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I don't know where I am. I've got see Big Lie on our The Boid your. Feet.
That's hard to believe that I have. I've done a lot of stuff wrong but I haven't lost the total output here yet everything still seems to be working. The biggest problem I'm having now while here is trying to get me straightened out on this stuff is to figure out how to. Operate these two different. Compact disk players are sitting here staring me right in the eye. And I'm trying to be cool enough to remember which machine I'm on while I figure this all out at same time here. I want to try to play something now. And will just have to see what happens. I don't know what's going to come out of this thing. We'll soon see.
It around and around the house. And. Around and. Around. And. Around around and around.
I'm trying to get something going right here. We're trying to figure out what you call one of the things I learned when I tell her all over her you know and I have you know what. A road map read a simple story to their child. If you are one of the
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Don't you know. That. You don't go bad. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah yeah. Okay I'm on track to get back on here and get back in the groove. Play and yackety yack from some time here. From 1958. That's by the Coasters. And if you remember me remember him and if you don't care. And that's just the way they have. Let's see you were trying to get something organized here and. And we're trying to play some songs from some other. Records and CDs which makes the job about. 3 times more interesting.
And this is all so easy here own w MMT in search of the greatest. Of. See what we come up with here. With us.
OK we're Trad to some of the stuff you know. That was Bo Diddley Diddley of course. Well I think one of the real Great earlier rock n roll tunes and one of the greatest of the early guitar players and I'm going to do something else I can. Get the machines go on her own. They know the one that you'll probably remember from about the same time about same place. This see what we get here.
If the even though he were in the here and the ear
and the ear. Thank. You and I am who I am. I am going and I am now I am who I am. I am I. Am. A. Rebel Rouser I am who I am thank you who the one who I am
now I am who I am thank you thank. You and why am I am who I am and why. I am.
A good thing. Thank. You.
Well it was eight forty eight before I finally lost power and I actually it was a kind of interesting thing that happened to me. I reach for this type call family violence. It's a crime. And as I was doing they had opened the door. Of this. Magic CD player and away we went off there. I mean. Here we study whatever. Well anyway let's do this one here. All right. I. Hope. You're.
Think. Think think think think.
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Oh ok Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry. Now I'm trying to figure out something to do here and what I got loaded or what I don't anymore I gots many CD's laying around me sad I watch while I do this all the time but he's a master. He can throw the sayings around these long plays and tapes and he's got them in his pockets and hanging out and he had this one stuck under their phone not just not good yet I'm trying to figure out what to do here I think I've got one loaded in here and I don't think it's the one I want. But we'll just have to play it anyway I don't know what I come out of this thing this time I see. I want to track this thing here and see what we get. Oh here goes nothing.
Yes. Yeah yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah yeah. I am. The only one. Who own. A home.
Oh OK. And when. At. Last. I am. I on. My own. And think. With. With. With.
With. Well that one is cut off of that. What the hey. I've only been out there one time and that was for for one brief moment so I think I'm doing ok just hanging around here. Tonight in New York. I see Tedo three WMT and Iran's. And what I'm trying to do here is to ask Great question as to who made that little number. Back and whatever year or 1950 something 57 58 59. As Danny and the juniors GM Wiley Keogh he played at the hop on his show earlier. It's the same group. Usually this day in town much about the only one we ever hear about me more is at the hop and probably just as well.
Well anyhow we'll play a little something here and I see what I can get. See what I can get. No one on this CD player number one here. Whatever. I guess I'm supposed to you that I'm doing this with Ali's long play albums and I'm flopping around but really not doing that on a what's called Come up here with just see what happens. Oh my oh my you don't know what you mean when they don't ball when they go with me you know you the old. Man the White family you know it ain't no long long linearly you know long the whole world believe that old good old
man. World. War.
You don't know me you know. 0 0 0 0 0 0. Not knowing where I am on this board now we were discussing an extremely important technical point here for the operation this radio station Jim Webb's teaching McGuinn how to tailor Zulu town how to behave. And how to tell with this question it was just being this good is really something or is it two or three things here that I did not know what I'll. And I'm trying to stop this machine and that same time. And what do you think's happening to me. Not too bad. I want to take that one out there while I have a chance. I still have a chance. OK one of the great tunes in the search of the of the greatest rock n roll tune of all times. I
would have to write this one somewhere in the top 100 even though I don't like my billboards top 100 list in any stretch of the imagination. I want to try to get it back on air again here. Right Charles what I say you'll either remember this one or you won't.
See the. Sick. Thing. They. Take up all the sick but with good on the run. Don't you. Run. Along for a long. One.
See that's. The. Long. Long. Long. Long long. Long long. Long long. Uh. Uh.
Uh. Uh. Uh. Uh. I am. The I AM. Not the song.
And things. Going. OK right Charles and it really is the first record by him that I ever remember hearing that was identified and. A friend of mine who bought that record for me back some years ago I believe in about 59 58 or 59. Is. Still around and he introduced me to this particular. Music of this fellow he'd been listening to in a rhythm and blues. Radio stations for a good while having lived in the south end. Was passing back this way and I remember buying that record him buying that record from a record store somewhere down hazard. And wishing to keep it that
somehow you know from some of the good ones you get separated from them. And. In the last couple of minutes here we've had a couple of columns from folks who've been real kind to us a and. An encouraging word. And the oldest Campbell society called in and said they were enjoying listening to the music and keep doing whatever I'm doing which is hopefully just kind of stay on air. And and see what happens. I want what I got here. See number 8 number 8. This is just. Figure out what's going on Laos to your old together. So I mean what those are you know I'm out of I'm really not but it sounds interesting to me that whole concept appeals to me. Some I would I. Would step in there. GM asked me if I know if I knew who this was and I said no but I knew what deal it was him by author
and I will Campbell a great preacher from the 1960s who did a lot of work in the south and I think astrally most organized churches that will still around still write a good book every now and then and I'm sure this is going to be around forever. Some of these great horseshoe games and I hope everything is going one way oh and nobody's getting hit by any of the shoes or anything. So we'll just have to play something here to figure out what's going to get my feet back honor me again here. W m m t. Homegrown radio and white suburban Kentucky. Just pick the shortest one in the history of the radio station in about eight minutes. I'm right back started again here.
I'm just going to hit this thing and see what plays it might be something that played before will hopefully not. I can't do this at the same time. We'll see what happens here.
You. Hit it with.
Where. Do. You meet.
Homing. Me. Me neither. You. Saw. Me. With sorrow. Right. Yeah. Me all. The way home. Heating. Oil. I'm not. On to baseball I'm. Gonna. Go. Buy a sheet. All right Will you tell me that. They. Would all tell. Me you know.
What all the. Pain. You. Saw. Me. Oh you know we. Know you won't know. That. Whoa whoa whoa. Whoa. Whoa whoa. Whoa. Whoa whoa. Whoa.
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History of WMMT
A Series of Rock and Roll Tunes from the 1950s and 1960s
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In this program, a new radio hosts introduces and selects a variety of recorded rock and roll music, mostly dating from the 1950s or 1960s. The host lets the audience know on multiple occasions that he is unsure of what he is doing. He plays songs by The Coasters, Ray Charles, and Frank Valli.
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