This Week: Thanks (and) Giving

"The Grooveyard" is taking the week off for Thanksgiving.  In the meantime, host Alan Seltzer will again participate in Hungerthon, an annual New York radio event raising funds and awareness to fight hunger issues in America.  With help from supporters, Hungerthon 2014 will help more families secure healthy affordable food and invest in more long-term... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: August 25, 2014

As summer winds down and we move towards Labor Day weekend, thoughts turn to . . . the Grooveyard Greats.  Brian Hyland had the #1 song in last year's survey with his summer smash, "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".  First-round voting in this year's survey begins next week.  In the meantime, you... Continue Reading →

This Week: “Sway”-ing to the Music

A live in-studio performance by Joe D'Urso will be featured when Grooveyard host Alan Seltzer fills in on "The Rock Show" Friday night at 7 PM. The leader of Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan, Joe has been performing since the early 1990s.  He has been critically acclaimed for being a passionate songwriter and an earnest... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: April 28, 2014

With Dion's 2004 performance of "Love Came to Me" at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, we note a pair of two-year anniversaries in this week's Video of the Week--the passing of New York radio personality Pete Fornatale on April 26, 2013 and Alan Seltzer officially taking over host and producer responsibilities of "The Grooveyard" on... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: February 3, 2014

Among his many awards, Pete Seeger was honored by WhyHunger at their annual Chapin Awards Dinner in 2010.  Amazingly, he still offered new insights that night at age 91.  He will be missed. While we've never shared two versions of the same song two weeks apart, this 1963 hit by Peter Paul and Mary is... Continue Reading →

This Week: It’s Time to Give

Each year at this time, we devote this section to WhyHunger and it's annual Hungerthon event.  WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.  Among their many programs, a National Hunger Hotline... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: December 2, 2013

We actually four videos this week as a post-Thanksgiving gift to our listeners.  On this date in 1959, Bobby Darin was honored on "This Is Your Life", the iconic television show Guests included Murray the K, George Burns, Sammy Davis, Jr., Charlie and Nina Maffia, Dick Lord, Don Kirshner, and Dick Behrke.  The first part... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: Nov. 25, 2013

Judging by traffic at the malls, almost as many people celebrate Black Friday as Thanksgiving, so we'll celebrate the second event here with an appropriate song.   (We're not ignoring Thanksgiving but will celebrate that with a separate post later in the week.) The "Sing Alan Sing" challenge will benefit WhyHunger's grassroots efforts to end hunger... Continue Reading →

This Week: Gettysburg and Ray Charles

This week's edition of "The Grooveyard" will follow a special Soundswap broadcast from the Port Washington Public Library.  Folk artist Rex Fowler, best known for his work with Aztec Two-Step and the Nutopians, will perform music from his solo album, "Gettysburg:  Reflections on an American Life".  The 2000 release has been described as "a bittersweet... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: Nov. 18, 2013

We commemorate this Friday's 50th anniversary of the assassination of our 35th President with this great rendition of "Abraham Martin and John" by Dion. The "Sing Alan Sing" challenge will benefit WhyHunger's grassroots efforts to end hunger both in the United States and abroad.  Donations of any amount are welcomed here.  WhyHunger has the rare... Continue Reading →

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