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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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Episodes

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_060

4/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_062 – The Complete Hit Singles History Of Simon & Garfunkel – This is the first of three consecutive episodes spotlighting the careers of two singers who became counter-culture as well as rock and roll icons in 1960s, as they transformed into one of the most successful duos in music history. Their first hit happened in 1957, as they emulated the style of an established star duo they idolized – The Everly Brothers. And they reached international stardom eight...

Duration:00:58:34

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_059

4/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _059 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE RASPBERRIES AND ERIC CARMEN This episode spotlights a 1970s group known for their marvelous melodies and exquisite harmonies. They also exemplified the so- called, “power pop” music style that took off after the group disbanded. And then we’ll focus on their lead singer who went on to another two decades of solo successes, including hits that he either performed or composed for other artists that were included in...

Duration:00:47:06

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_058

3/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_058 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION This episode spotlights one of the most popular so-called “sunshine pop” groups of the 1960s. Earlier in their career, they might also have been the first act to coin the term, “folk rock,” as their sound evolved. And although they were not connected with the drug culture that pervaded the late 1960’s rock world, the popularity of their first hit single probably was enhanced by its title, which was a...

Duration:00:45:52

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_057

3/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL EPISODE _057 PRESENTS THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF MITCH RYDER This edition of "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" spotlights one of the most dynamic stars in rock and roll history. His live shows and his recordings emanated pure energy. Most of his hits were blistering re-makes of other singers’ originals – often combined into medleys. He injected them with a power that excited audiences and a unique sound that sold millions of 45s and 33s. Although he...

Duration:00:43:02

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_056

2/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_056 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF JOHNNY RIVERS This episode features a talented singer, songwriter, producer, and record company owner who made a career primarily by re-doing rhythm and blues, country, rockabilly, and rock hits that were previously done by other artists. Ironically, his only #1 song, among his 32 charted records, was one that he wrote and originated. Along the way, he had a major impact on the careers of such stars as Glen Campbell,...

Duration:01:04:48

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_055

2/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - TOP 50 LOVE SONGS OF THE 1950S COUNTDOWN This episode features our choice of the top 50 love songs of the 1950s, along with some selected extras from those years that also had affairs on the pop and rock charts. We’ll hear from Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Doris Day, the Penguins, Dion & The Belmonts, the Platters, Sam Cooke, the Moonglows, Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and many, many...

Duration:01:05:58

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_053

1/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _053 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS – This episode spotlights the first white band to popularize rock & roll. They didn’t match the youthful age or the physical appearance of the later acts that most teenagers identified with as this then-new sound captured the music world’s attention in the 1950s. But this group’s showmanship and impact were revolutionary for that time. Their trademark tune is one of the candidates for the...

Duration:01:02:40

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_054

1/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _054 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF TOM PETTY This episode salutes a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of fame whose record sales topped more than 80 million copies during his lifetime, making him one of the most successful rock stars in the world over the course of five decades beginning in the 1970s. He was a multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, music producer, and television and movie actor. He supported his record buyers by forcing a major...

Duration:01:06:59

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_052

12/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_052 – THE COMPLETE SINGLES HISTORY OF JOHN DENVER This episode spotlights a singer/songwriter/actor/political activist who was one the world’s best-selling performers of the 1970s. His career spanned the late 1960s through his untimely death in 1997. Among the 300 or so songs that he recorded, he also composed about 200 of them. Those tunes celebrated nature, world peace, Americana, and romantic relationships. Although he’s best remembered as a pop and...

Duration:01:28:44

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_051

12/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _051 - COUNTING DOWN THE TOP 40 LOST HITS OF CHRISTMAS The Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll groove yard is home to one of the largest known collections of Christmas records this side – or any side of the North Pole. And from holiday seasons past comes our second annual “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Christmas present for you – as we count down 40 sounds of the season that were hit singles during their day, but are no longer heard these days on most AM and FM...

Duration:00:51:10

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_050

11/15/2017
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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll _050 The Complete Hit Singles History Of James Taylor & Friends & Family This episode spotlights an internationally acclaimed singer/ songwriter whose distinctive stylings have made him one of the world’s most popular performers since the early 1970s. He’s sold more than 100 million copies of his music. And in what might be the most ambitious episode to date on our "Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll" podcast series, we’ll sample more than 100 recordings,...

