul Simon - St. Judy's Comet
Bee Gees - Mr. Natural
Elton John - Idol
Billy Joel - Rosalinda's Eyes
Steely Dan - Throw Back The Little Ones
American Flyer - Lady Blue Eyes
Dire Straits - Lions
Supertramp - Downstream
Electric Light Orchestra - Steppin' Out
Queen - Jealousy
Gerry Rafferty - Whatever's Written In Your Heart

Sunday, May 24, 2020

This Is A Mercy Mission



Pretenders -The Phone Call (demo, late 77)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound (12'' mix)
Split Enz - Poor Boy
The Sound - Winning
Kate Bush - Jig Of Life
Midnight Oil - Bells And Horns In The Back Of Beyond
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (2-1-79 outtake)
Paul McCartney - Pretty Little Head
Peter Gabriel - San Jacinto
Pearl Harbor & The Explosions - Drivin'
Gary Numan - Cars (demo version)
Foreigner - Rev On The Red Line
The Babys - Midnight Rendezvous
April Wine - I Like To Rock
Carly Simon - Vengeance
Eagles - The Disco Strangler
Supertramp - The Logical Song
Talking Heads - Air
The B-52's - Mesopotamia
City Boy - Ambition (Ambition/Me And My Tarot/Rev-On/The End)
Pink Floyd - Waiting For The Worms
Ultravox - All Stood Still
Flash & The Pan - Hey St. Peter
Kraftwerk - The Telephone Call
Laurie Anderson - Telephone Song
Roxy Music - Street Life
Jobriath - I'm A Man
Prince - It's Gonna Be Lonely
Duncan Browne - American Heartbeat
Alan Parsons Project - If I Could Change Your Mind

Sunday, May 17, 2020

From Soup To Nuts



Harper's Bizarre - This Is Only The Beginning
Harper's Bizarre - Anything Goes
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Rhythm Of Life
Ella Fitzgerald - Fascinatin' Rhythm
Dizzy Gillespie - In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee
Max Harris - Gurney Slade
Martin Denny - Misirlou
Brooks O'Dell - You Better Make Up Your Mind
Dionne Warwick - Knowing When To Leave
Mystic Moods Orchestra - Sunny Goodge Street
Anthony & The Imperials - My Love Is A Rainbow
Doris Day - Rainbow's End
Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father
Lalo Schifrin - Secret Code
Neil Sedaka - Going Nowhere
Scott Walker - Sons Of
Apollo 100 - Exercise In A Minor
Raymond Scott - Sleepwalker
Erwin Schulhoff - Blues (Pour Paul Whiteman)
Jacques Brel - Le Tango Funebre
Ian Whitcomb - The End

Saturday, April 25, 2020

FM Rock: December 1970



George Harrison - I'd Have You Anytime
Badfinger - Without You
Bob Dylan - If Not For You
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Hey Tonight
Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil
John Lennon - Remember
Led Zeppelin - Friends
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
Pink Floyd - Summer '68
Derek & The Dominos - Little Wing
Spirit - Nature's Way
Guess Who - Share The Land
Van Morrison - Call Me Up In Dreamland
Fleetwood Mac - Jewel Eyed Judy
Emitt Rhodes - Long Time No See
Kinks - Get Back In Line
Yes - Time And A Word
Paul Kantner - Have You Seen The Stars Tonight
Dando Shaft - Rain
Fotheringay - The Sea
Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses
Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren
Cat Stevens - On The Road To Find Out
Fairport Convention - Doctor Of Physick
The Flock - Green Slice
Neil Young - Southern Man
James Gang - The Bomber
The Stooges - 1970

Friday, April 10, 2020

FM Rock: November 1970




Derek & The Dominos - Layla
Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider
Van Morrison - Domino
Ry Cooder - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
Moody Blues - The Balance
Loudon Wainwright III - Glad To See You've Got Religion
Kinks - Powerman
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole
Gas Mask - If You Just Think Of Me
Barclay James Harvest - Taking Some Time On
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
Ancient Grease - Eagle Song
Yes - Everydays
May Blitz - Smoking The Day Away
Guess Who - Hang On To Your Life
Bloodrock - D.O.A.
Birth Control - No Drugs
The Band - The Shape I'm In
Velvet Underground - Who Loves The Sun
Stephen Stills - Love The One You're With
Mott The Hoople - Thunderbuck Ram
Pretty Things - Miss Fay Regrets
Soft Machine - Moon In June

