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forgotten 45's
They played on AM stations in the 50's & 60's when FM was in it's classical/elevator music infancy.
Many of these songs never made it to #1, so "Greatest Hits" stations won't play them now.
Yet, many listeners enjoyed them back when and long to hear them again. Here they are for you.
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THREE STARS Tommy Dee, Carol Kay & The Teenaires
              Tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & The Big Bopper, hit #3 - vanished!
SO RARE Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
              This was the last of the big band charters as Rock & Roll began it's reign
HONKY TONK Bill Black's Combo
              Merge of Rock & Roll + Rhythm & Blues instrumental style zoomed charts
WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE NE? Joni James
              One of most underestimated 50's singers w/4 gold records, Duprees redid two
96 TEARS ? & The Mysterious
              Sure, it was a one hit wonder in '62, but no one can call it a copycat
IVORY TOWER Cathy Carr
              This one hit wonder scored waltz ballad torch songs to enjoin top 10 rockers
JENNIE LEE Jan & Arnie
              This one hit wonder begot Jan & Dean surf but Jan & Arnie begat bubble gum
THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY The Adlibs
              Leiber-Stoller's jazz combined w/bebop swing to = John Taylor's urban ditty hit
THE HARLEM SHUFFLE Bob & Earl
              Sorry, Stones, this was the original, lost in the shuffle of 50s indie labels
THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (IT'S IN HIS KISS) Betty Everett
              Sorry, Cher, movie or not, this was the original and the classic Shoop hit
DO NOT FORSAKE ME (THEME FROM HIGH NOON) Frankie Laine
              Tex Ritter dueled Frankie Laine for best High Noon charter ~ Frankie won
TEARDROP Santo & Johnny
              Guitar duo's follow-up to "Sleepwalk" peaked at 18 on national charts in '59
TELL HIM NO Travis & Bob
              A one hit wonder for Everly soundalike rockabilly duo & record company
HURT Timi Turo
              Blue Eyed Soul hurled opera trained singer from bistro to national hit maker
THE BIG HURT Toni Fisher
              This hit beguine ballad debuted phase-shift effect now used by Metal bands
VELVET WATERS The Megatrons
              Thix Cool Jazz pioneer,had rock jocks perplexed hitting top 10 pop in '57
PETIT FLEUR The Chris Barber Jazz Band
              DJs also scratched heads when this dixieland tweet charted w/rockers
SAILOR Lolita
              She had many hits in West Germany and Europe but only one US charter
(C'EST LA VIE) YOU NEVER CAN TELL Chuck Berry
              Obscure 1964 Berry album cut got spotlight 30 years later in Pulp Fiction
IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME Brook Benton
              Ballads don't get any better than Brook's #1 hit~so beautiful, so forgotten
SUKIYAKI Kyu Sakamoto
              Kyu was the "Darin" of Japan, this easy to listen to song was his only US hit
MIA AMORE The Flamingos
              Neopolitan romance canzione meets street corner doo wop harmony
BLUE STAR (THE THEME FROM "MEDIC," TV SERIES) Victor Herbert
              One of the most beautiful television series themes of all time
THE JOKER Billy Myles
              Writer/producer of top 10 hits for other artists, Myles saved this for he
THE WAYWARD WIND Gogi Grant
              One hit wonder but nevertheless a pop-torch ballad chart topper in 1957
TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME Patience & Prudence
              Two gals in an echo chamber never sounded so sweet. Ask mentor Como.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY The Caravelles
              Copping P&P's 3rd hit w/same echo effect, these UK gals sounded more tart
PERFIDIA The Ventures
              Guitar surf band adapted Helen O'Connell's 1940's Spanish love ballad
LITTLE BITTY GIRL Bobby Rydell
              Flip side to "Wild One," became the double sided hit most requested at revivals
DE DE DINAH Frankie Avalom
              Before Venus, idol Frank pinched his nose while singing his first top ten mark
TIGER Fabian
              The chewing gum gals squealed on cue while the hunk did TV lyp synch swirl
TALL PAUL Annette Funicello
              F&F memories wouldn't be complete without Disney's pre-Britney MMC starlet
THIS TIME Troy Shondell
              Thought to be the next Elvis,but turned out a one hit wonder teen tearjerker
DARLING LORRAINE The Knockouts
              Lyndhurst NJ lounge act's one hit doo-wop on Bobby Shad's label hit #7 in '62
LAZY MARY (CELLA LUNA MEZZO MARE') Lou Monte
              Lyndhurst NJ lounge singer made abundanza hits merging Tarantella with Bop
MELODY OF LOVE Bobby Vinton
              Polish waltz revived as 70's hit k/o'd disco after Bobby sang it on his TV show
A THOUSAND STARS Kathy Young
              Wonder why "Angel Baby" made it to #1 in '58 while this only #7?.
WHY? Tammy Lynn
              Teen songstress weaves another young love tearjerker rock ballad she wrote
NORMAN Sue Thompson
              Try not to bob your head to this sprite tune by a cutie having 3 hits in the 60s
PARTY GIRL Bearnadette Carrioll
              Four Seasons' playgirl got "Sherry" guys backup for her '63 warble (wma audio)
HOW IMPORTANT CAN IT BE? Joni James
              Another forgotten Joni top 10 hit, this one she intro'd on Steve Allen's foray
THE THEME FROM PETER GUNN Ray Anthony
              The jazz bandleader scored a top 20 hit with his TV detective show score
THEY'RE COMIN' TO TAKE ME AWAY Napoleon XIV
              Mental Health Assn. forced radio to end play~still made #2 hee hee ha ha
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Screamin' Jay Hawkins
              This inebriated outburst broke chart glass at #18, revived in American Hot Wax
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Nina Simone
              Nina cut a sober cover version of Screamin's Jay's song, CCR did it again in '78
QUIET VILLAGE Martin Denny
              One hit wonder instrumentalist's exotica reached #3 in 1957
NIGHT JACKIE WILSON
              Jackie hit with Gospel, R&B, Pop & opera-this Madamme Butterfly adaption
MY EMPTY ARMS JACKIE WILSON
              Mr. Excitement's 2nd operatic adaption 'Vesta La Guiba' from Pagliacci
ALONE AT LAST (TONIGHT WE LOVE) Jackie Wilson
              Jackie's 3rd classical vocal, from Tchaikovsky's Love Concertol
DON'T YOU KNOW Della Reese
              Before "Touched By An Angel," Della top charted with Mme Butterfly adaption
SPECIAL OCCASION Jimmy Miller
              R&B ballad written by Four Seasons' writer Ralph Parla had regional success
I WANNA GET MARRIED Lloyd Price
              Mr. Personality's Stagger Lee follow up climbed to #3 on the charts in late '59
MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY Eddy Arnold
              Country legend Arnold crossed over to Top 40 with down home bluesy ballad
GUANTANAMARA The Sandpipers
              AM Top 40 radio nixed this beauty (too long), it became a hit on FM
SPRING FEVER Ronnie Martell
              It's jazzy, razzy, catchy, but couldn't catch on past bubbling under 100
LEAVIN' IT UP TO YOU Dale & Grace
              Zoomed to #1 on the country chart, fared only to #12 on national pop charts
YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART Keely Smith
              After Louis Prima split, Keely made her own hit adapted from Caruso classic
JEALOUS Connie Francis
              Toward era end of Top 40 radio playing ethnic, this peaked at no. 18
JUMP OVER Freddy Cannon
              "Boom-Boom's" final chart record not heard even on local oldies AMers
TELSTAR The Tornados
              B4 Star Trek, this UK synthesist group paid homage to space travel
BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS SSgt. BARRY SADLER
              Like "We Are The World" 80's, this was overplayed in 60's then vanished
THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP Reparata & The Del Rons
              A Teenager Cries when these talented songstresses couldn't return to top 20
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL New Vaudeville Band
              Band revived Rudy Vallee's 1920's megaphone gimmick oh boh de oh doh
MOVIN' & GROOVIN' Duane Eddy
              The "Twangy Guitarist's" pressed in '58, vanished from the airwaves.
SHEBA Johnny & The Hurricanes
              Flip side to their top 20 "Down Yonder," reached the top ten...in Arabia!
IT'S OVER Roy Orbison
              Among Big 0's releases on Monument label, lost airplay to "Pretty Woman"
GOODNIGHT IRENE Snooky Lansen
             Yes, Veronica, there really was a Snookly Lansen, on CBS's "Your Hit Parade"
GOD BLESS AMERICA Kate Smith
               An unforgettable lacquer '78~Irving Berlins patriotic words+Kate's pure voice



