TCS Guestbook LOG

Oct 12, 2001 at 15:44:11 tom marek (onyx512@aol.com)

well written and interesting narrative. now i'm off to start listening to the shows.::As usual, you've done an excellent job.::Regards,::Tom::

Oct 12, 2001 at 16:07:47 Bruce (DooWopDJ) (ellupo@bellsouth.net)

Fantastic job bringing Vocal Group Harmony::Radio History back for all to enjoy.::I know the Time Capsule Show & The Ryhthm & Blues Review::were big influences on my stint on the air.::Thanks Nikki & Jim for this opportunity for ::others to share these shows,

Oct 12, 2001 at 16:57:29 Tony Watson (tonywat @talk21.com)

Just a quick note from a long distance (UK) fan of this wonderful music. I obviously never heard the original shows, but managed to get many of the shows from the 80s and 90s on tape thanks to a good guy in New York called Dan Nooger who kindly taped many of them for me. I also got others from people like Dan Romanello and Mike Sweeney and others. ::It's great to be able to download some of the original shows.::My utmost thanks to people like Tony Fournier for making this possible. What a wonderful thing the Internet is!::My best wishes to Tom and Joe and all the others who have kept the show going.::Tony Watson

Oct 12, 2001 at 17:10:19 STANLEY STARR (LITTLESTAR @NYC.RR.COM)

FABULOUS SITE. THIS WILL KEEP ME BUSY FOR AWHILE. I USED TO LISTEN EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 3 OR 4 BECAUSE OF FORDHAM FOOTBALL GAMES. I ENJOYED THOSE SHOWS IMMENSELY. ALL THE DJ'S WERE SO INFORMATIVE. ONLY SORRY THAT THE SHOW IS NOW ON AT MIDNITE.::STAN

Oct 12, 2001 at 18:29:59 Rich Zielinski (nipsip1 @optonline.net)

Great site ,The one I've waited for . I'll be here a lot don't want to sound greedy but hopefully more of the shows will get posted I can't get enough :: Thank Rich::

Oct 12, 2001 at 19:08:56 Jim SantaBarbara (jimsbsr@yahoo.com)

Thanks to all for making these programs available. I remember the TCS well.It has been a big influence in shaping my musical tastes and the direction of my record collecting. Great to hear these program once again. Jim.

Oct 12, 2001 at 20:37:20 Steve West (susa@modularcenter.com)

Hi Nik,::::Thanks for this, its great. I haven't been able to listen to Timecapsul since they pushed it to that impossible time. This revives my favorite program [well maybe its a tie with Howard]. Seriously, I appreciate all you do for the music.::::Steve

Oct 12, 2001 at 22:18:46 Charlie "Hoozie" Callahan (Hooziemoto@aol.com)

Boy! Does that bring back memories. I was at the 25th Anniv celebration on the Binghampton Ship in West NY, N.J. Lillian Leach, Sal Mondrone, George Lavatelli, Mitch Rosalski, and of couse, Tom Luciani. It remains - like the TCSCC shows, vivid just like yesterday. Tom & Joe are truly pioneers of NY vocal group harmony.......Hoozie

Oct 12, 2001 at 23:23:47 Vaughn Polcer (vaun@snet.net)

What memories these shows bring back. I started listening to the TCS in the middle 60's when I found it while searching the dial.::Fantastic PLEASE keep it going.

Oct 13, 2001 at 00:35:20 Mike Marcus (speedo232@aol.com)

As a long-time listener, I appreciate this a great deal. It makes great background while I am on-line doing other things.

Oct 13, 2001 at 05:08:14 Steve Coletti (bigsteve387@email.msn.com)

Comming soon to this website, the Time Capsule Show's most embarrasing moments! Tapes from my collection will be unearth and sent here. If Nikki & Jim don't add them, I'll hack the website and replace all the good stuff with Pete Fornatale air checks.::All kidding aside, it's about time a tribute website to the show and the work you guys did was set up. ::::-Steve::http://bigsteve.wbcq.net ::

Oct 13, 2001 at 09:23:21 Dennis Ostrom (dobluesky@yahoo.com)

Great tribute! Just downloaded the first show listed and am listening now. Nostalgia and memories at it's peak! More later.

Oct 13, 2001 at 13:40:47 frank fox (fdfox@jps.net)

As a member of Vito & The Salutations who did "Unchained Melody" in 1963 and a lover of Group Harmony, I thank you for the hard work you have done here.

Oct 13, 2001 at 15:39:07 JOHN MC GRATH (JMCG40@AOL.COM)

WOW THIS IS GREAT I PUT IT ON SAT AFTERNOON,AND IT WAS LIKE THE OLD DAYS I WILL ONLY LISTEN TO IT ON SAT. THANKS JOHN

Oct 13, 2001 at 21:45:26 Erroll Foldes (efoldes@suffolk.lib.ny.us)

I was a faithful listener to the TCS from '73 until it went off the air. I was only in my early teens at the time, but the show proved to be a huge influence on me as a developing musician and songwriter. About 2 years ago I got in touch with Joe and we've kept a mail, email and tape correspondence going on ever since. I finally had the pleasure of meeting him face-to-face when my wife Annette and I were lucky enough to be invited to the taping of the R&B Revue Christmas Show last year. The TCS will always remain one of the most exciting episodes in my radio-listening travels. God bless Joe and Tom for their role in exposing the great early group harmony sound to a younger generation of listeners like myself, so the music can continue to be preserved!---- Erroll Foldes,::Huntington, NY.

Oct 14, 2001 at 00:29:37 Jack O'Reilly (JOR176@aol.com)

The Time Capsule show was a GREAT show and still sounds great today :)::Jack O'

Oct 14, 2001 at 08:33:01 BigJack (furjack@iname.com)

LOVED 'EM ! Jim, Nikki.... thanks for giving me a chance to hear these great shows.::::All I can say is ' M O R E ' !!!!!!!! (please)

Oct 14, 2001 at 13:27:56 charles larocco (groupsound@aol.com)

Great to hear these classic shows by these classic hosts!!!

Oct 14, 2001 at 16:05:47 Paul Auerbach (auerbachp@aol.com)

I have a cassette copy of a Time Capsule Show I did with Tom some time in the early 70's. If you need a copy for your archives, I can send you one.

Oct 14, 2001 at 21:30:45 Jeff Baumwell (jtotheb@1stconnect.com)

Absolutely Great!!!!::I used to listen religiously::to the TCS and even won a ::contest (a 3 inch tape of a ::few songs).::::The site is splendid. Keep up::the good work.

Oct 14, 2001 at 23:55:43 Lenny Goldberg (whitetone@home.com)

This is so great; hearing Tom & Joe again!! Thank you to all who are responsible in getting this website together. I bought my first FM radio just to hear the Time Capsule. The TCS was a profound influence on my own program, with radio partner Carl Stolz, that ran on the west coast from 1971 to 1986. We even "lifted" the phrase "collector's corner"!My favorite memories of the TCS: the show when they played an excerpt of Wolfman Jack from XERF, and "Dreamy World" by the Zircons (never heard it ever again).

Oct 15, 2001 at 11:05:43 George Tompkins (geotom65@hotmail.com)

Great!!!!

Oct 15, 2001 at 15:34:25 JOHN KURTZ (JOHNKURTZ@HOTMAIL.COM)

IT'S ABOUT TIME TOM AND JOE ARE GETTING THE RECOGNITION THEY SORELY DESERVE. THEY SET A STANDARD THAT WILL NEVER BE EXCEEDED. THANKS GUYS. JOHN KURTZ

Oct 15, 2001 at 17:35:12 Lane Quigley (memorylaneshow@aol.com)

Having lived on the West Coast all of my life, I had heard of the TCS but never had a chance to hear it. ::::I was doing a show on KUSC (the station from University of Southern California) during the late 60's/early 70's. Although my show featured a wider variety of music than just vocal group harmony, I did play generous amounts of "doo wop" and was well aware of the TCS program in NY. It's good to finally get a chance to hear some of these shows.::::Best,:::: Lane Quigley:: memorylaneshow@aol.com:: THE MEMORY LANE SHOW:: www.rockitradio.net:: www.rockinradio.com

Oct 15, 2001 at 19:59:48 Bill Price (wprice@zbzoom.net)

Wow, what a great addition to your website!! As a former native of suburban Phila., I only had the pleasure & privilege of listening to the TCS for approx. two years over WRTI, but what a great show it was and still is - my tapes of the TCS sound just as good today as they did over 30 years ago. Quality records and exceptional DJ presentation never go out of style.::::Many thanks to you, Nikki & Jim, for your efforts in keeping the sound of vocal group harmony alive in the 21st century.

Oct 16, 2001 at 13:08:09 Burt Benenson (pj@astro.ocis.temple.edu)

I'm very glad to see this website. I listened to the TCS from when it first began on WRTI until I got a job in the evenings and could no longer listen. One memory that sticks out is when a copy of Jubilee 5104, "Stormy Weather" by the 5 Sharps finally turned up and was played on the Time Capsule Show. I forget if it was Joe or Tom who talked over it so no one could record it off the air. It must have been the only time a record was interrupted on the TCS in any way at all.

Oct 16, 2001 at 19:15:52 thomas j shaughnessy (tjdoowop@aol.com)

nikki::a million thanks!!!!!.::i was a faithful listening to::the tcs in the 70s when i lived in bklyn::keep up the great job!!!.::god bless you all!!::tom::

Oct 16, 2001 at 21:39:48 Kate Karp (doowopqueen@yahoo.com)

Geez. Alan Fredericks and Danny Stiles were the hugest and best part of my lousy teenage years. Even the names of the obscure groups, labels and names struck a chord, always. The Cineramas. Medieval Records. Donnarumma. Especially the latter. The list of records that either Slim Rose or Danny STiles sent me read like a list of Holy Grail pieces.::::I could go on and on, but we're all obsessives and there's only so much time and space.

Oct 17, 2001 at 11:17:13 TOMMY DE LELLO (tdelello@optonline.net)

great job well done,love hearing joe & tom again.it's been a long time since i had my socks knocked off!!!!

Oct 17, 2001 at 13:03:17 Lou Rallo (Bigbeat2001@aol)

My heartfelt congratulations to everyone who has made these terrific shows available once again! This is internet at it's finest.

Oct 18, 2001 at 02:29:49 Ted Ziffer (fabtedz@aol.com)

Brings back great memories. I live in pennsylvania now but grew up in washington heights.I attended high school in the bronx and remember listening to your show as well as a show on wnjr called the Kit Kat show with Danny stiles. I am the founder and original second tenor of the chessmen of relic fame and was strongly influenced to sing by shows like yours.I also became a collector after hearing your show.

