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Sunday, August 11, 2013
Rock-it Radio Newsletter for shows #4642 to #4650
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As most of you know we have moved to a more rural location in Upper Idaho. And earlier this week we had a power outage from one very awesome Lightning Storm. Where we were not able to put up as much shows as we would like. We have contacted our winners from the East Coast vs. West Coast Oldies drawing. And will have the results in next weeks newsletter. We were still able to get 9 new oldies shows online this week.
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LANE QUIGLEY AND THE MEMORY LANE SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4642 - MORE FORGOTTEN TOP 25s On this week's Memory Lane Show, host Lane Quigley takes a break from the ongoing series of "Fabulous Forgotten Top 40's - One Hit Wonder Edition" to deliver a show chock full of a great variety of gems from the Golden Age of Top 40 Radio. The program includes a song with a provocative title, the first record ever purchased by Mick Jagger, and a half dozen interesting sound bites from the folks who created the music.
1. Everybody's Carried Away - Earl King 1958 2. My Juanita - The Crests 1957 SOUND BITE 3. Diamond Head - The Ventures 1965 4. Tore Up Over You - The Midnighters 1956 5. My Ordinary Girl - Tommy Ridgley 161 6. That's Why I Cried - Buddy Knox 1961 SOUND BITE 7. That's My Desire - The Lettermen 1961 8. Every Woman I Know (Crazy 'Bout an Automobile) - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson 1956 9. I Didn't Like It The First Time - Julia Lee 1948 10. Baby I Miss You - Tommy Good 1964 SOUND BITE 11. Sweet and Lovely - Nino Tempo & April Stevens 1962 12. Mary Lou - Young Jesse 1955 13. Panic - Otis Williams & The Charms 1961 14. I Go Ape - Neil Sedaka 1959 SOUND BITES 15. Don't Drop It - Wilbert Harrison 1954 16. Cry Myself To Sleep - The Four Seasons 1964 17. Junior Jives - Roy Milton 1950 SOUND BITE 18. I Really Love You - Dee Dee Sharp 1965 19. Count Me Out - Billy Stewart 1964 20. Need Your Love So Bad - Little Willie John 1955 SOUND BITE 21. I'll Be Home - The Flamingos 1956 22. Fool That I Am - Etta James 1961 23. Moonlight Serenade - The Rivieras 1959
Thank you Lane for another great Flashback to Top 40 Radio! If you have any requests or comments or would just like to give Lane a friendly hello! You can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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============================================== MATT THE CAT AND THE JUKE IN THE BACK SHOW WITH A TRIBUTE SHOW TO RUTH BROWN #4 IN ROCK-IT SHOW #4643
Ruth Brown Pt. 4 (1955-60)
Ruth Brown was Atlantic Records first big star. She was so successful, racking up 24 R&B hits for the fledging label, that Atlantic was often called the "house that Ruth built." This week, "Juke In The Back" adds to its three previous shows on "Miss Rhythm" by breaking from playing every single chronological release and focusing on all her remaining R&B charting hits from 1955 to her final R&B chart entry in 1960. During these five years, Ruth Brown failed to expand on her five previous #1 hit records, but she did rack up ten more Top 10 singles, with "I Want To Do More" hitting #3 in early 1956. "Lucky Lips" from 1957 became her first big crossover record, hitting #25 on the Pop Charts, while making #6 on the R&B Charts. Even though Atlantic was trying for a big Pop single for Ruth Brown, she continued to record some great R&B records like the Brook Benton -penned "I Don't Know" and the Leiber-Stoller-penned "I Can't Hear A Word You Say." Matt The Cat will also dig out some non-charting B sides to round out the show. This "Juke In The Back" program concludes a mammoth four-part musical examination of one of Rhythm & Blues' biggest stars, Ruth Brown.
1. Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons - Mercury 1947 2. As Long As I'm Moving - Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers - Atlantic 1955 3. I Can See Everybody's Baby - Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers - Atlantic 1955 4. It's Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day) - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1955 5. Love Has Joined Us Together - Ruth Brown & Clyde McPhatter - Atlantic 1955 6. I Want To Do More - Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers - Atlantic 1955 7. Sweet Baby Of Mine - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1956 8. I'm Getting Right - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1956 9. Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1957 10. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1958 11. Why Me - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1958 12. Jack Of Diamonds - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1959 13. GREAT 78 - My Heart Is Breaking Over You - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1957 14. I Can't Hear A Word You Say - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1959 15. I Don't Know - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1959 16. Don't Deceive Me - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1960 17. Taking Care Of Business - Ruth Brown - Atlantic 1960 18. After Hours - Erskine Hawkins - Bluebird 1946
Another GREAT show Matt and thank you for the in depth Ruth Brown Series! If you have any requests or comments or would just like to send a hello to Matt the Cat. You can reach him at: email@example.com
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============================================== KEN STRANGE AND THE COUNTRY RECORD ROUND UP SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4644
A couple of week's ago we had a pilot program of the Country Record Round Up show hosted by Ken Strange. And several listeners responded with a positive attitude with this show featuring traditional country music. So, we are making it a permanent feature here on Rock-it Radio and here is the 2nd show of the Country Record Round up show.
01. Intro - Medley 02. Rootie Tootie - Hank Williams (47) MGM 03. Ragged But Right - George Jones (56) Dixie 04. Crazy Dreams - Patsy Cline (60) Decca 05. Bluebird Island - Hank Snow & Anita Carter (51) RCA-Victor 06. I'm Hog Tied Over You - Cowboy Copas & Patsy Cline (60) Ozark Jubillee 07. Bury Me - Dwight Yoakam & Maria McKee (86) Reprise 08. Don't Let Me Cross Over - Jim Reeves & Deborah Allen (79) RCA 09. I've Got Stripes - Johnny Cash (68) Columbia 10. Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard (69) Capitol 11. Family Bible - Willie Nelson (80) Songbird 12. Girl On The Billboard - Del Reeves (65) United Artists 13. Lonely River - Gene Autry (41) Okeh 14. I'm Paying For That Back Street Affair - Kitty Wells (53) Decca 15. Misery Loves Company - Porter Wagoner (61) RCA 16. Do You Know You Are My Sunshine - The Statler Brothers (78) Columbia 17. Rackin' It Back (instrumental) - The Texas Wanderers (40) Decca 18. S.U.C.K.E.R - Boxcar Willie (86) Castle 19. Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way - Carl Smith (51) Columbia 20. My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis (60) MGM 21. Linda On My Mind - Conway Twitty (75) MCA 22. Lonesome 77203 - hawkshaw Hawkins (62) King 23. Foreign Car - Hank Locklin (59) RCA-Victor 24. Are You From Dixie - Jerry Reed (69) RCA 25. You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man - Loretta Lynn (66) Decca 26. Mama Tried - Merle Haggard (68) Capitol 27. I Don't Mind - Pee Wee King & His Band (52) RCA-Victor 28. Outro - Medley
Thanks Ken to show #2 and here is to several more!!! If you would like to write to Ken with more comments on this show or would just like to say hello. You can reach him at: Spinningrock@rockitradio.net
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============================================== PETE CHASTON DOO-WOP SHOW THIS WEEK LISTED AS SHOW #4645 ON ROCK-IT RADIO
Pete Chaston is back this week with more great doo wop of the 50s and the early 60s. Including the popular silly song segment. Here is the playlist of this show.
1. Doo-Wop All Night Long-The Blue Emotions (opening theme song) (1982) 2. The Closer You Are-The Magnificent Four (1962) 3. Fact of the Matter-Ronnie & The Hi-Lites (xxxx) 4. Coney Island Baby-The Excellents (1962) 5. You Baby You-The Excellents (1962) 6. On Your Merry Way-The Collegians (1957) 7. My Heavenly Angel-The Cherokees (The Five Satins) (1961) 8. I Really Love Her-The Bop-chords (1957) 9. When I Woke Up This Morning-The Bop-chords (1957) 10. Oh, Oh, Lolita-The Cadillacs (1958)
SILLY SONG SEGMENT: 11. Rockin' Yodel-The Mystics (xxxx) 12. Way Up-Lincoln Fig & The Dates (1959 or '60)
SCRATCHY 45 RPMs SEGMENT: 13. I Can't Go On (Rosalie)-Dion & The Belmonts (1958) 14. Be My Girl-Tony & The Twiliters (1960) 15. Mickey Mouse Chant-Yesterday's News (1979) 16. Over a Cup of Coffee-The Castelles (1954)
BACK TO THE CDs &/or More 45 RPMs: 17. Let's Talk About Jesus-The Swallows (1991) 18. Fine Little Girl-The Arcades (1958) 19. My Island in the Sun-The Capris (xxxx) 20. Dancing Danny-The Vibrations (1963)
SLOW SONG SEGMENT: 21. I Lied to My Heart-The Enchanters (1961) 22. Love Call-The Ebonaires (1959 or '58) 23. Begin the Beguine-The Avalons (1963) 24. Uncle Sam's Man-The Elgins (1960) 25. The Stars-The Ocapellos (1966) 26. Lullabye of the Bells-The Deltairs (1959)
27. (closing theme song) Adios-The Five Discs (1961)
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============================================== MEL VENTURES AND THE BACK IN TIME SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4646 - NEIGHBOR NORM'S 45 COLLECTION PT. 2
This week Mel plays part II his neighbors Norman's 45's. From his studios in Fresno, California. Here is the playlist.
