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Sunday, November 3, 2019

OCTOBER 2019 NEW ADDS

Here are The Retro Attic's latest new adds. I apologize for being lazy.

Alice Wonder Land - He's Mine(I Love Him I Love Him I Love Him)
Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - A Taste Of Honey
The Artwoods - I Take What I Want
Ashford And Simpson - Is It Still Good To Ya
Badfinger - Baby Blue
Keith Barbour - Echo Park
Booker T And The MG's - Melting Pot
The Box Tops - Sweet Cream Ladies Forward March
Jimmy Buffett - Door Number Three
Al Caiola And His Orchestra - The Magnificent Seven
Glen Campbell - Country Boy(You Got Your Feet In L.A.)
Vikki Carr - My Heart Reminds Me
Cathy Carroll - Poor Little Puppet
The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
Chad And Jeremy - Willow Weep For Me
Cheap Trick - Dream Police
Lou Christie - I'm Gonna Make You Mine
Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
Crosby Stills Nash And Young - Woodstock
Crosby Stills Nash And Young - Teach Your Children
Crosby Stills Nash And Young - Our House
Barry Darvell - Adam And Eve
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Shelter Of Your Arms
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
Ronnie Dove - Happy Summer Days
The 5th Dimension - Never My Love
The Five Emprees - Little Miss Sad
Flash And The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men
Dan Fogelberg And Tim Weisberg - The Power Of Gold
Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You - Live Version
Clinton Ford - Dandy
Gallery - I Believe In Music
Art Garfunkel - I Shall Sing
Art Garfunkel - Break Away
The Glass Bottle - Sorry Suzanne
Garland Green - Jealous Kind Of Fella
The Guess Who - Glamour Boy
Arlo Guthrie - Gypsy Davy
Harmony Grass - Move In A Little Closer Baby
Benny Hill - Gather In The Mushrooms
Benny Hill - Ernie(The Fastest Milkman In The West)
The Intruders - Cowboys To Girls
The Isley Brothers - Shout
The Ivy Three - Yogi
Jay And The Americans - Only In America
Little Willie John - Sleep
John Kay - Moonshine(Friend Of Mine)
Ben E. King - Amor
Barry Lee Show - I Don't Want To Love You
Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot - Race Among The Ruins
Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
Dean Martin - Not Enough Indians
The Marvelows - I Do
The Masqueraders - I Ain't Got To Love Nobody Else
The Masqueraders - I'm Just An Average Guy
Johnny Mathis And Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late
Mac McAnally - It's A Crazy World
Don McLean - If We Try
MFSB - Sexy
Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise - Single Version
The Montanas - You've Got To Be Loved
The Move - Curly
Sam Neely - Rosalie
Rick Nelson - Gypsy Woman
The New Christy Minstrels - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
The New Vaudeville Band - Peek A Boo
Anthony Newley - D Darling
Pablo Cruise - A Place In The Sun
People! - I Love You
Peter And Gordon - Lady Godiva
Gerry Rafferty - Days Gone Down(Still Got The Light In Your Eyes)
Lou Rawls - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
Tommy Roe - Hooray For Hazel
The Routers - Let's Go(Pony)
Bobby Rydell - I Just Can't Say Goodbye
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To(My Lovely)
Seals And Crofts - Summer Breeze
The Second Time - Listen To The Music
Peter Sellers And Sophia Loren - Bangers And Mash
Troy Shondell - This Time
Shubert - Until The Rains Come
Labi Siffre - Watch Me
Carly Simon - The Right Thing To Do
Nancy Sinatra And Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
Sonny And Cher - Little Man
Spinners - We'll Have It Made
Spirit - 1984
The Spokesmen - The Dawn Of Correction
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills Of Your Mind
Squeeze - Cool For Cats
Steely Dan - Show Biz Kids
Steely Dan - Bad Sneakers
Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat - Full Length
Felice Taylor - I Feel Love Comin' On
Jake Thackray - Lah Di Dah
B.J. Thomas And The Triumphs - Billy And Sue
The Turtles - You Showed Me
20/20 - Tell Me Why(Can't Understand You)
The Ventures - The 2000 Pound Bee Part 2
The Voxpoppers - Wishing For Your Love
Jim Weatherly - The Need To Be
Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

There is plenty more to come to keep you warm and toasty as Ol' Man Winter takes hold. One of my bigger supporters is going to get her wish and see the repertoire for Jan And Dean, The Beach Boys, Gene Pitney and The Monkees expand!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - THE GLASS BOTTLE - SORRY SUZANNE

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - The Glass Bottle - Sorry Suzanne - Peaked At 130 In Cashbox Magazine On 7/25/70.

