Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Ska and Early Reggae


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
2. Train To Skaville - The Ethiopians
3. Monkey Man - Toots & the Maytals
4. My Boy Lollipop - Millie
5. Christine Keeler - The Skatalites
6. Bonanza Ska - Carlos Malcolm & the Afro Caribs
7. Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip
8. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
9. Whine & Grine - Prince Buster
10. Man in the Street - Don Drummond
11. Guns of Navarone - Roland Alphonso
12. Watermelon Man - The Baba Brooks Band
13. A Message to You Rudy - Dandy Livingstone
14. Pressure Drop - Toots & the Maytals
15. Oh Carolina - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
16. Israelites - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
17. Green Banana - Laurel Aitken
18. Longshot Kick de Bucket - The Pioneers
19. Phoenix City - Roland Alphonso
20. Return of Django - Lee "Scratch" Perry
21. Tighten Up - Jimmy and Ranny:The Inspirations
22. Ride the Donkey - The Tennors
23. Ali Baba - John Holt
24. Liquidator - Harry J All Stars
25. You Can Get It If You Really Want - The Cimarons
26. Miss Jamaica - Jimmy Cliff
27. Come Back Darling - Johnny Osbourne
28. Don Cosmic - Don Drummond

Monday, October 17, 2022

Aircheck Of The Week


This may be the rarest of all WNEW-FM airchecks. On a Sunday night in October, 1968, I recorded Bob & Ray's Music Factory on 102.7. Comedians Bob & Ray hosted a weekly show that blended their comedy with obscure Rock and Folk-Rock music that was obviously not chosen by Bob & Ray.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Bad Times

The D-Coys: Bad Times
Paul Revere & The Raiders: These are Bad Times (For Me and My Baby)
The Who: The Good's Gone
The Jam: So Sad About Us
The Underdogs: Love's Gone Bad
The Aqualads: Runaway
The Rolling Stones: Good Times, Bad Times
The Yardbirds: I Ain't Done Wrong
Lyres: What's Wrong with You   
The Lovejoys: Payin' (for the Wrong I've Done)
Sam & Dave: Rich Kind of Poverty
Booker T & The MGs: Born Under a Bad Sign

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine with Guest DJ Scott Gardner
Oedipus & The Mothers: (I Remember) How It Used to Be
The Bards: Alibis
Electric Love: This Seat Is Saved
The Brentwoods: Yeah Yeah, No No
The Bad Seeds: Sick & Tired
The Six Deep: Girl It's Over

Buddy Holly: Peggy Sue Got Married
The Gentlemen: It's a Cry'n Shame
The Iguana: Leaving You Baby
The Bad Roads: Too Bad
The Hard Times: Goodbye
The Roadrunners: Goodbye
The Blind Owls: Goodbye
The Greenhornes: Saying Goodbye
The Loons: A Last Goodbye
Plan 9: I Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye
The Flight Reaction: I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
Gerry Bright & The Stokers
: Heavy Trip
Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang: Come Spy with Me
The Embrooks: Going But Not Gone
Groovy Uncle: Howard Eno
: He's a Jerk
The Invisible Surfers: The Devil Herself
Dee Rangers: No One to Love
The Routes: Driving Round in Circles
The Malarians: A Taste of Five
The Clue: Bad Times

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Mojo 2


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
2. The Girl Can't Dance - Bunker Hill
3. Get Carter - Roy Budd
4. How Does It Feel To Feel - The Creation
5. Get Out Of My Life Woman - Lee Dorsey
6. Summertime - Santo & Johnny
7. I Surrender - Fontella Bass
8. Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker
9. Land Of 1000 Dances - Cannibal and the Headhunters
10. Hurricane Fighter Plane - The Red Crayola
11. Bonnie and Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot
12. When Will the Rains Come - The Troggs
13. In The Ghetto - Chris Clark
14. Tall Cool One - The Wailers
15. Bedazzled - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
16. Apache Drop Out - Edgar Broughton Band
17. Light My Fire - Erma Franklin
18. Zero G - Barry Gray and his Spacemakers
19. Alligator Wine - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
20. Mojo Hannah - Little Esther Phillips
21. Walk Upon The Water - The Move
22. As Long As I Have You - Garnet Mimms
23. I Can't Believe What You Say - Ike and Yina Turner
24. Break Up - Charlie Rich

Monday, October 10, 2022

Aircheck Of The Week


This week, it's 1967 conceptual comedy and music with Firesign Theatre on Radio Free Oz from KRLA/Los Angeles.

We Say Yeah Yeah Yeah #04


With DJ Robin Braid

01 Lightnin' Hopkins - Hopkins' Sky Hop
02 Danny Goode - Let's Dance
03 Sandra Barry & The Boys - Really Gonna Shake
04 Chris Curtis - Aggravation
05 Sandi Sheldon - You're Gonna Make Me Love You
06 Petula Clark - Colour My World
07 Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
08 The Velvelettes - These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
09 The Cookies - Chains
10 Frank Frost - Jelly Roll King
11 Billy Wright - Married Woman's Boogie
12 Ray Smith - Break Up
13 The Paragons - Abba
14 Amen Corner - When We Make Love
15 The Bonniwell Music Machine - Dark White
16 Billy Fury - In Thoughts Of You
17 Etta James - Only Time Will Tell
18 Elvis Presley - As Long As I Have You (Movie Version, Take 4)
19 The Sons Of The Pioneers - Shadows In The Dust (Rollin' Dust)
20 The Ad Libs - Giving Up
21 Manfred Mann - My Name Is Jack

