Friday, 27 September 2013

A well overdue update

I'm not the best blogger in the world as there's always something I've got to do that seems to take precedence over sharing my thoughts. Oh yes, and I forgot my password to get into the account!

So what do I want to share with you? Well let me start by talking about terrestrial radio and how I feel that people that love what I call 'oldies' are being left behind.

What do I mean? Well in this day and age, 'Oldies' seem to have morphed into 'Classic Hits' and what we appear to be seeing is a moving on from the 'Oldies' of the 50s, 60s and 70s, to the 'Classic Hits' of the 80s, 90s and 00s.

I understand that time moves on, but I can't believe how little of the music that changed life for generations to follow. I feel left out if I listen to radio and can't hear not only the classics from the 'Oldies' era, but what I call the 'Forgotten 45s' either.

I read the following article earlier today and it made me think about things have changed. 

And although I had only read it today, I have been thinking along the same lines for ages. And that's why I put together my Rewind Central music channel/radio station.

Not only do my shows get played on the station on a daily basis, but I've added a jukebox to it,and on the jukebox, you'll hear some of the greatest hits of the 50s to the 80s as well as those long forgotten 45s.

As a snapshot of what gets played on there, here's the songs that have been playing whilst I've been writing this blog.

Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
Carole King - It's Too Late
Junior - Mama Used To Say
Carly Simon - Why
Meco - Star Wars-Cantina Band
Rock A Teens - Woo Hoo
Monkees - Alternate title
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
Stevie Wonder - More Than a Dream
Bobby Rydell - Forget Him
Keith Emerson - Honky Tonky Train Blues
Randy & The Rainbows - Denise
Whispers - Mother For My Children
Barry White - Honey Please Can't You See

As you can see it's a pretty varied list of songs.

And that's what I'm looking for in a station. I'd like to think I'm not the only one. We launched Rewind Central at the end of May, and it's growing month on month, not at the speed of light, but steadily.

Also unlike many stations out there today, we don't have a playlist of around 300 records. We've over 2000 on the jukebox and we update and change various songs on a weekly basis. What that means is that you're going to hear a whole range of songs.

During August we changed the whole jukebox and played only 'Forgotten 45s'. People were getting in contact and leaving nice messages about what we were playing.

I can't believe that radio is slowly moving away the formative era of 'Rock 'n' Roll', 'The Swinging 60s' and 'The Sensational 70s' and playing only the same old songs from those eras if they play them at all.

I have to admit I'm very nostalgic and love to look back. So much so I've developed a facebook page to run alongside the channel, and it takes a loving look back at the culture of those eras. You'll find photos that will have you looking back on your own life and smiling to yourself.  

Feel free to climb on board as we take the train back in time. Great music and great memories. They're all there!

I've lots of plans for Rewind Central and I'm aiming to put them in place over the coming months.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Four Top Hatters - 45 Men In A Telephone Booth

Thursday, 5 September 2013

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