Member Since: 9/14/2004
Total Mixes: 296
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RetroJoe Bio, Part 1b

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


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.)