All Time Top Ten
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Episode 109 - Top Ten Classic (Female) Soul Singers w/Thad Wawro
March 07, 2014 08:26 AM PST
Rock journalist Thad Wawro is back for another round of intense discussion and celebration of classic soul singers. This time, Thad and Ben break down the greatest women in soul. From Ruth Brown to Patti Labelle, the era was chocked full of big voices and big personalities. Some obvious choices are there, but Ben and Thad dig deep to highlight some of the lesser-celebrated women that fused the sacred (gospel) and profane (rock) and helped make pop music a little more exciting (soulful). Listen up, these women can SING!
Thad's previous appearance on the ol' podcast featured a breakdown of the greatest Classic (Male) Soul Singers. Listen in here:
February 28, 2014 10:11 AM PST
R.E.M. is one of the most important and influential American rock bands of all time. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry started from nothing in small-town Georgia and over the course of a decade became the biggest band in the world, then continued to make stellar music for another 20 years while never losing their artistic integrity. R.E.M. has written some of the best known and best loved rock songs of the past 30 years, and Ben and his special guest distill this great career down to 20 haunting, moving and beautiful tracks with their top ten lists. Take it in, folks. There will never be another band like R.E.M.
Ben's guest, comedian & writer Dan Ewen hails from the fair city of Athens, GA where a certain amazing rock band has their roots. When he's not writing jokes for famous comedians or screenplays, he's speaking his twisted and hilarious mind on Twitter. Find him here: https://twitter.com/VaguelyFunnyDan
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February 21, 2014 09:05 AM PST
There's nothing like a curl-your-toes, make-your-hair-stand-on-end, shivers-up-your-spine powerhouse vocal performance. That moment or two in a song where the singer just goes for it. They lay it all out there and put every ounce of power they have into that moment, and it resonates from the mountain tops. That's what we're talking about this week. Ben and his guest, long-time champion of the powerhouse vocal, Dustin Prince highlight some of the most electrifying performances by singers who can belt, wail, shout, scream and destroy their throats for our amazement. Drink it in...Episode 106 - Top Ten (Sincere & Not Cheesy) Love Songs Volume 3 w/Ryan Blake
February 14, 2014 09:52 AM PST
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! As is our annual tradition on the old podcast, we like to highlight that certain brand of romantic love song that fits our strict criteria. These songs pass the test if they can show no trace of cheese and the take out the snark and cleverness, getting right to the 'heart' of the message - pure, unrefined romantic love. All Time Top Ten's resident romantic softy Ryan Blake returns for another go-around. Share it with a loved one.
Sincere & Not Cheesy Love Songs Volumes 1 and 2 can be found at our archives at radio4all.net. Here are the direct links:
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February 07, 2014 09:26 AM PST
One of the richest musical traditions of the past century has been the amazing, timeless and effortlessly charming music written for Disney movies. The classic period (for our purposes, this includes anything released before 1980) has so many great songs we were compelled to count down the twenty best. Singer-songwriter (and fellow lifelong-Disney-fanatic) Shannon Hurley joins Ben in GoodList Studios to revel in all things Disney, from Snow White to Pete's Dragon. Their top ten lists feature some of the greatest talents the music world has ever known. From the writers to the performers, it's all gold. Enjoy it with a loved one.
Shannon Hurley has just released her 3rd full-length album, entitled The Light. Pick it up here:
January 31, 2014 10:10 AM PST
Over the decades, the pop charts have been chocked full of great songs that are universally beloved. Sometimes these songs have a secret past. Sometimes they were written and recorded by someone else. Sometimes these "original" versions were made decades earlier, and those recordings have largely been ignored or forgotten by the masses. Sometimes we here at All Time Top Ten want to put a big, shiny spotlight on these amazing recordings and share them with you. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by fellow music-historian-in-training Joe Lavelle to celebrate the lesser known "original" versions of songs you've always loved. Get ready to learn stuff and rock out.Episode 103 - Top Ten Songs About Southern California w/Matt Dinan
January 24, 2014 07:51 AM PST
It's the middle of January, and while the vast majority of the Northern Hemisphere is locked in a "polar vortex" and cursing the heavens in the dead of winter, we here in beautiful Los Angeles are drinking in sunshine, luxuriating by the pool. Yes, that's right, all of us. Well, except for those busy battling wildfires, dodging bullets in South Central, stuck in traffic, or selling our soul in some godless Hollywood pitch room, trying to keep a shred of dignity while all of our hard-earned money goes to sky-high taxes and rent. Yes, Southern California is truly a double-edged sword. What they don't always tell you as that living here, you get the best and worst of humanity, living it up among the best and worst of what mother nature has to offer. Regardless, we wouldn't have it any other way, and neither would some great songwriters. Join Ben and guest Matt Dinan as they break down the best musical odes to La La Land.
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January 16, 2014 11:06 PM PST
According to this week's guest - actor, producer, musician, all-around-mensch David Daskal - 1979 was the 2nd greatest year in pop music history. And who could blame him for the thought? The first blasts of punk and new wave were heard in their prime, disco was still relevant and awesome (for the most part), and many amazing stars of the next decade were getting their first taste of the spotlight. Ben and David break down this exciting year, where the music industry was as vital as ever and new sounds and classic rock hung out side by side on the charts. Take it in, folks. There will never be another year like 1979.
David Daskal is the frontman for LA's premiere Eagles "dedication" band The Best Of My Love. See them next month in the San Fernando Valley. More details here:
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January 10, 2014 08:38 AM PST
Perched atop his well-deserved place on the Mount Rushmore of 20th Century music icons, Frank Sinatra is one of the most unique and larger-than-life talents in popular music history. Frank, aka The Voice, aka The Chairman Of The Board, aka Ol' Blue Eyes, created a sound that was 100% Frank. There never has been and there never will be anyone quite like him. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by fellow Frank admirer and superfan Mike Bisch. Together, the lads break down his 50-year recording career by playing the best of the best of his music, while telling stories of everything else that is Frank - from his outsized personality and rocky love life to his philanthropy and socially conscious actions. We offer this loving tribute to the man. Ring-a-ding-ding!
Mike Bisch can be seen on stage holding down the low end for the Mod-Punk-Soul-Pop band Suedehead. Check out their stuff here:
January 03, 2014 09:31 AM PST
In this super-sized episode, Ben is joined by newly-minted parents Ryan & Summer Blake to discuss and play the greatest songs about having parents, being parents, having kids, being kids, having grandparents, being grandparents, and so on. Songs about family tend to be nostalgic, sweet and/or emotional, so have a box of tissues handy. Enjoy it with your family!
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