Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Brought the Weather to You This Week

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show brought the rain, the mist, the snow, the spring and the sun to you this week in a special show called Your Weather Station!

What did Alan play, you ask? Amidst the raindrops, mist, snowflakes, spring flowers and summer sun, we spun the following:

Set One | One and Begun
1. Supertramp | “It’s Raining Again” from “…famous last words…”

Set Two | Rain
1. The Box Tops | “I Pray for Rain” from The Letter/Neon Rainbow
2. The Grip Weeds | “Rainy Day #1 and 2” from Inner Grooves
3. Mark Lindsay | “Rainy Day Children” from Life Out Loud
4. Sgt. Popgrass | “Rain”
5. Four O’Clock Balloon | “Stood in the Rain” from Four O’Clock Balloon

Set Three | Mist
1. Ray Stevens | “Misty” from The Best of Ray Stevens – 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection
2. Lesley Gore | “Misty” from I’ll Cry If I Want To
3. Chocolate Watch Band | “Misty Lane” from Melts In Your Brain, Not On Your Wrist: The Complete Recordings 1965-1967
4. The Chesterfield Kings | “Misty Lane”

Set Four | Snow
1. Vegas  With Randolph | “Snow Day (Pure Pop Radio Version)” (Featuring Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio weather report)
2. Mickey Rooney | “Susie the Snow Girl”
3. The Pearlfishers | “Snowboardin'” from A Sunflower at Christmas
4. Lou Christie and the Tammys | “Summer Snow” from Egyptian Shumba: The Singles and Rare Recordings – 1962-1964

Set Five | Spring
1. The Paley Brothers | “Spring Fever” from The Complete Recordings
2. The Legal Matters | “Rite of Spring” from The Legal Matters
3. Andrea Perry | “Spring” from Four

Set Six | Beatles Blast/One and Done
1. The Beatles | “I’ll Follow the Sun” from Beatles ’65

We hope you enjoyed the show, a real fun one to put together and listen to! Next Monday night, October 26, tune in for our first annual Halloween edition of Pop Tunes, starring Alan’s very special co-hosts, the Taters! There will be lots of spooky doings, cool scary songs, and lots of laughter. Don’t miss it! (This show also repeats on October 31, Halloween, at noon ET (9 am PT) and 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). See you on the radio!

purepoplogoAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes is a cool deejay show playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. The show airs every Monday night at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio, and repeats on Thursday afternoons at noon ET (9 am PT) and Sundays at 3 pm ET (noon PT). Please like us on Facebook by clicking here.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Salutes the Weather From a Seasonal Perspective. Tonight!

pop tunes disc smallumbrellaWe’re back, and just in time! Alan Haber, all decked out in a resplendent yellow raincoat, thigh-high boots and warm, woolen mittens, holds the official Pop Tunes Deejay Show promotional umbrella over tonight’s array of catchy numbers celebrating weather in many, if not all, of its forms. The musical forecast begins tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop radio.

Supertramp’s rather catchy pop song, “It’s Raining Again,” a top 15 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1982, starts off the show with a salute to rain, which many consider a soothing situation–unless, of course, you’re out driving in it with your windshield wipers set on high. The music pours down with the Box Tops, the Grip Weeds, Mark Lindsay, Sgt. Popgrass and Four O’Clock Balloon holding court.

snow untouchedA set of tunes about mist–also a soothing prospect, unless you’re driving in it–follows, starring Ray Stevens, Lesley Gore, the Chocolate Watch Band and the Chesterfield Kings. From mist, Alan turns his attention to snow, also a soothing…well, you know. Vegas With Randolph (with guest star and weather forecaster Alan Haber), Mickey Rooney (yes, Mickey Rooney), the Pearlfishers, and Lou Christie and the Tammys make snow bunnies before winter turns to spring and the music salutes the season of rebirth; the temperatures begin to rise, the weather becomes easier to bear overall, points made clear by way of music from the Paley Brothers, the Legal Matters and Andrea Perry.

To close out tonight’s show, this week’s Beatle Blast teams up with Pop Tunes’ traditional One and Done closing set for the lovely number, “I’ll Follow the Sun.”

