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Friday, August 12, 2022

Recommended Station #1, Boss Radio 66, August 2022

Thanks to Peter Skiera for recommending Boss Radio 66 as the #1 station for August in his Recommended Stations newsletter!  Here's an excerpt from our interview.

Two and a half years ago I recommended a fantastic oldies Internet station called Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban by New Jersey station WFMU. That stream was expertly programmed by Debbie Daughtry. After 18 years at WFMU she was let go by the station manager during the summer of 2020, so she took all her records and went home. She then did what any music and radio geek would have done- she started her own station! Boss Radio 66 is a new and improved version of Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban with a minty fresh taste. She also forced WFMU to drop the “Ichiban” name. You go girl.

Songs I’ve Never Heard

As with Daughtry’s previous station, most of the artists on Boss Radio 66 I’ve never heard of before. Examples? The Monks, The Vibrations, The Rhythm Rockers, The Exciters, Wanda Jackson, The Iguanas, and The Apostles. Even the names I was familiar with like Chuck Berry, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Zombies, The Ronettes, The Kinks, and The Guess Who, featured songs that weren’t monster hits but were nonetheless most enjoyable to listen to. There’s nothing particularly special about your average oldies station, but my Recommended Stations are never average. In the case of Boss Radio 66, it gives life to forgotten rock and soul gems from the 50’s and 60’s. If you think that drastically limits BR66’s playlist, your ears will be pleasantly surprised. Boss Radio 66’s music library exceeds 8,800 songs. The music libraries of most of my Recommended Stations don’t even come close to that figure. Of course, quality is more important than quantity, but I have no complaints in that department either.

Vintage Fluff

In between song sets, the retro vibe is further reinforced with nifty vintage sound bites and radio adverts like the “Pepsi generation” and “Diet Rite” spots, an extended segment from the US Army’s In Sound radio program, B movie trailers, a Dragnet-inspired public service announcement, and old radio station jingles performed by The Johnny Mann Singers. Some stations go overboard with this kind of fluff and it can border on annoying, but Boss Radio 66 strikes just the right balance between music and nostalgic clips.

Unlike most of the people I’ve interviewed for my Recommended Stations, Daughtry, like myself, actually has professional radio experience, having worked for NPR, WQXR, WNYC, Air America Radio, and her time with WFMU. That experience lends Boss Radio 66 a consistent, professional sound. It also has a clean sound since it streams in the AAC audio codec. I re-established contact with Daughtry to get the story behind her new station.

Peter: Why the name Boss Radio 66?

Debbie: It could mean 66 on the AM Dial or the year 1966, when so much great music was being released.

Peter: Assuming most of your listeners are from the US, what are the other leading countries?

Debbie: UK and France.

Peter: Tom Hanks created an hour-long Rockabilly/Surf/Hot Rod radio show exclusively for Boss Radio 66?

Debbie: Tom Hanks has been a DJ for the past year, with 9 shows to date. The name of his show is Songs From The Back Of The Station Wagon. All of our archived shows are uploaded to Mixcloud.

Peter: How did the Hanks show come about?

Debbie: Tom was a big fan of the Ichiban stream and he sent me a type-written letter @ 10 years ago. We became pen pals and when I told him I'd been fired from WFMU, he offered to do a guest DJ set for me. That was last July and he's done 8 more shows since then! He's a great DJ.

Peter: Do you have a favorite strange album or song?

Debbie: So many! I especially love weird advertising records.

Peter: How does Boss Radio 66 stay on the air?

Debbie: We are listener supported. Fans can donate via Ko-Fi or Patreon

Peter: Anything else to add, Debbie?

Debbie: We are always looking for new DJ's who spin obscure 60's music! Get in touch

Boss Radio 66 is a fun, upbeat Internet station you won’t soon grow weary of listening to. It sounds so sweet you could practically spread it on a biscuit. It’s a great summer station, too, though I started tuning in long before the summer rolled around. Even though it’s technically an oldies station it maintains a fresh sound since every song isn’t burned into your cerebral cortex. It also helps that it’s programmed by someone who knows exactly what she’s doing and has major respect for the music. Hey- If it’s good enough for Tom Hanks…

