|Our thanks to Bruce Bonner for this rare and sensational sample of the legendary WITH in Baltimore, from April, 1965.|
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Bob Foster, WITH Baltimore, April 1965 (17:29)
. . . the number to call is mulberry five, twelve thirty . . .
[Description by Uncle Ricky]
W-I-T-H Tiger Radio! This is very HOT second generation Top-40. By 1965, WITH had already enjoyed a decade of success playing contemporary music. The Joe Pyne promo is an early indicator of AM's eventual default as a home for talk programs.
Otherwise, your curator is unable to offer more about Bob Foster, who is mostly more than you could hope for in a Top-40 DJ, circa 1965. Now, was this the Bob Foster who went on to work at KFRC? I dunno. All I can tell you is that this guy is fantastic - so quick, very clever, and completely format-capable.
The PAMS jingles! And the music! So much here in such a short time, again, why do hit songs today need to be over four minutes? The Hit Songs of 1965 were all much shorter, and much better! Iko Iko has a fascinating history. The Dixie Cups claim they didn't know they were being recorded and the percussion was originally just drumsticks on ashtrays. The official story is that the record was released after bass and whatever was added. But Wow, is this the greatest Mardi Gras song of all time, or what?
The first and last song have been restored. The rest is original and there is so much in 17.5 minutes! It's here for those who understand how beautiful and amazing it really is.
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