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)!


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

77 MORE NEW ADDS TO CLOSE OUT 2016

Here are the 77 latest adds for The Retro Attic:

Top 40:

1. Tavares - Whodunit - '77
2. The Original Caste - One Tin Soldier - '69
3. The Association - Along Comes Mary - '66
4. The Association - Cherish - '66
5. Teegarden And Van Winkle - God, Love And Rock And Roll - '70
6. Norma Tanega - Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - '66
7. Leon Russell - Tight Rope - '72
8. Leon Russell - Lady Blue - '75
9. Charles Randolph Grean Sounde - Quentin's Theme - '69
10. Lorne Greene - Ringo - '64
11. Canned Heat - Going Up The Country - '68
12. Elton John - Island Girl - '75
13. Cat Stevens - Ready - '74
14. Stampeders - Hit The Road Jack - '76
15. Jim Stafford - Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne - '74
16. Gary Stites - Lonely For You - '59
17. Joe Dowell - Little Red Rented Rowboat - '62
18. Shirley And Company - Shame, Shame, Shame - '75
19. Don Shirley Trio - Water Boy - '61
20. Shirley And Lee - Let The Good Times Roll - '56
21. James Brown - I Got Ants In My Pants Part 1 And I Want To Dance - '73
22. The Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People - '71
23. Wilson Pickett - Fire And Water - '71
24. The Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things - '66
25. Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time - '70
26. Dave Gardner - White Silver Sands - '57
27. Ernie Freeman - Raunchy - '57
28. Steely Dan - Black Friday - '75
29. Cat Stevens - Two Fine People - '75
30. Neil Diamond - Be - '73
31. Elvis Presley - Indescribably Blue - '67
32. Travis Wammack - (Shu-Doo-Pa-Poo-Poop) Love Being Your Fool - '75
33. King Floyd - Baby Let Me Kiss You - '71
34. Buddy Holly - Early In The Morning - '58
35. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba - '58
36. Big Bopper - Big Bopper's Wedding - '58
37. Jeanne Pruett - Satin Sheets - '73
38. Jim Stafford - I Got Stoned And I Missed It - '75
39. Van Morrison - Blue Money - '71
40. The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me - '69 Mono Single Version
41. Pacific Gas & Electric - Are You Ready? - '70
42. J. Geils Band - Looking For A Love - '71
43. War - All Day Music - '71
44. Helen Reddy - Bluebird - '75
45. The Buckinghams - Don't You Care - '67
46. John Miles - Slowdown - '77
47. Mel And Tim - Backfield In Motion - '69
48. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special - '75
49. Chuck Willis - C.C. Rider - '57
50. Jimmy Clanton And His Rockets - Just A Dream - '58
51. The Skyliners - This I Swear - '59

Bottom 45's:

1. Diana Ross - I Thought It Took A Little Time(But Today I Fell In Love) - '76
2. Tavares - My Ship - '74
3. Helen Reddy - The Happy Girls - '77
4. Bette Midler - You're Movin' Out Today - '77
5. The Holy Mackerel - Bitter Honey - '68
6. Brotherly Love - Mama's Little Baby(Loves Lovin') - '72
7. Gloria Gaynor - Honey Bee - '74 Album Version(Shorter Version Bubbled Under In June '74)
8. Python Lee Jackson - In A Broken Dream - '72 Rod Stewart On Vocals, Originally Released In '70
9. Terry Black And Laurel Ward - Goin' Down(On The Road To L.A.) - '72
10. Susan Christie - I Love Onions - '66
11. The Association - Six Man Band - '68
12. Rare Earth - Good Time Sally - '72
13. The Newcomers - Pin The Tail On The Donkey - '71
14. Don McLean - Fool's Paradise - '74
15. Lucille Starr - The French Song - '64
16. The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle - '58
17. Wolfman Jack - I Ain't Never Seen A White Man - '72
18. The Hummers - Old Betsy Goes Boing, Boing, Boing - '73
19. Wet Willie - Dixie Rock - '75
20. Natalie Cole - Mr. Melody - '76
21. Shirley And Squirrely - Hey Shirley(This Is Squirrely) - '76
22. Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames - Get Away - '66
23. Lobo - A Simple Man - '72
24. Dusk - I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing - '71
25. The Isley Brothers - Work To Do - '72
26. Barry White - Honey Please, Can't Ya See - '74

