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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Rock-it Radio Newsletter for shows #4683 to #4692
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I want to first thank everyone that sent me tips on dealing with this Sciatica. I went to the Doctor and prescribed me Prednisone also and is I think beginning to help. Anyways we 10 more shows sent your way this week on the Rock-it. And we have the playlists below.
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MATT THE CAT AND THE JUKE IN THE BACK SHOW WITH TRIBUTE TO LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD IN SHOW #4683
Little Willie Littlefield There are many great pianists in the history of boogie woogie that helped push its evolution. Out of the great Pete Johnson and Champion Jack Dupree, pianists Charles Brown and Amos Milburn brought boogie woogie into the R&B combo. But it was Little Willie Littlefield who popularized the triplet style of playing (basically playing 3 notes inside of one beat), which in turn inspired Fats Domino and eventually let to the birth of rock n' roll. Littlefield, who is a highly underrated player in the development of R&B and rock n' roll, began recording in Houston in 1948 for the tiny Eddie's Records. After being discovered by Jules Bihari and signed to Modern Records, Littlefield moved to LA and scored 3 national top ten R&B hits for the Modern Label. In 1952, he moved over to Federal Records and cut some influential sides, such as the Leiber/Stoller-penned classic "Kansas City" (as "K.C. Lovin'"), but never hit the charts again. Matt The Cat digs up some rare and wonderful sides by this pioneering boogie woogie pianist and throws a few listener requests on the ol' jukebox on this week's "Juke In The Back."
1. Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons - Mercury 1947 2. TV Is The Thing - Dinah Washington - Mercury 1953 3. Can't Believe You Wanna Leave - Little Richard & His Band - Specialty 1957 4. Little Willie's Boogie - Little Willie Littlefield - Eddie's Records 1948 5. It's Midnight (No Place To Go) - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1949 6. Farewell - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1949 7. Rockin' Chair Mama - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1950 8. Happy Pay Day - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1950 9. Hit The Road - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1950 10. I've Been Lost - Little Willie Littlefield and Little Lora Wiggins - Modern 1951 11. Monday Morning Blues - Lil Greenwood & Little Willie - Federal 1952 12. Last Laugh Blues - Little Ester and Little Willie - Federal 1952 13. GREAT 78 - Drinkin' Hadacol - Little Willie Littlefield - Modern 1949 14. K. C. Loving - Little Willie Littlefield - Federal 1952 15. Miss K.C.'s Fine - Little Willie Littlefield - Federal 1953 16. Ruby-Ruby - Little Willie Littlefield - Bullseye 1958 17. Swanee River - Little Willie Littlefield - Eddie's 1948 18. After Hours - Erskine Hawkins - Bluebird 1946
============================================== DJ SPINNING ROCK BOOGIE AND THE MOVIN' AND GROOVIN' SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO #4684 - CAROLINA ROCKABILLY!
"REGIONAL ROUND-UP PART 10 - NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA PART 1"
From his studio in the UK, Spinning Rock Boogie brings you another in his series "Regional Round-Up" where a particular State of America is featured with some of the record labels from out of that State, the towns and cities where those labels were situated, and of course the artists who performed on them. This show is a double whammy as it features the Carolinas, both North and South. So, climb aboard the Rocket, sit back, buckle up, and join Spinning Rock Boogie for some more rip roaring rock and roll from right across the board as we head off to the States of North and South Carolina.
