Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Space Age Pop

With Mark Ehmcke

1. Caravan - The Three Suns
2. Punctuated Performance - Henri Rene and his Orchestra
3. The 3rd Man Theme - John Klein/Sid Ramin
4. Crazy Rhythm - The Guitars Unlimited Plus 7
5. Foolin' Around - Juan Garcia Esquival
6. Springtime For Hitler - Henry Mancini
7. Ping Pong - Bernie Green and his Orchestra
8. Chant of the Jungle - Sid Bass and his Orchestra
9. Lazy Bones - Dick Shory's Percussion and Brass Ensemble
10. Manhattan Idyl = Henri Rene and his Orchestra
11. Sentimental Journey - Marty Gold and his Organ Ensemble
12. Mood Indigo - Ray Martin and his Orchestra
13. Rain In Rangoon - Markko Polo Adventurers
14. Danny's Inferno - The Three Suns
15. A Shot In The Dark - Jimmie Haskell
16. Like Young - Dave Pell
17. Why Wait - Perez Prado
18. Colon - The Savage Beat of Augie Colon
19. The Little Black Box - Bob Thompson, His Choir and Orchestra
20. Taboo - Leo Arnaud
21. Something For Cat - Henry Mancini
22. Hansel and Pretzel - Henri Rene and his Orchestra

Monday, February 6, 2023

Aircheck Of The Week


Bob-A-Loo in the sky with you on WABC, just one day before The Beatles arrive in NYC. Originally scoped, the music has been restored by WABC's Johnny Donovan.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Listen to the Rain: Doom Wop Faves


In an effort to hopefully expand people’s palates regarding vocal groups, I present to you a compilation of what I call DOOM WOP.  45’s on the ballad side of town, but mostly about longing, love lost, gained and lost again. Some maybe by chance, others by devious means like “feeding your baby poison."

These are 45’s to listen to late at night, or when you're melancholy. They’re not all downers, but even if they are, its music that hopefully transports you as it does me….

Enjoy Listen to the Rain – Doom Wop Faves.

