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Step into Denny’s Den to give yourself a little lift as you make your way through the busy day. Or take a break and make the world go away for a while. Dig on platters a-plenty, from The Chantels to Del Shannon, The Small Faces to Jimmy Reed. And so much more. Maybe some Basie and Kenton? Relax. You’ve earned it!

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Options January 13, 2021: "keep searchin'"

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Music behind DJ:






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Stan Kenton with June Christy  This Is My Theme   Options A Presentation of Progressive Jazz  Capitol  1947  LP   
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Sammy Davis Jr.  Yes I Can   Options If I Ruled The World  Reprise  1965  CD   
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Vito & The Salutations  Extraordinary Girl   Options Unchained Melodies  Herald  1963  CD   
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Doc Pomus All Stars  Work, Little Carrie, Work   Options The Soul Of King Curtis [  Sunset Blvd    CD   
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The Tripwires  Flowers of Winter   Options House To House  Spark & Shine  2009  CD   
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Mel Taylor And The Magics  The Creeper   Options In Action  Warner Bros.  1966  CD   
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Del Shannon  Keep Searchin' (live)1   Options Live At The Bottom Line 2/19/82  Del  1982  CD-R   
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The Truth  Who's Wrong   Options LAZY DAY - The Pop Songs of Tony Powers & George Fischoff (1965-1968)  Teensville  1965  CD  wrong pic sleeve. oh well... 
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The Cascades  She Was Never Really Mine to Lose   Options Rhythms of Their Reign 1962-1966  CRC  1964  CD  other side of "My Best Girl" 
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Kiki Dee  With A Kiss (1966, Ep\/Lp)   Options I'm Kiki Dee - The Fontana Years 1963-1968 [2011 Compilation]  Fontana  1966  CD   
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Sidney Bechet  There'll Be Some Changes Made   Options The Fabulous Sidney Bechet  Blue Note  1951  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

Welcome to Denny's Den #20!   Options

Drums! Drums! a go go 






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Jimmy Reed  High And Lonesome   Options The Legend, The Man  Chance  1953  CD   
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The Sheppards  Tragic   Options Lost Soulful Doo Wop Treasures Vol. 1  Apex  1962  CD   
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Major Lance  Think Nothing About It   Options Okeh Soul  Okeh    CD   
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Barry White  What Am I Gonna Do With You   Options Barry White's Greatest Hits  20th Century Fox  1975  CD   
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The Delfonics  Didn't I Blow Your Mind [Track] '70   Options In The Back[Ing Track] Of My Mind  Bell  1970  CD-R   
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Stevie Wonder  Uptight (Everthing's All Right) [Vocals] '66   Options In The Back[Ing Track] Of My Mind  Tamla  1966  CD-R  oops, forgot about that "dead air" in this cut! 
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The Futures  Stay With Me   Options Between The Sheets - Volume 4  Gamble  1972  CD   
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Eddie Holman  This Can't Be True   Options Cameo-Parkway 1957-1967  Parkway  1966  CD   
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Thornetta Davis  Cry   Options Sunday Morning Music  Sub Pop  1996  CD   
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Maynard Ferguson  Straight Out   Options Si Si, M.F  Roulette  1962  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

lemme tell you...   Options

Freedom Suite 






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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

quick break   Options

Denny's Den #22 






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Music behind DJ:
Elvis in the house 

Denny hangs with EP   Options

Denny's Den #22 

Nun Bett-R Records 





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Elvis Presley  That's When Your Heartaches Begin [Takes 4, 5, 6]   Options Stereo '57: Essential Elvis Volume 2  RCA  1957  CD   
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Mark James  Suspicious Minds   Options Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios  Scepter  1968  CD   
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Freddie Bell and The Bellboys  Hound Dog   Options   Teen  1955  MP3   
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LaVern Baker  Hey Memphis   Options The Pomus And Shuman Story: Double Trouble - 1956-1967  Atlantic  1961  CD   
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Elvis Presley  Mess of Blues   Options The Songs of Pomus & Shuman  RCA Victor  1960  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

trash talkin'   Options

Lookin' Back Leon Russell 






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Masters Of Reality  T.U.S.A.   Options Sunrise On The Sufferbus  Chrysalis  1993  CD   
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Gerry & The Pacemakers  Come Back to Me (With Strings)   Options You'll Never Walk Alone (The EMI Years 1963-1966)  Columbia  1965  CD   
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Mae Barnes  On the Sunny Side of the Street   Options The Ertegun's New York Cabaret Music  Atlantic  1953  CD   
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Strawberry Alarm Clock  Tomorrow   Options Wake Up...It's Tomorrow  UNI  1968  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

