Anyone notice Casey stopped his personal comments on songs by the late 70s? Guess he didn't like disco or 80s pop much?
Or maybe he just didn't pay as much attention to the songs, since he didn't have to with the voicetracking methods that were used in which he could just read the scripts without having to actually play or listen to the records. I think he at least somewhat liked a lot of disco songs, as he's alluded to the upbeat nature of the music as influencing his delivery; when disco was at his height his delivery was in a particularly energetic phase.
Casey did refer to songs he liked later on at least a few occasions; on his last-ever countdown in 2009 he professed his liking for Faith Hill's 1998 hit "This Kiss".
On this week's 1973 show, while introing Rocky Mountain High, Casey said Denver's Jet Plane was one of his favorite lyrics.
Yep, at #8 from the March 10th, 1973 (3/10/73) show played by XM last year, then Premiere this weekend, but Casey Kasem actually said "Here's a singer who wrote one of my favorite lyric songs, Leaving on a Jet Plane"...
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Post by dukelightning on Mar 22, 2014 15:11:18 GMT -5
On the 3/22/75 show, he said "My Boy" by Elvis was one of his favorites. Said it with a lot of conviction too. That's the show for today BTW. That was in the first hour. In the second hour, he said Helen Reddy's "Emotion" was one of his favorites. Let's see if he has a favorite in the third hour.
Post by lasvegaskid on May 18, 2014 19:58:24 GMT -5
When Casey liked a song, I think he tried extra hard to sell its move. Like on this week's 1973 show when he mentioned the veteran musicians of NYC "moving up five big notches" w/I'm Doing Fine when going from 28-33 that panel was a modest climb.
Casey liked "Wildflower" by Skylark, and said so while introducing it in the 6/2/73 countdown. In the same show, he seemed enthusiastic about Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Daddy* Could Swear, I Declare", outroing it with "Boy, that's another winner!"