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Date:  June 9, 2018
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  Triple Down

In honor of Justify competing in the Belmont Stakes tonight, possibly winning the Triple Crown (NOTE:  he *did* win the Triple Crown!), tonight’s feature is a Triple Down.  For each of the five spotlighted artists, we’ll play 3 songs of theirs throughout the show.  Plus, we’ll triple down on a particular song, playing 3 different versions of it.  Plus, a song about a racehorse, and a song about a metaphorical race. 

Birthday Calendar

Jun 3   – Curtis Mayfield (Impressions) – born in 1942
            – Mike Clarke (b. Michael Dick, Byrds) – born in either 1944 or 1946

Jun 4   – Michelle Phillips (b. Holly Michelle Gilliam, Mamas & Papas) – age 74

Jun 5   – Tom Evans (Iveys/Badfinger) – born in 1947

Jun 6   – Levi Stubbs (b. Levi Stubbles, Four Tops) – born in 1936
            – Gary “U.S.” Bonds (b. Gary Levone Anderson) – age 79

Jun 7   – Tom Jones (Sir Thomas John Woodward) – age 78
            – Dean Martin (b. Dino Crocetti) – born in 1917

Jun 8   – Nancy Sinatra – age 78
            – Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) – age 76

Jun 9   – Jackie Wilson – born in 1934


[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]


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

Stewball – Peter, Paul, & Mary (1963, #35.  This song goes back about 200 years, honoring a horse born in the mid-18th century.)

Come To Me – Marv Johnson (1959, #30, on the United Artists label, Johnson’s first Hot 100 hit.  The song was originally released on the Tamla label, Tamla 101 – it was Motown founder Berry Gordy’s first release.)

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Chains – The Cookies (1962, #17, their first Hot 100 hit)

Lonely Teenager – Dion (1960, #12, his first hit after splitting from The Belmonts)

Brink Of Disaster – Lesley Gore (1967, #82)

(If You Cry) True Love – The Drifters (1959, #33, almost as successful as the flip-side, Dance With Me)

Treat Her Right – Roy Head (1965, #2 for two weeks, his first Hot 100 hit)

 * Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin (1960, #6)

Cry Like A Baby – The Box Tops (1968, #2 for two weeks)

The Race Is On – Jack Jones (1965, #15) 

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Valleri – The Monkees (1968, #3)

Half Heaven -- Half Heartache – Gene Pitney (1962, peaked at #12 in early 1963)

Road Runner – Bo Diddley (1960, #75)

Laughing – The Guess Who (1969, #10)

Hip Hug-Her – Booker T and the MGs (1967, #37)

Boom Boom – The Animals (1964, peaked at #43 in early 1965)

Dance On Little Girl – Paul Anka (1961, #10)


It's All Right – The Impressions (1963, #4, written by Curtis Mayfield, as were most of the songs The Impressions recorded)

Eight Miles High – The Byrds (1966, #14)

 * California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas (1966, #4, co-written by Michelle & John Phillips)

Maybe Tomorrow – The Iveys (1969, #67, written by Tom Evans.  This was their first Hot 100 hit; all their others were under the name Badfinger.) 

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Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) – The Four Tops (1966, #18, with Levi Stubbs singing lead)

Not Me – Gary “U.S.” Bonds (1961, “bubbled under” at #116.  Two years later, the Orlons would make it to #12 with the song.)

I'll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones (1967, #49 – and then in 1969, the same recording peaked at #6)

Nobody’s Baby Again – Dean Martin (1966, #60)

Somethin’ Stupid – Nancy & Frank Sinatra (1967, #1 for four weeks on the Hot 100, and #1 on Adult Contemporary as well)

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 * Pieces Of April – Three Dog Night (1972, #19, with Chuck Negron singing lead)

I’m Wanderin’ – Jackie Wilson (1958, did not chart)

 * While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles (by George Harrison, from their 1968 eponymous double-LP also known as The White Album)

Please Stay – The Drifters (1961, #14)

 * Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby) – The Cookies (1963, #7)

I Love The Way You Love – Marv Johnson (1960, #9)


What’s A Girl Supposed To Do? – Lesley Gore (1965, written by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich)

Little Girl – Dion (1962, b-side of Love Came To Me)

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) – Simon & Garfunkel (In 1966, this was a track on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.  In early 1967, they released it on 45 as the non-charting b-side of At The Zoo... but by that point, a cover version by the group Harpers Bizarre was already on the way to #13.)

Earth Angel – Johnny Tillotson (1960, #57.  His version was one of six to chart on the Hot 100.  There were 2 Top Ten versions in 1955, by The Crew-Cuts and The Penguins.)

Me About You – The Turtles (1967, from their Happy Together album.  In 1970, the Turtles released it as a single, and it "bubbled under" at #105.  In those couple of years before the Turtles released it as a 45, cover versions charted on the Hot 100 for Mojo Men and also Lovin' Spoonful, although neither of them made it very high up the chart, and a version bubbled under for Jackie DeShannon.)

Me About You – The Walker Brothers (recorded in 1967, unreleased until 2006)

Me About You – Orpheus (from their 1969 album Joyful)

I Never Dreamed – The Cookies (1964, did not chart)

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Sandy – Dion (1963, #21)

Hey Now – Lesley Gore (1964, #76)

Honey Love – The Drifters (1954, sung by Clyde McPhatter and co-written by McPhatter and Jerry Wexler.  The song was reportedly banned in some locations due to suggestive lyrics.)

Happy Days – Marv Johnson (1960, peaked at #58 in early 1961)

Laugh – The Tokens (a cover version was recorded by The Monkees for their second album)

It’s Just A Matter Of Time – Brook Benton (1959, #3)

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

Prize Winners

Congratulations to Brad from Ithaca, for winning a $25 gift certificate to Rasa Spa!  And congratulations to Debbie from Ithaca, for winning 2 tickets to see “Fortune” at the Hangar Theatre!

Host Next Week (June 16):  Jan Hunsinger with a spotlight on Father’s Day, high school graduation, and June 1963

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