Oct 18, 2001 at 17:27:00 Quentin Migliori (QMigliori@aol.com)

Shows sounds great. I was on-air in boston for 20 years - many on oldies stations - wmex - wror - wcgy. I love this music. Your shows feature different selections - not the run-of-the-mill. Give us more!!!::I currentle restore collections & olod 78's for release. I love this music.. Thanks again...q::

Oct 21, 2001 at 10:00:49 kerry (kepaco@hotmail.com)

All I can say is "terrific"

Oct 21, 2001 at 13:28:36 Tom Luciani

Yup, it's really me. Can't tell you what a thrill it is to see this. I've got lots of other shows in storage.When I get some time (ha!), I'll get them to you. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Oct 23, 2001 at 09:32:59 Brian Anastasi (anastasi@javanet.com)

Thank you so much to Tom for providing tapes of his early shows and to Nikki for putting them on the Internet for the world to hear! Although I consider myself lucky to be able to hear several doo wop specialty shows a week, for the most part these play the music from CD's. What a real treat to hear these songs on 78 and 45 rpm back when they weren't quite "oldies" yet! Thank you so much!

Oct 24, 2001 at 13:54:24 Steve Dikovics (dikovics@nytimes)

Started listening around 1966::from NJ and I think the show::was on Thursday nights.::

Oct 25, 2001 at 20:47:47 richard nelson

Hi guys,::I'm glad to see you finally get some recognition for all of your hard work. Your Pal, from Queens, NY.

Oct 26, 2001 at 14:22:43 Bill Shibilski (records@ix.netcom.com)

What Can I say? It was great living and participating in it and now, re-living it!

Oct 26, 2001 at 23:29:36 Cord MacGuire (cordymac@hotmail.com)

Just found your smokin' site!::So good to hear the old radio shows.

Oct 30, 2001 at 13:03:32 Dennis Holran (holran@ix.netcom.com)

I was introduced to the Time Capsule in the early 80's. A friend of mine was a transplated New Yorker, Howie Goodman. He was in studio several times during taping. He gave me several tapes to copy. I've collect vocal group harmony music since the 50's/

Nov 3, 2001 at 00:55:11 SASHA KOLEDIN (SASHA KOLEDIN@HOME.COM)

AS ORIGINAL AS IT CAN GET.THAT'S WHAT ROCK & ROLL IS ALL ABOUT. THAT R & B SOUND OF THE 50'S AND THE DU - WOP SOUND OF THE EARLY 60'S.MY HAT OFF TO YOU.

Nov 4, 2001 at 09:47:28 Steve Coletti (bigsteve387@email.msn.com)

I have 5 additional Time Capsule Shows running this week in streaming MP3 audio from live365.com. Open http://live365.com/stations/63570 in your browser and follow the arrows.::::-Steve

Nov 4, 2001 at 16:52:54 Curt Erler (southsidecurt@home.com)

Gee, ..... it's just like one of those dreams where you're back in the 'good ole days' and THEN, ... u wake up !!::What's great about your DREAM, is that I just have to 'CLICK', ..... and I'm back to the past.::Thanks from an old RnB Cat !::Southside Curt

Nov 6, 2001 at 23:51:46 TONY D'AMBROSIO (LYSABE@AOL.COM)

IT'S SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT MORE THAN 38 YEARS HAVE GONE BY SINCE I FIRST SAW THE FLYER AT TIMES RECORDS ANNOUNCING THE TIME CAPSULE SHOW. AND IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY, WHEN I FIRST BEGAN LISTENING TO THOSE EARLY SHOWS, ON AN OVER-SIZED FM RADIO THAT BARELY CAPTURED THE WFUV SIGNAL, LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT WHAT I WAS HEARING WOULD BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF MY MEMORY. AND NOW, WHEN I LISTEN TO THESE 12 GREAT SHOWS (OVER AND OVER AGAIN), I KNOW WHY TJE MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE.::::THANK YOU TOM AND JOE FOR THE TIME CAPSULE.::::THANK YOU NIKKI AND JIM FOR THE TIME MACHINE.

Nov 7, 2001 at 21:40:24 Robert Grimm (busterb@optinline.net)

Thanks for bringing back the TCS. Back in the mid 50's I discovered the show and listened faithfully every Thus. Nite, I taped many of the shows on reel to reel (there was no cassette at that time).Over the years I have lost those tapes. Thanks again for this great revival of a show that introduced me to the deeper soulful sounds of R&B group harmony to which I still listen most every day.

Nov 8, 2001 at 21:35:03 Donna Reil (ddr2u@yahoo.com)

This is a great site, I got it from a friend. Please send me any updates or emails that you may have in the future. Thank you!::Donna from Colorado

Nov 13, 2001 at 09:55:41 Tony Fournier (tony@group-harmony.com)

Joe and Tom: Thank you for the TCS Show! You both deserve this recognition!::::Jim and Nikki: Thank you for putting together this great web site!::Well Done all!!::::Tony :-)

Nov 15, 2001 at 23:21:03 Dan Marcella (bluetigercat@yahoo.com)

I have always enjoyed your show and you are a real credit to R&R and R&B. Thanks for all the memories.

Nov 26, 2001 at 17:58:09 Paul Williamson (p_williamson46@hotmail.com)

Wow ! a great site that just got even better.::These shows are the stuff of legend for people like me in the UK.::Keep up the brilliant work.::Paul Williamson::

Nov 27, 2001 at 20:15:06 jim maurer (jgmaurer@gateway.net)

I "discovered" "The Time Capsule Show" in the spring of 1970. I was living in Hazleton Pa (N.E. PA.). I always loved this music form, but living where i did, it was like Columbus discovering America when I accidentally tuned in on this legendary show. I did record these shows but,unfortunately I used reel to reel, which, didn't stand up to time! I moved to Reading Pa in 1972, where I could have picked the show up out of Philly, but as Joe writes, it went off the air there. Anyway, thanks to Joe and Tom and to Harmony Haven. Sincerely, Jim Maurer::

Dec 1, 2001 at 01:31:32 JAck Reilly (kid1@ptd.net)

Brings back memories.You guys did a great job back then. thanks.glad you are both well

Dec 11, 2001 at 20:46:39 Mark Schulman (Doowopado@Aol.Com)

I have been hearing the TCS since 1964.Your shows were recorded back then on a 8 track tape recorder & since have been redone onto cassettes which I have shared with those "collectors"who I thought would carry foward the "SPIRIT" Therein, "Keepng the Big Beat" alive.

Dec 13, 2001 at 13:59:35 Fred Strout (fstrout@yahoo.com)

Dear Joe and Tom: I recorded all your shows from 1965 through 1967. I still enjoy listening to them today.::::Thanks

Dec 15, 2001 at 17:48:53 cord macguire (cordymac@hotmail.com)

Five or six years ago, I was blue. Then I re-discovered my old true love - RnB group harmony music! My health and outlook greatly improved, as I delved more and more into our precious vocal harmony legacy. TCS really puts me there. You've done a great job. One of the best doo wop sites.

Dec 16, 2001 at 17:36:12 cord macguire (cordymac@hotmail.com)

Just listened to a couple of shows. Ahh, so good! This music keeps me sane in our otherwise mad, mad world. Thanks for your contribution to keeping it alive and available to the young 'uns and us older, original fans.

Dec 22, 2001 at 23:31:42 dave goldstein (doowopdave@msn,com)

first heard so many great songs on your show.one's yhat stick out are "Dearest Dorise"by the Rhythm Cadets and"only the Angels Know" by the Esquires

Dec 25, 2001 at 08:32:39 Douglas K Earle (DoowopD@Aol.Com)

I am a big fan of doowop music.Thank you for TCS and::keeping doowop going.I live in::the Boston area.I listend to::Symphany Sid during the 50's.::::::::::::::::::

Dec 28, 2001 at 09:38:50 nick pittarese (nicknchik@aol.com)

old time listner and still enjoying thanks

Jan 13, 2002 at 03:06:41 Carmine from FOGGIA-Puglia-ITALY

Beatiful page, music is deam.::CIAO CIAO CIAO::Bay Bay Bay::from Carmine city FOGGIA::Puglia state ITALY ITALY ITALY::Europe

Jan 24, 2002 at 11:06:26 Dave McAleer (davemcaleer@blueyonder.co.uk)

Hi Guys,::::This is pure heaven for a UK doo wop freak, who obviously never had a chance to hear these great shows before. ::::Keep 'em coming,::::::Dave McAleer::Author:-Hit Parade Heroes::Encyclopedia Of Hits 1950s::Hit Singles 1954-2000::Guinness British Hit Singles, etc

Jan 28, 2002 at 02:15:29 Larry Parrish

Great work guys! I WORKED WITH ALAN FREDERICKS on the NIGHT TRAIN SHOW on WHOM & WADO from 1959-1963.I was the LARRY who took the phone dedications&requests.Alan was great,he'd let me pick records for airplay that had the old sound that were sent into the station each week.My fondest memory was working with Alan at the Appolo for a week doing an oldies show in the summer of 1960.I am a friend of Kenny Fuchs and enjoy spending time at his store in Brooklyn,Rhythm Recoords.

Feb 9, 2002 at 15:19:46 Frank Russo (dowopfrank@aol.com)

Most of what I know about obscure groups and songs, I learned from listening to the TCS! Thanks for a great education.

Feb 10, 2002 at 12:46:46 RJ SCHMIDT

IN 1963 I WAS ONLY 10.THROUGH MY 2 OLDER BROTHERS, I BECAME SO ATTACHED TO THE SOUND AND A DEVOTED FAN.WHEN THE TIME CAPSULE SHOW ARRIVED I WROTE DOWN EVERY SONG THEY PLAYED...GONNA ROCK GONNA ROLL,, RHYTHM AND BLUES FILLS MY SOUL... HEY PRETTY BABY CAN'T YOU SEE ITS W-F-U-V ..TIME CAPSULE SHOW...GREAT TO HEAR IT AGAIN....

Feb 23, 2002 at 17:46:03 Bob Gronenberg (bob2@comcast.net)

What a thrill to find this website! I enjoyed the TCS in the late sixties and recorded many programs which I still listen to today. Keep up the great work.

