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July 23, 2015 Favoriting

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THE STOOGE THE SONG
THE PLAIDS WITH CHIMPANZEE  LEFTOVERS   Favoriting
THE TRASHMEN  BIRD DANCE BEAT   Favoriting
DUKES OF HAMBURG  DON'T HA HA   Favoriting
REX GARVIN  EMULSIFIED   Favoriting
THE TWILITERS  SPELLBOUND   Favoriting
SKIP ELLIS  ICE CUBE GIRL   Favoriting
COLLETTE AND THE BANDITS  A LADIES MAN   Favoriting
NOBUNNY  I KNOW I KNOW   Favoriting
THE SHANGRA-LAS  SIMON SAYS   Favoriting
ANNIE WILIAMS  I'VE GOT A MAN   Favoriting
 
VINCE EVERETT  LIVIN' HIGH   Favoriting
CHICO & BUDDY  AIN'T IT A GROOVE   Favoriting
RICH MCQUEEN AND THE RHYTHM ROCKERS  WHO'S THAT UNDER MY BED?   Favoriting
HIGGS & WILSON  SHA-BA-DAH   Favoriting
THE PYRAMIDS  WHAT IS LOVE   Favoriting
JIMMY TROTTER  HUNGRY AND THIRSTY   Favoriting
THE ROBINS  I MUST BE DREAMIN'   Favoriting
THE VALIANTS  JACK THE RIPPER   Favoriting
UNKNOWN JAPANESE GROUP  TWISTIN' & KISSIN'   Favoriting
JAMES BROWN  MASHED POTATOES U.S.A.   Favoriting
FATS DOMINO  AIN'T GONNA DO IT   Favoriting
THE RHYTHM ADDICTS  HEY! WHATCHA SAY BABY   Favoriting
FRANK SINATRA  PETE EPSTEIN JINGLE   Favoriting
BOBBY TROUP  CHICAGO   Favoriting
THE CAROUSELS  DRIVE IN MOVIE   Favoriting
 
HASIL ADKINS  NO MORE HOT DOGS   Favoriting
THE BOX TOPS  BREAK MY MIND   Favoriting
ROLLING STONES  DEAD FLOWERS   Favoriting
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET  WALKING THE STREETS   Favoriting
THE TORQUES  IT'S ME NOT YOU   Favoriting
THE SCUM BUGS  2ND FLOOR   Favoriting
THE SURFSIDERS  SURFIN'   Favoriting
THE BEACH MEN  STOKED   Favoriting
 
THE IDEALS  MARY'S LAMB   Favoriting
KAWAZAWA  LET'S GO SHAKE   Favoriting
CLIFF GREAVES  LOVE IS MY BUSINESS   Favoriting
BENNIE HESS  YOUR KIND AIN'T HARD TO GET   Favoriting
PRINCE ALBERT HUNT  BLUES IN A BOTTLE   Favoriting
GIL-SCOTT HERON  THE BOTTLE   Favoriting
JIMMY FRASER  OF HOPES AND DREAMS AND TOMBSTONES   Favoriting
ELVIS PRESLEY  I WANNA BE FREE   Favoriting
TAMI LYNN  WORLD OF DREAMS   Favoriting
DARONDO  JOHNNY QUICK INTRO/GIMME SOME (VERSION 1)   Favoriting
WILSON PICKETT  MAMA TOLD ME (NOT TO COME)   Favoriting
 
LITTLE EVA  GET HIM   Favoriting
ZODIAC KILLERS  GET AWAY   Favoriting
THEE TSUNAMIS  UNPSYCHO   Favoriting
THE SQUIRES  IT'S THE SAME ALL OVER THE WORLD   Favoriting
THE GORIES  BE NICE   Favoriting
THE BUZZCOCKS  I BELIEVE   Favoriting
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS  I WISH IT WOULD RAIN   Favoriting
THE KINKS  SOMETHING BETTER BEGINNING   Favoriting
THE PREMIERS  I'M BETTER OFF NOW THAN I WAS BEFORE   Favoriting
ARTIE DILLON  IN MY TEENS   Favoriting
EDDIE HOLMAN  HEY THERE LONELY GIRL   Favoriting
SMILEY LEWIS  ONE NIGHT   Favoriting
 
SEX PISTOLS  NO FUN   Favoriting
ROY ACUFF  LONESOME OLD RIVER BLUES   Favoriting
RICKY NELSON  ONE SUMMER NIGHT   Favoriting
LUKE THE DRIFTER  RAMBLIN' MAN   Favoriting
DAVE "DIDDLE" DAY  BLUE MOON BABY   Favoriting
GENE VINCENT  LOTTA LOVIN' (HOME VERSION)   Favoriting
RUBIN RUSSELL  LET IT RING   Favoriting
LAWRENCE WELK  ADIOS, AU REVOIR, AUF WIEDERSEHN...   Favoriting

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm SeanG:

ain't nothing wrong with this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm common:

yep
  9:07pm jon:

hi dts
  9:09pm KMA365:

This Rex tune goes go bang! Thanks from Tehachapi !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Dave the Spazz:

Hi!
  9:17pm JakeGould:

Whoa! Classic Shangri-Las.
  9:18pm Sophie:

Shangri -Las first record! !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm Dominick:

Hiya boobie!
  9:23pm JakeGould:

@Sophie: Before they decided to be toughish girls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm fleep:

Hey hey hey Sean common jon KMA Dave! Jake Sophie POOKIE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Tome:

SpaZZTACULaR !!! tunes and summer night too !!!
  9:47pm KMA365:

Yet another band called 'THE VALIANTS ' ...and with a really L7 version of JACK . Sigh . Hi folks ! Glad to see ya in Spazz-land this fine summer sunset swar-ray !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm common:

fats! thank you dave!
Avatar 9:51pm Claw!:

Hey.

