Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Shows of Myrtle Beach, SC-- Part 2: It's a Christmas Thing

Breakfasts both Tuesday and Wednesday were at Uncle John's Restaurant, a half block away from the Dayton House.  We got to choose from ten different breakfasts and this was much nicer than what you usually get in the motel lobbies.  I had an omelet the first day and French toast the second, both times with sausage and juice.

Tuesday, we went to the Tanger Outlet Shopping Center off US-17.  This was an upscale bargain center (kind of an at-odds concept if you ask me).  Since there is nothing really upscale about me, I wasn't too impressed and there weren't a lot of places of interest to me, so did a lot of walkning and only bought a couple things at the first store I went to, Vanity Fare.

Back to the hotel and rested before going to Benjamin's Calabash Buffet, and, wow.  Lots of nautical decor and more different kinds of seafood than you can imagine, including crablegs and probably ten kinds of shrimp.

Then, it was on to the Carolina Opry (next to Pirates Voyage) for their annual Christmas show, and was that ever an entertainment extravaganza.

I'll write more about it later.

Who Needs Branson With This MB.  --RoadDog

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Shows of Myrtle Beach, SC-- Part 1

The last three days I was along with my mom's church group to Myrtle Beach on a seniors trip.  For $175, it was a hard deal to beat.  That included the bus trip there and back.  Two nights in a suite at the Dayton House Hotel right on the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, we ate lunch at the Myrtle Beach Cracker Barrel and at 6 went to the Pirates Voyage Christmas Show.  This was in the old Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede building and included a  four-course meal. 

After that show, we went to Shadrack's Christmas Light Show at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stadium.  That was quite a light show put to Christmas music.

Also included was a full breakfast at Uncle John's Restaurant across from the Dayton House for both mornings.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yep, That Chandler Harnish Is That Good

Also, on my first day on the road, November 18th, I had it in my plans to stop at the Skyline Chili place at Exit 29 on I-70 in Ohio (north of Dayton) for some of that great Cincy Chili.  After having a delightful four-way meal ( I don't particularly care for the beans in five-way), I saw a guy wearing an Indianapolis Colts sweatshirt finishing his five-way and watching the Colts game on TV.  They were playing the Patriots and getting blown out.

I told him that they should put former NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish in and give him a chance to play.  He said that the Colts had released him, which is a good thing as he was not going to get much of a chance to play with that Luck qb.  (Harnish had gotten picked last in this year's NFL draft, Mr. Irrelevant.)

He said that he had seen Harnish play and that he was more impressed with his play than Luck's.  He agreed that Harnish is a good qb.

Hope Harnish catches on somewhere other than the Bears, unfortunately.  They have no idea when it comes to quarterbacks.

In Total Agreement.  --RoadDog

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lincoln Highway Wins the Showdown Over Route 66

There were just two Lincoln Highway and one Route 66 team left in the competition going into the semifinal weekend and the two old roads shared one, Joliet Catholic.

Joliet Catholic lost and the other Lincoln team, Lincoln-Way East, named for the highway, won and will go on to the championship game against Glenbard West today.

The first competition ended up with a tie.  Last year Lincoln won, so Lincoln Highway is now 2-0-1. 

Congrats Lincoln!!  --RoadDog

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Gotta Watch the Speed More

While cruising through the town of Huntley, Illinois, early into my trip, I saw a cop getting ready  to turn onto Il-47 going south.  He  got in behind me, one of the worst feelings you can get when driving.  I wasn't sure if I had been speeding as I wasn't really watching the speedometer at the time, but sure did when I saw him. I was sure happy I hadn't had a drink or two.  But even then, a cop behind you is never good.

A short time later, he passed me in the left lane.  I breathed a sigh of relief.

About a mile down the road, he pulled off...even better news.  Then another half mile down the road and he's back behind me again.  Not a good thing.

He continued following me past the tollway and mighty close to my  bumper.  Now what? Then, the lights came on.  I pulled over and, thank goodness, he pulled around me and pulled the guy over in front of me.

Breathing a Big Sigh of Relief, I Continued, But Kept an Eye on the Speed.  --RoadDog

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Getting Ready to Shove Off

Within the hour, I plan to be on the road and heading for North Carolina by way of Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.

I'm packed (except for the stuff I will for sure forget), the Christmas lights are up, the plants will be watered thoroughly and cars in the garage repositioned.

