Imagine sitting in your easy chair on a Sunday afternoon, reading the newspaper and listening to this kind of music playing on the radio on your huge Magnavox console stereo. This 1970s “Home Stero” [sic] cassette recording is a glimpse into that past and of an extinct radio format, from some station on 99.9 FM (possibly WQQQ in Easton, PA — now known was WODE).

Despite being recorded in mono with a microphone placed in front of the speakers rather than a direct connection, the audio quality is quite good, plus we get to hear an elderly couple arguing at times (especially at 27:00). I had to splice out a badly damaged portion of the tape, but I was able to save 95% of the recording.

00:00 Why Me (Lord)
01:23 The Romantic Strings – Always
04:32 Mantovani & His Orchestra – I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now (1964)
04:56 Marty Gold & His Orchestra – Tell Me Why (1964)
07:38 Airport Love Theme
10:44 unknown
11:22 Bobby Hackett – Because of You (1966)
14:11 unknown
16:28 unknown
19:01 Ferrante & Teicher – Go Away Little Girl
21:36 This Boy [vocal]
23:45 Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra – Lady (1967)
26:57 101 Strings Orchestra – Love At First Sight (Je t’aime… moi non plus) (1969)
29:51 David Snell – Both Sides Now
33:02 Memories of You
35:22 Peter Nero? – Without You
38:02 Percy Faith & His Orchestra – Theme from “A Summer Place” (1960)
40:21 Toots Thielemans – Wave (1967)
42:56 Bert Kaempfert – Wonderland by Night (1961)
44:48 The Living Strings – Mr. Lucky (1963)
46:15 Chet Atkins – Snowbird (1971)
48:26 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
51:45 Born Free

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