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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_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


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_040

7/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #040 - ROCK, POP, AND COUNTRY STARS WHO SANG COMMERCIAL JINGLES - Part 1 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: 00:46:30


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_039

6/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL COUNTS DOWN THE TOP 40 PATRIOTIC SONGS OF ALL TIME This episode celebrates Uncle Sam’s birthday with a countdown of the top 40 patriotic tunes as tabulated by our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” research department. These red, white, and blue records include the rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” that revolutionized how our national anthem is performed at major sports events, and the famed folk song that was written as a protest against the iconic “God...

Duration: 00:59:57


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_038

6/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_038 CELEBRATES THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF THREE DOG NIGHT This episode spotlights one of the most popular rock acts of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The group took its name from an indigenous Australian term for a very cold night, and this band was very hot on the charts with 23 hit singles and 13 hit albums between 1969 and 1976. It also might have been one of the most successful “cover bands” of all time – most of its songs were recorded...

Duration: 00:55:57


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_037

5/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #_037 COUNTS DOWN THE 30 WORST ROCK AND POP SINGERS OF ALL TIME This episode celebrates hit tunes by out-of-tune artists, off-key crooners, sandpaper-voiced singers, and various super stars whose personalities overcame their less than super-stellar songs. Some were so bad they were good. Others did it for laughs, But the joke was on yet another group of performers who truly thought they were serious singers. Then there are enduring acts whose occasional...

Duration: 00:42:26


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_036

5/1/2017
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"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" #_036 Presents The Entire Hit Singles History Of Bobby Rydell This episode spotlights one of the most famous rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s and early 1960s. In addition to snippets of all his hit singles we’ll also touch on this entertainer’s connections with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Chubby Checker, and even the Beatles and Kiss – along with silent film legend Charlie Chaplin. We’ll also recall his many...

Duration: 00:56:12


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_035

4/15/2017
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"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll #_035 Celebrates "Earth Day" -- Songs About The Environment -- This episode commemorates the "Earth Day" rock and pop music connection. "Earth Day "was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in that took place on April 22, 1970. And it’s been celebrated annually around the world ever since. We’re doing our part here at "Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll." Our very own EPA – environmental platter administration – has assembled...

Duration: 00:47:28


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_034

4/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL -034 - WHAT'D THEY SAY? - THE NONSENSE LYRICS TOP 40 We play lots of "doo wops," "shoobie doo's," and "la la la's" on Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll. This episode is devoted entirely to those beloved nonsense lyrics. And we’ll test your oldies I.Q. as we sample brief previews of these nonsense numbers. We’ve selected 40 such babbling blasts from the past. Then, you get to identify them before we play longer snippets that clearly reveal the names of each record...

Duration: 00:53:14


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_033

3/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL _033 - THE GREATEST APRIL FOOLS IN ROCK + POP MUSIC HISTORY This episode celebrates the April Fools – the greatest hit singles during the rock and roll era with the word “fool” or “fools” in the title. These include studio recordings by the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin that both bands never performed live in concert. Then there’s Buddy Holly with the Crickets and the Crickets without Buddy Holly – both acts separately had hits with the same fool song. And...

Duration: 01:00:14


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_032

3/1/2017
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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Presents The Complete Hit Singles History Of Del Shannon ... And A Whole Lot More This episode celebrates a legendary performer, composer, and producer whose signature song has been an enduring element of pop culture for more than 50 years. And many people identify him and his entire career with just that one hit. But this entertainer had many other distinctive dimensions. He was the first U.S. artist to have a hit with a Beatles tune. He discovered...

Duration: 01:03:11


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_031

2/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF JAN & DEAN This episode celebrates the complete hit singles history of an act whose trademark tunes are indelibly associated with songs about surfing and fast cars. But there’s much more to their musical achievements. They were innovative composers, singers, and producers. Long before their songs about riding the waves and racing dragsters, their early hits were mostly creative remakes of pop standards and other people’s...

Duration: 00:54:31


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_030

2/1/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - U.S. HIT LOVE SONGS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES This episode celebrates the language of love as expressed in romantic records that made the hit singles charts in the U.S. during the rock and roll era, but were entirely or partially in languages other than English. Many also were translated into English as cover versions – or based on overseas originals that might’ve been unfamiliar to American audiences. Sometimes the lyrics in these redone refrains were so...

Duration: 00:54:20


Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll_029

1/15/2017
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RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL - #_029 "The Same Old Songs -- Different Hit Singles That Used The Same Melodies" Ever since the stone age, singers, songwriters, and musicians have been imitating and copying each other. And the same’s been true throughout the “rock age.” There’s a multiplicity of memorable melodies that have seen double duty. Totally different songs using a very similar or the exact same tune. Some were positively plagiarized platters. Still more could be called creative...

Duration: 00:45:48

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