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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Toto's Top Tunes Time Tunnel - Vol. 1: Sound Dog!

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And that's the latest from S-P-M-M news...
fast, up-to-the-minute, completely fake
and proud of it. Now stand by for

 TOTO'S TOP TUNES 

 T I M E  T U N N E L 

on the station that's #1 for music and fun - S-P-M-M!

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(COLD SHOW OPEN)


"Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley (Aug./Sept./Oct. 1956,
highest chart pos. #1, original B side of "Don't Be Cruel")

Hey there, the clock is striking twelve and it's time for yours truly,
the midnight satellite, your rover of the radio, your hi-fi fido - Toto Moto!

You're tuned to Toto's Top Tunes Time Tunnel on
S-P-M-M, home of The Shady Bunch. I kicked off
my first official show with "Hound Dog," a doozie
of a ditty by Elvis the Pelvis. One of Presley's
biggest hits, "Hound Dog" is ranked #19 on
Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs
of All Time. "Hound Dog" was first recorded
in 1952 by R&B zinger Willie Mae
"Big Mama" Thornton.

In 1967, when they recorded our next featured
song, Diana Ross and The Supremes were
on top of the heap - the most successful
American music group of all time with
10 chart-topping pop hits to their credit.

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This one, the last of the group's singles to feature the vocals of Flo Ballard,
cracked the top 10 around Christmas that year-- "In And Out Of Love!"


"In And Out Of Love" - The Supremes
(Dec. 1967, highest chart pos. #9)


Diana Ross and The Supremes with "In And Out Of Love,"
and Toto Moto with you in the Time Tunnel here on S-P-M-M,
Retrosonic Radio. You know, with a name like The Hollies,
I thought these guys were one of Buddy's groups. 'Taint so -
I looked it up! Instead they're one of the most popular
Merseybeat bands of the British Invasion. In 1964
The Hollies covered the Doris Troy hit "Just One Look."
It was the group's first single to land on the U.S. chart,
but only made it to #98. That's a doggone shame!

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I can see clearly now that things were looking up for the
Brit boys when their single, "Look Through Any Window,"
cracked, shattered and broke through the top 40!


"Look Through Any Window" - The Hollies
(Jan. 1966, highest chart pos. #32)


The Hollies there with "Look Through Any Window
(and you'll see that doggone stray cat)" on S-P-M-M,
home of The Shady Bunch and yours truly, Toto Moto.

In sports, a late game ending moments ago out
on the west coast, final score just in:

49ers 76 - 76ers 49.

(BA-DUM-BUMP)

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Their television series was more fun than a barrel of Monkees.
Here's a groovy great by Davy, Micky, Peter and Mike-- "Valleri!"


"Valleri" (1968 Remix) - The Monkees (Mar./Apr. 1968,
highest chart pos. #3, from Apr. 1968 album
The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees)



If you're just tuning in, I'm Toto Moto, your sound dog,
your K-9 compadre, your midnight mutt, the pup that
puts the WOW in bow-wow, and you're listening to
Toto's Top Tunes Time Tunnel, the radio program
4 out of 5 insomniacs recommend. Earlier in the
blogcast you heard "Hound Dog" and you just
listened to the ape call of The Monkees. Don't
look now, but this place is turning into a zoo!

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Hey, me likey table scraps, and this one by Dee Dee Sharp
has me lickin' my chops. What time is it?-- "Mashed Potato Time!"


"Mashed Potato Time" - Dee Dee Sharp (Apr. 1962,
highest chart pos. #2 Hot 100/#1 Cash Box/#1 R&B,
from 1962 album It's Mashed Potato Time)



This is your corn dog, Toto Moto and that was one of
Philly town's most soulful sirens, Miss Dee Dee Sharp,
and "Mashed Potato Time," a single that topped the
R&B chart, finished second on the pop side and is
ranked the #3 song for the year 1962.

Winter, spring, summer and fall, I love The Four Seasons.
There's nothing false about Frankie Valli's falsetto. It's the
real deal. If you're watching my simulcast on YouTube,
check out this rare clip from Where The Action Is.

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Here they are, the original Jersey Boys, singing their hit "Bye, Bye, Baby"
on a Southern California ski slope. It's snow bound to give you a lift!


"Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" - The 4 Seasons
(Jan./Feb. 1965, highest chart pos. #12)

From the early weeks of 1965, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, singing
(and shivering) in the snow at Big Bear Ski Resort, one of the primary
shooting locations for Dick Clark's Where The Action Is, doing one
of their many great 60s hits "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)."


Hey, it's also time for me to say "bye bye baby." Thanks a lot for
spending the wee hours of the morning with me digging up old gold
here in Toto's Top Tunes Time Tunnel. It's been a long night.
I don't know about you, folks... but I'm licked.

(BA-DUM-BUMP).

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I'm gonna hunt for a patch of early morning sunlight, curl up on the rug
and snooze till the cows come home. Later on, I think I'll head over
to the flea market. (BA-DUM-BUMP).  Now this is your midnight
satellite, your rover of the radio, your hound of sound, your
hi-fi fido - Toto Moto - bidding you farewell. I'll be back
soon with another fun-filled stax-o-wax all-nighter here
on S-P-M-M Radio, your place for good music,
good memories and good times.
Merry Christmas, folks!


"Snoopy's Christmas" - The Royal Guardsmen
(Christmas 1967, highest chart post #1 Billboard's
"Best Bets For Christmas" chart/#10- Cash Box)