Hello Everybody!!! Get ready for a really big show tonight!!!!
The Pop Shoppe is on every Friday night from 7 PM till 3:01 AM. (All times eastern)
It all happens at www.topshelfoldies.org
Here is the schedule:
7:00 / 8:30 - Classic sounds of the 50's and 60's with a possible touch of the 40's.
8:30 / 9:00 - We will be remembering Johnny Preston. "Running Bear" is the first song that will pop into your mind but there are other songs that Johnny did. Don't forget "Cradle of Love" plus others.
9:00 / 10:00 - A phone conversation that has been long in the making. It's Dickey Lee.
I can't begin to list all those great songs that he sang. Of course we remember "Patches" and
"Laurie" ... Yes strange things were happening on that song. I want to talk to Dickey about his career, his selection of songs, his change from rock and roll to country music.
There are so many aspects to his career. It's been over 10 years since I sat down with him in New Jersey after an oldies show and we talked for over an hour. I remember how nice he was.
10:00 / 10:30 - I'd like to remember another of my favorite singers. I will be playing something very special by Gene Pitney from the 60's.
10:30 / 12:00 AM - Time for a Doo Wop party with some special memories of The Cadillacs. It was reported that original member Bobby Phillips has passed away. The contribution to our music by this group was nothing less than phenomenal.
12:00 / 1:30 - Time for Midnight Country! This is the period when country music really was country. This week I'll continue the Whitburn Countdown of 1961 from number 80 to 61. Some nice country memories will be heard.
1:30 / 2:00 - Time for a western adventure. I haven't decided which one as yet, but you better get your 10 gallon hat and boots on for this.
2:00 / 3:00 - This last hour will be full of surprises as I wait till the last minute to decide what I want to play.
If you haven't done so yet, please check out my website for past interviews / special links / plus pictures. Lots of memories. www.ramtownlive.com/popshoppe
I am in the process of putting together a very special Johnny Maestro night on March 25th. I can't give out the details yet, but you better put this one on your calendar. Of course next week on the 18th it will be another chapter in the music and life of Ed Rambeau.
Friday evening is getting close, so make sure you are by your computer to keep me company. Remember I don't want to be alone.
So be here or be square. I promise you an evening where you will hear the greatest songs that ever lived.
Stu Weiss / DJ STU
I haven't been on line for about six weeks. My computer is in storage. I'm now living with my daughter, Larissa and her husband in Oceanside. Why you ask? I almost died on January 23rd. I had double pneumonia, influenza and a lung infection at the same time. The shock to my transplanted kidney caused it to stop functioning. I was in a coma for 9 days on a ventilator. The doctors called my daughters (from Texas and Oceanside) and told them I wasn't going to make it. Everyone expected to be attending my funeral on my daughter, Hannah's birthday on the 26th. They got my kidney working again and I was in the hospital (Henry Mayo) for another month after I got off the ventilator. My muscles were like jello. I couldn't stand or walk. I had to go through rehab to learn how to walk again. I'm still trying to get my strength back. Just a few days ago was the first time I was able to get up the stairs to take a shower in about two months. I think in another month, I will be almost back to normal.
My cell phone doesn't even work here, as it's a dead zone.