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


104 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Hey Mr - Dr - Count - Miss - King
Many recording artists record with a title before their names. These are some.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Many many song titles contain one word repeated two or three or more times. Listen to 34 of them here.

Bought by KSRQ and WEZU


  • Added: Jul 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Woven through this edition of American Jukebox are several big charted hits that were sung in languages other than English.

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: May 17, 2015
  • Length: 01:53:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Dance Show
The '60s and '70s saw dozens of new dances and songs about dancing. How many do you remember?

Bought by WHCP-LP, WMNR, WEZU, KPIP-LP, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:55:34
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Gender Equality Is Good
Standard edition of American Jukebox with a gender equality theme woven in.

Bought by WUFT and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:52:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: March to the Music
The music that accompanied the historic civil rights march, in March 1965.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:52:19
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Hour 1: Tribute to Lesley Gore who passed away on 2/16/15. She was 68. Hour 2: Movies have provided us with great songs. Here are several.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:22
  • Purchases: 1
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American Jukebox 196: Original sources of songs are often unknown, their roots. Sometimes cover recordings do better than the originals.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Cameo-Parkway Story
At the beginning of the rock era independent record labels emerged as powerhouses of pop, rock, and R&B. Cameo-Parkway was among the biggest.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Knock, Write, Call, Talk
Many a hit song has been written about communicating by letter, telephone, telegram, knocking and more.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Some of America's favorite records had no words. They were huge hits and sold millions.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cruisin' In the Sunshine
Songs about cars and trucks are as American as, well, the jukebox. This edition celebrates them all.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:52:33
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This standard edition of American Jukebox also features several selections from Bette Midler's November 2014 release of "It's The Girls," her homag...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:55:36
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Public radio depends on listener support. Here's how we do it at WMNR in Connecticut

Bought by KALH


  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Song titles with city and state names take us traveling around the US, and a few beyond.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carole King & Gerry Goffin
Three young couples wrote the soundtrack to Baby Boomers' lives: Goffin & King, Mann & Weil and Barry & Greenwich

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Celebrating 50 years of Phil Spector's Christmas Album and many other Baby Boomer favorites.

Bought by WEZU, KRPS, and WVRU


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:55:56
  • Purchases: 3
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'60s and '70s AM radio and jukeboxes were filled side-by-side with Top-10 hits of many genres

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:24
  • Purchases: 3
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Some records just stand out! These do for artistic merit, content, historical significance or performance. They're extraordinary.

Bought by WUFT, KSRQ, and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:53
  • Purchases: 3
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When you think about it, a lot of songs give us advice or make us think.

Bought by WMNR, WEZU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:52
  • Purchases: 5