Friday, March 20, 2020

FM Rock: October 1970



Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
The Stooges - TV Eye
Frost - Maybe Tomorrow
Guess Who - Bus Rider
Steppenwolf - Who Needs Ya
Allman Brothers Band - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Santana - Oye Como Va
Hard Meat - On The Road
Badfinger - No Matter What
Eric Clapton - Let It Rain
Todd Rundgren - Broke Down And Busted
Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Gracious - Introduction
Rare Bird - Hammerhead
Love - The Everlasting First
Frank Zappa - Transylvania Boogie
Humble Pie - One-Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba
Haystacks Balboa - Spoiler
Bob Seger System - Mongrel
Savoy Brown - Poor Girl
The Band - The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band
Crowfoot - California Rock N' Roll
Redbone - Maggie


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

FM Rock: September 1970



Redeye - Games
Traffic - Glad
Santana - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Black Sabbath - Behind The Wall Of Sleep/N.I.B.
Deep Purple - Speed King
Steve Miller Band - Industrial Military Complex Hex
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children
Neil Young - When You Dance, I Can Really Love
Bread - Blue Satin Pillow
The Beatles - Dig A Pony
The Band - Time To Kill
John Simon - Tannenbaum
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot
Donovan - Changes
Beach Boys - This Whole World
Andrew Leigh - Magician
Twink - Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box
Humble Pie - Red Light Mamma, Red Hot
Kinks - Lola
Stooges - Down On The Street
Atlee - Dirty Sheets
Flamin' Groovies - Gonna Rock Tonite
The Rolling Stones - Little Queenie
Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thing
Joe Cocker - Cry Me A River
The Byrds - Lover Of The Bayou
John McLaughlin - Devotion

Friday, February 28, 2020

Plastic Fantastic Mixtape



Side 1 / 
Cream - The Coffee Song
Buffalo Springfield - Sit Down I Think I Love You
Rolling Stones - I'm Free
Beatles - Eight Days A Week
Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover
Velvet Underground - Femme Fatale
Donovan - Celeste
Bobbie Gentry - Hurry, Tuesday Child
Nilsson - 1941
Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina
Janis Ian - Society's Child
Tim Buckley - Strange Street Affair Under Blue
The Doors - Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints



Side 2 / 
Jimi Hendrix Experience - I Don't Live Today
Beatles - She Said She Said
Pink Floyd - Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
The Mickey Finn - Garden Of My Mind
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Gratefully Dead
The Music Machine - Talk Talk
Love - Seven + Seven Is
Jethro Tull - Sunshine Day
The Who - Armenia City In The Sky
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
Kinks - Who'll Be The Next In Line
Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
The Yardbirds - Evil Hearted You
Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
Procol Harum - Repent Walpurgis

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Old School Hard Rock & Metal



AC/DC - What's Next To The Moon
Van Halen - Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Judas Priest - Rapid Fire
Diamond Head - The Prince
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Evil - Evil's Message/Evil
Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
Queensryche - The Lady Wore Black
Scorpions - Blackout
Metallica - Hit The Lights
Motorhead - Dance
UFO - Electric Phase
Blue Oyster Cult - Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll



Saturday, January 25, 2020

January 27, 1975: WRKO (Boston) Top 30 Singles Countdown



The top 30 singles in Boston for the week of January 27, 1975 as surveyed by WRKO. A couple of these songs didn't make the national top 40 and the #1 song only reached a peak of #11 on the Billboard singles chart. Boston was ahead of the game with the Queen single which wouldn't enter the national top 100 for another couple of weeks. Here's the rundown, the number at the end is where the song peaked on the national Billboard Top 100 chart.

