doo wop

Welcome back to the most preposterously titled radio show this side of the Willamette river, I’m your host Chris-R and we’ve got some primo bops to play. Ranging from the 50’s heyday of velvet crooners courtesy of Roy Orbison and The Platters, to supposed originators of the Shoegaze genre a whopping 20 years before it’s breakthrough (“All […]

  Two friends recently explained to me the meaning of ¿qué onda? One described it simply as the “what’s up” of Mexico and certain South American countries. He added that in certain company the phrase might have a more, let’s say, steamy connotation. The other offered the following translation: “what are the vibes?” I was taken. […]

This week I made a playlist full of music that reminded me of The Dirty Dancing soundtrack. I included artists such as the The Flamingos, The Chantels, and of course, some songs featured in the Dirty Dancing film itself. Enjoy! Listen here, https://s3.amazonaws.com/archive-complete/1494180001.mp3 You can catch all of my other playlists on my spotify!

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the latest Tiger Cub Radio Bub… looks like we got a fancy radio show with lots of real nice songs here… Take’m in boys.  

    Episode 2 of The Road to Nowhere follows us down the dead-end streets of small town America. There are ghostly bars, gleaming, formica-covered diners, glittering high school proms, and the interminable, hypnotic roads that lead to somewhere, anywhere else . . . and back home. “Yourtown U.S.A.” focuses on outsider country, dreamy doo wop, rock, […]

  Episode 1 of The Road to Nowhere brings you the sounds of the city at night: echoing footsteps, snapping fingers, sleazy saxes, and more. But there’s also the inaudible: the paranoia, the excitement, the lust, the come down. Weaving through jazz, exotica, cold-wave, and synth-pop from 1951 to 1991, these cuts will follow you through […]