Duration:01:29:50

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_049

11/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL EPISODE _049 -- THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF CAROLE KING...AND A WHOLE LOT MORE This episode spotlights the most successful female songwriter of the rock and roll era. She’s written or co-written more than 200 charted hits. There’s a hit stage musical about her life, and her live concerts continue to be huge draws worldwide. In addition to our playing snippets of all of her charted hit singles, our resident rockologist, Ken Deutsch joins us as we cover...

Duration:01:02:55

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_048

10/15/2017
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It's a "Halloween Hits Spooktacular!" We’ve conjured up a countdown of the 40 greatest trick or treat tunes of all time. The Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll grooveyard ghouls have scared up monster hits by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, the Ramones, Credence Clearwater Revival, Santana, the Eagles, the J. Geils Band, Warren Zevon, Guns ‘N Roses, Annie Lennox, and Donovan among many others. Some of these macabre melodies have been raised from their vinyl resting...

Duration:01:02:17

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_047

10/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_047 – COUNTING DOWN THE TOP 40 ITALIAN-AMERICAN ROCK AND POP GROUPS OF ALL TIME – The impact of Italian-American singers and musicians on rock and pop music is incredible and immeasurable. Hundreds of acts. Thousands of songs. And an endless universe of solo stars that’s too vast to explore in just one show. So, for this episode, we’ve narrowed it down to only groups primarily composed of or fronted by Italian-Americans rather than showcasing individual...

Duration:01:03:54

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_046

9/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL PRESENTS THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THE FOUR TOPS ... AND A WHOLE LOT MORE This episode spotlights four high school friends from Detroit who performed together continuously for 43 years. They failed to record a hit song during their first decade together, but succeeded as a popular draw at leading night clubs. They turned down a contract with Motown Records because they thought the company was too small, but years later they would join that label...

Duration:01:22:13

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_045

9/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _045 -- "THE PRE-FAME JOBS OF FAMOUS ROCK AND POP STARS" This episode spotlights the pre-pop and rock careers of forty great stars over the past seven decades. Before their time on the hit music charts, these artists found jobs as waitresses, plumbers, electricians, window washers, truck drivers, secretaries, used record store managers, disc jockeys, hamburger flippers, laborers, ordained preachers, nurse’s aides, policemen, boxers, meat packers,...

Duration:00:47:31

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_044

8/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL EPISODE _044 COVERS EVERY TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS HIT SINGLE ... AND A WHOLE LOT MORE This episode spotlights one of the most popular groups of the late 1960s, whose leader would go on to a successful solo career beginning in the 1970s. They began as just another obscure garage band, but had disbanded when fate stepped in. A popular Pittsburgh radio disc jockey discovered one of their records in a second-hand store and began playing it at dances and on...

Duration:00:52:22

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_043

8/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_043 SALUTES THE DAVE CLARK FIVE - THEIR COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY - As the Beatles led the British musical invasion in the mid-1960s, another English aggregation followed in their footsteps and for a time might have passed them in popularity around the world. This five-some bounced one of the Fab Four’s most famous #1 hits off the top position on the U.K. singles chart, performed concerts in the U.S. before any of their British rock band rivals did, and...

Duration:00:59:05

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_042

7/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _042 A ROCKUMENTARY SALUTE TO CHUCK BERRY -- All His Hit Singles And A Whole Lot More -- This episode salutes one of rock and roll’s legendary pioneers. Although he was rightfully renowned as an innovator, he achieved some of that acclaim by being an imitator. And he in turn was imitated, and allegedly plagiarized by other performers on their hit platters. Controversy followed him throughout his career. He was a three-time felon, and he sued or was...

Duration:01:19:47

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_041

7/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #041 - ROCK, POP, AND COUNTRY STARS WHO SANG COMMERCIAL JINGLES - Part 2 Some of the biggest rock, pop, and country stars sang jingles – those catchy commercials about soft drinks, cereal, clothing, cars, and lots of other products and services. Several superstars just sang jingles at the beginning of their careers, while others recorded them concurrently with their regular repertoire. There’s so much fun material here that we’ve made this a two-part...

Duration:00:36:31

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