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Odds And Ends

“Odds and ends” — exactly what it sounds like. Not all cool trivia is a cool story, so we file away the cool trivia until we have enough bits for a show. So, if one topic isn’t catching your interest, another one is just around the corner! Today, we start in the 50s and bring you musical potpourri up to the current day.

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  • Chubby Checker – The Twist
  • Rob Thomas – Something To Be
  • Frankie Ford – Sea Cruise
  • Frankie Ford – Gone
  • The Beatles – Eight Days A Week
  • Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Eric Clapton – After Midnight
  • Aerosmith – Dream On
  • Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
  • John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • Elvis Presley – King Of The Whole World
  • Elvis Presley – King Creole
  • Elvis Presley – Blue Hawaii
  • Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Blue Hawaii version)
  • Elvis Presley – Girls, Girls, Girls
  • Elvis Presley – Fame And Fortune
  • Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
  • Elvis Presley – Do The Vega
  • Elvis Presley – Girl Happy
  • Elvis Presley – Do The Clam
  • Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
  • Hanson – MMMBop
  • Hoyt Axton – Greenback Dollar
  • Hoyt Axton – Never Been To Spain
  • Three Dog Night – Joy To The World
  • Ringo Starr – No No Song
  • Steppenwolf – The Pusher
  • Hoyt Axton – The Pusher
  • Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
  • Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years
  • Elvis Presley – Flaming Star

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Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas is one of the most successful singer-songwriters in all of music history, and he is only 42. Homeless at 17, he chose to leave a dysfunctional home life. By 20, he was a superstar. Was he born with his talents or did his talent grow from his living environment? Where does genius come from? Decide for yourself as we lift the veil on Rob Thomas.

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  • Grand Funk Railroad – I Don’t Have To Sing
  • Tabatha’s Secret – Dear Joan
  • Matchbox 20 – Long Day
  • Matchbox 20 – Push
  • Matchbox 20 – 3 AM
  • Matchbox 20 – Real World
  • Matchbox 20 – Back 2 Good
  • Matchbox 20 – Smooth
  • Matchbox Twenty – Bent
  • Matchbox Twenty – If You’re Gone
  • Matchbox Twenty – Mad Season
  • Matchbox Twenty – Disease
  • Matchbox Twenty – Unwell
  • Matchbox Twenty – Bright Lights
  • Rob Thomas – Something To Be
  • Rob Thomas – Lonely No More
  • Rob Thomas – This Is How A Heart Breaks
  • Rob Thomas – Streetcorner Symphony
  • Celine Dione – My Heart Will Go On
  • Matchbox Twenty – How Far We’ve Come
  • Matchbox Twenty – These Hard Times
  • Matchbox Twenty – Her Diamonds
  • Rob Thomas – Now Comes The Night

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Grand Funk Railroad

Grand Funk Railroad packed arenas worldwide. David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine said, “You cannot talk about rock in the 70′s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!” The fans ate it up, but Grand Funk almost ate themselves up. Fame and success comes at a price. How much is too much? Fasten your seat belt, we are “on the road” with Grand Funk.

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  • Grand Funk Railroad – It Don’t Matter To Me
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Are You Ready
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Time Machine
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Inside Looking Out
  • Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Mean Mistreater
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Aimless Lady
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Footstompin Music
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Nothing Is The Same
  • Grand Funk Railroad – I Don’t Have To Sing The Blues
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Flight Of The Phoenix
  • Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Walk Like A Man
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Shinin On
  • Grand Funk Railroad – The Loco Motion
  • Little Eva – Loco Motion
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Some Kind Of Wonderful
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Bad Time
  • Grand Funk Railroad – T. N. U. C.
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Born To Die
  • Grand Funk Railroad – Just Couldn’t Wait
  • Mark Farner – Easy Breezes
  • Flint – Back In My Arms Again
  • Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain (Live in Bosnia)
  • ? And The Mysterians – 96 Tears
  • Matchbox Twenty – She’s So Mean

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Mystery Group

Today we have a mystery group with a story. If you knew the name of the group up front, you might not listen. But there’s no need to let your opinion be swayed by cheesy music. Join us where the stories are always great: Cool Stories In Music!