1) KEEP MOVIN' (1963) Produced by Joe Meek. 2) RINKY DINK (1965) 3) GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING - THE BEATLES (1967) 4) HONKY TONK WOMEN - THE ROLLING STONES (1969) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ More Norman Swanson Neighbor 45's. 5) WHEELS - BILLLY VAUGHN When THE SWALLOWS return to CAPISTRANO STADIUM (1959) A Spoof. 6) WITCH DOCTOR - DAVID SEVILLE 7) MACK THE KNIFE - BOBBY DARIN CORINNA, CORINNA - RAY PETERSEN Norm loved Instrumentals 9) BUMBLE BOOGIE - B. BUMBLE & THE STINGERS 10) WONDERLAND BY NIGHT - LOUIS PRIMA 11) CALCUTTA - LAWRENCE WELK 12) PERFIDIA - THE VENTURES 13) BONANZA - AL CAIOLA 14) SLEEPWALK - SANTO & JOHNNY
15) A TASTE OF HONEY - HERB ALPERT (Norm had the Whipped Cream Album.
How about Mad Magazine tear-out discs. 16) NOSE JOB - THE DELLWOODS (1961) 17) IT'S A GAS - ALFRED E. NEUMANN (Sax Solo by King Curtis.)
18) SURRENDER - ELVIS PRESLEY 19) CALENDAR GIRL - NEIL SEDAKA
Songs that Norm's Wife, ANGELA...Hated!!! 20) WIPEOUT - THE SURFARIS 21) REVOLUTION - THE BEATLES
Mel like all the DJ's here love getting e mail from listeners so if you would like to write to Mel and say hello you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
============================================== MIKE BOLLEA'S JUKEBOX PARTY ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4647
Mike Bollea and the Jukebox Party from Massachusetts is back this week with shows that are in Stereo. It's a great show filled with rare oldies in Stereo. Only one problem - online we broadcast in glorious mono. This show will air on our FM outlet in Stereo and if you order this show at: http://www.rockitradio.net/order.html you will receive it also in Stereo and help support Rock-it Radio at the same time. Check out this playlist!
1. Remember Then - Larry Chance & The Earls 2. Runaway - Del Shannon 3. Lonely Rain - The Mascots 4. Stardust - The Dominoes 5. Cry To Me - Solomon Burke 6. Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin 7. What A Surprise - The Crest 8. I've Had It - The Bell Notes 9. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's 10. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean 11. Each Night - Rochell & The Candles 12. I Keep Forgettin' - Chuck Jackson 13. Witch Doctor - David Seville 14. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca 15. No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry 16. Come Softly To Me (acapella) - The Fleetwoods 17. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - The Coasters 18. Charlie Brown - The Coasters 19. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Berry Everett 20. Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson 21. Babalu's Wedding Day - The Eternals 22. Tower Of Strength - Gene McDaniels 23. Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
MIKE BOLLEA'S JUKEBOX PARTY: STEREO FAVORITES hr 2
1. Bama Lama Bama Loo - LIttle Richard 2. True True Love - The Corvairs 3. Memories Of El Monte - The Penguins 4. The Wanderer (full studio version) - Dion 5. Little Diane (no kazoo) - Dion 6. Wipe Out - The Surfaris 7. Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson 8. Slow Twistin' - Dee Dee Sharp & Chubby Checker 9. Stardust In Her Eyes - The Big Five 10. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy 11. I Hear Bells - The Del-Vikings 12. Treat Me Nice (alt. take) - Elvis Presley 13. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley 14. Amor - Ben E. King 15. I Promise To Remember - The Teenagers 16. Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke 17. Bring Back Those Doo Wops (full version) - The Bag Dads 18. Reveille Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes 19. Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis 20. Let's Start Anew - The Meteors 21. Nag - The Halos 22. A Real Good Time - Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater 23. CLOSING: Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Great set of Oldies Mike and thank you! If you have any requests or comments or would just like to say hello. You can reach him at: email@example.com
============================================== 2 HOUR DOUBLE OF DAVE THE RAVE AND THE RELICS AND RARITIES SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO #4648
It's a double play of the Relics and Rarities show this week on Rock-it Radio. Filled with great memories of the 60s. Here is the playlist of what you will hear.
