Johnson's Improbable History of Pop!
9pm - 10pm
John Johnson conducts a tour of the obscure world of early rock and pop music, featuring those artists who have fallen through the commercial cracks.
When the program began in February of 1995, Johnson said, “My mission is to provide that exposure, and give recognition to the fact that talent and hit records don’t have a lot to do with each other.” That still holds true today and way over 650 episodes later.
November 30, 2013
New Tricks for Old Dogs
The surprising results of what happened when East Coast pre-Beatles generation rockers Lou Christie, the Tokens, Joey Dee, Chubby Checker, and the Hsppenings met the West Coast peace and love generation.
December 7, 2013
Guest Jim Raskell with story of this long running Welsh power trio often credited by Metallica as a major influence.
December 14, 2013
Country Music's Greatest Singer
A followup to our 1997 tribute to George Jones from his beginnings in Beaumont, Texas through his decades as a genuine Nashville icon.
And the Answer Is...
Samples from the nearly lost art of answer songs, designed as retorts to the lyrics of someone else's hit record, including the Youngbloods, Jody Miller, Bob Seger, and Kitty Wells.
December 28, 2013
Another Listen to Carole King
Takes up where we left off our 2010 show on the hit making songwriting years with Gerry Goffin and tracks her eventual stardom as a solo artist.