Friday, October 12, 2018

October 6, 2018: JH - October 6, 1958

Rockin' Remnants

Host: Jan Hunsinger (JH)
Theme: October 6, 1958 (Interesting fact: NO Elvis Presley songs on the Hot 100 that week!)

Rockin' Remnants is broadcast from WVBR-FM Ithaca. Check out our 
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Birthday Calendar:

September 30: 
Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield drummer) - b. 1942
Frankie Lymon - b. 1942
Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension) - 75
Marc Bolan (T. Rex) - b. 1977

October 1:
Richard Harris - b. 1930
Julie Andrews - 83
Barbara Parritt (The Toys) - 74
Donny Hathaway - b. 1945

October 2:
Ron Meagher (Beau Brummels bassist) - 77
Don McLean - 73

October 3:
Eddie Cochran - b. 1938
Alan O'Day - b. 1940
Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) - 77
Lindsey Buckingham - 69

October 4:
Leroy Van Dyke - 89
Dottie West (Dorothy March) - b. 1932

October 5:
Steve Miller - 75

October 6:
Millie Small - 72
Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) - 67

(Marc Bolan, Eddie Cochran, and Dottie West all died in car accidents)



Playlist



·     songs with * were requests
·     all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted
·     a glossary of terms is below the playlist

 OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi Hendrix)

Top 5 Countdown of Spotlight Date October 6, 1958:

Little Star - The Elegants (#5: The Elegants were a white doo-wop group from Staten Island; the song was based on "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and had been #1 for 1 week in August)

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno (#4: song had been #1 for 5 weeks and won Grammys for Record and Song of the Year; 3 versions of the song charted in 1958)
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Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (#3: song would peak at #2; in 1972 Michael Jackson would take it to the top)

Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers (#2: song written by Boudleaux Bryant had been #1 for one week in August)

It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards (#1 for the second of 6 weeks; melody of the song ("Melody in A Major") was written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, who was later Vice President under Calvin Coolidge)
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Shape of Things to Come - Max Frost and the Troopers (1968 - #22: written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and from the film "Wild in the Streets")

Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band (1975 - #1: the first of 5 #1 hits for the disco group)
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Soolaimon - Neil Diamond (1970 - #30: from his "Tap Root Manuscript" LP)

It's Good News Week - Hedgehoppers Anonymous (1965 - #48: British group members were in the Royal Air Force and "hedgehopper" is RAF slang for a low-flying plane; song was written and produced by Jonathan King ["Everyone's Gone to the Moon"])
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You Cheated - The Shields (#16 on its way up to #12; there were two versions of this song on the Hot 100 this week in 1958, the other was by The Slades at #76)

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' - Ruth Brown (#50 on its way to #24; "Miss Rhythm" recorded on Atlantic Records, which became known as "The House That Ruth Built")
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It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (#20 on its way up to #1 for two weeks; Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, co-wrote the song)

45 Corner

Jennifer Tomkins - The Street People (1970 - #36: The Street People was a studio group featuring Rupert Holmes; the original 45 lacked the re-mastered version guitar lick)
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Don't You Just Know It - Huey 'Piano' Smith and the Clowns (#9 - 1958: a bonus song from 1958 - it was not on the charts on 10/6/58)

Susie Darlin' - Robin Luke (#7 this week in 1958, on its way to #5; a one-hit wonder)

The Ways of a Woman in Love - Johnny Cash (#70 - song was down from its peak of #24, one of two songs "The Man in Black" had on the Hot 100 this week)
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*Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials (#6 - down from #4, the first Billboard charter for the group)

Birthday Calendar

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (1967 - #7: Dewey Martin contributed backing vocals and distinctive drumming to this classic song; #63 RS 500)

I Want You to be My Girl - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (1956 - #13: the Harlem group's follow-up to "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?")
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(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All - 5th Dimension (1972 - #8: Marilyn McCoo was featured on this song, backed by the famous Wrecking Crew)

You Don't Have to Be a Star (to be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (1976 - #1: hit for the married duo after they left The 5th Dimension)

Bang A Gong - T. Rex (1972 - #10: glam rock group fronted by Marc Bolan)

*MacArthur Park - Richard Harris (1968 - #2: autobiographical tune written by Jimmy Webb, the song was originally intended for The Association, but the group rejected it; Harris recorded it after a chance meeting with Webb; we heard the original LP version of the song on Dunhill Records)
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews (1965 - #66: from the movie "Mary Poppins" and with help from Dick Van Dyke; this DJ was surprised to learn that the song was released as a single and charted!)
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A Lover's Concerto - The Toys (1965 - #2: based on a Bach Minuet)

Where Is the Love - Donny Hathaway (1972 - #5: sung with Roberta Flack)

Laugh Laugh - The Beau Brummels (1965 - #15: The Beau Brummels combined folk music and country rock; check out their appearance on "The Flinstones" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuhoW-Bb6CE)
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Castles in the Air - Don McLean (1972 - #12: the original version from the LP "Tapestry" was released on the flip-side of "Vincent"; a slower version was released in 1981 and charted at #36)
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*American Pie - Don McLean (1971 - #1: McLean's opus; 5 listeners met the challenge by calling in to request it)