Recently I had an hour to kill, so I decided to watch an original broadcast of "The 5th Dimension Special" from May 1970 on CBS. It featured cuts from their newly released "Portrait" album as well as some earlier hits; there were also appearances from Glen Campbell, Flip Wilson, Tiny Tim, Arte Johnson, and the absolutely stunning Joey Heatherton('72 hit "Gone," a Retro Attic staple).

The commercials focused solely on The Glass Container Manufacturers Institute, Inc., and that's where today's featured group comes into the picture. Two of the commercials featured this group performing while the audience consumed soft drinks out of glass bottles. I guess the idea was to stress that soda belonged in glass bottles since glass could be grinded down afterwards and returned to the earth's surface.

The Glass Bottle were a 4 man, 2 woman group who looked like a pop version of Sly And The Family Stone. Their drummer rocked the 'fro as well as Grand Funk's Don Brewer did! This 45 was one of their first releases and yes, it is the same tune that The Hollies had a mid-charter with in '69(as a result, The Hollies' version will be retired from the rotation for a while). Some of you may remember their top 40 hit from the summer of '71, a woeful pop tune called "I Ain't Got Time Anymore." It has been a Retro Attic standard since Day 1, and I could always picture David Cassidy singing it.

Come to our website at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and hear The Glass Bottle anytime! I highly recommend checking out that 5th Dimension special; I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to enjoy it with Miller Beer and a pack of Viceroy cigarettes.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

JULY 2019 NEW ADDS FOR THE RETRO ATTIC

Here are The Retro Attic's latest new adds:

The American Breed - Keep The Faith

Paul Anka - Can't Get You Out Of My Mind - 1968 A Side Version

April Wine - Bad Side Of The Moon

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Gimme Your Money Please

Joan Baez - In The Quiet Morning

Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - I Still Love You All

Len Barry - Lip Sync(To The Tongue Twisters)

Len Barry - 1 2 3

The Beach Boys - Break Away

The Beatles - She's A Woman

Bee Gees - My World

Brook Benton - Hotel Happiness

Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales

Boston - Don't Look Back

Jan Bradley - Mama Didn't Lie

Joe Brown And The Bruvvers - That's What Love Will Do

The Buckinghams - You Misunderstand Me - Flip Side Friday Request

Jerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager - Ain't Understanding Mellow

Carlo - Ring A Ling

Eric Carmen - Boats Against The Current

Ray Charles - Born To Lose

Tony Christie - Avenues And Alleyways

The Classics - Till Then

Mike Clifford - Close To Cathy

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare

The Cowsills - Indian Lake

Liz Damon's Orient Express - 1900 Yesterday

Skeeter Davis - I Can't Stay Mad At You

Little Jimmy Dickens - May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

Mark Dinning - Top Forty News Weather And Sports

Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island

Don And The Goodtimes - I Could Be So Good To You

Donovan - Atlantis

Charlie Drake - My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Original UK Version

The Emotions - So I Can Love You

The Emotions - Best Of My Love

The Emotions - Don't Ask My Neighbors

Marianne Faithfull - Summer Nights

Fireflies - You Were Mine

First Class - Funny How Love Can Be

The Four Preps - Got A Girl

The Gainsborough Gallery - Life Is A Song

The Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today

Donna Hightower - If You Hold My Hand

The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother

Hounds - Under My Thumb

Fred Hughes - Oo Wee Baby I Love You

Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini

The Ides Of March - L.A. Goodbye

Tommy James And The Shondells - Gettin' Together

Jan And Dean - Dead Man's Curve

Jan And Dean - The Little Old Lady(From Pasadena)

Just Us - I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree

Eden Kane - Forget Me Not

The Kinks - A Gallon Of Gas

Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff

Lyme And Cybelle - Follow Me

Barry Mann - Who Put The Bomp(In The Bomp Bomp Bomp)

Matt Monro - We're Gonna Change The World

Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man

Rick Nelson - String Along

The Notations - I'm Still Here

The Original Caste - Mr. Monday

Tony Orlando And Dawn - Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally

Mary Kay Place - Baby Boy

Ray Price - I Won't Mention It Again

Peter Pringle - Let Me Love You

Gary Puckett - Keep The Customer Satisfied

Christine Quaite - Tell Me Mamma

Raiders - Indian Reservation(The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)

James Ray - If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody

Margie Rayburn - I'm Available

Helen Reddy - Crazy Love

Johnny Rivers - Going Back To Big Sur - Flip Side Friday Request

Craig Ruhnke - Summer Girl

Shango - Day After Day(It's Slippin' Away)

Carole Shelyne - The Girl With The Horned Rim Glasses

Shepherd Sisters - Don't Mention My Name

Joe Simon - The Chokin' Kind

Spencer And Spencer - Russian Band Stand

Dusty Springfield - Losing You

Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy

The Stylistics - Sing Baby Sing

The Supremes - Come See About Me

Sutherland Brothers And Quiver - (I Don't Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway

Sutherland Brothers And Quiver - Arms Of Mary

Sweeney Todd - Roxy Roller - Nick Gilder Vocals

The Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspiration

Teddy And The Pandas - We Can't Go On This Way

The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me

Triumph - Lay It On The Line

The Troggs - Wild Thing

The Troggs - With A Girl Like You

Trooper - Janine

John Valenti - Anything You Want

Billy Vera And Judy Clay - Country Girl City Man

Andy Williams - Wrong For Each Other

Willows - Church Bells May Ring

Bobby Womack - More Than I Can Stand

Weird Al Yankovic - My Bologna - Original Bathroom Recording Version

What will August's new adds have in store? As Delaney And Bonnie once said: Only you know and I know!

Please consider going VIP as the transition to the Live365 family begins(I'm testing out the software as we speak); check out the donation options here on the website!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - FIREFALL - GOODBYE I LOVE YOU

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - Firefall - Goodbye I Love You - Atlantic 3544 - Peaked at 43 in Billboard on 3/3/79, but it did sneak in at 40 for one week in Cashbox that same month.

During the late 70's, the only two radio stations that were on in my household were ones out of Lebanon, NH and Claremont, NH. Their focus? Adult contemporary. As a matter of fact, my old stomping grounds was like that town in the Footloose movie; instead of outlawing dancing, mine outlawed hard rock! So I became very familiar with Barry Manilow, Ambrosia, LeBlanc And Carr, England Dan And John Ford Coley, Seals And Crofts, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Carmen...you get the idea. Years later, I can now look back at those days and say "I miss those stations." As you know, The Retro Attic keeps trying to bring back those missing sounds.

Another band that got played frequently on those stations was Firefall, a Colorado band that scored 6 top 40 hits and is still touring with a couple of the original members; check them out at Firefall's Website. Everyone best remembers them for "You Are The Woman," "Strange Way" and "Just Remember I Love You." If you know today's featured single, then I think you will agree that there are occasions(the acoustic guitar especially) when it sounds very similar to "Just Remember I Love You." That probably explains why it fell just short of the 40; the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" concept didn't always guarantee huge follow-up success(think of Edward Bear and The Soul Survivors).

You can hear this great lost Firefall platter and many other seldom heard soft rock numbers from the late 70's(Mesa, Euclid Beach Band, Boatz, etc.) by accessing the player on The Retro Attic's webpage. Thanks for your continued support!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY - GLADSTONE - A PIECE OF PAPER

THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 OF THE DAY: Gladstone - A Piece Of Paper - ABC 11327 - Peaked at 45 in Billboard on 10/21/1972, but it did do a little bit better in Cashbox during the same month(#38).

This is a feature I'm going to start doing on a more regular basis, especially considering that The Retro Attic's reputation was primarily built on showcasing records that never charted or never reached the Billboard Top 40. I'm going to include pictures only; I want you to tune in and hear it or even request it!

Gladstone were a short-lived Texas group with folk and rustic sounds and great harmonies. This was their only visit to the Hot 100 and is a great blend of acoustic guitars, tag line harmonies, and a powerful message. If you are a fan of CSN, America, Three Dog Night and 70's singer/songwriters such as Cat Stevens and James Taylor, then you will dig this record!

Back in those days, we weren't afraid to say what we thought about what was going on in the world. We were proactive...we came up with solutions...we worked together. We were smart enough to know that our decisions could be reasonable without a piece of paper telling us what to do. And sometimes those pieces of paper were beyond logical! That's what you will get out of this song.

The most famous member of this group was Mike Rabon, who was the frontman for The Five Americans; you may remember their '66-'67 hits such as "Western Union," "I See The Light" and "Sound Of Love." 1 member was with the fairly well-known Texas garage band Mouse And The Traps, who scored a bubbling under single in 1968. 2 members would later go on to do background vocals on a few of the late 70's and early 80's Neil Diamond albums.

Gladstone also had another single that was written by Mike Settle, who you may know from The New Christy Minstrels, Kenny Rogers And The First Edition, and the bubblegum ensemble The Sugar Bears. This should tip you off further about Gladstone's overall sound.

The bottom 45's live once again on The Retro Attic! Come and hear them every hour at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

JUNE 2019 FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Welcome to June! "16 Days Of Funk" begins on The Retro Attic on Saturday, June 15th and runs through the 30th. To further clarify, this is the Featured Artist Of The Month showcase for Grand Funk Railroad. 7 times a day between 8 AM and 8 PM eastern, you will hear a hit or a miss from the group's late 60's to early 80's heyday. Also included will be selected cuts from Terry Knight And The Pack and Flint.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

FINALLY, THE FIRST NEW ADDS FOR 2019(IT'S A LONG LIST)!

