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


163 Pieces

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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 KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, and WMNR


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:08
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Instrumentals used to to be a big part of the Hot-100. Throughout the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s they ruled. Then they vanished.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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For ten years, the Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) radio served as a lifeline to "home" for the millions who served in Vietnam and southeast Asia.

Bought by KFSK, WABE, WMNR, KCNP, KING FM and more


  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 6
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During times of crisis and stress, lyrics of familiar songs can take on new meaning.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and WMNR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: (Ellie Greenwich circa 1963)
In the early 1960s women songwriters started to emerge. By the '70s and '80s they had come into their full glory. Here they are.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We've got a slew of forgotten hits that have fallen off the radar but were once much a part of the pop-rock-soul musical landscape. Jog it from the...

Bought by Raven Radio, Royalton Community Radio, and WYAP


  • Added: Feb 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Movies have given us some of the most unforgettable songs. Many have been big jukebox hits, and many have gotten Oscars and Grammys. You know them.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Feb 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Powerhouse women have given us some of the finest rock 'n' roll. Lookin' at the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:25:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Television commercials draw heavily on hit songs from the Baby Boomer generation. Here's a whole bunch – 32 to be exact.

Bought by Raven Radio


  • Added: Jan 12, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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To celebrate the 13th anniversary of American Jukebox® we've selected songs that peaked at #13 on the Hot-100, or ranked #13 on Billboard's End-Of-...

Bought by Raven Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2
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There's something about the harmony four people can bring to the record that excites.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Oct 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Design by Garrett Stack, Credit: Ken Burns background layer
Ken Burns' Country Music series on PBS is the inspiration for this look at the great American music blended from all people.

Bought by WMNR, Raven Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:50
  • Purchases: 3