BEST “OLDIES” AND “NEW MUSIC” WEBSITES OF 2009!

December 17, 2009

I grew up listening to Top 40 music, where I could hear Pop, R&B, Country and oldies side by side. Today, to get that kind of diversity from one place is impossible , so now I must get my music from many different sources.

I’ve made a list of BEST ”OLDIES” AND “NEW MUSIC WEBSITES OF 2009 which I hope you enjoy. Here they are in no particular order.

SPECTROPOP

Spectropop… One of the main reasons I joined Spectropop, was the appreciation, by its members, of the well-crafted Pop song, the kind that dominated the Top 40 charts in the 1960s. The site is full of information and entertainment that has brought me back dozens of times this year! It’s one of the best interactive music sites on the web. http://spectropop.com


COVERVILLE

Coverville…Creator and host, Brian Ibbott, is one of the most consistent podcasters around. His twice weekly show spotlights new covers of older songs, never cease to amaze me!  Make sure to check out the archives http://coverville.com

FORGOTTEN HITS

Kent Kotal, has put together quite a remarkable website…I’ll let him describe it, “If you’re tired of the same old 200 oldies being drummed into your head over and over and over and over again…then GET ON THE LIST!!! Forgotten Hits is a free online oldies music newsletter that allows oldies music fans the opportunity to share their memories right alongside those of the deejays, who keep this music alive, as well as many of the great artists who created this great music in the first place.” Just click onto http://forgottenhits.com for more information and http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/ to see new postings and features.

TOMMY JAMES

The “Classic Hit” Superstar is preparing to release a new album and a new book. “Me, the Mob and the Music” at the beginning of the year. http://tommyjames.com


OVER 50 MUSIC. COM

My longtime friend songwriter/ producer musician, Art Munson has put together a website that features music and articles of interest to our generation. He also is writing about his firsthand experiences as a musician, playing with Dick Dale as one of the Deltones, working on sessions with Glenn Campbell, and producing the Blossoms. I can’t wait to hear some of his stories about playing on Phil Spector and Righteous Brothers sessions. http://over50music.com

AMERICAN IDOL

See clips from past shows plus all the videos of winners and runners up from all seasons http://www.americanidol.com/

GLEE

The website of the hot TV show which tells the story of a High School Glee Club with great songs that make us sing along! http://www.fox.com/glee/

SCOTT SHANNON TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL

My pal from the past, Scott Shannon, not only is the top “Oldies” DJ in America, with millions of  listeners, but he’s become a champion of an era of music that is being systematically eliminated on radio. The pursuit of younger listeners by advertisers, is resulting in part of our musical history being all but wiped out. Check out Scott’s website. http://www.trueoldieschannel.com/html/what.html

MTV.COM

MTV is the pioneer in pop videos where you can see videos on line from early in the morning…until a little later in the morning. They are a bit heavy on puke-inducing alleged reality shows like “The Hills”, and the search for a new best friend by Paris Hilton, but you still can keep up with the latest hits as well as the drama http://www.mtv.com/


VHI.COM

VH1 is the equivalent of an MOR or Adult Contemporary station with very little rap, and a better quality of pop songs. They have some the coarsest shows on reality TV like “”FLAVOR OF LOVE” and “Tool Academy””. They probably have shows like “What’s Your STD?”, and “Who’s Your Baby’s Daddy” waiting in the wings. They also routinely have music specials that are pretty good, but my favorite show is the Top 20 video countdown. Check it out. http://www.vh1.com/


BET.COM

BET…The Black Entertainment network is a bit rap heavy, but diverse within the Genre. It’s also one of the few places where you can see the latest R&B videos. One of my favorite shows is “106th street And Park”, with its Top Ten Countdown hosted by the foxy, Rocsi and some guy. The site also archives favorite old videos of current chartmakers like Usher, Ciara, and TI, which has given me a new perspective on enigmatic artists like Tupac Shakur. Click http://bet.com go to videos…music and check it out.


ALAN O’DAY

I’m really love the CD “I Hear Voices”, by my longtime friend, sometime collaborator, and fellow Spectropopper, Alan O’Day (“Undercover Angel”, “Angie Baby”, “Rock and Roll Heaven”). My first impression…is I want to hear it again!