1. Silverdust - Bernardo Martini 2. Birdland - Starliters 3. Surfin Bird - Trashmen 4. Solid As A Rock - Bobby Lewis 5. Wigglin Fool - Jack Hammer 6. Limbo - Peter & The Infinitys 7. Letter Full Of Tears - Gladys Knight 8. Caught You In A Lie - Robert Parker 9. If It's Love It's Alright - Eddie Holland 10. The Lost Soul - Pubs 11. Girl You Captivate Me - Question Mark and Mysterians 12. Little Black Egg - Next Five 13. Run and Hide - Uniques 14. I Give In - Lazy Susans 15. Don't Make Me A Storyteller- Steve Mancha 16. Temptations Bout To Get Me - Knight Brothers 17. It's Growing - Temptations 18. Goodbye My Love - Montereys (Discovery) 19. Dawn - Four Seasons 20. It Hurts Me So - Montereys (Discovery) 21. Movin and Groovin - Duane Eddy
1. Scramble - Hollywoods 2. Hey Baby - Deniece Chandler & Lee Sain 3. Nothing Can Stop Me - Gene Chandler 4. It Won't Work Out - Lost Souls 5. We Got More Soul - Dyke & Blazers 6. Little Girl - Paul Parker 7. New Girl - Accents 8. I Can Take Or Leave Your Lovin - Herman's Hermits 9. Dear - Toni Jones 10. Be My Baby - Ronettes 11. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Tommy Regan 12. You're Making A Big Mistake - Montana's 13. Frightened Girl - Silent Majority 14. Raincoat in The River - Sammy Turner 15. She's The One - Chartbusters 16. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles 17. I Just Cry - Johnny Flamingo 18. Hot Smoke and Sassafrass - Bubble Puppy 19. Cry With Me Baby - Scotty Todd (Discovery) 20. I'm Not Going To Cry - Sages 21. Movin and Groovin - Duane Eddy
Thanks Dave for all the great tunes in show number 4648 here on Rock-it Radio.
============================================== ROCKIN' DADDY O'S ROCKABILLY RANCH PARTY ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4649
The Daddy O is back this week with his Rockabilly show featuring Rockabilly from yesteryear and today with the high energy delivery that only the Daddy O can deliver! Here is the playlist --
1. Jungle Fever-Dick Dale 2. Rip It, Rip It Up-Florian Monday & His Mondos 3. Guitar Man-Mike Waggoner & Bops 4. Go Boy-Floyd Lee 5. Heeby Jeebies-Larry Williams 6. Mary Lou-Ted Daigle 7. Friction Heat-Annita 8. Right Now-Gray Montgomery 9. Goin' to the River - Bill and Will 10. Hey Little Willie - X-Cellents 11. We're Gonna Get Married-Bo Diddley 12. Everybody Out'Ta The Pool-Lifeguards 13. Chicken Rock-Scott Wood 14. Sundown Boogie-Bill Haley & Comets 15. Slipped My Mouth-Carl & Rhythm All Stars 16. Little Annie-Johnny Halo 17. Baby, What 'Cha Want Me-Ray Men 18. Come On Baby-Al's Untouchables 19. I Wanna Love You-Rip 'Em Ups 20. Comprendene Nena-Rip 'Em Ups 21. Security-The Lovers 22. Justine-Don & Dewey 23. Little Lil-Mel Dorsey 24. Ring Of Fire-Johnny Cash
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============================================== COOL BOBBY B'S DOO WOP STOP ON ROCK-IT RADIO #4660
Cool Bobby B is back this week with more Doo Wop and Group Harmony from the 50s & 60s and even today! Here is this week's playlist of what you will hear on the Doo Wop Stop.
Unfortunately we don't currently have the playlist to this show.
