: Ray G.
March 13, 2004
Dave, my best friend sent me a link to your site. This is absolutely
incredible, because not only do you and I speak the same language (=
rare, rare, uncharted oldies!), but we have a few friends in common.
I also know Phlash (he was at my house in Cleveland last Summer), and
I have met Pat St. John.
At any rate....I went through your website, and especially your Playlists,
with glee! I have been a record collector for years and years, and
have one hell of a collection myself. I am 56 and have had an interest
in both radio and music since about 1960, when I was actually on the
radio at the tender age of 12, for about 6 months with a bunch of neighborhood
buddies. (But, that's another story in itself!) I have about 700 45s,
and have a ton of music from CDs and the Internet (I RAPED Napster
when they were in their heyday). I currently collect music on videotape,
using Beta HiFi Beta tapes. I have over 75 3-hour Beta HiFi tapes and
am still collecting.
At any rate....considering you have such an expansive record collection,
I wonder if you could help me with my Want List. I have published a
Want List since 1967, and thanks to Napster, about 90% of the rarest
wants are now gone...but that last 10% is really elusive. They are
both charter and uncharted solngs, but I'm looking for them in stereo
only...I have an expansive collection of Cleveland radio from the 1960s
thru the mid 1970s (which is when I got into home video, and music
and radio then fell by the wayside), but most of that is in gorgeous
mono, taken off A.M. radio. Please let me know if we can possibly help
each other. I could send you a list in the Exell format of what I have
clean, off CD or the Internet (LOTS of rare stuff there, too!), and
I could send you my Want List. Thanks for your time, and please get
back to me when you have the chance...looking forward to hearing from
: Linda G.:
March 7, 2004
I absolutely love your show and am glued to the radio at 5:00 p.m.
California time each Saturday afternoon. It has occurred to me
that you could perhaps make money by selling copies of your shows.
week, I think, "Wow, he's outdone himself this week" ....
and the shows just keep getting better and better!! How I wish I'd
taped the last couple of shows, as I'd loved to have gotten "She
Sleeps Alone" by Pat Shannon on tape!! Having grown up in the
San Francisco area, that song was played, but not for long. I was surprised
to hear you say that the song was top 20 on KHJ. I also loved the records
by the Fortunes you played on that show, and the British Invasion songs
you've played lately. I was absolutely amazed you had the music from
the cartoon show "Fireball XL5" (I think circa 1963/64)
at the beginning and end of your show which aired 3-6-04!! You
every week with something absolutely wonderful that I thought
I'd never hear again, and with many records I have never heard
I have a couple of song requests if you could possibly find the records.
Would you possibly have a record which came out in 1964 by a girl group called the
Accents entitled "I've Got Better Things to Do"?
It was descending the charts about the time "You've Lost That
Lovin' Feeling" came out. There's also another song I'd really
love to hear which got nowhere in this part of the country but was
a minor hit elsewhere called "Love Machine" by the Roosters
out of 1968. It has a sort of "Beatley" flavor. Also, could
you possibly play "She Sleeps Alone" again so I can
I wish you could do a longer show for XM Radio, but I'm absolutely
delighted to get to hear you when I can. I've let them know by phone
and E-mail just how much I love your show!! I also really enjoy the
fact that you tell us about the songs ... those wonderful tidbits of
information kind of remind me of Casey Kasim when he was just fine-tuning
his D.J. persona on KEWB in the Oakland/San Francisco area between
1961 and 1965. It's rare these days to hear someone playing records
on a radio who is really knowledgeable about the music, the labels,
the producers, etc.
Thanks again for your wonderful Relics and Rarities show!!! I really
am loving those obscure records--and, by the way, seemingly so many
great records came out late 1963 and throughout 1964-65 when the songwriters
such as those from the Brill Building and records produced by such
legends as Phil Spector and Snuffy Garrett were being imitated so well.