Feb 27, 2002 at 10:08:22 Tony DiTullio (branthony2000@yahoo.com)

I dearly remember the TCS.What an inspiration Tommy and Joe were to my getting into non-commercial oldies radio.My program,"The Golden Age of Rock 'N Roll has been on the air in the Cleveland area for over 30 yrs.After a 7 yr. hiatis I'm doing it again albeit on a temporary basis.I have ended every show with Joe's "Goodnight and God bless.Please see that Tommy and Joe see my comments.I love em ,and happy they are still doing well

Feb 28, 2002 at 16:42:25 Al Jasinskas (ajasinskas@telocity.com)

Loved your show & taped a ton of music every week. Stopped listening for a couple of years, '66 - '68', because I was in the Marine Corps & the other side of the globe. I once won one of your contests & got to be a guest DJ as the prize. Thanks for a lot of great music whioh I still listen to & enjoy.

Mar 7, 2002 at 15:21:41 FRANK NANNA (FJNIBA@AOL)

:: Great show,then and now.:::: In my opinion the best:: :: show of it's type on the :: :: air.::

Apr 27, 2002 at 17:05:35 Dan Greenfield (doowopdan@yahoo.com)

I just discovered this site and listened to your show for the first time. What an experience to hear the early days this radio genre (I was born in '60)! I started my radio career with a one-hour college radio 50s show (sound familiar?), and spent almost 20 years in radio, nearly always with a Sunday Night show somewhere. Great show, wonderful music!

May 9, 2002 at 13:02:31 Al DiIlio (adiilio@tampabay.rr.com)

i was a resident of Northeast Philly And Listened regurally to your show.I'm an acquaitance of Val Shivley Great Memories And Always a Doowooper AD Philly

May 14, 2002 at 16:31:23 Tim Everett (timeverett1@aol.com)

Great Site from a UK based Detroit music fan. Would be great to see some of these records posted as RA's or MP3's.::::Tim

May 18, 2002 at 10:19:14 Ron Freireich (ronfrei@yahoo.com)

I happened on to this site, and am quite pleased to read, and plan to download the shows when I can ( I still use slow dial-up ). Like Joe, I also initially grew up in the Bronx, and started listening to doo-wop in transition from "popular music", about 1954. One of my first records was "when you dance", "in my diary", and "angel face", all on 78 rpm. I used to record the Times Sq show, as well as the others- especially when I started going out on Sat nites- on a reel to reel recorder- which is what I spent my money on, in addition to some records. I still have some of the old shows, unedited, of Jocko, Hal Fredericks, Slim and Jenny, and others, along with the ads (which are a trip to listen to now). ::I look forward to listening to the shows, and would like to send my thanks and best wishes to Joe and Tom for taking the time and effort that they have to preserve and promote the music.::Ron Freireich::

May 21, 2002 at 14:48:21 Mike Sinek (doowop@webspan.net)

Can't believe that one ::of the shows has a letter I::wrote over 35years ago!!!

May 30, 2002 at 10:22:47 Pete Chaston (Doowoppete@aol.com)

I've added your link to my kcxl doo-wop show site. Your site encouraged me dig out my old tapes of the Time Capsule Show and enjoy them all over again!!!

Jun 9, 2002 at 21:53:39 Rich & Eunice Tulimieri (eunicet@adelhia.net)

Molto Buono! Bellisimo!

Jun 22, 2002 at 04:36:17 Bernard Ramsale (BernardRamsdale@aol.com)

I am a long time fan of doo wop, rockabilly and rock and roll music. That period in time must have been absolutely tremendous. I have just discovered your shows via the internet and they have truly given me a new knowledge of the doo wop era.::::Thank you very much from an England based fan.

Jun 23, 2002 at 20:34:55 chao khao (chaokhao@msn.com)

I am a great fan of this music and have a collection and am still collecting. I would like to listen to your shows but they do not stream even tho i have the latest edition of real player. i know you are not a techie (or maybe you are?)but can you help with this problem so i can listen? thanks

Jun 25, 2002 at 16:48:28 Rick Manning (RCM2ND@ATTGLOBAL.NET)

Just found ya - keep the songs::comin'.

Jun 25, 2002 at 20:17:55 Nick Arkon (narkon3501@aol.com)

Very enjoyable listening and great memories. High quality recording too. Nice site. You have me hooked.

Jun 27, 2002 at 21:12:59 Nat Abromson (Shaboom1965@attbi.com)

What a wonderful historical collection---and so much fun to listen too, as well. Thanks for all the hard work and a great job.

Jun 28, 2002 at 06:19:54 RAY RUSSELL (khamoudd39@aol.com)

FIRST TENOR FOR VITO AND THE SALUTATIONS.LOVE THE SITE

Jul 2, 2002 at 19:13:19 Lou Fiore (ltfiore@aol.com)

Tom,::::Call or email me.::::Lou::

Jul 4, 2002 at 10:37:26 Nay Nassar (nay.nassar@zurichna.com)

I first listened to the T.C.s. in 1971 from my then home in Ellington,Ct(130Mi from NYC). It.s great to here the shows that I missed, with the enthusiasm and passion for our music. Thank you, Tom and Joe for keeping the sound alive until the rest of us showed. My name is Nay and I played the Groups.

Jul 4, 2002 at 14:04:02 katherine

ur lifelong well wisher

Jul 7, 2002 at 06:13:29 TOM LUCIANI

I CANT GET OVER THE FACT THAT, NOT ONLY IS THERE A SITE DEDICATED TO THE SHOW, BUT THAT IT CONTINUES TO THRIVE AND GROW. THANKS TO YOU ALL.YEAH, ITS REALLY ME.

Jul 22, 2002 at 21:13:19 Robert Dice West (dicewest@aol.com)

Love your page. Still love this music and, although living in Maryland, still travel to Phila/New York area to catch some shows that are still alive.

Jul 24, 2002 at 10:13:58 Bob Grodd (rgfin@worldnet.att.net)

I started listening to the TCS in 1973 and was a fan right up to the end. Commercial radio today needs Tom & Joe. Always produced a great show. As a side note I listen to Tom for many years on WLIM as usual did a great job with the Glenn Miller hour. Miss that show.

Jul 31, 2002 at 00:26:56 Allen Williams (wia@netzero.net)

Thanks for this site which I just discovered. I'm making my way through the shows available and look forward to more. It's great to hear the stuff as it originally sounded, glitches and all. Thanks for all the years of service and devotion to the sounds.:: All the best, :: Allen Williams::::::

Aug 8, 2002 at 21:26:44 Ron Freireich (ronfrei@yahoo.com)

I love hearing the replays of your shows, though I never knew about them when they were being broadcast. I am an avid listener to the 50's and 60's music since they were the "new thing", and remember my frequent trips to Times Square Records. I appreciate your efforts, and wish you well for the future.::Ron

Sep 1, 2002 at 02:26:43 Steve Applebaum (steveapp22@aol.com)

What a thrill to hear the early 70's shows.I must have been Philly's biggest fan.Many of the records are still oddities even by today's standards.Where else could you hear that scratchy original 78 of "TABARIN"? I'd love to hear from you, Joe.

Sep 9, 2002 at 20:59:11 David Stockhoff (swinggate1@cs.com)

As a young fan of the "old sounds", I thank you Jim and Nikki (and Steve, too) for sharing these great shows. I enjoy what I do every week, playing these great sounds, and if it wasn't for the Time Capsule Show, these sounds may have faded into yesterday a long time ago. Thanks Joe and Tom for everything you did to preserve the "old sound" so that someday a youngster like myself could pick up on these great vocal group gems. And, of course, thanks WFUV for letting them do so for 15 years! I dig these shows the most.

Sep 23, 2002 at 21:39:56 Debbie Kelly (mrsrab33@cox.net)

I really love your Doo Wop Oldies web site keep up the hard work.::::Thanks Debbie

Sep 29, 2002 at 14:03:50 Frankie Firme- KCLAFM.com (Firmemusica@hotmail.com)

Great site! Hope I can do as well as you in keeping the music alive here on the west coast. Check out my show "The 2nd Time Around", Thursdays at 6:00pm,pacific time, on www.kclafm.com. Thanks, & keep up the great work!::Frankie Firme::"bringin' it back and keepin' it alive like nobody else can"

Oct 12, 2002 at 23:53:59 nick pittarese

bringing ba::+ck great music

Oct 12, 2002 at 23:54:42 nick pittarese

just great

Oct 19, 2002 at 12:29:33 Tom Harford (tharford@webtv.net)

Terrific job bringing back Joe and Toms old TCS shows. I hope we can add some more as we go along.

Oct 25, 2002 at 19:44:14 Robert West (dicewest@aol.com)

Great Stuff. Heard you mention Alan Lee...he is still doing his Sunday eveing show out of Baltimore, keeping the music alive

Oct 27, 2002 at 13:53:03 John Landau (landau1945@yahoo.co.uk)

Greetings from across the pond(puddle?)London UK.Great to hear this stuff on the net.Who would have dreamed of this back in the sixties when I first got into the black music scene and getting this stuff in the UK was horrendously difficult if not nearly impossible.::I first heard your shows on cassettes that had been transcribed from ye olde eight track by a guy called Peter Gibbon who spent some time in NYC during the early seventies and taped your shows.::Peter who has a phenomenal doo wop collection now writes liner notes for Ace Records and is also involved in compilations for the same label.::Bye for now and cheers::::John Landau(not Bruce Springsteens manager!!)

Oct 28, 2002 at 22:00:54 tommie heege (DADEEDOOWOP1@AOL.COM)

AWESOME - AWESOME - AWESOME:: THANKS,:: WHAT A JOY TO HEAR.:: -TOMMIE HEEGE

Oct 30, 2002 at 22:33:32 Rich & Eunice Tulimieri (eunicet@adelphia.net)

Great Shows! How much would you charge to let us download these shows to a disc? For our personal use only.::R.T. & E.T.

Oct 31, 2002 at 14:47:50 Jerry Mc Kenna (j.mckenna@att.net)

This brings back so many memories. I enjoyed hearing Joe Marchesani's piece. I do think they made the right decision to close the show when they did.::

Nov 10, 2002 at 20:44:30 TOM LUCIANI

HERE I AM AGAIN! IT WAS A CLOUDY LATE AFTERNOON,AND I SWUNG BY THE SITE.WOW! MORE SHOWS HAVE BEEN ADDED.LISTENING NOW, I CAN'T GET OVER WHAT JOE AND I DID BACK THEN.THERE WERE NO CDS,AND WE HAD TRAVELLED ALL OVER TO FIND RECORDS. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS A WONDERFUL DREAM,ALMOST UNREAL! THE TIME FLEW BY. WHO EVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT WE WOULD HAVE COMPUTERS, AND PEOPLE COULD LISTEN ALL OVER THE WORLD? MY DEEPEST THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE,AND ESPECIALLY TO JOE MARCHESANI, WHO DID NEARLY ALL THE WORK ON THIS WITH ONLY A FEW MODEST RECOLLECTIONS FROM ME.I STILL FIND IT HARD TO FIND TIME TO GET THINGS DONE! THE SOUND QUALITY ON MOST OF THE SHOWS IS AMAZINGLY GOOD CONSIDERING HOW LONG AGO THEY WERE MADE.LORD LOVE YOU ALL,AND MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.