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============================================== MISSING PLAYLIST - LANE QUIGLEY AND THE MEMORY LANE SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4630 The Memory Lane Show is back with the second episode in a series entitled "Fabulous Forgotten Top 40's -- One Hit Wonder Edition". Join host Lane Quigley for some great memories from artists who had their "15 minutes of fame" with one great song ... only to fade off into the sunset and never score another song on the national Hot 100. We think these songs will bring back lots of memories:
1. Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca 1962 #6 2. I Love You - The Volumes 1962 #22 SOUND BITE 3. You Can't Sit Down - Phil Upchurch Combo 1961 #29 4. Robbin' The Cradle - Tony Bellus 1959 #25 5. Wonderful Summer - Robin Ward 1963 #14 6. One Summer Night - The Danleers 1958 #7 7. Woo Hoo - The Rock-a-Teens 1959 #16 SOUND BITE 8. Remember Then - The Earls 1963 #24 9. Cindy Oh Cindy - Vince Marin (with The Tarriers) 1956 #9 10. Back To School Again - Timmie Rogers 1957 #36 11. Oh Julie - Sammy Salvo 1958 #23 12. See You In September - The Tempos 1959 #23 13. Little Space Girl - Jesse Lee Turner 1959 #20 SOUND BITE 14. Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles 1960 #1 15. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) - The El Dorados 1955 #17 16. Remember Me - Rita Pavone 1964 #26 17. Cha Hua Hua - The Pets 1958 #34 18. I've Come of Age - Billy Storm 1959 #28 19. Sweet Dreams - Tommy McLain 1966 #15 SOUND BITE 20. Earth Angel - The Penguins 1955 #8 21. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Madeline Bell 1968 #26 22. Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Vince Guaraldi Trio 1962 #22 23. You - The Aquatones 1958 #21
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SUN RECORDS EXEC AND COUNTRY GREAT JACK CLEMENT PASSES AWAY AT 82. (fROM CMT NEWS)
virtual jack of all trades in the entertainment business, Cowboy Jack
Clement, 82, died Thursday (Aug. 8) at his Nashville home following a
He was to be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during
ceremonies later this year.
various times in his colorful life, he was a record and movie producer,
songwriter, performing and recording artist, studio engineer, dance
instructor and always a first-rate raconteur.
Over his long career, he produced records for an astounding array of artists,
Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Eddy Arnold, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy
Orbison, Charlie Rich, Charley Pride, Louis Armstrong, U2, Tompall &
the Glaser Brothers, the Stonemans, John Hartford, Mac Wiseman, Doc
Watson, Frank Yankovic, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt,
Dickey Lee and Bobby Bare. Jack Henderson Clement was born April 5,
1931, in the Whitehaven suburb of Memphis, Tenn. He began playing guitar
and Dobro when he was still a teenager.
In 1948, he joined the Marines and spent the last two of his four years of
service stationed in Washington, D. C. It was there that he met the Stonemans,
a family whose roots in country music were even deeper than those of the famed
Family. In 1953, he teamed up with Scotty Stoneman and Buzz Busby to
form the bluegrass band Buzz and Jack & the Bayou Boys.
Clement returned to Memphis in 1954 and hired on as a producer for Sun Records,
where he worked with such young upstarts as Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Charlie Rich.
Sun Records fired him in 1959, and the following year he moved to Nashville where Chet Atkins took him on at RCA Records.
was a short stay, however. In 1961, Clement left Nashville at the
urging of producer and publisher Bill Hall and moved to Beaumont, Texas,
where he and Hall opened Gulf Coast Recording Studio and the
Hall-Clement publishing company. While in Beaumont, Clement also worked
with Memphis pals Dickey Lee and Allen Reynolds and the burgeoning Texas
songwriter Bob McDill.
this period, Clement persuaded George Jones to record Lee's "She Thinks I
Still Care," as well as one of Clement's own compositions, "Just
Someone I Used to Know." The former became a No. 1 single for Jones in
1962 and is now memorialized in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The latter was a
Top 5 hit in 1969 for Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.
In 1963, Clement produced Johnny Cash's signature hit, "Ring of Fire," another
Grammy Hall of Fame recording.
returned to Nashville in 1965. After recording a demo session on
Charley Pride, he convinced Atkins to sign the young African-American
singer just as America was in the thick of the Civil Rights struggle.
first two charted singles, "Just Between You and Me" and "I Know One,"
were both penned by Clement, who would go on to produce Pride's first 13
albums for RCA.
In 1972, he
established JMI Records. As the label's most visible artist, Don
Williams' first five charted singles were on the JMI label and were all
written either by the singer himself or by Clement allies, Allen
Reynolds and Bob McDill.
with the start of JMI, Clement masterminded and produced the horror
movie Dear Dead Delilah. Starring veteran actors Agnes Moorehead and
Will Geer, the film was a box office fizzle.
