DJ Gilbert Matthews welcomes you to The Retro Attic, a 24/7 internet radio station that primarily plays those classic and seldom heard top 40 entries from the 60's and 70's, along with a sprinkling of late 50's and early 80's hits that also fit the format. Hopefully our wide variety of oldies will be mind-blowing musical history lessons for you! A couple of "Bottom 45's" from each decade will be included every hour; these are defined as minor charters(peaked between 41 and 100), Bubbling Under/Looking Ahead entries(peaked between 101 and 150), non-charters, or tunes that were only hits in Canada, the UK, or Australia. A track from our "Featured Artist Of The Month" will also be heard every hour. Sit back, have fun, and take yourself back to simpler times(when people smiled at each other and didn't question why, kids played outside all day, and parents never worried)! You can also find us on Shoutcast, Virtual Radio, Nobex Radio, Delicast, Streamfinder, Tunein.com(highly recommended for those of you who use mobile apps), and ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category. Feel free to chat with me, DJ Gilbert Matthews, through our live chat feature(please leave a message if it shows that I'm unavailable). Happy LISTENING! Spread the word about us and join other fellow oldies lovers in our two Facebook groups(search for The Retro Attic and The American Bottom 45, my Mixcloud show dedicated to minor charters and non-charters)!


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

THE LATEST ADDS AS OF 8/2

Here are our latest adds. Thanks for all of your requests and keep them coming!

Top 40:

1. Roger Miller - King Of The Road - '65
2. The Five Blobs - The Blob - '58
3. Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Wanna Get To Heaven - '74
4. Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York - '80
5. Starz - Cherry Baby - '77
6. Chicago - Another Rainy Day In New York City - '76
7. Crosby, Stills And Nash - Just A Song Before I Go - '77
8. Donnie Elbert - I Can't Help Myself(Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - '72
9. The Staple Singers - Heavy Makes You Happy(Sha Na Boom Boom) - '71
10. Mama Cass - It's Getting Better - '69
11. Roberta Flack - Jesse - '73
12. Hurricane Smith - Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? - '72
13. Jody Miller - Queen Of The House - '65
14. Michael Johnson - Bluer Than Blue - '78
15. Michael Johnson - Almost Like Being In Love - '78
16. Michael Johnson - This Night Won't Last Forever - '79
17. Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows(Where My Rosemary Goes) - '70
18. White Plains - My Baby Loves Lovin' - '70
19. Three Dog Night - Til The World Ends - '75
20. The Stylistics - Stop, Look, Listen(To Your Heart) - '71
21. Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle - '77
22. T. Rex - Bang A Gong(Get It On) - '72
23. Clint Holmes - Playground In My Mind - '73
24. Earth, Wind And Fire - That's The Way Of The World - '75
25. Parliament - Flash Light - '78
26. Four Tops - Just Seven Numbers(Can Straighten Out My Life) - '71
27. Isaac Hayes - Theme From The Men - '72
28. Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo - '59
29. The Miracles - Love Machine(Part 1) - '75
30. Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run - '72
31. Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs - Daisy Petal Pickin' - '63
32. The Orlons - Not Me - '63
33. Blues Brothers - Who's Making Love - '80
34. Bellamy Brothers - If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me - '79
35. Blackfoot - Train, Train - '79
36. Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday - '69
37. KC And The Sunshine Band - I Like To Do It - '76
38. KC And The Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love - '77
39. KC And The Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go - '79
40. Crow - Evil Woman(Don't Play Your Games With Me) - '69
41. Bread - Let Your Love Go - '71
42. Bread - Aubrey - '73

Bottom 45's:

1. Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady - '67
2. The Harden Trio - Tippy Toeing - '66
3. Tim Hardin - Simple Song Of Freedom - '69
4. Piero Umiliani - Mah Na Mah Na - '69
5. The 5th Dimension - Light Sings - '71
6. Billy Joel - Travelin' Prayer - '74
7. Hurricane Smith - Who Was It? - '73
8. Blue Mink - By The Devil(I Was Tempted) - '73
9. Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath - Single Edit - '76(Originally Released In '71)
10. Flatt And Scruggs - The Ballad Of Jed Clampett - '62
11. David Gates - Clouds - Single Version - '73
12. Clint Holmes - Shiddle-Ee-Dee - '73
13. REO Speedwagon - Sophisticated Lady - '72
14. Engelbert Humperdinck - Another Time, Another Place - '71
15. Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - '60
16. David Gates - Sail Around The World - '73
17. Cashman And West - Songman - '72

