The Box Tops: “Cry Like A Baby” b/w “Soul Deep”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #71–The Box Tops: “Cry Like A Baby” b/w “Soul Deep” – Collectables COL-3176 (A8/B8) Today’s jukebox classic was written by legendary songwriters Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn who also wrote such soul classics as “I’m Your Puppet” (for James & Bobby Purify), “A Woman […]

The Beach Boys: “California Girls” b/w “Let Him Run Wild”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #70–The Beach Boys: “California Girls” b/w “Let Him Run Wild” – Capitol 5464 (U7/V7) The A-side of today’s jukebox classic, “California Girls” has the greatest introduction to any record I have ever heard, and it’s a sound that slays me every time I hear […]

The Rascals: “A Beautiful Morning” b/w “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #68–The Rascals: “A Beautiful Morning” b/w “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long” – Atlantic Oldies Series OS 13039 (Q7/R7) Before Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, The Rascals were the group that put New Jersey on the musical map. The group consisted of Eddie Brigati on […]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive: “Let It Ride”

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #63–Bachman-Turner Overdrive: “Let It Ride” b/w “Tramp” – Mercury 73457 (E7/F7) There’s something to be said about what I call “big dumb rock records.” They’re the riff-crazy tracks that make you grab for your air guitar whilst rocking your head back and forth…oh, and […]

Johnny Rivers: “Secret Agent Man” b/w “Memphis”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #62– Johnny Rivers: “Secret Agent Man” b/w “Memphis” – Liberty Silver Spotlight Series 45 XW-101 (C7/D7) Johnny Rivers is a singer, songwriter, record producer and record label owner who is probably best known for the numerous live records he released featuring cover versions of […]

The Shocking Blue: “Venus”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #61– The Shocking Blue: “Venus” b/w “Hot Sand” – Colossus 45 C-108 (A7/B7) The group behind today’s jukebox classic was truly a one hit wonder in the United States, but Dutch band The Shocking Blue scored numerous hits in their native Holland. Even so, […]

Chuck Berry: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” b/w “Too Much Monkey Business”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #54– Chuck Berry: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” b/w “Too Much Monkey Business” – Chess 45-1635 (G6/H6) The great thing about having a jukebox is that you can make the B-side of a single the A-side with a flip of the record in the slot. […]

4th Of July Playlist

4th Of July Playlist Here’s my own personal 4th Of July Playlist. I’m sure there are songs you feel deserving of such an endeavor.  If so, add them and let me know…   Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaI5IRuS2aE Ray Charles: America The Beautiful  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg The Beach Boys: Spirit Of America  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc0cvsSwvs0 Grateful […]

? And The Mysterians: “96 Tears” b/w “I Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #40 – ? And The Mysterians: “96 Tears” b/w “I Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby” – Abkco 45 RPM Single 4020 (U4/V4) Who are ? and the Mysterians…that is the question. ? And The Mysterians formed in 1962 and was the first Latino […]

The Trashmen: “Surfin’ Bird” b/w The Castaways “Liar Liar”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #32 – The Trashmen: “Surfin’ Bird” b/w The Castaways “Liar Liar” – Eric 45 RPM Single 247 (E4/F4) Today’s jukebox classic is a near-perfect pairing of two garage rock classics by two different artists on one solid 45 RPM record (and on the Eric […]

Today in Rock History – May 10th

1966, A year after returning to her home state of Texas from San Francisco, Janis Joplin heads west again. She was summoned by Chet Helms, a friend who is now managing Big Brother & the Holding Company. He dispatches Travis Rivers, an old acquaintance of Janis’ from her Port Arthur, Texas days to convince the […]

“Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed After the huge success of the Transformer album and its top-twenty single “Walk On The Wild Side,” Lou Reed delivered his most beautifully disturbing album as a follow up. The concept album, Berlin was considered at the time to be a […]

Tommy James & The Shondells: “Hanky Panky”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #15 – Tommy James & The Shondells: “Hanky Panky” b/w “It’s Only Love” – Collectables Roulette Reissue 45 RPM Single COL-0261 (I2/J2) Today’s song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich under the name The Raindrops in twenty minutes as a quickie B-side […]

3D Help

This is  The 3D RadioActivity at the #275 mark, and on this episode we are exploring how helpful music can be.  It is a multi-purpose simple word that can be a verb; 1.  To make it easier for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources. “May I help you find something?” 2.  […]

Today in Rock History – March 10th

1965, Davie Jones (David Bowie) and the Manish Boys appeared at the Bromel Club, Bromley Hill, England. 1965, The Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” goes to number one. It’s the first single by a British act to top the American charts but not make the charts in Britain, where it was unreleased. 1966, The Who […]