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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.


63 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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
Caption: Bobby Vee & Bob Dylan
With the passing of Bobby Vee, and at the same time his good friend Bob Dylan got the Nobel Prize for Literature, this program salutes them both wi...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: American Jukebox®
Baby Boomers were born from 1946 - 1964, coming of age in the '60s through the '80s. Here's the Christmas music of their lives, and the lives they ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KREV-LP, KDUR, KRPS, and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:53
  • Purchases: 5
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American Vocal Groups are featured on this Pledge Night edition of the jukebox.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:54:41
  • Purchases: 1
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The first top-40 hit and the last top-40 hit of recording artists make for a diverse set of hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: African American Pop, Rock & Soul
The Museum of African American History and Culture is cause for Americans to celebrate. We celebrate the music.

Bought by WYAP, WEZU, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:52
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Easy Litsening Rock, Pop & Soul
It's easy on the ears! Two hours of soft rock, pop and soul from the late '50s through the mid '70s.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Sep 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Clothing and footware have been part of the lyrical content of popular music since music began. Here are examples from the '50s - '70s.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: More Forgotten Music
During the '50s, '60's and '70s thousands of hits charted. Yet, only a few hundred are often heard. Here's another edition of music forgotten on th...

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Aug 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:56:48
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Detroit's Best Songs
In 2016 the Detroit Free Press conducted a survey to identify the 100 best songs ever to come out of Detroit. Here are 34 of them.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 31, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrate summer in song. Sun, heat, beach. surf, and more make us smile when we hear the hits from the '50s, '60s & '70s.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:17
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Celebrate our country in song. From pop, rock and soul, to country, Broadway and film, music about America has never been in short supply.

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Jul 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Being in the Top-10 is a big deal. But what about being #11? Sorry, pal, it's not the Top-10.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:16
  • Purchases: 1