Well, it’s that time again, when we reach out to our listeners to support Eight Track Flashback and WNCU. Our phone number for pledges is…..


What I’ll do here is list the great premiums we have for those who call in and pledge to our great station. I will also try and keep the playlist entries up to date.

First up is a great Rhino compilation from which we played “I heard it through the Grapevine” and Groove Me”. It’s four disks, The Greatest Soul Hits of All Time, for a pledge of $200.

We also have a great 24 track Jackie Wilson CD, “Higher and Higher” is off this, later we’ll play “Lonely Teardrops. Looking for a $60 pledge for this one.

Phone number is 919-560-9628, as they say, Operators are standing by…..They can give you track listings on the over 50 disks we have, ranging from single CDs to a 10 CD set that spans the ’30s to the 50’s. It’s a great German import CD set for a pledge of $375.

Another unusual premium I found is “50 Big Ones-Greatest Hits” by the Beachboys. Lot’s of stuff I remember well from the ’60s and other great stuff from the 70’s and 80’s when they were on the Brother and Caribou labels. This 2 CD set is yours for a pledge of $100.


The London-American Story. This is a UK import, 50 cuts from mostly American artists released on the London label (early Rolling Stones records were on the London label in the US…) This particular 2 CD set is from 1959, includes Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Dee Clark, Duane Eddy and Frankie Ford (Sea Cruise, one of my favorite records from the Ace label..)

Elvis Presley-Rock  20 Cuts including the hits like “Hound Dog” and “don’t be Cruel”, also “King Creole”, Hard Headed Woman” and “all Shook Up”. Also his versions of “Tutti Frutti”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Rip it Up”, released between he did Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog. Also his movie version of “Mean Woman Blues” which was a much bigger hit for Roy Orbison in 1963. Single CD

B B King Live at the Regal single CD, Great early live recording from 1964 when this was not an easy task. The gear was all fragile vacuum tubes and tape recorders that rolled around in cabinets….

Junior Walker & All Stars-Priceless Collection single CD

Ray Charles-Greatest Hits (2 CDs)

Sam Cooke-Portrait of a legend (30 track CD!)

Coasters-Very Best of… single CD

Drifters-Definite Soul Collection (early Atlantic with Clyde and a few Ben E King lead cuts)single CD

Chuck Berry-28 Great Ones single CD

The Sound of Early Motown-real early and obscure material, most rarely available. “Bad Gilr”, Miracles, “Actions speak louder than words” Mabel John (before she was with STAX…), “Come to me” by Marv Johnson and many more… 3 CD set

Group Harmony fans….

The Encyclopedia of Doo Wop (Collectables) 4CD set, different emphasis than the Rhino sets, New York flavor

Doo Wop Box III — 4 CD set, followup to boxes I and II, more obscure material and some great modern stuff, like Boyz to Men doing “In the still of the night”

The Dawn of Doo Wop-Proper Records box set, early 40’s to early 50’s. 4 CD set with many many great but obscure early cuts as well as familiar ones such as “Sixty Minute Man” by the Dominos and “Glory of love” by the Five Keys

4 Single CDs of “The Best of Doo Wop” series from Collectable Records, great New York/Philly selections

Amos Milburn-Let’s have a party. Alladin Recordings, early to middle fifty’s, “Bad Bad Whiskey”, “One Scotch, one bourbon, one beer”. Single CD

Louis Jordan-Best of…20 great cuts from the 40’s, single CD

Louis Jordan-How ‘Bout that. 25 cuts with earlier stuff than the “Best of”, some that are new to me. Single CD

The King R&B Box set 4 CDs, Little Willie John, Midnighters, Wynonie Harris, Bull Moose Jackson, many more

Wynonie Harris-Proper Records. The Man from 1944 (Hurry Hurry) to the early 1950s’, Decca, Bullet, Apollo and of course the King label Hits 4 CD set

Howlin’ Wolf-The Complete Chess and RPM singles 1951 to 1962 3 CD set. Just dynamite. From the early Sam Phillips recordings  to the Chess sessions with Willie Dixon. The Original version of what became “Smokestack Lightning”, called “Crying at Daybreak” from 1951 on the RPM label.

Charlie and Ray-I love you madly, single CD  Early duo on the Herald label, local New York favorites who never charted nationally. Nice material. Interesting back story here…check out on Google…

Robert and Johnny-We belong together, single CD. More successful duo on the Old Town label.  “We belong together” chared, and was covered by The Belmonts, and Buddy Holly. Again nice material which should have had more success.