This Weekend: The Music of Motown

"The Grooveyard" celebrates African American Music History Month this Saturday by featuring early Motown artists.  We'll share both the pioneering artists of Hitsville U.S.A. plus the music that evolved into the iconic label.  Included will be a six-pack of hits by the Queen of Motown, Mary Wells. Our Grooveyard Top Ten will feature the hits... Continue Reading →

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Top Ten: May 18, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 18, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" by The Blue-Belles #9 "I Wish that We Were Married" by Ronnie and the hi-Lites #8 "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon #7 "Uptown" by The Crystals #6 "I Can't... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: September 30, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for September 30, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Ramblin' Rose" by Nat King Cole #9 "You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells #8 "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers Did you vote yet? #7 "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva #6 "Let's... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: June 24, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for June 24, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G, filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Any Day Now (My Beautiful Bird)" by Chuck Jackson #9 "Al Di La" by Emilio Pericoli #8 "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton  #7 "The Wah Watusi" by The... Continue Reading →

This Weekend: Motown Mania

"The Grooveyard" celebrates African American Music History Month this Saturday by featuring early Motown artists.  We'll share both the pioneering artists of Hitsville U.S.A. plus the music that evolved into the iconic label.  Included will be a six-pack of hits by the Queen of Motown, Mary Wells. Our Grooveyard Top Ten will feature the hits... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: October 15, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for October 15, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Beechwood 4-5789" by The Marvelettes #9 "Let's Dance" by Chris Montez #8 "Popeye (The Hitchhiker)" by Chubby Checker  #7 "You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells #6 "Surfin' Safari" by The Beach Boys Did... Continue Reading →

Top Ten: May 21, 1962

Here's the Grooveyard Top Ten for May 21, 1962 as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "I Wish That We Were Married" by Ronnie and the Hi-lites #9 "Palisades Park" by Freddie Cannon #8 "Uptown" by The Crystals  #7 "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles #6 "Stranger on the Shore"... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 14, 1962

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 14, 1962 as played tonight by Bobby G filling in for Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "The One Who Really Loves You" by Mary Wells #9 "Lover Please" by Clyde McPhatter #8 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" by The Blu-Belles #7 "I Wish That... Continue Reading →

This Week: Motown magic

Alan Seltzer celebrates Mary Wells' birthday (May 13) Thursday night at 9 PM on "The Grooveyard" by playing early music from Motown and related record labels.  We'll also share some early influences that preceded the beginning of "Hitsville USA".  This week's Top Ten @ Ten will feature the top hits of May 15, 1959. "The... Continue Reading →

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