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Your Host, Alan Haber

It’s all for you tonight–a weather-riffic 65 minutes with the best melodic pop music saluting rain, mist, snow, spring and the sun, on a very special edition of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Tune in at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) and don’t forget to bring your umbrella!

purepoplogoAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes is a cool deejay show playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. The show airs every Monday night at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio, and repeats on Thursday afternoons at noon ET (9 am PT) and Sundays at 3 pm ET (noon PT). Please like us on Facebook by clicking here.

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Pop 4 Interviews are Now Posted on the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic Podcast Page

pop 4If you missed last week’s conversations with the members of supergroup Pop 4, you can now listen to and/or download them from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page. Find out all about the members’ musical histories and discover the secrets of the making of the group’s smashing debut album, Summer.

Both of last week’s shows, dedicated to spreading the word on Pop 4’s phenomenal, debut album, are now ready for waiting ears. Hear about Summer from group members Scott McPherson, Andrea Perry, Kirk Adams, and KC Bowman. Don’t miss these shows!

purepoplogoPure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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Go Behind the Scenes Tonight With the Members of Supergroup Pop 4 on Part One of a Very Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

pop 4Pop 4’s Summer, just released and putting big smiles on faces all around the world, is the subject of this week’s special two-part edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Part one, featuring the group’s Scott McPherson, airs tonight at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson

In tonight’s show, Scott takes listeners behind the scenes for an intimate look at one of this year’s top melodic pop releases. During the hour, you’ll hear three songs from Summer, and, at the end of the show, a special acoustic piano version of the five-star song, “Tour for the Brokenhearted,” prepared especially for Pure Pop Radio by Scott. It’s mesmerizing and you won’t soon forget it.

andrea perry

Andrea Perry

Kirk Adams

Kirk Adams

kc-bowman

KC Bowman

Tomorrow night, September 9, also at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT), the band’s Andrea Perry, Kirk Adams and KC Bowman talk about how they came to be a part of Pop 4. You’ll also find out about each member’s road to the group with a tour of their musical history. And, of course, you’ll hear more songs from the group’s outstanding album.

Tune in tonight at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) for part one of the two-part Pop 4 special with Alan’s talk with Scott McPherson. Part two rolls tomorrow night with chats with Andrea Perry, Kirk Adams and KC Bowman, also at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). It’s a special two-part presentation of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.You won’t want to miss it!

And stay tuned for news of next week’s all-new show, spotlighting another of this year’s top albums and artists.

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!

Alan Haber, Your Host

purepoplogoPure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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Pop 4 Sing (and Talk) Some Beautiful Tunes on a Two-Part Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Beginning Tomorrow Night!

pop 4All four members of the melodic pop supergroup Pop 4 gather around the microphones for some in-depth chat with Alan Haber on a brand-new, very special, two-part edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson

Part one, airing tomorrow night, September 8, at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT), features Scott McPherson, who sets the stage for the two-night look at Pop 4’s terrific, hall-of-fame album Summer as he talks about how the band came together. And there are the songs: three of them, in fact, from the album, and a  never-before-heard acoustic piano version of the heartbreaking (in a good way) ballad, “Tour for the Brokenhearted,” prepared exclusively for Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation by Scott.

kc-bowman

KC Bowman

Kirk Adams

Kirk Adams

andrea perry

Andrea Perry

On Wednesday night, September 9, also at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT), Andrea Perry, Kirk Adams and KC Bowman talk about how they came to be a part of Pop 4. You’ll also find out about each member’s road to the group with a tour of their musical history. And, of course, you’ll hear songs from the group’s outstanding album.

Tune in for part one of the two-part Pop 4 special with Alan’s talk with Scott McPherson tomorrow night at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). Part two rolls on Wednesday night with chats with Andrea Perry, Kirk Adams and KC Bowman, also at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT). It’s a special two-part presentation of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. You won’t want to miss it!

