Thursday, July 18, 2024

Summer, Babe!

 I am losing my voice – must be all that Saharan dust in the air – so instead of a new episode, here are three classic reruns all about sand, surf, and sun. Summer, babe!  

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

1966 A to Z: W-X-Y-Z

Mal Thursday brings the 1966 A to Z series to a rocking conclusion with four letters worth of wild sounds: W, X, Y, and Z. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 11 July 2024.

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The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band: (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
Ty Wagner: Slander
The Wailers: You Won't Lead Me On
Penelope trailer
Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
: Money (That's What I Want)
The Walker Brothers: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/After the Lights Go Out (mono)
George Wallace Jr.: Little George (bed)
The War Lords: Real Fine Lady
The Watchband: No Dice
We The People: You Burn Me Up and Down/In the Past
The Webs: You Pretty Fool
Mary Wells
: Satisfaction
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band: I Won't Hurt You
The Wanted: The Wanted (bed)
Wild, Wild Planet trailer
Peter Wheat & the Breadmen: Baby What's New
The Who: Disguises/Substitute (BBC)
The Wild Ones: Lord Love a Duck
Stevie Wonder: A Place in the Sun
Ed Wool & The Nomads: I Need Somebody
The Woolies: Who Do You Love
Link Wray: Batman Theme
The Wyld: Lost One
The X-Cellents: Little Wooden House
The Xciters: Upsetter
The Yardbirds: Shapes of Things (BBC)/Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Yesterday's Children: Wanna Be with You
The Young Men: Go Away Girl
The Young Rascals: Lonely Too Long/Come on Up
The Yo-Yos: Gotta Find a New Love
The Young Ones: Man of Mystery (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Warlocks: If You Really Want Me to Stay
The Wig: Drive It Home/Forever and a Day
Johnny Winter: Birds Can't Row Boats
The Word D: You're Gonna Make Me
The Y'Alls: Please Come Back
The Zakary Thaks: I Need You/Bad Girl/Jax Beer spot

The Zaks: 66 (bed)
The  Zip Codes: Baby Made a Fool Out of You
Bunny Lake is Missing trailer
The Zombies: Just Out of Reach/Remember You
The Zoofs: Not So Near
Zorba & The Greeks: Shockwave (bed)/You've Had Your Chance

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

1966 A to Z: T-U-V

In the penultimate installment of the 1966 A to Z series, Mal Thursday spins records by artists whose names begin with the letters T, U, and V. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 27 June 2024.

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The T-Bones: No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
Norma Tanega: You're Dead
T.C. Atlantic: Faces
The Teddy Boys: Jezebel
The Temptations: I Know I'm Losing You
Them feat. Van Morrison: Could You Would You/My Lonely Sad Eyes
The Things to Come: Sweetgina
Carla Thomas: B-A-B-Y
The Tongues of Truth: Let's Talk About Girls
The T-Bones: Everyone's Gone to the Moon (bed)
The Trashmen: Same Lines
The Treez: You Lied to Me Before
The Tremeloes: What a State I'm In
The Troggs: Lost Girl/With a Girl Like You
The Trolls (San Jose CA): Walkin' Shoes
The Trolls (Denver CO): I Don't Recall/That's the Way My Love Is
The Tropics: As Time's GoneTime/You Better Move
Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep Mountain High
The Turtles: Camaro spot/Outside Chance

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

Joe Tex: The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)
The 13th Floor Elevators: You're Gonna Miss Me/You Don't Know (live)
Thursday's Children: You'll Never Be My Girl/Try Girl
The Tracers: She Said Yeah/Gloria
The Traits: Too Good to Be True
The Triumphs: Better Come Get Her
The Torquettes: Who's Got the Tortillas (bed)    
The Undertakers (Amarillo TX): Unchain My Heart

The Underdogs: Surprise Surprise
The Undertakers (Honolulu HI): Rosalyn
The Uniques: You Ain't Tuff/Run and Hide
The Unlimited: Feelings
The Unusuals: I'm Walking, Babe
Las Vegas Hillbillies trailer
The Vaqueros: 69 (bed)
The Vogues: Coca Cola spot
The Vagrants: I Can't Make a Friend
The Velvet Underground & Nico: Waiting for the Man/Sunday Morning (mono)
Gene Vincent: Bird Doggin'
The Visions: Humpty Dumpty

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

1966 A to Z: S pt. 2

Mal Thursday picks up where he left off, in the middle of the letter S. The second of two episodes featuring artists whose names begin with S who made records in 1966, presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 20 June 2024.

