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


153 Pieces

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Baby Boomers have lost hundreds of their music personalities. We remember them and their music here.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hold on before you think you know what I mean. In the biz, "classics" are designated well-known songs that never charted on Billboard's Hot-100. Bi...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
It wasn't always the case that males and females shared the lineup of vocal groups. The sea change happened in the '60s.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:45:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Joel Whitburn and his company, Record Research Inc, scientifically calculate the rankings of the #1 hits in the decades. This is the '60s and the '...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:08
  • Purchases: 2
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Yacht Rock is a sub-genre of pop-rock very popular in the mid '70s to mid '80s. But nobody called it Yacht Rock. Now they do.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Aug 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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It's a cruel world, a wild world, a young world, my world, and I'm on top of the world. It's all about worlds and how we see them. Each of us sees ...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Parties are fun. You eat, dance, drink, chat, and have a great time. Music makes the party. Here it is.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Songs often go to the core of our emotions running the gamut from euphoria to depression. Here are 3 dozen.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The sound, the emotion, the energy is all different in live concerts. UR There takes you to the venue and gives you a front row seat.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2