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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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Stan Kenton  This Is My Theme   Options A Presentation of Progressive Jazz  Capitol  1947  LP  Clear and 31 degrees in New York City 
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Bobby Lewis  Tossin' and Turnin'   Options Tossin' and Turnin'  Beltone  1961  LP   
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The Kinks  I'm On An Island [Live]   Options Live At Kelvin Hall  Pye  1967  CD   
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive  Roll On Down The Highway   Options Not Fragile  Mercury  1974     
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Ral Donner  That's Alright With Me   Options The Complete Ral Donner (1959-1962)  Scottie  1959  CD   
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Captain Beefheart  I Love You, You Big Dummy   Options Lick My Decals Off Baby  Straight-Reprise  1970  CD   
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The Three O'Clock  Around The World   Options The Hidden World Revealed  Omnivore Recordings  1983  CD   
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The Lickerish Quartet  Snollygoster Goon   Options THREESOME VOL. 2 EP  Stranger Danger Records  2020  MP3   
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The Fawns  Sun   Options TLA    2019  MP3   
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Project: Ghost Outfit  Break Somebody's Heart   Options     2020  CD-R   
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Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers  Share   Options The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon  Gee  1956  CD   
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Artie Shaw & His Gramercy 5  The Grabtown Grapple   Options The Indispensable Artie Shaw, Vol. 5 [1944-1945]  RCA Victor  1945  CD   
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Denny D 

Welcome to Denny's Den #27!   Options

Drums! Drums! a Go Go! 

Dunhill 

1965 

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Magic Sam  Easy Baby   Options The Cobra Records Singles Collection  Fuel  1958  CD   
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Ben E. King  Tell Daddy   Options Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection  ATCO  1962  CD   
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Brooks O'Dell  Watch Your Step   Options   Gold Records  1963  MP3   
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The Crampton Sisters  I Didn't Know What Time It Was   Options   DCP  1964  MP3   
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Lou Courtney  What Do You Want Me To Do?   Options The Jerry Ragovoy Story: Time Is On My Side 1953-2003  Rags  1973  CD   
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Diana Ross & The Supremes  Who Could Ever Doubt My Love   Options More Hits By The Supremes  Motown  1965  CD   
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Barbara Lewis  Don't Forget About Me (stereo LP version)   Options It's Magic  Atlantic  1965  CD   
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The Supremes  Oh My Poor Baby   Options The '70s Anthology  Motown  1971  CD   
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Bob and Earl  Harlem Shuffle   Options     1964  MP3   
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Ed Alstrom  Ffeh   Options Gettin' Organized  Haywire  2010  CD   
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yappin'   Options

Drums Are My Beat 

Imperial 

1962 

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The Kinks  Situation Vacant   Options Something Else By The Kinks  Reprise  1967  CD   
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The Kinks  This Is Where I Belong   Options The Kink Kronikles  Reprise  1967  CD   
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The Myddle Class  I Happen To Love You   Options Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection  Tomorrow  1966  CD   
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The Rising Sons  Take A Giant Step   Options Honey & Wine: Another Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection  Columbia  1966  CD   
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Carole King  A Very Sepcial Boy   Options Dream Boy Vol.2  Alpine  1960  CD   
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Carol & Cheryl  Sunny Winter   Options Dream Boy Vol.2  Colpix  1965  CD   
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Murray The K  The Sins Of A Family   Options You Baby: Words And Music By P.F. Sloan And Steve Barri v a  Red Bird  1965  CD   
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The Turtles  So Goes Love   Options The Turtles Golden Hits  White Whale  1967  CD   
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Dime Box Band  Everybody Lies   Options Happy  Avebury Records  2019  CD   
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Fred Astaire  Nice Work If You Can Get It   Options Steppin'Out: Astaire Sings  Verve / Polygram  1952  CD   
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Four Tops  Yesterday's Dreams   Options Yesterday's Dreams  Motown  1968  CD   
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Gene Pitney  I'm Gonna Be Strong   Options Looking Through: The Ultimate Collection  Musicor  1964  CD   
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Signing Off Denny's Den #27!.mp3   Options

Big Beat On The Organ 

Mercury 

1958 

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:11pm Dennis Diken:

we are back!
Avatar 2:11pm Dave the Spazz:

Here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Gaylord Fields:

Now we're cooking! Hello dere, Dennis and Denizens!
Avatar 2:13pm DA the DJ:

Hi Folks.
Avatar 2:13pm Reechie:

And away we go...
Avatar 2:14pm Dennis Diken:

thanks for sticking by! hey Sir Spazz! great to have you here! Gaylord! Reechie - now we can get the party started! DA! TAST!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Gaylord Fields:

Everything about "Tossin' and Turnin'" is fantastic! This song cooks with all the gas jets on high!
  2:17pm Jim G:

I had the Tossin' and Turnin' single. Backed with something about the Circus, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Gaylord Fields:

I appreciate that we got a sneak preview of each song thanks to the glitch. It's like the teaser on a TV show before the opening credits.
Avatar 2:18pm Dennis Diken:

@Gaylord - to be sure, to be sure! there are two versions, this is the hit mix with overdubbed drums! @Jim G, couldn't say, I don't have it in front me!
Avatar 2:21pm Matt Clarke:

Hey Denny and fellow Denizens! Happy Birthday week to Mick!
  2:22pm Jim G:

Actually, I think the single I had of Tossin' & Turnin' had "One Track Mine" on the B-side. It wasn't an original 45. It was a reissue.
Avatar 2:23pm Dennis Diken:

@ Matt Clarke - yes sir! Mick is our mainest of men!
  2:23pm gene sculatti:

'Let It Roll': so underrated
  2:23pm Jim G:

Mind, not Mine.
Avatar 2:24pm Dennis Diken:

hey Gene - totally!
  2:24pm gene sculatti:

Great Ral here too
Avatar 2:27pm Reechie:

Nothing says "Love Song" like Captain Beefheart!
Avatar 2:27pm Dennis Diken:

for sure Gene, Ral made some fine rekkids! you got that one, Reechie!
  2:27pm Jack Snyder:

This actually came up on my iPod this morning on the way to work totally random! Great Show!! (Beef heart)
Avatar 2:28pm Dennis Diken:

Jack! wow! "you gotta love it!"
  2:33pm Jack Snyder:

Yeah, ya GOTTA!
  2:35pm Jack Snyder:

Just got back on FB yesterday & saw your post this morning, great stuff!
Avatar 2:36pm Matt Clarke:

@Denny: Did you ever compare notes with our Mick?
Avatar 2:36pm Dennis Diken:

about time, Jack! still in Ohio?
  2:37pm Jack Snyder:

CLEVO, baby!!
Avatar 2:38pm Hoboken Jack:

Hola Dennis, MVP Matt, Gaylord, all!!
Avatar 2:40pm Matt Clarke:

VIP Jack! How ya doin?
Avatar 2:41pm Hoboken Jack:

Always grateful to get a day off from Cpt Dalton!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Gaylord Fields:

Hey hey hey, Jack!
Avatar 2:43pm Dennis Diken:

hey Jack!
Avatar 2:43pm Wild Honey:

Hey Dennis, Gaylord, Spazz and everyone
Avatar 2:45pm Dennis Diken:

alright Wild Honey! welcome!
Avatar 2:46pm EdwardR:

A wild n happening set......e
Avatar 2:47pm Dennis Diken:

thanks EdwardR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Gaylord Fields:

Wild Honey!!!
  2:50pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Getting me through my day, Dennis!
Avatar 2:50pm Matt Clarke:

Totally into a Bobby Graham spotlight series, Denny
Avatar 2:51pm Dennis Diken:

alright Sissophonic! we'll get there Matt!
Avatar 2:55pm HyperDose:

Apologies for my tardiness, was on the phone with Musician's Friend (Guitar Center, ugh). Finally got everything sorted. Now time to unwind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Chop Scott:

Hey Dennis--nice to be in the Den!
Avatar 2:57pm Dennis Diken:

alright HyperDose! and Chop Scott - welcome!
Avatar 3:06pm Andrew in Toronto:

This is so sweet!
Avatar 3:06pm EdwardR:

some sweet sugar w my tea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Gaylord Fields:

I always enjoy the sweet soul excursions this show takes us on!
Avatar 3:09pm Matt Clarke:

+1 to what King Of the Beat, Sir Gaylord said
Avatar 3:09pm Dennis Diken:

thanks a bunch Andrew, Ed and Gaylord!
  3:09pm MOM WHIG:

Joining in late today Denny -- Hey, Gaylord and Matt
Avatar 3:10pm Dennis Diken:

@Gaylord - this next one is for you, my man! welcome MOM WHIG!
Avatar 3:13pm Matt Clarke:

Hey there Mom Whig!
Avatar 3:13pm HyperDose:

Hey Gaylord! Hope you're well on this fine day.
Avatar 3:14pm Matt Clarke:

Jean, what a great voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Gaylord Fields:

Dennis, love it by Dusty and of course by Gene! Thanks!