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The Snaps: Polka Dotted Eyes
The Sonics: Cinderella/Louie Louie
Sonny & Cher: Leave Me Be
The Sons of Adam: Baby Show the World/Feathered Fish
The Sons of Fred: Baby What You Want Me to Do
The Soul Vendors: Get Out of My Eye
Soul, Inc.: 727 (bed)
The Spades: I'm Alright
The Spats: She Done Moved
Spencer Davis Group: Somebody Help Me/Keep on Runnin' (mono)
The Spiders: Don't Blow Your Mind/No Price Tag
Dusty Springfield: Little by Little (mono)
The Soul Trippers: Girl of Mine (bed)
The Squires: Going All the Way
The Standells: Dirty Water (live)/Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
The Starfires: I Never Loved Her
The State of Mind: Move
Cat Stevens: Matthew and Son
Crispian St. Peters: Pied Piper (mono)
Skip & The 102's: Dance of the Seven Veils (bed)
One Million Years B.C. trailer
The Strangeloves: Hand Jive
The Sunday Funnies: Headlines
The Supremes: These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
The Surfaris: Wipe Out (live)
The Swingin' Medallions: Double Shot
The Syndicate of Sound: Little Girl (mono)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Society: Summer Sunset (bed)
S.J. & The Crossroads: In the Darkest Hour
The Sands: Open Your Eyes
The Sig-Heils: Sez Who
Sir Douglas Quintet: The Rains Came/Bacon Fat
The Six Pents: She Lied
The Surf Knights: You Lied
The Sweetarts: So Many Times
The Sonic Four: Mike's Mood (bed)

Glaring Omissions G-N:
The Girl-Getters: The Girl-Getters
Way, Way Out trailer
Gary Lewis & The Playboys: Way, Way Out
Gordon Lightfoot: I'm Not Sayin'   
Martha & The Vandellas: Never Leave Your Baby's Side
The Monks: Monk Time
Fred Neil: That's the Bag I'm In/Everybody's Talkin'

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

1966 A to Z: S pt. 1

The Letter S is clearly one of the most rockin' letters in the alphabet, as, like the letter B, it will take two episodes to cover all the artists whose names begin with S. This part one, presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 13 July 2024.

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SSgt. Barry Sadler of The Green Berets: Little Bird of Viet Nam (mono)
Sam & Dave: Hold on, I'm Comin'/You Got Me Hummin'
Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs: Little Red Riding Hood
The Sandals: Tell Us Dylan
Billy Sandlin & The Interns: Poor Rich Girl
The Satans: Makin' Deals
The Endless Summer radio spot
The Sandals: The Endless Summer (bed)
Saturday's Children: Chicago Electric radio spot
The Savages (Bermuda): The World Ain't Round, It's Square!
The Savages (Brooklyn NY): Cheating on Me
The Saxons: Things Been Bad
The Scavengers: But If You're Happy
The Score: Please Please Me
The Shandels: Stacked Nasty (bed)
The Scoundrels: Up There
Sean & The Brandywines: She Ain't No Good
The Searchers: Have You Ever Loved Somebody/Take Me for What I'm Worth
The Second Helping: Let Me In/Hard Times
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard/Out of the Question (mono)
Bob Seger & The Last Heard: East Side Story
The Shadows of Knight: Gloria/Light Bulb Blues
The Shaggs: Ring Around the Rosie
The Shags: Don't Press Your Luck
The Shangri-Las: Past, Present and Future
Del Shannon: What Makes You Run
Sandie Shaw: Run
Don Shinn And The Soul Agents: A-Minor Explosion (bed)
The Sherlocks: Skin of My Teeth
Simon & Garfunkel: The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine/A Hazy Shade of Winter (mono)
Frank Sinatra: That's Life
Nancy Sinatra
: How Does That Grab You Darlin' (mono)
Sir Mack Rice: It's All Right
Sir Winston & the Commons: We're Gonna Love
The Sinders: Sinners (bed)
Thee Sixpence: My Flash on You/Long Day's Care
The Skope: Be Mine Again
Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman
The Small Faces: All or Nothing/You Need Loving (BBC)
The Snails: Snails Love Theme

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

1966 A to Z: R

Mal Thursday continues his alphabetical trip through the year 1966 with one of the better letters so far, R. All artists whose names begin with R. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 6 June 2024.