I haven't exactly figured out how I'm going from the Battle of Antietam site in Maryland to Richmond, perhaps US-15.

Hopefully, I will be able to post along the way, but you never know with motels, especially the cheaper ones I frequent.

Here Come the Music and the Miles.  --RoadDog

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Road Music on the North Carolina Trip

Heading out for Thanksgiving with the family tomorrow morning, so, of course, I go nowhere without my music.  I like to bring along some CDs that I haven't listened to yet for the cruise.  Of course, I also listen to local radio stations in between the CDs.

I have three recent country CDs for this trip:

NIGHT TRAIN--  Jason Aldean
PUNCHING BAG--  Josh Turner

Then, there are two others that I have not heard before, oldies though they be:

BOOK OF DREAMS--  Steve Miller Band
BEST OF LOBO--  You remember "Me and You and a Dog Named ____."

I'm hoping to make it to Zanesville, Ohio, tomorrow night, then take the National Road to Cumberland, Maryland, Monday night and then tour the Antietam Battlefield on Tuesday and Goldsboro, NC, Wednesday.

Lots of Miles, Lots of Tunes.  --RoadDog

Doing My Cincy Thing-- Part 2: Well, Chicago and Ohio

I'm listening to WXRT right now and Terri Hemmert, host of that great Breakfast With the Beatles show on Sunday mornings, is interviewing another Ohio expatriate and both said they were happy to get out of the state and to Chicago.

I have a love-hate emotion toward Chicago.  I love the history, buildings and sports teams, plus, I grew up in the Northwest Suburbs so that is always home turf to me, but hate the rip-off prices you encounter everywhere, especially downtown.  We used to go to places in Chicago two or three times a month until the Cubs got lights back in the 80s and then the city instituted the on-street parking bans for out-of-city folk and, of course, now, there is that whole expensive parking meter thing.  I go to Chicago maybe once a year now.

Ohio, on the other hand is one great state.  I like it all.  It started with Cleveland, and especially the area called the Flats and then for many years, Put-In-Bay by Toledo/Sanduskey on America;s North Coast. Of course, then there are those two great performers from Put-In-Bay, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams and Pat Dailey.

 Most recently, thanks to my buddy Denny, it's been Cincinnati.  Besides being the setting for my all-time favorite sit-com, "WKRP in Cincinnati," this is one varied, amazing city.  I'm thinking right now of getting there for the Reds' season opener in April this spring.

And, then, there's that great Cincy chili.  I'm figuring on stopping on I-70 tomorrow to get some of that stuff at he Skyline Chili place located north of Dayton.

Sure Lovin' That State.  --RoadDog

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the NRHP and Just Off the Lincoln

From the Nov. 25, 2011, Ogle "Black Hawk Statue."

Oregon's (Illinois) most famous landmark is now on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as of Nov. 5th.  Kind of surprising it wasn't on the list earlier.  It is an important work in the history of American sculpture by famed Lorado Taft.

The Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce estimates the statue gets 400,000 visitors a year.

Most call it the Black Hawk statue, but the 50-foot high Sauk medicine man statue is not really him.  It is the largest monolith poured concrete statue in the United States, built in 1910 and unveiled and dedicated in 1911.  It stands tall and proud on a bluff overlooking the Rock River and is owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

As can be expected with something that old, there are repair concerns with it, so hopefully this will help.

The statue is fairly close to the Lincoln Highway and has been an side trip for its travelers right since the road first opened in 1913.

Impressive Piece of Work.  --RoadDog

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Closing Down the 2012 Boating Season-- Part 3

I put maybe 50 gallons of gas in the boat over the course of the season and not bad.  Some of the bigger boats on the Chain go through that in a day or less.  Of course, when most of the time we putt out to the middle of a bay or lake, turn the engine off, turn the radio up and float, that just doesn't use up a lot of gas, except when we drift too close to a shore and have to turn it on and putt back to the middle.

I generally read a magazine (newspapers are too hard to read in the breeze) and Liz works crosswords.  She is usually in the bow and I'm at the stern.  Should there be too much sun, we put up the Bimini top.

Another favorite thing is to boat over to McDonald's for breakfast and then eat it out in the cove.  This always draws a lot of mallards, Canadian geese and seagulls begging for food.  And then the squabbles begin, much to our entertainment.  There are not many places where you can boat into a McDonald's, but you can here in Fox Lake, Illinois.

The first several times out, we had an added bonus and were able to go over to the bald eagle nest on Fox Lake and watch the two fledglings and two adults.  Unfortunately, they soon left and didn't return for the season that we could see anyway.

We had to replace the mooring cover as the old one was nine years old, so that cost $850.

The fuel gauge didn't work for most of the year, but occasionally would.  We have it on order to be fixed at Midwest Marine in the spring.  Its kind of nice to know how much gas you have, especially when out in a boat.  It's not like you can walk to a nearby gas station.

And, speaking of gas, I go to local gas stations with my two 2 and 1/2 gallon containers and get gas.  As expensive as gas was for automobiles this last summer, it's always at least a dollar more on the water.

All-in-all, a Pretty Good Season of Boating.  --RoadDog

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The North Carolina Baseball Museum

From the March 2011 Historical News.

This museum is located at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, North Carolina at 300 Stadium Street and is open year round.  It has over 3328 square feet and showcases NC memorabilia from ballplayers from the state, such as Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry and Enos Slaughter.

Also, there are things from ballplayers who spent time in the minors in the state like Ted Williams, Richie Ashburn and Robin Roberts.

Might just be worth a look. 


Those Great In-N-Out Burgers

Folks from California to Arizona and even a few in Las Vegas know it.  But many others don't.  I'd never heard of it, despite having been out to California on occasion.  The first I really knew about it was when I read about one of the founders of the chain dying and posted about it to the American Road Forum.

And, once you've had one, you'll swear by it.  If not THE BEST, at least one of the best.  Like with McRibs, it is somewhat of a cult phenomenon.  Let a new store open and there are lines...guaranteed.  I agree that it is one fantastic burger, if not the best I ever ate.

At In-N-Out Burger, everything is based on quality at the 232 restaurant chain that has resisted efforts to get it to move out farther east.  I'd love to have one in Illinois.

It was founded in California in 1948.  The official menu features just four items.

A lot of their success is based on "people management."  They Take care of their employees who are referred to as associates.  They are paid above minimum wage and receive more benefits than at a typical fast food-type restaurant.  Plus, there is the big opportunity to move up.  About 80% of management started at the bottom and worked their way up.  There is even an In-N-Out University for managers.  As such, they have one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the industry.

There is even a book called "In-N-Out Burger: A Behind the Counter Look At the Fast-Food Chain That Broke All the Rules" by Stacy Perman.

Getting Hungry Just Thinking About 'Em.  --RoadDog

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So You Think You Know Your Cars-- Part 2

7.  Dale Earnhart was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.  Who won it?

8.  In what year did Ford Motor Co. put a V-8 motor in one of its low-priced vehicles?

9.  Who built the very first 4-cylinder engines for Ford's Model "T" motor car?

10.  When the Beach Boys sang about their "409" it was about a Chevy engine with 409 cubic-inches and 425 horsepower.  In what year did it come out?

11.  In 1964, Oldsmobile came out with their first muscle car called the 4-4-2.  What do those numbers stand for?


7.  Michael Walthrip

8.  1932

9.  Dodge Brothers

10.  1961

11.  four barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission and two dual exhausts

Oh Well, I Didn't Know That Much About Cars.  --RoadDog

So, You Think You Know Your Cars-- Part 1

From the April 27, 2012, Northwest Herald.  Without cars, there would be little reason for roads.  And then, some cars are just more "fun" to drive.  Here are some questions about cars.

1.  In what car was Ray Huron driving when he won the first Indy 500 in 1911.

2.  Who is credited with being the father of the Ford Mustang?

3.  Chrysler Corp. used a super heavy duty truck axle as an option in its Muscle Cars back in the day.  Name it?

4.  In what year was the first Pontiac GTO made?

5.  In 1949, 1950 and 1951, Ford had its famous "shoebox"models.  They had a convertible in only one year.  What was it?

6.  In what year was the Chevy Corvette "Sting Ray" produced?


1.  Marmon Wasp

2.  Lee Iacocca

3.  Dana

4.  1964

5.  1951

6.  1963

Are You Knowledgeable, Or Just a Driver.  --RoadDog

US-12 Beats US-14 in First Showdown

This was the first year that I had US-12 (Rand Road) have a showdown with US-14 (Northwest Highway) here in Illinois.  Both roads have played a big part in my life and both go through Palatine, where I lived from 7th grade to sophomore year in college.  As such, it is the place I most identify as my hometown.

