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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 November 18, 2020: "a November afternoon"

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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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Sam Butera & The Wildest  I Love You More Today Than The Other Day (Yesterday)   Options Still Cookin'  Poor Boy  2000  CD   
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Bobby Sherman  Easy Come, Easy Go   Options Bubblegum Classics: Volume Two  Metromedia  1970  CD   
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BABYSHAKES  Turn It Up   Options Todd-O-Phonic Todd's Glam Slam Vol. 2    2017  CD   
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The Cascades  My Best Girl   Options Rhythms of Their Reign 1962-1966  CRC  1964  CD   
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The Explorers Club  Dream World   Options The Explorers Club (originals album)    2020  MP3   
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The Jive Five  You Know What I Would Do   Options The Jive Five - My True Story  Beltone  1961  CD   
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Buddy Holly  Modern Don Juan   Options The Great Buddy Holly  Vocalion  1956  CD   
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Len Barry  Bullseye   Options The Lost - LP  Decca  1965  CD   
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Les Brown  Leap Frog   Options The Les Brown Story  Capitol    CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

Welcome to Denny's Den #14!   Options

Drums! Drums! a go go 






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Fantastic Johnny C  Look What Love Can Make You Do   Options Boogaloo Down Broadway  Phil L.A. of Soul  1967  7"   
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Tavares  It Only Takes A Minute   Options Soul Hits Of The '70s - Didn't It Blow Your Mind  Capitol  1975  CD   
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The Isley Brothers  Work To Do   Options Brother Brother Brother  T-Neck  1972  CD   
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Joe Simon  Baby, Don't Be Looking in My Mind   Options The Chokin' Kind: The Sound Stage 7 Collection  Sound Stage 7  1969  CD   
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Jerry Butler  Can't Forget About You Baby   Options Iceman: The Mercury Years  Mercury  1968  CD   
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Maxine Brown  It's Torture   Options Oh No Not My Baby - The Best Of Maxine Brown  Kent    CD   
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Brook Benton  Love Me Now   Options Forty Greatest Hits  Mercury  1965  CD   
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Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet  A November Afternoon [Album Version]   Options Blues On Down  Argo  1961  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

Denny yaps   Options

Soul Brothers / Soul Meeting 






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Sir Douglas Quintet  Catch The Man On The Rise   Options 1+1+1 = 4  Philips  1970  LP   
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Traffic  Am I What I Was Or Am I What I Am   Options Heaven Is In Your Mind  United Artists  1967  CD   
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Tan Sleeve  Walk Me Through It   Options American Blood  CHEFT  2005  CD   
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Jason Falkner  My Home Is Not A House   Options Yellow Pills: Volume 4  Big Deal    CD   
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Gary Lewis & The Playboys  We'll Work it Out   Options Everybody Loves A Clown  Liberty  1965  CD   
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Sam Elwitt and his Swingin' Guitars  Green Grass   Options     2020  MP3   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

more gabbin' from Denny   Options

All Things Must Pass 






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George Jones  World's Worst Loser   Options Sings More New Favorites  United Artists  1964  MP3   
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Luke The Drifter  I've Been Down That Road Before   Options Hank Williams As Luke The Drifter  MGM  1951  LP   
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Deena Shoskes with The Poor Man's Opera  Dance the Night Away   Options     2020  MP3   
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The Dovells  Hearts Are Trump   Options Cameo Parkway - The Best Of The Dovells (Original Hit Recordings)  Parkway  1964  CD   
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Zsuzsa Koncz  Keresem A Szót   Options She Came From Hungary! 1960s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc  ACE  1965  CD   
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Little Junior Parker  Next Time You See Me   Options Duke-Peacock's Greatest Hits  Duke  1956  CD   
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Nat King Cole  Where Did Everyone Go?   Options Where Did Everyone Go?  Capitol  1963  CD   
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Music behind DJ:
Denny D 

Signing off #14!   Options

Big Beat On The Organ 






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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:01pm Joe B:

hey DD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Dennis Diken:

welcome to Denny's Den! let's have fun!
Avatar 2:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

