Monday, June 27, 2011

KCPX 24 Superstar Hits (c. 1972)





I grew up listening to 1320 KCPX-AM in Salt Lake City, and I've got a few of these promo records, all in horrible shape. I've also seen this same packaging used for other AM radio compilations across the US. I wonder how the track listings compare . . . The five DJs in the gatefold are (clockwise, left to right): Lynn Lehmann (6 AM-10 AM, Libra); Hal Buckner (10 AM-2 PM Aries); "Wooly" Waldron (2 PM-6PM, Virgo); "Skinny" Johnny Mitchell (6 PM-10 PM, Scorpio); Chad O. Stevens (10 PM-2 AM, Virgo); and Jordan Mitchell (2 AM-6 AM, Libra). I know at least Lehmann, Waldron, and Mitchell were still holding the fort down in the late '70s.

The song titles give a pretty clear indication of the adult/child hybridity characterizing so many playlists in early '70s Top 40: Puppy Love (Donny Osmond); Signs (Five Man Electrical Band); Chick-A-Boom (Daddy Dewdrop); One Fine Morning (Lighthouse); Midnight Confessions (The Grass Roots); Montego Bay (Bobby Bloom); Don't Pull Your Love (Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds); Hey There Lonely Girl (Eddie Holman); Dizzy (Tommy Roe); The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King); Hair (The Cowsills); The Candy Man (Sammy Davis, Jr.); Baby It's You (Smith); Down By the Lazy River (The Osmonds); Vehicle (Ides of March); Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf); California Dreamin' (The Mamas and the Papas); Smile a Little Smile for Me (The Flying Machine); Tracy (The Cuff Links); How Do You Do (Mouth and McNeal); Ma Belle Amie (The Tee Set); Maggie May (Rod Stewart); Gypsy Woman (Brian Hyland); Girl Watcher (O'Kaysions).

3 comments:

  1. I grew up listening to KCPX as well!!

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  2. Steven D. JohnsonJune 22, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    I also grew up in the late 50's & 60's in Clearfield listening to 1320 KCPX. Thanks for the memories.

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