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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On New Music Tuesday, We’re Riding the Crest of Many Groovy Waves and Digging the Sounds. Come join us!

new-2There are songs and there are songs–in the here and now, we’re so digging the Davenports’ new one, “Don’t Be Mad at Me,” currently spinning in our rotation, that it’s getting in the way of our getting any work done. That’s a good thing, by the way. It’s like the new Beatles record has landed and, as the fade recedes, we start it up again and get into the gorgeous melody; the inventive, caressing harmonies; and that rockin’ guitar solo at the end. Pure bliss.

That’s what a great pop song does when all of the stars line up perfectly above: it takes you away or, more accurately, it reels you inside of itself and, in an instant, you’re there. Read our review here, if you missed it.

Meanwhile, “Don’t Be Mad at Me” isn’t the only song making us smile and thank the heavens that we’re in this business of writing about and broadcasting the greatest melodic pop music in the universe. Yes, it’s New Music Tuesday, and we’ve got a whole lot of great things to make you smile.

We begin as we dash and pray for surf, so to speak, with two releases each from masters of the Beach Boys form–folks who know how to craft the kind of sounds that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and shout, “Now that’s my kind of music!”

dukes-of-surf-self-titled dukes-of-surf-rock-'n-rollThe Dukes of Surf | The Dukes of Surf and Surf, Love and Rock ‘n Roll JP, Fish and Jimmy, riding the crest of an infectious musical wave from their Honolulu, Hawaii base, are wowing us with their take on harmony-drenched, Beach Boys-styled songs with a dash of Chuck Berry and the Archies thrown in for good measure. Their top-notch albums are surfing home runs; fans of John Hunter Phillips (see below), Dana Countryman and Dave Caruso, themselves prime purveyors of melodic musical masterpieces, will find a whole lot to love here. So grab your surfboards, leave the hodads behind, and tune in to Pure Pop Radio to hear, in rotation, 15 songs from a group we’ve quickly grown to cherish: “Surf, Love and Rock ‘n Roll,” “Surfin’ in Hawaii,” “Coconuts,” “Fallin’ in Love,” “Baby Don’t Say Goodnight,” “Leilanai,” “Surf Crazy” (from Surf, Love and Rock ‘n Roll); “Waikiki,” “Island Girls,” “Heavy Duty Chevy,” “Doo-Bee-Doo,” “Summer of Love,” “Daydream,” “Shooby Doop Baby,” and “Sukiyaki” (from The Dukes of Surf). Surf’s up on Pure Pop Radio! Bonus: We’ve also added the very cool and catchy track, “Oli Oli Sun,” recorded for travel services company JTB Hawaii’s Oli Oli buses. Sweet!

john-hunter-phillips-diamonds-on-the-beachjohn-hunter-phillips-it's-about-time...John Hunter Phillips | It’s About Time and Diamonds on the Beach In 2014, John Hunter Phillips released what we called “the best Beach Boys album…from a man who’s not actually in the Beach Boys, but has sung on stage with the band.” That’s really all you need to know, other than we’ve got John’s two, earlier albums in hand and we’ve added a total of 17 songs from them to our playlist. As with the Dukes of Surf, John trades in Boys of Summer-styled tunes with rich harmonies, great melodies and a love for the kind of music that makes people smile all over the world. The new additions to our playlist include originals and covers: “You’re Never Alone,” “The Girl In the Rear-View Mirror,” “You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone,” “Heaven,” “Don’t Worry, Baby,” “Darlin’,” “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring,” “Let It Shine,” and “The Laughter of Your Voice” (from It’s About Time); “Do It Again,” “Labaina Aloha,” “Susie Cincinnati,” “God Only Knows,” “Marcella,” “Keepin’ the Summer Alive,” Rockin’ All Over the World,” and “Sail On Sailor” (from Diamonds on the Beach).

