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HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  30 August 2015

 

This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive Rush Released send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Rush Released CD.  The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, Up Country and Southern Country magazines.

To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.

01

01

Crazy Too
LUCY ANGEL

02

02

I’d Love To Lay You Down
DENNY STRICKLAND

03

04

Remember Me  
FRIZZELL, FORTUNE & CORNELIUS

04

06

Undecided
DAVE SHERIFF

05 07

Loving You Is Breaking Me
JOEY CLARKSON

06 03

Tarantino
ROB ALLEN

07

08

Laugh A Little
MICHELLE WRIGHT

08

12

MORAL COMPASS 
THE PROCLAIMERS 

09

09

Cane’s Creek
MITCHELL TENPENNY

10

14

I Belong To You
HICKS

 

 

 

 

11

05

Dixie Road
LORRAINE JORDAN & LEE GREENWOOD

12

13

What I Want
KEVIN FISHER

13 15

When The Honeymoon Is Over
JOANNE STACEY

14 17

Humpty Dumpty Heart
DAVID WOOD

15

11

The Forgetter
BRANCH & DEAN

16

16

Crazy Country Girl
PETE KENNEDY 

17

10

Rose Of El Paso
FRANK JENNINGS

18

21

Checkout Boy
M CALLAHAN

19

20

Guitar In The Corner
OWEN MOORE 

20

23

Big Maybe
STEPHANIE CHEEKS TEAGUE

 

 

 

 

21

19

Born That Way
DICK BARNES  

22

27

Trouble In Paradise
JAMES CAROTHERS

23

22

There’s No Gettin’ Over Me
AUBREY LOVEJOY

24

24

Red Robin
CROOKS & STRAIGHTS

25

25

Twisting And Turning
TONY CLARKE

26 29

Hey Hey Hello
RUSTY RIERSON

27 31

You Rock My Rodeo
SARABETH

28

26

Remember Me
MERLE HAGGARD

29 18

A Beer Drinking Song  
CHRIS HIGBEE

30

32

Georgia Pine
DAVID HILGENFELDT PROJECT

 

 

 

 

31

33

Every Bad Song Known To Man
MARCUM STEWART

32 35

Just Like In The 50s
OTTAR “Big Hand” JOHANSEN

33 38

Girlfriend
BROOKE HOGAN

34

37

We Got The Night
SAWYER BROWN

35 40

Baddest Gunslingin’ Man
ACE DIAMOND

36

39

Love And Rock n Roll
MITCHELL TENPENNY

37

36

Ride Of Our Lives
RONNIE CLINTON

38

NE

Toes  
SCOTTY JAMES

39

NE

I Feel Ya
BUCKY COVINGTON

40

NE

Daddy Made A Million
JAMES ROBERT WEBB 

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH TOP 10

01

02

Undecided
DAVE SHERIFF

02

01

Tarantino
ROB ALLEN

03

04

Moral Compass
THE PROCLAIMERS

04

05

Crazy Country Girl
PETE KENNEDY

05

03

Rose Of El Paso
FRANK JENNINGS

06

06

Guitar In The Corner
OWEN MOORE

07

08

Big Maybe
STEPHANIE CHEEKS TEAGUE

08

07

There’s No Getting Over Me
AUBREY LOVEJOY

09

09

Twisting And Turning
TONY CLARKE

10

NE

Remember Me
LILY

The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it does not work here. Any Airplay Chart you may see claiming to provide this service is bogus and Hotdisc does not condone these charts at all. They are misleading at best for the reasons stated.

The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the songs which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit!

Copyright © 2015, Hotdisc, The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LA, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

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Lester Flatt - Curly Seckler - Earl Scruggs - The Life Of Curly SecklerBig Al Weekley who host “The Big Al Bluegrass Show” has been working with Music Charts Magazine® for almost three years now along with his various radio shows in Bluegrass, Rock & Country music.  Being nominated twice as Top 5 Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year with the IBMA ( www.IBMA.org ) including the past 2014, Big Al is more then equipped to cover the history of the Bluegrass greats!

Please sit back and enjoy this special episode of “The Big Al Bluegrass Show” sponsored by Music Charts Magazine® as we honor the life of Curly Seckler.

