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RetroJoe Bio, Part 1b

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The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1956 #6, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Jim Lowe  The Green Door (1956 #1)  buy on itunes
Ed Townsend  For Your Love (1958 #13, R&B #7)  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly  Early in the Morning (1958 #32)  buy on itunes
Sam Cooke   Chain Gang (1960 #2, R&B #2)  buy on itunes
Marty Wilde  Bad Boy (1960 #45)  buy on itunes
The Champs  Limbo Walk (1962 #40)  buy on itunes
Clyde McPhatter  Little Bitty Pretty One (1962 #25)  buy on itunes
The Velvelettes  Needle in a Haystack (1964 #45, R&B #31)  buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  Don't Worry Baby (1964 #24)  buy on itunes
Jr. Walker & The All Stars  How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You) (1966 #18, R&B #6)  buy on itunes
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Flamingo (Instrumental) (1966 #28)  buy on itunes
Johnny Nash  Hold Me Tight (1968 #5, R&B #21)  buy on itunes
The Grass Roots  Midnight Confessions (1968 #5)  buy on itunes
The Jackson 5  The Love You Save (1970 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Sunday Morning Coming Down (1970 #46)  buy on itunes
Bill Withers  Lean On Me (1972 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Credence Clearwater Revival  Someday Never Comes (1972 #25)  buy on itunes
The Hollies  The Air That I Breathe (1974 #6)  buy on itunes
The O'Jays  Put Your Hands Together (1974 #10, R&B #2)  buy on itunes
Parliament  Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk) (1976 #27, R&B #5)  buy on itunes
Peter Frampton  (I'll Give You) Money (1976)  buy on itunes
Chic   Le Freak (1978 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Nicolette Larson  Baby, Don't You Do It (1978-1979)  buy on itunes


These are songs that were mostly special to me in my growing and prime years of life. In this mix I've chosen a pop and R&B song for each even year from 1956 to 1978. Some of the most influential songs used here are tracks 1, 2, 9, and 13-19.
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Date: 8/2/2009
Some good picks, Joe! I find your remark about learning to love R&B very curious. As a long-time AOTM-er, I do recall that your earlier mixes had no soul or funk. (This was evident to me as the majority of my mix contributions were funk-driven -- my favorite genre -- and I was always on the lookout for new mixes posted on the site that included R&B.) Your more recent offerings have certainly shown an appreciation for Motown and soul artists. (By the way ... whaddya think of this new incarnation of AOTM? Wish the song listings were numbered, among other things.)

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