Monday, November 7, 2022

Aircheck Of The Week


Don Elliot was one of L.A.'s great air personalities and the ultimate audio production pro. And he is also the mentor who helped me jump-start my own radio career. Here's a sample of Don's work at Los Angeles rocker KBLA from this month in 1966.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Easy Listening


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Wives And Lovers - Jack Jones
2. The Straight Life - Bobby Goldsboro
3. Flowers On The Wall - Billy Strange
4. Fool On The Hill - Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
5. Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
6. Suite:Judy Blue Eyes - Liberace
7. Mornin' Glory - Glen Campbell and Bobbi Gentry
8. I've Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do - Peggy Lee
9. Games People Play - Jim Nabors
10. Love Of The Common People - Wayne Newton
11. Winchester Cathedral - The Doodletown Pipers
12. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Patti Page
13. Not Enough Indians - Dean Martin
14. Goin' Out Of My Head - Frank Sinatra
15. Fly Me To The Moon - The Sandpipers
16. Spanish Eyes - Al Martino
17. It's A Great Life - The 5th Dimension
18. Bill Bailey - Ann-Margret and Al Hirt
19. God Only Knows - Joey Heatherton
20. Hot Diggity - Perry Como
21. Zorba The Greek - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
22. Sentimental Journey - Lawrence Welk
23. Lazy River - Frank de Vol
24. Miserlou - Ferrante & Teicher
25. If You Must Leave My Life - Richard Harris
26. Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby

Monday, October 31, 2022

Aircheck Of The Week


Pioneering Top 40 personality Dick Biondi presents his 1967 Halloween show on Chicago's WCFL.

A Night of Total Terror 2: Murder By Television

With The Spookshow Serenade

1. Control Voice – Introduction – Vic Perrin (from "The Outer Limits")

2. Fear – Main and End Title - Harry Lubin (from "One Step Beyond")

3. The Phantom of Hollywood – Main Title – Leonard Rosenman

4. Journey to the Unknown (Main Title) – Harry Robinson

5. Darkroom (Main Title) – David Shire (with James Coburn)

6. The Leeches: End Titles – Dominic Frontiere (from "The Invaders")

7. The Cemetery: Two cues – Billy Goldenberg (from "Night Gallery")

8. Apes Chase – Lalo Schifrin (from the "Planet of the Apes" TV series)

9. Leslie in the Coffin – Fred Karlin (from "Vampire")

10. It's Mr. Barlow Again – Harry Sukman (from "'Salem's Lot," 1979)

11. Night Gallery (Season 3 Title Theme) – Eddie Sauter

12. Pressman's Headshrinker's Witch Doctor Kit – TV Spot

13. Opening Themes: 1. Dark Shadows 2. Collinwood – Robert Cobert

14. Shadows of Fear (Short Version) – Roger Webb

15. Children of the Stones Theme – Sidney Sager with the Ambrosian Singers

16. Help Me, Peter (Closing Titles) – Desmond Briscoe and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (from "The Stone Tape")