Might that be the subject of a future show? Whatever you play on future
shows, I'll love hearing it!! Thanks again.
From: Lee D.
March 1, 2004
There were so many tunes to like in the 8am show. I've always enjoyed
I'm Alive by the Hollies. Was it just that it was never released as
a single here, or did it totally flop when it came out, not even bubbling
under? It had that characteristic Hollies sound, so I can't imagine
why it didn't happen? Big Tops fan, and Yesterday's Dreams has always
been a favorite. Hadn't heard the Jimmy Ruffin or Cherry Slush tunes
before and enjoyed them!
Always liked that Bunny Sigler version of LTGTR. Changing Colors was
a revelation to me, never having heard it. When you played that Chartbusters
tune, it sent a chill up and down my spine. Hadn't heard it since the
month it came out. Their She's the One is in my 45's collection, and
I had a recollection of the tune, but had no idea it was the Chartbusters.
guessing it was the Newbeats until you back announced it (and played
a different Newbeats tune to follow it up).
But I ramble.........
Thanks as always for the wonderful show. Will that extra Friday night
at 11pm slot be yours on a regular basis on XM?
February 19th, 2004
I was born in 1958 and have two older brothers and one older sister.
Needless to say I have an avid memory of a lot of 60's music.
Every summer my family would go to Panama City Beach (64-65-66-67 timeframe)
so we heard a lot of "beach music", particularly that popular
in Ga-Fla-SC.. There was one song we all loved called "Broken
Arrow" that we were never ever to find to buy. Do you have
it? I have called my brothers and sister and asked them for the
artist and will let you know when I hear from them. I am sorry that
this is so sketchy but it is the best I can do right now.
By the way I love your show. It needs to be advertised more on XM Radio
as I just stumbled across it on a Saturday night.
January 31st, 2004
just gotten XM within the last couple of weeks, and I
have really enjoyed your show. It's so nice to hear things
the 60's I haven't heard yet and I especially liked the
Transit" that you played on tonight's show. I also got
a kick from the story about Captain Beefheart appearing on "AB",
I'd love to see that one, it must be up there with the time
that Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd was on. I have seen a clip of
the 13th Floor Elevators on "Where The Action Is" doing "Your
Gonna Miss Me", this is also a hoot as Clark clearly
doesn't have a clue as to what the Elevators are about.
request, any chance of playing "TNT" by The Nashville
Teens? This group is a fave of mine, their records always have
killer piano breaks (the pianist is John Hawken, he later ended
up in Keith Relf's version of Renaissance). It's the flip side
of "Google Eye".
show and "Rockabilly Roadtrip" on the 50's
channel are great and I look forward every week to hearing
January 25th 2004
Hey, Dave. Like on your show. I wish it was 2 hours instead of 1!!!
you heard of a group called The Banned? I think they
had a couple of "non-hits" in the 60's. I remember
hearing them on my AM radio...
me know if you have heard of them and if you can play.
up the good work.
xmradio listener since the beginning...
January 18th, 2004
Dave. Love the show -- it's a real pleasure to actually hear
the 60's that I've ever never heard, or at least haven't heard in decades.
one of your songs today, "Witchi Tai To," is
out on a legal CD: HARD TO
FIND 45s ON CD Vol. 6, on Eric Records 11512. Sounds great, and it's
another one, "Have I Stayed Too Long" by Sonny & Cher,
was on their Atco
CD THE BEAT GOES ON, #91796, from about 15 years ago. That one's the
single mix, and sounds okay.
when you do have to play mono 45RPM singles on the air, pan
the left and
right channels to center. That way, you'll cancel out almost half of
ticks and pops and noise, and it'll sound a lot better on the air.
if you're ever looking for any rare charted hits, let me know
see what I can do. There's a ton of stuff that never gets any air play
(even on XM), and I'd love to see these songs get out there.
again for the show. Now, if I can just remember when it's on
can be sure to tape it or listen to it live!