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PostPosted: Mon July 27th, 2009, 20:02 GMT 
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It's interesting what my ongoing research on TTRH has turned up.

While I knew that writer/producer Eddie G. had been a one-time deejay in Boston in the late `70s, it wasn't until a short time ago that I was finally able to lay my hands on a couple of episodes of his show, which was called "Saturday Night Hi-Fi Party" and aired on WERS-FM from 9-10 Saturday nights. As one could expect from Eddie G., the playlist is eclectic and definitely shows an influence on what would become TTRH some 30-odd years later. I've included a sample playlist below the line.

Eddie's patter is almost as good as the music. :D Nothing like Mr. D's delivery on Theme Time, more `50s hipster deejay with a sprinkling of Wolfman Jack. Eddie and Mr. D. both share a fondness for corny old jokes...

Eddie G: "Why a man would get married is a mystery. Why he would want to get married twice is a bigga mystery." (you may have to say that line aloud and fast to get it.)

Thirty years ago, Eddie G. didn't sound at all like Pierre Mancini. :D

Thgose as OCD as I am may also be interested in the parody of an Italian film, starring Charles Laquidara of WBCN "Big Mattress" fame, called "Nino, Nino, Nino," which includes in its cast a very young, and still with a full head of hair, Eddie G. As far as I can tell, he doesn't make an appearance until the second clip of the 5-part series available on YouTube, where he can be seen dancing like a polar bear ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wL1FFWA ... re=related

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Saturday Night Hi-Fi Party (February, 1978)

Little T-Bone Junior (R.S. Rankin) - You Don't Know What You're Doing

Junior Wells - Things I Do For You

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - She's Tough

Clifton Chaniere - Opelousas Hop

The Chips - Rubber Biscuit

The Chimes - Zindy Lou

Howlin' Wolf - Shake for Me, Baby

Buddy and Ella Johnson - Bring It Home To Me

JB Lenoir - Mama, Talk To Your Daughter

Ike Turner - Get It Over

Pete Johnson - Boogie-Woogie

Jimmy Rushing - Money is Honey

Swingin' the Alphabet (excerpt) - The Three Stooges

Sarah Vaughn - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Earl King - Darling, Honey, Angel Child

Fats Domino - Jambalaya

Lloyd Price (and His Orchestra) - Georgiana

The Coasters (a.ka.The Robins) - Poison Ivy

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters - Rock and Roll Wedding

Elvis Presley - Are You Looking for Trouble?

Jimmy Rogers - You're The One

Little Walter (?) - I Don't Play


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PostPosted: Tue July 28th, 2009, 03:17 GMT 
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Too much like Bob's setlists!

& what does a polar bear dance like?

heavyset guy w/curly hair?

way to research, Fred


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PostPosted: Tue July 28th, 2009, 12:26 GMT 
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ocgypsy wrote:
Too much like Bob's setlists!

& what does a polar bear dance like?

heavyset guy w/curly hair?

way to research, Fred


Yeah, that''s the guy. He kinda dances like me. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue July 28th, 2009, 20:59 GMT 

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Fred, you do some great research! Don't stop.


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PostPosted: Thu August 20th, 2009, 20:26 GMT 
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You've read the story. Now hear it.... :lol:

If you’re a fan of Theme Time Radio Hour, sooner or later you’ll ask the question...

"How much involvement did Bob Dylan actually have with the show?"

The answer is, "Probably not as much as the Sirius XM publicity machine would like you to think that he did..."

The amazing thing about Theme Time Radio Hour is not that Bob Dylan did it, but that it got done at all.

And without Eddie Gorodetsky, it wouldn’t have gotten done.

http://www.dreamtimepodcast.com/2009/08 ... -with.html


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