Nov 11, 2002 at 18:50:16 LOPEZ (Doowopado@AOL.Com)

These were The QUINTESSENTIAL esoteric Doowop shows since 1963 & remain the REFERENCE shows as per their playlists&theircommentary. Slim had a show for awhile but these shows started so many Collectors on their quest that even Slim couldn't hold a proverbial candle to the TCS.

Nov 12, 2002 at 15:13:49 Tom Harford (mazharford@msn.com)

To Joe and Tom:: Send me your E-mail addresses for some personal reflections on "our" music.::Thanks to Jim and Nikki for making some of your old shows available on their site.

Nov 15, 2002 at 12:24:19 Frank De Ligio (fdeligio@hotmail.com)

Tom, Joe, whoever-::I just stumbled upon this site 11/15/02 and am listening to a show I probably engineered in '67. What a strange feeling. I'm wondering whether I'll hear myself singing on the air. One summer night after shutdown, Tom recorded my acappella group, I think we called ourselves the Conservatives, in Studio A and later played us on the air. Later I did a very crude multi track version of the Diablos "Since You're Gone" that Joe played on the air.::This is all too weird.::Hope you guys are still doing well.::Talk about yer Time Capsules.::Later.::Frank

Nov 15, 2002 at 14:15:52 Frank De Ligio (fdeligio@hotmail.com)

Hey. Tom just mentioned me opening the '66 show. This is just too bizarre. And I saw an email from Lou Fiore who is the guy I took over for.::This is like seeing or, more appropriately, hearing ghosts.::F

Nov 30, 2002 at 12:56:37 kwallers

I never listened to the TCS, but have found this website and the archived shows to be a terrific gateway into the world of doo-wop and vocal music of the late fifties. I have visited and will continue to visit it often, and have followed the posted links to find other people who share your enjoyment of this type of music. Thanks for creating and maintaining this site. I hope you will continue to post additional shows if they become availabe.

Dec 11, 2002 at 18:40:06 Tom Ruggiero (truggs44@yahoo.com)

STILL A GREAT STATION (WFUV

Dec 24, 2002 at 14:19:34 Lonnee McDaniel (lonnee1@hotmail)

WOW!

Jan 2, 2003 at 15:22:04 Helmut vo Krähe

SAL MONDRONE is the best. We love him. From all of his family and friends in New Jersey.

Jan 18, 2003 at 18:11:30 Stephen Fuchs (Bookfount@aol.com)

I was a staffer for Cashbox Magazine during the mid-70's. You mention copies available on microfilm. Where can I access copies? Thanks!::

Jan 19, 2003 at 10:08:24 Don (aka Icepick) Pritchett (Icepick1@charter.net)

Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying listening to your pre-recorded programs. All I have to do is close my eyes and I'm zapped back into the fifties. I've always liked the old 'doo-wop' tunes, and I thank y'all (I'm from Georgia) for keeping doo-wop alive. I also enjoy your articles - the ones I've read anyway. Very interesting. Thanks to all involved for this site. Keep up the good work so others can re-live old memories also.

Jan 24, 2003 at 11:24:19 Duke Brancatelli (dukenaples@aol.com )

THE GROUP MEMORY LANE WITH WHICH I WAS A MEMBER FOR 13 YRS. FROM CLEVELAND AREA HAS BEEN KEEPING THIS MUSIC ALIVE AND STILL ARE. WE ROCORDED ON CRYSTAL BALL RECORDS OWNED BY ED ENGAL FROM FLUSHING N.Y. YOUR PROGRAM IS FANTASTIC KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.THANKS DUKE BRANCATELLI

Jan 28, 2003 at 16:15:55 Al Jasinskas (ajasinskas@comcast.net)

I was a regular listener of your show. One of the weekly contests I won was to be a guest DJ. I think Sal Mondrone was the other winner. Thanks for all the great music you played.

Feb 15, 2003 at 10:49:44 Shady (Shady@dsv.nl)

The web page (timecapsule.htm) could use a few little updates and a better layout, because it's very long and difficult to read, but all those shows here are great!

Feb 17, 2003 at 13:12:59 Jeff Baumwell (jtotheb@1stconnect.com)

I was an early listener. Entered a contest and won a 5 inch cassette tape with some nice songs. Obviously, the TCS was a fine show and your web site just about covered it all. Pioneers should be remembered. Thanks to Tom and Joe for a wonderful beginning to the music.

Feb 23, 2003 at 00:47:40 Freddie Papst

I Tuned into the TCS on March 28 1963 and still listen to WFUV 90.7 as we speak Feb 22,2003 just about 40 years Keep up the good work A diehard fan Freddie Papst

Feb 24, 2003 at 07:16:57 Bill Noland

Long live Joe and Tom, true gentlemen who have made priceless and selfless contributions to the great American musical form of Rhythm and Blues.

Mar 1, 2003 at 11:49:20 ED (MUTH001@AOL.COM)

THANKS FOR THE PROGRAMS.::I WAS IN THE NY AREA IN THE EARLY 60'S AND THE PROGRAM SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF WHAT I HEARD...

Mar 5, 2003 at 17:38:56 Ed Onori (eoldiesdj@attbi.com)

Just dropped in. Enjoy your Time Capsule shows. I'm a lifelong record collector and am in my 30th year as a Mobile DJ. I'm sure I'll visit your site regularly.::Sincerely (Keepin' Those Oldies Alive),::Ed Onori::Weirton, WV

Apr 7, 2003 at 09:00:19 Jim Kasabian (jkasabian@attbi.com)

Joe & Tom,::::Wonderful site. Thanks for keeping the sound and the greatest era in music alive.::I love the streaming media. Just wondering if it is possible to download the entire files, rather than streaming?::::Thanks for the great work you have done.::::Jim K::jkasabian@attbi.com

Apr 11, 2003 at 10:00:19 steve digi (digidowop@aol.com)

i use to listen to the show whenever i could great doo wops*****i sang with acappella group called younger dayz*******miss ya but the music goes on*****thanks for many memories to last forever

May 8, 2003 at 21:28:56 Steve Hnetinka (shnetinka@cogeco.ca)

Long time listener from the early days. Still have my "NightTrain" fan club card. Richard(I knew him as Rickie) Nelson went out with my sister Claire( You know her as Shandy) for a while. I remember his funny high pitched laugh (giggle). When Rickie was flipping burgers at the "64 World's Fair his boss once told him to button his shirt, "You're here to sell hamburgers not the hairs on your chest." Shandy still keeps in touch with Wayne Stierle & Louie Silvani. Great article! Yours in Doo Wops...... Steve H.

May 12, 2003 at 17:23:26 Mihai C. (mihaicd@hotmail.com)

Fantastic!With a lot of nostalgia ...High class!It's the best of the best.The Harmony Train and all...Congratulations.Mihai.

Jun 7, 2003 at 17:37:24 rich breuer (mpermb2@aol.com)

been a long time. hope all are well.

Jun 8, 2003 at 22:34:17 Rob Glick (robgl@core.com)

I've heard so much about the show but never got to listen to it --till now. ITS GREAT!! I wish radio stations still had disc jockeys spinning tunes and adding their own dialog again. Few are as good as Joe and Tom-- it is so mellow to listen to them. Maybe -- if the world is to be a better place -- these shows should be used as training tapes for radio stations and future aspiring d.js -- the way i see it , they are that good. Some people today may consider them corny-- like old movies and tv shows-- but im so proud to be from this period. Commercial radio stations today have lost touch-- they are vulgar and obnoxious and lack solid vocabulary skills so they have to resort to foul language. -- of course there is no real recording artist talent out here any more either. I especially liked the way Joe and Tom did the ads and safety ads. They got the message across straight and simple . FINE JOB. Thank you rob

Jun 18, 2003 at 13:39:18 Arthur J. Caputo (artiedoowop@aol.com)

Great website! Here in N ew York Dan Romanello is still carrying the Doo wop banner, Thank God we still have a record of your show to listen to again and again. conside making a comeback ; the music needs you. God bless.ARTIE

Jul 8, 2003 at 17:09:49 Brad Day 111 (Braddday111@Iowatelecom.net)

Great to have some new old TCS shows to listen to.::Brings back some precious memories.::Thanks for keeping the sound alive.

Aug 5, 2003 at 22:10:44 Bob Galgano Jr (bowa10ss@aol.com)

Just saying hello to Tom, Joe and Dan.Thanks for mentioning my father in the article and on the show.

Aug 8, 2003 at 00:09:47 bob coyle (coylenna@aol.com)

beautiful music thanks for the train ride.will always check inn.::

Aug 8, 2003 at 11:03:33 larry (larrychusid@aol.com)

WOW !!!!

Aug 14, 2003 at 13:58:46 Ginnie (couponsrmoney@aol.com)

thank you. : )

Aug 16, 2003 at 12:53:39 Jeff Baumwell (jtotheb@1stconnect.com)

I was an original listener and even won a 3 inch tape by identifying a song. ::::Truly the pioneering great radio show that started the music going and going.

Aug 25, 2003 at 08:29:32 Terence McKenna (Terence_E_Mckenna@Newyorklife.com)

just thought i'd add my name to the list - its been a long time, but i have never forgotten the pleasure my brother and i received from playing your show on the radio

Sep 12, 2003 at 21:06:23 jeff dady (jefscap@hotmail.com)

i have been a fan over the years,thanks for all the great music,wax r back.com.we still sing the old ones.

