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Rockollections Goes To The Movies returns to the great Movies and Music of the 60's- I can't get out because I keep thinking of more terrific flicks and accompanying songs!
In fact, we'll begin with one that is maybe as known for its Soundtrack as for the Movie itself!
Then it is on to a female singer who had great success singing Movie Songs- I'll only play two but I could have played more.
And remember, Free-Form Radio means just that- anything goes!
Another female after that, from a much-recycled plot used by Movies over the years.
I have a friend who is a fellow Radio Host named Frank Todd, who does a great Rock Music show Frank Todd's Trivia that can be found here,
Frank is on somewhere on the internet every single day of the week, he is painfully prevalent, lol!
Whenever we get together we talk about forgotten songs and ideas for shows (I have a limitless amount!).
Frank's is one of maybe 2 other Radio Shows I listen to because he is not cookie-cutter, and like myself, he tries to break out of that sameness and predictability that is the norm in Radio today.
He called me last week and asked if I would be playing a few songs in this series, and one hit me that I should have thought of.
The song may be slightly more familiar than the Movie, which oddly happened to be on TCM last week!
If you like it...and here I get poetic...Thank Frank, lol!
I'll close this chapter out with an ending song whose title is usually reserved for something very very different.
For personal reasons, I am going to take a short break from this series, an Intermission to use a Movie term.
But Rockollections Goes To The Movies will definitely return in a week, maybe two.
Enjoy this one, it's got some varied and very good sounds in it!
Here's the link to the old "a theater near you", at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 18, 2011 at 9:45am

I've never seen Godfather.


Deer Hunter's first 30-40 minutes are dreadful...the rest is outstanding.


Cuckoo was better than average.


My opinion of course...

Comment by Niels (Mod) on March 18, 2011 at 9:37am
You mean it's better than Godfather, Deer Hunter, One flew over the cuckoo's nest a.s.o.?
Comment by Scott on March 18, 2011 at 9:28am
Stir Crazy!  One of the best films ever!
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 18, 2011 at 8:00am
Hey, that Wilder/Pryor movie where one's deaf and the other is blind has Joan Severance in it, and she was all kind of hot!  She even did some nudity there.  There was one other where they went to prison together, but I can't think of the name of it.
Comment by Mike Pell on March 18, 2011 at 12:28am
It is accepted by me that I can't please everyone, so I have to please myself.
Hey, that's the brilliant line in Rick Nelson's Garden Party, lol!
But it's so true- there are going to be those times I'll leave you maybe disappointed...but someone else will love what I did.
So the barometer I use is myself, if I liked it.
And don't forget, I sit down and don't have much of an idea what I am going to play, it just comes together- and if I do the same show the next day it comes out entirely different!
That's the beauty and the curse of free-form, free association radio.
Oh yeah man, just the way John Kay of Steppenwolf sings "heavy metal thunder" makes you feel all of waht is good about Rock & Roll, lol!
We both also love the part where lead singer says "rrrrrooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooll another one". 
It is hilarious, and I wrote about that to Scott.
Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor did do great stuff together- I seem to recall two great flicks where they are on a train and another where one is blind and the other deaf.
After a brief time off so people won't get sick of my look at movies, I'll continue on into the 70's.
And I wouldn't bet against Rocky or the Eye Of The Tiger, lol!
Thanks as always my man, you always speak your mind and make me think,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 18, 2011 at 12:11am
I'd say he had a few self indulged distractions along the way...
Ya think, LOL!
I'd say so too!
You know, I WANTED to say something about Don't Bogart Me and the way the singer stretches rrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRROOLLL for so long, it was hilarious.
But sometimes I instinctively know to shut up or I won't be able to fit the music in, I can't explain how or why- and that show half was timed on the button.
It's not rocking, but I like Dionne Warwick at times, she a was perfect outlet for those Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.
I can't imagine anyone else doing them better.
Yeah, you really should go back and watch those movies- it's like I say about didn't begin the day you started listening, lol!
Music and movies have a long and glorious history.
This made me laugh, "quite to the left of my musical tastes".
I hope you mean out of LEFT field!
Because although I keep it out of my show, I have always been the ONLY one at that station who is NOT left leaning.
Like in hockey, I play Right Wing, lol!
Thanks for the listen and the honest insightful thoughts my friend,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 17, 2011 at 11:55pm
The music is excellent in Easy Rider, and for me the ending floored me.
Couldn't believe it would end that way.
No, The Cult's version has escaped me- can't hear 'em all, but I try, lol!
I didn't look, but I'll bet at least one if not both of those Dionne Warwick songs were written by Burt Bacharach/Hal David.
They were mutually successful together and did some freat music!
I love the scene in Young Frankenstein where Wilder locks himself in with the monster and tell them not to let him out no matter what.
I laugh so hard tears run down my face.
Don't be surprised if you hear things from the Mel Brooks movies coming up.
Thanks for the listen and the writing my friend,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 17, 2011 at 10:50am

I've been enjoying this theme, but musically, this show didn't work as well for me. 


I did like the Easy Rider commercial and Born To Be Wild.  Always liked the "heavy metal thunder" line in that song. 


I heard that Don't Bogart Me song on one of Michael Andrade's shows.  It is quite funny.  I love the part where he says "rrrrrooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooll another one".  That's hilarious.  But I am glad that you took the time to explain what "bogart" meant.  I'm no stoner, so I had no idea what it meant.


I didn't really care for Dionne Warwick or really any of the other music here.  But I do like Gene Wilder.  My favorites from him are the movies he made with Richard Pryor.  Those two were hilarious together.


However, I'm still looking forward to the 70's.  I wonder if we'll hear Eye Of The Tiger?

Comment by Scott on March 17, 2011 at 9:46am

The Story of man who went looking for America and couldnt find it!  Classic!  I'd say he had a few self indulged distractions along the way...  But your right, great music from that show, love Born to be Wild - Great opener!


I'd make some comment about the bogart tune, but I'm crying from laughing!   Lets just rrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRROOLLL in the next one...


Not a Dionne fan...


I didnt connect with anything past the Easy Rider segment, not that I didnt enjoy the show, it was just songs that were unfamiliar and quite to the left of my musical tastes.  But I do owe it to myself to go back and watch some these shows, and thats thanks to you!!!


Great Stuff as usual Mike

Comment by Niels (Mod) on March 17, 2011 at 5:30am

Hi Mike,

Never was a big fan of the movie "Easy Rider", but the music's good.

Have you heard The Cult's version of "Born to be wild" from 1987? It's okay, but nothing really beats the original version.

Dione Warwick (or however you spell that?) was kind of a voice for Burt Bacharach's music, and when I'm in the right mood, I love Bacharach's music. I've got a box-set where among others "Alfie" appears on, and I would'nt be surprised if some of the other song on today's show, also were written by Bacharach?!

Gene Wilder can be "hysterical" funny! I especially love "Young Frankenstein" but also "Start the revolution without me" and "Blazzing saddles" are very funny.

You COULD have used the violin-melodi from "Young Frankenstein" because it's a very beautifull tune, and it makes the monster soft like an angel.  

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