Monday, July 11, 2016

JULY 2016's NEW ADDS - PART 1

Here are some recent adds to the rotation, either through requests or my own twisted mind:

Top 40:

1. Daddy Dewdrop - Chick-A-Boom(Don't Ya Jes' Love It) - '71
2. Outlaws - There Goes Another Love Song - '75
3. Charlie Daniels Band - The South's Gonna Do It - '75
4. The Marshall Tucker Band - Fire On The Mountain - '75
5. Kenny Rogers And The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town - '69
6. The Partridge Family - It's One Of Those Nights(Yes Love) - '71
7. Mac And Katie Kissoon - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - '71
8. The Marvelettes - The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - '67
9. The Supremes - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - '67
10. Rita Coolidge - I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love - '79
11. Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone - '77
12. The Cookies - Chains - '62
13. Stan Getz And Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema - '64
14. Don McLean - Dreidel - '72
15. Stevie Wonder - As - '77
16. Bobby Sherman - The Drum - '71
17. Electric Light Orchestra - Confusion - '79
18. Melanie With The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Lay Down(Candles In The Rain) - '70
19. Marilyn Sellars - One Day At A Time - '74
20. Melissa Manchester - Just Too Many People - '75
21. Barry Manilow - I Don't Want To Walk Without You - '80
22. B.J. Thomas - Mighty Clouds Of Joy - '71
23. Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise - '78
24. Peter, Paul And Mary - Tell It On The Mountain - '64
25. Freddie Hart - Easy Loving - '71
26. Grand Funk Railroad - Footstompin' Music - '72
27. Gene Redding - This Heart - '74
28. The Monkees - The Girl I Knew Somewhere - '67
29. The Monkees - Words - '67
30. The Monkees - Tapioca Tundra - '68
31. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin' - '66
32. The Mamas & The Papas - I Saw Her Again - '66
33. The Mamas & The Papas - Words Of Love - '66
34. The Floaters - Float On - '77
35. Foghat - Stone Blue - '78
36. Foghat - Third Time Lucky(First Time I Was A Fool) - '79


Bottom 45's:

1. The Allman Brothers Band - Jessica - '74
2. Jerry Lee Lewis - Chantilly Lace - '72
3. Dickie Goodman - Watergrate - '73
4. Tom T. Hall - Watergate Blues - '73
5. Ray Stevens - Bridget The Midget(Queen Of The Blues) - '70
6. Lynn Anderson - How Can I Unlove You - '71
7. Gary Toms Empire - 7-6-5-4-3-2-1(Blow Your Whistle) - '75
8. Deodato - Rhapsody In Blue - '73
9. Dooley Silverspoon - Bump Me Baby Part 1 - '75
10. Terry Jacks - In My Father's Footsteps - '76
11. Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away - '73
12. Don Ho And The Allis - Tiny Bubbles - '66
13. Cal Smith - The Lord Knows I'm Drinking - '73
14. Jackson Browne - Rock Me On The Water - '72
15. Dionne Warwick - The Green Grass Starts To Grow - '70
16. The Monkees - As We Go Along - '68
17. The Monkees - Tear Drop City - '69
18. Cheech And Chong - Bloat On Featuring The Bloaters - '77
19. Yes - America - '72
20. Brewer And Shipley - Tarkio Road - '71

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WHAT HAVE WE ADDED LATELY? HOW ABOUT THESE!

It has been a little while, so here is an update on recent new adds to The Retro Attic's rotation:

Top 40:

1. Max Frost And The Troopers - Shape Of Things To Come - '68
2. Pablo Cruise - Don't Want To Live Without It - '78
3. Henry Mancini And His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme - '64
4. Jamies - Summertime, Summertime - '58(Also hit top 40 in '62)
5. Jack Jones - The Impossible Dream(The Quest) - '66
6. James Taylor - Country Road - '71
7. Alice Cooper - Hello Hooray - '73
8. The English Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You - '72
9. Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams - '79
10. Kiss - Rocket Ride - '78
11. Tommy James And The Shondells - Crimson And Clover - Full Length Version - '68
12. Tommy James And The Shondells - Ball Of Fire - '69
13. Paul Revere And The Raiders - Him Or Me What's It Gonna Be? - '67
14. Paul Revere And The Raiders - Don't Take It So Hard - '68
15. The First Edition - Just Dropped In(To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - '68
16. John Denver - Sunshine On My Shoulders - '74
17. John Denver - Fly Away - '75
18. Kenny Rogers And The First Edition - Heed The Call - '70
19. The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn - '68
20. Tom Glazer And The Do Re Mi Children's Chorus - On Top Of Spaghetti - '63
21. The 5th Dimension - Living Together, Growing Together - '73
22. Dave And Ansil Collins - Double Barrel - '71
23. The Partridge Family - Looking Through The Eyes Of Love - '72
24. Tony Orlando And Dawn - Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - '73
25. Ambrosia - How Much I Feel - '78
26. The Statler Brothers - Flowers On The Wall - '65
27. The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Center Of The Mind - '68
28. Horst Jankowski - A Walk In The Black Forest - '65
29. Nat King Cole - Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer - '63
30. Peter, Paul And Mary - If I Had A Hammer(The Hammer Song) - '62
31. The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral - '66
32. Yvonne Elliman - I Don't Know How To Love Him - '71
33. Yvonne Elliman - Love Pains - '79
34. Anne Murray - You Won't See Me - '74
35. Petula Clark - Kiss Me Goodbye - '68
36. Sounds Of Sunshine - Love Means(You Never Have To Say You're Sorry) - '71
37. Brick - Dusic - '77
38. Elvis Presley - T-R-O-U-B-L-E - '75
39. Q - Dancin' Man - '77
40. Procol Harum - Conquistador - '72 Live Version
41. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes - '72
42. The Sandpipers - Guantanamera - '66
43. Jimmie Rodgers - Honeycomb - '57
44. Jimmy Bo Horne - Dance Across The Floor - '78


Bottom 45's:

1. The Partridge Family - Am I Losing You - '72
2. Lisa And The Lullabies - He's So Good - '64
3. Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy - '67
4. Humble Pie - Hot N Nasty - '72
5. The Kids Next Door - Inky Dinky Spider(The Spider Song) - '65
6. Bonnie Raitt - Good Enough - '75
7. Sky King - Makes Me Feel So Good - '75
8. Brownsville Station - The Red Back Spider - '72
9. Harry Chapin - Sunday Morning Sunshine - '72
10. Pop Tops - Mammy Blue - '71
11. Derek And The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues - '73
12. George Fischoff - Georgia Porcupine - '74
13. Lobo - California Kid And Reemo - '71
14. Rhinoceros - Apricot Brandy - '69
15. Jethro Tull - Hymn 43 - '71
16. John Paul Young - Yesterday's Hero - '75
17. Jonathan King - Hooked On A Feeling - '71
18. Ten Years After - Choo Choo Mama - '72
19. Thee Prophets - Playgirl - '69
20. The Peppermint Rainbow - Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael - '69
21. The Peppermint Rainbow - Green Tambourine - '69
22. Ambrosia - Nice, Nice, Very Nice - '75
23. Ambrosia - Can't Let A Woman - '76
24. Bones - Roberta - '72
25. The Hullaballoos - I'm Gonna Love You Too - '64

Tune into the station at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com("Listen Live" or "Live Streaming" buttons) or search for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, Radio Tuna, Reciva Radio, etc. Join our Facebook group and participate in daily request themes! Also enjoy the music of The Monkees(group and solo) all month long!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SOME NEW ADDS FOR 4/5