In 1973, Clement created for Williams' "Come Early Morning" what is arguably the
first country music concept video -- even though there were no music videos at
the time or an outlet for them. The film wove together segments showing Williams
singing with clips of a truck driver coming home from the road to awaken his
sleeping wife. Inserted at random into the story were silhouette shots of
Clement doing a soft-shoe dance.
same year, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame in a
class that also included Harlan Howard, Don Gibson, Roger Miller and
Willie Nelson.Among the many other hits Clement wrote were Cash's
"Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
for 10 weeks) and "Guess Things Happen That Way" (No. 1 for eight
weeks), Bare's "Miller's Cave," Waylon Jennings' "Let's All Help the
Cowboy (Sing The Blues)" and Tompall & the Glaser Brothers'
"California Girl (and the Tennessee Square)."
============================================ EYDIE GORMET PASSES AWAY AT 84 ON AUG. 10TH.
We are also sad to report that across the newswires yesterday - wife of Steve Lawrence - Eydie Gormet passed away at the age of 84. Eydie had a long time musical career with Steve Lawrence and had the hit 'Blame it on the Bosa Nova' in 1964.
======================================== RIP -- ROCKABILLY PERFORMER ALVIS WAYNE FROM: Tapio Vaisanen
Alvis Wayne Samford
December 31, 1937 - July 31, 2013
Alvis Wayne's first love was music. He worked on his aunt's and uncle's farm pulling corn to earn the money to buy his first guitar. He was 10 years old. He learned to play rhythm guitar and later drums and bass. While in High School he joined a band and went on the road, dropping out of school. He soon was offered a contract with Westport Records where he recorded 5 songs. "Don't Mean Maybe Baby" was a hit in South Texas where it held the number one spot for six weeks knocking off a certain Mr. Presley. He later toured south Texas working five shows with Elvis. He worked package shows from the Louisiana Hayride with Bob Luman, Johnny Horton, and Slim Whitman.
In 1960 he found out he was about to be drafted and joined the Air Force. While stationed in Macon, Georgia he won a talent contest and was offered a contract with Capitol Records. Unfortunately the Air Force would not let him sign it and after he was discharged no one seemed interested in his music. He played country music over the next several years and cut a few more records but could never get the momentum he had in the 50's with Rockabilly music.
Over the next few years he devoted himself to raising a family. He was a devoted husband, Dad, and Paw-paw. He always had a band on the side to fulfill his need to entertain.
In 1999 he received a call from a producer in England. He was asked if he would be interested in playing a show in England. He said yes and went on to perform shows in England, Sweden, Germany and Finland. Here in the states he performed at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, New Orleans, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. At long last he found the recognition that he deserved playing and entertaining to packed houses with adoring and enthusiastic fans. He is and always be a Rockabilly legend.
At news of his illness emails came from all over the world brightening his last few days. I am sure wherever he is, he is entertaining everyone and having a rocking good time.
The Memorial Service for Alvis Wayne will be celebrated at Carnes Funeral Home of Texas City, August 10, 2013 at 1:00PM following two hours of visitation.
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check it out at:
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If you are one that tweets then please check out and join and get our updates on your twitter account. Our Twitter link is right below.
A big welcome to the below new Rock-it Radio listeners that joined our Listeners Club from July 28, 2013 to August 4, 2013.. We
hope that you enjoy the music Rock-it Radio provides and our playlists
and information that our weekly newsletter provides. Any comments,
criticisms, kudos, compliments or future ideas is always welcome and you
can e mail me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And 10 that have joined us on Twitter. Making a total of
new members to the Rock-it Radio Listeners Club since our last newsletter. We now have 70,041 exactly that have joined the Rock-it Radio Listeners club.
hope that you enjoy the rare 50's and early 60's Rock and Roll,
Rockabilly and Doo Wop (which most commercial oldies radio stations have
forgotten) that we are able to play for you from Rock-it Radio.
Remember, we are here for you!
if you ever have any requests, dedications, comments and suggestions we
always love to hear from our listeners. Our e mail address is: email@example.com
SEVEN LATEST NEW RELEASES IN THE ROCK-IT
RADIO LAUNCHING PAD
Nine new releases this week in the Rock-it Radio Launching Pad. They are RIR #627 to #633. And here are the descriptions.
