K-Chuck Radio: Paul McCartney’s not quite dead yet…

I know you’ve heard about one of the craziest urban legends in rock music history.  But in case you haven’t, I’ll give you a quick primer. At some point in 1966, Paul McCartney left a Beatles recording session and drove away.  He stopped and picked up a hitchhiker, who as he continued to drive, suddenly…

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K-Chuck Radio: I feel like tightening up…

Sometimes you just need to find the funkiest, nastiest, grooviest tracks that are buried deep, deep, deep in your record collection, dust them off, and blast them at full volume to whoever is in the general radius. So on today’s K-Chuck Radio, I’m doing just that.   This is a batch of 45’s that are just…

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K-Chuck Radio: 21 years without Marc Hunter

Longtime readers of this blog will know that I am a devout fan of the New Zealand rock band Dragon.  Their songs are melodic and on point; and their original lead singer Marc Hunter was blessed with equal amounts of vocal talent and charisma. Marc passed away in 1998.  He was only 44 years old. …

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K-Chuck Radio: How to enjoy a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack

The previews for the new Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood are enticing.  I definitely want to see how one of the most inspiring directors of our time can use the backdrop of 1960’s-era Hollywood to create something vibrant and special. And if you’re a Tarantino fan, you know that one of…

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K-Chuck Radio: Ah-one, and ah-four, and ah-three, and ah-two…

YouTuber Adam Emond has carved out a precise little niche for himself on the channel.  He takes popular songs and re-edits the track – so that the second and fourth beats in each song are swapped. You may need to go to your medicine cabinet and break out the Excedrin.  This may hurt. In doing…

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The Garfield Fleming experience – whether it’s 1981 or 2019…

You would have to be a really dedicated fan of early 1980’s club music to know about Garfield Fleming.  Fleming was a former member of the legendary soul group The Delfonics, joining the group after their early 1970’s hits – but taking part in some successful tours with the group. In 1981, Fleming recorded a…

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K-Chuck Radio: It’s more 70’s hits you totally forgot about!

Every so often, I’ll come across an online streaming radio station that will have plenty of classic oldies on it.  And then, all of a sudden, there will be a track that I’ve never heard before – but it sounds totally awesome.  Now if the streaming radio station doesn’t announce the title or the artist,…

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K-Chuck Radio: As I walk through this world…

I want to share this little track with you.  It’s a 1961 doo-wop track by a Chicago-based group, the Dukays, with lead singer Eugene Dixon. “The Girl’s a Devil” earned the Dukays a contract with the tiny Nat record label, and eventually the Dukays went back in the studio to record sides for future singles. …

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