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


108 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Starting with the rock era, many singers and singing members of groups wrote and performed their own music. In the '70s, that phenomenon exploded a...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When acoustic guitars and basses went electric and added drums and other instruments, folk-rock was born in the mid-1960's. Several examples are he...

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  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Cover versions of big hits are sometimes preferred, sometimes not. You judge.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:14
  • Purchases: 1
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There would be precious few great hits of the '60s and '70s if it weren't for the thrilling sounds of R&B, Soul, Funk and Disco and the black artis...

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
Heavily edited into pledge drive segments, American Jukebox #160 includes some big novelty hits among the general jukebox offerings.

Bought by WMNR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:30:48
  • Purchases: 1
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It goes without saying: Chantels, Shangri-Las, Chiffons, Ronettes, Supremes, Shirelles, Angels, Crystals, Girlfriends, Candy & the Kisses, etc. etc.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Infidelity, dishonesty, hurt and pain are staples of pop, rock, and soul. And it swings both ways. Men and women are equally guilty.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:56:59
  • Purchases: 1
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It took a while, but by the late '60s and beyond, songs about women taking charge emerged. Here's a fun bunch.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:08
  • Purchases: 1
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The top-10 male and top-10 female solo artists from each decade of the '60s and '70s are revealed.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Feb 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Happy songs about all things sweet and nice like sugar, candy, popsicles, honey, flowers - you get the idea.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Never in the Top-20! These classics have stood the test of pop, rock, & soul time. Every one never even made it to the Top-20, let alone the Top-10...

Bought by KPIK-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Some of the biggest rock, pop & soul hits have fallen through the cracks and rarely heard. They've been unearthed and revived here on The Lost Top-10.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:56:44
  • Purchases: 1
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For the 11th anniversary of American Jukebox® we look at three sets of 11: Top-11 Folk Songs of the '60's; Top-11 Food songs of the '60s; The numbe...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Baby Boomers grew up. Their musical tastes expanded. For them, Christmas is now beyond the Chipmunks, Snoopy's Red Baron and those Two Front Teeth.

Bought by KRPS, KHNS, KSRQ, WNMU-FM, WMNR and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:02
  • Purchases: 6
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Previously broadcast 2-hour American Jukebox® 194 has been edited and divided into 9 segments for pledge/fundraising breaks.

Bought by WEZU and WMNR


  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:26:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Do you love it when rock and pop are infused with classical music elements? There's a name for that: "Baroque Rock & Pop."

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Each year the Grammy organization inducts recordings of qualitative or historical significance into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Here are 33.

Bought by KPIK-LP, WEZU, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:19
  • Purchases: 3
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Tons of songs have walk or talk in their titles. How many can you name?

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:33
  • Purchases: 2
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No escaping songs that use color to illustrate their points.

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Tracing the hometown roots of our favorite Baby Boomer artists. One thing's for sure, they're all made in America.

Bought by WEZU and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 2