Horror House on Highway 5


With The Spookshow Serenade

1. "So, you want to visit a haunted house?" – excerpt from "Sounds to Make You Shiver" LP
2. Dinner with Drac – The Cramps (live 10/31/99)
3. It – Johnny Fraser and the Regalaires
4. Haunted Sax – The Night Caps
5. House in the Alley – The Brassetts
6. The Weird One – The Graytones
7. Night of the Vampire – The Moontrekkers
8. Down in the Basement – The Munsters
9. The Haunted Pad – Ted Taylor Four
10. Graveyard – The Phantom Five
11. "I double dare you." – Ralph Bell (from "Scary Spooky Stories")
12. Haunted House – The Creed Taylor Orchestra
13. Carnival of Souls – Combustible Edison
14. House on Haunted Hill – Frank De Vol and His Orchestra
15. Faces in the Dark (Martenot Theme) – Janine De Waleyne and Her Martenot
16. Down in the Lab – Deadbolt
17. S̩ance on a Wet Afternoon РSir Julian at the Organ with Orchestra and Chorus
18. "These are the creatures that are present with us." - from "Ghost Story and Sound Effects" (Ball Records)
19. Dead (alternate take) – The Poets
20. "E.S.P" Theme for Shock Theater – The Weirdos
21. The Chiller (A Very Short Story) – Googie Rene Combo
22. Haunted – The Madmen
23. The Friendly Undertaker – The Alleykatz
24. Haunted Castle – The Kingsmen
25. Night Creature – The Run-A-Ways
26. The Phantom Driver – Hal Blaine and the Young Cougars
27. The Purple Monster – Dean Hightower (George Barnes)
28. The Green Werewolf – The Pharaohs
29. Graveyard – The Blazers
30. Black Widow – The Bootmen
31. Monster Beat – The Beatniks

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Coverama 2!

The Soup Greens: Like a Rolling Stone
Evil: Whatcha Gonna Do About It
The Who: The Last Time
The Young Rascals: Slow Down
We The People: She Does Everything for Me
The Second Coming: I Feel Free
The Embrooks: Say Those Magic Words
The Rationals: I Need You
The Eyes: Get Off My Cloud
The Ventures: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Nobody's Children: Junco Partner
Detroit: Rock n' Roll
Joshua Dyke: Cheating
The Mal Thursday Quintet: O Lucky Man!
The Double Feature: Baby Get Your Head Screwed on
The Ventures: Louie Louie
Motorhead: Louie Louie/God Save the Queen
Sex Pistols: Substitute/I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The Clash: Wrong 'Em Boyo/I Fought the Law
The Ventures: Music to Watch Girls By
David Jones & The Lower Third: I Pity the Fool
David Bowie: Where Have All the Good Times Gone
Miriam: Don't Talk to Strangers
Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and a Holler: Sukiyaki
Them: Baby Please Don't Go
The Blues Magoos: Gloria
X: Soul Kitchen
Greg "Stackhouse" Prevost: Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)
Terry Reid: Superlungs (My Supergirl)
Cheap Trick: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra: Heart of Stone
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
The Byrds: This Wheel's on Fire
The Fabs: That's the Bag I'm In
Roy Orbison: Candy Man
The Animals: The Other Side of This Life
Eric Burdon: Hold on, I'm Coming
The Gamma Goochies: Love Man
The Rolling Stones: That's How Strong My Love Is
Clarence Reid: Polk Salad Annie

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

The week of August 8 was pretty typical for the summer of 1966: Vietnam, the space race, the Beatles, cosmic retribution, the Pill . . . oh, and a “rainmaker” hard at work in drought-stricken San Diego. This week’s episode is also the penultimate for This Week in ‘66. Can you believe it’s been a year already? 


“A Hero’s Medal Given to Widow,” San Francisco Examiner, June 15, 1967, 15. 

“A Near Sell-out for Beatles in Detroit,” The Oakland Tribune, August 14, 1966, 5. 

“Apology by Beatles Wins DJ’s Approval,” Lake Charles American-Press (Lake Charles, Louisiana), August 13, 1966, 7. 

“Ban Beatles Event to be in Marshall,” The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana), August 11, 1966, 8. 

“Beatle Burners,” Odessa American (Odessa, Texas), August 14, 1966, 

“Beatle Sorry About Remark, ‘But It’s Still True,’” The Oakland Tribune, August 12, 1966, 8. 