This “Curly Seckler Tribute” is being played LIVE on the radio this week on various radio stations that syndicate “The Big Al Bluegrass Show” including WMJD 100.7 FM in Gundy, VA and 99.3 FM Skeggs, VA as well as on WOTR 96.3 FM in Weston, WV and the Midwest 50,000 watt powerhouse KRVN 880 AM located in Lexington, NE

 

To listen to this 4 part tribute on “Curly Seckler” push the play button below on the player.

 

 

To find out more about Curly Seckler please visit his website:

www.CurlySeckler.net

 


Bluegrass legend Curly Seckler began his career in music in 1935, performing with his brothers in a band called the Yodeling Rangers, in Salisbury, NC.  In1939 he hit the big time, when Charlie Monroe recruited him to sing harmony in his new group, the Kentucky Partners, after the breakup of the Monroe Brothers. Curly worked several stints with Charlie Monroe early in his career. He also teamed with various other bluegrass pioneers, including Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, The Sauceman Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers.


The Foggy Mountain Boys circa 1955

In 1949 Curly joined Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys, as tenor singer and mandolin player. Except for a couple of brief absences, he remained with Flatt & Scruggs until 1962. During that time he recorded well over 100 songs with them, including many of their best known and most popular hits (“Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” “Salty Dog Blues,” “I’ll Go Stepping Too,” “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke,” etc.). Several of Curly’s original songs were recorded by Flatt & Scruggs, including “No Mother Or Dad” and “That Old Book of Mine.”

The Lester Flatt/Curly Seckler duets from the 1950s are still considered to be among the best bluegrass performances ever. In addition, Curly’s rock-solid “chop” rhythm on mandolin was the foundation of the Foggy Mountain Boys’ instrumental sound during his tenure. Millions of fans are now able to experience the magic of this great band through the DVDs of classic Flatt & Scruggs TV shows which have been released by Shanachie Records in conjunction with the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Lester Flatt andthe Nashville Grass circa 1973

Curly left the music business briefly during the 1960s, but soon returned to performing when bluegrass festivals began to thrive. He joined Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass in 1973 and remained until Lester’s death in 1979. Lester passed the torch to Curly, and he took over leadership of the Nashville Grass for another fifteen years, until his retirement in 1994. That same year Curly recorded “60 Years of Bluegrass With My Friends,” a celebration of his career, with a stellar guest list of musicians, including Ralph Stanley, Josh Graves, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, Benny Martin, Marty Stuart, Willis Spears, Jimmy Martin, Doyle Lawson, and more. In early 2005, Copper Creek Records reissued this great recording, with several bonus tracks. Also in 2005, County Records reissued Curly’s first solo album from 1971, with additional bonus tracks from 1989 (“That Old Book of Mine” Cnty-2740).


In the studio – 2004.

Though Curly retired from full-time touring, he continued to make frequent guest appearances at festivals and concerts. He also continued to write songs, and in 2004 he made his first new recordings in ten years. Nearly half of the songs are Seckler originals, many of which had not been performed before. The incredible list of guests who appeared on these recordings includes Dudley Connell, Larry Sparks, Russell Moore, John Carter Cash, Laura Weber Cash, Larry Cordle, Tater Tate, Rob Ickes, Herschel Sizemore, Chris Sharp, Larry Perkins, Leroy Troy, and many more. The first volume of new material was released on Copper Creek in the fall of 2005 (“Down In Caroline” CC-0236). It was a finalist for 2006 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year. In late 2006, Copper Creek released Curly’s latest CD, “Bluegrass, Don’t You Know” (CC-0243). The Chicago Tribune touted it as one of the Top 10 bluegrass CDs of the year.


With Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers

Seckler is regarded as one of the greatest tenor singers ever in bluegrass, and in 2004 he was inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2011. Into his early 90s, Curly was still a vital, creative, hard-working entertainer, performing at selected music festivals including MerleFest, IBMA Fan Fest, ROMP, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. In 2008 he was featured on the PBS television show, Song of the Mountains, backed by the superb North Carolina band, The Steep Canyon Rangers. Curly was profiled on UNC-TV’s North Carolina People show in 2009 (available for viewing on our web site). He made a second appearance on the Song of the Mountains show in 2010. That same year Seckler celebrated his 75th anniversary in music, with a special program at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Curly Seckler is the embodiment of bluegrass history – a legendary entertainer who has seen it all – and living proof that traditional bluegrass still thrives in the new millennium!

