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 2 hours(beginning in January 2019). 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 widget in the bottom right corner of our webpage. 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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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?

Monday, September 10, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW ADDS(VOL. 1)/FLORENCE PRAYERS

Time for a quick update on some new adds:

Billy Joe Royal - Cherry Hill Park
Tina Charles - Dance Little Lady Dance
Pat Hervey - Tears Of Misery
The American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
Petula Clark - I Know A Place
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Ral Donner And The Starfires - Girl Of My Best Friend
The Drew-Vels - Tell Him
J.J. Jackson - But It's Alright
Pat Benatar - If You Think You Know How To Love Me
Major Lance - The Monkey Time
Major Lance - Rhythm
Blue Swede - Silly Milly
The Staple Singers - If You're Ready(Come Go With Me)
Bobby Darin - Queen Of The Hop
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
The Blades Of Grass - Happy
Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
Arpeggio - Love And Desire(Part I)
The Byrds - So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star
Three Dog Night - Out In The Country
The James Gang - Funk # 49
Eagles - Hotel California
The Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax
Cat Mother And The All Night News Boys - Good Old Rock 'N Roll
The Boys In The Band - (How Bout A Little Hand For) The Boys In The Band
Neil Scott - Bobby
Arkade - Sing Out The Love(In My Heart)

Some of these you may not have heard of. Tina Charles was a gal who, while she may not have had any U.S. hits on her own, did sing lead on the mid 70's top 30 dance hit "I'm On Fire" from 5000 Volts. Neil Scott was better known as Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca and Buddah Records. Pat Hervey was pretty much the Canadian equivalent of Brenda Lee. And Arkade...you will hear some background info on the group when you hear it on the station!

Thanks for tuning in and thanks to those who have offered their support! And prayers go out to those who may end up in the path of Florence on the east coast.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

MORE NEW ADDS/SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER FEATURED ARTISTS

Here are some more new adds from the past several days. I'm sorry that they're not in alphabetical order, but I just keep a running list as the requests come in or when my warped, twisted mind decides to add something that hardly anyone has ever heard of:

The Hollies - On A Carousel
Johnny Preston - Feel So Fine
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
The Tams - What Kind Of Fool(Do You Think I Am)
The Buckinghams - Hey Baby(They're Playing Our Song)
Loggins And Messina - Watching The River Run
The Tremeloes - Here Comes My Baby
The 4 Seasons - Beggin'
The McCoys - Don't Worry Mother, Your Son's Heart Is Pure
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Ben E. King - Supernatural Thing Part 1
David Bowie - Changes
The Crescendos - Oh Julie
Duke Baxter - Everybody Knows Matilda
The 4 Seasons - Marlena
Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue
The Temptations - Barbara
The Cupids - Brenda
The Monkees - Valleri
Jessi Colter - I'm Not Lisa
Enchantment - Gloria
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride!
The Mello-Tones - Rosie Lee
Ronny And The Daytonas - Sandy
The Schoolboys - Shirley
The Kinks - Victoria
Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds - Annabella
The Deadly Nightshade - Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Styx - Lorelei
Fallenrock - Mary Anne
Gene Pitney - Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
The Doobie Brothers - Jesus Is Just Alright
Al Stewart - Song On The Radio
Wilton Place Street Band - Disco Lucy(I Love Lucy Theme)
Aerosmith - Last Child
The Doobie Brothers - Takin' It To The Streets
America - I Need You
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop
Millie Small - Sweet William
Tower Of Power - So Very Hard To Go
Dee Clark - Raindrops
The Ivy League - Tossing And Turning
Rick Cunha - (I'm A) Yo Yo Man
Jefferson Starship - St. Charles
Badfinger - Come And Get It
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
The Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon
Charles Wright And The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Love Land
Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows
Barbara Randolph - I Got A Feeling
The Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
The Packers - Hole In The Wall

Aretha Franklin will be our September Featured Artist Of The Month(7 songs a day for all 30 days, 8 AM to 8 PM eastern). I certainly have enough from 4 decades' worth of charters to work with, so it won't be a problem making it interesting. There have been a few scattered complaints about how very few internet stations have been paying tribute to her, so I'm throwing my hat into the ring(I already play several of her hits now, as some of you know).

Since the leaves change colors around here usually during the first half of October, I think that October will be "Featured Colors Of The Month" - in other words, 50's-70's songs with colors in the title. I'm not sure yet on who will be showcased in November and December.

My son is having major surgery on Wednesday, so I will need some musical therapy this weekend! Stop by the webpage and say hi; I'll be around off and on during the next couple of days.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

NEW ADDS AS OF 7/27

I've been busy with the requests this past week. It looks like this will start becoming a weekly update:

Dick And Deedee - The Mountain's High
The Reflections - (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet
Huey Smith And The Clowns - Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
Baby Washington - That's How Heartaches Are Made
The Fleetwoods - Tragedy
The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round The Roses
Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance
Brian Hyland - Sealed With A Kiss
Elton John - Part Time Love
The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
The Raindrops - The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget
Jimmy McCracklin - The Walk
Meri Wilson - Telephone Man
The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love
The Playmates - Beep Beep
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
Toto - 99
The Detergents - Leader Of The Laundromat
The Ran-Dells - Martian Hop
Barbara Feldon - 99
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - You Angel You
The Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass
The Fourmost - I'm In Love
Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor
B.W. Stevenson - The River Of Love
Lou Christie - Two Faces Have I
The Artistics - I'm Gonna Miss You
The Stylistics - You'll Never Get To Heaven(If You Break My Heart)
Bobby Vinton - My Heart Belongs To Only You
Allan Sherman - Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!(A Letter From Camp)
10cc - The Things We Do For Love
The Village Stompers - Washington Square
Andy Gibb - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
The Leaves - Too Many People
Ronnie And Robyn - Cradle Of Love
The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing

You will also be hearing some new jingles and even a cross promotion plug from one of my loyal supporters!