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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_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

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 and...

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