This will be the last update for 2016. Thanks go out to those who stuck with me through thick and thin this year! Here's to an even greater oldies-filled year of 2017(the 50th anniversary of the Summer Of Love - where did the time go?)!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

2017 LIST FOR FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE MONTH/XMAS OLDIES REQUESTS

2017 Retro Attic Featured Artist Of The Month:

January - Eric Burdon And The Animals
February - Stevie Wonder
March - The 5th Dimension
April - The Hollies
May - John Denver
June - Aretha Franklin
July - The Beach Boys
August - Elvis Presley(40th Anniversary Of His Passing)
September - Three Dog Night
October - ABBA
November - Neil Sedaka
December - Barbra Streisand

Some of these are new and some have been done before; however, it's been a while for the repeats. For those unfamiliar with the Featured Artist concept, it's pretty simple: 7 different tunes every day between 8 AM and 8 PM, and there are no boundaries(top 40, minor charters, non-charters, and even some album tracks)!

Do you have any Xmas-related oldies requests? Send them along through the chat features at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LATEST ADDS AS OF 11/10

Here are our 84 latest adds. Don't forget to hear 7 Bobby Vee tunes between 8 AM and 8 PM each day for the rest of November!

Top 40:

1. LaVern Baker - Saved - '61
2. Spanky And Our Gang - Making Every Minute Count - '67
3. H.B. Barnum - Lost Love - '61
4. Gerry Granahan - No Chemise, Please - '58
5. Nilsson - Daybreak - '74
6. Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods - The Heartbreak Kid - '74
7. The Poppy Family - That's Where I Went Wrong - '70 - U.S. Stereo Version
8. Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You - '71
9. Deniece Williams - Free - '76 - Single Version
10. Joe Stampley - Soul Song - '73
11. Foghat - Drivin' Wheel - '76
12. Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You(You Believe In Me) - '73
13. Paul Simon - Gone At Last - '75 - With Phoebe Snow And The Jessy Dixon Singers
14. The Doobie Brothers - Sweet Maxine - '75
15. Al Wilson - La La Peace Song - '74
16. Melba Montgomery - No Charge - '74
17. Olivia Newton-John - Let It Shine - '75
18. Elton John - Bite Your Lip(Get Up And Dance!) - '77 Full Length Version
19. Perry Como - Seattle - '69
20. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Spirit In The Night - '77 Chris Thompson Vocal Version
21. Ronnie McDowell - The King Is Gone - '77
22. Barry White - Oh What A Night For Dancing - '78
23. 10cc - I'm Not In Love - '75 Full Length Version
24. Blue Magic - Sideshow - '74
25. Blue Magic - Three Ring Circus - '74
26. Jackie Ross - Selfish One - '64
27. Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones - Black Slacks - '57
28. Danny And The Juniors - Dottie - '58
29. Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes De Belsize - '68
30. The Blue-Belles - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman - '62
31. Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair - '75
32. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Part Time Love - '75
33. Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - June Night - '57
34. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Starring Warren Covington - Tea For Two Cha Cha - '58
35. Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me(When It's Over) - '66
36. Captain And Tennille - The Way I Want To Touch You - '75
37. Alice Cooper - Elected - '72
38. Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken - '70
39. James Taylor - Long Ago And Far Away - '71
40. Paul Davis - Sweet Life - '78
41. Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby - '75
42. Ray Stevens - Misty - '75
43. Dean Martin - I Will - '65
44. John Denver - Like A Sad Song - '76
45. Bonnie Pointer - I Can't Help Myself(Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - '79
46. Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There - '73
47. Gene McDaniels - Tower Of Strength - '61
48. John Lennon - #9 Dream - '74
49. The Brass Ring - The Phoenix Love Theme(Senza Fine) - '66

Bottom 45's:

1. Mama Cass - Move In A Little Closer, Baby - '69
2. The Poppy Family - Where Evil Grows - '71
3. Punch - Fallin' Lady - '71
4. Anne Murray - The Call - '76
5. Todd Rundgren - Real Man - '75
6. Sam Neely - I Fought The Law - '75
7. Uriah Heep - Stealin' - '73
8. Starcastle - Lady Of The Lake - '76 - Full Length Version
9. Barbra Streisand - Guava Jelly - '74
10. Skeeter Davis - What Does It Take(To Keep A Man Like You Satisfied) - '67
11. Danny Hutton - Roses And Rainbows - '65
12. Wet Willie - Country Side Of Life - '74
13. Neil Sedaka - You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine - '76
14. Hudson Brothers - Help Wanted - '76
15. The Amazing Rhythm Aces - The End Is Not In Sight(The Cowboy Tune) - '76
16. Love Unlimited Orchestra - Theme From King Kong - '77
17. Love Unlimited Orchestra - My Sweet Summer Suite - '76
18. The Sunglows - Peanuts(La Cacahuata) - '65
19. Journey - Wheel In The Sky - '78
20. England Dan And John Ford Coley - New Jersey - '71
21. Joe Bennett And The Sparkletones - Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks - '57
22. Anson Williams - Deeply - '77
23. Austin Roberts - Keep On Singing - '73
24. Wayne Newton - Anthem - '72
25. Bob Seger - Get Out Of Denver - '74
26. Dan Peek - All Things Are Possible - '79
27. Rick Springfield - American Girls - '74
28. Barbra Streisand - Time And Love - '71
29. Raiders - Country Wine - '72
30. The Al Capps Band - Odyssey Park Rock - '70
31. Gypsy - Gypsy Queen Part 1 - '70
32. Queen - Keep Yourself Alive - '73
33. Deep Purple - Woman From Tokyo - '73 Full Length Version
34. Joe Stampley - All These Things - '76
35. Barbara McNair - Steal Away Tonight - '66

Monday, September 26, 2016

NEW ADDS AS OF 9/26

Here are our 73 latest new adds as of 9/26! We are always taking suggestions for new adds from the late 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's(artists must have tie-ins to the earlier decades - for example, Beach Boys and Gary U.S. Bonds), and we don't care if they were hits, non-charters, B sides, etc.! Feel free to give us a listen at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and join our Facebook group!

Top 40:

1. Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose - I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore - '72
2. War - Galaxy - '78
3. Chris Barber's Jazz Band - Petite Fleur(Little Flower) - '59
4. Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Midnight In Moscow - '62
5. Bobby Bare - Miller's Cave - '64
6. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning - '72
7. April Wine - Roller - '79
8. Blood, Sweat And Tears - Go Down Gamblin' - '71
9. Austin Roberts - Something's Wrong With Me - '72
10. Austin Roberts - Rocky - '75
11. Kool And The Gang - Higher Plane - '74
12. Herman Brood - Saturdaynight - '79
13. Rockets - Oh Well - '79
14. Dave Clark Five - Come Home - '65
15. Dave Clark Five - Catch Us If You Can - '65
16. Dave Clark Five - Try Too Hard - '66
17. Nigel Olsson - Little Bit Of Soap - '79
18. The Glencoves - Hootenanny - '63
19. Chicago - Beginnings - '71 - Full Length Version Originally Released In '69
20. Barbara Fairchild - Teddy Bear Song - '73
21. Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio - '72
22. Jud Strunk - Daisy A Day - '73
23. Donny Osmond - Young Love - '73
24. Barry White - I'll Do For You Anything You Want Me To - '75
25. The Road Apples - Let's Live Together - '75
26. Love Unlimited Orchestra - Satin Soul - '75
27. Tony Orlando And Dawn - You're All I Need To Get By - '75
28. Aretha Franklin - I'm In Love - '74
29. Diana Ross - Surrender - '71
30. The Fuzz - I Love You For All Seasons - '71
31. The Jackson 5 - Hallelujah Day - '73
32. Commodores - Flying High - '78
33. Wilson Pickett - Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You - '71
34. Diana Ross - One Love In My Lifetime - '76
35. ABBA - Honey, Honey - '74
36. Lobo - It Sure Took A Long, Long Time - '73
37. Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - '73
38. The Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes - '71
39. Fred Wesley And The JB's - Doing It To Death - '73
40. The 5th Dimension - Together Let's Find Love - '72
41. Commodores - Machine Gun - '74
42. Pointer Sisters - Fairytale - '74
43. Neil Diamond - I Am I Said - '71
44. The Doobie Brothers - Another Park, Another Sunday - '74
45. Grand Funk Railroad - Rock 'N Roll Soul - '72
46. Frankie Valli - Our Day Will Come - '75
47. Dr. John - Right Place Wrong Time - '73
48. Mary Hopkin - Goodbye - '69
49. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug - '75


Bottom 45s:

