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Aug 4, 2018 - KV - oldies


Rockin' Remnants

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Date:  August 4, 2018
Host:  Kim Vaughan
Feature:  oldies

A good old-fashioned oldies show this week, with no particular theme and “no particular place to go”… which will be the first song of the evening. 

Birthday Calendar

Jul 30   – Edd “Kookie” Byrnes – age 85
            – Paul Anka – age 77

Jul 31   – Lobo (Roland Kent Lavoie) – age 75

Aug 1   – Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) – born in 1942

Aug 2   – Andrew Gold – born in 1951

Aug 4   – Louis Armstrong – born in 1901

 Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

Name That Artist:  Which group had two members with birthdays this week?  Hint:  Here is one of their biggest hits…  The first caller to identify the group will win 2 tickets to the Hangar Theatre! (Will You Love Me Tomorrow starts playing)

(scroll down to find the answer below the 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
·       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)

No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry (1964, #10)

Baby I Love You – Aretha Franklin (1967, #4, R&B #1 for two weeks.  Franklin had 20 songs to make it to #1 on the R&B chart, more than any other artist.) 

Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann (1964, #1 for two weeks)

Love You So Much – The New Colony Six (1967, #61)

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Here Comes The Hurt Again – Lee Dorsey (1966, from the Ride Your Pony / Get Out Of My Life Woman album)

Love Is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia (reached #11 on the Hot 100 and spent two weeks at #1 on the R&B chart in 1957) 

This Door Swings Both Ways – Herman’s Hermits (1966, #12)

I Adore Him – The Angels (1963, #25)

Runaway – Del Shannon (1961, #1 for four weeks)

Day Is Done – Peter, Paul, & Mary (1969, #21)

(You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You – The Miracles (1964, #59)

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Look What You’ve Done – The Pozo-Seco Singers (1966, peaked at #32 in early 1967)

Corinna, Corinna – Ray Peterson (1960, peaked at #9 in early 1961)

I Know One – Jim Reeves (1960, #82)

There Will Never Be Another You – Chris Montez (1966, #33)

Fell By The Wayside – Pat Powdrill (1963, single on the Reprise label, dnc.  She would later be one of the Ikettes.)

I’ll Pick A Rose For My Rose – Marv Johnson (1968, single on the Gordy label, did not chart in the U.S. but made it to #10 in the U.K.) 


A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine – Paul Anka (1962, #13)

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Happy – Paul Anka (1969, #86)

 * Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb) – Connie Stevens with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes (1959, #4)

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo (1971, #5) 

Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead (1973, #91)

That’s Why I Love You – Andrew Gold (1976, #68)

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (1967 AC #12, 1968 Bubbled Under #116, 1988 #32.  The movie Good Morning Vietnam brought this song onto the Hot 100 twenty years after its first release.)

 * Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips (1973, #1 for two weeks, R&B #1 for four weeks.  The group won a Grammy for this song in 1973, and the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.)

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 * Ships With Sails – The Doors (1971, from the Other Voices album, their first album post-Morrison.  Ray Manzarek sings lead on this track.)

Love Is A Beautiful Thing – The Young Rascals (1966, non-charting b-side of You Better Run)

Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Mornin’) – Dusty Springfield (1968, non-charting b-side of Son Of A Preacher Man) 

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 * Roundabout – Yes (1972, #13)

Daydream – Lovin’ Spoonful (1966, #2 for two weeks)  

On A Summer Night – The Sugar Canyon (1968, single on Buddah Records, dnc)

Summer – War (1976, #7, AC #1)

Lady – Little River Band (1979, #10)

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Since You Been Gone – Rainbow (1979, #57) 

Watch The Sunrise – Big Star (1973, a single on the Ardent label, which was distributed by Stax.  It did not chart; none of Big Star’s songs met with commercial success, thanks to problems with distribution.  This song was written by Alex Chilton, one of the founders of Big Star and a former member of The Box Tops.)

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – Honey Cone (1971, peaked at #15 in early 1972)

I Shall Be Released – The Box Tops (1969, #67, written by Bob Dylan)

Living Next Door To Alice – Smokie (1976, peaked at #25 in early 1977)

Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon (1973, #2) 

The Rubberband Man – The Spinners (1976, #2 for three weeks, R&B #1)

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

Trivia Answer

The Shirelles had two members with birthdays this week:  Doris Coley and Beverly Lee were born on Aug 2 and Aug 3 of 1941, respectively.  The song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” spent two weeks at #1, and was one of half a dozen Top Ten hits for the group.

Congratulations to Ba from Ithaca, for correctly answering the question and winning 2 tickets to see A Doll’s House Pt 2 at the Hangar Theatre!

Glossary of Terms:
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 (Aug 11):  John Simon with a Top Ten Countdown for the week of Aug 11, 1967

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