Thursday, July 16, 2015

RADIO REWIND--Rare Jim Pewter Radio Transcription LPs 1967/1968


I picked up a big stack of these Armed Forces radio show LPs not knowing who Jim Pewter was. I’m glad I took the chance. His show (featured here from 1967 & 1968) finds him playing “oldies” and “musty dusties” before the classic songs had even aged much, as well as current bands. Pewter chooses obscure 45s and weird seldom-heard titles by Ersel Hickey, Charlie Gracie, Buddy Holly and The Alley Cats...and then he’ll slip in The Grateful Dead (first album!!), the Seeds and he even devotes one whole show to the great Johnny Ace!

Pewter was a musician as well as a DJ and I noticed he even slyly plays some of his own tunes (The Pewter Pals was his band, and also Mary Sawrey gets a spin, Pewter wrote an a-side for her). The shows go by quick (25 minutes per side) and they all feature a nice mix of rock and soul. I have to admit I had to look up a few of these titles because I wasn’t familiar with some of the deep cuts. I found 10 LP sides worth of Pewter broadcasts, and the first 3 (conveniently fits onto 1 CD) are available below. ENJOY! More shows to come…

ARMED FORCES RADIO & TELEVISION SERVICE LP Transcriptions Disc #1

1.  JIM PEWTER December 14, 1967 #169
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
ROY ORBISON-Mean Woman Blues
SHIRLEY ELLIS-The Nitty Gritty
THE THREE CHUCKLES-Runaround
SKIP & FLIP-It Was I
JACKIE WILSON-Shake! Shake! Shake!
MARY SAWREY-A Lover’s Plea
ERSEL HICKEY-Hangin’ Around
THE PEWTER PALS-Shame, Shame On Jane
THE VISCOUNTS-Dig
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

2. JIM PEWTER January 2, 1968 #177
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
GUY MITCHELL-Singing The Blues
RITCHIE VALENS-La Bamba
DON & JUAN-What’s Your Name
THE SHANGRI-LAS-Long Live Our Love
THE GRATEFUL DEAD-New, New Minglewood Blues
THE SEEDS-Painted Doll
BUDDY HOLLY-Rock Around With Ollie Vee
SHIRLEY ELLIS-The Nitty Gritty
SANDY NELSON-Drums A Go-Go
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go

3. JIM PEWTER January 5, 1968 #180
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
JOHNNY ACE-Don’t You Know
JOHNNY ACE-Never Let Me Go
JOHNNY ACE-No Money
JOHNNY ACE-The Clock
LEE ALLEN-Walking With Mr. Lee
JOHNNY ACE-Saving My Love For You
JOHNNY ACE-Pledging My Love
THE HOLLYWOOD PERSUADERS-Last Night
THE ROUTERS-Let’s Go
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yo34mvi3dg02zt9/JIM%20PEWTER%20%231.zip?dl=0

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