01. Intro - Medley 02. Whatcha Gonna Do (instrumental) - Allen & The Flames (62) STARMOUNT - GREENSBORO NC 03. Jaywalk (instrumental) - The Barons (59) KEY - GREENVILLE SC 04. I Was Took - The Tuttle Sisters (61) GRANITE - Mt AIRY NC 05. Bad Boy - Steve France (59) RENOWN - DURHAM NC 06. If You Don't Know - George Hamilton IV (56) COLONIAL - CHAPEL HILL NC 07. It Looks Plum Silly To Me - Little Doc Raymond (60's) COLMAN - TOBACCOVILLE NC 08. I Love My Baby - Ted Patterson & The Tunsters (63) KLUB - GREENVILLE SC 09. I'm Confused - Joyce Gray & The Melody Masters (59) ROSE BETH - RALEIGH NC 10. 'Cause I Love You So - The Kool Toppers (58) BEVERLY - KINGSTON NC 11. So Real - The Franklin Brothers (59) COLONIAL - CHAPEL HILL NC 12. The Wayward Wind - Jerry Kerlee & The Royal Rhythms (67) ROYAL - CHARLOTTE NC 13. Drop In And See Me - Bernie Skelton (65) FRANCHEL - GREENVILLE SC 14. Boy Watcher - Pat Parker (62) SKYLAND - SKYLAND NC 15. Heartaches Of A Love Untrue - Melvin Morris (60) SNOW CAP - GREER SC 16. Aware Of Love - The Embers (68) EEE - RALEIGH NC 17. Burning Love - Jimmy Kirk & The Dreamers (62) KLUB - GREENVILLE SC 18.Till The End Of Time - Allen & The Flames (59) CAMPBELL - CHAPEL HILL NC 19. Is That Exactly What You Wanta Do - The Kool Toppers (58) BEVERLY - KINGSTON NC 20. Rompin' Stompin' - Grady Lewis (60) STAR - LANDIS NC 21. Chick Chick - Junior Dean & The Avalons (58) MIKE - SPRINGLAKE NC 22. Mighty Low - The Bluenotes (57) COLONIAL - CHAPEL HILL 23. Go Jenny - Donnie Martindale (66) QUINTET - WINSTON-SALEM NC 24. I've Got A Bead On You Baby - The 5 Williamson Brothers (67) GOLD STAR - EVERGREEN NC 25. Nite Spot Rock - Bill Pollard + Mike Hight & The Rhythmaires (66) OZARK - BAILEY NC 26. The Moon Is Crying - Alan Riddle (60) PLAID - GREENVILLE SC 27. I Want Everything My Baby's Got - Jim Thornton (57) RENOWN - DURHAM NC 28. Little bit Lonesome - Charles Ross & His Boys From Paris (62) CLAY-RO - GREENVILLE SC 29. Lovey Dovey - The Royal Rhythms (65) ROYAL - CHARLOTTE NC 30. Boppin' Guitar (instrumental) - The Rhythm Kings (60) BROOKE - ASHEBORO NC 31. Outro - Medley
Great Rare Stuff the Spinning Rock came up with this week on Rock-it Radio. If you have a request or comment for DJ Spinning Rock Boogie you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
============================================== JACKIE BOND AND LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL ROCKABILLY HOUR ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4685
Also, from the UK our DJ Jackie Bond here at Rock-it Radio with another set of Rockin' Rockabilly tunes from the 50s to today. Here is this week's playlist.
1. Wrapped Up In Rockabilly - Johnny Meeks 2. Susie Q - Dale Hawkins 3. Please Don't Touch - Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 4. Hey Jim - Jack Earls 5. One Hand Loose - Charlie Feathers 6. Shirley Lee - Ricky Nelson 7. Too Much Fun - Buddy Knox 8. 20 Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran 9. Rockin' On A UFO - Billy Lee Riley 10. Oo-Ba La Baby - Jean Chapel 11. Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry 12. Love Me - Buddy Holly 13. Crazy Crazy Lovin' - Bird Doggin' Daddys 14. Rockabilly Crazy - Craig Michaels 15. Two Timin' Woman - Jack Scott 16. Hey Mae - Rusty and Doug 17. Rockabilly Boogie - Robert Gordon 18. Nobody's Guy - The Recalls 19. Tennessee Zip - Kenny Parchman 20. Rockin' Rollin' Stone - Andy Starr 21. Vacations Over - Mike Sanchez 22. Honey Hush - Sleepy LaBeef 23. Boogie Woogie Country Man - Sleepy LaBeef 24. Good Night My Love - Jesse Belvin
Want to send a hello out to Jackie Bond? Maybe a rockabilly sound request or even a dedication? You can e mail him at: JackieBond@rockitradio.net
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============================================== TONY WARNER AND THE TIMELESS TRACKS SHOW IN ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4686
Tony Warner & Timeless Tracks blends a mix of R&B, Doo-Wop, Rockabilly and Teen Pop from the late 50's and early 60s as you would've heard it on the radio back then. From the Hits to the Forgotten to the Unknown, Tony plays it all in every show.