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  • David Gates – Jo-Baby
  • The Murmaids – Popsicles Isicles
  • Monkees – Saturday’s Child
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Buy For Me The Rain
  • Beach Boys – Cool Vibrations
  • Glenn Yarbrough – Baby The Rain Must Fall
  • David Gates – The Happiest Man Alive
  • Pleasure Fair – Morning Glory Days
  • Bread – Dismal Day
  • Bread – Make It With You
  • Bread – It Don’t Matter To Me
  • Bread – If
  • Bread – Baby I’m A Want You
  • Bread – Everything I Own
  • Bread – Diary
  • Bread – Guitar Man
  • Bread – Sweet Surrender
  • Bread – Aubrey
  • David Gates – Suite, Clouds And Rain
  • Bread – Lost Without Your Love
  • David Gates – Goodbye Girl
  • David Gates – Love Is Always Seventeen
  • Bread – Let Your Love Go
  • Bread – Down On My Knees
  • Carpenters – For All We Know

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke enjoyed an incredibly successful career as an R&B singer in the early Sixties. Cooke was so successful, he was one of the first members inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But our story isn’t about his life. Today, we look at the strange death of Sam Cooke. The story of his death is filled with sex, violence, and mystery.  Cool Stories In Music will bring you below the surface of this cold case.

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  • Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
  • Sam Cooke – Send Me
  • Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
  • Sam Cooke – Only Sixteen
  • Sam Cooke – Twisting
  • Sam Cooke – Cupid
  • Sam Cooke – Summertime
  • Sam Cooke – Having A Party
  • Sam Cooke – Sad Mood
  • Sam Cooke – Change
  • Sam Cooke – Chain Gang
  • Sam Cooke – Bring It Home
  • Sam Cooke – Bring It Home
  • Bobby Womack – Lookin’ For A Love
  • Sam Cooke – Saturday Night
  • Cat Stevens – Saturday Night

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Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson’s career was considered by many as underrated. It was an eclectic mix of success and the strange, daring, and odd.  Not one to be pigeon-holed, he constantly changed his approach and sought creative satisfaction over commercial success. But there is one thing about Harry that will blow you away! Join us as we look behind the curtain that hides Harry Nilsson. “Everybody’s Talkin’” about Cool Stories In Music!

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  • Harry Nilsson – Me And My Arrow
  • The Archies – Sugar Sugar
  • Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  • Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back
  • Little Richard – Tutti Fruiti
  • Johnny Niles – Donna
  • Johnny Niles – Wig Job
  • Harry Nilsson – Good Times
  • The Yardbirds – For Your Love
  • Harry Nilsson – Without Her
  • Harry Nilsson – Cuddly Toy
  • The Monkees – Cuddly Toy
  • The Beatles – Strawberry Fields
  • Harry Nilsson – You Can’t Do That
  • Harry Nilsson – She’s Leaving Home
  • Harry Nilsson – Gotta Get Up
  • Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
  • Harry Nilsson – One
  • Harry Nilsson – Best Friend
  • Harry Nilsson – Lord In New York City
  • Harry Nilsson – Living Without
  • Harry Nilsson – Without You
  • Harry Nilsson – Coconut
  • Harry Nilsson – Jump Into The Fire
  • Harry Nilsson – Breaking My Heart
  • Harry Nilsson – Spaceman
  • Harry Nilsson – As Time Goes By
  • John Lennon – Whatever Gets You Through The Night
  • Harry Nilsson – All I Think About
  • The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’
  • The Who – Magic Bus

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Squeaky-Clean Bubblegum Corner

Bubblegum Pop: A term that makes many cringe. While you may not like the sugary-sweet music, you cannot deny the very exact formula behind it. And for those who produced it, there is one very good reason to defend it. We will go behind the story of two Bubblegum Kings, and you will learn things you couldn’t possibly have known. We invite you to chew on some bubblegum as Cool Stories smacks away.

