American Jukebox ®

Series produced by Garrett Stack

Caption: The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler"
The 1947 Wurlitzer "Bubbler" 

The best of pop, rock and soul from the golden age of AM radio: Late 1950's - 1970's. Garrett Stack hosts a 2-hour program broadcast over WMNR-FM and online at wmnr.org originating from Monroe, CT and streaming at www.wmnr.org.

Always exploring a phenomenon in pop, rock and soul as part of the program, regular features include an interactive name that tune "Fun Test," and an in-depth look in "Behind the #1." Listeners are invited to email the host with Fun Test answers as well as offer comments and ideas. Email: stack@wmnr.org


124 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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There's something about the harmony four people can bring to the record that excites.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Design by Garrett Stack, Credit: Ken Burns background layer
Ken Burns' Country Music series on PBS is the inspiration for this look at the great American music blended from all people.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:50
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They all just squeaked into Billboard's Top-40. Hopes dashed as they stalled at #40 or #39.

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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You know the ones. They growl and take charge of their songs. They demand your attention. They've got grit.

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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On August 15-18, 1969, the largest gathering of people, ever to be in one place, happened in Bethel, New York at the Woodstock Art and Music Festiv...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:45
  • Purchases: 1
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There's something about acoustic sounds and singer songwriters that moves us. It's the intimacy those sounds create.

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in song, plus some soft rock and folk favs and rarities.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The title says it all. The big hits from 30 summers.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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When you look closely, it's hard to believe that two so totally different songs could share Billboard's Top-10 during the same week.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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From the '60s , '70s and into the '80s: A collection of hits and deeper cuts. Some minor charters by major artists.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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To borrow a 21st century term, BOGO means "buy one get one." Like a 2-sided hit. Buy one hit and get the second one "free." Lots of 2-sided hits ha...

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  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Paying respect through song to the wisdom, love and beauty, to mothers, wives and the wonderful women in our lives.

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: At the Beach Boys' Recording Session
Magnificent orchestral arrangements back the original vocals by Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys and The Carpenters.

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Irish-Americans and Irish-born hitmakers from the '60s and '70s are abundantly represented on this Luck of the Irish edition of American Jukebox®.

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Literally, hundreds of great hits were sung by boys and girls ages 17 and under. Not an 18 or 19-year-old in the pack!

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 1
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For three years British recording artists dominated the American pop and rock charts. Their influence is a significant piece of popular music history.

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The rise of this genre to the point of overtaking the air waves and station playlists hit its peak in 1978. Then the flame went out - or did it? Y...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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Some recording artists have been at it for decades. They record, tour and still give concerts. Their influence is enormous.

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:41
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Songwriters have always had a bossy streak. They commands us in imperative song titles. Let's do this, don't do that, run there, walk here, come ho...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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"Home" is immortalized in song: come home, back home, my home, take me home, homeward bound, home fires - get the picture? 34 of them in all.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1