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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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

NEW ADDS TO CLOSE OUT 2018

Here are the new titles that made it into the rotation just before 2018 ended:

Roy Clark - Yesterday When I Was Young
Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive
Suzi Quatro And Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
Steve Miller Band - Living In The U.S.A.
Steve Miller Band - Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
Marshall Tucker Band - Heard It In A Love Song
Addrisi Brothers - Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On
Elliott Randall - High On Love
Buzz Clifford - Baby Sittin' Boogie
Herb Alpert - Rise
Jefferson Airplane - Two Heads
Vikki Carr - Don't Break My Pretty Balloon
Michael Holm - When A Child Is Born
Anne Murray - Sunday Sunrise
Street People - Jennifer Tomkins
Hudson Brothers - Rendezvous
The Baltimore And Ohio Marching Band - Lapland
Max Webster - Let Go The Line
Little Feat - All That You Dream
Little Feat - Oh Atlanta
The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake
The Regents - Barbara Ann
Dan Hartman - Instant Replay
The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
The You Know Who Group - Roses Are Red My Love
Judy Collins - Both Sides Now
Doucette - All I Wanna Do
Burton Cummings - Your Back Yard
Doctor Music - Sun Goes By
Gary And Dave - Could You Ever Love Me Again
Isaac Hayes - Never Can Say Goodbye
Red Prysock - Hand Clappin'
Barry De Vorzon And Perry Botkin Jr - Nadia's Theme
Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died - With Commentary
Neil Diamond - Shilo - Bang, not Uni
Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans
The Honeycombs - Have I The Right?
Jim Reeves - Snow Flake
Neil Sedaka - Bad Blood - With Elton John
Neil Sedaka - Love In The Shadows
Dionne Warwick - Let Me Go To Him
Donna Summer - Winter Melody
Syndicate Of Sound - Rumors
Syndicate Of Sound - Brown Paper Bag
Paul Petersen - My Dad
The Wooden Nickels - Should I Give My Love Tonight
ABBA - Waterloo
The Newbeats - Run Baby Run(Back Into My Arms)
Steve Martin - King Tut
The Castaways - Goodbye Babe
The Castaways - Liar Liar
The Fortunes - Here It Comes Again
The Fortunes - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
Ronnie Dove - Right Or Wrong
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together

I'm going to strive to add 100 new titles every month from now on and do some cleaning up(in other words, give a few titles that have been in the rotation for infinity a little bit of rest). I've got to keep things interesting, ya know?

There may still end up being a little bit of downtime sometime this month as I really need to get with the times and get my servers upgraded. My host company has put file transfer requests on hold for the past month, so it's time to see if they're ready to do the transition for me now.

May you have a fantastic 2019! Keep up with the latest Attic happenings by signing up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio/ or following us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gilbertoldiesdj.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

FIRST BATCH OF NEW ADDS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

Here are some new adds from the past couple of weeks. That Boston area band's 3 minute sonic assault from '77 is one of the cooler requests I've had in a while:

Classics IV - Spooky
The Buoys - Timothy
The British Walkers - Shake
Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas - Bad To Me
Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas - Little Children
Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight
The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
The Outsiders - Girl In Love
The Tams - Untie Me
John Rowles - Cheryl Moana Marie
Long John Baldry - Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll
Lalo Schifrin - Mission Impossible
Livingston Taylor - Carolina Day
Donny And Marie Osmond - I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You
P.R. Battle - Radio Loves You
Dick Hyman And His Electric Eclectics - The Minotaur
The Cowsills - Hair
Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
Tina Britt - The Real Thing
The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony
Billy Swan - I Can Help
Ivo Robic And The Song Masters - Morgen
The Real Kids - All Kindsa Girls
Olivia Newton John - Something Better To Do

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my listeners! I'll start taking Christmas requests in a couple of weeks. Stop by and say hi sometime at the webpage!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

RETRO ATTIC POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN IS NOVEMBER 30TH

The Retro Attic may be shutting down at the end of November. If you would like to prevent this from happening, then please look at the thermometer on our webpage. I have a small monthly goal that would only take around 20 people to help achieve it. If you want something more than just showing your genuine appreciation for what I do, then check out the VIP membership deals. They are more than reasonable and give you a great opportunity to get proactive with the programming. The deadline is November 30th.

I can't be doing this for free anymore. If you want me to put in the man hours to compile an occasional special show, theme blocks, and a Featured Artist Of The Month, then I need some help. Taking out Facebook and Google ads, having the Now Playing/Recently Played widget, having the station be Alexa enabled, having metadata show up on Tunein, having the songs post on Twitter, and of course having the server...yes, these things cost a few bucks.

It has been pretty quiet lately. I know it's hard to compete with the Spotifys and SiriusXMs of the world, but I'm doing my best. It's just hard to stay motivated when you hear nothing but the sound of chirping crickets.

I don't want to shut down, and I know there are at least a few of you out there who don't want me to shut down either. As The New Colony Six once sang: "Please don't ever let that happen."

Friday, October 26, 2018

10/26/18 SONG OF THE DAY!

SONG OF THE DAY! Bread - Mother Freedom. Debuted on American Top 40 on 8/14/71 at #39, jumped to #37 the following week, and then it was toast. People were expecting nothing but soft rock from these guys, but quite honestly, I liked the change of pace. If I had been a field rep for Elektra, I would have pushed for "Down On My Knees" to be a hit. "Mother Freedom" lives on at The Retro Attic, where it's never a dismal day for oldies music!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NEW ADDS FOR OCTOBER 2018(FAVORITES AND WHO ARE THEY?)

Here are some new adds for October, a mixture of requests and sounds that I like:

Ray Conniff - Midnight Lace(Parts 1 And 2)
Buddy Miles - Rockin' And Rollin' On The Streets Of Hollywood
Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Emilio Pericoli - Al Di La
Eternity's Children - Mrs. Bluebird
Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
Grateful Dead - The Music Never Stopped
Seals And Crofts - Diamond Girl
The Pendulum - Silly Sally Sunday
Redbone - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
The Knight Brothers - Temptation 'Bout To Get Me
The Knight Brothers - Tried So Hard To Please Her
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
Picardy - Montage
Colours - Love Heals
Wilmer And The Dukes - Give Me One More Chance
Ripple - Willie Pass The Water
Betty Johnson - The Little Blue Man
Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')
Styx - You Need Love
Trini Lopez - What Have I Got Of My Own
Richard And The Young Lions - Open Up Your Door
Nektar - Astral Man
Jimmie Rodgers - Tucumcari
Wade Flemons(With The Newcomers) - Here I Stand
Wade Flemons - What's Happening
Randy Edelman - Can't It All Be Love
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Commotion
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch Hiker
The Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday
Daniel Boone - Annabelle
The Hollywood Stars - All The Kids In The Street
The Sapphires - Who Do You Love
Petula Clark - The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
Sandy Selsie - The Poorest Girl In Town

The stairs are creaky, but don't worry, you won't wake up anybody; come on up and listen sometime at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com! My entry in Amazon's Alexa Skills store is feeling quite lonely too; please find it and show it some love sometime.

Monday, October 1, 2018

NEW ADDS TO CLOSE OUT SEPTEMBER/MONDAY MISSES

Here are some titles that were added to close out September:

Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much
The Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure
Dr. John - Iko Iko
John Travolta - Let Her In
Love Unlimited - It May Be Winter Outside(But In My Heart It's Spring)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Chris Thompson And Night - If You Remember Me
Wet Willie - Leona
Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods - The House On Telegraph Hill
Miss Abrams And The Strawberry Point School Third Grade Class - Mill Valley
Raspberries - Let's Pretend
The Elegants - Little Star
The Tokens - She Lets Her Hair Down(Early In The Morning)
Unit Four Plus Two - Concrete And Clay
Rare Earth - Get Ready(no, not the 20+ minute version!)
Santo And Johnny - Sleep Walk
Santo And Johnny - Tear Drop
Steve And Eydie - I Want To Stay Here
Andy Gibb - (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away
Steppenwolf - Hey Lawdy Mama
Mickey And Sylvia - Love Is Strange
The Babys - Every Time I Think Of You
Eddie Money - Baby Hold On
Suzi Lane - Harmony
O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
Spirit - I Got A Line On You
Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy
Helen Reddy - I Can't Hear You No More
Bobby Vinton - Tears
Sammy Johns - Rag Doll
The Hollies - Long Cool Woman(In A Black Dress)
The Seekers - Morningtown Ride
England Dan And John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight(with...yikes...a Gil intro!)
The Tempests - Would You Believe(northern soul with an organ!)

It's #MondayMisses on The Retro Attic, a day for suggestions on low or non-charters from the mid 50's through the 70's...Billboard Bubbling Unders...Cashbox Looking Aheads. What do you want to hear?