Hi, Mom Whig! Always happy to see you!

Thanks, HyperDose. You, as well!
  3:18pm MOM WHIG:

Mick Jagger and David Bowe did an awesome version of Harlem Shuffle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Listener Baby:

WPAPIPOBP! Hey Boss!!
Avatar 3:23pm Dennis Diken:

yes indeed Baby!
  3:23pm Jim G:

Carole King finally enrolled in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year! What took so long?
Avatar 3:25pm Dennis Diken:

@Jim G - were Goffin & King already in there as songwriters?
Avatar 3:25pm Hackensack Slim:

More Lennon impersonations, please.
Avatar 3:26pm Dennis Diken:

@Hackensack Slim - it can be arranged!
  3:27pm Jim G:

I just checked. You are correct sir. Goffin & King inducted 1990. So this is Carole on her own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm RevWaldo:

"Do you have any hobbies?"
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Avatar 3:32pm Matt Clarke:

Definite favorite Kinks kut. Love Mick's fill style
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Gaylord Fields:

Thank YOU, for keeping the Barbara Lewis flame lit!
Avatar 3:33pm Dennis Diken:

@Gaylord - somebody's gotta do it! @Matt - Mick's touch is impeccable, just feels so good!
Avatar 3:35pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Finally, I am where I belong!
Avatar 3:36pm HyperDose:

We all belong at Denny's Den!
Avatar 3:36pm Dennis Diken:

yes Todd - finally!
Avatar 3:37pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Myddle Class! Direct from the pages of Breakthrough!
Avatar 3:39pm Dennis Diken:

@Todd - I've got a Helton part 2 article ready for the next ish!
Avatar 3:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Dennis Diken: I have certainly seen a lot of appearances I was not aware of when your article was published so perhaps we are at least due for an addendum.
Avatar 3:44pm Dennis Diken:

@Todd - "so if you want this key....pay..."
Avatar 3:48pm Reechie:

No kidding? Wow. Murray The K!
Avatar 3:49pm Dave the Spazz:

Murray the K ?!?!
Avatar 3:52pm Dennis Diken:

@Spazz - yes, Murry The "K", another fine Red Bird artist. doing P.F. Sloan, no less!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Gaylord Fields:

I'm still waiting for Breakthrough to be digitized, as I did sign up for an online subscription 35 years ago.
Avatar 3:57pm HyperDose:

Thank ya kindly, Dennis. Going to catch up on the archive later.
Have a great day everyone. The weekend is almost here!
Avatar 3:57pm Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks again for the great show Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks, Dennis, for the musical equivalent of reading a Percy Helton retrospective!
  3:58pm MOM WHIG:

I really enjoyed your show today Denny -Thanks!
Avatar 3:58pm Wild Honey:

A really super show! Some sunshine before the storm
Avatar 4:00pm Reechie:

I knew there had to be some Pitney for his 80th birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Gaylord Fields:

Favorite Helton appearance: www.youtube.com...
  4:00pm MOM WHIG:

Great way to end show today!
Avatar 4:01pm Andrew in Toronto:

Three cheers for the Pit!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Gaylord Fields:

Gene Pitney Forever! Thanks, Dennis — looking forward to you and me doing a Post-Pandemic Pitney Party
Avatar 4:03pm Andrew in Toronto:

I`m there Gaylord!
Avatar 4:04pm Dennis Diken:

thanks so much Wild Honey, MOM WHIG, Reechie, Andrew - and yes Gaylord, it shall come to pass!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Gaylord Fields:

@Andrew: Dennis and I have it on tap for once we can get the logistics set up.
Avatar 4:06pm Andrew in Toronto:

Count me in Gaylord! Thanks!
Avatar 4:07pm Dennis Diken:

THANKS "YON DENIZENS OF THE DEN" FOR TUNING IN AND HANGING OUT! I LOVE YOU ALL MADLY!
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