djjoe1960 - thank you for all the shows! Wishing you and yours many Christmas blessings.
Thanks for the kind words and blessings--same to you and all the other people who enjoy the countdown. The shows are truly a labor of love, especially the shows from the 1960's, as we try to keep the songs from that era alive.
The first Cash Box Countdown on WBME is from January 6, 1973. It features a #1 that has special sentimental value to me. I got to visit my favorite station when I was a teenager--CKLW in Windsor (across the river from Detroit). The number one song the week my family and I visited the station is #1 on the show.
The countdown will be heard on WBME Monday, January 2nd at 9 am and 9 pm--or Saturday, January 7 at 4 am ( ).
By the way, the newest 'on demand' show is from December 7, 1974--which features 4 solo hits by the Ex-Beatles and is from the year that Cash Box had the most #1's in it's 52 year history of pop charts.
By the way, I have completed shows for the first half of 2017--but am always happy to take requests. If you would like to request a countdown from the Cash Box charts simply look at any of the weekly charts from 1964-84 and let me know in a message of a certain week you would like featured in an upcoming countdown.
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Cash Box Countdown on WBME this week is the chart from January 13, 1968. It features a #1 song that reached the top of the chart twice during the year (although in very drastically different versions). Listen to the show at 9 am or 9 pm on Monday, the 9th or at 4 am on Saturday the 14th.
I discovered these shows a few weeks ago and are really appreciating them. Thanks for your efforts Joe.
Thanks retroguy, and to everyone else who listens--it makes the time and effort put into each show worth it.
The Cash Box Countdown that will air (stream) this week on WBME is from a chart dated January 25, 1964. This gives everyone a chance to hear what pop music was like before the British invasion. The show will be on at 9 (am or pm) on Monday, January 23rd and re-broadcast at 4 am on Saturday, January 28th.
Joe: Think you meant January 25, 1964. It was a great one!
Yep, you are right--it was 1964. It gives everyone a chance to see what pop music was like before the British invasion (except for what's at #1). When I listen to the pop music of the early '60's (1960-63)--most of the time there was a mix of dance songs (The Twist, Loco-motion), A/C stuff (Andy Williams and most of Elvis' stuff from that time frame, Connie Francis, Ray Charles) and vocal groups (Beach Boys, 4 Seasons, Marvelettes, Shirelles). During that time frame there are probably no more than 6 #1's that you could consider rock songs. Looking at the #1's on Cash Box for 1964 there are at least 8 #1's that could be considered as rock n roll--a huge turnaround.
The Cash Box Countdown airing on WBME on Monday, February 13th, at 9 (am or pm) is for the week ending February 11, 1978 (the same chart date that SiriusXM ran this week end). There will be no Saturday broadcast this week end.
Wow! What crazy weather we are having here in the Atlanta area--flowers and trees are already beginning to bloom and I may have to cut my grass for the first time ever during the month of February.
This week's Cash Box Countdown is from 2-18-1967 and features a song that reached the top of the chart that did not reach #1 in Billboard. You can hear the show on Monday, February 20th (President's Day) at 9 (am or pm) or on Saturday, February 25 at 4 am (All times Eastern).
Post by dukelightning on Feb 19, 2017 16:52:38 GMT -5
I think I was given wrong information about who you are. Josh Joel was the name given to me and that person used to have a membership here under that name and was from Minnesota IIRC. Also thought that person was more into the 80s and 90s. Anyway, here in Raleigh, part of my lawn needs to be mowed too. But will probably hold off until the whole lawn needs to be mowed. We are heading towards possibly our warmest winter on record here.
There is a guy who has a countdown show on WBME by the name of Josh Joel (Retro Soul Countdown airs on Tuesdays)--but I am not him. I live in Roswell (about 20 miles north of Atlanta) and I worked as a disc jockey from 1979-1993 at a variety of radio stations (A/C, Country, Classical, Christian and Pop/Top 40).
My favorite years for pop music (and the ones I am most knowledgeable about) are from 1964-1984--that is why the countdowns concentrate on that 20 year period.
As far as the weather here goes, I am sure this is one of the warmest winters on record here, as well.
Post by dukelightning on Feb 19, 2017 18:08:44 GMT -5
^Thanks for the clarification. He was obviously....he being bestmusicexpert btw...referring to Joel and I somewhat thought it was you he was talking about. I was also going to write in that post that he was R&B influenced. Going to have to checkout his countdown out as I am into R&B a lot too. Checked out your 1970 countdown out a couple weeks ago. You actually sound like a guy that used to do countdowns out of Conn. by the name of pandy that has also disappeared from this board like about 100 other people over the years.