Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #59 | 7-19-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #59 | 7-19-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Harpers Bizarre | “The Biggest Night of Her Life” | Anything Goes, 1967

Set Two: The Weeklings Pop!
3. The Weeklings | “Baby, You’re a Rich Man” | Single, 2018
4. The Weeklings | “Breathing Underwater” | The Weeklings, 2015
5. The Weeklings | “One and One is Two” | The Weeklings, 2015
6. The Weeklings | “In the Moment” | Single, 2018

Set Three: New!
7. Nick Piunti | “No Return” | Temporary High, 2018
8. Bubble Gum Orchestra | “Tomorrow’s Overrated” | Zentopia, 2018
9. Farrington | “Hey Mr. Rock and Roll” | Single, 2018
10. Dana Countryman | “Summer Sand” | Single, 2018

Set Four: New Too!
11. Ginger Root | “Shmoopie” | Mahjong Room, 2018
12. Sean Solo | “In Love Again” | Depth Perception, 2018
13. Astral Drive | “Summer of ’76” | Astral Drive, 2018
14. Vanilla | “Itchykoo Park” | Single, 2018

Set Five: Mind Your NRBQs!
15. NRBQ | “Waitin’ On My Sweetie Pie” | High Noon – A 50 Year Retrospective, 2016
16. NRBQ | “Advice for Teenagers” | High Noon – A 50 Year Retrospective, 2016
17. NRBQ | “Imaginary Radio” | High Noon – A 50 Year Retrospective, 2016
18. Jim Boggia | “Listening to NRBQ” | Misadventures in Stereo, 2008

Set Close:
19. Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs | “And Your Bird Can Sing” | Under the Covers Vol. 1, 2006

Bonus:
20. Harpers Bizarre | “You Need a Change” | Anything Goes, 1967 (With Dick Scoppetone Intro)

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

The Davenports’ Scott Klass Visits Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and an All-New Pop Tunes Deejay Show Spins a New Weeklings Single and Much More

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The Davenports’ Scott Klass brings melodic joy and talk to this week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and the new single from the Weeklings powers an all-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. In other words, it’s another wonderful week of catchy pop on Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows.

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the davenports don't be mad at me album coverTomorrow night (Wednesday) at 9 pm ET, the Davenports’ Scott Klass joins me for for a typically in-depth hour on the latest Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation program. The Davenports’ new album, Don’t Be Mad at Me, is another feather in the band’s cap, offering up 10 melodically-charged, literate pop songs for your listening, dancing and romancing pleasure.

The lovely title song, one of my favorites from Klass’s esteemed catalog, and one of the finest melodic pop songs in recent memory, barely scratches the surface of the joys that this album brings. “I Don’t Know What to Do,” a miraculous Klass and David Myhr cowrite, and the first single, a fine ballad called “Where Shall We Hang Elena?”, are two more gems that will no doubt burrow in your brain upon first listen.

pop tunes disc smallAn hour’s worth of songs that will also burrow in your brain will happily spin during this Thursday night’s all-new Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET), which offers up new and new-to-you tunes from the Weeklings–a tantalizing cover of the Beatles’ “Baby, You’re a Rich Man”–and three more Weeklings classics; new tracks from Nick Piunti, Bubble Gum Orchestra, Farrington, Dana Countryman, Ginger Root, Sean Solo, Astral Drive, and Vanilla; and classics from Harpers Bizarre, Jim Boggia, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs. Plus: a fun set devoted to the music of NRBQ.

Don’t miss this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows, broadcast as always on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Also make note of Pure Pop Radio’s 24-hour stream of the greatest melodic pop in the universe from the ’60s, ’70s and today; click on the Live 365 Listen Now button below to take our mix for a spin. Enjoy!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Sweet Tuesday Surprise: The Pop Tunes Deejay Show and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Return to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Now, as before, we’ll be heard here and there: In addition to Pure Pop Radio’s 24-hour stream of the greatest melodic pop music in the universe on Live 365, our signature shows–Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation–will once again be heard each and every week exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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The fun begins anew on Wednesday, July 11 at 9 pm ET, when Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman joins me for one of our every-once-in-a-while, just-for-fun episodes of In Conversation we call Two Als Talking Tunes, during which we each pick a bunch of songs and talk about and play them.

This time around, Al and I take a look at summer songs that are about and were popular in the summer. Well, it is that time of year! Al goes in-depth on summery tunes from Nat King Cole, the Fantastic Baggys, and Aretha Franklin, and I spin summer faves from Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Association. Grab your sunscreen and join us!

pop tunes disc smallWe continue spreading the melodic joy on Thursday, July 12, when an all-new edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show rolls at 8 pm ET. The contents of this show are a mystery at this time (even to me, because I haven’t recorded the show yet!). You can expect the usual mix of new and new-to-you classics from across the decades, with a special emphasis on the latest releases. It’s going to be the usual hour full of fun!