Oct 17, 2003 at 19:45:48 RONALD AND PEGGY METTY (FLYINGHEART@PEOPLEPC.COM)

I REMEBER DRIVING HOME ON SUNDAYS ON THR SOUTHERN STATE PKWAY AFTER WORKING FOR PANAM JUST DRIVING SLOW SO THAT I COULD HEAR MOST OF YOUR SHOW IT WAS A FANTASTIC TIME IN MY LIFE YOU GUYS DID A SUPER GREAT JOB I TOO AM A LOVER OF GROUP HARMONY AND THOUGH MY WIFE AND I ARE RETIRED AND LIVE IN NO.CAROLINA WE STILL THINK OF YOU FONDLY GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES LOVE RONNY AND PEGGY METTY 16OCT03

Oct 25, 2003 at 17:19:39 jeffrey dady (waxrback.com)

love your shows a real treat to here them again.still keeping the music alive.jeff

Oct 31, 2003 at 17:23:55 Mihai C.D. (mihaicd@hotmail.com)

I am a "Oldies" lover,& for me "Oldies" means all the great music of the 30's/40's/50's/60's.I am 72 years old & I grow whith this music.First as a kid,after a teen,& at last as a rocker,& I am still a incondicional fan of Doo-Wop & R'n'R."Time Capsule Show" it's a fantastic complement(Documents,music,all!)for Nikki&Jim's "Harmony Haven".Congratulations!!! Doo-Wop Forever... Mihai.

Nov 2, 2003 at 08:12:07 michael archbold (dukes10n@msn.com)

gret show thanks

Nov 4, 2003 at 23:10:04 Clarke Davis (clarkedavis@yahoo.com)

What a great job!::::You have done a wonderful service to everyone who likes this kind of music. The text and quality of sound is excellent! On a scale of one to ten, you get an eleven! Thanks for the Time Capsule shows; an exciting adventure for those of us who never heard these broadcasts prior to this.

Nov 7, 2003 at 17:38:07 Ronald Freireich (ronfrei@yahoo.com)

I greatly appreciate listening to the shows and also the efforts of Jim and Nikki in making them available.

Nov 10, 2003 at 20:21:32 john kalogrides (jak4him@snet.net)

I'm not sure if you can help but I have a good friend Joe Farrell who is 100% blind & he's in his 50's & when he was younger your show was & still is the best show. Is it possible for my friend joe to get copies of your old shows?,I had joe over my house about a week ago & I wish I could tell you how much it meat to him to hear your show from years ago. Joe doesnt have a computer & being blind he wouldn't be able to operate a computer if he wanted to. He knows all your staff, first & last names , it's amazing how much he loves the oldies. His mom thank God is still alive & she reads to him every night from the oldies encyclopedia. Anyway It made his day to hear some of your show. Thanks for making Joe's day. John Kalogrides

Nov 18, 2003 at 16:34:42 Archie Johnson (archiesgiftworld@aol.com)

Thanks for all the great music I think this is a wonderful way to go back from wintch we come. Im a bass singer from the past of dowop groups,and now reunited with a group of the 60s called the Caesars witch had a Bilborad hit in 67 called Get Yourself Together.Once agian thanks for the memories.

Nov 19, 2003 at 07:53:54 archie (dukes10n@msn.com)

great show when will you have the rest done ths

Dec 13, 2003 at 21:26:27 Art Tassaro (art43@excite.com)

This site is a real find! I remember looking forward to the TCS on Saturdays during the 60s and 70s. Now, I don't have to wait for Saturday afternoon to listen to Tom and Joe! Thanks for a great site!

Dec 14, 2003 at 00:49:49 Charles Romer (cmromer@earthlink.net)

Renewing my interest in Doo Wop after many years. ::::Was a good early customer of Times Square records until 1962 and kept up my interest via Record Exchanger in the 70s and then the box sets of Cds and just now broadband internet. ::::Thanks for the links.::

Dec 14, 2003 at 16:32:20 Charlie Ritter (critter@howellinst.com)

Thanks for the memories. I was a fanatic listener during most of thos original 15 years. Great songs with great commentary. I possibly still have some tapes in the attic

Dec 27, 2003 at 09:28:47 Eric Polk

Terrific. Great additions. Much appreciated. Also Jim & Nikki shows excellent, thanks to Steve Colletti;s foresight.

Dec 27, 2003 at 10:19:54 Toivo "Tee" Mans (tmans666@widomaker.com)

Great memories. Remember TCS very well. First tuned in to WFUV in 1967 and have enjoyed listening to Joe and Tom for several years. These gents have done an outstanding job and have provided a great service in keeping the sound alive. Many thanks for the memories.

Dec 27, 2003 at 20:01:24 Walter R. Sawicki (wrslaw.office@snet.net)

Great site, great memories, great music. As an original devotee of Alan Fredericks, Jocko Henderson, Slim Rose and many others I grew up with when I lived in Maspeth, NY, this is a wonderful preservation of the "sound" of that era. And, whenever the mood strikes, I can click, stream and listen thanks to people like you and I guess Bill Gates.

Jan 7, 2004 at 16:48:07 hank goldman (HankGoldman@earthlink.net)

WOW! Please keep it up-- great job--- more more MORE ! ! ! !

Jan 10, 2004 at 00:16:24 Mike Bauer

I usually don't post to sites, but since I promised Nikki at the Swallows show (my once a year 'outing'), I figured I'd leave a couple of memories for everybody. Being one of the 'originals' at Times, I have a lot of the TSR shows on reel-to-reel and when I didn't work at Times, I was 'living' there, so I remember helping Harold (my best friend at the time) put up the flyers for the TCS. I have years and years of the TCS shows on tape, probably from the first one on 3/28/63 and forward (even the WCBR tape before the TCS!) right to the last show on 12/31/77 (and the 'surprise' guest show in between with Billy S. and then the resumption of it when it became the GHR). Even in the late '60s/early '70s, when I was in 'Nam, my mother used to tape some of them. The early ones (on Thu. night from 10-11 and then later, from 8-9) were taped using a mike placed next to a speaker on a kitchen table FM radio (ultimate audiophile quality!)::::Some of the 'old-timers' and I trade e-mails and letters and phone calls sometimes and if I started telling stories here, this post would be 10,000,000 words long (40+++ years worth of stories)! So instead of that nonsense, I thought I'd leave you a SMALL list of names (that I just gave to Joe P. for his book) of the guys that I hung around with and worked with at Times. This list is HARDLY complete, but it's something I started to compile about 15 years ago when Louie asked me if I wanted to write a forward for his book (at the time). I started to and it became so long, I said, "forget it", I'll just write my own book!! (never did of course).::::[Since this whole msg. won't post in one entry - I'll split it up. This is Pt.1 - cont. in Pt.2]

Jan 10, 2004 at 00:18:45 Mike Bauer

[This is Pt. 2]::::I'm sure I left a hundred people out and misspelled a few, but certainly not intentionally (hey, I'm not 16 any-more - gimme a break!).::::Anyway - have fun remembering:::::Collectors from the old days (in no particular order of importance or remembrance):::::Ralph (Alfred E.) Newman, Jivin' Joe Pecoraro, Jim Dunn, Roy Adams, Artie Berlowitz, Dick Horlick, Lenny Goldberg - Editor of either Rabies or KBBA, Dave Ginsberg - Golden Disc, Charlie LaRocco, Joe Rocco - Strider, Bob Noguerra, Mike Marcus, Dennis West, Al Acunto, Joel Scherzer, Charlie Horner, Billy Pensabene, Sal Passantino, Bill Shibilski, Harold Ginsberg, Eddie Gries - Relic, Nick DeCreccio - Downstairs, Tom Ulrich, Stan's Record Shop in the Bronx, Times, Fred Paul - Arcade, Triboro Records, Mike Rascio, Jerry Zwecher, Steve Propes, Pete Grendysa, Val Shively, Lou Silvani, Rich Rosen, Tony Tisovic, Fred Kaplan, Ed Engel, John Greco, Bobby Ostrowski, Ferdie Gonzales, Dave Antrell, Fred Bohn, Art Mariano, Henry Mariano, Darryl Stol-per, Jeff Stolper, Koji Shimohara, Barry Rich, Ronnie Italiano - Clifton, Tom Luciani, Joe Marchesani, Marcia Vance, Steve Flam, Sam Wood, George Ross (aka “Boll Weevil”), Irving "Slim" Rose, George Lavatelli - Relic, Donn Fileti - Relic, Tom Trabosci, Gerry Diez, Spence Wooten, Sal Mondrone, Billy D'Elia, Frankie Vendola, Bob Friedman, Jim Amato, Hank Feigenbaum, Neil Hirsch, Seymour Simon, Jeff Beckman, Jim Hunt, Kenny Fuchs - Rhythm, Indian Bob Morgan, Jarrett Weinstein, Jerry Greene, Kenny Cohen, Wayne Stierle, Joe Greco, Vic Pearlin, Dom Cervone, Tom Dennehy, Jerry Adler, Mike Adler, Dave Hinckley, Galen Gart, Mark Ransom, Ri

Jan 10, 2004 at 00:21:43 Mike Bauer

[This is Pt. 3 - I notice it doesn't recognize paragraph breaks, so everything just runs together. Hope you enjoy it anyway...]::::Rich Reicheg, Bob Galgano, Jerry Hallichek, John Raino, Kirk Roberts, Rick Nelson, Art Turco, Mike McKenna, Terry McKenna, Al Heitzer, Jerry Nieporte, Mike Bauer, Eddie Berkon, Billy Vera, “Charlie Chance” (aka Bob Guttiero), John Esposito, Wally D’Landro, Jackie Woods, Jackie Strikeman, Michael Wix-man, Glen Landis, Art Ardolino, Steve Wasserman, Stan Krause, Joe Sicurella, Shari Halperin, Shandy Hnet-inka, Jenny Miscavage, Bob Magnus, Shelly Weltman, Al Trommers, Pete Pacifico, Les Moskowitz, Bob Diskin, etc., etc. and last but not least - the 'older brother' my mother had the good sense not to have - my best friend for waaaaaaaay tooooooooo long, proud owner of a better collection than mine (hehehe) and along with Mondrone, Wood (later Bob) and his brother Billy, formed the best 'black' a capella group I've ever heard (I felt like the '5th Sparrow'!!) - (drum roll please) ----- Mrrrrrrr. Dominic D'Elia (aka, "Is my beret on straight - how 'bout my suspenders?" "Am I the most on the coast, the bees knees, the man with the plan?")::::See, now don't you wish it was Sat. morning at 11:30 A.M. and we were slumped up against the gate at Times, with your 25 box under your arm, waiting for Harold to open up while Slim ate his bagels and coffee upstairs? ::...and later on we can go over and sing in Bryant Park and get something to eat at Tad's and at night, we'll all go down to Hung Fat's in Chinatown...::::Of course you do...::

Jan 12, 2004 at 20:05:56 TOM Shauhnessy (tjdoowop@aol.com)

i love the tcs shows.::no others ever like it!.::tom and joe the best!.::id love to hear them on radio again!.::tcs was a part of my life!.::God bless you tom and joe.::i worote you guys many letters lol.::i remember 5 in on week.::all the best::tom::

Jan 13, 2004 at 20:50:00 Joe Breitner (ChooChoo14@excite.com)

What a great discovery to read about the TCS. I've long wondered what happened to Joe Marchesani and Tom Luciani since the program stopped being broadcast on WRTI. An acquaintance introduced me to the TCS early in 1970, and I immediately liked the R and B group harmony sounds. I became an avid listener despite being too young (born in 1950) to remember when the songs Joe and Tom played were released. Their commentary about the records and the performers made the show all the more enjoyable.

