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 Facebook group(search for The Retro Attic)!


Do you like what you're hearing? If so, then please help keep The Retro Attic on the air legally by making a small donation! I have three VIP membership levels to choose from and all come with perks:

1. $15.00 - Make up to 5 requests per day and have unlimited listening!

2. $25.00 - Make up to 10 requests per day, have unlimited listening, and come up with your own 2 hour show of requests once a month!

3. $50.00 - Make up to 15 requests per day, have unlimited listening, and come up with your own 2 hour show of requests 4 times a month!

With each level, you can also request a specific artist to be banned from the rotation for 2 weeks or request a specific song to be banned from the rotation for 1 month! If you have any questions, then please contact me through our chat room. If you're ready to become a VIP member, then please use my Paypal Donate button immediately below here! My station is small, but I am dedicated and am properly licensed! Don't let corporate-controlled playlists rule the airwaves! Thanks in advance for your help!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW "GUESS THE MYSTERY OLDIE" CLIP

It's time for a new Retro Attic mystery oldie clip! Visit our website at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and look for the feature just below our Google calendar. Click on the "stack of 45's" picture, and you will then be taken to a 3 second Soundcloud clip with details.

Be the first person to correctly guess the artist and song title, and you will get to program our next Retro Attic Request Hour! Please submit your guess through our webpage's live chat feature(a white box that says "Chat Or Make A Request" will pop up in the bottom right corner of the page); this way you know that you're talking with me, DJ Gilbert Matthews. Good luck to you!

Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW FACEBOOK GROUP FOR MY UPCOMING INTERNET STATION "AWFULLY AWESOME EIGHTIES"

Here is a new Facebook group for my upcoming internet station "Awfully Awesome Eighties." All of the hits, all of the minor and non-charters, all of the deep cuts...eventually hoping to play everything from the 80's that had a music video! You used to see them, now you will get to hear them once again(especially true since MTV will never return to the way they used to be)! You have heard what I play for 80's on my other stations, so if you want an even more complete picture of the decade of excess, then ask to join us at http://facebook.com/groups/awfullyawesome80s!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

LATEST "AMERICAN BOTTOM 45" SHOW IS NOW ON MIXCLOUD/OCTOBER ARTIST OF THE MONTH

The Retro Attic's weekly 1 hour show/podcast "The American Bottom 45" just had its latest show uploaded to Mixcloud. It features tracks from Howard Tate, Claudja Barry, Pepsi And Shirlie, Jimmy James And The Vagabonds, Gallagher And Lyle, Josie Cotton, The Hullaballoos, Mother's Finest, The Reddings, Fantastic Four, Linda Clifford, Billy Satellite, Tracey Dey, Angel, Savoy Brown, Johnny Guitar Watson, and Saraya. Check it out by going to https://www.mixcloud.com/gilbert-matthews/the-american-bottom-45-always-on-the-outside-looking-in-edition/

Next weekend's show will be a "Before We Became Famous" edition, showcasing artists who had bottom 45's in obscure bands before they broke away and had either major solo success or major success with another band.

The Retro Attic's Featured Artist Of The Month for October will be The Who. This will include solo work! Once an hour, you will hear a hit single, a minor charter, or a deep cut that rarely gets heard on radio anymore!

There will also be a new Mystery Oldie contest tomorrow. The winner will get to program an upcoming Retro Attic Request Hour and the only way to guess will be through the station's live chat feature on its webpage. Look for the announcement sometime early tomorrow afternoon!

Join The Retro Attic's two Facebook groups if you haven't done so already: for lost and classic top 40 oldies lovers, there is http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and for "bottom 45" lovers, there is http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45. Monday is All Request Day in the latter group!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

TONIGHT ON "THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45"

Don't forget about "The American Bottom 45" tonight from 8 to 9 eastern on The Retro Attic! We are showcasing artists who were "always on the outside, looking in" - they had at least 2 U.S. Hot 100 entries, but never had a top 40 hit. You will hear artists from Jamaica, English blues-rock, forgotten AOR bands, Detroit soul, etc. Join the show's group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45, where I will be tonight to respond to your comments!

The show can be tuned into at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com. You can also find The Retro Attic on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio, ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category, and most major internet radio directories.