Friday, October 7, 2022


With The Spookshow Serenade

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Stronger and Dirtier

THE FLOYD DAKIL FOUR: Stronger Than Dirt
SOUL INC.: Stronger Than Dirt
THE SPATS: The Bottom of It All
TOM KING & THE STARFIRES: Stronger Than Dirt (bed)
THE CREATION: Through My Eyes
CAT STEVENS: Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On
FIRE: Father's Name Was Dad
LYRES: Go Go Girl
THE CARAVELLES: Lovin' Just My Style (bed)
JACKIE LYNTON: La Ballata di Hank McCain
ENNIO MORRICONE: La Ballata di Hank McCain (bed)
TIGER BOMB: One More Chance
DENISE: Boy, What'll You Do Then
KAREN VERROS: You Just Gotta Know My Mind
ANN-MARGRET: I Just Don't Understand  
SILVERHEAD: Sixteen and Savaged
MOTT THE HOOPLE: American Pie/The Golden Age of Rock n' Roll
THE DIRTY STRANGERS: South of the River
TIME ZONE: Space Walker (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
THE REASONS WHY: Don't Be That Way
CIRCUS: Burn Witch Burn
THE BLIND OWLS: There Goes My Girl

THE ANIMATED EGG: A Love Built on Sand (bed)
THE BEAT BUDDIES: Pins in My Heart
THE MOTIONS: Everything That's Mine
THE OUTSIDERS: Do You Feel Alright?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Nitecap Lounge #13

With DJ Sween

Monday, October 3, 2022



With Mark Ehmcke

1. Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
2. Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
3. Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
4. Route 66 Theme - Nelson Riddle
5. The Stripper - David Rose
6. Baby It's You - The Shirelles
7. A Swingin' Safari - Billy Vaughn
8. Shout Shout Knock Yourself Out - Ernie Maresca
9. Baby Elephant Walk - Henry Mancini
10. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker
11. The Breeze and I - Juan Garcia Esquivel
12. Popeye Joe - Ernie K-Doe
13. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon
14. I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) - The Ikettes
15. I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
16. Jelly Bread - Booker T and the MGs
20. Sheila - Tommy Roe
21. Walk On The Wild Side - Jimmy Smith
22. Make It Easy On Yourself - Jerry Butler
23. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
24. Al Di La - Emilio Pericoli

Aircheck Of The Week


WOR-FM/New York was the first commercial FM station to play Rock. This was WOR-FM's first day on the air with live talent (the station had been running jockless since July '66 due to a labor dispute). Personalities included Scott Muni, Johnny Michaels, Murray The K, and Rosko.

This is part 1 of 3.

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/rob-frankel/wor-fm-1966-10-08-first-day-live_part-2-of-3/

Part 3: https://www.mixcloud.com/rob-frankel/wor-fm-1966-10-08-first-day-live_part-3-of-3/

Ichiban Radio Productions

Last week, we had a visit from listener Wim Reckers from the Netherlands.  We were the last stop on his bicycle tour of the USA!!  Here's his take on NYC.

What an amazing city New York is. Nothing to compare with. Twenty-four hours a day you are stiff with stimuli, everywhere there is something to see and experience. This time (I've been here many times) I went a little more off the beaten track, through the Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn. You lack eyes and ears.

Yesterday first – for the weekly radio broadcasts on Noord and OOG – to the radio studio of Boss Radio 66 (photo 1), an internet station in Brooklyn that broadcasts old rock & roll, blues and soul 24 hours a day. I listen to it very often, you spontaneously wash and vacuum faster. From there, yesterday, the contributions with the Netherlands.

Then strolled through Brooklyn. What a circus! Stalls, music, crowds, life everywhere (photos 2, 3 and 4). Just an afternoon lunch at the Chinese, cozy between the parked mopeds (photo 5), and then on to Harlem. Same sheet a suit (photos 6 and 7). Finally, across the High Bridge (New York's oldest bridge, photo 8) to the Bronx, to Yankee Stadium for the usual game of baseball.

The New York Yankees want to convey that they – and only they – are the epitome of baseball in America. They built a stadium in 2009 for the sweet sum of 2.3 billion dollars, in the middle of the Bronx working-class district. Everything should radiate that you don't just come here to watch a baseball game. No, it's a baseball experience. The idea is that you will be taken by the hand to the baseball mecca.

To begin with, the exterior view. I came walking through the dingy Bronx streets and suddenly there he is, as if a spaceship has crashed. I don't think it's beautiful; maybe a little ugly to say, but the thing could have been designed by Albert Speer, the notorious architect of the Third Reich (photo 8).

Inside, it's all Yankees splendor. A real Yankees museum, where the old heroes can be idolized. There is a solemn silence as we shuffle reverently from one Yankees greatness to the next (photos 9 and 10). Further on is a 'Monument Park', where they are once again immortalized in bronze. The match will be lost, by the way.

At night a stop along the East River. You probably recognize this image (photo 12). New York all the way. Now some museums and shopping (it's raining here!) and then slowly packing up luggage and bicycle for the return trip next Wednesday.

Finally, I would like to thank you again sincerely and sincerely for all your sweet and heartwarming responses, over and over again. Fantastic, it was a motivation every day, and sometimes also a heart under the belt. Glad you cycled with me a bit every day, on the back of the luggage carrier. It's helped me a lot to be able to do what I've done here.