Purchases of these rare rock radio broadcasts help keep Rock-it
Radio Online and broadcasting the oldies you just don't hear on
the radio anymore!
big thank you to all those that purchase these broadcasts as it is our
main source of income to keep Rock-it Radio on the Air! And another
hearty thank you to all the Rock-it Radio DJ's that have been helping
out in this project of getting more playlists out so that these shows
can be released.
Even if you are not a member of Ebay you can still purchase these items online.
And then you can read the description by clicking to the title of each show available.
Then going back and if it's something you might like -- Just click to the add to
All the vintage shows we offer usually ship within 24 hours of receiving your order.
we ask if you can please help support Rock-it Radio. The Rock-it Radio
Launching Pad store provides the funds to pay all those copyright fees,
internet bandwidth etc. that it takes to run Rock-it Radio. And these
vintage broadcasts do make wonderful nostalgic gifts as well.
With these broadcasts you actually hear it as it was broadcast on that date.
With Great DJ personalities!, Actual vintage Ads and of course the songs as well.
as they are uncut and unedited.
you go to the Rock-it Store and click to each broadcast it will show
you the playlist of each broadcast. 100% of all purchases of the Rock-it
Launching Pad goes back to Rock-it Radio to help keeping the music
alive and pay the bills that we must pay to continue broadcasting. And
their is more rare radio broadcasts that are unedited in the
HOW TO ORDER OLD ROCK-IT RADIO SHOWS = YOUR PURCHASES HELP US STAY ONLINE!!!
We have received many
inquiries on how to order Rock-it Radio shows that are no longer in our
on archives webpage. These shows are still available on CD and mailed
to you within 24 hours of receiving payment. To help search for older
shows that you may be looking for you may want to check the Rock-it
Radio blog site. Old newsletters describing the shows and playlists are archived there and there is a menu bar on the right side that breaks down every playlist by month. This website is: http://rock-itradio.blogspot.com
Then you may either pay
by check or money order or paypal. Rock-it Radio shows are only $9.50
U.S. each and are studio quality broadcasts that were placed on Compact
Disc here at the Rock-it Radio Studio. We have a flat rate shipping
charge of $1.50 U.S. so if you order one or several -- it is still only
$1.50 U.S. shipping. And we ship worldwide, overseas orders are
mailed out first class airmail. Instructions where to send payment is
at our webpage: http://www.rockitradio.net/order.html
When you order a Rock-it
Radio show or shop at our Rock-it Radio Launching Pad you help keep
these oldies alive and help us pay the bills here at Rock-it Radio. And
at the same time -- you are not getting nothing for your donation, but
actually some of the shows and memories we hope we keep alive here at
ROCK-IT RADIO IS NOW ON FACEBOOK!
Come join the Rock-it Radio Facebook Fansite. Where you can join and register and enter the discussion board, meet other Rock-it Radio Listener's and even help us grow and enter even more postings from Rock-it Radio. If you would like to join the Rock-it Radio Facebook fansite you can by going to: http://www.facebook.com/Rockitface
There you will also find links and facebook sites of the other Rock-it Radio DJ's as well.
ROCK-IT RADIO DJ'S NOW ON FACEBOOK
This past month several Rock-it Radio DJ's have started their own Facebook webpage. Here is a few links in case you want to befriend them on Facebook.
ROCK-IT RADIO WEBPAGE DEDICATED TO COLLECTING AIRCHECKS
Rock-it Radio this past week
released a new webpage on collecting airchecks or actual radio broadcast
recordings. If you would like to check it out the website address is: http://www.rockitradio.net/aircheck.html
============================================= TOP 10 SELLERS OF THE ROCK-IT RADIO LAUNCHING PAD THIS WEEK Week ending 8/11/2013
you know the Rock-it Radio Store sells vintage Radio Broadcasts - Where
you hear the actual music, news and vintage advertisements - uncut and
unedited just like you would of heard it back then. Here are the top
sellers this week.