Here's the playlist for this edition of Timeless Tracks with Tony Warner:
1. Black Slacks - Joe Bennett/Sparkletones 2. My Babe - Little Walter 3. Cards of Love - Tico 4. Please Say You Want Me - Little Anthony/Imps 5. The Jolly Green Giant - Kingsmen 6. Have Mercy - Dominoes 7. Say Man - Bo Diddley 8. Walk Slow - Little Willie John 9. Little Darlin' - Diamonds 10. Lonely World - Dion 11. Little Queenie - Chuck Berry 12. Shy Girl - Fantastic DeeJays 13. Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin 14. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor 15. Rip Van Winkle - Devotions 16. I Don't Want Everything - Jimmy McHugh 17. Wait A Minute - Tim Tam & The Turnons 18. Don't Be Cruel - Bill Black Combo 19. La Do Dada - Dale Hawkins 20. Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Skeeter Davis 21. There She Goes - Righteous Bros. 22. Hey Boy - Illusions 23. The Clock - Contenders 24. Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry - Darlene Love 25. Itchy Koo - Hank Blackman 26. Heebie Jeebie Love - Little Richard 27. I've Been Hurt - Tams 28. I Remember Dear - Tuneweavers
============================================== BILL GREEN AND THE ROCK AND ROLL RETRO SHOW - YOU'VE BEEN CHEATIN' IN SHOW #4687
Most songs from the Sixties are about love but did you ever notice how many address the subject of unfaithfulness? Rock-it DJ Bill Green from the Retro Show explores the topic of infidelity from every perspective: the cheater, the victim, the observer and the accused. "You've Been Cheatin'" and it's on record. Be sure to check out this great Rock-it Radio special.
1) You've Been Cheatin' - The Impressions (1965) 2) Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) - The Four Tops (1966) sound bite 3) Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson (1961) 4) I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Tom Jones (1967) 5) Suspicion - Elvis Presley (1962) 6) Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969) 7) What Kind Of Fool - The Tams (1964) sound bite 8) Runaround - The Regents (1961) 9) Maybe I Know - Lesley Gore (1964) 10) The Cheater - Bob Kuban and the In-Men (1966) 11) Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf (1960) 12) Tell Me Mama - Little Walter (1953) 13) Silence Is Golden - The Tremelos (1967) 14) Woman, Woman - The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett (1967) 15) Your Husband - My Wife - Brooklyn Bridge (1969) 16) Smokey Places - The Corsairs (1962) 17) Hung On You - The Righteous Brothers (1965) 18) Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes (1964) 19) Devil Woman - Marty Robbins (1962) 20) Sharing You - Bobby Vee (1962) 21) Rumors - Johnny Crawford (1962) 22) Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - Little Eva (1962) 23) Don't Mess With My Man - Irma Thomas (1960)
It's a fun compilation with Bill this week on Rock-it Radio - Make sure to tune in. Drop a line to Bill Green is easier then falling off of a slippery stump in November! E mail him at: BillGreen@rockitradio.net
============================================== DAVE THE RAVE AND THE RELICS AND RARITIES SHOW IN 2 PARTS ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4688
It's twice the enjoyment when we feature a double shot of the Relics and Rarities show. And that is what we did this week. Come listen as Dave brings back those memories of the 60s. Here is the playlist.
