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.


97 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In 2011 the northeast was waiting for Hurricane Irene to make landfall in New England on Aug. 27. She did. While we waited we had our music and drink.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Songs with fascinating facts about the records, the people, and the backstories.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Queen of Soul earned that title with nearly 60 years of performing under her belt. This is a career-spanning tribute.

Bought by WNCU, WEZU, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Phil Spector is the legendary record producer who created the "Wall of Sound" with a stable of talented singers and musicians.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at Dion DiMucci's heyday in the 1960s plus other hits of pop, rock and soul.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Everyone has a list of the worst records ever: From NPR to Rolling Stone Magazine. From the NY Post Readers' Poll to noted rock music journalist Ro...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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All American bands from the '60s and '70s. They sing, they play instruments, and they make great music.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What's in a name? Under the name lies a man or boy. Some well-respected. Some not.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Great Duos of the '60s and '70s filled the airwaves and jukeboxes. Many are long forgotten but found again on "It Takes Two."

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Starting with the rock era, many singers and singing members of groups wrote and performed their own music. In the '70s, that phenomenon exploded a...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When acoustic guitars and basses went electric and added drums and other instruments, folk-rock was born in the mid-1960's. Several examples are he...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Cover versions of big hits are sometimes preferred, sometimes not. You judge.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:14
  • Purchases: 1
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There would be precious few great hits of the '60s and '70s if it weren't for the thrilling sounds of R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco and the black artis...

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
Heavily edited into pledge drive segments, American Jukebox #160 includes some big novelty hits among the general jukebox offerings.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:30:48
  • Purchases: 1
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It goes without saying: Chantels, Shangri-Las, Chiffons, Ronettes, Supremes, Shirelles, Angels, Crystals, Girlfriends, Candy & the Kisses, etc. etc.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Infidelity, dishonesty, hurt and pain are staples of pop, rock, and soul. And it swings both ways. Men and women are equally guilty.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:56:59
  • Purchases: 1
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It took a while, but by the late '60s and beyond, songs about women taking charge emerged. Here's a fun bunch.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:08
  • Purchases: 1
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The top-10 male and top-10 female solo artists from each decade of the '60s and '70s are revealed.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Happy songs about all things sweet and nice like sugar, candy, popsicles, honey, flowers - you get the idea.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Never in the Top-20! These classics have stood the test of pop, rock, & soul time. Every one never even made it to the Top-20, let alone the Top-10...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:26
  • Purchases: 1