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: Late 1950's - 1970's. Garrett Stack hosts a 2-hour program broadcast over WMNR-FM and online at wmnr.org originating 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 are invited to email the host with Fun Test answers as well as offer comments and ideas. Email: stack@wmnr.org


162 Pieces

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Songs of lost love, finished love, tired of loving you. These emotions have fueled the songwriting pens of thousands of composers through the years...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of songs include names of people. Here's a bunch from the '60s, '70s and some '80s.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Drawing from Rolling Stone Magazine's 2021 list, the first one since 2004, we look at the top-100 and select 28 songs from the 1960s and 1970's. St...

Bought by KSRQ and KBUT Crested Butte, Colo.


  • Added: Sep 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Work has dignity. Work gives life meaning. Jobs in song. Work is important.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Steven Slosberg, columnist for the Westerly (RI) Sun, selected his "best picks" by recording artists in the '60s and '70s.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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City names have made their way into songs of every genre. Here's 33 of them.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Come on over. Let's hang out. Drink some wine and listen to my albums from the '60s and '70s.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Beach music is unique along the Grand Strand of the Carolinas. It all started in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the shag took hold.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Drivin', ridin', truckin'. We're on the road in everything from a Corvair (yes a song about a Corvair) to a Cadillac, from a Chevy Van to a Mack tr...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A look at Billboard's Hot-100, R&B and Country charts in the summers of 1970's. Simultaneous #1 hits on each of the charts in each of the summers,...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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#1 hits of summers past that appeared simultaneously in their genre on Billboard's Hot-100, R&B, and Country charts. Three from each summer, 1960 –...

  • Added: May 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:57:52
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Since 1986 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted "members" through a shroud of secrecy. Some of the best are inducted. But many of the best ...

  • Added: May 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Through music, this special edition of American Jukebox® celebrates the beginning of the return to "normal" after over a year of COVID lockdown.

  • Added: May 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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2021 marks two major anniversaries in pop, rock and soul music history: The Beach Boys formed 60 years ago and the "Philly soul" label, Philadelphi...

Bought by KSRQ, WMNR, and WYAP


  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:40:45
  • Purchases: 3
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The Grammy Awards were established in 1958 to recognize "good" music, elevate the taste in American popular music, and systematically ignore and ne...

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Love is life's most precious gift. These songs look at love from many angles.

Bought by WMNR and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Mad man, genius, irrational, wildly creative, cruel, respected, loved, despised: The art of Phil Spector is beyond legend.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 01:38:59
  • Purchases: 1
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To celebrate 14 years of American Jukebox, host Garrett Stack selects his favorite 14 songs from the '60s, and 14 more from the '70s.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:57
  • Purchases: 1
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John Lennon, founder of the Beatles, was murdered Dec. 8, 1980 at age 40. His music is remembered with the Beatles and as a solo artist.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Big names, hundreds of recordings, here are the not off the top of your head choices.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1