Right now, we live about a half mile off 12 here in Spring Grove.

Teams losing in the third round:

US-14:  Maine South (8A), Palatine (8A) and Marian Central (5A)

US-12: Palatine (8A)

Last team standing is Lake Zurich (7A)

Lake Zurich is about 18 miles away from me.

Congratulations US-12!!!  --RoadDog

Monday, November 12, 2012

Going Into the Semifinals, Lincoln Highway Takes a 2-1 Lead

After three rounds, the Lincoln Highway has taken a 2-1 lead over Route 66.

The following teams were defeated this past weekend:


Lincoln-Way West (5A)


Edwardsville (7A), Wilmington (3A) and Williamsville (3A)

Still in the playoffs:


Lincoln-Way East (7A) and Joliet Catholic (5A)

The best Route 66 can hope for is a tie.

Go 66.  --RoadDog


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Observing Veterans Day

In a few hours, I will be out at the Fox Lake, Illinois, train station for the Veterans Day observance by the American Legion, if we don't get blown away.  It's unseasonably warm, but the winds are howling.

Yesterday, I went to the Marine Corps 237th Birthday Breakfast at the Legion in the morning, with all the tradition that entails and all the Leathernecks.  We had five World War II veterans and nine Korean War ones, all at reserved tables.

Then there was the cutting of the birthday cake with the first piece being split by the oldest Marine present (WWII member of Chesty's Marines) and the youngest (on active duty) to show the continuation of the Corps.

That night, we went back for the annual Veterans Day Dance, featuring the 17-piece Lakes Area Swing Band, playing all those great Big Band songs.  A highlight was the couple dressed like what you would expect in 1945.  I just have to wonder how many of the Greatest Generation stood at the bar in their uniforms back then.

Thank You Veterans!!  Semper Fi!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Upcoming Trip to North Carolina: the National Road and Antietam

I'm planning on going to North Carolina for Thanksgiving with my family.

Right now, I'm leaving on November 18th and planning to drive the National Road from Cambridge, Ohio, to Cumberland, Maryland as I've never been on that section before.

I am also planning a stop at the Antietam Battlefield in Maryland as I haven't been there in many years, plus, we just recently observed the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day in American history.

On the Road Again.  --RoadDog

Fastest Highway in U.S. Opens

Last month, the fastest highway in the United States opened in Texas.  The so-called Pickle Parkway (kind of a strange name for a road) features a speed limit of 85 mph and is officially State Highway 130.  It was named for former Congressman J.J. Pickle and is 41 miles long connecting Austin and San Antonio.

It is hoped it will alleve traffic on nearby I-35.  It is a toll road costing 15 cents a mile.  Taking it will get you there six minutes faster.

I guess I would save the $6.15 and go the superslab.

Cheap As Ever.  --RoadDog

Friday, November 9, 2012

Doing My Cincy Thing-- Part 1

This past summer, coming back from my visit to my family in North Carolina, I stopped at Cincinnati to visit with my friend Denny.

I met up with him July 22nd at the American Sign Museum in its new digs   I had been to the old place a couple times, but this one is a definite step up.  Todd Swornstadt, owner and chief bottlewasher was on hand to give a tour through the new facility which also features a neon shop that is open weekdays, an added bonus to anyone going there.  Touring the museum, you see the old signs and with the neon shop, you get to see new ones being made.

Todd worked at a trade magazine for signs for twenty years called Sign of the Times.  His great grandfather was editor of the very first issue of it.

In late 1998, he had an idea about creating a museum devoted to the history of American signs.  His family put up a million and a half dollars and the museum was started from scratch.  He opened for business in April 2005.

Sign Here.  --RoadDog

US-14 (Northwest Highway) Takes Slight Edge Over US-12 (Rand Road)

Both roads started off the playoffs with 7 teams apiece and stood at 4 apiece after the first round.  In the second round, US-14 lost one (Woodstock North) and US-12 lost two (Grant and Richmond-Burton, the two closest to us).  Woodstock's Marian Central and Woodstock North played each other.