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Raga and the Talas: My Group and Me
The Rare Breed: Beg, Borrow or Steal
The Rationals: Leaving Here/Feelin' Lost
The Rattles: Shame Shame Shame
The Ravin' Blue: Love
Lou Rawls: Love Is a Hurtin' Thing (live)
The Rare Breed: Jeri's Theme (bed)
Games trailer
The Reasons Why (Long Island, NY): Games
Otis Redding: Security/Respect (live)
The Regents: Words
The Remains: You Got a Hard Time Coming/Heart (mono)
The Renegades (Birmingham UK): Thirteen Women
The Renegades (Grand Rapids MI): She's Your Find
The Ravens: Things We Said Today (bed)
Paul Revere & The Raiders: Steppin' Out/Louie Go Home
Richard & The Young Lions: Open Up Your Door
Richie's Renegades: Come Alive/Baby It's Me
Paul Ritchie: Come on Back
Johnny Rivers: Secret Agent Man
The Revenuers: Night Dream (bed)
The Road Runners: Pretty Me
Robin Roberts: You Weren't Using Your Head
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Whole Lotta Shakin' in My Heart
The Rockin' Ramrods: Play It
The Rocking Roadrunners: Go Away
The Rocking Vickers: It's Alright
The Ron-De-Voos: Pipeline '66 (bed)
Tommy Roe: Under My Thumb
The Roemans: Love (That's What I Want)
The Rogues (Williamsport NY): You Better Look Now
The Rogues (Bristol CT): It's the Same All Over the World

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Reasons Why (Temple TX): Don't Be That Way
The Reddlemen: I'm Gonna Get in That Girl's Mind
The Runaways: 18th Floor Girl

The Royal Flairs: One Pine Box (bed)
The Rokes: Let's Live for Today/No No No
The Rolling Stones: 19th Nervous Breakdown/Out of Time (alt version)
The Romancers: She Took My Oldsmobile
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini trailer
The Rooks: A Girl Like You
The Roosters
: One of These Days
The Royal Guardsmen: Army promo/Leaving Me
The Runabouts: Surfer's Fright (bed)
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Little Latin Lupe Lu/Shakin' with Linda

Monday, May 27, 2024

1966 A to Z: P-Q

After a slight delay, here is the twelfth installment in the 1966 A to Z series, covering the letters P and Q. With all the usual regional rock n' roll records, plus national hitmakers like Wilson Pickett, James & Bobby Purify, and Question Mark & The Mysterians. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 30 May 2024.

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The Painted Ship: Frustration
The Palace Guard: Saturday's Child/Falling Sugar
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy: Time Is After You
William Penn Fyve: Blow My Mind/Swami
The Pentagon's: Try and Find
Peter & Gordon: Wrong from the Start
The Phantoms: Cool Girl
Phil & The Frantics: Pain/What's Happening
Wilson Pickett: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't Do/Land of 1000 Dances
The Pigeons: Stick In My Corner
The Pirates: Cuttin' Out
Gene Pitney: Just One Smile
The Plague (Thunder Bay ON): The Face of Time
The Plague (Albequerque NM): Go Away
The Plagues: I've Been Though It Before
The Plain Brown Wrapper: You'll Pay
Out of Sight Trailer
The Pleasure Seekers: What a Way to Die/Never Thought You'd Leave Me
The Pleazers: Don't Give Me No Lip Child
Sandy Posey: Coca-Cola spot/Born a Woman
The Premiers: Get on This Plane/Come on and Dream
Elvis Presley:
The Pretty Things: £.S.D./Come See Me
The Primates: Don't Press Your Luck
The Pseudos: It's A Long Way to Nowhere
James & Bobby Purify: I'm Your Puppet (mono)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Pandas: Walk
The Penthouse Five: Bad Girl
The Playboys of Edinburgh: Look at Me Girl
Positively 13 O'Clock: Psychotic Reaction/13 O'Clock Theme for Psychotics (bed)

The Quiller Memorandum trailer
Q65: The Life I Live/Cry in the Night
The Quadrangle: She's Too Familiar
Question Mark & The Mysterians: 96 Tears/"8" Teen
The Quests: I'm Tempted/Shadows in the Night
The Quinstrells: I Got a Girl

Summer, Babe!

 I am losing my voice – must be all that Saharan dust in the air – so instead of a new episode, here are three classic reruns all about san...