The Great Frankie Crockers wbls Group

The Great Frankie Crockers wbls Group The King Of F.M. Radio�
The Chief Rocker
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Hollywood
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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[1]. 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.

Operating as usual

CrockerMusic🪡Georgia Rain 🌧
05/30/2021
Rainy Night in Georgia

CrockerMusic🪡
Georgia Rain 🌧

Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticRainy Night in Georgia · Brook BentonBrook Benton Today℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and W...

ChiefRockerFrankieCrocker🪡 🌧☂️outside in the rain☔️💦
05/30/2021
Outside In The Rain

ChiefRockerFrankieCrocker🪡
🌧☂️outside in the rain☔️💦

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupOutside In The Rain · Gwen GuthrieGood To Go Lover℗ 1986 The Island Def Jam Music GroupReleased on: 1986-01-01Pro...

FrankieCrocker🪡H🎉A🎊P🎉P🎊Y M🎶U🎶S🎶I🎶Cthe chief would always play us this version 🖤
05/29/2021
The Blackbyrds - Happy Music (1978) ♫

FrankieCrocker🪡
H🎉A🎊P🎉P🎊Y M🎶U🎶S🎶I🎶C
the chief would always play us this version 🖤

♫ JAZZ FUNK ♫Album: Night Grooves - 1978FANTASY Records

F r a n k i e R a d i o🪡DR. Buzzard Music
05/28/2021
Cherchez la Femme / Se Si Bon

F r a n k i e R a d i o🪡
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...

ChiefRockerRadio🪡👁  Just  Want  2  B
05/28/2021
I Just Want To Be (12" Extended Mix)

ChiefRockerRadio🪡
👁 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: ...

FrankieRadio🪡    T H I N K
05/27/2021
Lyn Collins - Think (about it ) - polydor records

FrankieRadio🪡
T H I N K

Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use i...

CrockerRadio🪡l👀kin’ through the window 🪟
05/26/2021
Lookin' Through The Windows

CrockerRadio🪡
l👀kin’ through
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...

FrankieRadio🪡My Philosophy
05/24/2021
To Each His Own (That's My Philosophy)

FrankieRadio🪡
My Philosophy

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music EntertainmentTo Each His Own (That's My Philosophy) · Faith, Hope & CharityFaith, Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition)℗ 1975 R...

FrankieMusic🪡Rockin’Chair
05/23/2021
Rockin Chair

FrankieMusic🪡
Rockin’Chair

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard EnterprisesRockin Chair · Gwen McCraeGwen McCrae Sings TK℗ 2006 Henry Stone Music USA, Inc.Released on: 2006-06-15Auto-gen...

Frankie🪡FreeLo🖤e
05/22/2021
My Love Is Free

Frankie🪡
Free
Lo🖤e

Provided to YouTube by Salsoul RecordsMy Love Is Free · Double ExposureTen Percent℗ 2011 Verse Music Group LLCPerformance: Double ExposureComposer: Allan Fel...

NorthernSoul✊🏽CrockerRadio
05/18/2021
I Wanna Know Your Name

NorthernSoul✊🏽CrockerRadio

Provided to YouTube by Legacy/Pir/Epic AssociatedI Wanna Know Your Name · The IntrudersFrom Philly With Love℗ 1973 Sony Music EntertainmentReleased on: 1995-...

Frankie Frankie Frankie🪡L o 🖤 e  L o 🖤 e  L o 🖤 e
05/16/2021
Love, Love, Love

Frankie Frankie Frankie🪡
L o 🖤 e L o 🖤 e L o 🖤 e

Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticLove, Love, Love · Donny HathawayNever My Love: The Anthology℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corp.Writer: J.R.BaileyWriter: Ke...

PlayinYo’GameBaby 🎲ChiefRockerMusic🪡
05/15/2021
Playing Your Game, Baby (Alternate Version)

PlayinYo’GameBaby 🎲
ChiefRockerMusic🪡

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupPlaying Your Game, Baby (Alternate Version) · Barry WhiteUnlimited℗ 1977 The Island Def Jam Music GroupReleased o...

CrockerRadio🪡If U Play Your♠️♦️♣️♥️Right
05/15/2021
If You Play Your Cards Right

CrockerRadio🪡
If U Play Your
♠️♦️♣️♥️Right

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupIf You Play Your Cards Right · Alicia MyersThe Best Of One Way℗ A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 1981 UMG Recordings, ...

FrankieRadio🪡All Stars Music✨
05/13/2021
Walk In The Night

FrankieRadio🪡All Stars Music✨

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupWalk In The Night · Jr. Walker & The All StarsMoody Jr.℗ A Motown Records Release; ℗ 1971 UMG Recordings, Inc.Rel...

ChiefRockerRadio🪡    H o l l y w o o d       S w i n g i n g
05/12/2021
Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging

ChiefRockerRadio🪡
H o l l y w o o d
S w i n g i n g

#1 R&B#6 Pop1974This single is becoming more and more difficult to find. Let alone a DJ copy.

HollywoodCrockerRadio📻         S     T    O    M    P ❗️
05/10/2021
THE BROTHERS JOHNSON - Stomp! (Album Version) HQ

HollywoodCrockerRadio📻
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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Today in 1971: Frankie Crocker on WLIB-FM (before the call letter change to WBLS). For more vintage music radio, please visit the RadioMaven77 page and "like" us. It's comfort food for your ears.
Today in 2000: The Chief Rocker remembered. For more vintage music radio, please visit the RadioMaven77 page and "like" us. It's comfort food for your ears.
Is there anyone associated with this page who knew or is related to Frankie Crocker? I'm writing a book, and some of the information I'm gathering concerns Mr. Crocker's time in Los Angeles during the mid to late 70s. Any help would be most appreciated. My email is [email protected]. Thank you!
I’ve been trying to get the name of the instrumental jazz song that Frankie played in the background when he was speaking. It started with a trumpet (I believe) in the foreground. Someone told me it was Vaughn Harper, I’m sure it was Frankie. Real mellow and sweet sounding horn, playing a few bars. C’mon Frankie scholars!! Help a Sister out!!🤣🤣🤣. “Bah bah bah bahhhh bahhhh.....bah bah bahhhh bah bahhh bahhhhhh....!🎺🎺🎺
Two of Two Tried to recreate an early 80’s WBLS feel.
I’m a huge Frankie Crocker fan. I put this together a while ago as a tribute mix. One of Two
Do anyone remember the name of the song that Frankie would play when it was time for him to go off the air, it went like this there I go there I go there I go. 
A Beautiful song.