1. REO Speedwagon - Roll With The Changes - '78
2. The Statler Brothers - Bed Of Rose's - '71
3. B.W. Stevenson - Shambala - '73
4. Jackie DeShannon - Vanilla Olay - '72
5. Jermaine Jackson - That's How Love Goes - '72
6. Bobby Goldsboro - If You've Got A Heart - '65
7. Springwell - Come Fill Your Cup - '72
8. Harpo - Moviestar - '75
9. Linda Ronstadt - Silver Threads And Golden Needles - '74
10. Hot Butter - Tequila - '72
11. Billie Jo Spears - Blanket On The Ground - '75
12. Flatt And Scruggs - Theme From Bonnie & Clyde(Foggy Mountain Breakdown) - '68 - Originally Recorded In '49
13. Glen Campbell - I Knew Jesus(Before He Was A Star) - '73
14. Adam Faith - Baby Take A Bow - '62
15. Carpenters - This Masquerade - '73
16. Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me - '76
17. Hedgehoppers Anonymous - It's Good News Week - '65 - US Version
18. The Lewis And Clarke Expedition - I Feel Good(I Feel Bad) - '67
19. Jerry Reed - Lord, Mr. Ford - '73
20. Jefferson Airplane - Lather - '68
21. Tufano And Giammarese - Music Everywhere - '73
22. Slade - Gudbuy T' Jane - '73
23. Dr. John - Such A Night - '73
24. Charlie Rich - Rollin' With The Flow - '77

Sunday, August 28, 2016

55 LATEST NEW ADDS/A VIP MEMBER'S 2 HOUR "GOLDEN OLDIES" BLOCK IS COMING NEXT WEEK!

Here are The Retro Attic's 55 latest new adds to the rotation:

Top 40:

1. Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind - '66
2. Carole King - It Might As Well Rain Until September - '62
3. Steppenwolf - Monster - '69
4. The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City - '66
5. The Lovin' Spoonful - Nashville Cats - '66
6. Carpenters - All You Get From Love Is A Love Song - '77
7. Glen Campbell - Dream Baby(How Long Must I Dream) - '71
8. Cerrone - Love In C Minor Pt 1 - '77
9. The Busters - Bust Out - '63
10. Brenda And The Tabulations - Right On The Tip Of My Tongue - '71
11. Jerry Butler And Brenda Lee Eager - Ain't Understanding Mellow - '71
12. Boots Randolph - Yakety Sax - '63
13. Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces - '61
14. Roger Miller - You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd - '66
15. J. Geils Band - Give It To Me - Single Version - '73
16. Kris Kristofferson - Loving Her Was Easier(Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - '71
17. Tower Of Power - You're Still A Young Man - '72
18. Michael Parks - Long Lonesome Highway - '70
19. Jay Ferguson - Thunder Island - '77
20. Jay Ferguson - Shakedown Cruise - '79
21. Andy Williams - Love Theme From The Godfather(Speak Softly Love) - '72
22. Peter, Paul And Mary - Puff(The Magic Dragon) - '63
23. Henry Mancini And His Orchestra - Moon River - '61
24. The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love And Hate - '71
25. The Persuaders - Some Guys Have All The Luck - '73
26. The Silkie - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - '65
27. Luther Ingram - I'll Be Your Shelter(In Time Of Storm) - '72
28. Perry Como - Delaware - '60
29. Frank Sinatra - Ol' Mac Donald - '60
30. Olivia Newton-John - Don't Stop Believin' - '76
31. Olivia Newton-John - Deeper Than The Night - '79
32. Neil Young - Old Man - '72
33. Pete Wingfield - Eighteen With A Bullet - '75
34. Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore - '79
35. Pink Lady - Kiss In The Dark - '79
36. Triumph - Hold On - '79
37. Ray Price - For The Good Times - '70
38. Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow - '70


Bottom 45s:

1. Steppenwolf - Ride With Me - '71
2. British Lions - Wild In The Streets - '78
3. Buckeye - Where Will Your Heart Take You - '79
4. Dr. West's Medicine Show And Junk Band - The Eggplant That Ate Chicago - '66
5. Dr. Feelgood And The Interns - Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo - '62
6. Lighthouse - I Just Wanna Be Your Friend - '72
7. Chase - I Can Feel It - '72
8. Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life - '71
9. The Fantastic Baggys - It Was I - '65
10. Harry Chapin - What Made America Famous? - '74
11. Joe Cocker - Put Out The Light - '74
12. The Band - Life Is A Carnival - '71
13. Richard Harris - My Boy - '71
14. Michel LeGrand - Brian's Song - '72
15. Millie Jackson - My Man, A Sweet Man - '72
16. The In Crowd - Questions And Answers - '66
17. The Innocence - Mairzy Doats - '67

Sometime on Friday, September 2nd, you will hear a 2 hour block of "golden oldies" specially requested by one of our VIP members! It will be 60's intensive and should be a treat for those of you who were big fans of the females, vocal groups, and instrumentals! And there will be more blocks coming from this VIP member! I'll be more specific about the show time on Wednesday.