 

 

 

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Wade Bowen

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HOTDISC TOP 40
 
  23 August 2015

 

This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive Rush Released send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Rush Released CD.  The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance, Up Country and Southern Country magazines.

To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.

01

01

Crazy Too
LUCY ANGEL

02

08

I’d Love To Lay You Down
DENNY STRICKLAND

03 04

Tarantino
ROB ALLEN

04

05

Remember Me  
FRIZZELL, FORTUNE & CORNELIUS

05

02

Dixie Road
LORRAINE JORDAN & LEE GREENWOOD

06

09

Undecided
DAVE SHERIFF

07 10

Loving You Is Breaking Me
JOEY CLARKSON

08

07

Laugh A Little
MICHELLE WRIGHT

09

11

Cane’s Creek
MITCHELL TENPENNY

10

03

Rose Of El Paso
FRANK JENNINGS

 

 

 

 

11

06

The Forgetter
BRANCH & DEAN

12

15

MORAL COMPASS 
THE PROCLAIMERS 

13

16

What I Want
KEVIN FISHER

14

19

I Belong To You
HICKS

15 17

When The Honeymoon Is Over
JOANNE STACEY

16

20

Crazy Country Girl
PETE KENNEDY 

17 21

Humpty Dumpty Heart
DAVID WOOD

18 12

A Beer Drinking Song  
CHRIS HIGBEE

19

18

Born That Way
DICK BARNES  

20

23

Guitar In The Corner
OWEN MOORE 

 

 

 

 

21

24

Checkout Boy
M CALLAHAN

22

26

There’s No Gettin’ Over Me
AUBREY LOVEJOY

23

27

Big Maybe
STEPHANIE CHEEKS TEAGUE

24

29

Red Robin
CROOKS & STRAIGHTS

25

28

Twisting And Turning
TONY CLARKE

26

22

Remember Me
MERLE HAGGARD

27

25

Trouble In Paradise
JAMES CAROTHERS

28

14

Perfect Storm  
ALLIE LOUISE

29 33

Hey Hey Hello
RUSTY RIERSON

30

30

A Friend Of Mine
AIDAN QUINN

 

 

 

 

31 34

You Rock My Rodeo
SARABETH

32

31

Georgia Pine
DAVID HILGENFELDT PROJECT

33

32

Every Bad Song Known To Man
MARCUM STEWART

34

13

Hall O’ Fame
NORMA O’HARA MURPHY 

35 38

Just Like In The 50s
OTTAR “Big Hand” JOHANSEN

36

36

Ride Of Our Lives
RONNIE CLINTON

37

40

We Got The Night
SAWYER BROWN

38 NE

Girlfriend
BROOKE HOGAN

39

NE

Love And Rock n Roll
MITCHELL TENPENNY

40 NE

Baddest Gunslingin’ Man
ACE DIAMOND

THE HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH TOP 10

01

02

Tarantino
ROB ALLEN

02

03

Undecided
DAVE SHERIFF

03

01

Rose Of El Paso
FRANK JENNINGS

04

04

Moral Compass
THE PROCLAIMERS

05

05

Crazy Country Girl
PETE KENNEDY

06

06

Guitar In The Corner
OWEN MOORE

07

07

There’s No Getting Over Me
AUBREY LOVEJOY

08

08

Big Maybe
STEPHANIE CHEEKS TEAGUE

09

09

Twisting And Turning
TONY CLARKE

10

10

A Friend Of Mine
AIDAN QUINN

The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but it does not work here. Any Airplay Chart you may see claiming to provide this service is bogus and Hotdisc does not condone these charts at all. They are misleading at best for the reasons stated.

The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the songs which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit!

Copyright © 2015, Hotdisc, The Old Manse, Hallidays Park, Selkirk, TD7 4LA, Scotland. Used with permission from HotDisk.