As relevant as the recent releases by Neil Diamond, Madonna and Brian Wilson, Alan has written, sung and produced the finest album of his career. Alan should have a few more hits added to his resume.  http://alanoday.com

ARTIE KORNFELD “PIED PIPER OF WOODSTOCK”

My old pal Artie, gives the inside scoop on his songwriting career (“Dead Man’s Curve”, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things”) and how he and his partner Michael Lang created the cultural event of our generation, WOODSTOCK 1969. http://www.artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/

THE CLAY COLE SHOW

The top NY ‘60s Disc Jockey has just put out a book, “SH – BOOM”, which is like a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Great pictures and stories. http://www.claycoleshow.com/

PAUL EVANS

Co-writer of “Roses Are Red”, “When”, and platinum selling recording artist “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat’, “Happy Go Lucky Me”, Paul has got the Christmas Novelty of the year “SANTA”S GOT STUCK UP IN THE CHIMNEY”, with over 100,000 views on YouTube!  http://paulevans.com

JERSEY GIRLS SING

Jersey Girls Sing is a website created by Denise Ferri and Bernadette Carroll, celebrating the artists and music of the 50s and 60s. Denise and Bernadette teamed with Peggy Santiglia Davison to do background work in for stars including Frankie Valli, Patty Duke, and Kitty Kallen; they are most noted for their work with Lou Christie on all his MGM hits including the #1 smash “Lightning Strikes.”  http://jerseygirlssing.com

RONNIE ALLEN OLDIES ARCHIVES

My Spectropop pal, Ronnie Allen, internet DJ, has put 65 of his best interviews online with the stars, and the people behind the scenes, who shaped the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Ronnie Allen is located at the Jersey Girls Sing site, and if you click onto the marquee with his name on it, you’ll see a list of his archives, which include rare interviews with Bob Crewe and Roy Orbison. http://jerseygirlssing.com/index.html

LAURA PINTO’S OLDIES CONNECTION

Laura calls her remarkable site, “the one-stop-shopping place to catch up with all your favorite actively touring artists from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. We cover the light pop music, ot the culture, not the politics, not TV, or the movies…just Rock&Roll!  Click onto http://lpintop.tripod.com/oldiesconnection/

MICHAEL JACKSON UPBEAT NEWS

A website devoted to positive news and stories about the “King Of Pop” http://www.mj-upbeat.com/UpbeatAdditionalNews.htm


THE NEWLY RE-MASTERED “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” BY MICHAEL JACKSON IS AVAILABLE AT http://over50music.com

SPECIAL THANKS TO MICHAEL GODIN AT TREASURE ISLAND OLDIES

On his 13th Annual Christmas Special Sunday, Dec. 20 for the live show from 6 to 10 pm Pacific, and later on the Archive), Michael will be playing “Little Christmas Tree” by Michael Jackson. It’s one of the longest running radio shows in the world online (since 1997) and also syndicated on FM, Am, and Online radio stations in the US, Canada, England and Sweden. http://www.treasureislandoldies.com/

If you have more sites that I should write about, please leave the info below in the comments section along with a url of the site..

Thanks and regards, Artie https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne

Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/thank-you-for-one-million-hits/

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9 Responses to “BEST “OLDIES” AND “NEW MUSIC” WEBSITES OF 2009!”

  1. Kent Kotal Says:

    Thank you Artie … quite an honor and high praise coming from you! You’ve been a great supporter of our efforts and I really do appreciate it. May you add another 1,000,000 hits to YOUR website next year!!! Happy Holidays!

  2. Paul Evans Says:

    Hey Artie,
    I’m glad to see so many of my friends’ sites listed here. The list is also a great directory of important “Oldies” sites.
    You’ve GOT to be the KING of the Oldies bloggers.


  3. Artie,

    Thank You for giving our Ronnie Allen the praises he deserves. Denise and I are so fortunate to have Ronnie as part of our website. His many years of experience working first hand with Casey Kasem behind the scenes and the archives of interviews he has done for Jerseygirlssing is unmatched. We all will keep the music alive with these fabulous sites.

    Merry Christmas to you and all your visitors.

    Bernadette


  4. Dear Artie,

    I second everything Bernadette said here…
    We are so blessed to have Ronnie as part of our site, he is a treasure..the three of us share a deep love for “Our Music” and are so happy to have the opportunity to express it in our site. Thank you for including Jerseygirlssing as one of the ‘Best’Oldies sites for 2009.WOW!!!

    With love and appreciation,
    Denise..
    Merry Christmas, and the “best” New Year ever….

  5. Ronnie Allen Says:

    Being a part of the Jersey Girls Sing website and working closely with Bernadette and Denise is an incredible joy that I can’t adequately put into words.

    Their comments here are icing on the proverbial cake!

    And Artie, I feel so good that you have honored us by including Jersey Girls Sing as one of the Best Websites of 2009.

    These means the world to us particularly considering your status and respect in the music business.

    May you and your family be blessed with the happiest holiday season possible and an equally happy 2010.

    Gratefully yours,
    Ronnie Allen


  6. HOLY COW…MY YEAR IS COMPLETE!!!! THANKS FOR THE PLUG…

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    SCOTT


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  8. You forgot BullsEye Radio ! Celebrity interviews monthly as well as the greatest Oldies of all time :
    http://www.bullseyeradio.com


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