1. Bullfrog - Johnny Moore & New Blazers 2. Hide and Seek - Sheep 3. Let Her Knock Herself Out - Barbara Lynn 4. Hey Little Girl - Del Capris 5. Love Power - Sandpebbles 6. Found Love - Fly-Bi-Nites 7. You'll Never Know - Original Sinners 8. Things I Should Have Said - Grass Roots 9. Run Run Run - Supremes 10.Tomorrow Never Came - Jean Brooks 11.Out of My Mind - Sinners 12.I'll Never Get Over You - Johnny Kidd & Pirates 13.I Won't Let You Down - Unit Four Plus Two 14.Turn Down Day - Cyrkle 15.Nothing But You - Chessmen 16.Flip Out - Billy Brown 17.That's The Way I Love - Johnny Carroll 18.Love Came My Way - Frankie & Orphans 19.Stop Girl - 7 Dwarfs 20.Name in Lights - Freddie Williams 21.One More Time - James Hunter
1. Continental Mash - Telstars 2. Gonna Be A Big Thing - Yum Yums 3. Try My Love - Embers 4. At The Club - Drifters 5. Stop Girl - 7 Dwarfs 6. Five Years Ahead of My Time - Third Bardo 7. Without These Eyes - Fabulous Peps 8. I'll Always Love You - Spinners 9. I Go You Go - Ellie Gee & Jets 10.John Clemente Interview - Author of Girl Groups Book 11.Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las 12.She Won't Kiss Me Goodnight - Alan Vallone 13.Let Me Be - Cascades 14.Tell Me Now - Accents 15.Missin' My Baby - Clydie King 16.That's When The Tear Starts - Blossoms 17.Backfield In Motion - Mel & Tim 18.Teenage Girl In A Changing World - Jackie Layne
Thanks Dave for the double header this week on Rock-it Radio. If you would like to write to Dave and contact him with comments and hellos you can reach him at: Davetherave@rockitradio.net
============================================== AL COOL DADDY SMITH WITH Pt. 1 OF A TRIBUTE TO DARLENE LOVE ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4689.
This show is part one of a two part tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of famer Ms. Darlene Love. Arguably the most talented of all the classic girl group vocalists, she was Phil Spector's go to girl during his most prolific years. She sang lead on several girl-group classic recordings that she was not credited for as well as many excellent singles for which she did receive credit both as an individual and as a member of a number of girl groups including The Blossoms and Bob B. Sox and The Blue Jeans. As well she and her group The Blossoms have sung back up on literally hundreds of famous pop songs that came out of Los Angeles studios in the 1960's. She has appeared on television and in the movies. Most recently she was featured in the movie "20 feet from Stardom" a documentary on back up singers. Interestingly Darlene has experienced both the feeling of being 20 feet from Stardom and being a Star.
These two shows will demonstrate both those facts. This is Part I and Part II to run in the next week or two. (Mail pending)
The play list is as follows:
1. He's Sure The Boy I Love-The Crystals (actually Darlene Love and The Blossoms) 1962 2. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah-Bob- B. Sox and The Blue Jeans (Bobby Sheen and Darlene Love with The Blossoms) 1962 3. Good, Good Lovin'- The Blossoms(with Darlene Love) 1965 4. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts- Bob B. Sox and The Blue Jeans 5. That's When Tears Start-The Blossoms 1965 6. He's A Rebel-The Crystals (actually Darlene Love and The Blossoms) 1962 7. (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry)-Darlene Love 1963 8. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling-The Righteous Brothers ( The Blossoms as back up) 1965 9. Rockin' Robin-Bobby Day (with The Blossoms as back up singers) 10. Deep Into My Heart-The Blossoms 1967 11. Chain Gang-Sam Cooke (with The Blossoms in their somewhere according to Darlene Love) 1960 12. Wait Till My Bobby gets Home-Darlene Love 1963 13. A Fine, Fine Boy-Darlene Love 1963 14.
