W a l k i n g in the R a i n🌧
The King Of F.M. Radio�
The Chief Rocker
The 8th Wonder
Good Memories WUFO am WMCA am WABC am WWRL am WLIB fm WBLS fm KACE fm (Los Angeles) KISS fm
Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker (December 18, 1937, Buffalo, New York, USA - October 21, 2000, North Miami Beach, Florida) was a famous New York radio DJ.
(Coined "Hollywood" for his keen sense of showmanship and self-marketing tactics.) According to popeducation.org, Crocker began his career in Buffalo at the AM Soul powerhouse WUFO (also the home to future greats Eddie O'Jay, Herb Hamlett, Gary Byrd and Chucky T) before moving to Manhattan, where he first worked for Soul station WWRL and later top-40 WMCA in 1969. He then worked for WBLS-FM as program director, taking that station to the top of the ratings during the late 1970s. He sometimes called himself the "Chief Rocker", and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance. When Studio 54 was at the height of its popularity, Crocker rode in through the front entrance on a white stallion. In the studio, before he left for the day, Crocker would light a candle and invite female listeners to enjoy a candlelight bath with him. He signed off the air each night to the tune "Moody's Mood For Love" by vocalese crooner King Pleasure. Crocker, a native of Buffalo, coined the phrase "urban contemporary" in the 1970s, a label for the eclectic mix of songs that he played. He was the master of ceremonies of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and was one of the first V.J.'s on VH-1, the cable music video channel, in addition to hosting the TV series Solid Gold and NBC's Friday Night Videos. As an actor, Crocker appeared in five films, including Cleopatra Jones, Five on the Black Hand Side, and Darktown Strutters. He is credited with introducing as many as 30 new artists to the mainstream, including Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" to American audiences. While both Gary Byrd and Herb Hamlett were influenced by Crocker, it is only Hamlett who always attributes his success to his mentor in Buffalo, Frankie Crocker.
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Georgia Rain 🌧
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🌧☂️outside in the rain☔️💦
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the chief would always play us this version 🖤
♫ JAZZ FUNK ♫Album: Night Grooves - 1978FANTASY Records
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DR. Buzzard Music
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music EntertainmentCherchez la Femme / Se Si Bon · Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band℗ 1976...
👁 Just Want 2 B
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupI Just Want To Be (12" Extended Mix) · CameoAnthology℗ 1979 UMG Recordings, Inc.Released on: 2002-06-18Producer: ...
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Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use i...
the window 🪟
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupLookin' Through The Windows · Jackson 5The Ultimate Collection: Jackson 5℗ 1972 Motown Records, a Division of UMG...
Paolo Amato Collection
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music EntertainmentTo Each His Own (That's My Philosophy) · Faith, Hope & CharityFaith, Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition)℗ 1975 R...
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Many Of Us Had Our First REAL Exposure To Funk 🎶
THE MOTHERSHIP 👽🖖🏾
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The WBLS, Frankie Crocker version.
S.O.S The Finest
CD " The Best Of S.O.S. Band "
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If U Play Your
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spring of 1978
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FrankieRadio🪡All Stars Music✨
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#1 R&B#6 Pop1974This single is becoming more and more difficult to find. Let alone a DJ copy.
You Can't Change That
S T O M P ❗️
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp!Label: A&M Records (SP-17111)Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 1/3 RPM, PROMOReleased: 1980Producer: Quincy JonesWritten by George Johnson,...
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