Here are some recent adds on The Retro Attic, your home for the best, worst, and some underappreciated platters of the 60's and 70's(along with dashes of 50's and early 80's hits):

Top 40:

1. The Main Ingredient - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - '74
2. Moon Martin - Rolene - '79
3. The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me - '67(in stereo)
4. Blue Swede - Never My Love - '74
5. Magic Lanterns - Shame, Shame - '68(in mono)
6. Stallion - Old Fashioned Boy(You're The One) - '77
7. Anita Ward - Ring My Bell - '79(only 3 1/2 minutes, not 8!)
8. Black Oak Arkansas - Jim Dandy - '73

Bottom 45's/Overseas Hits:

9. Smubbs - It Can't Be Too Late - '68
10. Zoot - The Freak - '71
11. John Culliton Mahoney - The Ballad Of Evel Knievel - '74
12. The Hands Of Time - Got To Get You Into My Life - '66
13. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Diddy Wah Diddy - '66
14. Al De Lory - Song From M*A*S*H* - '70
15. Bro Smith - Bigfoot - '76

Tune in at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and chat with us while you're listening! Tuesdays are always "Request your favorite 70's top 40 hit!"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THE RETRO ATTIC IN APRIL/FUTURE FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

Our Featured Artist Of The Month will be taking a break during April. I have some vacation time coming, and I need to take a little breather and explore some future career options. I also want to mainly focus during April on creating a few Mixcloud shows.

Here are the upcoming Featured Artists Of The Month for the rest of the spring and summer:

May - Earth, Wind And Fire
June - The Monkees(to celebrate "Good Times," their first new album in 20 years...and more than likely, their last!)
July - Electric Light Orchestra
August - Todd Rundgren(including Nazz, Runt and Utopia)
September - Eric Clapton(including Cream, Derek/Dominos, etc.)

I also threw in some new adds today, such as Bloodrock, Consumer Rapport, Small Faces, Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band, Bobby Vinton, etc.

Visit The Retro Attic at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and let's talk about oldies in the chat room!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"RETRO ATTIC COVERS HOUR" AIRS TODAY!

Join us today at 1 PM eastern for The Retro Attic Covers Hour, a collection of classic and obscure cover tunes from the 60's, 70's and early 80's! This special came about per the suggestion of one of our VIP members. If you would like to become a VIP member and request a 1 hour theme of your own, then please contact DJ Gilbert Matthews through the chat room at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and he will tell you how.

The Retro Attic can also be found on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, ITunes Radio in their Golden Oldies category, Reciva Radio, etc. We also have a Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio.

The next special in the pipeline(another VIP member's request) will be an album rock showcase of the late 60's and early 70's. You might say this will be a salute to the old underground FM days! Each track's length will range from 5 to 12 minutes.

In the meantime, give us a listen if you like a cool variety of 60's and 70's top 40 and bottom 45's with an occasional dash of late 50's and early 80's. We will admit to having some of those "burned out oldies," but we take pride in our "wow" selections and fulfilling every challenging request! We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NEW ADDS FOR 3/2

I haven't done one of these for a while, but it will start becoming a regular occurrence again...here are some new top 40 adds and a new bottom 45 add starting today on The Retro Attic!

1. B.J. Thomas - Most Of All - '70(Request)
2. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Take It Like A Man - '76
3. Eric Clapton - Willie And The Hand Jive - '74
4. Sugarloaf - Don't Call Us, We'll Call You - '74
5. James Darren - Her Royal Majesty - '62
6. Robert John - Sad Eyes - '79
7. Sly And The Family Stone - Stand! - '69
8. Gonzalez - Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet - '79
9. The Grass Roots - Heaven Knows - '69
10. David & Jonathan - Michelle - '66
11. The Peppermint Trolley Company - Baby You Come Rollin' Across My Mind - '68
12. Tommy Roe - Come On - '64(also added in Dizzy from '69)
13. The Critters - Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me - '67
14. Blue Haze - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - '72

Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and make a note of our daily request themes. You can tune into the station at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com where you can participate in our chat room and make a request! Petula Clark is our Featured Artist Of The Month(once an hour, every hour, round every corner!).