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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.


67 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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