Signing Off Denny's Den #22!   Options

Big Beat On The Organ 






1:51:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Dennis Diken:

Welcome Yon Denizens Of The Den! let's have fun!
Avatar 2:01pm Woo:

The gentleman is recognized. Hi Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Chop Scott:

Cheers Dennis!
Avatar 2:02pm JR HTX:

Hi Dennis! Time to step in the Den!
  2:02pm Mike Conroy:

Hi Dennis!
Avatar 2:02pm Andrew in Toronto:

How`s it going everybody?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Dennis Diken:

yes indeed! hey Woo Chop Scott and JR HTX! hey Andrew! and Mike!
Avatar 2:03pm HyperDose:

Hey hey, lets step into The Den and leave our troubles at the door!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm myron feld:

Imagine if June cut that track these days...oy vey....but i'm very happy it's Wednesday at 2:00 PM!
Avatar 2:04pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Yes you can, Dennis...and you most undoubtedly will!
  2:05pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Hi Dennis!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Gaylord Fields:

Hello dere, Dennis and Denizens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm medson:

Hi Dennis and everyone.
Avatar 2:06pm Wild Honey:

Hello Dennis, Gaylord and other freeform friends!
  2:06pm MintyJD:

Tuning in again from across the pond. Hi Denny and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Dennis Diken:

Wild Honey and Sissophonic - this song "Extraordinary Girl" is dedicated to you my darlings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Gaylord Fields:

Wild Honey!!!
Avatar 2:09pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

This King Curtis/Doc Pomus cut is a screamer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Dennis Diken:

hey Hyper Dose! Todd, baby! medson, Gaylord! welcome Minty! not to forget young myron! alright!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Gaylord Fields:

Dennis, I just processed your comment re: Sissophonic and Wild Honey. No lies detected.
  2:10pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Awwww thanks Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Todd, good ol' Doc!
Avatar 2:12pm Wild Honey:

So sweet! Thanks Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

The best miked drums on a record? Perhaps!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Dennis Diken:

hey Glynis! could very well be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Gaylord Fields:

Denny & Del deliver double dynamite!
Avatar 2:20pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

"Who's Wrong" is more than a little P.F. Sloan-esque...
  2:22pm gene sculatti:

Killer Kascades!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Todd, good ear, didn't catch that til you mentioned it! sounds like Bobby Graham on drums on that one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm Gaylord Fields:

The Cascades are so much better than their underserved reputation as wimpy singing popsters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Dennis Diken:

gene - glad you're here! you know it, what a fabulous double sided single by those Cascades (c/w "My Best Girl") ! and Gaylord - no argument here!
Avatar 2:25pm Reechie:

Busy doin' stuff, but we've got you tuned in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Gaylord Fields:

And i meant "undeserved," not "underserved" — I might have been overserved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Dennis Diken:

thanks Reechie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Dennis Diken:

@Gaylord - make mine a double!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Gaylord Fields:

Haha, Dennis! It's the agua fresca talking, not me!
Avatar 2:31pm OnTheTrain:

Hey Hey Denny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Dennis Diken:

OnTheTrain - alright!
Avatar 2:38pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

You lovingly introduced me and Vibraphonic Vinnie to that Cascades 45 in Carteret a few moons ago...I thank you for it yet again now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Todd - both sides are KILLER! my pleasure!!
  2:39pm swk in hb:

Working but listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Dennis Diken:

thanks for checking in and tuning in swk!
Avatar 2:42pm Hackensack Slim:

Hey DD, Jimmy Reed, the Best Ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Dennis Diken:

hey Hackensack Slim - me and you gonna hang out on the wild side together!
Avatar 2:48pm Andrew in Toronto:

I`m crankin` the Barry White!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Dennis Diken:

you go Andrew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm myron feld:

On my car radio, this Delfonics song displays as "Didn't I Blow You." Never fails to bring a chuckle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Dennis Diken:

@myron - wasn't that the original title?
Avatar 2:53pm Surferbhoy:

A Pomus and Shuman special would be a GREAT show! There's lovely Doc film on You Tube! Worth a watch.
  2:54pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

myron feld, ahahahahahaha!
Avatar 2:56pm HyperDose:

Those vocals left me speechless!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Dennis Diken:

@Surferbhoy, indeed it would! I gotta watch that Doc piece, he was the most! his bio "Lonely Avenue" is a great read. yeah HyperDose! but not typeless!
Avatar 2:58pm Surferbhoy:

I saw Stevie in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 80's. He did a Karaoke bit asking if someone wanted to sing. A wee woman got up and asked if he could play Leo Sayer's "When I Need You!" He said "You start it..." She did, and played along with her!! Hysterical and amazing!
Avatar 2:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Hackensack Slim @Dennis Diken: In 2024 maybe we can have a Denizens Of The Den meet and greet at Bowler City.
Avatar 2:59pm Michael Shelley:

I just tuned it to find out if you managed to get your turntables repaired.
Avatar 2:59pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Philly style!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Gaylord Fields:

Eddie's his name! Singing really high is his game!
Avatar 3:06pm Hackensack Slim:

Todd, 2024? Do you know something that I don't?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Dennis Diken:

@Surferbhoy - that's cool! Stevie hung out at the AES shows in NYC in '18 & '19. he was very approachable and cool! @Todd - ha! yeah, man! @Michael - yes, it took some doing! @Gaylord - ha! I knew you'd dig that cut, sending it our to you my pal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, DD! It was the utmost! Eddie is so much more than his one monster soul hit!
  3:10pm Mike Conroy:

Loved that Thornetta Davis tune. Had a college roommate who was a huge Maynard Ferguson nut - takes me back.
Avatar 3:10pm OnTheTrain:

When I was a kid I always wanted to play trumpet this good. Then I discovered the Tuba .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Dennis Diken:

@Mike - here to please! @OnTheTrain - the trumpet is lighter to haul
Avatar 3:14pm Andrew in Toronto:

Great anecdote Dennis
Avatar 3:15pm OnTheTrain:

Denny: Very true but playing the tuba is so much fun. I also do not have the "Cool" to play the trumpet like that .
Avatar 3:15pm Wild Honey:

Dave says Barry played drums on The Magic Touch. Allegedly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Dennis Diken:

@Andrew, thanks! @OnTheTrain - do you do sessions?? @Wild Honey - thanks! news we can use!
  3:26pm Joeybug69:

Howdy Dennis! And Happy New Year!
Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, AND Buddy Rich each played my junior high school back in ‘69 or ‘70. And I taped them on a Sears Silvertone reel-to-reel, a perk from being on stage crew. I think they’re around somewhere but probably need to be baked at some point, if it’s not too late.

Also, Doc Pomus used to come to shows at the BLT, and he was very pleasant to us staff members. I personally wheeled him in on several occasions...

Thanks for the tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Dennis Diken:

@Joeybug69 -very cool, yeah, hung with Doc alot. Donna was the only waitress he would let wait on him at The Bottom Line!
Avatar 3:33pm Dave the Spazz:

Hi Dennis--Great Elvis set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Dennis Diken:

@Spazz - thanks pal! it means alot!
Avatar 3:33pm Hackensack Slim:

Joeybug69 Your Jr High was a lot cooler than mine.
Avatar 3:34pm HyperDose:

I swear Elvis could have played a show at the Grand Canyon. Those pipes were something else.
  3:35pm Joeybug69:

Nice! I thought he had lived nearby, but I may be mistaken. Of course Lou Reed lived around the corner. Used to see him walking the dog. He tried to have me fired because I wouldn’t give him a bottle of vodka during sound check one time. Stan had to come down & straighten him out. : /
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Dennis Diken:

@Joeybug - Doc lived on the west side around or on 72nd St. I guess Lou needed "his man" - unavailable at the Bottom Line!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm myron feld:

As "T.U.S.A." played, I couldn't help but "sing" the words to "Pressed Rat And Warthog." Mr. Baker had that certain style!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Dennis Diken:

@myron - what's wrong with "Blue Condition"?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm myron feld:

@Dennis: not a dadblasted thing!
  3:50pm Mike Conroy:

Myron - me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Dennis Diken:

@myron - remind me next time to tell the story of when I actually "discussed" "Blue Condition" with GB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm myron feld:

@Dennis: please tell me it didn't end with him striking you with his cane.
Avatar 3:52pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Another great show in the books!
Avatar 3:52pm Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks for another great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Dennis! See you next time, count on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Dennis Diken:

@myron - verbally! thanks Todd and Andrew, it means a lot! you too young Gaylord!
Avatar 3:53pm HyperDose:

Thanks for a great vocal-centric show & mid-week pick me up! Take care Dennis, I'm sure I'll see you around here somewhere. :p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm myron feld:

You made another grim week better, Dennis -- thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Dennis Diken:

@HyperDose and myron - deeply appreciated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Dennis Diken:

Avatar 3:55pm Surferbhoy:

Another great show Dennis. Thanks.
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