Da Doo Ron Ron-The Crystals(with The Blossoms as back up after
Darlene's lead was removed and substituted for the voice of La La
Brooks) 1963 15. Long Way To be Happy-Darlene Love 1965 16. Chapel of Love-Darlene Love 1963 17. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love 1963 18. (Dance With) The Guitar Man-Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes (actually The Blossoms) 1961 19. Son-In-Law-The Blossoms 1961 20. Johnny Angel-Shelly Fabares (with The Blossoms) 1962
A great line up Al and can't wait until next week! for Pt. 2 If you have some requests or comments you can write to al at: Cooldaddy@rockitradio.net
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============================================== PETE CHASTON'S DOO WOP SHOW ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4690.
Being just covered and surrounded by Doo Wop Vinyl! Pete Chaston is back this week with another Pure 180 Proof Doo Wop Show. From the Silly Song Segment to the Scratchy 45's it's all here. Playlist is below.
1. Doo-Wop All Night Long-The Blue Emotions (opening theme song) (1982) 2. Oh But She Did-The El Capris (1956) 3. I Love You, Darling-The Valentines (1955) 4. Lucky Me, I'm in Love-The El Domingos (1963) 5. Shirley-The Rainbows (1955 or '56) 6. Juke Box Saturday Night-Nino & The Ebbtides (1961) 7. by request: No More-The Uptones (1962) 8. Come Back Into My Heart-The Volumes (1962) 9. Ooh Ooh Song-Pat Benatar (1984) 10. An Old-Fashioned Girl-The Diablos (1954)
SILLY SONG SEGMENT:
11. Papa Oom Mow Mow-King Uszniewicz & The Uszniewicztones (xxxx) 12. Bird Dance Beat-The Trashmen (xxxx)
SCRATCHY 45 RPMs SEGMENT:
13. Why You Do Me Like You Do-The Cleftones (1957) 14. Lookin' for a Love-The Valentinos (1962) 15. I Need You So-The Veltones (1962) 16. Teenager's Life-The Visions (1959)
BACK TO THE CDs &/or More 45 RPMs:
17. by request: Be Sure My Love-The Dubs (1958) 18. Doom-Lang-The Tokens (1958) 19. A Simple Prayer-The Ravens (1957) 20. Please Don't Wake Me-The Cinderellas (1964)
SLOW SONG SEGMENT:
21. Little Did I Know-The Ducanes (1961) 22. Estelle-The Belltones (1953) 23. Close to Me-The Charades (1964) 24. You Cheated-The Shields (1958) 25. My Baby Dearest Darling-the Monograms (1959) 26. Walking the Streets Alone-The Love Letters (1957)
27. (closing theme song) Adios-The Five Discs (1961)
Thanks Pete for another Doo Wop Set and if you have a future Doo Wop Request or a member of a amateur Doo Wop band and would like some airplay. Contact Pete at: email@example.com
============================================== JACK VAN OERS AND THE ROCKIN' WINDMILL SHOW FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON ROCK-IT #4691
From the Netherlands we bring you another dynamic Rockin' Windmill Show. Jack van Oers plays a selection of great songs including the Indorock song, the double spin and a classic instrumental. Besides music from the USA and New Zealand we also have 11 European songs from Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Norway and Spain. This show inludes 2 songs in the Dutch language. Please enjoy the music in this show.
