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"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a rockumentary podcast series that tells the greatest rock and roll stories on record. This includes the untold tales of some great hits that time forgot, but maybe you'll still remember. These programs are hosted by Radio Dave, a veteran disc jockey and published authority on rock and pop music history. He draws his "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" stories from his "groove yard," an archive that has more music than most record libraries.

"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a rockumentary podcast series that tells the greatest rock and roll stories on record. This includes the untold tales of some great hits that time forgot, but maybe you'll still remember. These programs are hosted by Radio Dave, a veteran disc jockey and published authority on rock and pop music history. He draws his "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" stories from his "groove yard," an archive that has more music than most record libraries.

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"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a rockumentary podcast series that tells the greatest rock and roll stories on record. This includes the untold tales of some great hits that time forgot, but maybe you'll still remember. These programs are hosted by Radio Dave, a veteran disc jockey and published authority on rock and pop music history. He draws his "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" stories from his "groove yard," an archive that has more music than most record libraries.

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English


Episodes

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_119

9/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_119 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE KINGSTON TRIO" Once upon a time – back in the 1950s and 1960s – folk music was all over your radio dial. Not much anymore on AM, FM, or satellite broadcasts. But your friends at “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” are bringing it back for you. This episode salutes a group that helped launch the “folk music” craze and set records for selling records that lasted for more than half a century – as one of the most influential...

Duration:01:31:50

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_118

9/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_118 – THE HISTORY OF THE BAND & ROBBIE ROBERTSON This episode spotlights a band that started in the 1950s as the supporting musicians for Canada’s biggest rockabilly star. Later, they moved to the United States and fine- tuned their sound under a variety of different names. That led Bob Dylan to hire them to back him on concert tours and studio recordings. Then the band finally established themselves as one of the leading rock and roll groups of the late 1960s...

Duration:01:31:43

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_117

8/15/2020
R&SRNR_#117 – LOST HITS (& LOST HEADLINES) FROM EACH OF THE FIRST 20 YEARS OF THE “ROCK & ROLL ERA” This episode spotlights 60 lost hits from the first 20 years of the “Rock & Roll Era” – 1955 through 1974. We’ve picked three songs from each of those years, and they’re tunes you rarely hear on the radio, or from a satellite, or on anyone’s live stream anymore. And to add a little more perspective to such platters, our resident “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will...

Duration:01:37:31

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_116

8/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_116 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF PETER & GORDON + PETER ASHER PRODUCTION HIGHLIGHTS" There’s only person that we can think of in the annals of rock and roll history who worked with the Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Cher, Neil Diamond, and Diana Ross. He also was one-half of one of the most successful British invasion duos that rocked the U.S. during the 1960s – Peter & Gordon. You know who we're talking about – Peter Asher. We’ll sample all...

Duration:01:16:46

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_115

7/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _115 – "THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – 60 HIT PRODUCING PROGENCY OF FAMED ROCK, RHYTHM & BLUES, COUNTRY, AND POP PERFORMERS" This episode spotlights 60 hit-producing progeny of famed rock, rhythm & blues, country, and pop performers who also had charted records, owned record companies, and/or made their musical marks on Broadway stages or Hollywood screens. We’re calling this collection “The Kids Are Alright.” These include the offspring of Elvis Presley, John Lennon,...

Duration:01:19:25

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_114

7/4/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_114 – "25 U.K. GROUPS THAT ROCKED THE BLUES" Blues is one of the cornerstones upon which rock and roll was built. You’ll hear artists like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals, Yardbirds, Cream, Kinks, Jethro Tull, and Fleetwood Mac. You know their names. You might not know the blues roots of some of their music. We’ll also present snippets of selected U.S. blues originals by stateside singers whom these U.K. artists emulated, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf,...

Duration:01:04:22

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_113

6/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #113 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF DIONNE WARWICK - PART 2" This episode chronicles all of the rest of Dionne Warwick's hit singles, along with the numerous original versions by the many other artists who inspired her. We’ll highlight Dionne Warwick’s special connections and collaborations with the Spinners, Barry Manilow, the Bee Gees, Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Isaac...

Duration:01:27:33

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_112

6/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #112 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF DIONNE WARWICK - PART 1" This is part one of our two-part salute to a singer, actress, and television personality, who is one of the most successful female vocalists of all time. She charted hit singles spanning seven decades beginning in the 1960s. Her recordings have sold more than100 million copies world-wide. She’s Dionne Warwick. We’ll chronicle all of her hit singles, along with the numerous original versions by...

Duration:01:42:59

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_111

5/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL – “THE TOP 40 LOST HITS OF 1965" – This episode spotlights 40 top 40 lost hits from the year 1965 – the tunes you never seem to hear on the radio, or the satellite or on anyone’s live stream anymore. Talk about variety, we’ve got some dreamers and a Duke, a religious King and a Johann Sebastian Bach concerto that all rocked. Somewhere in our list of hits there’s even a Cannon and a shotgun, so watch out for those. And talk about family-friendly programming,...