30 / Michael Jackson - We're Almost There (#54)
29 / Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow (#1)
28 / Shirley & Company - Shame, Shame, Shame (#12)
27 / Queen - Killer Queen (#12)
26 / Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You (#9)
25 / Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Roll On Down The Highway (#14)
24 / Kevin Johnson - Rock & Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) (#73)
23 / Elvis Presley - My Boy (#20)
22 / Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You (#1)
21 / Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (#1)
20 / Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin' (#10)
19 / Styx - Lady (#6)
18 / Maria Muldaur - I'm A Woman (#12)
17 / John Denver - Sweet Surrender (#13)
16 / Donnie & Marie Osmond - Morning Side Of The Mountain (#8)
15 / Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle (#1)
14 / Doobie Brothers - Black Water (#1)
13 / Ohio Players - Fire (#1)
12 / America - Lonely People (#5)
11 / Paul Anka & Odia Coates - One Man Woman/One Woman Man (#7)
10 / Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye (#9)
9 / Carpenters - Please Mr. Postman (#1)
8 / Grand Funk - Some Kind Of Wonderful (#3)
7 / Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (#1)
6 / Eagles - Best Of My Love (#1)
5 / Labelle - Lady Marmalade (#1)
4 / Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good (#1)
3 / Barry Manilow - Mandy (#1)
2 / Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces (#1)
1 / Carol Douglas - Doctor's Orders (#11)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Slender Threads (C-90)





A virtual mixtape, you can record this onto a cassette yourself if you like.

Side A:
Rush - Entre Nous
Led Zeppelin - For Your Life
Peter Frampton - One More Time
The Moody Blues - The Voice
Rainbow - Tarot Woman
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
Iron Maiden - Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Judas Priest - Better By You, Better Than Me
Queen - Now I'm Here
Van Halen - Little Dreamer

Side B:
Rush - Subdivisions
Genesis - Dodo/Lurker
Yes - Release, Release
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Pete Townshend - Slit Skirts
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Gerry Rafferty - Home And Dry

Monday, January 13, 2020

Fresh Tracks / 9 January 2020





Shanti Celeste - May The Day
Angel Olsen - What It Is
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Aqualung, Motherfucker
Yann Tiersen - Thinking Like A Mountain
Carla dal Forno - Took A Long Time
Richard Dawson - Two Halves
Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Idiot Parade
Brittany Howard - Georgia
Lee Scratch Perry - Crickets In Moonlight
Doon Kanda - Bunny
Ballake Sissoko & Baba Sissoko - Bi Djeliya
Will Samson - Calescent
Lung Dart - A Thousand People Floating
Sean O'Hagan - On A Lonely Day (Ding, Dong)
Beck - Chemical
Steven Warwick - Kaleidoscope
Dale Cornish - Enhex Pattern 2
Galcher Lustwerk - Cig Angel
WaqWaq Kingdom - Doggy Bag
Toy - Down On The Street
Jaakko Eino Kalevi - Dissolution
U-Bahn - Turbulent Love
Les Manteez - Goofy Goofy
The Murder Capital - More Is Less
Surface To Air Missive - Easy Way
The Soft Calvary - Dive
Idles - Rottweiler (Live at Le Bataclan)

Monday, January 6, 2020

A Mix For Lisa



Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
Paul McCartney - Fine Line
10cc - The Things We Do For Love
Dan Mangan - Lynchpin
Bread - London Bridge
Ian Gomm - Hold On
Wilco - Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Michael Penn - No Myth
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
Bryan Scary - Sky
Peter Frampton - I'm In You
Gerry Rafferty - Stealin' Time
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Spacehog - In The Meantime
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings - Rock And Roll Is King
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Time Of Our Life

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Select Hour 6



Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Listen To Her Heart
Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Jesse Winchester - Payday
Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero
Steely Dan - The Caves Of Altamira
David Bowie - Right
Elton John - Ego
Billy Joel - Prelude/Angry Young Man
Kansas - Portrait (He Knew)
Grand Funk - Stop Lookin' Back
Aerosmith - Seasons Of Wither
Queen - It's Late
Sweet - Burning
Be-Bop Deluxe - Blazing Apostles