C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran (1958 - #35: #403 RS 500)

Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day (1977 - #1: O'Day wrote this song as well as "Angie Baby" for Helen Reddy)
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Slow Twistin' - Chubby Checker (1962 - #3: Checker was helped out by felloe Cameo Record artist Dee Dee Sharp)

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (1977 - #10: Lindsey Buckingham wrote and sang this song, #119 on RS500)

Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (1961 - #5: song held the #1 spot on the C&W charts for an amazing 19 weeks!)
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Country Sunshine - Dottie West (1973 - #49: West co-wrote the song which was used for a Coca-Cola ad)

Living in the USA - Steve Miller Band (1968 - #49: the first charting single for the group)

My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964 - #2: known as "The Blue Beat Girl" in her native Jamaica; song was originally done in 1956 by Barbie Gay)

Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon (1978 - #58: from their LP "You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tunafish"; group from Champaign, IL was named after a 1911 firetruck)
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Back to our chart date of October 6, 1958:

Are You Really Mine - Jimmie Rodgers (#30 this week in 1958, down from #10)
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Carol - Chuck Berry (#19 this week in 1958; song was covered by both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones)

Western Movies - The Olympics (#32, down from #8)

Win Your Love for Me - Sam Cooke (#41, down from #22)
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Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson (#47, down from #1 for two weeks in August)

Queen of the Hop - Bobby Darin (debuted at #95 this week in 1958, would peak at #8)
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dnc = did not chart
nr = not released as a single at the time
AC = Billboard’s chart for “Adult Contemporary” records
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known as the Top 100), along with several other charts
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked but fell below the top 100
C&W = Billboard’s chart for “Country & Western” records
R&B = Billboard’s chart for “Rhythm & Blues” records
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stone Magazine’s ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time



Host Next Week (10/13/18):  Gregory James (GJ) with the second week of October 1955, 1965, and 1975.


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Friday, October 5, 2018

September. 29, 2018 - JR - Golden Oldies + cool 45 versions

Rockin' Remnants

Rockin' Remnants is broadcast from WVBR-FM Ithaca. Check out our webpage, like us on Facebook, and tune in to 93.5 or stream the show every Saturday night from 6-9pm! (Or download the WVBR+ app now available for iOS and Android!).  Thanks to our sponsors Island Health & Fitness and Rasa Spa for their support every week!




Date:  September 29, 2018
Host:  JR
Feature:  Golden Oldies + Cool 45 versions!
                

Playlist

[yellow song titles are YouTube links; songs with * were requests; all chart information comes from the Billboard Top 100 (for chart dates before/during July 1958) or Billboard Hot 100 (for chart dates during/after Aug 1958) unless otherwise noted]



6-7pm  


OPENING THEME:  Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll – Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys (1969, #29, produced by Jimi 
Hendrix.)

Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers (1957, #1, 4 weeks). 

Baby, I Love You – Andy Kim (1969, #9; co-written by Phil Spector, the original version by The Ronettes peaked at #34 in 1964.)

Substitute – The Who (1966, dnc in U.S., #5 in the U.K.).

Niki Hoeky – P.J. Proby (1967, #23; an early writing effort from Pat and Lolly Vegas [Redbone], this was also covered by Elvis and Aretha Franklin whose versions dnc.)

Down In The Boondocks – Billy Joe Royal (1965, #9).

Georgy Girl – The Seekers (1967, #2; the theme to the movie of the same name starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason.)

Desiree – The Left Banke (1968, #98; last charting entry for this NYC band.) 

You Better Move On - Arthur Alexander (1962, #24; Arthur is the only American songwriter to be covered by The Beatles ["Anna"], The Rolling Stones ["You Better Move On"], and Bob Dylan ["Sally Sue Brown'].)

Kicks - Paul Revere And The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay (1968, #4).

96 Tears - Garland Jeffreys (1981, 1966; another cool cover of this 60's "garage-rock" classic.)

Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond (1969, #22).

Goin' Back - The Byrds (1967, #89; the combination of Goffin/King songwriters and the heavenly harmonies of The Byrds should have made this a bigger hit. Too bad.)

Who Will Answer - Ed Ames (1968, #19).

Mohair Sam - Charlie Rich (1965, #21; Charlie scattered Hot 100 through the 60's, until he became "The Silver Fox" and was a 70's hit machine on both the pop and country charts.)

Good Year For The Roses - George Jones (1970, #2 C&W; Elvis Costello covered this on his 1981 album Almost Blue.)

Don't Worry - Marty Robbins (1961, #3, #1 C&W; the fuzz bass on this song, played by Nashville session ace Grady Martin, was quite radical for country music at the time, but it's the hook that makes me never tire of hearing this song.)