Duration:01:05:19

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll _110

5/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_110 – SUNSHINE POP HITS OF THE LATE 1960s – Remember a time when life was groovy, love-ins were the in-thing, and happenings happened? An era when flower power energized us? When far out and out of sight were what we wanted to be? If you were around in the late 1960s, then you know what we're rapping about. And if you were born later, and you’re listening to this podcast series, then it’s likely you also love the music we dug during those years. No matter...

Duration:01:11:39

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_109

4/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_109 – "THE GREATEST ROCK & ROLL DOCTORS OF ALL TIME" Are the endless encores of the same songs, constant commercials, and perpetual pre-pubescent patter on the radio giving you a headache? Is your home audio system constipated? Does your car stereo have indigestion? Is your podcast player all pooped out? Sounds like you need an immediate appointment with the “Rare & Scratchy Rock & Roll” Doctors. They’ve got the prescription to cure your musical ills! For this...

Duration:01:03:59

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_108

4/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_108 – "40 GREATEST BIRD-NAMED GROUPS" More rock, rhythm & blues, and country groups have been named after birds than any other member of the animal kingdom on this planet. Thirty-seven of our feathered musical friends have found nesting places on the hit singles charts. Our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Ornithology Department has also identified three more bird groups whose records perched on the playlists of major radio stations even though their tweets...

Duration:00:59:52

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_107

3/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_107 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF NEIL DIAMOND, PART 2 This is part two of our two-part salute to a singer/songwriter who’s been making hit records for more than a half-century. His recordings have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. And the songs he composed for other performers have added many millions to that total. He’s Neil Diamond. Continuing our retrospective from the year 1970 forward, we’ll chronicle all the rest of his hit singles,...

Duration:01:47:21

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_106

3/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_106 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF NEIL DIAMOND, PART 1 This is part one of our two-part salute to a singer/songwriter who’s been making hit records for more than a half-century. His recordings have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. And the songs he composed for other performers have added many millions to that total. He’s Neil Diamond. We’ll chronicle all of his hit singles, along with the original versions by other artists who inspired him....

Duration:01:19:31

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_105

2/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL – "THE LOST TOP 40 HITS OF 1961" – This episode spotlights 40 lost hits from the year 1961. These include top 40 tunes radio stations no longer play – by major artists such as Tony Orlando, Fats Domino, Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, and Chubby Checker, as well as famed actress/singer Ann-Margret, among many others. We’ll also reveal the special connection between one of Elvis Presley’s #1 hits from 1961 and a 78 RPM platter recorded in 1905 by one of that era’s...

Duration:00:57:19

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_104

2/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_104 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS, PART 2" – This is part two of our two-part salute to two siblings who comprised the most successful duo in the history of rock and roll – the Everly Brothers. We’ll chronicle the rest of their hit singles – singing together and also apart as solo artists – along with the original versions by other performers who inspired them. Plus, later hit recordings of Everly Brothers songs by other...

Duration:01:33:00

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_103

1/15/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_103 – "THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS, PART 1" – This is part one of our two-part salute to two siblings who comprised the most successful duo in the history of rock and roll. They mixed their Appalachian mountain music heritage with some rockabilly, a little country and western, a dash of rhythm and blues, and a sprinkle of easy listening pop to chart more hit singles than any other twosome ever. They’re the Everly Brothers – Phil and...

Duration:01:30:53

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_102

1/1/2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_102 – "40 GOOD SONGS FROM 30 BAD MOVIES" Have you ever seen a really bad major motion picture where the original soundtrack music was the only good part of the film? We have. Our resident “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Rockogolist, Ken Deutsch, picked 30 such flicks, and I plucked 40 songs that debuted in those pictures for this presentation. Most of these movies were musicals that hit the wrong notes. But our celluloid collection also includes atrocious...

Duration:01:16:59

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_101

12/15/2019
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _101 – 45 LOST 1960s XMAS 45s This is our fourth annual Xmas podcast. On earlier editions, show #25 told “The Little-Known Stories Of The Biggest Christmas Hits." #51 showcased "The Top 40 Lost Hits Of Christmas." And #75 presented "The Beatles & Elvis Presley For Christmas." Now, on this episode #101, it’s the yuletide tunes of a specific decade. We’ll remember “45 forgotten 1960s Xmas 45s.” Most were played on one or more radio stations somewhere, but with...

Duration:00:56:04

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_100

12/1/2019
R&SRNR_100 – “What’s Playin’ On The Jukebox At Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll World Headquarters” This is show #100 in our podcast series. And to commemorate our reaching the century mark, we’ve prepared a celebration that we hope you’ll share. It’s 40 of the records that are playin’ on the Jukebox at “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll World Headquarters.” These are some of the songs that I, my podcast partner and our resident Rockologist Ken Deutsch, our support staff, spouses, enablers, and...

Duration:01:08:08