Brody, Jane E., “Birth Control Study Finds No Proof Pill is Unsafe; Panel F.D.A. Sponsored Asks More Research to Get at the Facts,” New York Times, August 15, 1966, 1. 

“Chicago Teen-agers Still Adore Beatles,” The Oakland Tribune, Saturday, August 13, 1966, 12-B. 

“Deluge of 1916 Recalled; Amateur Rainmaker Seeking to Fill Nearly Dry Reservoir,” The Los Angeles Times, August 10, 1966, 3. 

“‘Honest Error’ in Ship Attack; Widow of Skipper Bitter,” The Oakland Tribune, August 12, 1966, 1. 

Kirkman, Don, “Research Shows Birth Control Pill Not Causing Female Illness,” El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, Texas), August 15, 1966, 1. 

“Lightning Hits KLUE,” August 14, 1966, The Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas), 2. 

“‘Mistake’ Raid Hits U.S. Ship; Two Coast Guardsmen Die in Second Misdirected Air Strike in Two Days,” The Oakland Tribune, August 11, 1966, 1. 

“Rainmaker Gives Up on Production,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), August 18, 1966, 2.

“Roar of Jets; Sparse Turnout for Beatle Entry,” The Oakland Tribune, August 11, 1966, 16. 

West, Richard, “Spacecraft Starts 35-Day Trip to Photograph Areas on the Moon,” The Los Angeles Times, August 11, 1966. 1. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022



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Scratchy Singles


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Sookie Sookie - Don Covay
2. The Joker Went Wild - Brian Hyland
3. There Was A Time - James Brown
4. Whole Lotta Love - C.C.S.
5. Last Night - Mar-Keys
6. I'm A Man Of Action - Jimmy Hughes
7. Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
8. Outa Space - Billy Preston
9. Telstar - Tornadoes
10. Ain't That Loving You Baby - Jerry Butler & Betty Everett
11. Blues In The Night - Doris Day
12. The Lady Wants To Twist - Steve Lawrence
13. Playgirl - Thee Prophets
14. He Ain't Give You None - Freddie Scott
15. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
16. Bull Dog - Shangri-Las
17. The City Never Sleeps At Night - Nancy Sinatra
18. The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass ft. Herb Alpert
19. Move On Up - Flying Lizards
20. Give Me One More Chance - Wilmer Alexander Jr & the Dukes
21. C.C. Rider - Bobby Powell
22. Come And Give Your Love To Me - New Colony Six
23. Dix-A-Billy - Lavern Baker
24. Kon-Tiki - The Islanders

Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Coverama!

Thee Monarchy V: I'm Gonna Make You Mine
MC5: I Can Only Give You Everything
The Untold Fables: Get the Picture?
The Cynics: My Brother, The Man
The Muleskinners: Backdoor Man
The Chesterfield Kings: Bad Woman
The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
The Morlocks: Who Do You Love
The Higher State: 7&7 Is
The Crawdaddys: Pretty Face
The Animals: Bright Lights, Big City
The Voodoo Dolls: 1-2-5
The Miracle Workers: Hey Little Bird
Thee Headcoats: I Want You to Come Into My Life
Joe Cocker: I'll Cry Instead
The Strypes: Leaving Here
The Royal Flares: Going All the Way
Lyres: Stormy
Question Mark & The Mysterians: Don't Give It Up Now
The Malarians: Ten O'Clock
The Mal Thursday Quintet: The Other Side of This Life
The Dwarves: I'm a Living Sickness
The Electric Prunes: I've Got My Mojo Working
Davie Allan & The Arrows: The Shape of Things to Come

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The 13th Floor Elevators: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Brian Jonestown Massacre: I Fought the Law
The Marshmallow Overcoat: Groovy Little Trip
Spoon: I Just Don't Understand
The Skunks: Memphis
Sons of Hercules: Shakin' Street
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Sway
The Satelliters: Girl It's Over

The Brood: Beat Girl
Flamin' Groovies: Can't Explain
The Yardbirds: Pretty Girl
The Move: So You Want to Be a Rock n' Roll Star
The Nomads: Five Years Ahead of My Time
Lulu: Morning Dew
The Chemistry Set: See Emily Play
David Bowie: Don't Bring Me Down
Plan 9: I Can't Stand This Love, Goodbye
Pat Boone: Tutti Frutti

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

The first week of August 1966 was not only a microcosm of that whole tumultuous year, but also a harbinger of the twenty-first century. There was gun violence, racial unrest, calls for liberalized abortion laws, a celebrity wedding, and, of course, John Lennon versus the fundamentalists. 