Help welcome back Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows to the Pop that Goes Crunch airwaves next week. We’ll see you there!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #54 | 5-31-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #54 | 5-31-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Mason Williams | “Classical Gas” | The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, 1968

Set Two: New!
3. Astral Drive | “Summer of ’76” | Astral Drive, 2018
4. Lisa Michaels | “Into Oblivion” | Sugar, 2018
5. Starbelly | “Danny Opus” | Four, 2018

Set Three: New Too!
6. David Myhr | “Room to Grow” | Lucky Day, 2018
7. Ken Sharp | “She Hates the Beatles | Single, 2018
8. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
9. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018

Set Four: Cali Plus!
10. The Beach Boys | “California Saga: California” | Holland, 1973
11. The Beach Boys | “California Girls” | Summer Days (And Summer Nights), 1965
12. The Beach Boys | “California Calling” | The Beach Boys, 1985
13. Dennis Wilson | “River Song” | Pacific Ocean Blue, 1977

Set Five: Ooh Baby!
14. The Red Button featuring Peter Noone | “Ooh Girl” | Single, 2018
15. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Ooh Baby” | I’m a Writer, Not a Fighter, 1973
16. Matt Tyson | “The Ooh Wah Song” | Malibu Jukebox, 2010
17. The Oohs | “You’re Gonna Lose that Girl” | It Was 40 Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Beatles, 2004

Set Close:
18. Richard Harris | “MacArthur Park” | A Tramp Shining, 1968

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Secret Friend’s Steven Fox (Airdate: April 4, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

secret friend divorce albumSecret Friend’s new record, The Divorce Album, may well be the ultimate breakup long player, but it sounds like a happy, peppy pop album, and I predict it will be a favorite of many pop fans this year.

Falling somewhere sound-wise between the expansive second Secret Friend album, Sleeper, and the Linus of Hollywood-produced pure pop debut, Time Machine, The Divorce Album serves up six Secret Friend songs, written and produced by Steven Fox, and six reinventions of those songs produced by other artists. It’s a fascinating approach, heady lyrically but effervescent musically. It’s a clear winner by an artist not afraid to stretch and keep things interesting.

secret friend steven foxDuring this lively edition of In Conversation, you’ll learn about the origins of this album and hear all about the writing and production of the songs. Direct from Thailand, meet Secret Friend’s Steven Fox as you listen to this in-depth podcast, originally broadcast on April 4.

Secret Friend’s The Divorce Album is available from a variety of e-tailers at the album’s website.

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pprListen to my interview with Secret Friend’s Steven Fox from the April 4 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #41 | 3-20-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #41 | 3-20-18

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Special Celebrate Springtime Edition!

The Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Crowded House | “Weather With You” | Woodface, 1991

Set Two: Spring Has Sprung!
3. Henry Gross | “Springtime Mama” | Release, 1976
4. The Paley Brothers | “Spring Fever” | The Complete Recordings, 2013
5. The Lilac Time | “The First Song of Spring” | No Sad Songs, 2015
6. The Beach Boys | “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring” | Smiley Smile/Wild Honey, 2001
7. Gleeson | “Spring” | Gleeson II, 2013
8. Elvis Presley | “Spring Fever” | Girl Happy, 1965

Set Three: New Stuff!
9. Secret Friend | “Over Now” | The Divorce Album, 2018 (Exclusive Pure Pop First Play)
10. Marc Jonson | “Smash” | Single, 2018
11. The Tomboys | “She Has Changed” | Sessions Three, 2018

Set Four: More New Stuff!
12. Caper Clowns | “The Way I Dream” | Single, 2018
13. Mitchell Adam Johnson | “Tourniquet Love” | Marigold, 2018
14. Kyle Vincent | “Soon” | Miles and an Ocean, 2017
15. Michael Simmons | “First Days of Summer” | First Days of Summer, 2018

Set Five: New Plus!
16. Anton Barbeau | “Down Around the Radio” | Natural Causes, 2018
17. The Well Wishers | “Ways and Means” | A View from Above, 2018
18. The Byrds | “Goin’ Back” | The Notorious Byrd Brothers, 1968

Set Close:
19. Brinsley Schwarz | “Play that Fast Thing (One More Time)” | Please Don’t Ever Change, 1973

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

Playlists for Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, beginning with show 39, are archived here. Playlists for shows 1-38 can be found here.

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button: