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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RETRO ATTIC OLDIES TV! VIDEOS RELATED TO OUR OCTOBER 2018 NEW ADDS!

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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?