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  • Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  • Jackson 5 – The Love You Save
  • Donny Osmond – Sweet And Innocent
  • Wham! – Wake Me Up
  • Buddy Holly – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
  • Tommy Roe – Sheila
  • The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Tommy Roe – Everybody
  • Tommy Roe – Sweet Pea
  • Tommy Roe – Hooray For Hazel
  • Tommy Roe – Dizzy
  • Tommy Roe – Jam Up And Jelly Tight
  • The DeFranco Family – Heartbeat It’s A Love Beat
  • Bay City Rollers – Saturday Night
  • Hanson – Mmmbop
  • 1910 Fruitgum Company – Simon Says
  • Ohio Expres – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
  • Donny Osmond – Go Away Little Girl
  • The Detergents – Leader Of The Laundromat
  • Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently
  • Shangralas – Leader Of The Pack
  • Tommy James – Hanky Panky
  • Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love
  • Supremes – River Deep Mountain High
  • Archies – Sugar Sugar
  • Cuff Links – Tracy
  • Archies – Jingle Jangle
  • Barry Manilow – Mandy
  • Brady Bunch – It’s A Sunshine Day
  • Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Bobby Sherman – Easy Come, Easy Go

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The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 is a name synonymous with our musical past. Both as a group and as solo artists, the Jacksons have sold more records than any other musical act in history. But, their success came with a hefty price tag: their childhoods. You’re guaranteed to sing and dance as we bring you the legacy that is the Jackson 5 on Cool Stories In Music.

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  • The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
  • Badfinger – No Matter What
  • Alex Burrall – Climb Every Mountain
  • Jackson 5 – Big Boy
  • James Brown – I Got The Feelin
  • Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  • Jackson 5 – ABC
  • Jackson 5 – The Love You Save
  • Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
  • Jackson 5 – Mama’s Pearl
  • Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye
  • Jackson 5 – Got To Be There
  • Michael Jackson – Ben
  • Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are
  • Jackson 5 – Maybe Tomorrow
  • Michael Jackson – Beat It
  • Michael Jackson – Scream
  • Jackson 5 – Looking Through The Windows
  • Michael Jackson – Dancing Machine
  • Stevie Wonder – Haven’t Done Nothing
  • The Jacksons – Enjoy Yourself
  • The Jacksons – Shake Your Body
  • The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Michael Jackson – This Place Hotel
  • Michael Jackson – Nothing Compares To You
  • Michael Jackson – Bllie Jean
  • The Jacksons – State Of Shock
  • Michael Jackson – This Is It
  • Michael Jackson – I Like The Way You Love Me
  • Michael Jackson – Hollywood Tonight

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Badfinger

A talented band with so much promise, Badfinger was a fresh sound in the mishmash of music in the early 70s. But, great success was not to befall them. Like so many bands before and after, Badfinger was swindled out of everything they had. Join us for the tragic story of Badfinger.

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  • Hall & Oates – Say It Ain’t So
  • The Beatles – You Can’t Do That
  • The Beatles – Hello Goodbye
  • Badfinger – Come And Get It (Demo)
  • The Beatles – With A Little Help
  • Badfinger – Come And Get It
  • Badfinger – No Matter What
  • Blood, Sweat, & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
  • Lou Christie – Lightning Strikes Again
  • The Beatles – Something
  • Badfinger – Baby Blue
  • Todd Rundgren – We Gotta Woman
  • Badfinger – Apple Of My Eye
  • Pink Floyd – Money
  • The O’Jays – Backstabbers
  • Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
  • The Dodgers – Don’t Let Me Be Wrong
  • Badfinger – Day After Day
  • U2 – Sometimes You Can’t
  • Badfinger – Without You
  • Harry Nilsson – Without You

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Hall & Oates

If you were alive in the 80′s, there was virtually no way you could have avoided the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates. Relive the songs of one of the greatest musical acts of all time, AND get to know the two men who created it.

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