1. Laat me los - Peter & zijn Rockets - 1960 2. Crazy woman - Gene Simmons - 1957 3. Foolin' around - Diana & the Rockatones - 2001 4. Pony tail girl - Glenn Garrison - 1959 5. Should I - Electric Johnny & his Skyrockets - 1961 6. Please mama please - Go Cat Go - 1990 7. Polecat hollow - Jimmy Click - 196x 8. I need you baby - George Weston - 1958 9. Rockabilly dream - Bullet Proof - 2012 10. At the jamboree - Troy Ferguson's Country Gentlemen - 1959 11. Get along - Orville Nash & the Swedish Ramblers - 1997 12. The green door - Jim Lowe - 1956 13. Green door - Shakin' Stevens - 1981 14. Angela Jones - John D. Loudermilk - 1962 15. Teenage heart - Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm Rockers - 1987 16. Motorcycle - Tico & the Triumphs - 1961 17. China Doll - Mel Rogers & the Night Hawkes Show Band - 19xx 18. Chicken in the basket - The Tri-Tones - 1957 19. I've got girls - Jimmy Bradshaw - 19xx 20. Ik ben een nul - John Spencer - 1993 21. Sittin' in the drive-in - Morgan Twins - 1959 22. Gone gone gone - The Tigermen - 1992 23. So real - Franklin Brothers - 1959 24. I'm gonna love you too - The Hullaballoos - 1965 25. Bloodshot eyes - Jimmy Justice - 1960 26. Auld lang syne - Willy & his Giants - 1963
Thanks again Jack for another great Rockabilly Show from around the Globe. If you would like to write to Jack you can reach him at: Rockinwindmill@rockitradio.net
============================================== COOL BOBBY B AND THE DOO WOP STOP ON ROCK-IT RADIO SHOW #4692
Cool Bobby B & The Doo Wop Stop show - The #1 Doo Wop show Worldwide is archived right here on Rock-it Radio. Great Doo Wop with the excellent delivery of Cool Bobby B. Here is this week's Playlist.
1. Rock with the Clock -- Shirley and Lee 2. Up on the Mountain -- The Magnificents 3. There goes the boy -- The Ly Dells 4. Looking for an echo -- Kenny Vance & The Planotones 5. Stay -- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs 6. Blue bird of Happiness -- Lee Andrews & the Hearts 7. Everybody Knows -- Fabulous Four 8. Cross my heart -- The Concords 9. Charlena -- The Sevilles 10. I want to meet him -- The Royalettes 11. All night long -- The DuMauriers 12. I'm slold on you -- The Intruders 13. Why oh Why -- The Fantasys 14. Triangle -- Janie Grant 15. Wizard of Love --- The Ly Dells 16. Love you Madly -- The Sherwoods 17. Heartaches -- The Marcels 18. Because of you -- Earlene & Girlfriends 19. I love you a thousand times -- The Platters 20. For Sentimental reasons -- Kenny Vance & Planotones 21. Comin Home -- The Nutmegs 22. Let's start all over again -- The Paragons 23. Tell me why -- Norman Fox & The Robroys 24. Lovers and Losers -- The Guytones 25. Love Call -- The Ebonaires 26. At Last -- The Classic Sounds 27. Peanut Butter -- The Marathons
28. Unchained Melody -- Vito & The Salutations 29. Dream Girl -- Norman Fox & Robroys 30. Shelly -- The Velons 31. Cry baby Cry -- The Angels 32. Don't Stop -- The Encounters 33. Look at the Moon -- The Visuals 34. I'm alive in the world -- The 5 Trojans 35. Cross my heart -- The Concords 36. Follow the Rock -- The Bay Bops 37. Shadows -- 5 Satins 38. I'll be seeing you -- 5 Satins 39. What will I do without you -- Classic IV 40. So in Love -- The Tymes 41. Whisper -- The Avons 42. Lonely Rain -- The Mascots 43. Fatty Boom Bi Laddy -- The Tokays 44. Silhouettes -- Frankie Lymon 45. My Girl Friend -- The Cadillacs 46. I apologise -- The Classics 47. Tee Vee -- The Fascinators 48. That's my Desire -- The Belmonts 49. Twistin' Pneumonia -- The Genies 50. Goodnight Baby -- The Imaginations
If you have a Doo Wop Request or comment on Cool Bobby B's show or just to say hello you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ROCK-IT RADIO GIVEAWAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF SEPTEMBER! DJ Dick Biondi is in the broadcasting Hall of Fame and it is for good reason. Great Delivery with a special sense of humor. He spent the majority of his career in Chicago both at WLS and WCFL in the 60s. Eventhough he did have a brief stay at KRLA in Los Angeles. But we are giving away a show of his from 9 March, 1962 for the rest of the month of September - almost an hour of great music, jingles and news from WLS in Chicago with this awesome DJ. It's RIR #165 in our catalog.