Get ready for a long read...here are the 115 latest new adds to the rotation! This is quite a varied list if you ask me, and it's alphabetized by artist:

ABBA - Money Money Money
The American Breed - Green Light
The Bachelors - No Arms Can Ever Hold You
Archie Bell And The Drells - There's Gonna Be A Showdown
Chuck Berry - My Ding A Ling - Single Version
Chuck Berry - Reelin' And Rockin' - Live Single Version
Gary U.S. Bonds - Dear Lady Twist
The Box Tops - Neon Rainbow
Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart - I'm Gonna Blow You A Kiss In The Wind
The Brothers Four - Greenfields
Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
Jackson Browne - Here Come Those Tears Again
The Buchanan Brothers - The Last Time
Cindy Bullens - Survivor
Dorsey Burnette - (There Was A) Tall Oak Tree
Carpenters - For All We Know
Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
Lynn Castle - The Lady Barber
Johnny Caswell - At The Shore
The Cats - One Way Wind
The Chartbusters - Why(Doncha Be My Girl)
Cheech And Chong - Black Lassie - Featuring Johnny Stash
Chicago - Call On Me
The Cleftones - Can't We Be Sweethearts
The Cleftones - Heart And Soul
Floyd Cramer - San Antonio Rose
Johnny Crawford - Your Nose Is Gonna Grow
The Cryan' Shames - Sugar And Spice
The Cryan' Shames - Up On The Roof
Bobby Darin - Lovin' You
James Darren - All
Paul Davis - Boogie Woogie Man
Sammy Davis Jr. - I've Gotta Be Me
Dawn - Summer Sand
The Dells - Oh What A Night
John Denver - I'd Rather Be A Cowboy(Lady's Chains)
Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show - The Cover Of Rolling Stone
Don And Juan - What's Your Name
Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow
Patty Duke - Don't Just Stand There
Bob Dylan - Watching The River Flow
Electric Light Orchestra - Livin' Thing
Yvonne Elliman - Love Me
Faces - Stay With Me
Faces - Cindy Incidentally
Fancy - Touch Me
Fancy - Wild Thing
Donna Fargo - You Can't Be A Beacon(If Your Light Don't Shine)
Five Man Electrical Band - I'm A Stranger Here
Lois Fletcher - I Am What I Am
Connie Francis - Love Is Me Love Is You
Friend And Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness
Bobby Goldsboro - See The Funny Little Clown
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
The Hollies - Sandy
Mary Hopkin - Temma Harbour
Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me(And Let Me Love Again)
Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
Michael Jackson - Just A Little Bit Of You
Tommy James - Nothing To Hide
Jack Jones - The Race Is On
Tom Jones - Promise Her Anything
Tom Jones - The Young New Mexican Puppeteer
Eddie Kendricks - Boogie Down
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Gladys Knight And The Pips - On And On
L.T.D. - Love Ballad
L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Brenda Lee - My Whole World Is Falling Down
Brenda Lee - Your Used To Be
Brenda Lee - Johnny One Time
The Lettermen - Love
Liquid Smoke - I Who Have Nothing
Little Sister - You're The One Part 1
Lobo - Standing At The End Of The Line
Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
M - Pop Muzik
Bette Midler - Friends
Bette Midler - In The Mood
Mistress - Mistrusted Love - Album Mix
Anne Murray - Day Tripper
The New Cactus Band - Daddy Ain't Gone
The New Colony Six - People And Me
The New Seekers - Circles
The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
Donny Osmond - Sweet And Innocent
The Osmonds - The Proud One
The Paragons - The Tide Is High
Wilson Pickett - She's Lookin' Good
Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil
Elvis Presley - Kissin' Cousins
Billy Preston - Outa Space
Billy Preston - You're So Unique
Lloyd Price - Lady Luck
Ripple - I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky
Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
Neil Sedaka - The World Through A Tear
The Sheep - Hide And Seek
Ray Stevens - Unwind
Ray Stevens - Turn Your Radio On
Styx - Lady
Styx - Babe
Billy Swan - Everything's The Same(Ain't Nothing Changed)
Nino Tempo And April Stevens - Whispering
Johnny Thunder - Loop De Loop
Thundermug - Africa
Johnny Tillotson - Worried Guy
Tanya Tucker - San Antonio Stroll
The Tune Rockers - The Green Mosquito
Barry White - You're The First The Last My Everything
Barry White - Let The Music Play
Ricky Wilde - April Love
Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops

Okay, maybe there isn't enough acid/classic/psychedelic rock here. We'll try to fix that the next time around.