HotDisc Top 40 at Music Charts Magazine

Grand Funk Railroad - The American Band - at - Music Charts Magazine® - Don Brewer gives Grand Funk Railroad history of famous rock band

 

“GRAND FUNK RAILROAD”

Presented by

Music Charts Magazine®

– an Audio Exclusive

 

 

 

An American icon, A stamp in the music industry, You can’t have 70’s Rock music without them.

Sit back and relax as Music Charts Magazine’s Big Al Weekley has a sit down with Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer.  Don was the drummer, a singer and one of the original members of Grand Funk that continues to tour with this American staple today that we all call Grand Funk Railroad.


 Grand Funk Railroad History

Grand Funk Railroad History 2

 

 

Read the rest of Grand Funk Railroad’s history by clicking on the below link in red:

Grand Funk Railroad — History

 

Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American blues rock band that was highly Grand Funk Railroad - The American Band - at - Music Charts Magazine® - Don Brewer gives Grand Funk Railroad historypopular during the 1970s, touring extensively and playing to packed arenas worldwide. David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine once said, “You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!” Known for their crowd-pleasing areana rock style, the band was well-regarded by audiences despite a relative lack of critical acclaim. The band’s name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a railroad line that ran through the band’s home town of Flint, Michigan.

Originally a trio, the band was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (guitar, vocals) and Don Brewer (drums, vocals) from Terry Knight and the Pack, and Mel Schacher (bass) from Question Mark & the Mysterians; Knight soon became the band’s manager, as well as naming the band as a play on words for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a well-known rail line in Michigan. First achieving recognition at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival, the band was signed by Capitol Records. After a raucous, well-received set on the first day of the festival, the group was asked back to play at the Second Atlanta Pop Festival the following year. Patterned after hard rock power trios such as Cream, the band, with Terry Knight’s marketing savvy, developed its own popular style. In August 1969, the band released its first album titled On Time, which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record in 1970.

Early the next year (Feb.), a second album, Grand Funk (aka “The Red Album”), was awarded gold status. Despite critical pans and a lack of airplay, the group’s first six albums (five studio releases and one live album) were quite successful.

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JACK BLANCHARD'S COLUMN at Music Charts Magazine®

 

One of my father’s deals involved him owning a gas station.
It had the largest underground capacity for gasoline in New York State,
and a direct pipeline to the gas station
from a private railroad siding.

My dad had a strange variety of business ventures
financed by investors’ money.
They all had important sounding names.
One of them was The Monarch Mortgage Corporation.
His headquarters for this and several other of his company names
was a one-desk office upstairs over The Bidwell Grill,
his hangout in our home town of Buffalo.

Through this company he somehow acquired a mortgage
on the huge Diamond T Truck Company factory.
The big gas station and its adjacent parking lot
were part of the settlement deal.

I was just a kid when my dad owned that station
at Elmwood and Hertel,
but I remember that his attendants dressed like motorcycle cops…
boots, britches, and all.

One young employee was cleaning the grease pit
with gasoline and a squeegee, against policy.
He struck a light bulb with the squeegee
and blew the roof off the garage section.
My father ran into the flaming pit and saved him,
but the young fellow, Nicky, was severely burned,
and never looked the same again.

There were twin brothers working there, Joe and Matty Kapsiak.
Joe was the personality kid of the two,
and Matty was quiet and serious.
Joe was killed in combat.
After that it seemed strange every time I looked at Matty.

After many warnings,
my father fired one worker for being drunk on the job,
The guy had mob connections
and thugs started coming to our house
threatening us if he wasn’t rehired.

My dad went downtown and had it out with the head Mafioso.
The drunk didn’t get his job back.

He always had motorcycles and things for sale on the corner.
One of the things was a Link Trainer…
an airplane without wings
held up by big horseshoe-shaped steel beams.
The controls worked just like a real plane,
and you could turn it, flip it over,
or just about anything you could do with a real plane, except fly.

Of course it was for training pilots,
and I was just a kid, staring at it.
My dad felt sorry for me,
and tried to teach me to drive in the parking lot,
even though my feet didn’t reach the clutch pedal,
much less the brake.

 

Jack Blanchard

 

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan… Grammy & CMA Award Finalists. Billboard Duet of the Year. Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan…
Grammy & CMA Award Finalists.
Billboard Duet of the Year.
Home Page: www.jackandmisty.net
Mastering & restoration studio: 407 330 1611

 

 

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