Dig Into this Week’s Trio of Top-Flight Specialty Shows

We offer to you, as November gets ready to morph into December and work of a holiday nature within these hallowed halls continues apace, a trio of our regular specialty shows to keep things of all sorts on track. Your nighttime soundtrack on Pure Pop Radio? Why, we don’t mind if we do. Oh, and work of … Read moreDig Into this Week’s Trio of Top-Flight Specialty Shows

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s Podcast Page is Now Fully and Newly Stocked!

Eight podcast versions of recent Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows are now available for listening and downloading from our PodOmatic podcast page. A mere mouse click or two will open a wonderful world of Alan Haber’s in-depth chats with your favorite melodic pop artists: * The Legal Matters, whose new Omnivore Records album is … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s Podcast Page is Now Fully and Newly Stocked!

The Thanksgiving Playlist

by Alan Haber  “Cornbread, oysters, water chestnuts, andouille sausage,”says President Josiah Bartlet, in answer to White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler’s question about the kind of stuffing his boss will be serving on Thanksgiving. “What kind of stuffing are we talking about?” Ziegler asks, knowing full well that if the stuffing falls short, the rest of … Read moreThe Thanksgiving Playlist

We’ve Got All the Trimmings! Jammin’ James Riley and Al Sussman Serve Up Tasty Thanksgiving-Week Specialty Shows

This being a short week, what with Thanksgiving looming large in our legend (your obligatory George Harrison reference for today), we’ve got just two, tasty specialty shows for you, sure to spice up any festive holiday spread (and let us not forget, our music library is 9,100-plus tunes strong). Tonight’s all-new episode of Jammin’ James … Read moreWe’ve Got All the Trimmings! Jammin’ James Riley and Al Sussman Serve Up Tasty Thanksgiving-Week Specialty Shows

Stop Your Running Around! We’ve Got Winners!

Our 11-day-long Eight Days a Weekling marathon, celebrating the release (today!) of Studio 2, the latest beat-o-riffic album from New Jersey’s fabulous foursome, the Weeklings, has come to a close. But we’re still celebrating! Every track from both Studio 2 and the Weeklings’ first fab album, lovingly called Monophonic, and select solo tracks from Glen … Read moreStop Your Running Around! We’ve Got Winners!

I Love that Album! #2: The Roches (s/t) (1979)

by Alan Haber  It seemed to fall from out of the sky, so different was it from everything else, its descent to earth slow and determined and harmony bound, as if protected by angels who knew that it was a gift from heaven. So it was, and on into the marketplace it went. The Roches, … Read moreI Love that Album! #2: The Roches (s/t) (1979)

Al Sussman Considers Top Chart Hits (and Near Hits) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

A preview by Alan Haber  Al Sussman, Beatlefan executive editor and co-host of the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, heard here on Pure Pop Radio, returns to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday, November 22 at 8 pm ET to talk about classic chart hits and near hits. During our wide-ranging discussion, Al and … Read moreAl Sussman Considers Top Chart Hits (and Near Hits) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

New on Pure Pop Radio: Caper Clowns, McPherson Grant, Kurt Baker Combo, Pacific Soul Ltd., and More

   Spins and Reviews | 11.16.16 | by Alan Haber  Caper Clowns | The Buca Bus Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark, which is important should you or I be traveling to that country with the desire to visit its largest cities. Another reason to visit Odense would be to soak up the atmosphere that … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio: Caper Clowns, McPherson Grant, Kurt Baker Combo, Pacific Soul Ltd., and More