Barnes, Michael, “Finding No ‘Responsible’ Book on Shooting, He Wrote One,” Austin American-Statesman, July 31, 2016, D-9. 

“Beatle Boycott Widening in Dixie,” New York Daily News, August 4, 1966, 14. 

Bruckner, J.D.R., “King Hit By Rock as Whites Resist Civil Rights Marchers,” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1966, 1. 

Cleave, Maureen, “The Beatles, Part III; John in His Gorilla Suit, Seeking What?” The Detroit Free Press, May 8,1966, 28.

“Epstein Arrives in U.S., Trying to Halt Beatle Ban Bandwagon,” The Los Angeles, Times, August 6, 1966, 27.

Haber, Joyce, “It Was Luci’s Day All the Way as She Became Mrs. Nugent,” The Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1966, 1. 

“John, the Beatle’s, Quote on Jesus ‘Out of Context,’” The Miami News, August 5, 1966, 20. 

“Knife Misses, King Stoned,” New York Daily News, August 6, 1966, 2. 

“Local Radio Station Joins Beatle Ban,” The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina), August 3, 1966, 1. 

McCabe, Charles, “We’re More Popular Than Jesus Now,” Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), April 22, 1966, 24. 

“Quote Angers Beatle Fans,” The Selma Times-Journal (Selma, Alabama), August 2, 1966, 10. 

“Sniper Buried Beside Mother He Murdered,” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1966, 15. 

Thornhill, Barbara, “Sorry About That, But You Can Still Hear the Beatles in Macon,” The Macon News (Macon, Georgia), August 4, 1966, 8.

“Weekend TV; 3 Networks to Cover Luci’s Wedding Today,” The Los Angeles, Times, August 6, 1966, 28. 

“With Tears of Joy; Luci, Pat Nugent Exchange Vows,” The Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1966, 1. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022



With Mark Ehmcke

1. The Beat Generation - Bob McFadden and Dor
2. Beat Girl - Adam Faith
3. Recitation - Fred Gwynne (Far Out Munsters)
4. Kookie's Mad Pad - Edd "Kookie" Burns
5. Teenage Beatnik - Louis Nye
6. Opp-Pop--A-Da - Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra
7. Like Young - Perry Como
8. Beatnik - The Royal Jokers
9. Basic Hip - Del Close & John Brent
10. Crazy Vibrations - The Bikinis
11. Bongo Beatin' Beatnik - Joe Hall & the Corvettes
12. Twisted - Lambert, Hendrick & Ross
13. Beatnik Daddy - Barbara Evans
14. Doin' the Beatnik Twist - Huey Smith and the Clowns
15. Sorta Blue - Henry Mancini
16.The Beat Generation - Paul Evans
17. High School Drag - Phillipa Fallon
18. Pad - Bobby Summers
19. Beatnik Bill - Richard Pine
20. The Image Pt. 1 - Hank Levine
21. Like I Love You - Edd "Kookie' Burns
22. Recitation - Kelton Garwood (Far Out Munsters)
23. Laughin' Beatnik - Johnny Beeman
24. Kerouazy - Don Morrow
25. Beat-nik - J.M. Van Eaton
26. Beatnik Baby - The Bee Hives
27. No Pictures, Please - Rod McKuen
28. Professor Bop - Three Bips, A Bop
29. Reaching Into In - Ken Nordine
30. Beat Guitar - The Wailers
31. Benny the Beatnik - Untouchables

Friday, July 29, 2022

We Say Yeah Yeah Yeah #02


With Robin Braid

01 The Flying Burrito Brothers - If You Gotta Go
02 Brian Auger with Julie Driscoll & The Trinity - A Kind Of Love In
03 Clifford Curry - I Can't Get A Hold Of Myself
04 Gino Parks - Same Thing
05 Yvonne Baker - You Didn't Say A Word
06 The Romeos - Precious Memories
07 Gordon Jackson - A Day At The Cottage
08 Duane Eddy - Mule Train
09 Theola Kilgore - The Sound Of My Man
10 Johnny Cash - Going To Memphis
11 The Selah Jubilee Singers - Downward Road
12 Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road
13 Aaron Neville - Over You
14 Johnny Horton - I'm Coming Home
15 The Mersey Men - I Can Tell
16 The Troggs - You're Lyin'
17 Johnny Burnette - If You Want It Enough
18 John Lee Hooker - What Do You Say
19 Small Faces - Understanding
20 Dusty Springfield - Little By Little 
21 Guitar Ray - Ball And Chain