Jan 30, 2004 at 13:18:19 Steven Poggio (poge@earthlink.net)

Grew up in NY, born 1947, LOVED Doo Wop and remember the TCS show very well. Looked foward to them coming on all week!

Jan 30, 2004 at 13:23:15 Steven Poggio (poge@earthlink.net)

PS:::"Bill Noland"::Are you the one who did the "Antique Blues" show out of Connecticut? WPKN ?

Feb 2, 2004 at 01:07:32 pmason (pmason2480@aol.com)

great show please keep it up.::i realy liked the interview you did with sonny til of the orioles.

Feb 11, 2004 at 11:29:37 Jeff Medler (jeff@ejmedler.com)

I was in high school in NJ (1960-61) when I discovered Alan Fredericks' Night Train show. I loved the music, I shopped at Times Square Records, I even sat in with Mr Fredericks at the transmitter/studio in the NJ meadows where he did his show. Only recently have I rekindled my interest in this music, and discovered that I was not anywhere near alone.::Do you have any idea what ever happened to Alan Fredericks?::And, Thanks for a great site. The internet is a wonderful thing!::Jeff Medler

Feb 24, 2004 at 20:26:15 Goody Goodman (nomosno@gate.net)

I listened to your radio shows every chance I got on wfuv back in the 70's. ::I recorded a lot of them on my reel to reel tape recorder which is now defunked.

Feb 26, 2004 at 19:32:30 Mark P.

Tom & Joe Shows are excellent--this a GREAT website, well done and enjoyed by many.

Mar 9, 2004 at 17:36:38 michael arch (dukes10n@msn.com)

thank you for the memoris

Mar 18, 2004 at 10:16:21 Johnny Phillips

Searching for gospelquartet singing and ended up here. Over the last 3 years I got back to my roots and enjoying the Doo Wop artists.

Apr 7, 2004 at 17:13:58 robert lee (robertlee263@yahoo.com)

Thanks,thanks, and again thanks,for making an old man happy.

Apr 11, 2004 at 13:16:49 jack parmele (jgparmele@comcast.net)

This was great fun for me. I was too young to enjoy the original broadcasts, but I remember the R&B Group Harmony Revue hosts used to speak with great reverance of the TCS. This truly was the standard in R&B programming.

Apr 20, 2004 at 02:34:25 johnny ace (johnnyace@highstream.net)

I'mm just learning the computer and hearing the old Time Cap. show is making more happy than words can express.also the site deddicated to Slim and Times Sq. and to hear Slim again, WOW! All I need mow are some old Jocko shows and I'd really be in 7th heaven!!My highest compliments! hope this site will always stay on,

Apr 20, 2004 at 17:23:39 pmason2480@aol.com (pmason2480@aol.com)

i like these time capsel shows

Aug 15, 2004 at 19:40:48 Dale (jjevers@cox.net)

This is incredible!!! Growing up in Boston I had Little Walter's Time Machine to which I saved my recordings. Please keep adding shows....Dale

Sep 23, 2004 at 20:56:21 tom stringile,brooklyn,ny

i love Dans Romanello's show on sat.nites.i met Tom Luciano at the radio station.he was a perfectionist at announcing.

Sep 23, 2004 at 21:12:10 al rizzuti (dooswing@ptd.net)

I live in pa. I'm in the allentown - stroudsburg area. Is there a good vocal group radio show that I can get in this location?

Oct 12, 2004 at 00:05:50 LARRY DORFMAN (MRLFD@AOL.COM)

MISS YOU GUYS, I LISTENED TO YOU GUYS WHEN I WAS REALLY YOUNG. AS A LOT OF TEENAGERS STARTED TO LISTEN TO THE BEATLES I WAS TUNED IN TO YOU.AS WELL AS BUYING RECORDS FROM TIME SQUARE RECORDS. AGAIN REALLY MISS YOU GUYS.::ONE LAST THING WHEN THE BEATLES CAME OUT I HAD SAID TO ONE AND ALL THAT THE BEATLES WOULD NEVER MAKE IT BECAUSE: THEY COULDN'T SING,DANCE,PLAY INSTRUMENTS OR HARMONIZE. STILL FEEL THAT ALL THEY WERE ARE SONG WRITERS.::REALLY MISS THE MUSIC AND WISH THAT GROUPS/SINGLE ARTISTS WOULD DO OUR SOUND AGAIN.::TAKE CARE,::LARRYD

Oct 18, 2004 at 21:21:18 Joe (Leadsled51@aol.com)

I would love to see some of these shows on CD, to be available for purchase. I's sure there are others like myself, who if it wasn't for shows like yours, would never be able to hear this wonderful music.

Nov 1, 2004 at 04:34:00 Paul R. Mason (PMason2480@aol.com)

I like this so much

Nov 4, 2004 at 20:58:25 Tommy De Lello (tdelello@optonline.net)

Thursday night,its raing cats and dogs out.But im reading about the TCS SHOWS,AND LISTENING TO THE SOUNDS.HOW LUCKY AM I??.THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORYS.TOMMOROW THE RAIN WILL STOP.BUT THE MUSIC WILL LAST FOR EVER THANKS TO YOU AND TOM & JOE'S EFFORTS.GOD BLESS.

Nov 16, 2004 at 16:54:44 Eric

Nikki & Jim: great site and by the way your shows were fantastic. To people who love this special music; Tom & Joe are the seminal figures of time past and the present. By enabling us to hear these shows either again or for the first time the Time Capsule Show lives again in unsurpassed quality and interest.

Nov 19, 2004 at 19:23:45 Gary Cipolloni (garycipolloni@ameritech.net)

Wow!! Great stuff. A real treasure trove of music and memories.::::Gary (age 56)in Belleville, Mich

Nov 27, 2004 at 18:02:35 tom SHAUGHNESSY (TJDOOWOP@AOL.COM)

I LOVED THE TCS!!. I WAS SORRY TO SEE IT LEAVE RADIO!!.::I WAS HOOKED ON THE TCS AFTER JUST ONE HEARING OF THE::FINEST RNB GROUP HARMONY I EVER HEARD!!.::THANKS NIKKI FOR LET ME HEAR THESE SHOWS AGAIN SOME FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!!.::THANKS TOM AND JOE.::TOM SHAUGHNESSY::NOW LIVING IN FLORIDA.::

Dec 27, 2004 at 21:37:11 Mike (michael.owens43@ntlworld.com)

Fabulous site... the music is mind blowing. I dj on the British Northern Soul scene and specialise in R&B and obscure and rare black American 60s sounds. I just have to get a compilation of your files on 'cd' for my library.

Jan 11, 2005 at 01:30:44 Hank M McDonald

What group is on the record with kenny williams OLD FASHION CHRISTMAS::

Jan 21, 2005 at 21:45:33 John E. Davis a/k/a Moppsy (pippinhill@uninet.net)

WOW: Even, I have not heard all these great Doo-Wop's. A bottle of Barcardi, these songs in the background and calling old friends, it doesn't get any better, at my age. I really miss it all. I was a young white boy sho spent my early teens in downtown Detroit, MI, in the fifties and early sixties. Then I moved back to Bangor, Maine. What a change of culture. Please Keep on, Keeping on. Later, Moppsy Davis

Jan 29, 2005 at 23:52:16 Hank M McDonald (Hank2003@MidSouth.rr.com)

Great Shows

Feb 11, 2005 at 11:42:05 Frank Czuri (fczuri@aep.lcn.net)

Great to hear these legendary shows...I grew up in Pittsburgh with a rich vocal group culture.

Feb 14, 2005 at 13:54:36 charles liebman (cbl4700@comcast.net)

Wow! I have just read the entire history of the TCS show, somehting I never knew existed although I myself broadcast on WRTI in the late 60's. In any case, Ilook forward to listening to all these archived shows at my desk while at work. have enjoyed l

Feb 18, 2005 at 20:28:53 Mark (Doowopado@Aol.com)

Simply a great munificent effort by you both, greatly appreiciated, thanks

Feb 24, 2005 at 19:20:02 Joe Marchesani

I am still amazed at how many people visit this site! I was sure you'd all be tired of listening to these shows by now! I'm glad you're not! I am sincerely grateful to Jim and Nikki for making it possible to keep these pieces of radio history and this wonderful music alive into another century. They have expended immense amounts of time and money to preserve this art form, and their site is a fabulous tribute to the music. They've done more for the music than the TCS ever did. Thank you again and please keep it up!::::I would also like to thank Mark Schulman, Bob Gronenberg, and Bill Price, all former TCS listeners, who have provided extremely valuable help in the effort to get new shows on the site. They were loyal listeners when the TCS was on the air, and they still support the show even now. My sincere thanks go out to all of them, and also to all of you for continuing to listen to and enjoy the TCS almost 30 years after the fact.

Mar 10, 2005 at 09:49:13 John E. Davis a/k/a Moppsy (pippinhill@uninet.net)

WOW: Even, I have not heard all these great Doo-Wop's. A bottle of Barcardi, these songs in the background and calling old friends, it doesn't get any better, at my age. I really miss it all. I was a young white boy sho spent my early teens in downtown Detroit, MI, in the fifties and early sixties. Then I moved back to Bangor, Maine. What a change of culture. Please Keep on, Keeping on. Later, Moppsy Davis

Mar 18, 2005 at 22:17:38 robert bruno (rjb791@0ptonline.net)

Its great to see you guys again along time lisener,i can't believe i found this.Its like i died and went to heaven.god bless you guys. bob

Mar 24, 2005 at 20:47:11 AMNON (aladin512@verizon.net)

your TCS is the best .can you e-mail when shows will be in future !::thx. amnon.in NY

Mar 25, 2005 at 14:22:34 dieno de col (dieno.decol@skynet.be)

Very good job,nice music.::::::dieno Belgium

Apr 8, 2005 at 06:43:59 Greg Centamore (icinkspots@optonline.net)

Hi Nicki and Jim, ::Hope all is well with you. I::recently came accross the ::Time Capsule shows that you ::have archived and have been ::enjoying them. I have just::purchased 20 TCS shows that::are in reel to reel format.::I had to go out and buy a ::reel to reel player (used) to::play them, but have not been::able to transfer them to a::more user friendly format ::yet. If you have the means::and would like to add them::to your archives, I would be::happy to lend them to you.::Just let me know. I will be::out of town for about 2 weeks::starting tomorrow, so if you::don't get a response from me,::that is why. By the way, I::just (finally) got my ink ::spots family tree on the web.::If you are interested, the::address is:::www.inkspotsevolution.com::I still have a lot of work to::do on it, but felt that I ::had to get it up. Anyway, ::keep up the good work on your::site(s). Maybe I'll run into::you at a UGHA in the future.::::Greg

Apr 11, 2005 at 21:22:15 Robert E. Smith Jr. (smithjrbobsmith@yahoo.com)

I love this stuff !!!::Great job to keep the sound alive::::Bob Smith Original UGHA #210

Apr 17, 2005 at 22:42:59 tommie k. heege (underthestlamp@aol.com)

doo woppin' on a sunday night with the TCS,can't get any better than this.

