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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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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_077

12/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - _077 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF ELVIS PRESLEY AT THE MOVIES This episode spotlights the movie career of Elvis Presley. The King Of Rock & Roll also was the king of rock stars on the silver screen. He acted in 31 features and starred in two concert films between 1956 and 1972 – for a total of 33 movies – more than any rock star in history. They generated 38 Billboard Magazine-ranked hit singles. We’ll sample them all. These tunes include some songs...

Duration:01:16:44

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_076

12/8/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_076 – A SATIRE ON EARLY 1960s TOP 40 RADIO WITH "WONDERFUL W-O-R-M - AM In the early 1960s top-40 radio was wild and woolly, and no DJs were wilder and woolier than Johnny Lizard and Al Fresco, two top jocks on the imaginary station, W-O-R-M, otherwise known as “Wonderful WORM.” In what is actually a continuation of Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll shows 10 and 15, we’ll reintroduce you to Mr. Lizard and crew and let you hear what top-40 might have sounded like in...

Duration:00:18:27

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_075

12/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_075 - THE BEATLES & ELVIS PRESLEY FOR CHRISTMAS This is our third annual Xmas episode – with two special holiday gifts just for you –the Beatles and Elvis Presley. They’re the only rock and roll stars ever to be saluted in songs requesting that Santa deliver them as presents to their fans. We’ll sample all of those platters, as well as various other Christmas salutes to Elvis Presley after his passing. You’ll also hear snippets of the annual holiday messages...

Duration:01:06:42

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_074

11/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_074 – ROCK & ROLL ROYALTY This episode pays tribute to rock and roll royalty – emperors, kings, queens, princes, pharaohs, khans, and even a sheik, as well as other similarly named sovereigns who all ruled positions on the rock singles chart. We’ll also present the pop music potentates who also were imperial or royal. They’re joined on our regal roll call by numerous nobility such as dukes, earls, counts, viscounts, lords, ladies, and knights, whose quests for...

Duration:01:15:16

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_073

11/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_073 – THE TOP 40 LOST HITS OF 1968 – This episode spotlights 40 lost hits from 1968 – that we found in our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” groove yard. These are top 40 tunes radio stations no longer play. They’re by major artists such as the Bee Gees, Credence Clearwater Revival, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Donovan, and Elvis Presley, just to name a few. Why are they called “lost?” Our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be...

Duration:00:53:34

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_072

10/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_072 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF CONNIE FRANCIS, PART 2 This is part two of our two-part salute to the most commercially successful female rock and pop singer of all-time. We’ll complete our chronology of her U.S. singles history, along with the original versions by other artists that inspired her hit renditions. We’ll also track several more of her foreign language hits, too. This includes additional movie music plus her memorable and moving tribute...

Duration:01:14:14

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_071

10/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_071 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF CONNIE FRANCIS, PART 1 This is part one of a two-part salute to the most commercially successful female rock and pop singer of all-time. Her recordings have sold more than 200 million copies world-wide. She also set a solid gold standard for international stardom by any vocalist. She was one of the first American or British pop and rock stars to release songs in languages other than English – leading the way for the...

Duration:01:21:52

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_070

9/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_070 – “FAMOUS TOP 40 RADIO STATION JINGLES & DISC JOCKEYS" You never would’ve heard all the great hits you grew up with if it weren’t for your favorite local top-40 radio stations, and your favorite local DJs. In New York you probably heard Cousin Brucie on music radio WABC. In Dallas it was Ken Dowe on 11-90 “KLIF” (pronounce it “cliff”). Los Angeles had Charlie Van Dyke rocking out on boss radio 93-KHJ. And our resident rockologist, Ken Deutsch, listened to...

Duration:00:54:35

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_069

9/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_069 – THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF SYLVESTER STEWART/SLY & THE FAMILY STONE This episode spotlights the career of a gifted singer, songwriter, studio musician, record producer, radio disc jockey, record company owner, and front man for a for a famed funk and soul band. When race riots and the Vietnam War separated Americans, his musical messages were all about bringing this country together. He told us to get up and dance, get along with each other, and...

Duration:00:50:40

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_068

8/15/2018
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"RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL" _068 - HOOTENANNY HITS - 67 FOLKS ACTS THAT CHARTED HIT ROCK SINGLES This episode salutes dozens of folk singers who had hit 45s between 1950 and 1975 – the era of the folk music craze. Some acts charted with traditional tunes passed down from past generations. Others sang new compositions or tunes from entirely different genres – just masquerading as folk songs. We’ll spotlight a ground-breaking, early 1960s television folk music series whose title was...

Duration:01:20:24

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_067

8/1/2018
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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll _067 – 82 Actors Who Also Sang On Hit Records This episode pays tribute to 82 multi-talented actors and actresses who also had hit records. Our honorees in this podcast all played a role on the rock, pop, country, or bluegrass hit music charts after they made their names in Hollywood movies and TV shows. Some of them could sing as well or maybe even better than they could act. Others just thought they could carry a tune, but were so delightfully wrong, wrong,...

Duration:01:24:02

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_066

7/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - PART 2 OF A 2-PART ROCKUMENTARY ON THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF GLEN CAMPBELL This is the second installment in our two-part series saluting the final 45 years in the six-decade career of one of the most prolific recording artists in rock, pop, country, and even religious music history – Glen Campbell. When he lost his weekly network television show, and his record sales went down, he never let up. His perseverance paid off with a major career revival...

Duration:01:03:58

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_065

7/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_065 - PART 1 OF A 2-PART ROCKUMENTARY ON THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF GLEN CAMPBELL This is part one of a two-part series saluting the six-decade career of one of the most prolific recording artists in rock, pop, country, and even religious music history. When his initial 45s failed to click, he became an acclaimed session guitarist for nearly a decade. He played on hundreds of hits, backing countless acts such as Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, the...

Duration:01:20:42

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_064

6/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _064 – THE LOST TOP 40 HITS OF 1963 – This episode spotlights 40 lost hits that we found from 1963. These include top 40 tunes radio stations no longer play by major artists such as Ray Charles, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, Sam Cooke, Mary Wells, and Chubby Checker, just to name a few. Why are they called “lost?” Our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along to tell you why these songs have...

Duration:00:53:34

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_063

6/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_063 – COUNTING DOWN THE 30 GREATEST GIRLS GROUPS OF THE 1950s – We’re counting down the 30 greatest girls groups of the 1950s. These young women were pioneers in a male dominated industry, and we’ll show you how they helped bring a new sophistication to popular music. Join us as we spotlight every female vocal group to achieve a charted pop, rock, and/or rhythm and blues hit single during the 1950s. There were 28 such acts. And we’ll add in two selected...

Duration:00:56:44

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_062

5/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_062 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF PAUL SIMON This is the third in our podcast trilogy covering the careers of two singers who were one of the most successful duos in music history – Simon & Garfunkel. We’re spotlighting their solo recording efforts before they came together for superstardom in the mid-1960s and then their many decades of individual hit songs after their act came apart in 1971. This presentation traces Paul Simon’s evolution from a...

Duration:00:57:34

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_061

5/1/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - #061 - THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF ART GARFUNKEL This is the second in our podcast trilogy covering the careers of two singers who were one of the most successful duos in music history – Simon & Garfunkel. We’re spotlighting their solo recording efforts before they came together for superstardom in the mid-1960s and then their many decades of individual hit songs after their act came apart in 1971. This presentation traces Art Garfunkel’s trajectory...

Duration:00:45:04

Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_060

4/15/2018
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_060 – 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