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Baby

The Tasmanians: Baby
The Beatles: Baby's in Black (mono)
The Rolling Stones: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby (Standing in the Shadow)
The Downliners Sect: Baby What's Wrong
The Moody Blues: And My Baby's Gone
The Birds: No Good Without You
The Loot: Baby Come Closer
Cat Stevens: Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On
The Ventures: Hully Gully (Baby)
The Barron Knights: Comin' Home Baby
The Yardbirds: My Baby (BBC)
Terry Reid: Stay with Me Baby
The Beau Brummels: Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
The Byrds: Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
The Box Tops: Cry Like a Baby (mono)
The Ventures: Cry Like a Baby

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Buddy Holly: You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)
Skeeter Davis: Maybe Baby
Waylon Jennings: My Baby Walks All Over Me
Bobby Fuller Four: Baby My Heart
The Briks: Foolish Baby
The Iguanas: Leaving You Baby
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: Comin' Home, Baby

The Vibrators: Baby Baby
The Ronettes: Be My Baby
Hoagy Lands: Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Bob Dylan: Baby Let Me Follow You Down (live '66)
The Heard: Stop It Baby
The Mojo Men: She's My Baby
The Bohemians: I Need You Baby
Booker T & The MGs: Slum Baby
The Red Squares: You Can Be My Baby
T. Rex: Baby Strange
Death in Vegas w/ Paul Weller: So You Say You Lost Your Baby
Miriam: There Goes My Babe
The Chesterfield Kings:
I'm So Confused, Baby (live)
Flamin' Groovies:
Have You Seen My Baby/Yeah, My Baby
Tiger Bomb: Baby Come on
You'll Never Do It Baby
The Ramones: The KKK Took My Baby Away
Sam & Dave: Goodnight Baby

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

This Week In '66 - The Fishers Disappear


With Lynn Peril

Were there more kidnappings and disappearances than usual in 1966, or am I just attracted to those stories? If it’s the latter, what does that say about me? Perhaps it’s an easy answer: If I fall down a rabbit hole to find out what happened next, maybe listeners will be intrigued as well. The story of Max and Edith Fisher is a wild one, involving arson, a likely murder, and a faked suicide. Also in the news this week, a Merry Prankster gets married and a teen critic harshly reviews the Rolling Stones show at the Cow Palace–on Mick’s 23rd birthday, no less! 


“303rd Golden Gate Suicide Feared,” San Francisco Examiner, June 27, 1966, 20. 

Bengelsdorf, Irving H., Ph.D., “Of Atoms and Men; Carbon Dioxide Enriched Air–A Lot of Contemporary Sun,” The Los Angeles Times, July 28, 1966, 33. 

“He’ll Stay, Despite Hostility; Cranks Harass Negro in Ritzy Detroit Area,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 1. 

Leggett, Jim, “Widow Remembers Husband Who Died in Crash 25 Years Ago,” The Town Talk (Alexandria, Virginia), July 29, 1991, 21. 

Looney, Gerri, “Stone Shook Up?” Oakland Tribune, July 30, 1966, 8.

Mealey, Mike, “Cabin in Mystery Razed in Clue Hunt,” The Oakland Tribune, July 15, 1966, 4. 

Mealey, Mike, “FBI Joins Hunt for SF Man–Wife’s Body at Cabin?” The Oakland Tribune, July 14, 1966, 5. 

O’Brien, William, “Cops Still Baffled by the Missing Fishers,” The San Francisco Examiner, July 2, 1967, 8. 

“Pope to OK Birth Pill, Italian Paper Claims; Fantasy, Vatican Says,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 4. 

Spears, Larry, “Groom Had the Second Longest Hair,” Oakland Tribune, July 25, 1966, 3. 

“Tragic Rampage; Elephant Tramples Trainer,” Oakland Tribune, July 30, 1966, 4. 

Weston, Mary Ann, “Jobs Run Out; 2 Negro Families Leaving Pointes,” The Detroit Press, November 24, 1966, 3.