Apr 20, 2005 at 21:20:27 jim maurer reading, pa. (jgmaurer@comcast.net)

Hi, Thanks to everyone for making these shows available to hear on the net. I "discovered" TCS in 1970 by accident, Living in N. E. Pa. I wasn't aware of any of these great classic sounds for the exception of the well known top 40 oldies. To hear Tom and Joe with their professional delivery helped give a much deserved legitimacy to this great art form! Are any of these shows available on DVD. I would be interested in buying, if so. Best, Jim Maurer P.S. Danny Romanello does a great job of carrying on the tradition!::

Apr 22, 2005 at 15:53:23 SAL MONDRONE (FMBMACK@AOL.COM)

I WAS VERY PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TCS FOR MANY YEARS.TOM AND JOE AND BILL SHIBILSKI WERE ALSO VERY GOOD FRIENDS.THEY WERE GREAT YEARS.

Apr 24, 2005 at 01:14:27 Mike Bauer

I DON'T believe it!!!::::Sal 'Mundane' (aka Thearon Hill aka Young Jessie aka Mel Dark) has FINALLY joined the 20th Century and got a PC! I was just talking to Dom last night and for the 8,347th time, he told me he was going to get a PC too! Suuuuuure he will -- right after he gets good looking!::::I'm stunned - the lead of the 4 'Steroids' actually has an e-mail address! What's next? You finally going to answer the phone instead of letting the machine pick it up? To borrow one of your lines, "Watsamata Bauer, yer fingaz broken or wot? Youz don't call me no mo'" Sure I do -- you just never pick up!::So how 'bout calling me, just for laughs.::::D'Elia told me you have a permanent stool at Kenny's now. See -- what goes around comes around. What's the matter with this picture:::::1962 - Sal, in the back of Times, belting out "Love You So Much I Could Die" with the 'Steroids'. Slim and Harold, etc. behind the counter; all the rest of us are hanging out listening (scroll up on this board to see my 3 posts from 12/03 to see who the 'us' refers to).::::2005 - Sal, in the back of Rhythm, belting out "50-50 Love" by himself. Kenny and John Dunn, etc. are behind the counter. Everyone else is hanging out listening.::::You've come a long way baby!::::Pick up the phone sometime. It's a "Lonesome Desert" out here!::::I miss Sammy - you believe it's been almost 9 years now? I was the last guy to see him too (I think I told you that story -- if not, I will).::::Hey, don't tell anyone I talked to you -- "Keep It A Secret"!!::

Apr 24, 2005 at 01:27:18 Mike Bauer

How annoying. Doesn't this thing recognize Carriage Returns and Paragraphs breaks? Instead, it inserts colons (::) in their place. It's like putting "219 Train" on the turntable and getting "Tell Me Your Mine" from the speakers. You know you have them both, but you expect one thing and get another. O.K., since this all will be one run-on sentence anyway -- Sal, if you are reading this -- correction to my last post. I meant to say scroll up to my 3 posts from Jan. '04, not Dec. '03. Talk to you soon...::

May 10, 2005 at 21:29:44 bill barnes

my thanks to the tcs show for all the years of great doo wop iam the same bill barnes who wrote the decision ilive in texas now but my heart will always be in phily

May 21, 2005 at 13:26:43 Ron Fitch (ron24513@netscape.net)

THANK YOU!

May 25, 2005 at 20:22:44 Joe Marchesani

Many thanks to Mike Bauer for the recent batch of 7 1960's shows now on the site. If anyone has copies of any of the very early shows, please get in touch with Jim Dunn. We are still looking for shows from 1963 and 1964. (Hopefully, they won't be too embarassing!) The number of hits on this site continues to amaze me. It's great to know that the music still lives thanks to the wonderful caring and efforts of Jim and Nikki, who support the music better than anyone.

Jun 1, 2005 at 12:42:27 Marv Goldberg (marvy42@att.net)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: after Alan Freed, Tom & Joe were the most important influence on my appreciation of R&B music. Most of my knowledge was gained after the fact and most of it came from Tom & Joe. I wish you guys were still on!

Jun 3, 2005 at 22:12:30 David Stockhoff (swinggate@insightbb.com)

All I can say is WOW. Everytime there is an update here I am floored! Thanks again to Jim & Nikki for this great tribute and thanks you Joe & Tom for sharing your love for the old sounds. God bless, David :0)

Jun 12, 2005 at 22:55:52 Walter Sawicki (wrslaw.office@snet.net)

These shows are treasures. I hope you can maintain this website into the future especially now that the Doo-Wop Shop is long gone and oldies radio is now history. I am formerly of Maspeth Queens and grew up in NYC in the 50s, so this music is dear to my heart.

Jun 13, 2005 at 21:44:13 Laurence Hoefler (mrrr@wcsonline.net)

This my first return visit to the TCS and I can see that you offer a fairly extensive amount of R&B and Doo-Wop material of interest to me. Keep up the good job; I'll be a regular visiter to your site. Thank You for your efforts!!!

Jun 19, 2005 at 22:48:52 joseph (joey101567@yahoo.com)

Hey guys are the shows available in mp3 or wave format or only ram.::Thank you and great show!::Joseph

Jun 22, 2005 at 09:08:33 JOHN BOJEMSKI (JCBRONEK@NETSCAPE.COM)

YOU GUYS ARE TERRIBLY MISSED. NOW THAT THE OLDIES SHOWS AT NYC'S WCBS-101.1FM IS GONE TOO THIS SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY PLACE TO HEAR THIS GREAT MUSIC WITHOUT HAVING TO SIGN UP FOR SATELLITE RADIO.::BEST WISHES TO YOU, TOM, BILL AND GEORGE.::SINCERELY,::JOHN BOJEMSKI::JB####

Jul 1, 2005 at 11:57:03 William Nair (pgh_doo_wop@adelphia.net)

Great Doo-Wop Vocal Group Harmony. TCS is the BEST ! ::This is the music of our youth.::Thanks to Jim & Nikki, Great Job !::::Bill::Dead Dog Records::www.deadog.com

Jul 9, 2005 at 18:45:22 Glen Margulis

I'm so glad that these shows are now available on the net. It doesn't get any better than this. Thanks a million.

Jul 19, 2005 at 17:21:16 Ed Carlson (ecarlson23@optonline.net)

This site is Fabulous! I started listening to T.C.S. in 1965 when my friends and I would gather in my living room to tape the Thursday nite show. It brings back many memories. Great job!!

Aug 18, 2005 at 09:10:24 MICHAEL WIXMAN (sheilarw@worldlinkisp.com)

I WAS A LISTENER TO THE TIME CAPSULE SHOW (TCS) FROM 1963 TO 1974. LISTENED AND WROTE JUST ABOUT EVERY WEEK. I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH MANY OF YOU BUT WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM OTHERS, TO DISCUSS THE TCS OR THE MUSIC ITSELF. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU::::MICHAEL WIXMAN::2375 EAST 3RD ST. APT. #4J::BROOKLYN, N.Y. 11223::TEL. # 1(718)998-0971::e-mail: sheilarw@worldlinkisp.com

Oct 4, 2005 at 02:22:08 Fernando Kittrell (fernali@aol.com)

what a great show--I'm 38 years old and was born into this music because of my father. i love this music. it seems like I was there in those days

Oct 23, 2005 at 21:45:36 John Olinsky (jpo1054@hotmail.com)

Great site....sure bring's::back memories of my teens in::south brooklyn..1950s:::: Thankyou:: John

Nov 17, 2005 at 19:48:18 robert bruno (rjb791@optonline.net)

brings back real old great memories thank you

Nov 17, 2005 at 20:03:23 Jess Porter (jporter32@cox.net)

OUTSTANING----THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC.::::Jess

Nov 25, 2005 at 13:45:21 Ken Kirschner (calendarcycle@hotmail.com)

I just finished reading the TCS guest book as I listen to an archived show. It is so nice to hear music that I taped from the WFUV shows in the eighties played again or is that reversed since you guys came first. I couldn't get the signal in Riverhead NY but was able to listen to an oldies show that came drifting into our old radio which required me sitting in the correct position to hear the wonderful music. Like others have said you guys were the best but if weren't for recent generation of DJ's like Dan Rommenlla and Nikie we newcomers would have never heard about the TCS show so thanks to all.

Dec 19, 2005 at 13:23:06 joel schwartz

I was a listenerr to TCS from 1972-1977.I loved the show and was sad to see it go but all good things must come to an end.I'm still an avid fan of the music. Thanks Nikki for all your hard work in putting this site together and continually updating it.

Dec 22, 2005 at 14:43:40 mike alonso

awesome website.i'am only 30 years old but i loved the 50s since i was a kid thankyou for keeping the music alive time capsule is real boss

Dec 29, 2005 at 20:43:03 Lois Vella (doowopgurl2@aol.com)

I would love for WFUV 90.7 fm to be all doowop station 7 days a week 24 hours

Feb 13, 2006 at 12:07:42 Konrad the cat (katten_konrad@hotmail.com)

am I dead? in heaven? no, I have discovered the Time Capsule Show

Feb 16, 2006 at 13:30:12 Caroline DiBartolomeo (venus1940@aol.com)

Great Music

Feb 19, 2006 at 10:01:07 Nadine DuBois (nadine.dubois@comcast.net)

Nikki and Jim thanks so much for the memories. It is important to preserve the music and the memories. If any of your listeners have memories of Times Square Records & Slim Rose please contact me as I am doing research on both. Please email me at the address listed. Thank you. PS Mike Bauer please contact me.