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we don't hear these songs on radio

Why Don't Radio Stations Play Them Anymore?

A decade ago, a CBS owned FM station in Fort Worth, Texas followed New York's lead by switching from 50s-70s Oldies to 70s-90s Greatest Hits (NY tried a hard rock Jack-FM format that bombed). When listeners in the Fort Worth area bombarded KLUV with complaints, the station's program director posted this blog on the website (which is the truth in corporate radio): "While we miss the 50's oldies, too, we are a music radio (provider) but also a business. Advertisers seek demographics and (they) feel there just are not enough listeners to support their targeted base." Others ODZ92 simply said toodle-oo. But KLUV 98.7 was telling the truth about the business of commercial radio. Goodbye Chuck Berry, Buddy Hollie, The Ventures and The Platters on most FM.

The radio stations which claim to play 60's through 80's play only the #1, 2 and 3 hits of the decade. Why? Because these songs are reworked into today's TV commercials and are sung even by grade school children. But wait...does that not directly contradict oldies argument? Wouldn't kids then also mimic "96 Tears" or "The Purple People Eater?"

When Xoteria.com went online in 2001, it bombed as a hip beauty care and herbal life site. No advertisers for the supposedly hip market. Then, re-worked as Xoteria.tv featuring Oldies Television (subdomain oldiestelevision.com) with only five program selections. A San Diego internet ad agency took a flyer with the tiny site hidden under YouTube, MySpace and Lycos-TV. The rest is history. OTV expanded to 100+ programs, 90+ oldies video juke box selections, Forgotten 45's and Radio Doo Wop.

You who like all the TV and music of the fifties and sixties have put Oldies Television, et al, and parent xoteria.tv have put owner Carlson International in the black, along with local AM-ers like WMTR in North Jersey in the black.

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