Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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CLASSIC ‘PAMS’ RADIO JINGLES HEARD ON: WJBK 15!

January 31st, 2017

WJBK ‘PAMS’ Series 15 ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

 WJBK-AM * “WJBK Radio 15 Sounds To Live By! * 1960-1961

50TH! TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION: TOP HITS OF ’67!

January 31st, 2017

 “GEORGY GIRL” * THE SEEKERS *  CAPITOL (1967)

50TH! TALKIN’ ‘BOUT MY GENERATION: TOP HITS OF ’67!

January 31st, 2017

“WORDS OF LOVE” * THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS *  DUNHILL (1967)

50TH! ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES PLAY TO WIN AT WHISKY-A-GO GO . . . JANUARY 28, 1967

January 30th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

Miracles’ Whisky Performance Stellar; Club’s Mikes Are Not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES — Smokey Robinson and the Miracles prove that a hit record creates loyal fans. When the Whisky A Go Go reopened last Thursday (January 12) after a face-lifting, fans flocked to the opening show. The foursome’s opening was a happy, noisy affair. Some 85 per cent of the crowd were young girls who bounced and sang in their seats with the performers.

SMOKEY ROBINSON and the Miracles, 1966

The club’s management has reacted to the recent abolishing of teenage dance permits, by moving the stage out where the dance floor formerly was. The hour was SRO for the Miracles, whose singing was marred by poor mike balances with a good eight-piece band which covered them up front with their own
dynamics.

Consequently, much of the quartet’s harmonies and counterpoints were lost in the front seats. Robinson handles his solos with exuberance while his aides provide the oohs and aahs.

Repertoire encompasses some good numbers like “Poinciana” and “Yesterday” and the “Best Is Yet to Come,” but they suffered because of bad sound balances. On the jump tunes, like “Mickey’s Monkey,” “Ooh Baby, Baby” and “Going To A Go-Go,” the quartet works hard and involves the crowd.

Motown act has a subtle sex appeal which helps build visual appeal. To be an effective club act, the group needs better control over its back up bands to allow their own vocal blendings to come through. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; January 28, 1967)

THE SCENE OUTSIDE the Whisky-A-Go Go in West Hollywood, at the corner of Clark and Sunset Blvd, in Los Angeles. On January 12, 1964, Johnny Rivers was booked for live on-stage performances at the Whiskey’s premiere opening that year. Exactly three years later to the day, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles took to the Whiskey stage with a live performance for the club’s grand-reopening, January 1967.

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A MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACK ’69! DAVID RUFFIN

January 30th, 2017

BY THE END OF JUNE 1968 DAVID RUFFIN had been dropped as the Temptations’ front-man due to personal indifferences alleged with Berry Gordy and members in the group. But by year’s end, Ruffin, by then vigorously still pursuing his talents as a solo artist with Motown, was awarded his first single, My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me).’  The single, written and produced by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol, was released by Motown Records, January 1969. The album above, titled as same as Ruffin’s first solo single, was to be released later in May of that year.


DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’69!

January 30th, 2017

DAVID RUFFIN * My Whole World Ended * MOTOWN 1969

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’60

January 30th, 2017

“SHOP AROUND” (INSTRUMENTAL) * The Miracles * 1960

THE ALL HIT LIST Z-95.5! WCZY-FM WEEK OF 01/04/1988

January 27th, 2017

WCZY-FM January 04, 1988

WCZY-FM TOP 40 MUSIC GUIDE COMPILED THRU RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY
Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Michael Jackson * WCZY-FM (No. 01)

Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * George Harrison * WCZY-FM (No. 02)

Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Whitney Houston * WCZY-FM (No. 03)

Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Eric Carmen * WCZY-FM (No. 04)

Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Elton John * WCZY-FM (No. 05)

BONUS! Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Huey Lewis * WCZY-FM (No. 08)

BONUS! Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Whitesnake * WCZY-FM (No. 11)

BONUS! Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Expose * WCZY-FM (No. 20)

BONUS! Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Jody Watley * WCZY-FM (No. 22)

BONUS! Z-95 FM THE ALL HIT LIST * Stevie Wonder * WCZY-FM (No. 38)


DICK PURTAN WCZY-FM January 04, 1988


KIM CARSON WCZY-FM March 11, 1988


WCZY-FM TOP 40 MUSIC GUIDE COMPILED THRU RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

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The above TEN songs (WCZY 01/04/1988) as numbered on the survey was randomly selected by the author for your listening enjoyment, here.


Above WCZY music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

A DETROIT ‘CZY-FM 95.5 NEWSPAPER 1988 FLASHBACK

January 27th, 2017


Saturday, June 17, 1989

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WCZY-FM ‘Kim Carson Joins Rank of the Ex-WCZY Army’ 

(Above WCZY related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).

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HUDSON’S: A DETROIT 1963 RADIO DJ AD FLASHBACK!

January 27th, 2017


Sunday, May 12, 1963

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “See Celebrities All Week Hudson’s Music Store”

(Above Hudson’s ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2016; Newspapers.com).

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