Going into the third round this weekend:


Maine South (8A), Palatine ((8A), Marian Central (5A)


Palatine (8A) and Lake Zurich (7A)

May the Best Road Win.  --RoadDog

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Route 66 Still Holds Slight Lead Over Lincoln Highway Going Into the Third Round of Play

The Illinois High School Association's annual football playoffs enter their third week and the Route 66 schools continue to hold on to the lead they've had ever since it started, 4 to 3.

In competition last weekend, Lincoln Highway teams from Kaneland and Mooseheart lost as did Route 66 teams Bolingbrook, East St. Louis, Normal University and Carlinville.

Still competing (with class)


Lincoln-Way East (7A)
Lincoln-Way West (5A)
Joliet Catholic (5A)


Edwardsville (7A)
Joliet Catholic (5A)
Wilmington (3A)
Williamsville (3A)

Go Teams!!  --RoadDog

Where Folks Head For Their Fall Road Trips

From the Fall 2012 Allstate Motor Club Drivetime News.

Trip Advisor's Top Five fall activities.

1.  39%  View colorful fall foliage

2.  26%  Go wine tasting/visit vineyard

3.  22%  Go to a state/county fair or fall festival

4.  20%  Attend a football game/collegiate homecoming

5.  20%  Go to a food festival

Well, Liz and I did take our annual drive around Wisconsin's Geneva Lake (Lake Geneva as most call it) for the color.

And, I did go to four high school football games.  Liz and I went to four Northern Illinois games, two of which we actually attended in the stadium, the other two enjoying it outside the stadium and in a bar in Dekalb.

Best Watch Out for Those Wine Tasters on Those Colorful Roads.  --RoadDog

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Best Places to Stay on Route 66

From by Lenna Gonya.  Comments are mine.

BLUE SWALLOW: Tucumcari, NM,  1939.  Owned by Lillian Redman 1958 to 1998.  We spent a great night outside having drinks , watching cars drive by on 66 and watching the birds fly and the neon.

EL RANCHO:  Gallup, NM:  1930s.  Well worth a stay, especially in the main lodge.  Great little bar as well.

WIGWAM VILLAGES: San Bernardino, Ca. 1947 and Holbrook, Az.  We've seen both and both as of 2006 were in great shape and carefully restored.  Unfortunately, both times we got to these places, it was way too early in the day to stop.  But sure looked and took pictures.

MUNGER-MOSS:  Lebanon, Missouri.  We've stayed there many times.  Always a pleasure with Bob and Ramona.

Sleep On 66.  --RoadDog

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Five Main Reasons Why They Come to 66

From the June 27, 2010, Oklahoma City Oklahoman "International travelers roll into the Route 66 Museum in Clinton" by Max Nichols.

A record 35,000 people visited the museum in 2009 and of that 35% were international from 23 countries according to Pat Smith. 

Their five main given reasons giving for driving Route 66:

1.  The open road, small-town America and freedom.
2.  "The Grapes of Wrath" phenomenon.  They want to see the Dust Bowl area of the 1930s and travel the road used by those moving west for a better life.
3.  The People.  Route 66 folks have the reputation of being "ultra-friendly."
4.  Nostalgia of the old motels, diners, stores and classic cars.
5.  Popular Culture Icons--  jukeboxes, the "Route 66" TV show and books by Jim Ross and Michael Wallis.

It is sad to see how few Americans know much about Route 66.  We probably meet more foreigners on the road when we travel it than Americans.

They Know.  We Don't.  --RoadDog

Monday, November 5, 2012

World's Friendliest Countries

From the Oct. 24, 2012, Forbes by Beth Greenfield.

Based on HSBC's Expat.Explorer survey of 5,339 expatriots based on:
1. ability to befriend locals
2.  success in learning local language
3.  capacity for learning local languages
4.  ease of fitting into new culture

1.  Cayman Islands
2.  Australia
3.  United Kingdom  (I'd say true outside of the London area which is extremely unfriendly.)
4.  Canada
5.  New Zealand

6.  Spain
7.  United States
8.  Bermuda
9.  South Africa
10. Malaysia


Lincoln Highway's Schmuhl School History: One-Room Schoolhouse

From the New Lenox (Illinois) Historical Society.