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!).

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PATREON PLEDGE PAGE

I have set up a pledge page for The Retro Attic and Awfully Awesome 80's at http://patreon.com/gilmatthews. Feel free to give it a look and if you believe in my vision of deep, unique playlists and programming, then please help keep us afloat.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RETRO ATTIC

The poll results in my Facebook group(http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio) have been interesting so far, and I think I know how I'm going to proceed with The Retro Attic and the two other streams I have possession of(1 is on Shoutcast and I'm paying for it - the other is on Icecast and I got it for free, complete with tons of storage!). Here goes:

1. The Retro Attic will stay primarily focused on the 60's and 70's. There will be no 50's or 80's weekend specials; however, there is an interest in having some 50's and 80's tunes back in the rotation. I think this is doable. The late 50's had sounds that carried over into the early 60's, right up through '63(Sam Cooke, Dion, Jackie Wilson, general doo wop, crooner material, etc.). The late 70's brought us some westcoast/adult contemporary/album oriented rock acts with sounds that continued into the early 80's, up until MTV made its first full impact in '83. 80's new wave acts and 80's metal bands wouldn't be a good fit on The Retro Attic, but the softer sounds should be acceptable.

2. I am all for doing weekend specials, but I think everyone will be happier if the specials stick with the station's overall theme. Dave Oplinger will be sending me some suggestions and Joe Marshall would like to see a non top 10 disco/dance show. I think other things such as a 60's garage rock showcase or a soul/country chart countdown from years past could also be fun.

3. I could do a "No Repeat Monday" and still include bottom 45's and tracks from the Featured Artist Of The Month. I'll try it sometime in March and see what the reception is. It will take a while before I could add any other "no repeat" days; my playlists still need a lot of work, there are many key hits I haven't included yet, etc.

4. Right now the ratio of 70's tunes to 60's tunes in the rotation is almost 2:1. I know that the 70's are going to be more familiar to people, but I should do better with the 60's. If I got the percentages to 55/45 with the 70's being the majority, would that be satisfactory to everyone?

5. If I was to feature more bottom 45's, then I think they would serve their purpose better on the weekends. During the weekdays, I get listeners who are at work, and I think they prefer hearing more of the top 40 material. Any additional bottom 45's during the weekdays could alienate some of these listeners.

6. As some of you know, I'm an 80's MTVaholic and a huge fan of traditional hard rock/heavy metal/AOR. I think that I have something to offer in these areas, so I will get those two streams that I mentioned in the first paragraph developed. The Shoutcast one will be a definitive guide to the 80's, featuring just about any band that charted on Billboard and/or got some MTV exposure. The Icecast one will be an all-rock channel featuring classics and obscurities from the late 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and bands of today with obvious nostalgic leanings. This covers classic rock, melodic rock, traditional heavy metal, westcoast AOR, and power pop...there will be no grunge, death metal, hardcore punk, or bizarre alternative rock featured. Both of these stations will be launched once I have at least 500 songs in each station's database; this way I shouldn't get complaints right away about hearing the same songs over and over again. I'll handle the initial licensing startup costs and hopefully these formats will gain supporters!

I know this is a lot to take in, but hopefully it shows that I care about my listeners. The floor is now yours!

Friday, February 5, 2016

"MALTED MEMORIES" AIRS TONIGHT!

Join us at 7 PM eastern tonight for Malted Memories, an hour with 23 top 40 hits from the 50's(some of them are definitely lost) and a bottom 45 from 1958 that peaked at #80! A 3 song tribute to "The Day The Music Died" will also be included.

