Monday, June 22, 2009

TVD Pop-Overs | AM, Then FM

This morning we’ve a Pop-Over with Jeff over at AM, Then FM...and an announcement into the bargain:

"AM, Then FM has been loitering on the Internet for more than two years now. I dig out some tunes from my collection and I tell a few stories. Which is more interesting? That’s your call.

AM, Then FM comes to you from Wisconsin, where I started listening to AM Top 40 radio out of Chicago and Milwaukee in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, then moved on to free-form FM radio in the ‘70s and ’80s. Thus the name.

Radio was more diverse then than now. That’s why the posts at AM, Then FM careen from rock to R&B to soul to funk to pop to country to jazz. I heard it all back then, and I still listen to it all. What I should have bought then, I’m crate digging for now.

Which might explain why TVD has tapped me to be your guide to the ‘70s. We’ll be mining my old vinyl albums for familiar and less-heard cuts from that decade.

And what year preceded that decade? Enjoy five faves from AM, Then FM, all from 1969:"

The Grass Roots - I'd Wait A Million Years (Mp3)
The Isley Brothers - Somebody Been Messin' (Mp3)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Night Time Is The Right Time (Mp3)
Dionne Warwick - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Mp3)
Mason Proffit - Two Hangmen (Mp3)

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