Howzitgoin?
  9:52pm jon:

damn good records dave
  9:54pm JakeGould:

This Peter Epstein was a Jew! What a deal on a car he gave, you should only knew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm fleep:

So why was Ol' Blue Eyes doing a radio commercial for a Skokie, Illinois car dealership?
Three little letters. M.O.B.
www.dreamtimepodcast.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Fuzzy:

Tuning in just in time for The Haze -- awright!
  10:06pm JakeGould:

@fleep: Sinatra was not connected to the mob. That’s a lie.
  10:06pm KMA365:

Peter Epstein Pontiac was the largest-volume Pontiac dealership in the country in the 1960s. You wouldn't have known it looking at the dealership's tiny showroom in Skokie, Ill., a stone's throw north of Chicago. I believe it held just one car.

But when it came to throwing a party for unveiling the all-new 1965 Pontiacs, no one could match Epstein's extravagance and talent for revving up the crowd and selling Pontiacs.




Epstein's was not your run-of-the-mill Pontiac store. During working hours, guys with 20-inch necks were common sights as they walked through the service area. Many of these guys had colorful middle nicknames. I'm not sure whether the big guys such as "Peanuts" or "Big Tuna" made a visit or even Frank "Ol' Blue Eyes" Sinatra. But Sinatra's presence was heard in Epstein's radio commercials, which were specially orchestrated for the Pontiac dealer.But I digress.

Epstein's Pontiac unveiling was by invitation only. One of my high school buddies mentioned his family got an invitation, and they were heading there later that week.It was a Thursday in September 1964. The dealership's windows were covered with brown paper. Signs with the words "Private Party" were plastered on the windows. We didn't have an invitation, but my dad was confident he could talk his way in.

There was a long line, possibly hundreds of people, stretching outside the showroom along Lincoln Avenue. When the uniformed usher stopped us at the door, my dad said he left the invitation in his car."No problem, sir," said the usher. "Come on in."

In the small showroom, several bright spotlights were aimed on a big, dark-blue metallic 1965 Bonneville two-door hardtop. What a beauty!

The '64 was old, boxy, yesterday's news. Every piece of sheet metal was changed for '65. The '65 was topped with a flowing roofline and beautifully curved rear fenders. It was a showstopper.

The mighty have fallen - - -

We followed the line of Pontiac enthusiasts to the next stop, the ballroom.

Actually, it was the service department, but you didn't recognize it. The floor was covered with wall-to-wall carpeting. Drapery hung from the ceiling to the floor, hiding every inch of the brick walls. The ceiling was decorated to hide the steel girders supporting the roof. There were huge, brightly lit chandlers. A 10-piece band, the members wearing tuxedos, was playing a familiar toe-tapper, "Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town." New Pontiacs were scattered around the temporary ballroom.

It was an unbelievable transformation for one night. The party reflected the strength of the Pontiac brand. Pontiac set a record in 1965, thanks to the sharp-looking Tempest, GTO, Bonneville, Catalina and Grand Prix -- and its strong dealer body, most in single-point stores.But today, Pontiac and GM have tumbled.

Last year, Pontiac sold 267,348 vehicles. In fact, combined sales last year for Buick, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer and Cadillac didn't come close to Pontiac's 1965 sales. Those five brands totaled just 781,233 units last year, 50,215 less than Pontiac's 1965 sales.

Nothing lasts forever -- not even Pontiac, probably even these memories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm Uncle Michael:

This Dead Flowers take is killer. I think it's on the Ultimate Black Box, yes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Uncle Michael:

err....Genuine Black Box
  10:10pm JakeGould:

@KMA365: Please don’t post a wall of text when a link would suffice. www.autonews.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

RIP Pontiac automobiles, 1926 - 2010
  10:15pm Mister Arbitron:

Thursday is the PERFECT WFMU broadcast day. It's a fact.
  10:15pm longish:

Award that Pontiac historian PhD. LTD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm chris_in_space:

What @JakeGould said. Show some board class.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm chris_in_space:

agreed @UncleMichael. That was a helluva Dead Flowers.
  10:17pm ScottC:

Hey! This sounds like Black Flag's "white Minority" a little bit
  10:17pm KMA365:

Sorry , Jack . Sorry , Dave . I did not aim to run afoul of the law of WFMU . I will self banish thy further comment .
  10:23pm JakeGould:

@KMA365: Don’t banish yourself, but…

@DavetheSpazz: Maybe that whole comment from KMA365 at 10:06pm should be kaboshed.
  10:31pm Editor:

Keep the interesting post.
Specifically, keep the first lines then replace the final 80% with " . . . continued at " then the link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm mariano:

Well, no harm meant, and it was an interesting post. If it had been some unhinged political rant or something that's one thing, but I learned something from it. But yeah, trimming it and adding the link is a good compromise.
  10:37pm Ed:

And how come no mention of last night's storming Muscle Shoals Record Studio show at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors?
  10:38pm Williagra:

Thunderbird Wine. An American Tradition! Don't take a wino's word for it, it says so right on the label.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm Dave the Spazz:

Okay, everybody outta the pool!

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