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Feature Friday: President Barney Ales ... Motown Records

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's Feature Friday ... President Barny Ales, Motown Records ... Gordy's ace in the hole.  So the turbulent 1960's produced some of the greatest music in the history of music, how did this happen.  It was a time of social unrest, protests, civil rights, and a black owned record company decides to produce a mostly black stable of musicians and entertainers to America and call it the "Sounds of Young America" and make it part of the Pop Music Culture!  The...

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Throw Back Thursday: A Real Soda Fountain!?

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon Ginchers,

Time for a much needed Throw Back Thursday!  Today if I would say Soda Fountain to a young person they think about every fast food restaurant on the planet, just put your cup under the spout press back on the release hickey and wha-la ... a carbonated soft drink.  If you say how about a milk shake to a young person today, same thing ... fastfood restaurant and a cup of processed soft serve Ice Cream that you have to eat with a spoon, I don't know why t...

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Wa'sup Wednesday: When Radio was real Readio ... WJAS

Posted on September 2, 2020 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Morning' Ginchers,

Sooo Wa'sup Wednesday?  When Radio was real Radio ... WJAS.  WJAS is now Talk Radio however it was one of the staple radio stations in Pittsburgh at one time, it was one of the original five AM stations in Pittsburgh and signed on the air in 1922.  Over the years the station went through many changes and even name changes like WAMP briefly in the 1950's, WKPQ and WKTQ (13Q) in the 1970's but eventually went back to WJAS.  I want to talk about WJAS ...

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Tune in Tuesday: Still hope for TV ... The Beav!

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon Ginchers,

It's Tune in Tuesday ... still hope for TV ... The Beav!  It's a miracle, it's the biggest find of the year ... what is it you ask?  Well, as the boredom set in watching the same political TV, Gloom and Doom TV, mordern day anything goes TV, I did some serching last night and found out that I had Hi-Def Filter on my TV's ... when I changed it to ALL TV ... it was like my house landed in OZ, the door opened and there was a colorful world of fun, beauty,...

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Mo Music Monday: Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye ... Gene Hughes

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

Today is Mo Music Monday and a trip down memory lane ... who doesn't remember dancing to the classic ballad "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye?"  What do you think of when you here that record?  The Casinos?  The High School Dance?"  "Maybe being with your main squeeze in your old Chevy?" ... I think about Gene Hughes, lead singer of the Casinos and great guy!  Let's chat about Gene for a minute before I tell you my association with him.  Gene ...

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Soul Sunday: Green Stuff ... Archie Bell and Melvin Steals

Posted on August 30, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Mornin' Ginchers,

Today is Soul Sunday ... you know what that means, I'm getting ready for my weekly radio show on jukinoldies.com, my Heavenly Soul Show.  The theme tonight is "GREEN STUFF ... Archie Bell and Melvin Steals."  You may think that the theme is about money from that short intro however, it is not ... it's about Archie Bell and the Drells and our old friend Melvin Steals (singer and Superb song writer).  It all started last week while having fun at my ho...

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No School Saturday: Ginchy Comedy ... Saturday Night!

Posted on August 29, 2020 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's another No School Saturday ... are you ready for some laughs?  Well then get on down to Johnny Angel's Ginchy Stuff Saturday Night for some Ginchy Comedy, by some funny comedians!  Tonight is the third Comedy Show brought to us by Rohrich Automotive and Ya Jagoff Podcasts.  It has been some hard times for musicians, comedians and entertainers during this Covid-19 Quarantine but our friends at YaJagoff and Rohrich Automotive Group have provided a uni...

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Feature Friday: Remembering Bill Paxton

Posted on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Mornin' Ginchers,

It's time once again for Feature Friday ... remembering Bill Paxton!  He was a great actor, director and musician and appeared in many movies that I loved watching as far back as 1985 when he appeared in Wierd Science and through the years until his untimely death in 2017.  I especially loved his roles as Randal McCoy in the TV mini series "The Hatfields and McCoys" and as Morgan Earp in "Tombstone.   He made so many great appearances as an actor in...

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Throw Back Thursday: Bring Back the Drive-in!

Posted on August 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Ginchers,

Time for Throw Back Thursday ... and, let's Bring Back the Drive-Ins!!!  As we try to survive this crazy so called pandemic, I realize more and more how much I miss the simpler things in life that are either gone or disappearing.  Here are a few: going for a drive, walks in the park, the soda fountain, real Milk shakes, old school amusement parks, real pinball machines, penny candy, softball games, movies that make you use your imagination ... DRIVE-INS!!! ...

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Wa'sup Wednesday: Toga! Toga! Toga!

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

G'day Ginchers,

Once again it's Wa'sup Wednesday and ... Toga! Toga! Toga!  Most young people think that Toga parties began with the Movie Animal House however; they actually started way before the movie and the movie just re-energized the party.  The toga party was hip way back in the Greek/Roman empire days with wine, feasts, music and sexual overtones ... well it didn't change much in the 60's and at the college fraternity parties.  I remember playing at a Pitt Winter ...

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