Monday, September 21, 2015

NEW TOP 40 ADDS TODAY ON THE RETRO ATTIC!

It's time for some new top 40 adds!

1. A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song - '82
2. The Art Of Noise With Max Headroom - Paranoimia - '86
3. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride - '83
4. Glenn Frey - Sexy Girl - '84
5. Paul Carrack - One Good Reason - '88
6. Tane Cain - Holdin' On - '82
7. The Moody Blues - Steppin' In A Slide Zone - '78
8. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You - '81
9. Steve Perry - Strung Out - '84
10. Nia Peeples - Trouble - '88
11. Cutting Crew - One For The Mockingbird - '87
12. Donna Summer - There Goes My Baby - '84
13. Supertramp - Cannonball - '85
14. Real Life - Catch Me I'm Falling - '84

If you're tired of hearing the same old top 40 oldies from the mid 50's through the end of the 80's, then you are welcome to join our fun little group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio. Yes, I do play some "tried and true" platters, but I think they're few and far between. The Retro Attic is freeform oldies radio, primarily striving to open up your memory bank!

NEW 80'S ADDS FROM THIS PAST WEEKEND'S "AMERICAN BOTTOM 45" SHOW

The following "bottom 45's" are being added to the general rotation today; they were heard during this past weekend's "Awfully Awesome Eighties" show on The American Bottom 45:

1. Keith Richards - Take It So Hard - '88
2. Box Of Frogs - Back Where I Started - '84
3. Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart - '88
4. Arcangel - Tragedy - '83
5. Julian Lennon - Now You're In Heaven - '89
6. Lone Justice - Ways To Be Wicked - '85
7. The Fixx - Driven Out - '89
8. Jimmy Davis & Junction - Kick The Wall - '87
9. Face To Face - As Forever As You - '88
10. Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals - '83
11. Doctor And The Medics - Spirit In The Sky - '86
12. Herbie Hancock - Rockit - '83
13. Tora Tora - Walkin' Shoes - '89
14. Haywire - Standin' In Line - '86
15. Kings Of The Sun - Black Leather - '88
16. Uriah Heep - Stay On Top - '83
17. Red Rockers - China - '83
18. Europe - Cherokee - '87
19. Scritti Politti - Wood Beez(Pray Like Aretha Franklin) - '86
20. Streets - Everything Is Changing - '83
21. Cruzados - Motorcycle Girl - '85
22. Stage Dolls - Love Cries - '89
23. Andy Taylor - Don't Let Me Die Young - '87
24. Texas - I Don't Want A Lover - '89
25. Headpins - Just One More Time - '83
26. U2 - New Year's Day - '83
27. Randy Newman - It's Money That Matters - '88
28. John Waite - Don't Lose Any Sleep - '87
29. Talking Heads - And She Was - '85
30. Jeff Beck - Ambitious - '85
31. XTC - The Mayor Of Simpleton - '89

Coming this Saturday night will be an AB45 show devoted to artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's who had at least 2 Hot 100 entries, but never had a U.S. top 40 hit. The show will air from 8 to 9 PM eastern.

If you thought that there was plenty of good stuff to listen to from the other side of the charts, then you are invited to join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45. Mondays and Wednesdays are "All Request Days," so feel free to request your favorite bottom 45 there or at The Retro Attic's website at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

NEW "AMERICAN BOTTOM 45" ADDS

Here is a batch of new American Bottom 45 adds:

1. U.K. - Nothing To Lose - '79
2. James Vincent - Space Traveler - '76
3. Kacey Cisyk(Or "Original Cast") - You Light Up My Life - '77
4. Pussycat - Mississippi - '75
5. Crawler - Stone Cold Sober - '77
6. April Wine - Oowatanite - '75
7. Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance - '68
8. NRBQ - Get That Gasoline Blues - '74
9. TNT Band - The Meditation - '69
10. Owen B. - Mississippi Mama - '70
11. Lake - Time Bomb - '77
12. Springwell - It's For You - '71

Join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45 and discover sounds that many people missed out on when they were originally out!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

TONIGHT IS "ADULT CONTEMPORARY NIGHT" ON THE RETRO ATTIC!

Tonight is adult contemporary night on The Retro Attic! From 7 to 10 PM eastern, "The American Bottom 45" will feature 51 #1 AC charting tracks from soft rock/easy listening stars of yesteryear! 42 of these will be bonafide hits(and even some of those don't get heard that often anymore) and the other 9 will be bottom 45's. Tune into the show by clicking on the "Live Streaming" button at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com or search for The Retro Attic on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio(we have 4 free downloadable apps there), or ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category.

If you can't tune into the show tonight, then it will be repeated tomorrow night at 8 PM eastern and it will also be archived the following day at http://mixcloud.com/gilbert-matthews.

Next weekend's show will be an "Awfully Awesome Eighties" edition. If you dig minor charting and non-charting oldies, then ask to join AB45's Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45; we are rapidly approaching 200 members!

Monday, September 7, 2015

NEW "AMERICAN BOTTOM 45" ADDS/THIS SATURDAY NIGHT'S SHOW

It's time for some new adds to The Retro Attic's "American Bottom 45" rotation(3 U.S. minor or non-charters every hour):

1. The Robbs - Last Of The Wine - '70 - very similar to The Grass Roots - why these guys didn't have at least 1 Hot 100 entry is very mind-boggling.
2. Debbie Harry - French Kissin - '86
3. Bros - When Will I Be Famous? - '88
4. Tyrannosaurus Rex - Ride A White Swan - '71
5. Sylvia(Kirby) - Snapshot - '83
6. Christie - San Bernadino - '71
7. Donald Fagen - New Frontier - '83
8. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good - '84
9. Lil Louis - French Kiss - '89 - the vocal version with Shawn Christopher
10. Conductor - Voice On The Radio - '82 - forgotten AOR
11. Evelyn Thomas - High Energy - '84 - the original UK version

If you've missed the good old days of adult contemporary(or MOR, easy listening, soft rock, westcoast, yacht rock...you get the idea), then this Saturday night's AB45 show will be for you! It will be a 3 hour mix of 60's-80's AC #1's that either didn't cross over to the pop top 40 or had no problem getting in whatsoever. Anne Murray, Orsa Lia, Helen Reddy, Edward Bear, J.D. Souther...they and many others will make the cut!

Join AB45's Facebook group now and start discovering what you missed out on during the record industry's glory days! http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015 SHOWS ON "THE AMERICAN BOTTOM 45" AND FOLLOW ME ON MIXCLOUD!

Here is the upcoming schedule of shows for "The American Bottom 45" on The Retro Attic for September:

Saturday 9/5: Bottom 45s From The 70's. New adds will include Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Brady Bunch, Sugarloaf, Cherie & Marie Currie, Sutherland Brothers And Quiver, Stillwater, Jamul, etc. Get your requests in now!

Saturday 9/12: Adult Contemporary/Easy Listening #1s That Never Made The Top 40(Along With Some That Did). There were only a select few that totally qualified for AB45, so I will break the rules this time and add in a few bonafide crossover hits to make this show more complete. Let's face it, the soft rock that most of us knew and loved is almost non-existent on oldies radio these days; it will be back on the 12th!

Saturday 9/19: Awfully Awesome Eighties. This will be another preview of my upcoming 3rd station that focuses mainly on those MTV bands that didn't quite make it. The station will include a lot of MTV hits, but this 9/19 show puts the spotlight on minor charters and non-charters(Kings Of The Sun, Total Coelo, Box Of Frogs, The Screaming Tribesmen, Headpins, etc.).

Saturday 9/26: 60's-80's Artists Who Had At Least Two Chart Entries, But Never Hit The Top 40. One example would be a highly revered 80's AOR band that gave Eddie Money a top 10 hit.

Come join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45 and get ready for some fine listening this month!

These shows will be made available on Mixcloud. And speaking of Mixcloud, there will also be some AB45 exclusives on there...the top 15 bottom 45s for this week in ____. Even bottom 45s deserve some love, and now they can feel like they were popular after all! This will be a cool way to kick back for 45 to 60 minutes! Details will be coming soon; please feel free to follow me at http://mixcloud.com/gilbert-matthews so that you can get notified about my upcoming uploads.

Today is All Request Day in the AB45 group for airplay on The Retro Attic, so if you have a favorite minor charter or non-charter that you would like to hear, then pass it along!