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American Jukebox ®

Series produced by Garrett Stack

Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler" 

The best of pop, rock and soul from the golden age of AM radio: 1950's - 1970's. A 2-hour program broadcast over WMNR-FM from Monroe, CT and streaming at www.wmnr.org.

Always exploring a phenomenon in pop, rock and soul as part of the program. Regular features include an interactive name that tune "Fun Test," and an in-depth look in "Behind the #1." Listeners invited to email the host with Fun Test answers as well as offer comments and ideas.


75 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Baby Boomers grew up. Their musical tastes expanded. For them, Christmas is now beyond the Chipmunks, Snoopy's Red Baron and those Two Front Teeth.

Bought by WMNR and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Previously broadcast 2-hour American Jukebox® 194 has been edited and divided into 9 segments for pledge/fundraising breaks.

Bought by WEZU and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:26:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Do you love it when rock and pop are infused with classical music elements? There's a name for that: "Baroque Rock & Pop."

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Each year the Grammy organization inducts recordings of qualitative or historical significance into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Here are 33.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Tons of songs have walk or talk in their titles. How many can you name?

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:33
  • Purchases: 2
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No escaping songs that use color to illustrate their points.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Tracing the hometown roots of our favorite Baby Boomer artists. One thing's for sure, they're all made in America.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 2
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MOR stands for "middle of the road." Not your grandma's sweet pop. Not hot rock. Not hollerin' soul. Somewhere in the middle. Won't put you to slee...

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:25
  • Purchases: 2
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1967 is called The Summer of Love. The end of business as usual as young people rebelled against the status quo and converged on San Francisco.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Racin', Ridin' & Cruisin'
America's love affair with cars and trucks has been written about in thousands of songs. Here are 32 to get you racin', ridin' & cruisin'. Put the ...

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:51
  • Purchases: 2
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A tribute in song to Dad, Papa, Father and Pop.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in June 1967. We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this landmark album and look at ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and WEZU


  • Added: Jun 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Based on Dann Isbell's "Ranking the '60s"
According to Dann Isbell's book, RANKING THE '60s, these are the 35 most successful vocal groups of the 1960's.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:32
  • Purchases: 2
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With an $800 loan, Berry Gordy, Jr. started what is arguably the most successful independent record company in history, MOTOWN.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:15
  • Purchases: 1
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An eclectic collection of big and lesser known pop, rock & soul favorites from the late '50s, '60s and '70s

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Perhaps the oldest musical instrument is the human whistle. In popular music, whistling has inserted itself into many a hit song. Along with other ...

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Hundreds of recording artists have had only one big hit. Their hit songs became part of American and international culture. Yet, there was never an...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Literally thousands of songs have a number in their title. 1,2,3,16, a hundred, a thousand and many more. This list is culled from late '50s, '60s ...

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: All Story Songs
Ever think about how many great hit songs tell stories, with a beginning, a middle and an end? The short answer: countless.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Marking the 10th anniversary of American Jukebox® Garrett narrows down his ten favorites: groups, solo artists and desert island albums.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:50
  • Purchases: 1