The school was a short distance south of US-30 (Lincoln Highway) and was built in the to replace the one on the farm of Henry Schmuhl which burned in 1932.  It was one of 140 one-room school houses in the 1940s  in Will County at one time.

Today's brick one was built and classes began in 1933 and was considered very modern for the times and even had a furnace in the basement, electricity , eater and indoor chemical toilets.

As with all one-room schools, it had all eight grades, but a typical enrollment was around twelve students so it wasn't overcrowded.

Teacher salary was $80 a month, with $5 going to pension.  The teacher also cleaned the building.  In 1949 or 1950, it was divided into two classes with the lower grades upstairs.  In the 1950s it became part of School District 122.

The New Lenox Historical Society bought it in 2000 and moved it to its present site on Hickory Creek Barrens.  It used to be on the southeast corner of US-30 and Schoolhouse Road.

Back in the Old Days.  --RoadDog

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Closing Down the 2012 Boating Season: A Recap-- Part 2

We got the boat in very early for us, in May (sometimes as late as Mid-July), and immediately had problems.  I launched it and then met Liz at Rick's, where we dock it, and, as she was coming down the channel, she couldn't get the trim to go up or down (it had at launching and cruising over).  We took it over to a friend's who knows a little something about boat engines (I know nothing).  He and two others couldn't find the problem.

Left the boat at his place and the next day did a slow cruise (couldn't get the trim down) to Midwest Marine in Antioch on Lake Mary.  They took it out of the water and fixed it while we had lunch at the Sand Bar Grill and Bar.

It ran fine for the rest of the season.

We got signed up again for the Chain Crawl for 2012 and enjoyed going to the 39 places on the water for drinks and food.  We made several trips downriver with Kevin and Kelly, hitting those places on the Crawl.  Plus, there were several multiple Crawl boat outings on the upper lakes (several by Liz with them while I was on vacation in North Carolina).

We made it to all 39 places, our objective.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

Friday, November 2, 2012

Let the Second Round Begin: US-14 vs. US-12

We enter the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football playoffs this weekend and this is the first time I have schools from these two Northwest Suburban roads squaring off against each other.  US Highway 14, is usually referred to as Northwest Highway here in Illinois and US Highway 12 is Rand Road.  Both have played a big part in my life, even to the present as we live just off US-12 here in McHenry County.

Last weekend, both roads had 7 teams in the playoffs.  Dropping out were:

US-14:  Fremd 8A, Crystal Lake South 7A, St. Viator 6A.

US-12:  Fremd 8A, St. Viator 6A and Wauconda 5A.

Still Playing:



Maine South


Marian Central
Woodstock North

These two teams are playing each other so one will advance to the third round.





Lake Zurich





May the Best Road Win.  --RoadDog

The Drive's "A to Z"

This morning, the Drive, WDRV FM in Chicago kicked off their semiannual "A to Z" week+ long airing of some 2,000+ songs in alphabetical order.  Every time they do it, they add and drop songs, so it is not the same list each time.

Right now, Steve Downs is playing them, then Bob Stroud at 10 AM.  Because of this, there will be no Ten at Ten until at least Nov. 12th.

Since I got up this morning, they played these songs:

ADDICTED TO LOVE--  Robert Palmer
AFRICA--  Toto
AFTER MIDNIGHT--  Eric Clapton
AH LEAH--  Donnie Iris

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE--  Bill Withers
AIN'T THAT A SHAME--  Cheap Trick
AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG--  Temptations
AIN'T WASTIN' TIME NO MORE--  Allman Brothers

AJA--  Steely Dan
ALABAMA GETAWAY--  Grateful Dead
ALISON--  Elvis Costello
ALIVE--  Pearl Jam

ALL ALONG THE WATCH TOWER--  Jimi Hendrix--  Of interest Steve Downs said both of these songs were recorded on the same night at the same recording studio, and Dave Mason was on both of them.  He played on the Jimi Hendrix version and then walked to the room where he was recording and did it as well.  I didn't know that.
ALL DOWN THE LINE--  Rolling Stones

Some Real Good Stuff.  Listen in at

I should mention they will take a break Sunday monrning from 7 to 10 CST (remember to fall back on your clocks) when Bob Stroud's Rock and Roll Roots show goes back to 1972 for songs playing during that presidential election. 

Do You Remember Who Was Running for President in 1972?  --RoadDog