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THE STRAITS OF DIRE PT.1

THIS IS AN ENCORE- I AM ON VACATION!
 
Here's a live show I did 3 years ago.

My brain melting with the 3 H’s- hazy, hot and humid.

Plus my left ear was clogged so I could hear almost nothing (unclogged the next day at a doctor’s office).

And, trooper that I am, you would never have…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 22, 2011 at 11:26pm — 9 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.8 CONCLUSION

This is it, the final chapter.

I'll finish with that First (and last!) Anniversary Concert at the Village Theater on June 11, 1967.

And that venue is interesting for two reasons- first of all, I lived in that neighborhood at that time, and the Village Theater was…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 18, 2011 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.7

Getting ready to wrap things up at the late great WOR-FM with these last two chapters, and we will drastically go from joyous celebration to the people responsible for the station's success being fired.

This time out I'll start with a set that begins with an old group you may remember called…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 16, 2011 at 5:28am — 2 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.6

Alright, with this chapter, Murray the K goes off, after playing a song you will know, that WOR-FM was the first in the country to play, and for a good while it was the only station to play it.

Rosko comes on, doing some scat singing to an instrumental I cannot identify, and he is doing his show live…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 11, 2011 at 1:22am — 11 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.5

It is such a shame that their call letters no longer even exist, but the celebration of WOR-FM continues with some more Murray The K.
Murray would do what he called "Attitude Blocks"- sets of music with a…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 9, 2011 at 12:51am — 3 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.4

Moving on with this celebration of WOR-FM bringing Rock & Roll to Commercial FM Radio 45 years ago on July 30th 1966, I should say why I chose this year to honor it.

I know the 50th Anniversary would have more impact,

But who knows where we will all be 5…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 4, 2011 at 2:09am — 2 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.3

We will continue this week with the celebration of that First Commercial FM Rock Station, WOR-FM.

I mentioned last week, a union strike over a new pay scale for FM jocks prevented the hired DJ's to go on the air.

They were anxious to go on that first day, July…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 2, 2011 at 12:32am — 5 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.2

As the 45th Anniversary of WOR-FM's July 30th 1966 going on the air approaches, I'll continue with some fun old airchecks and music only from 1967 and before.

And I know there are radio freaks like myself who LOVE those old airchecks.

In many cases they bring…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 28, 2011 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.1

No theme, group or artist featured for the next few weeks- but a Radio Station!

A now-defunct Radio Station, WOR-FM, that had really only about 14 months of glory- and sadly, it's call letters no longer even exist.

But it was the FIRST FM to play Rock &…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 26, 2011 at 1:33am — 6 Comments

A PERSONAL DAY- ODDS & ENDS VOL.2 PT.2

Oh man, it is HOT!

This always happens when I am on vacation.

I was supposed to be on a historic battlefield tomorrow, but that's called off- there would be one more fatality... from the heat...ME, LOL!

Looks like I will…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 20, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

A PERSONAL DAY- ODDS & ENDS VOL.2 PT.1

I am taking part of my vacation time this week, so this comes to you from SOMEWHERE, U.S.A.

A time for fun, and this show will reflect that and be fun- a relaxed, chilled out edition of Rockollections with a lot of music and little of me.

There are hundreds of…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 19, 2011 at 12:28am — 6 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.2 - PT.2

Funny, when I did the Volume One show of Covered By The Beatles it was Winter and cold.

Now I am dying from the heat, lol!

Listen for the air conditioner.

I'll finish the album, With The Beatles, right…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 14, 2011 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.2 - PT.1

Here's the next Volume and episode of a now-and-then series I started in February, Covered By The Beatles.

As you should be aware, the Beatles put many older Rock & Roll songs, mostly from America, on their early albums and EP's.

So the simple idea is to…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 12, 2011 at 12:28am — 5 Comments

ENCORE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA PT.4 CONCLUSION

The final episode of all songs with “America” in them.

We wrap things up with a few more songs Giving The British Their Say.

Then some info on interesting people who were born or died on the 4th Of July.

After that Hard Times…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 7, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments

ENCORE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA PT.3

These next final episodes in the Celebration Of America, will not all be so warm and fuzzy.

But make no mistake, I LOVE my country!

First off in Pt. 3, a good long set of music regarding the American Dream- which will include a duet by Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan that you may not have been aware of.

I have some…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 5, 2011 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

ENCORE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA PT.2

Moving on with Part Two of our expansive Celebration Of America, we make a side trip to Broadway for a famous musical- don’t get nervous, it was a COOL one, lol!

Then, does anyone remember the KBC Band (Kantner, Balin, Casady)?

Well, we are gonna play them.

We will have a little more trivia.

And then a good long set of music about People-Americans!

We will conclude this chapter with a song that was a huge hit in the 60’s, that…
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Added by Mike Pell on July 1, 2011 at 12:59am — 2 Comments

ENCORE: A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA PT.1

This is an Encore of a series I did back in 2006, when the 4th Of July fell on Tuesday, the day my radio show is broadcast.

Therefore, add 5 years and this is our great country’s 235th Birthday.

So let the musical Celebration Of America begin!…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 28, 2011 at 9:03pm — 7 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.6 FINAL

Before we commence Part 6, I want to correct one of my many mismouthings (WHAT?) from the last chapter.

Although I said TV Dads I meant Movie Dads for Gregory Peck.

And now, this is the Grand Finale.

I counted the number of songs left over that we did not get to play. 17 songs went unplayed!

Even after 6 of these…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 23, 2011 at 1:31am — 3 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.5

We continue with our Fathers theme, and these last 2 episodes will be the most difficult.

No better example of how music can reach into your heart, and extract all sorts of memories, and cause your eyes to water.

I present Part 5 with the subject of CONFLICTS.

They seem to be mostly between Fathers and Sons, but I may just feel that way…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 21, 2011 at 12:42am — 4 Comments

SALUTE TO FATHERS PT.4 - CORRECTED LINK

SORRY ABOUT THAT- AN UNKNOWABLE, UNEXPLAINABLE HAPPENSTANCE WITH COMPUTERS!
 

Moving to Part 4 of our Salute To Fathers, we have songs from Fathers to Daughters.

Followed by a couple of more Sons to Fathers.

Then some Miscellaneous Songs that I didn’t have a slot for, but are interesting, and I wanted to play nonetheless.

One in particular is a song you…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 16, 2011 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

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