7-8pm

Birthday Calendar


Sep 23   – Ray Charles - 1930


Sep 24   –  Gerry Marsden  - 76
           

Sep 26   –  Bryan Ferry – 75
                  Olivia Newton-John - 70
                  Marty Robbins - 1925

Sep 27  – Randy Bachman - 75
                 Meat Loaf - 71

Sep 28  – Ben E. King (Benjamin Earl Nelson) - 1938

Sep 29 - Jerry Lee Lewis - 83
               Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) - 70

               
Closer To Home (I'm Your Captain) – Grand Funk Railroad (1970, #22; first Top 40 hit for this hard rock trio from Flint, Michigan.  I had the 45 version cued up, but changed my mind and fetched the original LP version from the WVB-Rchives.)

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Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (1958, #2). 

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive (45 version, 1974, #1, 1 week; the "Bachman" in this Canadian band was ex-Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman.  But who was the "Turner"?  See the answer at the end of the Blog.)

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You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - Meat Loaf (1978, #39).

Supernatural Thing - Part 1 – Ben E. King ( 45 version, 1975, #5).

Get It Up – Ben E. King and AWB (1977 dnc, from the LP Benny and us; after a 12 year absence from the Top 40, Ben E. made a nice comeback with these 2 slices of funk.)

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Ferry Cross The Mersey – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1965, #6).

Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles (1956, dnc).

In The Heat Of The Night – Ray Charles (1968, #33; Best Picture and Best Actor (Rod Steiger) Oscars went to this movie with soundtrack composed by Quincy Jones.)

Have You Never Been Mellow - Olivia Newton-John (1975, #1, 1 week).

Over You - Roxy Music (1980, #80).

Time for a little Rockin' Remnants Trivia!  We're giving away a gift card to Papa John's and a pair of tickets to Cinemapolis!  It was an Audio Clue, and Steve from Ithaca identified the intro of "Put Out The Light" by Joe Cocker.  We'll play the 45 version coming up in just a bit...

Juke Box Music – The Kinks (1977, dnc).

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Put Out The Light - Joe Cocker (45 version,1974, #46; I said during the first part of the show that 45 versions could differ from LP versions in many ways, and they were usually shorter to accommodate AM radio.  Some of the ways were a quick fade of the LP version, an edit of the LP version, extra overdubs like vocals, strings, horns, guitar, piano. etc. This 45 version is 50" shorter than the LP version, and has a slightly different horn line in the fade out.  There's a lot of information online about the differences in the 7" single.)

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8pm - 9pm

A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done - Sonny & Cher (1972, #8; this 45 version has a guitar overdub on the second verse that is not on the LP version.  After 46 years, I just discovered this last week!  Always cool to find out new facts about the old.

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Love Reign O'er Me - The Who (1973, #76; from the LP Quadrophenia, this 45 version has several edits, and a different ending than the LP version).

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Questions 67 & 68 - Chicago (1969, #71; from Chicago's debut LP, this long version was their first Hot 100 chart song, although it stalled out after just 3 weeks on the chart.  Two years later and edited down to just over 3 minutes, it climbed into the Top 40 and peaked at #24.)

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Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) - Bill Amesbury (1974, #59; this 45 started off one of the behemoth labels of the 1970's, Casablanca Records, although by decade's end the label had no singer-songwriters, but rather disco acts like Donna Summer, The Village People, Funkadelic, and everyone's favorite comic book rock band, Kiss.  It's quite a story of 70's record label excesses, and if you click on the yellow highlight above you can read all about it!)

Carry That Weight/Golden Slumbers - Trash (1969, Bubbling Under #112; this Scottish band was, oddly enough, signed to Apple Records.  The Beatles never released this medley as a single.)



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I'll Drink To You - Duke Jupiter (1982, #58; straight out of Rochester, NY, this band was a local favorite, but never hit it big on the national charts.)



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Rubber Bullets - 10cc (1973, #73; the debut single from the British art-rock band had the line "We all got balls and brains. But some got balls and chains", edited out, deemed to risque for the general 45-buying public.)

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CLOSING THEME:  Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny (1959, #1 for two weeks)

Glossary of terms

dnc = did not chart.
nr = not released as a single at the time.
AC = Billboard's chart for "Adult Contemporary" singles.
Bubbling Under = songs that were ranked, but below the Hot 100 (spots 101 - 130),
BB = Billboard Magazine, which publishes the Hot 100 chart (previously known at the Top 100), along with several other charts.
C&W = Billboard's chart for "Country & Western" singles.
R&B = Billboards's chart for "Rhythm & Blues" singles.
RRHOF = Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
RS500 = Rolling Stones Magazine's ranked list of the top 500 singles of all-time.






Host Next Week (October 6): Jan Hunsinger




Thanks for tuning in! You can listen to Rockin' Remnants every Saturday night from 6-9pm on WVBR (93.5 FM in Ithaca, NY) or streaming here.  Thanks to our sponsors Island Health & Fitness and Rasa Spa for their continued support!