Feb 26, 2006 at 10:36:18 dave harting (hartingdavie@aol.com)

But who will cherish the sound when we are gone?

Mar 7, 2006 at 17:17:57 doug rohrman

Hey guys::::yes...i listened back in the day (1972-1974) from WRTI in Philly. Though I thought i know doo wop/R&B; it wasn't til I heard the TCS that i really got my baptism into the real stuff. ::::Highlights for me were: the 1st time I heard the Feathers or the Crickets; the Solitaires/MelloMoods interview and the 1st playing of Stormy Weather. ::::What a joy to discover this website and to enjoy the great shows again!::::thanks

Mar 12, 2006 at 16:05:29 robert bruno (rjb791@0ptonline.net)

the great memories return once again ,thanks so much bob

Mar 14, 2006 at 11:56:54 Al Schwartz (Alschwartz@optonline.net)

I Have been Depressed since th disappearance of CBS FM. ::This Website & 88.7 FM Have revitalized me.::I especially want to thank Tom L. For turning me on to these stations.

Mar 16, 2006 at 22:02:55 Frank Bisaccio (fdbccio@optonline.net)

Wow! I can't believe it. I remember listening to the TCS every Thursday evening since I was 16 years old, and have tapes of 80 or so shows. I missed taping the very 1st TCS because it started a week earlier and I wasn't prepared to tape at that time. Tom and Joe shared their passion for R&B with their listening audience and captured our hearts and souls. Every so often I listen to a TCS tape on my old Wollensack tape recorder and recall the good old days. I still have the contest tapes that I won, and the typed list of the songs I requested that came with those tiny reels of tape. I'ts good to hear about what became of Tom & Joe and what they are doing now. I thank them for all their hard work and efforts for the TCS and for keeping R&B instilled in a dedicated fan club. The best to you and your families. ::Regards::Frank (Originally from Corona, Queens).::P.S. Let me know if you need any TCS tapes.

Mar 30, 2006 at 19:51:38 DOMENICK SERRANO (DOMO1149@MSN.COM)

TOM AND JOE WERE THE BEST PART OF THE 60S

Apr 8, 2006 at 17:49:16 Mark del Costello

Thanks for the great shows. They were inspirational and educational. And thanks for keeping them alive on this website.

Apr 8, 2006 at 18:37:21 Bob McGuiness (bobmcguiness@yahoo.com)

I got lucky today when I searched to see if there was anything on the web about the old TCS. This has knocked me out. Tom & Joe were the best (easily) that there ever were and they had the best radio program (easily again) that there ever was. Hi to Tom and Joe and to all the old collectors out there that I loved trading records with. I missed you guys when I got transferred to the midwest.

Apr 13, 2006 at 13:33:41 Robert Fluellen (rjfluellen@netzero.net)

Great music TCS thank you

Apr 18, 2006 at 22:22:18 MARK PINSKER (MARCEN1@AOL.COM)

joe, I can't believe this site exists! Ironically, I migrated from the bronx to NE Philly in 1980.(rhawn and bustleton)I still remember listening on my then state of the art ge am-fm portable from my soundview ave. project::7th floor window back in 1965.::fm was still a novelty then.::I live in cherry hill now, but the interest in good harmony music is strong here as you know. Blavat and a few keep it alive. and he recently got a hour gig on 'xpn the U of P. station::on sats. well I hope all is well in the great heartland, thanks for the memories! mark

Apr 23, 2006 at 19:39:28 Earl Beauvais (bovayej@comcast.net)

How wonderful it is to listen once again to the music of my youth.::Thanks for turning back the clock on some great oldies!!

Apr 23, 2006 at 21:08:39 Dave Beck (dbtimecapsule@yahoo.com)

Listened faithfully back in the 60's. This site brings it all back. Fastest 40+ years I've ever seen !! Thanks for the memories.

Apr 28, 2006 at 01:55:05 robert rose (bobsbadz28@yahoo.com)

I am Irving Slim Rose's Son. I would like to knopw if you have his voice.

May 11, 2006 at 00:16:49 jim zarra (jimzarra@usa.com)

great shows bring back memories.

Jun 6, 2006 at 08:28:08 Robert Fluellen (rjfluellen@netzero.net)

Great music TCS thank you

Jun 28, 2006 at 13:49:41 Dennis Evers (dennisjevers@hotmail.com)

I started in '71, when joe was in Philly...It took me 3 weeks to realize that there were 2 different guys doing the show....I still remember the 1st one I heard..5 Scalders - Strangers...I taped every show until they went off the air........But all on 8-tracks, which have been destroyed by time!!!

Aug 27, 2006 at 17:36:08 mike r from brookyn

this is a gem of a website. ::::thanks so much for your efforts. sound quality of what I'm listening to is great !!

Oct 21, 2006 at 22:08:13 bob bruno (rjb791@optonline.net)

thanks brings back old memories

Oct 22, 2006 at 22:41:33 Robert Bosco (RBosco@aol)

I listened to the Philly shows when you were on. There was nothing like it at the time. Bravo!

Nov 2, 2006 at 04:51:54 Ron Myles (RonM150@aol.com)

There is nothing better than::listening to original group::harmony music. Doo Wop as the ::music has been dubbed is still::the best music in the world

Nov 8, 2006 at 11:04:04 john acerno (johnnyace@highstream.net)

I love your website SSOOO much.Will you ever put the old Slim show's on,or any of slim's show's? Please keep up the fantastic work!!!

Nov 24, 2006 at 12:18:18 Joe Marchesani

The initial success of the Time Capsule Show was dependant on the support of a core group of enthusiastic listeners who spread the word about the program. Up near the top of that list was Frank Bisaccio, one of the "original" listeners from Corona, Queens. Frank not only listened to most of the early shows, he also wrote every week and he spread the word throughout many areas of Queens. But, he even did much more than that. He tape recorded most of the shows from 1963 and 1964 using the "new technology" of reel-to-reel recording. Frank fought through early reception issues at first; and then, through trial and error, he was able to make good recordings of the show on his own without any help. ::::Recently, we located Frank and he was generous enough to provide his tape recordings to the TCS site. These are the long, "lost" early shows that no one was able to find until now. They show how the TCS started and developed. I've been waiting anxiously for someone to come up with these shows to complete the Time Capsule story that the site has been telling. In terms of content and deejay styling, these original shows are not as good as I hoped, but also not as bad as I feared. I hope you understand that these are the early efforts of two college kids who had recently joined WFUV and were learning the "trade."::::Of course, the TCS story could not have been told without the awesome support of Jim and Nikki. Most of you probably have no idea how many hours it takes to get a single show ready for the site and how much site space costs. As I think about the giants in the field, I now add, without hesitation, Jim and Nikki. They have done more to keep the music alive than any of us. This original, American art form is now available worldwide for generations to enjoy. I want to thank them again for all their supp

Nov 24, 2006 at 14:12:58 Joe Marchesani

Continuation of cut-off message: ::I did want to thank Jim and Nikki again for supporting the music better than anyone else ever has; for making it possible for future generations to enjoy the music; and also for making it possible for those group artists still living to realize how much we all appreciate their music. This site is the tops in saluting and remembering the old group sound. Finally, I want to again thank Frank Bisaccio for making it possible for us to hear the original shows, and for his unparalled support of the Time Capsule Show.

Nov 24, 2006 at 19:34:57 Renée Bourdeau (MissDooWop@aol.com)

I can see that I will be busy for a long time! ::::Nikki & Jim...you have put a tremendous amount of time and work into this "project".... all out of love...it is deeply appreciated!::::Thank you!::Renée

Jan 1, 2007 at 11:24:32 paul francis from LONDON england

excellent web site,it gives people a chance to hear tunes that they never would any other way as most doowop compilations are the same old 3o-40 tunes with a few exceptions so keep it going as long as you can---my favourite tune of alltime has to be Cherie, by the Hideaways on MGM records ,how it was not a hit amazes me in my old age, iam 66 so goodbye for now Yours sincerely Paul.

Jan 1, 2007 at 12:18:20 TOMMY DELELLO (tdelello@optonline.net)

HAPPY NEW YEAR THE BEST TO NICKY &JIM THANX FOR THE NEW TCS SHOWS.LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT LEAD EAST.JUST GOT MY PC BACK.HOPE YOU &JIM HAVE A HAPPY HARMONY YEAR. TOMMY

Jan 1, 2007 at 13:57:08 Richie Riccio (rvriccio@suffolk.lib.ny.us)

Hello Joe & Tom. Happy New Year. My name is Richie Riccio. I use to listen to your show back in 1968 - 1970. They still sound great today. I want to burn some of these shows to cd. Can I get permission from you guys? I only want them for my listening pleasure. The problem is I tried and it didn't work. Could you tell me how to burn these shows to cd? Is Tom Luciani the same DJ at WALK AM on Long Island? If he sees Jack Ellsworth, tell big Jack I said HELLO. I use to lifeguard with his sons in Montauk NY years ago. Could you tell me how I can burn these shows to cd - please? Thank You Very Much! All the best to you and your families! Richie V. Riccio

Jan 21, 2007 at 14:07:54 paul francis from london england (paulfrancis@btbroadband.com)

hullo friends. justafew words --.......to let you know what a great site this is. i thought i knew a bit about group harmony until i listened to a few of these wonderful ancient shows.some of the records played must have been extremely rare 30 40 years ago .imagine now-----as i am trying to write this Jerry by the minors is playing ---unreal sounds,by the way iam 66 years old and play some harmony cd every day hope one of you will read this and know how much i enjoy this wonderfull place to hear the old harmony records Sincerely yours Paul::::::::::::::::::::::::-::::::::::::::::::::::::-

Jan 28, 2007 at 15:18:17 Dale Schwartz (jjevers@cox.net)

I started listening to the 50's music in 1971 (I was 13). WBCN in Boston had Little Walter's Time Machine on Sunday nights from 12:00-2:00. I miss those shows dearly. Thank you for making the Time Capsule available, it is really a dream come true!!!!

Jan 30, 2007 at 13:13:33 Konrad (katten_konrad@hotmail.com)

I frequently listen to these shows. They represent warmth that the music itself express. Thanks to djs Tom and Joe, they deliver and release that warmth that exist in this music. I can't get enough of these shows, because I'm never lonely when I listen to them in my solitude, I hope I will allways be abel to listen to the shows/Konrad from Sweden

Jan 31, 2007 at 23:15:13 angelo pompeo

Oh! If I could have all my Chance records back that I sold after I got out of the army in 1966. Yes Flamingoes, Moonglows and Spaniels. Yours...The Crow

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