We go from the beach to the sunny shores of Austin, Texas for our next group of newly-added-to-the-playlist gems…

kaliyoKaliyo One of our absolutely favorite artists, Andrea Perry, whose latest album 4 was released in 2013 and is currently in rotation on our air, teamed up with singer and songwriter Sarah Sharp in October 2010. Together, they have written more than 50 wonderful, super melodic songs that were used in TV shows and ad campaigns. And now you can hear them too, as part of our ever-growing rotation of melodic pop songs living and breathing in the universe. From the Motown pop vibe of the vibrant “Drive” to the mid-tempo balladry of the gorgeous “Life is Perfect,” we predict you will be entranced. The great songs now being heard on Pure Pop Radio: “I’ll Be Yours,” “Life is Perfect,” “Maybe Someday,” “Deep Girl,” “Drive,” “Here We Go Again,” “If You Come Over,” “Let It Flow,” “Pieces,” “Shine,” “The One U Love 2 Love,” and “Trapeze.” Simply beautiful.

adam-walshAdam Walsh | “Gentle on My Mind,” “Old Time River Man,” and “Rainy Day Woman” Talent quite obviously runs in the Walsh family. Adam Walsh is the nephew of Thomas Walsh, who fronts one of Pure Pop Radio’s favorite groups, Pugwash. Adam is mighty talented, as evidenced by the three tracks he recorded himself this month in his home studio. Acoustic guitars, banjo and that golden voice make these songs come alive. “Gentle on My Mind” was, of course, a big hit for Glen Campbell; “Old Time River Man” was written and recorded by John Hartford; and “Rainy Day Woman” was written and recorded by Waylon Jennings. Adam injects a pop sensibility into his versions of these classic songs; we’re proud to be featuring them in rotation. More please, and sooner than later.

new-sincerity-worksNew Sincerity Works | 44 Mike Tittel, who plays drums for our longtime musical pal Roger Klug’s Power Trio, comes out of the gate swinging with a great set of songs that “showcases pop melodies that meet Americana and ’80s new wave music in a raw, emotional mashup,” according to New Sincerity Works’ website. That works for us, but we’d want to add that these songs are infused with a strong sense of honesty, too. And, we should mention, Mike sounds like a distant cousin of Alex Chilton. So, curl up with the power pop of “American Beauty Works,” the driving force of the insistent, melodic “Nowhere Ohio,” and five more top-flight songs now playing in rotation: “Desperate,” “Photographs,” “Drunk for Nothing,” “Less Me, Less You,” and “The Next Time.” Power pop for now people, we declare.

mark-brittonMark Britton | Odds and Sodd Set the melodic pop pot on the stove, stir in dashes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Eric Carmen and you get the wonderful songs of Mark Britton.  We’ve added a half-dozen delightful numbers to our playlist: the Beatles-ish “Hearts and Minds,” the Nilsson-esque “Sally Ann” and “Dear Rosa,” and three more captivating tunes: “Let’s Get Famous,” “Long Live Memory Lane,” and “Family Guy.” We’re thrilled to be acquainted and in big time love with Mark’s music. You, we predict, will be too.

mary-carolineMary Caroline | Life on Earth Here’s a sweet surprise from Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories: Mary Caroline’s Life on Earth, a marvelous debut album that was waxed at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario this past summer. According to Mary’s Bandcamp page, the album “is rooted in folk genre, with predominate acoustic guitar undertones, but ties in pop influences, such as synths, percussion and electric guitar leads.” That about covers it although, as you might expect, we hear the pop elements above all others. Mary’s voice is a beautiful, inviting instrument and her songs are golden. Prepare to greet these songs with open arms: “Such a Liar,” “Falling,” “Life on Earth,” “Songs of Winter,” and “Full Moon.”

That’s all for today. A terrific bunch of new adds to the playlist, we say, and we bet you will say the same. More new playlist adds coming later this week. Simply click on one of the Listen links below to hear the great melodic pop music we’ve got playing 24 hours a day on Pure Pop Radio.

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Scott McPherson In Conversation Interview Now Posted on Our PodOMatic Podcast Page

Don’t worry if you missed our interview with the creator and artist behind the wonderful tributes to Prefab Sprout, Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect and Moveable Feast. You can listen and/or download the interview now by going to the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOMatic podcast page.

The podcasts now come with handy, dandy Spotify links to the songs originally played during our interviews. So, now you can listen and sing along to the tunes spotlighted! Enjoy!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on PodOMatic!

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