Cover by Adam Fitch Design by Kogar

Listen to the Rain: Doom Wop Faves

Track List and original label in BOLD

01 The Diablos featuring Nolan Strong The Wind FORTUNE

02 The Dreamers No Man is an Island ROLLIN RECORDS

03 The Nutmegs Someone Somewhere TEL RECORDS

04 The Pastels Been So Long MASCOT

05 Lee Andrews and the Hearts Lonely Room GOTHAM

06 The 5 Willows Look Me in the Eyes HERALD

07 El Capris These Lonely Nights HI-Q

08 The Continentals Dear Lord WHILRLING DISC

09 The Montclairs Golden Angel FORTUNE

10 The Clovers Devil or Angel ATLANTIC

11 The Royal Jokers Sweet Little Angel FORTUNE

12 The Climbers My Darling Dear J AND S RECORDS

13 El Capris Girl of Mine HI-Q

14 The Avons Bonnie HULL

15 Big John and the Fabulous Blends Hey Little Fool CASA GRANDE

16 The Blue Jays Lover's Island MILESTONE RECORDS

17 The Bel-Aires This Paradise FLIP RECORDS

18 The Excels You're Mine Forever CENTRAL RECORDS

19 The Delteens Listen to the Rain FORTUNE

20 The Marquis with Alfonso Brown and Tune-Toppers I Don't Want Your Love RAINBOW

21 Little Nate and the Chryslers Cry Baby Cry JOHNSON RECORDS

22 Inspirations Raindrops - The Crying Song- APOLLO

23 The Charts All Because of Love EVERLAST

24 The Rocketeers Gonna Feed My Baby Poison HERALD

25 The Ladders  My Love is Gone VEST

26 Donald Woods and the Vel-Aires Death of an Angel FLIP

27 The Nobletones I'm Crying C AND M

28 Little Julian Herrera Lonely Lonely Nights ESSAR

29 The Jewels The Wind ANTLER

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Memphis Boys

With Mark Ehmcke

1. I Gotcha - Joe Tex

2. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis

3. I'm Movin' On - Elvis Presley

4. Tip Your Waitress - The Memphis Boys

5. Games People Play - Brenda Lee

6. Hooked On A Feeling - B.J. Thomas

7. The Champion Part 1 - Willie Mitchell

8. Soul Deep - The Box Tops

9. You've Got My Mind Messed Up - James Carr

10. Just A Little Lovin' - Dusty Springfield

11. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond

12. Angel Of The Morning - Merilee Rush

13. A Love That Never Grows Cold - Oscar Toney Jr.

14. Neon Rainbow - Petula Clark

15. You've Got To Have A Love To Be Happy - Sandy Posey

16. I Can help - Billy Swan

17. Chicken Crazy - Joe Tex

18. Angel From Montgomery - John Prine

19. In The Pocket - King Curtis

20. Wearin' That Loved On Look - Elvis Presley

21. I Wanna Roo You -  Jackie DeShannon

22. Who's Watchin' Who - The Memphis Boys

23. Drift Away - Dobie Gray

24. New Orleans - Herbie Mann

Monday, January 30, 2023

Aircheck Of The Week


And now, a trip back to the early days of WABC as a Top 40 station. It's Mrs. Greer's skinny boy Charlie at the mic on a January afternoon in 1962. Swing, Charlie, swing!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork

With The Spookshow Serenade

1. "You may think you are normal." – Donald Pleasance (dialogue from "The Mutations")

2. Heart Full of Soul – The Yardbirds

3. I Need You – Zakary Thaks

4. My Friend Jack (7" version) - The Smoke

5. Mientes – Lone Star

6. Midnight to Six Man – Pretty Things

7. Now You're Mine – Barons

8. El Psicodelico – Los York's

9. Everything (That's Mine) – Motions

10. I'm Higher Than I'm Down – The Aardvarks

11. You Said - Primitives

12. I'm All Right – The Jades

13. "The report of large, monstrous creatures roaming about the fog of our city…" – Dialogue from "The Slime People"

14. Girl – (Those) Rogues

15. Concentration Baby – The Dave Clark Five

16. Le Responsable – Jacques Dutronc

17. You're Wishin' I Was Someone Else –Whatt Four

18. Hold On – Rupert's People

19. Harley Davison – Shocking Blue

20. Jump, Jive, and Harmonize – Thee Midniters

21. "Turn on the older generation – get 'em high." – Timothy Leary (dialogue from the "Skidoo" trailer)

22. Optical Sound – The Human Expression

23. Come On Back – Paul and Ritchie and the Crying Shames

24. Don't Miss the Turn – The Trees

25. That's The Bag I'm In – The Fabs

26. Ain't Got No Soul – New Lime

27. Things Won't Change – The Herd

28. Just Give Me Time – The "In"

29. Travel Agent Man – Sound Apparatus

30. Won't You Listen – The Outsiders

31. A Warning About Hypnosis – Dialogue from "The Hypnotic Eye"

The Mal Thursday Show: Do

The Uncalled For: Do Like Me
Manfred Mann: What You Gonna Do
Small Faces: Whatcha Gonna Do About It (BBC)
The Pretty Things: You'll Never Do It Baby
The Zombies: What More Can I Do (BBC)
Spencer Davis Group: Please Do Something
The Rolling Stones: What to Do (mono)
The Beatles: What You're Doing (mono)
Mott the Hoople: Where Do You All Come From (bed)
The Yardbirds: What Do You Want/I Ain't Done Wrong
The Outsiders: Do You Feel Alright?
Boyce & Hart: I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight
The Rationals: Look What You're Doing to Me Baby
The Hangmen: What a Girl Can't Do
The Friedles: Don't Tell Me What to Do
King Curtis: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Clock Work Orange: Do Me Right Now
Cher: All I Really Want to Do
The Byrds: Don't Make Waves
Dale Gregory & The Shouters: Did Ya Need to Know
The Woolies:
Who Do You Love
Question Mark & The Mysterians:
Do Something to Me
The Couriers:
Done Me Wrong (bed)
Marvin Gaye: Baby Don't You Do It
The Marvelows: I Do/Do It
The Exciters: Do Wah Diddy
James Brown: And I Do Just What I Want
Jr. Walker & The All-Stars: What Does It Take to Win Your Love? (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Floyd Dakil Combo: Look What You've Gone and Done
The Moving Sidewalks: What Are You Going to Do
Carroll's Mood: What You're Doing to Me
The Modulation Corporation: What to Do
Sir Douglas Quintet: The Railpak Dun Done In The Del Monte
13th Floor Elevators: You Don't Know (bed)
Joe Tex: I've Got to Do a Little Bit Better

Lyres: How Do You Know
The Fleshtones: Do Something for Me
Eddie & The Hot Rods: Do What You Wanna Do
The Ramones: Do You Wanna Dance
The Shambles: Does Stephanie Know
The Satelliters: Where Do We Go
The Beginner's Mynd: I Am Done
Marianne Faithfull: What Have I Done Wrong 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Mod Girls vs Snake Woman

With Mark Ehmcke

1. Pretty Big Mouth - Count Five

2. Apache - The Phantoms

3. Oh Mom (Teach Me How To Uncle Willie) - The Daylighters

4. Willie and the Hand Jive - Johnny Otis Show

5. Brown Paper Sack - The Gentrys

6. Don't Want To Cry - The Buckinghams

7. Red Light Love - Those Darlins

8. Soul Struttin' Jamie Lyons

9. I Ain't Done Wrong - The Yardbirds

10. Bad News Travels Fast - Roy Loney

11. Cigareets, Whusky and Wild, Wild Women - Homer and Jethro

12. Footsteps Jam - Zakary Thaks

13. Comanche - Davie Allan and the Arrows

14. Mariner No. 4 - The Ventures

15. She's Gone - The Dovers

16. What That Is - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

17. Discotheque - 4 Instants

18. Beg Borrow and Steal - Mouse and the Traps

19. Chopsticks Mambo - Jack Costanzo

20. Mirror Of Your Mind - We The People

21. Koo-Koo - The Fendermen

22. What's A Wooly Bully - Screamin' Lord Jim & the Piccadilly Squares

Monday, January 23, 2023

Holland Rocks Presents Jan Kooi Singles

With Wim Reckers

This hour of music is dedicated to Jan Kooi, it is a selection of his favourite songs of all time. Jan was a fierce advocate of garage rock and rock&roll in the Netherlands. ‘Music has to be real’, he always said, ‘it has to come from the heart, and not from some mainstream producer.’ He owned a record label – Kogar Records – where he offered several starting garage bands an opportunity to put themselves on the map. He also owned a record store in his hometown Groningen, a venue for alternative music records. Jan passed away recently, far too young. One of the last things he said was that he regretted not being able to experience all the music that was yet to be made.

1      Terry Dunavan - Earthquake Boogie

2 Eternals - Rockin' in the Jungle

3 Frankie Lee Sims - Walking With Frankie

4 The Gentrys - Keep On Dancing

5 Jerry Lee Lewis High School Confidential

6 June 'Bug' Bailey - Louisiana Twist

7 Monotones - Book of Love

8 Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking

9 Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks

10 Smyle - It's Gonna Be Alright

11 Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl

12 The Brigands - (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man

13 The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind

14 The Marvelows - I Do

15 The Wailers - Dirty Robber

16 The Cramps - Garbageman

17 The Romantics - What I Like About You

18 Chris Montez - Let's Dance

19 Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q

20 Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything

21 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

22 T.Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action

23 Undertones - Here Comes The Summer

24 Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device

25 The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Aircheck Of The Week


This week we return to January, 1968 as we visit the Home Of The Good Guys, WMCA/New York to hear Gary Stevens and the Wooleyburger. Gary held down the evening "teen" shift,  7-11 PM. Next to Dan Ingram, he was the funniest talent in New York radio at the time. Listening to Gary Stevens is what inspired me to choose radio for my career path. I've remixed the entire studio-recorded aircheck in stereo.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Kogar's Jungle Juice #21 Lux & Ivy's Favorites Special

With Kogar the Swinging Ape!

"Here is Kogar's Jungle Juice Show #21! Almost THREE HOURS of amazing music from the Lux and Ivy's Favorites series that started nearly 30 years ago! Along the way I'll talk a little bit about the series and how it started while playing (mostly) 45's from the compilations with interview segments from various Lux and Ivy interviews that I've found over the years. All mashed together with horror and exploitation cuts from their favorite movies. Also in there will be a handful of tunes from a possible LAIF volume 18! It's enough to make you a cross eyed gurning sight! Yowwwwwww. Special added bonus the incredibly rare and insane PAPA OO MOW MOW relaxation tape! Something I put together to listen to when I want to get in touch with my inner Purple Knif!
So slap on your wig hat, polish up your Batty Bucks (or cha cha heels, whichever you prefer) and settle in to your favorite leopard print comfy chair and take a trip that will tickle your fissure of rolando!"

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Mal Thursday Show: Try

The Illusions: Try
The Rolling Stones: You Can Make It If You Try/Try a Little Harder
The Web: I'll Try
The Hollies: Try It (mono)
Dave Clark Five: Try Too Hard
The Creation: Try and Stop Me
The Embrooks
: I'm Still Trying
Eddie Harris with Jeff Beck: I've Tried Everything
Les Sinners: Nice Try
Thee Deuces: You Gotta Try
The Seeds: Try to Understand
The Electric Prunes: Try Me on for Size (mono)
Dr. Spec's Optical Illusion: Tryin' to Mess My Mind
The Young Tyrants: I Try
The Clefs of Lavender Hill: So I'll Try
The Hustlers: If You Try
The Blue Things: You Can't Say We Never Tried (Take 7)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Fountain of Youth: Don't Blame Me for Trying
Thursday's Children: Try Girl
The Chaparrels: Tried So Hard
The 13th Floor Elevators: Tried to Hide (mono)

The Outsiders (Cleveland): I'm Not Trying to Hurt You
The Five Bucks: No Use in Trying
T.R. & The Yards: I Tried
The Mop Tops: I Tried
The Moguls: Try Me
The Dogs: Don't Try to Help Me
The Pentagons: Try and Find
The Rainy Daze: Try a Little Harder
The Phantom Surfers with Dick Dale: Try and Find Me
The Explosions: I Try to Find
The Outsiders (Amsterdam): Keep on Trying
The Untold Fables: I Try
Yard Trauma: Try It
Plan 9: Try to Run (live '85)
Lyres: I'll Try Anyway
The Vipers: Don't Try to Mend It
James Brown: Try Me (instrumental)
Lorraine Ellison: Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Marvin Gaye: Try It Baby
Nancy: Trying to Keep From Crying
Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness (live '67)

Bonus Tracks:
The Sticks and Stones: Try
The Hour Glass: I've Been Trying (alternate version)
The Sheiks: Try to Understand
The Dukes: Try to Understand
The Abstract Sound: I'm Trying
The Basooties: You Didn't Try to Call Me
The Changing Tymes: Try a Little Harder
The Attack: Try It
Skip Jensen: Done Tried
Lyres: Trying Just to Please You
Mal Thursday & The Cheetahs: Try It My Way
Neil MacArthur (Colin Blunstone)
: Don't Try to Explain

This week's Classic Reruns: Gotta!, Run/Far, Tell, People