1. RIR #606 -- Vol. #1 thru #38 History of Rock and Roll 2. RIR #181 -- Wolfman Jack XERB Rosarito Mexico 12/8/1967 3. RIR #567 -- Paul & Linda McCartney interview over Capital Radio London 1973 4. RIR #393 -- John Lennon as Guest DJ WNEW New York 1972. 5. RIR #594 -- Kid Leo - Denny Sanders WMMS Cleveland 6/30/1978 6. RIR #486 -- Emperor Rosko - Radio Caroline (UK Pirate) 1/16/1967 7. RIR #495 -- John R (Richbourg) WLAC Nashville Tn. 1967 8. RIR #278 -- Hy Lit WIBG Philadelphia 6/15/1967 9. RIR #114 -- Alan Freed WABC New York 11/5/1959 10. RIR #176 -- Porky Chedwick WAMO Pittsburgh 6/14/1960
If you would like to view these shows in depth you can check out our Rock-it Radio Ebay Store at:
in the upper left hand corner - there is a search box where you can
type in the DJ name or Station Call letters and that information on that
show will pop up. Ordering from the Ebay store will also qualify you for the Rock-it Radio giveaway
mentioned previously in this newsletter. Sale of these broadcasts is
what keeps Rock-it Radio going and thank you again to everyone that buys
=============================================== TOP 50 NATIONS THAT ARE TUNING INTO ROCK-IT RADIO. WEEK ENDING 8/11/2013
are always amazed at the World Wide Web and the 206 Countries that tune
us in every month online. Here are the top 50 Countries so far this
month.+ or - shows up or down how many positions from the previous week.
TOP 50 NATIONS THAT ARE TUNING INTO ROCK-IT RADIO. 1. United States +0 2. Mexico +3 3. United Kingdom -1 4. Brazil +0 5. Canada -2 6. Italy +2 7. France -1 8. Germany -1 9. Philippines +0 10. Australia +0 11. Spain +1 12. Netherlands -1 13. Finland +2 14. Japan -1 15. Hungary +2 16. Russia -2 17. Sweden -2 18. Argentina +0 19. Czech Republic +1 20. Belgium -1 21. Peru +2 22. Colombia +0 23. India -2 24. Ireland +3 25. Switzerland -1 26. Saudi Arabia -2 27. Chile +12 28. Poland -2 29. Thailand +4 30. Hong Kong +1 31. Norway +10 32. Dominican Republic +8 33. New Zealand +1 34. Greece +1 35. Uruguay +1 36. Austria -9 37. Morocco -7 38. Romania -3 39. Bolivia +6 40. Serbia -11 41. Indonesia +3 42. Ukraine -3 43. Denmark +5 44. Paraguay +6 45. Guatemala +1 46. Singapore -4 47. Nicaragua +5 48. Israel +7 49. Slovakia +9 50. Portugal +3
============================================= U.S. STATES RANKINGS TUNING INTO ROCK-IT RADIO
1. California +0 2. New York +0 3. Pennsylvania +0 4. Florida +0 5. New Jersey +0 6. Texas +1 7. Washington -1 8. Massachusetts +1 9. Maryland +1 10. Illinois -2 11. North Carolina +0 12. Missouri +1 13. Indiana -1 14. Ohio +0 15. Virginia +0 16. Kansas +0 17. Tennessee +2 18. Michigan -1 19. Arizona +1 20. Colorado +2 21. Connecticut +0 22. Oregon -5 23. Kentucky +3 24. Alabama -1 25. Wisconsin -1 26. South Carolina -1 27. Utah +1 28. Iowa -1 29. Louisiana +3 30. Minnesota +0 31. Nevada +0 32. Georgia -4 33. Rhode Island +0 34. West Virginia +2 35. Oklahoma +2 36. Nebraska +2 37. Arkansas +3 38. Delaware -4 39. Idaho -6 40. District of Columbia -5 41. New Hampshire +4 42. New Mexico +1 43. Hawaii -1 44. Maine +0 45. Wyoming -4 46. Mississippi +0 47. Montana +1 48. Vermont -1 49. Alaska +1 50. South Dakota -1 51. North Dakota +0
Rockabilly bands looking for airplay
If you or know someone that would like airplay on Rock-it Radio we invite you to submit your press kits to Rock-it Radio. Our website for further information is: http://www.rockitradio.net/airplay.html
============================================ Latest openings at Rock-it Radio.
============================================ Rock-it Radio Program Webpage Reminder
if the show that you want to hear is getting close to the bottom of the
list of radio shows, you should tune in as soon as you can. These shows
to have a high audio quality require a lot of internet bandwidth and
memory. And currently we can only afford the 30 latest
shows online here at Rock-it Radio. So, when a new show is put online
it knocks the oldest one off the Rock-it Radio archives page. Usually a
show will at least last 16 to 20 days, once it is placed in the
============================================ Come Join the Rock-it Listener's Club
to join our Listeners Club?? And be notified when new shows are playing
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really easy to join... just go to our main website at: http://www.rockitradio.net and
click the button that reads... "click here to be on our mailing list"
at the top of the page. When you click there leave your e mail address
and you are in...it's free and it gives you the playlists and news on
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