As you can see, this is what me and Belock wait all week for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Dennis Diken:

Joe! Todd! the wait is over!
Avatar 2:03pm DA the DJ:

Hi guys!
Avatar 2:04pm DA the DJ:

DX-7, very Marty and Elayne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Gaylord Fields:

Hiya, Dennis! I'm happy to be swingin' with Sam!
Avatar 2:04pm Reechie:

Yeah! Sam swings, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Dennis Diken:

DA! TAST! well alright Gaylord! Reechie! alright!
Avatar 2:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

There was a place on Washington St. (Hoboken) called Secret Ingredient that sold bagels, coffee etc.. The kook that ran it sang "I Love You More Today..." constantly. Also, they never had change.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Gaylord Fields:

It's as if I'm listening to Sam on one of his cassettes — "for da caaah!"
Avatar 2:07pm Joe B:

this Bobby Sherman song now always makes me think of Charlie Lewis' version at the FMU marathon finale circa 2004
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd: I remember that place! I almost miss it, if not the singing.
Avatar 2:09pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Gaylord: Ironic, but that's the same thing people say about not being able to hang out with us in 2020!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Matt Clarke:

Hey Denny!
Avatar 2:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I will dedicate this second hand to Mary Blount of Baby Shakes who had a birthday on Monday!
Avatar 2:10pm Woo:

Stepped away, came back and Bobby Sherman is playing. That's when I knew it was not the Bunny anymore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd: I'd be offended by that, but I've heard both of us sing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm Dennis Diken:

welcome Matt! yes, happy birthday Mary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Dennis Diken:

alright Woo!
  2:11pm gene sculatti:

Something about this Babyshakes reminds me of 'Gudbuy t' Jane'
Avatar 2:12pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Dennis! You played this Cascades 45 for me and Vincent in Carteret back in the day...that was the first time I heard this masterpiece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Dennis Diken:

hey Gene! sending "My Best Girl" out to Todd-O and Sissophonic!
Avatar 2:13pm Joe B:

wow, that cascades disc is in the running for the best compilation title!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm myron feld:

Love the EC! Thanks, Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm Dennis Diken:

Todd - I remember that moment well. a masterpiece it is!! use it! enjoy it Joe!
  2:15pm medson:

Hey Dennis and hello to everyone.
Avatar 2:15pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Joe B: It's up there with the Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds playlist discussion from last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm ChrisB.:

Hey Dennis! Listening on the computer for once, and can enjoy all the cover art!
Avatar 2:17pm Nutley Sam:

Let's party like it's Space: 1999!
Avatar 2:17pm Joe B:

@Todd - speaking of that, and the Avantis, either Hamilton or Reynolds was in a previous band with one of the non-Vegas brothers who ended up in Redbone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Dennis Diken:

welcome myron! you too medson and ChrisB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm ChrisB.:

I thought Bobby Sherman was exclusively signed to the Post Cereals label.
Avatar 2:18pm Joe B:

@Chris B - ha! good one!
Avatar 2:18pm Nutley Sam:

Buddy's vibrato on this is astounding. He's in Robin Gibb territory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Dennis Diken:

hey Nutley man!
Avatar 2:21pm Joe B:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm ChrisB.:

Wow. Never heard this Len Barry B-side. Sounds nothing like 1-2-3.
Avatar 2:24pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Maybe I should finally release my take on "Modern Don Juan"...its entitled "Modern Don Knotts" and is autobiographical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Dennis Diken:

another good title Joe! yeah ChrisB, pretty happening track, yeah?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Matt Clarke:

@Toddphonic: You gotta step up your neck scarf game!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Dennis Diken:

Todd, you do just that! "aw, Ange..."
Avatar 2:25pm Nutley Sam:

@Todd I'll send you a backing track STAT. The world needs that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:27pm Gaylord Fields:

@Todd-o-phonic Todd: I can't wait to hear the verses where you are a reluctant astronaut and a shaky gunman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm myron feld:

Nice cut-in there from the Doors' "Absolutely Live" LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Dennis Diken:

good catch myron!
Avatar 2:29pm Nutley Sam:

@myron That was driving me crazy trying to remember what that was from, good catch!
Avatar 2:30pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Oh what a night that was Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Gaylord Fields:

Oh, I certainly was there, Dennis! An unforgettable night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Matt Clarke:

Shout out for Early Morning Blues and Greens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Dennis Diken:

oh yes Todd! right on Gaylord! I got pitchas! did you guys meet George Kirby? he was hanging out at the show too!! Tony Butala from The Letterman as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Dennis Diken:

right Matt, couldn't get to them all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm Matt Clarke:

So many good ones, Denny!
Avatar 2:33pm Terre T:

Listening on the iphone at work -Sounding really classy Dennis. Loved the Sam Butera story/impersonation
Avatar 2:33pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Somewhere I have a photo from that night with Mr. Kirby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Dennis Diken:

Terre! so glad you're here!
Avatar 2:34pm Nutley Sam:

Nice Cascades pitter patter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Dennis Diken:

yeah, me too Todd-O!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Dennis Diken:

Oh Nutley Sam, our beloved Cascade rule...and then some!
  2:38pm Joeybug69:

Oh wow, sounds kind of familiar...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Gaylord Fields:

This may be my favorite follow-up soundalike — it's literally sung over the hit instrumental track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm myron feld:

@Gaylord: here's another for the "It's The Same Old Song" premium. Was this the B-side of "Boogaloo Down Broadway?"
  2:39pm Nick L.:

Hi Dennis!
Avatar 2:39pm Woo:

On the cover Johnny C is actually boogalooing down Broadway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm myron feld:

Like Cliff Noble's "Love Is All Right" which I hear was the original A-side, til the jocks flipped it over in favor of "The Horse."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Dennis Diken:

hey Joeybug69! Nick - trumpet ace! yes myron, b of "BDB" indeed. @Woo - we'd have it no other way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm Gaylord Fields:

Ahead of you, myron! I guess Johnny C was giving an option for those who can't dance.
  2:41pm gene sculatti:

This Tavares cut always seemed criminally underrated. Thanx for playing, Dennis.
Avatar 2:41pm Joe B:

Tavares - great and now rare example of a label actually developing talent. they were with Capitol for years under a couple different names before making it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Gaylord Fields:

My favorite Tavares song, somehow even beating out the one that name-drops Baretta, Kojak, and McCloud!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Dennis Diken:

you got it Gene! yeah Joe B - I think they're still performing?
Avatar 2:43pm Joe B:

@DD they are!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Dennis Diken:

@Joe B - news we can use!
Avatar 2:44pm Joe B:

two family acts in a row - could Menster Phip and the Phipsters be next?
Avatar 2:45pm Woo:

New appreciation for the greatness of Work To Do
Avatar 2:46pm SmokinJ:

Good Rockin'! Thanks dd! 8-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Matt Clarke:

Great set, Denny. Keep it comin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Dennis Diken:

me too Woo! thanks SmokinJ and Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Gaylord Fields:

The Iceman singeth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm Dennis Diken:

right Gaylord - and we diggeth!
Avatar 2:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Joe Simon is way underrated...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Dennis Diken:

I agree Todd-O-Phonic Todd re Joe Simon!
  2:53pm spurn:

Thanks for "Work to Do" -- Dennis. I downloaded that in England for JG -- her requested it for the bus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Dennis Diken:

you got it spurn! welcome aboard!
  2:58pm Nick L.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Nick - go practice!
  2:59pm Nick L.:

Got no lip???
Avatar 3:00pm Nutley Sam:

How many people are in a "jazztet?"
Avatar 3:02pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Dennis Diken: "You are a genius because you think like me."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Dennis Diken:

Todd-O-Phonic - no argument here! dunno Sam?1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm medson:

Wile E Coyote and Todd O Phonic super genius wow that works.
Avatar 3:04pm Nutley Sam:

I think it started as a quartet but went to a quintet as part of the 'tet offensive.
Avatar 3:22pm Nutley Sam:

The Snuff Garret signature triplet!
  3:23pm phat:

That Jason Falkner. Whew!
  3:23pm phat:

So glad I don't have work meetings so I can listen today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Sam - Snuff was the stuff! thanks phat!
Avatar 3:24pm Joe B:

Avatar 3:24pm Nutley Sam:

woah, thanks DD!
Avatar 3:25pm Terre T:

Jason- long career of great stuff!
@DD did u ever work or play with him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Matt Clarke:

Hey Nutley Sam, this sounds like something you'd be into
Avatar 3:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Nutley Sam: Great artwork!
Avatar 3:25pm Terre T:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Dennis Diken:

great cut Sam! yes Terre, Jason played guitar and maybe bass on Late Music
Avatar 3:26pm Nutley Sam:

@Matt haha @Todd thanks it required all my limited photoshop skills
Avatar 3:27pm Terre T:

All da greats eventually get to workin with each other!
Avatar 3:27pm MFlynn:

Wow! Great Show Denny!! So glad my Zoom meetings are done for the day so i can enjoy all this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Dennis Diken:

thanks much MFlynn!
Avatar 3:29pm Nutley Sam:

I think that's the best Traffic cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Dennis Diken:

@Nutley Sam - not a bad cut, indeed
Avatar 3:30pm Nutley Sam:

The check will clear soon!
Avatar 3:31pm Joe B:

I first learned Lane Steinberg's name in 2001. He added period-appropriate instrumentation to the demos on the Buffalo Springfield box set. I excitedly forwarded the links to Bob Brainen, who replied instantly: 'Fakes. Lane Steinberg.' Lesson learned!
Avatar 3:31pm Nutley Sam:

@Joe, that's amazing, news to me.
Avatar 3:35pm MelaniR:

Hi Dennis! Great show.
Avatar 3:36pm Joe B:

they're still on youtube. fooled me!

I did know The Wind but I guess never knew the band members' names
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Dennis Diken:

thanks Melani!
  3:38pm Dudski:

Forgot about Hank Williams' "Luke the Drifter" persona. He actually did a put down of Stalin called "No, No, Joe" under that name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Dennis Diken:

right-o Dudski, I listened to that one the other day!
Avatar 3:41pm Joe B:

and the flip side is Little White House. WEIRD!
  3:43pm Dudski:

That's wild.
Avatar 3:43pm Joe B:

maybe on the b-side Len was referencing White House subs!
Avatar 3:44pm Woo:

Keresem A Szót. No idea what it means but I love it.
  3:45pm Joeybug69:

Can’t hear this one without thinking of PigPen!
  3:45pm Dudski:

Bing Translator comes up with "I'm Looking For The Word"
Avatar 3:46pm Woo:

Bing Translator is a good man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Dennis Diken:

which tune Joey? next stop for you Dudski - the UN!
  3:47pm Dudski:

Those translator headsets would nicely cover my receding hairline.
  3:48pm Joeybug69:

Little Junior Parker! The GD played it on their’72 European tour, and there’s a couple of great versions available.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Dennis Diken:

ah, thanks Joey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Matt Clarke:

Fantastic show, Denny!
Avatar 3:52pm DA the DJ:

Thanks Dennis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm myron feld:

Thanks again, Dennis, great show!
Avatar 3:53pm Reechie:

Always a fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Dennis Diken:

thanks Matt! DA! everyone!
Avatar 3:53pm Woo:

Thanks Dennis.
  3:54pm Joeybug69:

Cheers! Always fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Dennis Diken:

thank you Reechie, myron and Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm Gaylord Fields:

Another great show! Thanks, Dennis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Dennis Diken:

yeah Joeybug69! obliged Gaylord!
Avatar 3:55pm DA the DJ:

Illes is a fav on the stream
  3:56pm Dudski:

Another good one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Dennis Diken:

for good reason DA! thanks Dudski!
Avatar 3:56pm Nutley Sam:

Thanks Dennis, great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Dennis Diken:

you got it Nutley Sam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Dennis Diken:

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