17. UFO: End Titles – Barry Gray

18. Blue Veils and Golden Sands – Delia Derbyshire (from "The Worlds About Us")

19. Creep Phone TV Spot

20. "E.S.P" Theme for Shock Theater (KTLA-Los Angeles) – The Weirdos

21. Out of This World – Tony Hatch

22. Main Title (M1T2) – Kunio Miyauchi (from "Ultra Q")

23. Ultra Q Theme – Kunio Miyauchi

24. Thriller (1962) (End Titles) – Pete Rugolo

25. The Ghostbreaker – Main Title – John Williams

26. The Tomorrow People Theme – Dudley Simpson

27. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (Theme) – John Barry

28. Outside Atmosphere – Peter Thomas Sound Orchester (from "Raumpatrouille"/"Space Patrol")

29. The Reluctant Stowaway: Smith's Entrance – John Williams (from "Lost in Space")

30. Ripper 9 – Gil Melle (from "Kolchak: The Night Stalker")

31. Spine Chillers Main Theme – Unknown

32. Thriller (1973) Main and End Titles – Laurie Johnson Orchestra

33. Pigeons from Hell – Morton Stevens (from "Thriller," 1962)

34. Jekyll's Laboratory – Robert Cobert (from "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde")

35. The Solution – Jerry Goldsmith (from "The Brotherhood of the Bell")

36. Chasing Bubba – Glenn Paxton (from "Dark Night of the Scarecrow")

37. Truck Waiting #5 – Billy Goldenberg (from "Duel")

38. J&S Smoke Shop Halloween TV Spot

39. Main Title – H. Scott Salinas (from "Sasquatch")

40. Empty House – Gustavo Santaolalla (from "The House")

41. The Visser Ritual – Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (from "Archive 81")

42. The Rope is Tied – Jung Jae il (from "Squid Game")

43. He Likes to Escape – Dominik Scherrer (from "The Serpent")

44. Shoggoth Attack (Sundown) – Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq (from "Lovecraft Country")

45. End Title (Season 1) – Bernard Herrmann (from "Twilight Zone")

46. "The show is definitely over." –The Wolfman (Billy Van) (from "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein")

"It’s the Halloween playlist of my dreams! Or nightmares! Both!!!" - Colin Hanks

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Hallowe'en Spookshow


With Weird-O-Matic Wax

☠ Excerpt from “Doctor Druid’s Haunted Seance”
☠ Pete Drake - The Spook
☠ Gary Warren - Werewolf
☠ Brad Fiedel, “Fright Night” OST - Jerry Takes Off
☠ Miss L.L. Louise Lewis - Monster’s Bride
☠ Excerpt from “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
☠ Putney Dandridge - Skeleton in the Closet
☠ Lou C. Furr - The Ghoul from Ipanema
☠ The Sharks - Spookareno
☠ Goblin, “Profondo Rosso” OST - Profondo Rosso
☠ Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians - Robbin’ Graves
☠ “The House on Haunted Hill” radio spot
☠ Frank De Vol & His Orchestra - House on Haunted Hill
☠ Aaron McNeil - Draculena
☠ “Frankenstein Created Woman and The Mummy’s Shroud” double feature trailer
☠ Bob McFadden & Dor - The Mummy
☠ The Robert Cobert Orchestra, “Dark Shadows” OST - Dark Shadows Theme/Collinwood
☠ The Fleshtones - Return to the Haunted House
☠ National Military Band - The Ghosts’ Dance
☠ The Daylighters - Mad House Jump
☠ Dickie Goodman - Monster Talk
☠ “Squirm” radio spot
☠ Jake LaPeire - The Pumpkin Waltz
☠ Billy DeMarco & Count Dracula - Drac’s Back
☠ Harry Manfredini, “Friday the 13th” OST - excerpt from Overlay of Evil/Main Title
☠ The Graveyard Five - Marble Orchard
☠ Spike Jones - Spooktacular Finale

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Songs From The Back Of The Station Wagon


Image: Johnny Sampson and Bartlett

With DJ Tom Hanks  Preguntas?

Michael Lynch - Theme
The Zombies - Time of the Season 
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
Ray Stevens - Laughing Over My Grave
Eddie Bo - Check Your Bucket
Wayout - Word Association Game 
Booker T. & The M.G.’s - Working in the Coal Mine 
Young Jessie - Shuffle in the Gravel
Calvin Boze - Safronia B.
Don Varner - Mojo Mama
Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
Dave Diamond - Cheetah Promo (KRFC)
Candi Staton - Stand by Your Man
Allen Toussaint - Tipitina And Me 
Morgus and The Ghouls - Morgus the Magnificent 
The Five Blobs - Beware Of The Blob
Gary Paxton - Spooky Movies
Tarantuala Ghoul and the Gravediggers - King Kong
Jeannie Larimore - Johnny Won’t Surf No More  
Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Everybody Loves A Clown
Aki Aleong - Haunted Sax 
“D” & The Sugar Cane Factory - Fade Sun Fade 
Chris Montez - Spooky
Terry Stafford - Suspicion
Skeeter Davis - End of the World
B. B. Brock & the Sultans - Fright 
The Ronettes - I Can Hear Music

Friday, October 28, 2022

Jungle Juice!