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These shows of the 50s thru the 70s is a great way to remember or learn how radio was back then. And enjoy the great music as well. They are called airchecks and we have a page about collecting them at: http://www.rockitradio.net/aircheck.html
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ROCKABILLY LEGEND MAC CURTIS DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
(From the Weatherford, Texas Democrat Newspaper)
A Weatherford rockabilly legend died this week due to an injury sustained in a wreck last month.
Wesley Erwin Curtis, 74, known as Mac Curtis and particularly popular in Europe for his blend of "hillbilly" and rhythm and blues music, was pronounced dead Monday September 16th with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner ruling Curtis' death an accident. Weatherford police said Curtis was a driving a Ford Escape the morning of Aug. 12 when he entered the 1200 block of Santa Fe Drive from Hilltop Drive, failing to yield right of way at a stop sign, and was struck by another vehicle. A memorial and celebration of Curtis' music is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Spring Creek tabernacle off FM Road 51 south of Weatherford, Texas Carol Page, who has known Curtis since high school and was a close friend and companion at the time of his death, said Curtis sustained broken ribs and a shoulder injury from the wreck but doctors didn't discover his head injury despite a CAT scan at the time. Curtis was staying at Holland Lake Nursing Home for rehabilitation when he was discovered unresponsive last week and taken to the hospital, Page said. Doctors discovered a large subdural hematoma but couldn't treat it and Curtis died Monday evening at the nursing home, she said. Curtis' music was his expression of love and life, according to Page, who said he was shy, quiet man off-stage who accepted life as it was handed to him. However, when he took the stage, becoming the person fans know as Mac Curtis, he was very dynamic and sure of himself. Curtis left behind two daughters and a son, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Curtis, a Fort Worth native who taught himself guitar while living on a farm in Olney, Texas with his grandparents, moved to Weatherford in 1954 and formed a band called "The Country Cats" with brothers Jim and Ken Galbreaith during his sophomore year in high school. Curtis told the Democrat that they were compared to Elvis before they knew the rising star existed. After being told that their song was being played on a jukebox at Dairy Queen, "we piled in the car and got up there and he started it up," Curtis said in 2010. "I saw a yellow label spinning around with someone sounding like me. It was Elvis. It was the first time we ever heard of Elvis." During one of the group's Elvis-like performances at Weatherford High School, school officials shut down the show, removing the boys from the stage for "lewd and suggestive gyrations." When one of his classmates apologized at their 50th high school for walking out on that performance, Curtis said he told her that they did the group a favor because people began showing up for their performances. The group signed with King Records of Cinncinnati, known for their rhythm and blues and country and western music, in 1955 and released their first single "If I Had Me a Woman," followed afterward by other singles. After returning to Weatherford and graduating in 1957, Curtis joined the U.S. Army, working as a DJ and director of country music for the armed forces radio network in South Korea and performing his music at night. But when he returned home in 1960, rockabilly had gone out of style. Curtis began working at radio stations across the U.S. and playing traditional country music on the side, releasing a couple of albums. In the 1970s, as rockabilly took hold in Europe, Curtis was contacted by Ron Weiser while working as a DJ in Los Angeles and began recording with fellow Texan Ray Campi for Rollin Rock Records, which released the new rockabilly records overseas. More popular in Europe than in his home country, Curtis began touring in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, even playing in Europe as recently as last year. "The first time I went to tour with him in Europe, I was stunned," Page said. Curtis had police escorts, and fans screamed for his autograph, she said. He was also one of the first inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in the '90s. Curtis was loved and respected in his profession, always humble about his fame and appreciated his fans, she said. Though he is primarily known for his upbeat rockabilly music, Curtis also wrote country and gospel music. Page said she loves his ballads, which display his beautiful voice, even more than his rockabilly hits. In 2008, Curtis moved back to Weatherford from the Metroplex, settling near Spring Creek Tabernacle where he first began playing. Within the last couple of years, Curtis toured England and played at a rockabilly festival in Las Vegas with other music legends. In Weatherford in recent years, Curtis also played at the Texas Opry and during a benefit for the American Legion Post 163's building fund and veteran transportation fund.
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