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10/30/09 – Halloween 3 – Death By Teenage!

Posted: October 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Pop, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments »

Death By Teenage!Death By Teenage – Teen Tragedy Songs From The 50s and 60s!

Death By Teenage was a feature that I used to run every Halloween night on my old XM Radio Show, “The Night Prowl”. Each year, I examined this sub-genre of rock n’ roll chart phenomenon. Most of these songs were huge records and the writers and artists just kept pumping them out. It wasn’t enough that many of these songs featured love tortured teens dying in car crashes, no no, they soon added plane crashes, train crashes, shark encounters and even lightning strikes. All of these teens share one comonality, they all suffered “DEATH BY TEENAGE!”

So let’s listen to some of the greatest, melodramatic teenage tragedy songs ever recorded. You’ll here 2 by Ray Peterson and Dickey Lee. Songs by The Shangri-Las, Cathy Carroll and Johnny Cymbal will also be featured.

Then, vote below for your all-time favorite teenage tragedy tune. Vote for “Other”, if yours is not listed and tell us why you voted in the “comments” section.

Get ready to cry until you laugh…it’s “Death By Teenage!”

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10/23/09 – Halloween Pt. 2 – Monsters You Know (I Put A Spell On You)

Posted: October 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, Pop, R&B, Rock n' Roll, rockabilly | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Because you’re mine…


Pop Culture Monsters (Drac, Frank, Wolfie & Mummy)

We celebrate part 2 of my 3 part podcast series on Halloween with many of the monsters and creatures you know from pop culture.  We’ll hear rare songs about Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Mummy.  You’ll hear ghoulishly groovy tunes from The Hollywood Flames, The Edgar Winter Group, John Zacherle and The Calvanes.

Vote for your favorite version of the classic, “I Put A Spell On You” and don’t miss next week’s final part in the series, “Death By Teenage”.

Which One Do You DIG The Most? - "I Put A Spell On You"

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10/16/09 – Halloween Pt. 1 – Creatures & Monsters (Monster Mash)

Posted: October 16th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, Pop, R&B, Rock n' Roll, rockabilly | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

It Was A Graveyard Smash…


Creature & Monster Songs

Welcome to part one of my three part Halloween series of themed podcasts.  We begin this very popular theme with songs about creatures and monsters.  You’ll hear frightful favorites from The Jayhawks, Dave Edmunds, John Zacherle and Bo Diddley.  Plus, a never before heard interview that I did with the now late great Bobby “Boris” Pickett.  I was only 15 years old when I got the chance to interview him and he was a true gentleman.

VOTE for your favorite version of the Halloween classic “Monster Mash” and get ready for more tricks and treats on next week’s show.

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "Monster Mash"

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10/9/09 – Airplane Songs (Leaving On A Jet Plane)

Posted: October 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Pop | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Oh babe, I hate to go…

Airplane Songs

The Friday Night Cat Fight takes to the friendly skies this week for songs about airplanes and flying.  So check your “vector” and get on-board, it just might be a bumpy ride.  We’ll hear classics from Roger Miller, Ray & Bob, The Steve Miller Band and many other tunes of turbulence in the sky.

Vote for your favorite version of “Leaving On A Jet Plane”.  Will it be Peter, Paul & Mary’s #1 hit interpretation of John Denver’s tune OR John Denver’s 1969 version that appeared on his first record?  You decide and please, keep your seatbelts fastened while in your seat and thank you for not smoking.

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "Leaving On A Jet Plane"

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10/2/09 – Chicken Songs (Little Red Rooster)

Posted: October 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll, rockabilly | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Chicken Baby Chicken…

Bird Songs Part 2

Chicken Songs

The “bird” theme continues on this week’s Podcast with songs about “Chickens”.  These songs are about chickens as birds, as food and also the dance.  You’ll hear groovy tunes by Cab Calloway, Amos Milburn, Lighnin’ Slim and The Rolling Stones.

This week’s Cat Fight is between Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke over the classic blues tune, “The (Little) Red Rooster”.  Dig on the show and then vote for your favorite version below.

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "The Red Rooster"

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