With Kogar the Swinging Ape

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Move

The State of Mind: Move
The Kinks: I Gotta Move (mono)
The Talismen: I Gotta Move
Simon Scott & The Leroys: Move It Over
The Liverpool Five: Gotta Get a Move On
Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: You Make It Move
Rod Stewart: I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
The Zombies: I Must Move
Nelson Riddle: Your Zowie Face (bed)
The Rolling Stones: You Better Move On (BBC)/I'm Movin' On (live '65)
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: You Gotta Move

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Derrell Felts: Shake It Up and Move
Lightnin' Hopkins: Gotta Move
The Chaparrals: Move On
Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns: Houston El Mover
Roy Head: She's About a Mover
Sir Douglas Quintet: She's About a Mover (LP version)
Lee Hazlewood: This Town (bed)

The Aztex: I Said Move
The Tropics: You Better Move
Soul Inc.: You Better Get a Move On
The Spats: She Done Moved

Curtis Mayfield: Move on Up
Steppenwolf: Move Over
Big Star: She's a Mover
Grand Funk Railroad: Got This Thing on the Move
The Nomads: Move It on Over
Thee Fourgiven: One False Move
Plan 9: Move (live '85)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Early British Punk


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Part Time Punks - Television Personalities
2. This Is Pop - XTC
3. Destination Venus - The Rezillos
4. Totally Wired - The Fall
5. New Rose - The Damned
6. What Do I Get? - The Buzzcocks
7. Dot Dash - Wire
8. Where Were You - The Mekons
9. Wild Youth - Generation X
10. Action Time Vision - Alternative TV
11. Typical Girls - The Slits
12. Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart - Patrik Fitzgerald
13. Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
14. Hong Kong Gardens - Souxie and the Banshees
15. Suffice To Say - The Yachts
16. Police Car - Larry Wallis
17. The Sound Of The Suburbs - The Members
18. London Girls - The Vibrators
19. Lambrettavespascoota - The Pop Rivets
20. Down In The Park - Gary Newman/Tubeway Army
21. Incendiary Device - Johnny Moped
22. Colossal Youth - Young Marble Giants
23. Straighten Out - The Stranglers
24. Lovesick - Orange Juice
25. Maybe Tomorrow - The Chords
26. Look Back In Anger - Television Personalities
27. Bored Teenagers - The Adverts

Monday, October 24, 2022

Aircheck Of The Week


This week's aircheck comes from KHJ/Los Angeles, the most influential Top 40 station in America during the second half of the '60s. The morning man is L.A. radio legend Robert W. Morgan.

Friday, October 21, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show on Boss Radio: The Early Years

The Mal Thursday Show: Home

The Mal Thursday Show: Home Pt. 2

The Mal Thursday Show: Heart


The Mal Thursday Show: Alright!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Holland Rocks!


Krontjong Devils - Pow Wow
Outsiders - Touch
Sound of Imker - Train of Doomsday
4PK - Down and Out
Shocking Blue - Venus
Ro-d-ys - Tomorrow
Peter en zijn Rockets - Kom van dat Dak af
Competitors - Long Tall shorty
Earth & Fire - Ruby is the One
Q65 - The Life I Live
Cuby and the Blizzards - I'm So Restless
Golden Earring - Back Home
Bonnie St. Claire - Tame Me Tiger
Mothions - Love Won't Stop
Bintangs - Please Do Listen
After Tea - Joint House Blues
Peter & the Blizzards - Bye Bye Baby
The Tykes - Green Suzy
Entertainers - Searching
Counsellors - I'll Be Your Man
Mods - Don't Bring Me Down
Firebirds - What In The World