This Weekend: Showtime!

We celebrate Harlem Week on the Grooveyard this week by featuring artists who performed at the iconic Apollo Theatre. Many performers started their careers at Amateur Nights at the theatre, which opened in 1914.  This includes Stevie Wonder, the Isley Brothers, the Supremes and many others.  A live album recorded there by James Brown in... Continue Reading →


Top Ten @ 10: May 21, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 21, 1956 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Please Please Please" by James Brown #9 "Ivory Tower" by Otis Williams #8 "Magic Touch" by The Platters #7 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers #6 "I Want You... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: August 22, 1956

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for August 22, 1956 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley and Lee #9 "Honky Tonk Pts 1 and 2" by Bill Doggett #8 "Rip It Up" by Little Richard #7 "Candy" by Big Maybelle #6 "Please Please Please" by... Continue Reading →

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