Get your 50's fix every Friday night by tuning in at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com. The Retro Attic can also be found on Tunein.com, Radio Tuna, Itunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category, Nobex Radio, and most major internet radio directories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

THIS WEEKEND ON "AWFULLY AWESOME 80'S"

This weekend on Awfully Awesome 80's, DJ Gilbert Matthews' lost and classic top 40 hits showcase will include a seldom-heard gem that was his choice for his first dance at his wedding, a nod to "The Day The Music Died(well, sort of - the guy did portray Buddy Holly)," an early 80's one hit wonder who was once married to a very famous songwriter, a comeback hit for a 70's band who returned to their classic rock style, a top 15 hit with plenty of sax appeal, and many others.

The 2 bottom 45's will be from 1983 and 1985 and come from a well-respected British progressive rock group and a hard rock group who had 2 members that will be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April.

The show will air on this Saturday night the 6th from 8 to 10 PM eastern at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com. If you like the show and want to see it expand to a 24/7 format with even deeper content, then please contact me through the webpage and I will tell you how it could happen! See you then!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

THE LATEST AMERICAN BOTTOM 45 PODCAST

The American Bottom 45's latest podcast, A Hint Of Lime: A Uni Records Showcase, is now available to hear! If you were a fan of the record label's 1967-1972 heyday, then you will want to kick back for an hour and check this out! Be warned though, you will need to be adventurous; in other words, don't expect a hits-filled set consisting of Neil Diamond, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Olivia Newton-John, and The Foundations(you can hear them on The Retro Attic!). https://www.mixcloud.com/gilbert-matthews/the-american-bottom-45-a-hint-of-lime-a-uni-records-showcase/

If you dig this show, then feel free afterwards to put in a request to join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/theamericanbottom45.

Monday, February 1, 2016

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!

Our February Featured Artist Of The Month, Tommy James And The Shondells, is now up and running! Some of the highlights include a rare 1962 platter and the full-length version of a #1 classic.

Don't forget to tune into our 50's show "Malted Memories" this Friday night at 7 PM eastern(top 40 hits and 1 that slipped under the radar) and our "Awfully Awesome 80's" show this Saturday night at 8 PM eastern(top 40 hits and 2 "bottom 45's").

My latest "American Bottom 45" podcast, "A Hint Of Lime: A Uni Records Showcase," will be uploaded tomorrow afternoon! It will be 1 hour of 20 cool, innovative, or somewhat weird tunes from the label's 1967-1972 heyday.

Join our Facebook group today at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and get in on the adventure! Where else can you hear a station that would play "Desiderata" and "Deteriorata" back to back? And Mondays in our group, you can request your favorite 60's top 40 hit!

The Retro Attic primarily plays 60's and 70's lost and classic top 40 hits with 2 bottom 45's from each decade included every hour. Requests are always accepted through the Facebook group or through our song request form and live chat feature on our webpage. Visit us at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SPINOFF STATIONS FOR THE RETRO ATTIC ARE POSSIBLE, BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

Thank you to all of my listeners who are keeping The Retro Attic afloat in 2016! I look forward to bringing you more of the best and eclectic oldies from the 60's and 70's and fulfilling all of your requests; judging by your requests, I would say that a lot of top 40 hits from these 2 decades are being severely neglected these days.

I'm going to lay out a proposal for potential listeners who are more into 80's music, 50's music, and melodic rock/hard rock/classic rock/heavy metal. In 2015, I could add multiple stations to my stream licensing account and my monthly royalty invoice would be based on the total listening hours for all stations combined. In 2016, ASCAP is requiring an extra $20.00 per month for each additional station that a broadcaster wants to add to his/her account. If 1 to 5 listeners could pitch in 5 to 20 dollars a month, then I would be more than happy to bring back the following stations. I will deliver the content, and trust me, you will be hard pressed to find radio stations that will play these formats if internet radio gets totally wiped off of the map:

AWFULLY AWESOME 80'S: Nothing but 80's music, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each hour would feature top 40 hits with 1 "bottom 45(minor charter, non-charter, or overseas charter)" included for that "wow factor," even though some people would tell you that some of the top 40 I pick would also fit the bill! I would save the weekends for some special features, such as headbanging classics, 2 hours of new wave, 2 hours of 80's soundtrack tunes, a westcoast showcase, etc.

RETRO AOR(THE RETRO ATTIC OF ROCK): All rock, all the time! Classic rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's...all of those indie and major label hair bands from the 80's and 90's...psychedelia...space rock...stoner metal...90's grunge/alternarock...modern day bands that are keeping the spirit of the old days alive.

MALTED MEMORIES: A continuous 50's sock hop with some occasional forays to the end of '63. Crooners, doo wop, rockabilly, lounge jazz, classic hits, records on small labels that came and went. I understand that this genre is barely being represented now, and I would love to help out!

Mini versions of Awfully Awesome 80's and Malted Memories will be airing on The Retro Attic every weekend starting on the weekend of February 5th and will continue regardless of whether anyone pitches in to help make the above stations a reality.

If you would like to help out, then please visit The Retro Attic's webpage at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com and look for our Paypal logo. Paypal gives you the opportunity to sign up for a monthly subscription, or you can make a one-time donation. I will be available through the webpage's live chat feature if you need a further explanation on why it's so tough to start up new stations these days!

The Retro Attic's Featured Artist Of The Month for February will be Tommy James And The Shondells. Once an hour, every hour, we will showcase one of their/his hits, misses or album tracks from the early 60's through the early 80's! If you were a fan of their feel-good pop, bubblegum or quasi-psychedelia, then you will be in "Hog Heaven(pun intended)!"

As always, I'm taking your requests! As Ed, Steve, Atticus, Dana, Gary, Sam, etc. will attest, I'm pretty sure that my fulfillment batting average is 1.000 so far! So whether you have a 60's/70's fave that hit #3, #93 or one that never made it past the Carolina beach market, then feel free to give us a try by filling out our webpage's song request form or contacting me, DJ Gilbert Matthews, through the webpage's live chat feature.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

50's AND 80's MATERIAL RETURNING TO THE RETRO ATTIC IN FEBRUARY!

50's and 80's material will be returning to The Retro Attic during the first week of February! The reason is simple: ASCAP is requiring the company that I license my stream with to collect fees on each unique station that is in their directory, so there is no way that I can afford to launch a separate 50's station and a separate 80's station.

I'm looking at doing an hour of 50's "Malted Memories" on Friday nights beginning on 2/5 and two hours of "Awfully Awesome 80's" on Saturday nights beginning on 2/6. Each show will feature lost and classic top 40 hits with at least 1 "bottom 45" included. So everything will be "under one roof," but the Retro Attic's main emphasis will continue to be 60's and 70's.

I apologize for these sudden changes in format, but the mess with the recent royalty rate changes has caused many of us small-time broadcasters to rethink our strategies...and in a lot of cases, just hang up the headphones and call it a day. I refuse to give up, and I greatly appreciate those of you who are helping to keep me on the air!

Join The Retro Attic's Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and make your requests for the upcoming 50's and 80's shows(and to be notified of the start times!). And keep those 60's and 70's request coming in! Where else can you hear "Convoy" and the theme to "The Rat Race" sandwiched in between a Doors and a Beatles classic?

Monday, January 4, 2016

RECENT NEW ADDS

Here are some recent adds on The Retro Attic, an internet oldies station that showcases numerous hits and misses from the 60's and 70's:

1. The Heywoods - Special Someone - '72
2. Harry Chapin - WOLD - '74
3. Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied - '64
4. Nigel Olsson - Dancin' Shoes - '78
5. Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale - '67
6. Floyd Cramer - Last Date - '60
7. Nantucket - Heartbreaker - '78
8. The Presidents - 5-10-15-20(25-30 Years Of Love) - '70
9. Don Fardon - Indian Reservation - '68
10. England Dan And John Ford Coley - Gone Too Far - '77

We also added some of the early garage rock type singles from The Guess Who(they're our Featured Artist Of The Month), such as "Clock On The Wall," "Hey Ho What You Do To Me," and "This Time Long Ago."

The Retro Attic will continue to broadcast as long as we have your support and a certain performing agency doesn't charge us for accidentally cracking our wrists on the air! Seriously, if you become a VIP member, then you can make requests to your heart's content and you can even tell us to ban a specific song for a month or a specific artist for 2 weeks! Details can be found on our webpage.

You can tune into us at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.com or you can search for us on Tunein.com, Nobex Radio(3 free downloadable apps), ITunes Radio in their "Golden Oldies" category, or Radio Tuna. You can also request to join our Facebook group at http://facebook.com/groups/retroatticrareoldiesradio and get the first word on our upcoming Friday night dance blocks!

Thanks again for helping keep us on the air. We really don't want to stop because if we did, then radio would be one step closer to being totally corporate-controlled. Is that something we really want?